A Rare Moment of Blatant Plugging: Give the Gift of Texas this Christmas

Folks: Christmas is coming, and I’m busy keeping balls in the air this week, so let’s keep this short and sweet.

What are you giving your Science Fiction reading friends and family for Christmas this year?  Consider the merits of giving Rayguns Over Texas, a compilation of science-fiction short stories entirely by Texas writers. 

It’s quite an impressive line-up of writers and stories, if I do say so myself. 

  •     “Pet Rock” by Sanford Allen
  •     “Defenders of Beeman County” by Aaron Allston
  •     “TimeOut” by Neal Barret, Jr.
  •     “Babylon Moon” by Matthew Bey
  •     “Sovereign Wealth” by Chris N. Brown
  •     “La Bamba Boulevard” by Bradley Denton
  •     “The Atmosphere Man” by Nicky Drayden
  •     “Operators Are Standing By” by Rhonda Eudaly
  •     “Take a Left at the Cretaceous” by Mark Finn
  •     “Grey Goo and You” by Derek Austin Johnson
  •     “Rex” by Joe R. Lansdale
  •     “Texas Died for Somebody’s Sins But Not Mine” by Stina Leicht
  •     “Jump the Black” by  Marshall Ryan Maresca
  •     “An Afternoon’s Nap, or; Five Hundred Years Ahead” by Aurelia Hadley Mohl
  •     “The Nostalgia Differential” by Michael Moorcock
  •     “Novel Properties of Certain Complex Alkaloids” by Lawrence Person
  •     “The Chambered Eye” by Jessica Reisman
  •     “Avoiding the Cold War” by Josh Rountree
  •     “The Art of Absence” by Don Webb

If you’re still not convinced, then you can preview every story here.