The Opposition. Science Fiction Weekly #24: Short Reads Series

The Opposition by Neil A. Hogan

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When Ro-bet’s ship jumps near a black hole, he believes he is the victim of an assassination attempt. But he soon discovers that Earth is gone, and he’s already lost 30 years.

Will he be able to escape the event horizon, get back to ProxiBee and start a new life?

And what secret has his one night hook up, Ju-Na, left for him?

Find out more in The Opposition. #24 in the Science Fiction Short Reads Series. A short story of about 4700 words.

The Florans Are Here!

The Florans Are Here!

In August I released The Andromeda Effect. Book Two in the Stellar Flash series. You can find out more at the link. One of the story lines explored the Floran race, a race of intelligent plants that made use of biomechanoid plant appliances. The metallic plants would scuttle about, or sit still and be holographic screens or monitors using gases to generate images.

While we have poked a few electrodes into plants over the years to use their electricity, I never thought we were even close to getting a biomechanoid plant.

But, one already exists!

Check out this article on Gizmodo:

Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves

And here’s the video. How awesome!

I for one, welcome our new Floran overlords. As long as they don’t plan to mulch us.

Cosmic Joke. Science Fiction Weekly #23 by Neil A. Hogan. Short Reads Series

Cosmic Joke. Science Fiction Weekly #23: Short Reads Series

Available in digital format

When Rosa hires Jacob to help her discover alternate realities not detectable from this universe, she hardly expects him to find a way so quickly.

But then she discovers that Jacob has been one step ahead of her the whole time. And his solution to the experiment may affect the entire human race across all of space and time.

Cosmic Joke is #23 in the Science Fiction Weekly Series. A short reads story of about 4900 words.

Alien Dimensions #14 due to be retired, and other news.

Alien Dimensions #14 is due to be retired

If you haven’t got a copy of Issue 14 yet, there’s not long to go. It’ll be retired on November 30th. It’s currently available in digital and in print.

In this issue:

Tilly and the Captain Go FTL
by John Hegenberger

Widdershins
by Regina Clarke

Requiem for a Hunter
by Lawrence Dagstine

Time Travel Suicide Therapy
by Olga Werby

Vanguard
by Jeremy E. Brown

The Double-Star Oblation
by Sean Mulroy

Available in Digital format
Available in Print format

Alien Dimensions #17

It’s likely Alien Dimensions #17 will be released in early February 2019. I’m still looking for one more story to complete it. If you haven’t submitted a story for consideration, now’s the time. Final date for submissions is Friday 30th November. If there are a lot of great submissions, then #18 will probably follow pretty quickly. Find out more here: Alien Dimensions Submission Guidelines Fantasy Short Stories Submission Guidelines

Alien Dimensions and Fantasy Short Stories closed for six weeks
I’ll be working on other things during this time, so I won’t be able to answer any new emails or read any new submissions for these series’ between 1st December 2018 and 12th January 2019. Apologies for any inconvenience. You’re still welcome to send submissions during that time. I’ll reply mid January.

Science Fiction Weekly
A number of stories that I’ve written, which have already appeared in archived Alien Dimensions issues, have now been rewritten and rereleased as part of the Science Fiction Weekly series, along with some completely new stories. You can find out more about the series here:
https://www.ScienceFictionWeekly.com

The two bestselling ones so far are ‘The Old Boys’ Club‘ and ‘Alien UFO Disclosure‘ Many thanks to everyone who has supported the series. The latest release is called ‘Time Sheets

When Mera leaves ProxiBee’s seventh moon in a huff, Jasper is surprised to find she has left behind a bill that had made its way to them through the nearby wormhole.

The troubling thing is, the bill is continuing to increase, and he can’t figure out a way to stop it.

If Jasper can’t find the solution to the sudden drain on resources, it could not only mean the end of his company, but also the moon itself.

Time Sheets is #22 in the Science Fiction Weekly Series. A short story of approximately 4200 words.

Last eNewsletter for 2018

Wishing you a great festive season and hope your New Year is awesome. Looking forward to connecting again in 2019.

Many thanks for reading

Neil A. Hogan

Time Sheets. Science Fiction Weekly #22 by Neil A. Hogan. Short Reads Series

Time Sheets. Science Fiction Weekly #22

Digital format available

When Mera leaves ProxiBee’s seventh moon in a huff, Jasper is surprised to find she has left behind a bill that had made its way to them through the nearby wormhole.

The troubling thing is, the bill is continuing to increase, and he can’t figure out a way to stop it.

If Jasper can’t find the solution to the sudden drain on resources, it could not only mean the end of his company, but also the moon itself.

Time Sheets is #22 in the Science Fiction Weekly Series. A short story of approximately 4200 words.

The Old Boys’ Club. Science Fiction Weekly #21 by Neil A. Hogan. Short Reads Series

The Old Boys’ Club. Science Fiction Weekly #21

Digital version available here

Three old boys are having their monthly get together, discussing esoteric concepts over wine and beer, when they discover something that they had not recognized about the universe before.

Something that will change how they perceive their reality, forever.

The Old Boys’ Club is #21 in the Science Fiction Weekly Short Reads series. A short story of approximately 4700 words.

A Little Matter by Neil A. Hogan. Science Fiction Weekly #20. Short Reads Series

A Little Matter by Neil A. Hogan

Science Fiction Weekly #20

Digital Format Available

When Julie sees the Guider striding towards her, she knows something is up.

And when he invites her to a safe house to reveal that he had already known about her discovery, long before she had made it, she soon discovers that all is not as it seems.

With the dark matter having left the Oort Cloud, and now heading towards the inner Solar System, it is up to Julie to decide what to do next.

But she has absolutely no idea what that could be.

Could this mean the end of the human race?

A Little Matter is #20 in the Science Fiction Weekly short reads series. A short story of approximately 4600 words.

First Interdimensional Contact by Neil A. Hogan. Science Fiction Weekly #19: Short Reads Series

First Interdimensional Contact. Science Fiction Weekly #19: Short Reads Series

Available for Kindle

The pod members on the inside of their bubble world roll back and forth in fear as the strange triangular shape breaks into their universe, and reveals something horrifying inside.

What is this long creature made of lines?

Why is it frozen in the air above them?

And what will happen if it touches the energy skin of their world?

First Interdimensional Contact is #19 in the Science Fiction Weekly short reads series. A short story of about 4500 words.

Work After Death. Science Fiction Weekly #18 Short Reads Series by Neil A. Hogan

Work After Death. Science Fiction Weekly #18 Short Reads Series

Available in digital format

Maisee has a plan to disrupt the zomboid working tradition in the tea plantations of the South, and enlists her dead husband to help. She wants the townsfolk to believe that selling their dead relatives to be reanimated as workers in the picking industry is a really bad idea.

But there is a bigger underlying plan that Maisee is unaware of.

Can she escape an A.I. that is always one step ahead?

Work After Death is #18 in the Science Fiction Weekly short reads series. A short story of approximately 5300 words.

Science Fiction Anthology Series Alien Dimensions Issue #13 is due to be retired

Science Fiction Anthology Series Alien Dimensions Issue #13 is due to be retired


Digital | Print

In October 2016 the first issue of Alien Dimensions was released. October was chosen with the idea that, if the series kept going monthly, then in October 2017 issue #13 could be released to have the number 13 associated with Halloween. Also, it was expected that the actor to play the 13th Doctor would be announced by that time, and some stories for the issue were commissioned months in advance. In that sense, Alien Dimensions Issue #13 took a year of planning!

When Jodie Whittaker was announced to be the first female Doctor in July 2017, commissioned and submitting writers were encouraged to write either strong female leads playing doctor-esque characters, or a story with a Halloween theme or both. So, Issue #13 has a bit of both! (It was also the First Anniversary issue, so a bit longer than usual.)

Issue #13 will be removed from sale within a few days, so if you haven’t had a chance to get it, here are the details and the links:

Inside issue #13
Aura Who by Aric Merchant
One to the Left by Isaac Teile
Charger Nine by K. L. Hallam
One Chance by Sam Honour
Under the Surface by Alison McBain
Rejuvenation by Neil A. Hogan
Promises Kept by Patrick S. Baker
Sacrifice by Nicky Martin
The Ghost Haunter by Martin Roy Hill

Available in Digital and in Print formats

Speaking of Anniversaries

If you haven’t already, please check out Alien Dimensions Issue #16. Our 2nd anniversary issue. Find out more here: Digital | Print
Also available from Kindle Unlimited

Many thanks for reading.

Neil A. Hogan