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First Encounters Anthology Published


First encounters with the unknown call forth exciting tales full of magic, horror, humor, and suspense. What happens when aliens, fantastical creatures, or strange celestial objects interrupt ordinary life?


From the Speculative Fiction Writers group of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers comes First Encounters--a Speculative Fiction Anthology (OTI Press November 2020), a collection of ten original stories full of mysterious happenings. Join the journey with the authors’ unsuspecting characters and discover if they learn from their encounters or suffer a tragic fate.


This collection offers ten original and addictive stories including: an alien attempts to save Earth, a voodoo clarinet grants wishes, scientists travel back in time to repopulate our planet with men, an obsessed scientist creates his own reality, the ghost of Jimmy Hoffa offers sage advice, an alien visits the supermarket, a cruel merchant faces feral vampires, an aspiring writer encounters an invading triangle, dragons capture an ancient couple, and an ark crashes on a strange planet.


Included authors: R.C. Beckett, Matthew Cushing, L.V. Ditchkus, Winnie Jean Howard, Paul Martz, Bonnie McCune, Vista McDowall, Apryl Newkirk, Bruce I. Schindler and J.K. Washer.


Copies of the book are available on Amazon. Ebooks are $3.99, paperbacks are $8.99 plus tax and postage.


The Speculative Fiction Writers is a critique group associated with Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, based in Colorado and serving writers across North America.