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Science Fiction Imprint


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  • QUALIFY: The Atlantis Grail by Vera Nazarian
    (The Atlantis Grail, Book One)
    May 25, 2014

  • COMPETE: The Atlantis Grail by Vera Nazarian
    (The Atlantis Grail, Book Two)
    August 15, 2014

  • WIN: The Atlantis Grail by Vera Nazarian
    (The Atlantis Grail, Book Three)
    November 15, 2014

  • Warrior Wisewoman 4 edited by Roby James
    Cancelled
    Submission Guidelines


 


Current Titles

After the Sundial by Vera Nazarian

The Duke In His Castle by Vera Nazarian After The Sundial by Vera Nazarian
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August 15, 2010

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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-076-1
ISBN-10: 1-60762-076-6
222 pages
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August 20, 2010

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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-077-8
ISBN-10: 1-60762-077-4
222 pages
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After the Sundial by Vera Nazarian is the author's first short fiction collection that focuses specifically on science fiction works, and can be viewed as a companion volume to her earlier collection, Salt of the Air which focused on fable, myth, and fantasy. .

Bound by the common theme of time and temporal exploration, the ten selections here range widely from traditional speculative fiction to the surreal literary to poetry to bawdy adventure humor to space opera and far future speculation.

Includes an introduction by the author, two previously unpublished works and a full-length critically acclaimed novella The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass.

Vera Nazarian immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines, and has seen her fiction translated into eight languages.

She made her novelist debut with the critically acclaimed novel Dreams of the Compass Rose, followed by epic fantasy about a world without color, Lords of Rainbow. Her novella The Clock King and the Queen of the Hourglass with an introduction by Charles de Lint made the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2005. This first collection Salt of the Air, with an introduction by Gene Wolfe, contains the 2007 Nebula Award-nominated "The Story of Love." Recent work includes the 2008 Nebula Award-nominated, baroque novella The Duke in His Castle.

Ancient myth, moral fables, eclectic philosophy, and her Armenian and Russian ethnic heritage play a strong part in all her work, combining the essences of things and places long gone into a rich evocation of wonder.

In addition to being a writer and award-winning artist, she is also the publisher of Norilana Books.

Official website: www.veranazarian.com


 



Warrior Wisewoman 3 edited by Roby James

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August 1, 2010
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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-061-7
ISBN-10: 1-60762-061-8
306 pages
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Norilana Books presents the third volume of an exciting new annual anthology series of science fiction featuring powerful and remarkable women.

Explore the truth of what it means to be female, and discover the wisdom and the strength of a woman in a grand universe without limits. Far-ranging scientific speculation meets action and adventure, grand space opera, thrilling discovery, and intelligent protagonists...

"The overall vibe is thought-provoking without being preachy, and easily accessible..."
Publishers Weekly

"Editor Roby James has done readers a service in bringing together this anthology; let's hope she'll continue for many years to come."
Analog SF

"The stories are austere, lyrical, and fuse science with ethics and emotion in a way that is very rare."
Susan Shwartz

"Inventive, unusual, these are stories to ponder over time...whether the reader agrees that the women are warriors, or wise, or that anyone can be both."
Elizabeth Moon

Table of Contents

Introduction by Roby James
"Driving X" by Gwendolyn Clare
"Heart of Stone" by Joel Richards
"Tourist Trap" by Aimee C. Amodio
"Dinner For One" by Bruce Golden
"The Race" by Jennifer R. Povey
"The Envoy" by Al Onia
"Bearer of Burdens" by Melissa Mead
"What Lies Dormant" by Swapna Kishore
"Katyusha's First Time Out" by Susanne Martin
"Natural Law" by Alfred D. Byrd
"Baby, Be Mine" by Susan Tsui
"Mayfly" by Gary Kloster
"To the Altar" by Therese Arkenberg
"Sustain Nothing" by Paul Abbamondi
"The Truth One Sees" by Kathy Hurley
"Mater Luna" by William Highsmith
"A Pearl of Great Price" by Leslie Brown
"Dark Mirrors" by John Walters
"A Bird In the Hand" by Douglas Smith
About the Authors

Submission Guidelines
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Warrior Wisewoman 2 edited by Roby James

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June 1, 2009
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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-028-0
ISBN-10: 1-60762-028-6
272 pages
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Norilana Books presents the second volume of an exciting new annual anthology series of science fiction featuring powerful and remarkable women.

Explore the truth of what it means to be female, and discover the wisdom and the strength of a woman in a grand universe without limits. Far-ranging scientific speculation meets action and adventure, grand space opera, thrilling discovery, and intelligent protagonists...

"James has done a good job of assembling a lineup that satisfies more than it disappoints and is a properly varied representation of feminist science fiction."
Publishers Weekly

"...The 15 original stories in this theme collection explore the many roles of women in the future, as warrior, nurturer, or sometimes both. A good selection for larger sf collections."
Library Journal

"The stories are austere, lyrical, and fuse science with ethics and emotion in a way that is very rare."
Susan Shwartz

Table of Contents

Introduction by Roby James
"The Executioner" by Jennifer Brissett
"Shop Talk" by Ian Whates
"Working the High Steel" by Jennifer R. Povey
"Changer" by Ardath Mayhar
"The Last Nice Afternoon in October" by Leslie Brown
"Lady Blaze" by Lee Martindale
"The Making of Her" by Sarah Ellender & Michael O'Connor
"Sister Grass" by Deborah Walker
"Heart Bowed Down" by Jeff Crook
"Peacock Dancer" by Catherine Mintz
"Bloody Albatross" by David Bartell
"Gardens of Wind" by Kate MacLeod
"Silent Whispers" by Karen Elizabeth Rigley & Ann Miller House
"Beneath the Alien Shield" by Z. S. Adani
"Rainfire by Night" by DJ Cockburn
About the Authors

Submission Guidelines
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Business Secrets from the Stars by David Dvorkin

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April 1, 2009
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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-029-7
ISBN-10: 1-60762-029-4
384 pages
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April 20, 2009
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ISBN-13: 978-1-60762-030-3
ISBN-10: 1-60762-030-8
384 pages
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Malcolm Erskine is a moderately successful writer who hits the big time with a book of nonsensical business advice that he claims was telepathically beamed into his mind by a top business executive living in a faraway galaxy.

It's Business Secrets From The Stars!

Malcolm succeeds in making a bundle. But he also attracts the attention of loopy politicians, dangerous televangelists, senile assassins, and even stranger and creepier types. The only way Malcolm can escape disaster is to change the world.

"A broad and bitter political satire. I was laughing out loud."
The Denver Post

David Dvorkin was born in England, lived in South Africa, and attended high school and college in the United States. He has been an aerospace engineer, software developer, and technical writer. He lives in Denver, Colorado, where he works in the software industry.

He has published 17 novels—science fiction, horror, mystery, and three Star Trek novels—and one non-fiction book. He has collaborated with his son, Daniel, on two novels. His wife, Leonore, is also an author. For much more information, links, seriousness, and silliness, please visit his and Leonore's website: www.dvorkin.com.

Original Press Release (8-11-08)



East of the Sun and West of Fort Smith by William Sanders

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September 1, 2008
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ISBN-13: 978-1-934648-65-0
ISBN-10: 1-934648-65-5
588 pages
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September 15, 2008
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ISBN-13: 978-1-934648-66-7
ISBN-10: 1-934648-66-3
588 pages
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East of the Sun and West of Fort Smith by award-winning author William Sanders is the definitive story collection from one of speculative fiction's most original and controversial authors. Includes an introduction by Rick Bowes.

"William Sanders is wickedly funny, a great storyteller, and a writer with peculiar ideas."
Claude Lalumière in Locus

"Sanders is witty, caustic, clever, cynical, and not very PC at all."
Tom Easton in Analog

William Sanders was born in Arkansas in 1942 and served with the US Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. He is the author of more than 20 published books and many stories and articles; his short fiction has been nominated for major awards, including the Hugo and Nebula, and has twice won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He lives in Oklahoma with his motorcycle and his dog.

Original Press Release (3-25-08)



Warrior Wisewoman edited by Roby James

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June 1, 2008
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ISBN-13: 978-1-934169-89-6
ISBN-10: 1-934169-89-7
276 pages
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Norilana Books presents the first volume of an exciting new annual anthology series of science fiction featuring powerful and remarkable women.

Explore the truth of what it means to be female, and discover the wisdom and the strength of a woman in a grand universe without limits. Far-ranging scientific speculation meets action and adventure, grand space opera, thrilling discovery, and intelligent protagonists...

"Warrior Wisewoman combines stories of women in struggles that range across political, biological, social, and even military lines in a future variably far away...women who may or may not fight with weapons, but always strive for something beyond the fight. Inventive, unusual, these are stories to ponder over time...whether the reader agrees that the women are warriors, or wise, or that anyone can be both."
Elizabeth Moon
, author of The Speed of Dark, Remnant Population, and The Deed of Paksenarrion

"The stories in Warrior Wisewoman create new ways of looking at ideas, science fiction, and living itself at a time when we are all hungry for new thoughts expressed in new ways. The stories are austere, lyrical, and fuse science with ethics and emotion in a way that is very rare. If Le Guin’s people who walked away from Omelas told us their stories, they would write like this."
Susan Shwartz
, author of Hostile Takeover, Second Chances and Grail of Hearts; editor of Sisters in Fantasy

"The 12 stories in this collection, intended as an sf companion of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley's classic "Sword and Sorceress" series, feature women protagonists as they take on the roles of either warrior or wisewoman-or both-to cope with their surroundings and find their inner truths... Suitable for most sf or short story collections."
Library Journal

Table of Contents

Introduction by Roby James
"Ungraceful Cliff Dwellers" by Douglas A. Van Belle
"To Find Home Again" by Rose Lemberg
"Heaven Shed Tears" by Catherine Mintz
"An Ashwini Apart" by Bhaskar Dutt
"A New Kind of Sunrise" by Nancy Fulda
"Faith" by Fran LaPlaca
"Among The Wastes of Time" by Mary Catelli
"Keepers of The Corn" by Anna Sykora
"As Darwin Decreed" by Peg Robinson
"Christmas Wedding" by Vylar Kaftan
"Ice Queen" by Colleen Anderson
"Only a Personal Tragedy" by Sally Kuntz
About the Authors
Publisher's Note

Submission Guidelines
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J. by William Sanders

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October 1, 2007
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ISBN-13: 978-1-934169-88-9
ISBN-10: 1-934169-88-9
280 pages
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October 1, 2007
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ISBN-13: 978-1-934648-14-8
ISBN-10: 1-934648-14-0
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"Girl meets girl meets girl, and she is them. J. is a high-energy sprint across parallel realities. Did I mention that I'm in love with Mad Jack?"
Susan R. Matthews, author of Prisoner of Conscience and Colony Fleet

Three women in three worlds:.

Dr. Ann Lucas, former NASA scientist and now a drugged and helpless mental patient, in a reality almost but not quite our own.

Mad Jack, one eyed gunwoman and lover of women, in a ruined and lawless wasteland world.

Jay Younger, living in the here and now, known to her readers simply as Jay—a science fiction writer whose literary career is on the brink of disaster, an alcoholic and emotional wreck.

When the impossible becomes real and boundaries between worlds start to dissolve, the fates of these three tormented, brave and intense women come together in a remarkable and daring story that examines the basic nature of reality and of human identity.

William Sanders was born in Arkansas in 1942 and served with the US Army Security Agency during the Vietnam War. He is the author of more than 20 published books and many stories and articles; his short fiction has been nominated for major awards, including the Hugo and Nebula, and has twice won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History. He lives in Oklahoma with his motorcycle and his dog.

Original Press Release (6-25-07)


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