Book List in Order:19 titles

  • The third (and maybe final) installment of one man's journey through a life filled with a strange species called woman. Like Moby Dick's narrator, Ishmael tells of a search with an elusive goal, understanding the women in his life. Here are a writer'...


  • While serving as a husky young MP in Europe, noted sci-fi author Bill Burkett kept a diary of his misadventures, encounters, romances, and sightseeing. Later, he turned these scribblings into what he calls Brautigans, so named after a writer named Ri...


  • Edgar Allan Poe favored the short story ... and we love them too. "The ordinary novel is objectionable, from its length," Poe declared. "As it cannot be read at one sitting, it deprives itself, of course, of the immense force derivable from totality....


  • If the armadillo hadn't crossed the moonlit road at that specific moment in 1967, the newlywed couple would not have died in a car crash. The 3092 search algorithm would not have substituted a perfect clone for the husband in the moment of his fiery ...


  • Up in the Pacific Northwest, folks whisper about big hairy human-like creatures they call skooks. Others might refer to them as sasquatch, or Big Foot. A down-on-his-luck ex-newspaperman lives there on the plateau with his family, not far from the Go...


  • The seventies in Seattle: XXX-rated theatres on First Avenue and a dramatic economic meltdown that swamped the street activism of the sixties and led to the famous billboard lament: Will the last person leaving Seattle turn out the lights. The blonde...


  • Another masterful collection of short fiction from the author of Mean Grey Old Morning, After August, Twin Killing, and Sleeping Planet. Here are impressionistic stories about military days in Europe and budding love in the City of Lights....


  • The career of a newspaper journalist told as a series of short stories, each more fascinating than the one before. This saga of a reporter’s career is real enough to be true. A roman à clef? A memoir? Never mind, just let former newspaper gypsy Bi...


  • Ever read a story that made the hairs on your arms stand up? Well, get ready for a few unexpected chills as you read this new collection of short stories from the pen of William R. Burkett, Jr. Each of these stories are slightly off-center, just enou...






  • They overpopulated and polluted their home world before their sputtering on-again off-again space program finally took hold. They explored their local system and then developed near-light-speed drives, which opened relatively near worlds they could s...


  • Science Fiction Encyclopedia described this as a "hard-edged" tale of the 24th-century conquest of Earth by an alien empire the humans had judged too stupid to pull off such a coup. Only a handful of humans escaped the effects of a mutated narcolepti...


  • Seattle private eye Eddie Hummel gets called onto the case of a family with a missing twenty-year-old daughter. However, there’s more to the Filmore family than meets the eye. Here, in the hardboiled ’70s, Hummel puts his sleuthing skills into hi...


  • Another masterful collection of short fiction from the author of Mean Grey Old Morning, After August, Twin Killing, and Sleeping Planet. Here are impressionistic stories about military days in Europe and budding love in the City...


  • As editor of Astounding Science Fiction and Analog, John Campbell shaped the direction of science fiction – ushering in its Golden Age. Overseeing a stable of writers that included Heinlein, Clark, and Asimov, he helped the genre gain status as ser...


  • After being banished into deep space and forgotten, these outcasts made contact with alien species and raised a great army for their return. But an ensuing stalemate between the forces required new tactics. So the enemy infiltrated the isolated plane...


  • The time was 1959. Walter was a cook at Dawson's Famous Seafood Restaurant supporting his tubercular wife in an inland sanatorium and their daughter, who lived with her mother's parents. He was a loner who minded his own business until Corinne came t...


  • “Immolation of someone else’s diary was not how I had planned to start my day – it was a mean grey old morning, but I didn’t know then that was what to call it …” From surveillance of a yellow convertible in South Carolina to conversation...


  • Man Meets Ball The all-brain cyborg known as Ball and I are old friends. We met as big-game hunters, stalking the most vicious creature in the Universe'the Pondoro Wolverine, also known as the greer. Now we're on the planet Ptolemy for an even more d...


  • Me and my robot.We're big game hunters. And we're after the biggest game in the known universe.The Pondoro Wolverine -- also known as the greer.Smart. Fast. And deadly. The hunter who taught me to stalk them had to grow a new leg to replace the one a...