- December 3rd, 2011
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What’s better than reading a great collection of entertaining stories of speculative fiction? Writing, then publishing them with your best friends.
That’s precisely what Northwest Independent Writer’s Association (NIWA, for short) did when we banded together less than a year ago to form a co-op of writers from the Portland, Vancouver and surrounding areas. At the time when I helped co-found the organization I had thought at best we would lean on each other for support and help motivate one another to write short stories and share them at meetings over lots of beer (well, that does happen quite a bit too). But I had no idea that we would be on fire to publish an anthology of quality sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and Twilight Zone-ish stories.
I can confidently say that this is just the tip of the ice berg. Expect more from us in the future. If you’re a lover of speculative fiction, read on, and follow the links to your preferred means of literary entertainment….
“NIWA presents stories to chill the heart and warm the soul.
An old school sci-fi murder mystery in the vein of Clarke and Asimov; A mousy cubical drone with desperate hidden desires; A servant of evil hell-bent on a bargain to make himself immortal; The wasted land of the future holds more than a girl thought to find; Unannounced visitors push a wounded vet to the edge of sanity; A lonely man and a shopkeeper find faith in the smallest of articles; In war and peace, some scars never fully heal, and sometimes the monster in the woods may be your only chance not to become prey.
From the coffee stained, microbrew soaked Pacific Northwest comes a collection of speculative fiction from the Northwest Independent Writers Association. NIWA has assembled eight short pieces from up-and-coming local authors, ranging from stories to keep you awake at night, to tales of swords, sorcery, and humanity’s far-flung future.”
Magic to Mayhem: Northwest Indpendent Writers Association 2011 Anthology of Speculative Fiction
Electronic ISBN: 978-1-4659-2640-1
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