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Press Release

February 26, 2017

Fantastic Books is thrilled to announce the publication of Bud Sparhawk's new short story collection, Non-Parallel Universes, in May 2017.

Bud Sparhawk's stories accept no limits, from the edges of the galaxy to the inner recesses of the human heart, from the very beginnings of life to the very end of time. All that range, and more, is on display in this collection of 19 stories. We meet space pirates and bounty hunters, baseball pitchers and intelligent toilets. From a pair of buddies brewing beer on Jupiter, to a couple of old friends reconnecting at an environmental rally, the people living these incredible lives in unbelievable situations are relatable and human. But whether it's a starship pilot skipping through the centuries as he travels the universe, or a boy trying to not alienate his loving father, we recognize ourselves in each of them.

Pre-publication praise:

"Bud Sparhawk is a writer of clarity, wit, and insight. His stories provoke wonder, will sometimes give you a good laugh, and always make you think. I enjoy his work, and believe you will, too." —Allen Steele, three-time Hugo Award-winner

"Bud Sparhawk's imagination knows no limits. A dazzling collection." —Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winner

"In today's science fiction field, if I hear these three descriptors—'one of the living masters of the short form,' 'humor and pathos in equal measure,' and 'universally accessible,'—I know whose work is being discussed: Bud Sparhawk's. And you hold the very finest of that work in your hands." —Charles E. Gannon, author of the Tales of the Terran Republic series

"A collection of Bud Sparhawk's work is as diverse and mind-blowing as an anthology of a dozen other writers. His stories can span the breadth of the Universe, or the distance between a man and his son. He can even unlock the heart of a crusty curmudgeon (like you, perhaps) and find a world of hope and wonder." —Robert R. Chase, author of The Game of Fox and Lion

Non-Parallel Universes—and all Fantastic Books publications—are distributed through Ingram, and available through all major online retailers and specialty sf shops via direct order from Fantastic Books.

Non-Parallel Universes
by Bud Sparhawk
Fantastic Books, $14.99, 268 pages, trade paperback, ISBN: 978-1-5154-1020-1
Publication date: May 30, 2017