Once More on Short Stories

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Two weeks ago, we had a blog on short stories and several people wrote in to talk about the advantages of writing short stories, even if you normally write novels.  So, today, let’s look at a new book just out – a collection of sixteen short stories by Clayton Graham.


A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair:

Here you will find mystery, murder and mayhem – plus a moment of romance. All the stories will make you stop and think, even question your role in the world and the universe. Just what are we doing here, and where are we going? Easy questions with problematic answers.

This anthology of sixteen short and thrilling tales of unusual, extraterrestrial and conspiratorial stories is the latest compilation from Clayton Graham, the author of science fiction novels Milijun and the soon to come Saving Paludis. The characters in this eclectic collection are mostly ordinary people whose reactions to their fears and to unexpected events will have you guessing at every turn of the page.

This collection is intriguing reading which, among many other things, encourages the reader to:

Sympathize with a doomed husband and connect with an altruistic robot. Explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.

From the light-hearted to the darkest depths of the human psyche you would be hard pressed not to find something to like about Silently in the Night.

Many different visions of the future are within these pages. And as a bonus, there is an excerpt from the soon to be published Saving Paludis, which introduces the reader to two of the principal protagonists in this tale from the edge of mankind’s known universe in the year 3898AD.

If you love mystery with a hint of the paranormal, and the interplay of human foibles, grab this smorgasbord of short stories then get yourself a copy of Milijun, the mind-bending sci-fi novel by Clayton Graham.



2 thoughts on “Once More on Short Stories

  1. Mystery, mayhem and a spot of romance. That should be a mix with appeal to many.As Elaine noted, collections can be a hard sell–though it’s hard to understand why. Here’s wishing you many readers.

  2. Ah, a short story writer after my own heart. Your book sounds very interesting and your short stories intriguing. Collections of short stories are ‘hard sells,’ though I haven’t yet figured out why? Who wouldn’t want to have the opportunity to delve into a tale when free time to read is in short supply? Best wishes for a successful run.

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