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Just A Minor Malfunction #scifi Magazine Issue #3   Recently updated !

I’m very pleased to announce that I succeeded in getting another of my science fiction short stories into Just Another Minor Malfunction magazine, this time the third issue. Woohoo! Having got stories into two out of three issues, I’m going to try again for issue four.

Just a Minor Malfunction Magazine Cover #3The great news for you is that JAMM only costs 99p/99c per issue from your local Amazon website. As Amazon supports almost all devices (including PC, Mac, Kindle, Android, Windows Mobile, iPad, iPhone etc.) you are sure to be able to download and read it.

The magazine contains 13 carefully selected, professionally-edited short stories. One of these is my story “Link”, exploring the unforeseen and potentially terrifying implications of implanting communication devices directly into the skulls of soldiers.

It’s a tough market these days for science fiction magazine, so the fact that this one has survived and even grown in readership for three issues is a big vote of confidence in the quality of the writing within it.

Please support this growing science fiction magazine. Don’t forget you can download a free sample from Amazon to try before you buy. But the whole magazine is justs 99p  – that’s less than 8p per story – so I think you can afford to take a risk on this one. You won’t regret it.

Find out more about JAMM #3 here.


Astronomicon: Boundary – Free science fiction short story

Astronomicon: Boundary (scifi short story)In between writing the epic Astronomicon novels, I like to try out smaller ideas in the form of short stories. I usually set those within the Astronomicon universe too as it instantly gives me a coherent world in which to place the story. For short fiction, I love to explore those technological pitfalls and the unintended side-effects they throw up. Once you begin extrapolating technology into the future, science fiction is full of potential dangers, traps and ethical problems that are rich pickings for any speculative fiction author.

 

Astronomicon: Boundary tackles the issue of what could happen when people attempt to cheat death at the end of their lives and the technological consequences that causes a long time in the future.

 

Click here to read the whole short story for free on Wattpad.com.