Coming Soon: “A Child Weeps in Moscow” by Lawrence Dagstine

COMING SPRING-SUMMER 2013

to Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook, Sony eReader, Kobo…

Coming to e-Dagstine.com Download Center, coming to eBooks & Kindle (and as a chapbook).

In the vein of George Orwell’s 1984

“A CHILD WEEPS IN MOSCOW”

A Novella by Lawrence Dagstine

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Alien possession meets alternate history, in this communist tale set in 1923 Russia, about a boy named Abraham (Abe), whose parents suddenly disappear one day.  Like many of the adults throughout Russia, they are being taken away in the night by a special police force put together by Lenin’s “new” government, a government put together after the arrival of spacecrafts with biomechanoid origins and higher intelligence and influence.  Aliens the citizens simply call, The Invaders!

Klara Izolyev, Abe’s teacher, tells the boy that the only way he can learn the truth about the Invaders is to go to Moscow.  There he will learn what they really want on Earth, what role they play in the current socialist movement, and possibly find his missing parents and sister.  There he will fight starvation, arrest, combat homelessness, and meet an even more influential figure.  Arkady, the leader of a Moscow street gang, whose parents have also been taken away.  Together they will all journey to find the people they once loved, discovering just why the aliens are so interested in helping Lenin.

Official soundtrack for… Mysterious Lady of the Caribbean (teasers):

Also coming in 2013, and a MUST READ!

For fans of Weird Tales & Pirate Fiction

“THE MYSTERIOUS LADY OF THE CARIBBEAN”

A Novelette by Lawrence Dagstine

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Coming Soon to: New Releases, eBooks & Kindle

OG’s Speculative Fiction, Mid-Late 2010… (3rd Acceptance!)

A couple of weeks ago I grabbed my third acceptance to the long running speculative fiction/science fiction magazine on the Web — available as a free PDF Download to read and eventually purchase on LULU as a magazine for cons — The Opinion Guy (aka OG’s Speculative Fiction).  This would be my second acceptance in one year to them, and they’ve featured some very talented and familiar names in the science fiction arena.  Both short stories and poetry.  Matter of fact, this third credit comes right after my 2nd, and bolstered me up to the 400 credit mark.  Editor is Seth Crossman, and he also provides an Internet site full of informative articles.

 

Lawrence Dagstine RETURNS to OG’s Speculative Fiction

Third Acceptance – Click on the link(s) for some free reading in PDF format

MAIN HOMEPAGE:

www.theopinionguy.com

Previous Dagstine Stories:

https://lawrencedagstine.com/2010/03/25/ogs-speculative-fiction-march-2010-2nd-acceptances/

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OG’s Speculative Fiction, March 2010… (2nd Acceptances!)

You can find me for a second time in the long-running, speculative fiction magazine and PDF webzine: OG’s Speculative Fiction.  Issue #23, March to April 2010.  Previous issues include an appearance in Issue #9.  Edited by Seth Crossman, this particular issue not only features myself but stories by Wayne Helge, Poetry by Darrell Lindsey, and Cover Art by Jem French.  It’s a classic issue, in both free format and print format (eventual release through LULU)…  Online articles, too.  Enjoy!

“Still one of my favorite stories we have ever published. We hope you enjoy the issue.”

— Seth Crossman, editor of the Opinion Guy

OG’s SPECULATIVE FICTION Issue #23 – Feature Author

Available in print via LULU, or as a free PDF – THE OPINION GUY.

HOMEPAGE (with articles):

www.theopinionguy.com

FREE PDF DOWNLOADS (for most readers):

http://theopinionguy.com/2010/03/ogs-speculative-fiction-issue-23/

http://theopinionguy.com/ogs-speculative-fiction/

PURCHASE A PRINT ISSUE (Convention Copies):

‘Also featuring Lawrence R. Dagstine’

ORDER SAMPLE ISSUE BELOW:

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The Random Eye, Volume #2… (2010 Edition!)

The 2010 edition of The Random Eye is now up — an annual e-Zine dedicated to alternatives, communication that breaks the mold, universes or altiverses that are parallel in nature, and where, for the new decade, tea is the ongoing theme.  Edited by Melissa Jones, The Random Eye is also The Random Radio.  Published annually.  Come, click, and have a cup.

The Random Eye, Volume #2

MAIN HOMEPAGE:

http://therandomeye.atspace.com/index.html

THE RANDOM EYE on TWITTER:

http://twitter.com/therandomeye

FREE FICTION – THEME: TEA…

http://therandomeye.atspace.com/thegirlwhodreamtportals.html

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Shelter of Daylight, April 2010… (acceptances)

I don’t know whether to consider this a magazine credit or anthology credit, so mark them as both for now, I suppose.  I’ll have a SF and Fantasy-mixed tale coming to a fairly new bi-annual trade paperback anthology-magazine called Shelter of Daylight by Sam’s Dot Publishing.  They’re published every April and October, with a dash of poetry and art.  Edited by Tyree Campbell.  And yes, this officially puts me on the road to 400 publishing credits sometime in 2010.

SHELTER OF DAYLIGHT – APRIL 2010

Coming Next Year from Sam’s Dot Publishing

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 Sam’s Dot Publishing Main Homepage:

www.samsdotpublishing.com

I’m not in the issue above, however, if you’d like to sample it:

http://www.genremall.com/zinesr.htm#shelter

And I’ll see you in spring 2010.

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Labyrinth Inhabitant, September 2009… (Now Available!)

I’ll have a semi-long story coming soon to an upcoming edition of the online fiction zine, Labyrinth Inhabitant.  A very hard SF market to break into, they’ve featured such fantastic and familiar short story authors as Gareth D. Jones, Kristine Ong Muslim, Robert E. Keller, T.M. Crone, and Patricia Russo.

Labyrinth Inhabitant

Labyrinth Inhabitant

http://www.labyrinthinhabitant.com/

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The Random Eye, An Ezine Dedicated to Alternatives…

I’ll have a story appearing soon in a new and interesting ezine called THE RANDOM EYE.  Published Annually, they seem to accept work which is dark and speculative, but borders on the alternative, parallel (like universes), and the overall bizarre.  More than just “weird fiction”.  Be sure to check them out.

THE RANDOM EYE

An E-Anthology Dedicated to Alternatives

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http://therandomeye.says.it

From their homepage: The Random Eye is a yearly anthology of horror and speculative fiction that focuses on the possibilities of parallel universes. Have you ever wondered what would happen if Rob Zombie became president, or if the Titanic was used for space travel, or if television was invented for communicating with the dead rather than entertainment? The Random Eye takes a simple theme for each anthology and encourages authors to imagine an existence far removed from our own, where a myriad alternate universes reside and where these strange possibilities exist.

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Pablo Lennis #250, September 2008… (appearances)

I’ve missed the last few months worth of fanzine entries, so I’ll start again fresh here. I have a story in the special — and rather thick, might I add — 250th Anniversary Issue of Scifi’s longest running fanzine.  PABLO LENNIS, Issue #250… 22 Years in print.  And over that 22 year period, tons of great authors and poets, prolific and new, have come and gone.  To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the last snail mails of its kind left.  It’s where my fiction first saw print back in the mid-90’s, and it’s edited by John Thiel of Indiana.  John, God Bless, and here’s to the next 250 issues…

PABLO LENNIS: Issue #250, September 2008

250th Anniversary Edition

Submissions or $2.00 per sample issue

SEND TO: PABLO LENNIS, 30 N. 19th Street, Lafayette, Indiana 47904

There’s a ton of reprinted short stories over the last two decades from some very fine and familiar authors — old-schoolers! Not to mention articles on science and religion, book and movie reviews, and SF poetry.

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Aoife’s Kiss #29, June 2009… (9th acceptance)

I’ll have a brand new story coming to the June 2009 Issue/Edition of AOIFE’S KISS.  Published quarterly by Sam’s Dot Publishing.  This would be my 9th print acceptance with Sam’s Dot (Aoife’s Kiss, Sounds of the Night, and Beyond Centauri).  On top of that, this will also be their 8th Anniversary Issue  – though a long way off, it’ll be a biggie, and you’ll want to pick it up.   I may also appear in the online version, come anniversary time.  Still, expect me in a couple of issues well before that.

You can also view previous issues of Sam’s Dot magazines by going here:

http://www.samsdotpublishing.com/purchasecenter/magazines.htm

Previous Issues featuring Lawrence R. Dagstine:

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OTHER SAM’S DOT MAGAZINES WORTH CHECKING OUT:

www.samsdotpublishing.com

Sounds of the Night & Beyond Centauri (featuring Lawrence Dagstine)

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Each issue is CHOCK full of entertaining fiction & poetry.

Order them now from THE GENRE MALL:

http://www.genremall.com/contents.htm

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Satirica: Anthology of Satirical SF… (coming soon!)

The time is almost upon us for other things as well.  My second anthology out of six for the next year, and though the release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, the name of this collection is SATIRICA! Edited by Roy C. Dudgeon — anthropologist, editor, writer — and published by Cowboy Logic Press.  Teaser artwork by Jesus Riddle Morales. 

TEASER BELOW (not the actual cover):

MySpace: www.myspace.com/dudgeon369

Pre-Orders/Ordering Details:

http://www.cowboylogic.net/CLP_Books.htm

Over 24 stories and 110,000 words of Satirical Scifi…!

COWBOY LOGIC PRESS:

http://www.cowboylogic.net/CLPforum/index.php

ALSO AVAILABLE: 

 

‘Guardian of the One’ by Roger Haller

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Sein Und Werden, Summer 2008… (appearances)

It’s been a year, but I’m back – back in Rachel Kendall’s SEIN UND WERDEN.  Popular among short story enthusiasts and poets in the UK, Sein Und Werden is published quarterly and themed.  However, its basic scope is on works of speculative or weird fiction with a literary feel, surrealism, existentialism, miserablist fiction, and lots more.  Over the years it’s featured some of Britain’s finest short story writers.  This particular issue would be the MAPS Edition… Being and Becoming…

SEIN UND WERDEN

Summer 2008 Theme: MAPS Edition

 

ORDER HERE/SUBMISSIONS:

 http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/sein.html

Fiction, Poetry, & Art by: Jim Steel, Lee Rourke, Peter Tennant, Daniel Y. Harris, Lawrence Dagstine, Brent Powers, W.S. Fisher, Michael Blackburn, Michael Loughrey, Marie Lecrivain, Michael Pittman, Juliet Cook, Patrick Sullivan, John Brewer, Marc Lowe, Laura Forgie, D. Thornburgh, Kevin Brown, Miliana Sesartic, Sean Ruane, Willie Smith, B. Drew Collier, Misti-Rainwater Lites, and Mark Howard Jones.

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One Year Blog-a-versary

 

With that said, I’ve been blogging and promoting magazines for exactly one year today, June 6th; also, famously known as D-Day. Hmm, amazing how time flies…  

Sein Und Werden, Summer 2008… (2nd acceptance)

Today’s acceptance is to Rachel Kendall’s very popular existentialist and surreal literature publication, Sein Und Werden.  Available in the UK.  They not only feature experimental prose, but artwork and poetry in their print version(s), too.  Each issue has featured renowned names in the British short story arena, and has its own unique theme.  Next issue’s theme is a “mathematical-meets-speculative” one, if I’m not mistaken (or ologies). The current issue is themed: Clandestine Encounters.

This would be my 2nd upcoming appearance…

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Details Here: http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/sein.html

Previous Issues featuring Lawrence Dagstine…

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Happy Cinco de Mayo…! 

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Silverthought Press, May 2008… (acceptance)

My most recent acceptance comes to the May update of Silverthought Press Online, and it should last straight through the end of June.  In total, this would be my 59th acceptance with them — yes, that would be correct, fifty-nine — over the past three years.  Silverthought is not only an online webzine and peer review/writing discussion forum, but ALSO an independent publisher of high quality novels and anthologies.  They’re well known for breeding talent in the short story arena.  And they’re now a paying press, too. 

Silverthought Online; May 2008

www.silverthought.com

May 2008’s update features fiction by: Kimberly Raiser, Gayla Chaney, Lawrence R. Dagstine, Thomas Henry Dylan, Isaiyan Morrison, Justin Oldham, Mike Philbin, Pavelle Wesser, and excerpts of David S. Grant’s new books and an exclusive interview with the author.

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SATIRICA Anthology – Press Release; Coming Soon!

“This anthology will be an irreverent look in the mirror for Mankind.”
-Cowboy Logic Press.

SATIRICA IS ON THE HORIZON

The darkest, most twisted speculative fiction anthology in the history of the known universe has now found a publisher! Satirica will be published in a hard cover edition by Cowboy Logic Press in SUMMER 2008, with paperback to follow in SUMMER 2009. Satirica will be printed in the UK and USA, and distributed through all the big names, including Ingram, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon. It packs 110,000 words into over 300 pages, and includes 24 of the hippest stories by 20 of the hottest new authors in the field of speculative fiction. It will bend your perceptions of social reality to the breaking point, and you will never look upon contemporary society in quite the same way again.

A truly international collection, Satirica includes authors from Canada, the USA, Scotland, England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand, in a compilation of the very best of contemporary satire and social science fiction.

CONTENTS:

1. Imagine
The collection opens with a sublime alternate history by Edward Morris, in which we learn what our world would be like if Ronald Reagan had been assassinated by a disgruntled rock musician whose career he had destroyed.  

Previously published in Interzone.

2. Some Things Never Change

Tomas L. Martin takes us on a surprising journey into an alternate present, in which a young English soldier yearns for a glimpse of true sorcery in the war in Iraq; if he can survive the experience.

3. Perfection (convenient, chewable, indispensable)

In the first of two stories, David Thorpe offers up a disturbing and surreal satire filled with social commentary on multiple levels, far beyond its surface theme concerning designer drugs.

4. Aliens Attack!

R. J. Astruc provides us with a thought provoking examination of the senselessness of war, in which tiny green aliens fall like snow from the skies. But are their intentions peaceful or malevolent?

5. Thank You, Death Robot

A soldier returning from war abroad encounters and befriends a death robot. What happens when he discovers that it is responsible for his fiancee’s murder? Victor Giannini provides us with the startling answers in the first of his stories.

Previously published in Silverthought: Ignition, Silverthought Press.

6. The Babies at Nae-long

John Parke Davis offers up a dark examination of child soldiers in an Africa in which the Globalista forces have retreated from whence they came. But do those who remain any longer know what they are fighting for?

7. Another Man’s Terrorist

Two young freedom fighters seeking refuge behind the lines arrive upon a space station now in enemy hands. In a true satire for our times, Bill Housley describes a brother and sister’s struggle to escape from the shadow of their terrorist past.

8. All For One

In a quirky satire filled with social commentary, Steven J. Dines takes us on a journey through the future of road rage, and government efforts to quash it…sort of.

Previously appeared in Darker Matter.

9. Miss Gohrman’s Trip

Joshua Allen examines Miss Gohrman’s fate when the representatives of a newly formed police state knock upon her door. But are they any match for a little old lady whose favorite cat has just been killed?

10. The Book of New Man

In his first story, Dudgeon examines a world in which a young gang member struggles to understand the unfortunate truth, that religion truly is an “opiate for the masses.”

Previously published by silverthought on-line.

11. Printed Matter

In a tale of psychological horror, Gary Cuba examines the unusual life of a bibliophile who is prevented from reading by an extreme form of dyslexia, and the lengths to which he is willing to go to create a book of his own.

12. In Your Box

Mike Philbin relates the story of a loner’s transformation into a pet fetishist, as he searches for meaning in a world where humans have become “a grid of drug-softened pulp being squeezed out of a factory’s rectum like societal spaghetti.”

13. Kubla Khan

In a fascinating satire of the future of gaming, Kevin Spiess takes us on a surreal journey through designer drugs and virtual reality, in which the line between game and reality blurs to gray.

14. Visitation

In a captivating story filled with vivid imagery, Roger Haller examines the nature of crime and punishment in an alien society, where one’s rehabilitation may take more than one lifetime.

Originally published by silverthought on-line.

15. Strings Attached

What happens when you awaken with blood on your hands? Jason K. Chapman provides the answers in this dark examination of a new form of cybernetic prostitution, in which a “Mario” struggles for his life and freedom.

16. Brain Takes A Sick Day

Sometimes taking a day off can be the best career move you can possibly make. Dan Kopcow explains in a delightfully funny satire of the corporate world, which is laced with so much irony and coincidence that a more detailed review could not do it justice.

17. Doc Chaos: The Last Laugh

David Thorpe’s second story provides us with a dark and cautionary tale of nuclear apocalypse resulting from the “peaceful” uses of atomic energy. But who will survive to tell the tale?

18. The Ambassador of Hate

In this dark satire concerning the psychology of interplanetary travel, and the politics of social control through drugs, Paul Mannering examines the nature of both madness, and revenge.

19. Human Transfer

In a chilling examination of the effects of desperation on society, Lawrence R. Dagstine takes us to a dark future in which population control measures have become so extreme that they can turn family against family.

Previously published in Escape Velocity.

20. The Shark Engine Enigma

A surfer dude’s untimely demise is just the beginning. Victor Giannini’s second story takes us beyond fear, suffering and superstition, in search of the ultimate truth concerning the enigmas of life and death.

21. A War Beyond War, and I Am the Only Soldier

In a brilliant satire of Christian mythology, we journey with Anden Sharp to 13th century France, where a young monk is called upon “for a work even more important than Our Lord’s.” But this is just the beginning in the eyes of those around him.

22. Foray

Who will survive a trip clinging to the world cliff, looking down upon the madness of Hades below? In this dark tale of Social Darwinism, Dan Marcus provides the answers, and they are not what you expect.

23. Return to Oz

Roger Haller’s second story is a delightful little satire with a twist: the tale of Earthers’ return to their slowly recovering, ecologically devastated planet of origin in the far future. But do they deserve a second chance?

Previously appeared in silverthought on-line.

24. The Pembina Valley Mushroom Massacre

Finally, a young man who embarks upon an unconventional vision quest gets more than he bargained for in Dudgeon’s second tale. We join him as he struggles to come to terms with the shocking truth concerning humanity’s future…and his own.

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