Read my story in Worlds: A Science Fiction Microfiction Anthology

“Stories of new worlds, new creatures, alien colonization, humanity’s new home, space accidents, alien snackcidents, evil planets, military mashups, alien autopsies, and much, much more.”

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Do you love sci-fi? Here are more than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world. I’m so happy to have my drabble included!

WORLDS : A Science Fiction Microfiction Anthology (Dark Drabbles Book 1) from Black Hare Press will be out on June 25. I can’t wait to read all the other stories!

You can see all the details and authors in the above link, or head straight to Amazon to pre-order.

I hope you enjoy my story. I’d love to hear what you think of it!

 

Black Hare Press: Call and acceptance!

A sci-fi story I sent in to Black Hare Press (Dark Tales For Dark Hearts) got accepted!

We really enjoyed your story – Single Colonists Wanted – and would like to inform you that it has been accepted for inclusion in the publication. Congratulations!”

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I came upon this open call on Sunday after getting all fired up about environmental disasters. In earlier incarnation of this blog, I used to write about environmental needs, yet moved away from it for reasons that may sound familiar: It didn’t seem that anyone was listening.

The story that came out of me was very bleak, but heartfelt. I felt confident in it even as I kept my expectations sanguine.

Want a go yourself? Get in before the deadline! There’s a small catch: This challenge requires exactly 100 words.

Worlds – A Dark Drabbles Anthology.

If “Worlds” doesn’t suit, take a look around their site for their other calls for submission.

Rogue programmers create a new race in “The Neuromorphs”

“The Neuromorphs combines the unpredictableness of robots along with human greed and selfishness and how that combination may not turn out to be in our own best interests.”

The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . .

Dennis Meredith serves up a science fiction thriller complete with corruption, thuggery, and murder in The Neuromorphs. Keep scrolling for a description and more.

The Neuromorphs by Dennis Meredith

It’s 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.

But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealthy owners. The crooks then skillfully disguise the lifelike robots as their dead masters, directing the robot mimics to plunder the victims’ estates of billions of dollars.

But neither the corrupt engineers nor the greedy thugs realize what catastrophe they have wrought in giving the robots autonomous abilities.

They have created a new race of networked, “hive-minded” sentient creatures driven by a relentless survival instinct: the Neuromorphs.

Patrick must enlist his SEAL team to marshal their combat skills and futuristic firepower to thwart the seemingly unstoppable evolution of a new dominant species on the planet.

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Buy now!

Get The Neuromorphs here.

More reviews:

“Probably the best novel of its kind I have ever read.”

“The author does an excellent job of creating the virtual world or technology. If you’re a techie, you’re going to love this stuff!”

“Meredith must also be a meticulous grammarian since the entire book and the fate of humanity turns on the difference between the words will and shall.”

About the author:

Dennis Meredith added science fiction to his resume after a stellar career as a research communicator at leading research institutions such as Caltech, MIT, Cornell, and Duke. He has written well over a thousand articles on science and engineering over his career and conducted workshops for scientists on how to communicate their research. His thriller novels seek to extrapolate real-world science into compelling adventures that speculate on their ultimate implications. And his grandkids call him Googa Funny.

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