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Shapers of Worlds Volume III

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From outer space to inner space, from realms of magic to the here-and-now, from the distant past to the far future, the twenty-one authors in this third collection of science fiction and fantasy by authors featured on the Aurora Award-winning podcast The Worldshapers will take you on unforgettable adventures in the company of unforgettable characters.

A pampered, overweight cat from the present saves the world from alien invasion in Ancient Egypt. A musician whose special horn helped bring down the walls of Jericho is fated to bring down walls again and again throughout history. A house ghost is troubled by a new owner who proves unhauntable. Robots programmed to love humanity take the only action they can to save us from ourselves. A CDC agent is prepared to do whatever it takes to prevent a novel pathogen from spreading . . .

Shapers of Worlds Volume III features new fiction from Griffin Barber, Gerald Brandt, Miles Cameron, Sebastien de Castell, Kristi Charish, David Ebenbach, Mark Everglade and Joseph Hurtgen, Frank J. Fleming, Violette Malan, Anna Mocikat, James Morrow, Jess E. Owen, Robert Penner, Cat Rambo, K.M. Rice, and Edward Willett, new poetry by Jane Yolen, and previously published stories by Cory Doctorow, K. Eason, Walter Jon Williams, and F. Paul Wilson.

Among those authors are established, international bestsellers and winners of every major award in science fiction and fantasy as well as authors still at the start of what promises to be stellar careers—and all of them have crafted stories that will excite, enchant, enlighten, and entertain. Enter their fantastical worlds, and enjoy!

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Cover of Shapers of Worlds Volume III

The introduction to Shapers of Worlds Volume III

Until one begins a series of anthologies, one does not appreciate the challenges that such a project will entail. I’m not speaking of the challenge of constructing each Kickstarter, or the challenge of collecting and editing the stories from the featured authors (which is more a pleasure than a challenge). No, I’m speaking of the …

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