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To Dance Amongst The Stars (short stories) - Hollow Moon series
Steph Bennion

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A LONG TIME FROM NOW IN A GALAXY WE CALL HOME...
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.

A petty thief is offered riches to steal a very special device, but has he let the genie out of the bottle? Can a poor, down-trodden kitchen slave find her prince in the shape of a young, dashing space captain? A priest is rescued after a quest to find the mythical alien home world ends in disaster, but who is the mysterious stranger wearing his boots? 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!

This collection brings together the prequel seasonal short stories from the space-opera Worlds of Hollow Moon and more:
> "GENIE And The LAMP"
> "To Dance Amongst The Stars"
> "The Watcher And The Priest"
> "It's A Blunderful Life"
> Epilogue: Extract from Hollow Moon
> The Worlds of Hollow Moon - Timeline Part 1: Prequels.

Published for the first time are the timeline interviews, a light-hearted look at how the various novels and short stories fit together. In this volume, Private Inari and Corporal Namtar run through the key events in history leading up to the five systems of the late twenty-third century...

TO BE PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017...


~ 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...
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ebook G.E.N.I.E. AND THE L.A.M.P.

A young Angelos Inari, petty thief and self-professed laziest man in Epsilon Eridani, is offered more money than he's ever seen to help steal a top-secret corporation interrogation device. Before the night is out, the Local Ambient Megastructure Projector has surrounded him in riches and won him the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately, the mysterious Namtar has no intention of letting Inari keep his wonderful new prize...

(First published 21 December 2014; approx. 9,000 words. [details])

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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])

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ebook THE WATCHER AND THE PRIEST

Priest Taranis is far from home and close to death, his quest to find the mythical world of the greys having ended in disaster. Against the odds, help is at hand, but who is the mysterious stranger wearing his boots? Caught between masters and slaves, sacrifices must be made if the dark priest of destiny is to live to tell his tale...

(First published 20 December 2015; approx. 9,000 words. [details])

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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])

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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.
> Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf (main-sequence short stories) book page.
> Three Tales For Christmas (introductory anthology for Kindle) book page.

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

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