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Whether you've pitched up by accident or on purpose - welcome to my website. Have a rootle around... Hopefully, nothing will bite or inappropriately sniff your ankles. I mostly write science fiction and fantasy, but love reading nearly anything that can be crammed between two covers. I also teach Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing, West Sussex.

While the Morning Stars Sing

 

An Anthology of Spiritually Infused Speculative Fiction

Authored by Lyndon Perry
Edited by Lyndon Perry
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More than 30 short stories, poems, and illustrations, make up this collection of speculative fiction with a spiritual thread running through the whole volume. From science fiction and fantasy to magic realism and supernatural thriller, this new volume from ResAliens Press introduces readers to new and established writers who can not only tell great tales but at the same time touch on eternal themes.

REVIEW by Ty Johnston
One of the things I truly love about this anthology was the diversity. All of the speculative genres are covered here, from fantasy to science fiction and horror, as well as several sub-genres of fantasy including magical realism. Too, though most of the materials here are short stories, not all are; there are a handful of poems, a short play, as well as some other works a little more difficult to explain. In a collection such as this, there are often at least a few stinkers, but I can honestly say I enjoyed everything I read here, with a handful of favorites. The first story that really popped out at me was "Fragments" by Aaron Polson, a tale of a mother who sacrifices everything for her children. Steve Goble's "The Blood of Thousands" I had read before, but it remained just as strong on second reading and is truly one of the most different vampires tales I've read. The one-act play, "God's Work," by J.J. Steinfeld stands out not only because it is a play, thus a different reading format, but for its way with words and an ending that is surprising though not necessarily a twist ending. "Hit the Button" by S. J. Higbee is one of the most charming tales of the lot, though it deals with a theme that touches us all, how we cope with loss. All of the stories touch upon spiritual aspects, some with broad stripes while others a more narrow focus, but none are too over-the-top or preachy by any means.

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Recent Credits

My recent short fiction publishing credits are:-

SHORT STORIES
How Words Were Invented (Fantasy) - Abandoned Towers
Picky Eaters (Fantasy) - Every Day Fiction
Damned Flies (Science Fiction) - Everyday Weirdness
The Ghost of Preston Manor (Science Fiction) Feature story - Abandoned Towers (print version) #3
On Why I Joined SFReader - The Shovel and Me (Humour) - Abandoned Towers (print version) #4
Went to Bed and Bumped His Head (Science Fiction) - Abandoned Towers (print version) #7
A Boy's Best Friend (Science Fiction) - Every Day Fiction -
Hit the Button (Science Fiction) - While the Morning Stars Sing anthology
A Drop of the Hard Stuff - Every Day Fiction
Picky Eaters - Every Day Fiction podcast

POEMS
Love Leaks, The Tudor Key, Sea Songs - Abandoned Towers
The Road - Every Day Poets
Miss Pottifer and the Passion Fruit - Every Day Poets
Ghostly Revenge - Fear and Trembling
Easter Hymn - Every Day Poets
Post-Salvage Stress Syndrome - Every Day Poets
These Are the Babies That I Bore - Every Day Poets

Bio

Born the same year as the Russians launched Sputnik, I confidently expected that by the time I reached adulthood, the human race would have a pioneer colony on the Moon and be heading off towards Mars. So I was at a loss to know what to do once I realised the Final Frontier wasn’t an option and rather lost my head - I tried a lot of jobs I didn’t like and married a totally unsuitable man.

Now I've finally come to terms with the fact that I’ll never leave Earth, I have a lovely time writing science fiction novels and teaching Creative Writing at Northbrook College in Worthing. I live in Littlehampton on the English south coast with a wonderful husband and a ridiculous number of books.