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July 26, 2018

Fantastic Short Stories That Go Down Easily

Last year, we took the spec fic field sitting down with Science Fiction for the Throne. Now we’re following it up with the next volume that’ll make readers sit down and cheer: Fantasy for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads. Editors Judith K. Dial and Tom Easton have returned to the Fantastic Books fold with their second volume of what was intended to be short fiction reprints (but, as with the first, the interest in the book was too great for several authors, who offered us new, never-before-seen stories at reprint rates, just to be included in the book).

Amazing Stories said the first volume is “not a book to try and read in one sitting (as I largely did). It is what I sometimes refer to as ‘a dipping book:’ for maximum effect, you should read a story or two here, a story or two there, a story or two somewhere else.” Hugo-winner Allen Steele said “For the bathroom, for the bedroom, for the bus to work, for that chair in the department store where bored spouses sit while their wives or husbands try on new clothes… this is a perfect way to entertain yourself during idle moments in a way that won’t rot your mind. Read this and have fun.”

Add a little fantasy to your life, take a few moments, read a story or two. Fantasy for the Throne may be just the second in an ongoing series of One-Sitting Reads. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Fantasy for the Throne: One-Sitting Reads
edited by Judith K. Dial and Tom Easton
Fantastic Books, $14.99, 200 pages, trade paperback. ISBN: 978-1-5154-2330-9.
Publication date: September 18, 2018.

Fantasy for the Throne—and all Fantastic Books publications—are distributed through Ingram, and available through all major online retailers and specialty sf shops via direct order from the publisher.

Fantasy for the Throne features stories by:
E.C. Ambrose
Erik Bundy
Michael A. Burstein
Gregg Chamberlain
Ian Creasey
Lillian Csernica
Elaine Cunningham
Wendy S. Delmater
S.B. Divya
Sarina Dorie
Marianne J. Dyson
Christopher M. Easton
Julie Frost
Jude-Marie Green
Michael Haynes
Russell Hemmell
Liam Hogan
M.X. Kelly
Ahmed A. Khan
Daniel M. Kimmel
Geoffrey A. Landis
Amir Lane
Jim Lee
Gerri Leen
Edward M. Lerner
Bob Lock
Susan Murrie Macdonald
Sarah Micklem
Kurt Newton
Wendy Nikel
Stephen S. Power
Nicole Robb
Manuel Royal
Alex Shvartsman
Steven H Silver
Laurie Tom
Marie Vibbert
John Walters
Cynthia Ward
Donna Glee Williams