Scott Pearson here, the dad-half of the podcast. As I introduce myself at the beginning of every episode, I’m a science fiction writer. I write other things, too, but most of my publishing credits have been in the sci-fi genre. For example, I’ve had three short stories, a novella, and a novel published in the Star Trek universe. I also contributed three short stories to the ReDeus universe, which would fall under the more specific subgenre of urban fantasy. And I had a story, “Finders Keepers,” in the anthology Space Grunts, edited by Dayton Ward. Space Grunts is now out of print. There it is at right, behind glass at a local Half Price books, marked down to $75 from $100.
I’ve recently started doing some self-publishing of e-books, mostly single short stories. And I’m happy to say one of those Kindle Singles is “Finders Keepers,” which you can download for a mere $1.99. I still need to make my e-books available in other formats, like for the Nook and iBooks, but just getting my first six Kindle Singles out has been time consuming, and I still have two more to finish for my first wave of releases. In my second wave I’d really like to finish “Beneath the Armor,” another story featuring Cpl. M. J. Robeson and her continuing adventures aboard the starship Alliance.
My other genre title available on the Kindle is “The Squid that Came to Phil’s Basement,” which, unlike our podcast, is not family friendly. The humor in this H. P. Lovecraft pastiche is for the older geeks in the family. This story originally appeared in Space and Time Magazine, and is also just $1.99.
If you visit my website, you can find more info on these titles as well as the rest of my Kindle Singles outside the sci-fi world, such as my two humorous mystery stories, “Out of the Jacuzzi, Into the Sauna” and “Of Murder and Minidonuts,” both featuring the wisecracking Kate Sullivan.
These could give you all something to do while waiting for us to record the new episode of the podcast. We promise, it’s coming soon. Soonish. Sooner than later. Soonerish.