Remember Ace Doubles, two short science-fiction titles bound back to back? Edward M. Lerner sure does. In the spirit of Ace Doubles, Wildside Press and Lerner are doubling up — which brings us to the latest collection of his shorter fiction.
On one side, the short novel Countdown to Armageddon (originally serialized in Jim Baen’s Universe):
Hezbollah has obtained an atomic bomb and a would-be martyr eager to deliver it — and that’s the good news. The bad news, unknown even to Hezbollah, is that their physicist has also found a way to take his new bomb back to a turning point in European history.
Harry Bowen, an American physicist, and Terrence Ambling, a British agent turned historian, are determined to stopAbdul Faisel and prevent the nullification of all Western civilization. Their mission can be accomplished, if at all, only in the darkest of the Dark Ages –
And there, too, time is running out.
The flip side offers a fiction collection headlined by “A Stranger in Paradise.” The five novelettes and short stories, running the thematic gamut from nanotech to space opera to the conjuring of demons, first appeared in Analog, Amazon Shorts, and Jim Baen’s Universe.
COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON / A STRANGER IN PARADISE
Edward M. Lerner
Coming soon in ebook format
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Edward M. Lerner’s blog: SF and Nonsense