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Three Tales For Christmas (short stories) - Hollow Moon series
Steph Bennion

ebook An introductory anthology for Kindle readers...

SHORT STORIES FROM THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON!
It is the twenty-third century and scientists, dreamers, crooks and believers have bridged the vast cosmos, staking their claims where distant suns burn fierce in the sky. Yet for all of humankind’s technological marvels, life for many is far from a wondrous fairytale.

Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? When the power fails when parents are out for the night, is it wise to be wandering the forest with vicious robot wolves on the loose? A man caught up in a war wonders if he can go on, but can a hologram hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life? It is supposed to be the season of goodwill!

The new edition of this anthology contains refreshed versions of three seasonal space-opera stories from the Worlds of Hollow Moon and more:
> "To Dance Amongst The Stars"
> "Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf"
> "It's A Blunderful Life"
> Epilogue: Extract from City Of Deceit
> Chapter One of Hollow Moon.

HOLLOW MOON CHRISTMAS SHORT STORIES have been published every December since 2011. These are generally science-fiction re-tellings of traditional fairy tales popular in the British tradition of pantomime, while fitting into the overall story arc of the novels.

(First published 1 December 2012; approx 39,000 words. [details])

 
EBOOK recommended retail price: £0.99 / $0.99
ASIN: B00AG3LLG8 (Kindle).
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~ T H E - W O R L D S - O F - H O L L O W - M O O N ~

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Prequels Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Main Sequence Kindle anthology

Short stories in this volume...

ebooks Individual short stories are also available for free...
If you enjoy these offerings and wish to support the work of the author (beyond buying books, of course!), it is really appreciated if you can find time to spread the joy to friends and family, or via a quick review at your favourite ebook website. Alternatively, you may wish to leave a PayPal tip on the way out... Steph.

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ebook TO DANCE AMONGST THE STARS

It is the twenty-third century and humanity has settled where distant suns blaze in the sky; yet for all the wonders of science, life for many is far from a wondrous fairy tale. Can the poor, down-trodden kitchen slave Ganesa find a Prince Charming in the shape of young, dashing space captain Hanuman? As they meet for the first time on the dance floor at the American Embassy's Christmas Ball, she is the first to admit he's not exactly her type in this tongue-in-cheek pastiche of Cinderella.

(First published 11 December 2011; approx. 8,000 words. [details])

EBOOK recommended retail price: Free!
WyrdStar pdf web page Single-story ebook only
   
ebook MERRY CHRISTMAS, MISTER WOLF

Christmas at the exclusive ski resort of Kirchel, high in the New Malverns on the planet of Ascension, was a tedious affair. The concrete log cabins, artificial snow and holographic trees were all as fake as the robot security wolves that patrolled the dome at night. But the wolves were rejects from the brutal Gods of Avalon game show. When the power fails, with their parents out for the night, Hestia and her friends would soon wish they had never ventured into the forest in search of park ranger Granny.

(First published 1 December 2012; approx. 8,000 words. [details])

EBOOK recommended retail price: Free!
wyrdstar pdf web page Single-story ebook only
   
ebook IT'S A BLUNDERFUL LIFE

It is Christmas Eve and the moon of Yuanshi has fallen to revolution. Maharaja Kashyap is dead, his widow and child are fleeing into exile and his followers are on the run. Pursued by armed agents, Fenris contemplates his fate as he prepares to end it all with a midnight leap from a bridge. Then a mysterious stranger arrives to persuade him that life is worth living and that the Maharani needs his help, but can a Samaritans hologram really hope to convince him by showing the greatest blunders of his life?

(First published 1 December 2012; approx. 9,000 words. [details])

EBOOK recommended retail price: Free!
WyrdStar pdf web page Single-story ebook only

Star system charts from Three Tales For Christmas

“We could go far, you and me!” he declared.

[Three Tales For Christmas, "To Dance Amongst The Stars".]

Barnard's Star   Epsilon Eridani

Publication details
Do you have the latest version? Ebooks are periodically revised to adopt layout changes, update endpapers following new releases and to correct any errors.

ebook December 2012 - First ebook edition (Kindle only).
May 2013 - Endpaper update.
January 2014 - Endpaper update, including A Wizard, A Sword And A King in 'Ebook Extras'.
December 2016 - Endpaper update; in 'Ebook Extras', extract from City Of Deceit replaces A Wizard, A Sword And A King.
ebook November 2017 - Second ebook edition (Kindle only); editorial refresh, Chapter One of Hollow Moon now also included.
ebook December 2011 - First ebook edition; WyrdStar pdf, Smashwords and Kindle ebooks.
May 2012 - New formatting layout; endpaper update.
December 2012 - Text corrections; endpaper update. Kindle ebook withdrawn, replaced with Three Tales For Christmas.
October 2016 - Smashwords ebook revised: 'Ebook Extras' added.
December 2016 - WyrdStar pdf ebook reissued with new font and layout.
November 2017 - Second ebook edition (WyrdStar pdf and Three Tales For Christmas only).
ebook December 2012 - First ebook edition (WyrdStar pdf, Smashwords ebook and Three Tales For Christmas anthology for Kindle).
October 2016 - Smashwords version revised: 'Ebook Extras' added.
December 2016 - WyrdStar pdf version reissued with new font and layout.
November 2017 - Second ebook edition (WyrdStar pdf and Three Tales For Christmas only).
ebook December 2012 - First ebook edition (WyrdStar pdf and Three Tales For Christmas only).
December 2016 - WyrdStar pdf version reissued with new font and layout.
November 2017 - Second ebook edition (WyrdStar pdf and Three Tales For Christmas only).

THE WORLDS OF HOLLOW MOON came about through my love of space opera and science fiction. I enjoyed writing these books so much that more are sure to follow!

> The Worlds Of Hollow Moon overview.
> Hollow Moon (novel) book page.
> Paw-Prints Of The Gods (novel) book page.
> City Of Deceit (novel) book page.
> To Dance Amongst The Stars (prequel short stories) book page.
> Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf (main-sequence short stories) book page.

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All content (c) Steph Bennion, WyrdStar and Danse Macabre 2007-2017.

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