"The omens are propitiously malign and the Lotus of Despair is in their possession; and tonight, Xantha and Slashusha - the most powerful free demons in all the Everlasting Planets - are set to break the Master out of his prison in the Nameless Tomb. The Legions of Hanan are powerless to stop them, but that doesn't mean they'll succeed: after all, the Master always was equal parts guile and evil..."A 3,500 word fantasy short story by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle and other formats.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
"The Artificer designed the Clockist, a gear-driven golem, to destroy the Celestial Courtesans and establish dominance over the Everlasting Planets. But what will the Artificer do when the Clockist realizes it was wound up only to wind back down again - and comes back through time looking for answers?"
A 5,000 word short tale of steamclockery and alchemycraft by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle and other formats.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"Nuclear warfare has reduced the world to rubble and scattered humanity to its last desperate enclaves. But inside the concrete vaults of Subsurface Security Shelter Delta Niner Zero, life goes on. Death, however, goes on also... and sometimes finds new ways to survive. A novelette of nuclear zombie holocaust."A novelette of 9,100 words by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle and other formats.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
"Harry started running rum when his pa ran off to California and his ma got too sick to work - but tonight's the first time he's let his little brother Sam come along. Sam doesn't understand how Harry does it: he's got some special connections to keep clear of the Prohibition Agents, but who are they are and where are they from? One thing's for sure: they're from a lot further away than Canada."A weird western short story of 4,800 words by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle and other formats.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
"Every time the orbit of the Earth and the rotation of the heavens is such that that red planet, Mars, looms into view in the night sky, I stay home with the blinds drawn. Even shut away like that, I shake, I shudder, I quake with bedevilled imaginings with which no person can sympathize and dread dreams that no other Earthling can replicate—because I know things that no other human being can..."
A tale of cosmic horror in 2,400 words by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle and other formats.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
"Vampires, werewolves, and mummies are no match for Billy Wayne and Suzy Jane's time-travellin', light-speedin', monster-killin' pickup truck. But when there ain't no more monsters to roast, Billy and Suzy have to face going back to the real world - and the chance that they might never be together again."A right true fairy love tale in 4,000 words by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks and other formats.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
"Inter-Planetary Defence Forces Captain Dattila Bradfer has a pirate to catch, and the pirate's name is Vissevia Gant. But sometimes, to catch a pirate, you've got to act like a pirate yourself - and that means someone's got to walk the plank. An interstellar dog-fight and boarding operation."A 5,700 word military science fiction short story by Ben Godby. Available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, Diesel, and other formats.
Monday, April 4, 2011
"The hardest part of laying siege is paying all your troops. When Colonel Denis Deschamps loses his artillery brigade to the highest bidder, he must devise a new battle plan - on a tight budget. But, where money is involved, military strategy doesn't always balance on the ledger. A dystopian science fiction comedy."An 8,000 word military science fiction short story by Ben Godby. Available via Kindle , Nook, iBooks, Diesel, and other formats.