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Original Short Stories

Resurrection Man

Anthology: Visual Journeys

Publisher: Hadley Rille Books

Release Date: Summer 2007

Description: This anthology combines fascinating depictions from space, imagined by great artists of today and yesterday with tales set in those universes as told by some of SF's greatest authors. It's a tribute to those who practice and those who imagine. Full color plates of space art accompany tales of fantastic fiction. My story, "Resurrection Man," based on a wonderful piece of art by Frank Wu, shows a dystopian view of early space exploration.


On the Off-Ramp of the Inter-Galactic Superhighway

Anthology: Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future

Publisher: Hadley Rille Books

Release Date: Summer 2006

Description: This anthology contains stories written as if during the Golden Age (from 1938 to 1957). The authors have transported themselves back to the Golden Age, suspended their memories of all events that have taken place since then and written science fiction stories about the future...tales of a bygone future. The anthology also boasts a foreword by Arthur C.Clarke.

Artwork Copyright (c) Bonestell Space Art,
used with permission


Adrift in the Maelstrom

Anthology: No Longer Dreams

Publisher: Lite Circle Books

Release Date: June 2005

Description: "Adrift in the Maelstrom" is my first published story set in a universe of my own design. It's the story of a damaged ship dirfting in the void between universes, an enemy "ghost ship," and a xeno-bigoted engineer who must find a way to work with his crew to get them all home. No Longer Dreams features fantasy, horror and science fiction stories by such authors as CJ Henderson and Darrel Schweitzer.




Katya, Lady Assassin Story

Temple of Broken Dreams

Anthology: Katya, Lady Assassin: A Child's Eyes and other stories

Publisher: Story Portals

Release Date: October 2011

Description: This is the first e-book from the Story Portals website. It has nine original tales about Katya, an "assassin at the very top of her profession. ... There is no job she cannot do, no target she cannot kill, though, for reasons of her own and in accordance with her own strict code, there are jobs she will not accept regardless of the price. See the Amazon.com page to purchase the Kindle version.




Diamond Throne Stories

Essence of the Dragon

Anthology: The Dragon's Return

Publisher: Malhavoc Press

Release Date: March 2005

Description: "The Essence of the Dragon" is my second short story set in Monte Cook's Diamond Throne universe. It follows an mojh acolyte and his master as they search for the pieces of an important ritual that will herald the return of their masters - the dragons. The last piece of the ritual, however - the essence of the Dragon - will be the toughest to locate. The Dragon's Return is the second anthology published by Monte Cook's Malhavoc Press. It includes stories by such great fantasy authors as: Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb.


Child of the Street

Anthology: Children of the Rune

Publisher: Malhavoc Press

Release Date: August 2004

Description: This anthology is about the mystical Rune Children, who use magical tattoos to protect the weak. "Child of the Street" tells the tale of a Nada Flesher, a new initiate to the Nightwalkers, whose first assignment is the assassination of a Rune Child. But will her past catch up to her before she can complete her mission?




Magic: The Gathering Stories

Meme's Tale

Anthology: Shadowmoor

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: April 2008

Description: This Magic: The Gathering anthology describes a shattered world, where day and night divide the world into two halves - one of light and one of darkness. When the Aurora comes, night falls and the world changes, but no one seems to notice. My story, "Meme's Tale," tells the tale of a little girl named Meme, who is caught between worlds of her own when the landscape changes around her.


Ach! Hans, Run!

Anthology: The Monsters of Magic

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: August 2004

Description: The Magic: The Gathering trading card game features some of the most biggest and nastiest monsters in all of fantasy gaming. This anthology highlights some of the most famous in the game. In "Ach! Hans, Run," a Lhurgoyff goes on a killing spree in search of two hunters who murdered its mate and stole its most prized possession.


Journey Home

Anthology: The Secrets of Magic

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: March 2002

Description: This anthology brings to light some of the deepest, darkest secrets of the Magic: The Gathering universe. "Journey Home" is a companion short story to my first novel, Judgment. It tells the history of Balthor Rockfist, the barbarian dwarf, lone survivor of a massive battle in the Phyrexian wars. This future mentor to Kamahl, the protagonist of Judgment. must endure many hardships to return to his people. We also learn of the ancient origins of Kamahl's massive sword.


The Lady of the Mountain

Anthology: The Myths of Magic

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: June 2000

Description: This anthology tells the great myths of the various cultures and peoples in the lands of Dominaria. "The Lady of the Mountain," written with my wife, Daneen, is the dwarven creation myth (as well as the legend of their final battle against the forces of evil. It tells the tale of two gods - brother and sister - who combined their powers to create the world and then gave birth to the Lady, who would become both mother and protector of all the dwarves, until the end of time.


Phyrexian Autopsy

Appeared in: The Official Urza's Destiny Game Guide

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: July 1999

Description: These guides gave card-by-card descriptions and strategies for the Urza Cycle card sets in the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. In addition, each guide contained a short story that helped bring readers into the main story of the set. In "Phyrexian Autopsy " Urza brings the corpse of a Negator - a Phyrexian killing machine to Rayne's lab for her to dissect. This story touches on information from the novel Bloodlines by Loren L Coleman.

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Scars of the Legacy

Appeared in: The Official Urza's Legacy Game Guide

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: April 1999

Description: These guides gave card-by-card descriptions and strategies for the Urza Cycle card sets in the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. In addition, each guide contained a short story that helped bring readers into the main story of the set. In "Scars of the Legacy," Jhoira flies Weatherlight toward Zhalfir, discusses the ship's recent maiden voyage, and then faces the most important decision of her life.

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A Time for Remembrance

Appeared in: The Official Guide to Urza's Saga

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: November 1998

Description: These guides gave card-by-card descriptions and strategies for the Urza Cycle card sets in the Magic: The Gathering trading card game. In addition, each guide contained a short story that helped bring readers into the main story of the set. In "A Time for Remembrance," Barrin, Urza's master wizard, attempts to write a letter of reconciliation to his daughter. Unfortunately, Urza interrupts with some bad news.

The story of this set was told in several books - The Brother's War, by Jeff Grubb, Planeswalker, by Lynn Abbey, and Timestreams, by J. Robert King. Thus the short story had a lot to cover, and it's much more of an overview than the two follow-up stories.

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