I put the finishing touches on Frontier today. That means the book should be available in paperback and ebook formats within a few days, but I wanted to share some details early, hopefully to whet your whistle for the BEN Books release.
Frontier collects 9 sci fi short stories from Bobby Nash, author of Earthstrike Agenda, Evil Ways, and Deadly Games! Some of the rare tales presented in Frontier are reprints and others are in print there for the first time. The stories that make up Frontier happen on Earth, on alien planets, and in the deepest recesses of space. There’s action, adventure, horror, and even a little romance.
In deepest space, a research vessel rescues a survivor who asks to be returned home. The catch: her planet lies at the center of a black hole. [Note: Samaritan is also available as a stand-alone ebook novella]
Nathanial “Doc” Dresden wakes up in space, free floating above the moon. But he is not alone. The first prose story featuring Doc Dresden: The Immortal.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE MONSTERS GONE?
A meteor storm damages Midway Station, a free-floating museum storage facility and frees an ancient creature from its icy tomb to terrorize the repair crew on board to make repairs.
JUST ANOTHER SATURDAY ON OUTPOST 9When war breaks out between neighboring worlds, the Outpost 9 space station is caught in the crossfire. Dr. Erin Moonshadow tries to save lives as chaos reigns around her.
War. Ground troops are dispatched. Dropped from their starship, the troop transport is attacked and one of the soldiers is lost. Then things get strange.
NIGHTMARE IN AMBER
Are a young man’s dreams of an interstellar war a product of his imagination or a prophecy of things to come?
A survey crew discovers a veritable Garden of Eden at the far edge of the galaxy. Is this paradise? Or is there a serpent in hiding in this garden, waiting to strike? The Garden is a comic book story by Bobby Nash with art by Jeff Austin and Rusty Gilligan.
A JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY
This one is really a rare find. It was a one-page story that doubled as an advertisement for a convention where I was a guest and ran in their mailer booklet and in the convention’s program book.
Publishing Frontier has been on my to do list for some time, but was constantly being pushed to the back burner as other projects and deadlines move to the foreground. Some of the stories included in the book were characters I had hoped to spin into more adventures, like Doc Dresden, who appeared in a few comic book stories I may have to dig up and reprint soon. Just Another Saturday on Outpost 9 and The Drop were also part of a shared universe, seeing events happening from different perspectives. There have been times when I’ve thought about returning to those respective universes, and I may still. Stranger things have certainly happened.
Speaking of Midway, look for an announcement regarding this story real soon. It’s pretty cool stuff, I think.
Look for an official press release for FRONTIER in a few days.
I look forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts on the new release.
Now, I guess I’d better get back to writing the Evil Intent novel.