Saturday, March 16, 2013

Song Stories anthology debuts

"Song Stories", an anthology of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror rooted in music debuts this month. The Amazon Kindle edition is already available, as of March 15. The print version should be available by the end of the month.

The plots have a strong correlation to the lyrics of the song. Gathered within these volumes are stories from across the globe, from across the genre spectrum, unified by the inspiration of song. A lyricist has the immense challenge of capturing an entire story in a handful of verses Some melodies convey a story without a single word. What stories might have arisen if the lyricists and composers chose to share their stories in a different medium? Sit back, relax, and spend some time with an old friend, or find a new one.

The Authors and their Inspirations:

Lou Antonelli: Hearts of Stone by The Fontane Sisters
Becky Beard : “Riddles Wisely Expounded” (Traditional English Ballad)
Anthony Box: “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones
Raymond Clarke: “Back Together” by Babybird
Chris Devito: “My Favorite Things” by John Coltrane
LT Dalin: “The Banana Boat Song” by Harry Belafonte, “You Spin Me Round” by Dead or Alive/Dope
Steven Gepp: “Sugar Shack” by Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs
Wayne Helge: “That Moon Song” by Gregory Alan Isakov
Jack Horne: “Don’t Give Up on Us” by David Soul
Stephen Jansen: “My Dying Machine” by Gary Numan
Erik T Johnson: “Hazey Jane II” by Nick Drake
Vic Kerry: “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” by Elton John
Adam Knight: “Hangar 18” by Megadeth
Robert Neilson: “The Bewlay Brothers” by David Bowie
Nicky Peacock: “Swansong for a Raven” by Cradle of Filth
Steve Voelker: “12 Ounce Epilogue” by Clutch

Unless I've forgotten something, this marks the first time one of my short stories has debuted in an original anthology.

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