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My recent talk on short story writing to the Thurrock Writers Circle, which I hugely enjoyed giving, made it into the local news!

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To coincide with this event, which was the first of its kind for me, I've reduced the price of my two short story collections (Kindle edition only) on Amazon to just £0.99 / $0.99 for a limited time only.

Moondust Memories:   UK    COM

Sons of the Earth:   UK    COM

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For those of you who prefer print to pixels, my second collection of short stories, Sons of the Earth, is now available in a paperback edition from Amazon. I reckon it makes a good companion to my first collection (Moondust Memories) in terms of content and cover.

If you prefer to read ebooks, please note that the Kindle edition of Sons of the Earth is currently discounted to $0.99/£0.99 (Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk only). This promotional price lasts until 1 March.

The thirteen stories feature in Sons of the Earth appeared in Interzone, Nature, Postscripts, Daily SF, and other highly regarded publications. Several have been translated and appeared in foreign language publications.



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Sons of the Earth collects thirteen of my previously published stories into one ebook (Kindle format). It contains stories that were originally published in Interzone, Postscripts, Nature and other fine venues, also an introduction and a comprehensive set of story notes. The cover is by my good friend Tony Hughes.

Buy Sons of the Earth now for $2.99 from Amazon.com or £1.99 from Amazon.co.uk.
(Also available from other Amazon marketplaces.)



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My new short story collection Sons of the Earth is now available to pre-order from Amazon (Kindle format).

Sons of the Earth compiles thirteen of my SF&F stories, all of which were previously published in quality magazines and anthologies such as Interzone, Postscripts and Nature Futures.

Purchase links:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk

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And before anyone asks: neither the author nor the cover artist are conspiracy theorists...
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Hi folks

Long time, no see. I hope you are all doing well.

If you're looking for summer reading, why not try my SF collection Moondust Memories? The Kindle edition is currently only $0.99 from Amazon.com or £0.99 from Amazon.co.uk. This price drop ends 28 July at 12:00. There is also a paperback edition available, for $4.99/£3.99, from the same marketplaces.

If you're looking for some free reads, including links to my most recently published stories, you'll find them here.

In other news: I'm working on a new ebook collection, which should be published by October.

V.

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PSA for UK readers:

The Kindle edition of my SF collection Moondust Memories is only £0.99 to purchase from Amazon.co.uk until midnight on 18 February.

"The tell-tale sign of great speculative fiction is that you are still thinking about it days after you finish reading. This has been the case for me with Moondust Memories. Highly recommended." (Dylan S. Hearn, from his 5* review on Amazon.co.uk)

"In summary, 'Moondust Memories' is a rewarding read in the best possible way. A wonderful collection of thought-provoking and challenging stories that you will enjoy whether you're a fan of sci-fi or not." (Paul Laville
, from his 5* review on Amazon.co.uk).



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I have a new ebook available for pre-ordering.

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Family Tree is a story that's very close to my heart. Originally published in 2008 (in Helix #7), in part it's a what-if about the Apollo programme, but mostly it's about the importance of teachers. I think Family Tree will resonate with a lot of readers.

This ebook will be released simultaneously in Kindle and epub formats on January 5th, 2015. However, it is available to pre-order now, from Amazon and Smashwords (iTunes, Kobo, B&N soon). UK/EU readers can pay less VAT if they pre-order Family Tree before January 1st.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Family-Tree-Vaughan-Stanger-ebook/dp/B00QSAW6JE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418142064&sr=1-1&keywords=Vaughan+Stanger

http://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Vaughan-Stanger-ebook/dp/B00QSAW6JE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1418142004&sr=1-1&keywords=Vaughan+Stanger&pebp=1418142007915

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/500188
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The Kindle edition of my SF collection Moondust Memories is available to purchase from Amazon.co.uk for just £0.99 (plus VAT) from today until midnight on 20 November. It's been price-matched down to $1.57 on Amazon.com.



Review quotes for Moondust Memories:

"The tell-tale sign of great speculative fiction is that you are still thinking about it days after you finish reading. This has been the case for me with Moondust Memories. Highly recommended."
(Dylan Hearn)

"In summary, 'Moondust Memories' is a rewarding read in the best possible way. A wonderful collection of thought-provoking and challenging stories that you will enjoy whether you're a fan of sci-fi or not." (Paul Laville).

(Full reviews here.)
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The Kindle edition of my SF collection Moondust Memories is just £0.99 to buy from Amazon.co.uk until midnight on 11 June. These eleven stories were published in leading magazines and anthologies, such as Nature, Postscripts, End of an Aeon, and Music for Another World.

Here's what readers are saying about Moondust Memories:

Dylan S Hearn: "The tell-tale sign of great speculative fiction is that you are still thinking about it days after you finish reading. This has been the case for me with Moondust Memories. Highly recommended." (5* review on Amazon and Goodreads).

Paul Laville: "A fabulous read!" (FB post)

For those of you who prefer print to pixels, there's also a paperback edition available (e.g. £4.99 at Amazon.co.uk).
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This is just a reminder for those of you who might have missed my original announcement:

The Kindle edition of my spooky VR story Touching Distance is available to purchase at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk, also the other tributaries.

Touching Distance was originally published in issue 7 of Postscripts. It received an Honorable Mention in the Datlow et al '"Year's Best Fantasy & Horror" anthology for 2006.

The gorgeous (IMO) cover is by Tony Hughes.



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My latest e-book for Kindle (and Kindle apps) is now available to purchase from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and all other branches of Amazon.

Touching Distance is an innovative virtual reality story, which was originally published in issue 7 of Postscripts (PS Publishing). It received an Honorable Mention in the relevant " year's best" anthology edited by Ellen Datlow et al.

The cover art is by my good friend Tony Hughes.



If you enjoy reading this story, please post a rating/review on Amazon.

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If you'd like to read a SETI tale written by me, then you can download Stars in Her Eyes in Kindle format, for zero of your preferred currency units, from all Amazon sites today (actually, I think that is until 08:00 tomorrow).

USA/RoW: www.amazon.com/Stars-in-Her-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00CL9KZP8/ref=sr_1_6

UK readers: www.amazon.co.uk/Stars-in-Her-Eyes-ebook/dp/B00CL9KZP8/ref=sr_1_4

Matt Colborne's 5* review (Amazon.co.uk): "This is an entertaining 'first contact' story that cleverly combines 'mind hacking' with extraterrestrials. It's also a good read for those of us who are amateur astronomers, and have SETI@home as a screensaver. Recommended."

Enjoy!


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For today and tomorrow only, my SF story 'Stars in Her Eyes' is free to download in Kindle format from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk (and all other tributaries).

If you enjoy amateur astronomy and camping, this might well be the story for you. SETI enthusiasts should also like it.

Reviews from Amazon.co.uk:

"This bittersweet tale of first contact melds an intriguing premise with an engaging metaphor that emerges directly but subtly from the subject matter and doesn't feel the least bit forced or contrived. It also makes a smart point about the price we pay for change and progress without ever being didactic."

"This is an entertaining 'first contact' story that cleverly combines 'mind hacking' with extraterrestrials. It's also a good read for those of us who are amateur astronomers, and have SETI@home as a screensaver. Recommended."


(If you've read and enjoyed this one already, I do have seven other short story ebooks available in Kindle format, all available at very low prices, from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.)
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... Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest.

But did George Mallory and "Sandy" Irvine get there first, 36 years earlier?

Read my science-fictional take on this abiding mystery in 'The English Dead':

www.amazon.com/The-English-Dead-ebook/dp/B007ZNE27W

www.amazon.co.uk/The-English-Dead-ebook/dp/B007ZNE27W

And in non-Kindle formats at: www.smashwords.com/books/view/210772

(Also available for Kobo, Nook and Sony eReader from your usual on-line stockists)

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Stars in Her Eyes (Kindle edition) has received some very good reviews:

"This is an entertaining 'first contact' story that cleverly combines 'mind hacking' with extraterrestrials. It's also a good read for those of us who are amateur astronomers, and have SETI@home as a screensaver. Recommended." (Matt Colborn, Amazon.co.uk, 5*)

"This author writes to make his readers think. His stories are unique and original. While reading his stories you will stop and think about the ideas the author presents and then you will enjoy watching how his take of that thought progresses through to the end. If you enjoy Hugh Howey's "Wool" series, you will enjoy reading Mr. Stanger. No zombies, no sad vampires just excellent, classic sci-fi writing." ("Tacky Tackitt, Amazon.com, 4*)

That's 6100 words of high quality SF for tiny amounts of your e-cash!




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First and Third is a rollicking robot romp set on Mars, which was originally published in "Unfit for Eden" from PS Publishing (a.k.a. Postscripts 26/27). 

As usual, the cover is by my close friend Tony Hughes. This time he opted to paint digitally and in colour. Needless to say, I'm very pleased with the results.

The Kindle edition of First and Third is available to buy for tiny amounts of e-cash from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and all other Amazon tributaries.


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My collection of SF & fantasy short stories, The Ultimate Show, is free to download today. If your Kindle is feeling starved of entertainment or is suffering from the post-Xmas blues, consider going to Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com to sate its hunger. This e-book is also available from the other branches of Amazon.



If you enjoy reading these stories, please spare a few moments to rate or review this e-book.


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I've reduced the price of The Ultimate Show -- my most recent collection of SF & fantasy short stories -- for the run-up to Christmas. This Kindle edition is now available for $2.05 (incl. sales tax) from Amazon.com and £1.28 from Amazon.co.uk. That's a 33% price drop!

None of these full-length stories have been published before in ebook form.

A reviewer wrote of the stories collected in The Ultimate Show that they are "tight, inventive and pleasingly nasty." In other words, just the thing for a spot of seasonal palate-cleansing. This ebook could be the perfect virtual stocking filler for your Kindle-toting friend!

More Christmas gift ideas can be found on my website's bookstore page.

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Then this ebook should help cleanse your palate.

"Tight, inventive and pleasingly nasty" wrote[livejournal.com profile] runmentionable in his review on Amazon.co.uk.



Needless to say, I particularly like that "pleasingly nasty" bit.

;-)

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(Well, it's raining here in SE England...)


The Ultimate Show collects four stories on the theme of shows and other indoor pursuits. If you enjoy rock gigs, comedy nights, art events, or even staying at home to watch sport on television, these stories should appeal to you. None of them have previously appeared in a Kindle edition.

The Ultimate Show is available to purchase at all branches of Amazon, including Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.


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