beach reads 2018

An ultimate Beach Reads book – Galileo’s Theme Park – is my prize for all you international giveaway hoppers out there.

The Beach Reads Giveaway Hop is brought to you courtesy of Valerie at Stuck in Books, so when you’ve entered for a chance to win Galileo’s Theme Park, go and hop around all the others hosting book-related giveaways.

Giveaway closes 15th June – which coincidentally is the publication date of my prize – a paperback copy of ….

Galileo's Theme ParkGalileo’s Theme Park

by Juliana Rew et al.

released 15th June 2018

genre: speculative fiction anthology

Third Flatiron presents “Galileo’s Theme Park,” a new anthology of science fiction, dark fantasy, horror, and humor. Twenty short stories by an international group of authors explore how the universe has changed since Humanity took a closer look at the stars. Journey with us on a speculative expedition to the lands beyond Earth opened to us by Galileo’s telescope.

Are we alone in the universe? Third Flatiron’s new speculative fiction anthology, “Galileo’s Theme Park,” explores themes such as space exploration and adventure, religion, and cosmology. A flash humor section, “Grins and Gurgles,” is also featured.

“Galileo’s Theme Park” is an original and varied collection of science fiction/fantasy, humor, and horror from an international group of contributors. Writers include Alexander Zalben, Ginger Strivelli, Steve Toase, Dr. Jackie Ferris, Eric J. Guignard, Jemima Pett, Erica Ruppert, Connie Vigil Platt, Justin Short, Wendy Nikel, Jimmy Huff, Adrik Kemp, Neil James Hudson, G. D. Watry, Jo Miles, Martin M. Clark, Rachel Rodman, Ville Nummenpää, Art Lasky, and Lisa Timpf. Edited by Juliana Rew.

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Excerpt

from Titan is all the Rage by Jemima Pett

“I’m bored.”

“You’re always bored.”

“We’re always going to the same places, that’s why.”

Sand-yachting on Mars had become tedious, and snowboarding on the polar ice caps had given Kent and me a few week’s respite until the ennui set in again.

“I have to go back to the corporation in ten days.” I told him. “Do you want to stay here or go back to Earth for the rest of the time?”

If we went back he could crow about it sooner for longer. If we stayed for more snowboarding, or returned to sand-yachting, or even switched to float-rapids down the dusty canyons, he’d build up new stories to keep him one-up in the adventure stakes.

“Let’s go up to Poris Major and try some canyoning.”

Good. It kept me out of instant communication range for longer. Besides, I had a marketing idea that I wanted to work on undisturbed.

Had the guys on Titan had got far enough to open up the oceans for tourism? They were definitely close; the corporation had funded the exploration, and realising our investment was my priority. My last exchange with them indicated possibilities for plume-shooting, dune-buggies, and cryo-diving, as well as submarine wildlife tours. I grabbed my tab and sketched out a plume-shooting storyboard while Kent got another round of drinks.

© Third Flatiron Publishing 2018

Contents

And Yet They Move by Alex Zalben
For the Love of Money by Ginger Strivelli
The Kromlau Gambit by Steve Toase
Vincenzo, the Starry Messenger by Dr. Jackie Ferris
A Hard-Fought Episode at the TON-1 Black Hole by Eric J. Guignard
Titan Is All the Rage by Jemima Pett
Signals by Erica Ruppert
Night on the High Desert by Connie Vigil Platt
Dispatches from the Eye of the Clown by Justin Short
The Beast and the Orb of Earth Deux by Wendy Nikel
Growing Smaller by Jimmy Huff
Titanrise by Adrik Kemp
New Heaven, New Earth by Neil James Hudson
First, They Came As Gods by G. D. Watry
And the Universe Waited by Jo Miles
The Bright and Hollow Sky by Martin M. Clark

Grins & Gurgles (Flash Humor)

Devouring the Classics: Ten Recipes by Rachel Rodman
No Encore by Ville Nummenpää
Just Right Guy by Art Lasky
Advice for the 2060s Birder by Lisa Timpf

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9 thoughts on “Galileo’s Theme Park | Beach Reads #Giveaway Hop

  • 31 May, 2018 at 7:25 am
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    Tahiti comes to mind.

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  • 1 June, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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    You mean an exotic vacation spot that is actually doable? Hmm…Antarctica.

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  • 1 June, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    That looks like a great anthology, and it just dawned on me that the publisher must be out of Boulder, CO–I know that 3rd Flatiron well!

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  • 1 June, 2018 at 10:53 pm
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    I would say somewhere on a deserted island!!

    Judy Cox

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  • 12 June, 2018 at 2:51 pm
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    I would go to Kamalame Cay, The Bahamas.

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  • 14 June, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    Bora Bora 🙂

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  • 15 June, 2018 at 1:02 am
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    To me the most exotic would be Aruba.

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  • 16 June, 2018 at 2:04 am
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    Bora Bora is what I would say.

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