Quantum Zoo Released in Paperback!

We’re super excited to announce that the paperback edition of Quantum Zoo is now available! We think the book is gorgeous, and the stories inside it are as fantastic as when the ebook was released. Pick up a copy or two – one for your shelf and one to give to a friend! 😀

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From a haunted old zoo filled with ghosts to a dying starship on its way to a new home – humanity’s final gasp, Quantum Zoo presents a dozen compelling stories featuring a dozen exotic and unusual menageries.

Jack the Ripper arrives for one last murder, while a dinosaur – out of place and out of time – bridges the gap between two poignant lovers in the wonderfully atmospheric England of Hugo-­ and Nebula-­nominated Bridget McKenna.

Quantum Zoo propels you on an enthralling journey through awe and emotion, highs and lows, with tender romance following hair-­raising action.

Join some of the hottest independent science-­fiction and fantasy authors writing today in the fascinating worlds they create from the zoo!

Quantum Zoo as a paperback:
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PRAISE FOR QUANTUM ZOO

“What a terrific anthology! Quantum Zoo brings together a great collection of stories by both new and seasoned authors. Given only the starting concept of “zoo,” each author was then allowed to explore that theme in any way they chose. The result: a head-spinning collection of amazingly inventive stories ranging from high fantasy to horror to science fiction.” – Michael Major

PRAISE FOR QUANTUM ZOO AUTHORS

Morgan Johnson writes a “fast, fierce and gritty cyberpunk space lovecraftian tale. Seamlessly honed to a wicked point.”

“Definitely a page turner, exciting, funny, and heart-wrenching at the same time. Gelner ‘knocked it out of the park’!”

“Furie has an eye for witty detail that keeps you turning the pages. More, please!”

“A.C. Smyth has written a gripping, captivating page-turner… Sylas owns my heart, and his journey alternately makes me want to laugh, cry, smack him upside his stubborn head, scream, and most of all, keep reading!”

“McKenna’s subtle style and deft handling are practically textbook perfect for short form fiction.”

Stegall “clearly loves two things: historical research and San Francisco. I’m not sure if I learned more about San Francisco or Wyatt Earp, but I had a great time in the process.”

“Batt has done it again. This story is just unfairly funny. I couldn’t stop laughing, which got me plenty of odd looks in public, I’ll tell you…”

“…always fun to discover a new, talented author, and Scott Dyson is my latest find.”

“A brilliant new fantasy concept, intelligent writing… [McCoy’s] innate story-telling ability combined to produce a tale that I could not get enough of.”

Ney-Grimm “has an ethereal sort of quality to her writing…it’s almost mystical…absolutely unique, and absolutely engaging.”

“Damn you John Hindmarsh – I am on vacation in Turkey and am waking up late every day because I start reading this book in the evening and can’t put it down until 2:30AM!”

Quantum Zoo continues to be available as an ebook.
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Quantum Zoo Party!

Quantum Zoo‘s book launch was very successful!

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Within 24 hours, Quantum Zoo reached the top five on several of Amazon’s bestseller lists. And #1 on the Hot New Releases list!

No. 1 Hot New release

 
Update: The sun has risen and set upon June 25, 2014. Our party began with the dawn and ended at midnight. I think we, the author hosts, had as much fun as our guests! Thank you to all who participated. 😀

Our Invitation to You

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Join our celebration
on Quantum Zoo‘s other website
June 25, 2014

We are giving away:
Ebooks
Characters
Funny Hats*
Whistles*

*Perhaps not the funny hats and whistles! 😀

What do you have to do to WIN?

Participate!

These are just a few of the prizes:

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Furie-Ney-Grimm-Stegall

Come visit us on “Quantum Zoo Ultra” and have fun!

Launch Party June 25

What are we celebrating?

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The launch of Quantum Zoo.

The book released June 17th and steadily climbed three bestseller charts on Amazon. By the next morning, it was sitting at #3 on the science fiction anthology list.

On the Hot New releases list for SF anthologies, it was…

#1

!!!

The book will likely float up and down on the list as sales fluctuate, but this is an excellent start.

I’ll say we have cause to celebrate!

How are we celebrating?

That’s where you come in. We’re having the party right on a page at the other Quantum Zoo website.

On party day – June 25, 2014 – we’ll put up a new post there, and in the comments we’ll hold contests, drawings, and book giveaways of other works by the authors of Quantum Zoo.

You might win the novel Crowchanger by A.C. Smyth, an impromptu haiku poem written by Frances Stewart on the subject of the winner’s choice, the chance to be named as a character in John Hindmarsh’s upcoming Mark Three, my own novel Troll-magic, and more.

You’ll post. We’ll post. It’ll be fun, and you’ll likely win some cool reads!

The party will last all day! Pop in and out of it as the whim strikes you.

We look forward to meeting you over on Quantum Zoo Ultra!

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12 Exotic Worlds…One Convenient Ticket!

Zoo ebook feature covLooking for a good story? Or twelve?

Need a enticing tales to pass the time in line at the supermarket or during your commute? Maybe you’re just a fan of disgustingly evil aliens or Egyptian gods or dinosaurs.

If any of those things sound good, then we’ve got a treat for you.

We’re proud to announce Quantum Zoo.

Why Quantum Zoo? Because that’s the theme of this inaugural edition and the “prompt” that our authors pondered while writing their stories.

Zoo.

Their only other requirement was that the story fit somewhere within the genre realms of science fiction and fantasy. We put out an open call for submissions (thanks “Passive Voice“!) and hoped for the best.

We were blown away! We received so many great stories from some amazing indie authors. Their ingenuity knew few bounds; we were consistently and pleasantly surprised by the creative directions they explored.

We did have to make some tough decisions, ending up with twelve top-notch stories that we both agreed were simply fantastic. The list of authors includes (in no particular order):

Bridget McKenna      John Hindmarsh
Sarah Stegall             D.J. Gelner
Scott Dyson              Morgan Johnson
A.C. Smyth               S.E. Batt
Ken Furie                   Frances Stewart
J.M. Ney-Grimm       R.S. McCoy

Update: Quantum Zoo is available as an ebook from:
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Pick up a copy and join us on this fantastic journey!

Sincerely,
D.J. & J.M.
Editors

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