By Dave Dentel
Encounter a new volume of original stories inspired by masters who wrote during a golden age of anthology fiction: writers like Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Rod Serling. This Do in Remembrance honors their tradition by returning readers to an amazing dimension of remarkable characters, engaging plots, and crafted prose.
Science fiction? Fantasy? You’ll find both here, as well as humor mixed with a hint of the supernatural. But most of all, you’ll discover that fiction can still be both fun and relevant.
Much like the classic Twilight Zone television series, This Do in Remembrance explores the fantastic in order to comment on issues that remain central to the human experience: love, war, ambition, identity.
Featuring seven stories by three experienced writers, This Do in Remembrance offers variety while remaining true to its overarching goal—to serve up great fiction that leaves the reader anxious for more.
If you believe that independent artists still have something original and satisfying to offer the world, I hope you will back this project.
It has been a longstanding dream of mine to see my fiction in print. Getting enough support to publish This Do in Remembrance will not only scratch that particular itch, but depending on the level of success it may fuel an even bigger ambition—to help other writers introduce their craft to the public.
There are a lot of really talented writers out there who for whatever reason never get connected with readers. My friend Brian Goodwin (don’t miss his hardboiled redemption story “The Middleman”) and I can at least boast at having been rejected by mainstream publishers. Many aspiring authors never get that far.
So I’m offering to you seven amazing tales that I’m sure you’ll find as good as anything else being published today.
And even if you’re not a die-hard sci-fi or fantasy fan, I think you’ll also find that this genre lends itself to crafting fiction that appeals to anyone who simply loves a good story.
This Do in Remembrance will be available in a variety of formats: PDF, Kindle, and paperback.
All include original illustrations and these stories:
An Eye for Value: In physics, opposites attract. A young man who just might be in love wants to know if that principle also holds true for human relationships.
This Do in Remembrance: On a tiny island late in World War II, a Japanese soldier dares to suggest that fighting to the death might not be the best available option.
The Middleman: A moody piece about a loan manager who wonders if squeezing money from hapless clients really can be justified in the name of business.
A Winning Program: A football coach at a religious college learns that sometimes it’s better to lose, especially if the athletics director has inked a lucrative deal based on that presumption.
Decision Day: Imagines a future where gender is fluid, relationships are made safe and fulfilling through efficient bureaucracy, and individuals are free to explore their identities—more or less.
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power: A World War II monuments man must conjure a miracle to help save a piece of civilization.
The Wire-cloth Fence: A farm boy looking for his lost dog wanders into a forbidden wilderness and discovers a dark truth.