“Young Sun Ra”, by David Bischoff. MOVING TALE OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH…AND THE PLANET SATURN. The greatest figure in the history of avant-garde big band jazz. Sun Ra claimed he came from Saturn. But we know that Herman Blount (his real name) read science fiction pulps. This story looks at what might have happened had Sun Ra met a science fiction writer when he was a teenager, a very unusual science fiction writer. A long story by the acclaimed New York Time Bestselling Author.
“Eat Fish And Die”, by Saul Garnell. This hilarious Mil Science Fiction Short was the inspiration for Saul’s full length novel, VOODOO ROBOT CHILI. Stuck on a small planetoid, we find Major Joachim Merlot. He’s the military equivalent of a street sweeper, defending Earth against an alien race of stinking fish-like creatures. Merlot wasn’t interested in being any kind of hero- he just wants to return home and see who won the office pool. His odds of making it back alive were only one in sixteen, but that didn’t matter. He was issued one handy dandy Battle Ready Android with the fire power of an entire platoon. The only problem? Don’t let that Android think too much. Too much thinking, you see, can upset it. But there’s the rub. Since everyone thinks most of the time, how can you figure out when it’s too much?