"Punch Card Horses" – Jonas Larsson
"Vegatropolis – City of the Beautiful" – Ingrid Remvall
Bonus story: "The White Ones" – Boel Bermann
Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep
26 short stories from the new wave of Swedish speculative fiction writers.
Forget about cheap furniture, meatballs and crime fiction. Sweden has so much more to offer. Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep contains twenty-six stories from the new generation of Swedish writers of science fiction and the fantastic. Stories ranging from space horror and post-apocalyptic nightmares to tender dramas. Stories with steampunk horses, android uprisings and cheeky goblins. Stories that are action-packed, wise, silly, beautiful, surreal and horrifying.
A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory people—Stephen calls them aspects—to hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems . . . for a price.
His brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen property—a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past—Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions—and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds includes Legion, Legion: Skin Deep and the brand new, shocking finale to Leeds' story, Lies of the Beholder.
At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity.Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a seventy-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.
A world of today, divided, black from white, good from evil, and held apart by the taste of a cookie.
A world of griffons and glimmer bunnies, wise old mothers, sassy llamas, and the magic of beer.
A world of contemplation and serenity, of service and devotion, ruled by a jewel and guarded by children.
Plus 12 more, for a total of 15 worlds to explore.
From the brutal curators at ImmerseOrDie.com comes this collection of indie short stories, each a distinct jewel forged in the fires of judgment, and all carrying one simple promise:
Guaranteed not to suck.