First Contact – Digital Science Fiction Anthology: Original Imprint – Book 1 (54,569 words; about 192 pages in print), is an anthology of ten original science fiction short stories from professional writers. We are pleased to present in this exciting anthology a rich range of compelling new stories from established authors. In selecting stories for inclusion in this introductory edition we looked not only for exciting or novel content but for genuine literary quality. We know these science fiction tales will not only entertain, but will offer something extra as well: an aesthetic pleasure, a beauty, or a thought-provoking quality that renders them timeless.
Ten unique stories by professional science fiction authors. First Contact includes 10 first-time-published science fiction short stories by:
– Ian Creasey – How I Lost Eleven Stone and Found Love
– Ed Greenwood – Biting a Dead Man’s Hand
– Ken Liu – The Caretaker
– Jennifer R. Povey – Masks
– Rob Jacobsen – Hera’s Tempest
– Edward J. Knight – Roanoke Nevada
– Jessi Rita Hoffman – Nectar of the Gods
– Kenneth Schneyer – The Tortoise Parliament
– David Tallerman – Black Sun
– Curtis James McConnell – Pop Quiz
Editorial Standards: Digital Science Fiction welcomes Jessi Hoffman as editor for Volume 1. At Digital Science Fiction, we strive for technically perfect digital and print versions of all our books. Each Digital Science Fiction book is vetted for superior literary quality then subjected to comprehensive professional editing. After editing, all content is proofread before submission to layout and formatting, then again after the book is fully built. In this way we expect you to find each Digital Science Fiction book not only entertaining, but error free.
Closing Notes: Thank you for your interest in our book, and invite you to plunge into the ten delightful stories contained within. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed presenting them.