Tag: time travel

Short Fiction “Across an Aeon” — Futuristica Anthology

I’m pleased to have a short science fiction story featured in Futuristica vol II, just published in May 2017 by Metasagas Press. “Across an Aeon” is about a woman who breaks laws to take a one-way trip to the far distant future in search of her missing husband and daughter. There she finds the unexpected and intertwined fates of humankind, the planet Earth, and what happened to the people she loves.

I’m really proud of this story. I think it’s one of my best short fiction pieces.

Time Travel Fiction

For some deeply buried psychological reason, I keep exploring time travel in my short fiction, although I avoid that can of worms in my novels. My previous short stories about time travel are freely available on Twilight Times and Escape Pod.

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Chester Hoster and Katy Stauber at Metasagas Press for their work in editing and publishing the Futuristica anthologies. I really appreciate their generosity with contributor’s copies, and their dedication to communicating with the authors and staying professional in every respect. Shout-out to Zach Chapman, whose story about gaming and VR also appears in this anthology. I’m looking forward to reading it. And the rest of them!

Book Review: Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen

Groom of the Tyrannosaur QueenGroom of the Tyrannosaur Queen by Daniel Bensen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book explores domination/subordination in a light-hearted way, there is some truly brilliant dialogue, and it also teaches you about dinosaurs. It’s not your typical rah-rah-brah testosterone fueled sci-fi, despite the pulpy cover. There is enough action to oversaturate a Michael Bay film, and there are cavemen and sexy princesses and high tech powersuits and, yes, a tyrannosaurus rex on a rampage during a stormy battle scene. And time travel. But come on, those things are all necessary to the story. They really are!

You know an author’s got amazing talent when they can tie all of those elements together into a coherent story that’s satisfying and fun to read.

© 2021 Abby Goldsmith