Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy

In some ways, I think I Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward shaped my beliefs even more than Star Trek, which is impressive as Star Trek is basically my heart and soul.

But Looking Backward paints a picture of a similar utopia while actually making sense and being thought through. Continue reading “Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy”

Beyond Wespirtech: 2nd Edition

Last month, we released the 2nd edition of Mary E. Lowd’s iconic short story collection, Welcome to Wespirtech, and now, we’re proud to announce the release of its companion collection, Beyond Wespirtech!

Like the previous collection, Beyond Wespirtech’s 2nd edition includes a new introduction, new stories, and a shiny new cover.  In fact, two of the new stories — “Summers on Sylverra” and “The Girl Who Could Hear the Stars Sing” — are exclusive to Beyond Wespirtech and have never been published before! Continue reading “Beyond Wespirtech: 2nd Edition”

The Leaper and the Doctor

The two best long-running time travel shows are Doctor Who and Quantum Leap.

Quantum Leap is about a character who is profoundly empathetic; he cares truly and deeply about every person who crosses his path and devotes himself to helping their lives be better, helping them achieve their best. He has to. Or he doesn’t leap. Structurally, he must be endlessly empathetic, caring, and immediately, constantly available. He never gets to say when something happens or who he engages with. His situations are chosen for him by circumstance, and he must accept and deal with circumstance as it comes to him. Continue reading “The Leaper and the Doctor”

Welcome to Wespirtech: 2nd Edition

A book twenty years in the making…

Back in 2003, Mary E. Lowd began writing short stories set in the Entangled Universe, many of them centered on an elite science institute on a desolate moon — WESPIRTECH!

A decade later, a bunch of the Wespirtech stories were collected together in Welcome to Wespirtech, but the story told by that collection was always incomplete.  Two of the most important stories about Wespirtech — “Breathing the Air at Wespirtech” and “Lunar Cavity” — hadn’t been written yet. Continue reading “Welcome to Wespirtech: 2nd Edition”

Twenty Years

Twenty years ago today, I stayed up all night talking with my spouse about whether we could afford for me to quit the horrifyingly bad coffee shop job that I’d had for one day and instead write full-time.

We walked around Green Lake at dawn, and I dropped off my resignation letter at 6am. I haven’t quite written full-time during the twenty years since then, because I’ve also been parenting two kids, now sixteen and ten.

During the last twenty years, I’ve written: Continue reading “Twenty Years”

Now Available: Hell Moon & Zooscape Volume 1

The first novel in our space opera horror series — Hell Moon by Mary E. Lowd — and the first volume of our Zooscape anthologies had a spectacular launch earlier this month at Furvana!

You can order your own copies in e-book or paperback form online.  We’re also looking into dealing at a couple of upcoming conventions. Continue reading “Now Available: Hell Moon & Zooscape Volume 1”

Limited Kindle Release of Nexus Nine & The Necromouser

We’d like to announce a limited Kindle release of Mary E. Lowd’s books, Nexus Nine and The Necromouser and Other Magical Cats.  Both of these books are primarily published by FurPlanet, but since the Kindle market was going unserved, we’ve filled in.  Both books are already available in the Kindle store right now.

Each book has a shiny new cover for this limited release, but if you want physical copies, you’ll still need to get the FurPlanet editions.

We may have a few more releases like this coming up, so keep an eye out for them!  Also, don’t forget that Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre, Book 1) is coming out this Friday (9/8/23)!

Announcing The Ancient Egg, Xeno-Spectre Book 2!

Now that the release of Hell Moon (Xeno-Spectre, Book 1) is imminent, we’d like to announce the release of its first sequel, The Ancient Egg (Xeno-Spectre, Book 2) by Mary E. Lowd.

Readers of this series won’t have long to wait between book 1 and 2, as The Ancient Egg will be released on January 1, 2024.  And it’s already available for pre-order on Kindle. Continue reading “Announcing The Ancient Egg, Xeno-Spectre Book 2!”

Double Announcement: new fantasy novella & partnership with Zoocape!

Now that our first book as a publishing press has been released (You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station) and is receiving good reviews, we have two very exciting announcements to make about future releases…

Queen Hazel and Beloved Beverly

First of all, we will be releasing a fantasy novella by Mary E. Lowd this December called Queen Hazel and Beloved Beverly.  This book features a gorgeous, wraparound dust jacket as well as several interior illustrations. It is also the first book of Lowd’s to appear in hard cover.  Read the blurb below:

What if your favorite childhood video transported you to a real magical kingdom — and an old friend who never forgot you? Continue reading “Double Announcement: new fantasy novella & partnership with Zoocape!”

You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station – AVAILABLE NOW!

You're Cordially Invited to Crossroads StationThe first book from our new publishing wing, Deep Sky Anchor Press, is out today!

Available now on Kindle or paperback!

You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station is a cozy furry space opera novel that’s an indirect prequel to Mary E. Lowd’s Entangled Universe trilogy.

When an unexpected wedding invitation arrives, Anno packs her family up for a trip across the stars. Continue reading “You’re Cordially Invited to Crossroads Station – AVAILABLE NOW!”