New Technicolor Dreams   July 18th, 2009

New Technicolor Dreams cover

New Technicolor Dreams:
The Collected Stories of Will A. Sanborn

Print Book, $19.95, available from Amazon and Lulu.
iTunes eBook, $8.99, available from Apple.
Nook eBook, $8.99, available from Barnes & Noble.
eBooks, $8.99, available from Bad Dog Books.

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Spanning almost 15 years of writing, this anthology collects the stories and poetry of Will A. Sanborn in a new volume. From old favorites, to new tales, they’re all here, to be enjoyed again, or read for the first time. Will’s writing covers the genres of sci-fi, fantasy, speculative fiction, character drama, romance and free-form poetry. Most of his stories also include the meta-genre of anthropomorphic animals, using them for diverse reasons from stylistic choices to metaphors and myths.

 

Cover artwork for this book is by Sara “Caribou” Palmer.

This updated and expanded collection contains new illustrations, with work by the following artists: S. M. Bittler (“Synnabar”), Heather Bruton, Bernard Doove, Scott Fabianek (“K-9”), Tim Johnson (“Ravenwolf”), “Melskunk”, Cara Mitten, Kacey Miyagami, and Sara “Caribou” Palmer.

The Journey   July 18th, 2009

The Journey coverThe Journey by Will A. Sanborn

Print Book, $11.95, available from Amazon and Lulu.
Kindle eBook, $2.99, available from Amazon.
iTunes eBook, $1.99, available from Apple.
Nook eBook, $1.99, available from Barnes & Noble.
eBooks, $1.99, available from Bad Dog Books.

Download a sample of the book here.

Warning: This book is for mature readers and contains adult themes. Not for sale to underage readers.

Ben, an average college student, awakes one morning to find he’s been magically pulled into another world by Marissa, an anthropomorphic snow leopard. Even as he’s struggling to contemplate the situation, he’s tasked with accompanying her on a strange and intriguing journey. Ben struggles to figure out and adapt to this strange world, where magic exists and is quite powerful.

He also puzzles through navigating the minefields of an alien culture and mindset, as he tries to figure out this strange and alluring cat woman who is his companion and guide. What results is a quest filled with surprises, action, danger and even romance, but will they both make it back intact?

This is the first novel written by Will A. Sanborn. The writing style is more embryonic than in his later works, but this book shows where he started from and how his storytelling began.

A short piece of contemporary fantasy and a haunting vignette, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Foam on the Sea by Renee Carter Hall

Read by Glowcat Studio

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Two forest critters attempt to pilfer junk food from campers in this fun cartoon romp.

The Quest for Cheese Puffs by Sean Silva

Read by Chris Hvidsten from the Outcast podcast novel.

Sound effects from the FreeSound Project

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The inspiration for the story Mice Election came from remembering a bit of political satire told on a web forum I’d seen a couple of years before. I realized after writing the story that the post was actually quoting a famous political parable from a Canadian politician in the 1940s.

I not only managed to find the text of the Mouseland, but also an animation piece set to a recording of the speech.