Science Fiction

New Short Fiction: “The True Son” by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray

The True Son (front cover)

We are excited to announce the publication of "The True Son" by Vanessa MacLaren-Wray. As foster-son to the king, Corren’s technically a candidate for the kingship, a position filled only at the discretion of the matriarchs of Jeska. He doesn’t want the job — Corren’s goal in life is to be the best guardsman ever, become a senior commander, and serve at the word of his foster-brother Tymon. Unfortunately, there’s one more candidate: the king’s true-son, Yutek-en, who’s determined to claim the post. Yutek-en craves control. He relishes hurting people, and loves nothing more than being hated. No matter what,...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Brian K. Lowe

Brian K. Lowe

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Brian K. Lowe to publish three books in his “The Stolen Future” series. Brian K. Lowe has been writing since he was fourteen, when he took it up in a sudden burst of sibling rivalry, and wrote a novella which earned him no money, but a fistful of extra credit points in his English class. Since then, he has graduated from UCLA as an English/Creative Writing major, and currently works for an attorney. His short stories have appeared in Escape Pod, Galaxy's Edge, Daily Science Fiction, and...

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New Book Release: “Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition”

Corporate Catharsis - The Work From Home Edition (front cover) v3

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest anthology, Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition! The pandemic came and the world changed. Lives have changed; work has changed. The boundaries between reality and fantasy have become as blurred as those between life and work.Corporate Catharsis: The Work From Home Edition explores the impact of the COVID pandemic on everyone's personal and professional lives through speculative fiction, featuring stories by Alicia Adams, Antaeus, Pauline Barmby, Steven D. Brewer, Dominick Cancilla, Adrienne Canino, Graham J. Darling, Derek Des Anges, Manny Frishberg, Alex Grehy, Jon Hansen, Alexa Kellow, Jack Nash,...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Philip Brewer

Philip Brewer

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Philip Brewer to publish his story, “A Classic Beginner's Mistake”, as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Philip’s stories often involve genetic engineering and money — perhaps not surprising, as everyone else in his family is some sort of naturalist and he has a degree in economics. His work has appeared in Asimov’s Science Fiction, Futurismic, Redstone Science Fiction, and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet. Philip’s story, “A Classic Beginner's Mistake”, is currently scheduled for publication in early 2023. We welcome Philip to our Water Dragon...

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Jo Miles

Jo Miles

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Joanna Miles to publish their story, “Choose Your Truth”, as part of our Dragon Gems short fiction program. Jo Miles writes optimistic science fiction and fantasy. Their short fiction has appeared in numerous places, including Lightspeed, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Analog, and Fireside. Jo is a graduate of the Viable Paradise and Taos Toolbox writers’ workshops, and their story “The Longest Season in the Garden of the Tea Fish” in Strange Horizons was nominated for a WSFA Small Press Award. Jo lives in Maryland,...

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New Book Release: “The Future’s So Bright”

We are thrilled to announce the release of our latest anthology, The Future's So Bright! Out of the darkness of the present comes the light of the days ahead … From all the good things provided by advanced AI to the innocence of discovering new worlds, join our authors as they present uplifting stories of science fiction and fantasy. Featuring stories by Kevin David Anderson, Maureen Bowden, Steven D. Brewer, Nels Challinor, Regina Clarke, Stephen C. Curro, Jetse de Vries, Nestor Delfino, Gail Ann Gibbs, Henry Herz, Gwen C. Katz, Brandon Ketchum, Julia LaFond, R. Jean Mathieu, Syn McDonald, Christopher Muscato, Alfred Smith, A.M. Weald, and David Wright. The Future's So Bright is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions.

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Water Dragon Publishing Welcomes Author Susan McDonough-Wachtman

Susan McDonough-Wachtman

We are excited to announce that we have signed an agreement with author Susan McDonough-Wachtman to publish a new edition of her novel, Snail’s Pace. Susan has been writing since grade school. She has tried her hand at children's stories, short stories, romances, historical novels, essays, fantasies, mysteries, science fiction, numerous letters to the editor, and a blog. Susan has been a burger tosser, customer service rep, ad taker, curriculum developer, parent, teacher, reader, and gardener. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with one cat and one husband. Most recently, “Mother, May I” was accepted for the Halloween edition of...

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