Fresh from their mission to pacify the Wolf Worlds, Sten and his Mantis Team encounter a mysterious ship that has been lost among the stars for thousands of years. At first, everyone aboard appears to be long dead. Then a strange Being beckons, pleading for help. More disturbing: The presence of AM2, a strategically vital fuel tightly controlled by their boss - The Eternal Emperor. They are ordered to retrieve the remaining AM2 "at all costs."
"Nasal and sleepy"
Tales, sometimes tall but always true, of Allan Cole's years in Hollywood with his late partner, Chris Bunch. How a naked lady almost became our first agent. How we survived La-La Land with only the loss of half our brain cells. How Bunch & Cole became the ultimate Fix-It Boys. How an alleged mafia don was very, very good to us. The guy who cornered the market on movie rocks. Andy Warhol's "Fire Extinguisher". The Real Stars Of Hollywood. Why they don't make million-dollar movies. See The Seven Pi$$ing Dwarfs. Learn: how to kill a "difficult" actor...and many more stories.
"Vocational Guidance With a Pithy Twist"
Sten's Sidekick Unleashed! Truly awful humor from the famed science fiction series created by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. Plus: The Lost Jokes and two missing jokes.
"Insights Into How Jokes Get into A Novel Series"
Assigned to monitor and maintain the Project Hardwired cyborg warrior, Designate Cestus, Engineer First Class Scott Brazier finds himself deep behind enemy lines when everything goes wrong. Caught between terrorists bent on killing him at any cost and a cybernetic super soldier gone rogue, Brazier is forced to face his foes alone. All that stands between the world and unleashed chemical warfare is a small computer technician out on his first mission.
These three Vic Powers stories present hard-boiled dysfunctionality at its most intense and brutal best. These are not tales for the easily squeamish, or those who want to spend their hours leisuring in country club-style mystery puzzlers. These are the darkest of excursions into taut, tough, nasty crime and noir excesses, featuring a flawed and violent hero whose life leads him on a one-way ride down into the very depths of his own demonic hell!
This new collection of six eerie short stories (including one piece published for the first time) features tales of vampires and vampirism, plus a new foreword by the author. Several of the pieces are set in Andre Norton's "Witch World" universe, and two feature the main character from the author's vampire romance novel Those of my Blood.