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Welcome to Hadrosaur's on-line bookstore. Hadrosaur Productions primarily publishes anthologies and the magazine Tales of the Talisman. In addition to our publications, this section contains magazines and anthologies that share some connection with Tales of the Talisman or editor David Lee Summers. If you have any questions about an item listed here, please drop us a note at hadrosaur@zianet.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Tales of the Talisman


Tales of the Talisman is a magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror that began publication 2005. Please visit the Tales of the Talisman website to see all the issues of Tales of the Talisman Magazine we have available.

Before Tales of the Talisman, we published Hadrosaur Tales. We still have back issues available at the Hadrosaur Tales website.



Fantasy


Different Dragons II edited by Dana Bell

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • What happens when dragons are dropped unexpectedly on your front door step from a company you've never heard of? In China, a dragon comes up with a unique solution on what to do with all those maidens! An amusement park is hounded by a sea monster the Indians had been feeding for centuries. Haunted by a ghostly dragon, a young woman flees across the snow wilderness, terrified her slaughter of the beasts means her own death. A family is murdered in the Middle East, and a dragon promises a young girl vengeance for their deaths. Are there dragons on a spaceship? You bet! Not to mention an usual dragon ride one pilot will never forget! And let’s not forget, how dragons can appear to be something they’re not, when protecting themselves or their family, from hidden magical dangers. These and other tales await within these pages of Different Dragons II.

    Features the story "The Dragon's Keepers" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by WolfSinger Publications



    Horror


    These Vampires Don't Sparkle edited by Carol Hightshoe

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        
    Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Sparkly Vampires? Oh Pluuueeeaasse!

    Since when have there been sparkling vampires? Are they a new brand of champagne or what?

    Vampires are supposed to be wily, tricky, and even evil. And they never, ever sparkle. In this book, you'll find stories with some refreshing takes on vampires: vampire heroes, vampire villains, humorous vampires, among others. Check out 27 stories with the most bite by Lyn McConchie, Cynthia Ward, David B Riley, Lillian Csernica, Rhonda Parrish, John Lance, and other exceptional authors. Grab some garlic, wooden stakes, and crucifixes, and get ready to party, because these vampires don't sparkle.

    Features the story "Luftgeist" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Sky Warrior Publishing


    Zombiefied edited by Carol Hightshoe

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        
    Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Zombie crime fighters, politicians, soldiers, rescuers—but a Zombie prom date or bowler? Two dozen amazing zombie stories sure to breathe life back into the Undead. If you're looking for stories that shamble, groan, and eat brains, you're sure to become ZOMBIEFIED.

    Stories by: Dayton Ward, M.H Bonham, Gary Jonas, Carol Hightshoe, Laura Givens, Rie Sheridan Rose, Lou Antonelli, John Lance, and Many More!

    Features the story "The Zombie Shortage" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Sky Warrior Publishing



    Poetry


    The 2012 Rhysling Anthology edited by Lyn C. A. Gardner

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Continuing a tradition started in 1978, the 2012 Rhysling Anthology showcases science fiction, fantasy, horror, mythical, magical, macabre, and surreal poetry nominated as the best published in 2011 by the members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Information about the Science Fiction Poetry Association can be found at www.sfpoetry.com.

    The anthology contains works by Megan Arkenberg, Albert Goldbarth, Shira Lipkin, Tim Pratt, Ann K. Schwader, Mary Turzillo and many more.

    Published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Hadrosaur Productions


    The 2013 Rhysling Anthology edited by John C. Mannone

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Continuing a tradition started in 1978, the 2013 Rhysling Anthology showcases science fiction, fantasy, horror, mythical, magical, macabre, and surreal poetry nominated as the best published in 2012 by the members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Information about the Science Fiction Poetry Association can be found at www.sfpoetry.com.

    The anthology contains works by Terry Garey, Marge Simon, Adele Gardner, Catherynne M. Valente, Jane Yolen, David C. Kopaska-Merkel and many more.

    Published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association in cooperation with Hadrosaur Productions



    Science Fiction


    A Kepler's Dozen edited by Steve B. Howell and David Lee Summers

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Thirteen stories about distant worlds that really exist!

    An anthology of action-packed, mysterious, and humorous stories all based on real planets discovered by the NASA Kepler mission. Edited by and contributing stories are David Lee Summers—best selling author of Owl Dance, The Pirates of Sufiro, and other novels—and Steve B. Howell, project scientist for the Kepler mission. Whether on a prison colony, in a fast escape from the authorities, or encircling a binary star, thirteen exoplanet stories written by authors such as Mike Brotherton, Laura Givens, and J Alan Erwine will amuse, frighten, and intrigue you while you share fantasy adventures among Kepler's real-life planets.


    Space Grunts edited by Dayton Ward

  • Trade Paperback: $14.95 (plus shipping)
  • In the future, war is still Hell

    After you bomb your targets from the air, sea, or high orbit, someone has to go in and occupy the territory you've just claimed. They have to hump their gear in on their own backs, and they fight in all manner of inhospitable environments, from open space to the toxic atmosphere of alien worlds to the airless vacuum on the surface of a dead moon. You need someone who just does what has to be done, for as long as it takes to accomplish the mission.

    You need the infantry. You need grunts.

    Join the brave men and women who march into battle, be it here on the Earth of tomorrow or on far-flung worlds. Inside these pages are eighteen stories of duty, courage, and strength in the face of bitter conflict -- be it against our fellow humans or even life forms as yet unimagined.

    See how future conflict is experienced from the newest recruit to the most war-weary general, not only by those caught in the heat of pitched battle, but also those left behind. Visit near-future Earth, where war is broadcast in real time with corporate sponsoship. Meet a mysterious entity that takes on the form of a dead soldier and brings iwth it a harsh message for humanity. Elsewhere, an alien race comes calling, interested in whatever resources it can take from Earth, and not at all worried about any resistance which might be offered by anyone already living there.

    Gear up and get on the ready line with the likes of Robin Wayne Bailey, Selina Rosen, James Swallow, Julie McGalliard and many more.

    Published by Flying Pen Press LLC


    Space Battles edited by Bryan Thomas Schmidt

  • Trade Paperback: $14.95 (plus shipping)
  • Red Alert! Battle Stations! Incoming enemy craft!

    Come join the fight against all odds to protect lives, liberty, and property in the far reaches of outer space. You and a few loyal crew members have one choice: fight or die together. The outcome depends on your skills, your speed, and your wits, because your craft alone won't be enough.

    Would a sentient ship sacrifice itself to save its occupants? Would you risk your life to save those who arrested you and scheduled you for trial? Is there redemption for a failed soldier leading a ragtag crew? These questions and more lie at the heart of this collection: seventeen such tales of soldiers, pilots, smugglers, miners, and civilians in over their head against both known and unknown enemies.

    With brand new tales from Hugo and Nebula winner Mike Resnick, Nebula nominee Brad R. Torgersen, and Phillip K. Dick Award nominee Jean Johnson, this collection also includes tales from C.J. Henderson, Mathew Cook, Jaleta Clegg and ten more authors.

    Features the story "Jump Point Blockade" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Flying Pen Press LLC


    Taurin Tales edited by J Alan Erwine

  • Trade Paperback: $8.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Taurin Tales is a shared world anthology featuring some of the top names in small press science fiction. The Taurins were created by science fiction writer, editor, and game designer J Alan Erwine. Once he had created them, he invited some of his favorite writers to play in the universe, and further flesh out these new aliens. Thus was born Taurin Tales. The stories in this collection cover a large aspect of Taurin life…grand space adventures, small character studies, the tackling of difficult social issues, the past and the future of the Taurins. Included in this collection, you'll find D. Moonfire, Ian Brazee-Cannon, Tyree Campbell, Anna Paradox, Laura Givens, and Rick Novy.

    Features the story "Hiding in Plain Sight" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Nomadic Delirium Press


    Wondrous Web Worlds 7 edited by J Alan Erwine

  • Trade Paperback: $9.95 (plus shipping)
  • The annual Wondrous Web Worlds series presents the very best science fiction, fantasy, and horror published online at Sam's Dot Publishing, and includes two dozen selections from The Martian Wave, The Fifth Di…, and Aoife's Kiss. The material in this seventh in the series deals with some of the fundamental questions raised in the genres. What happens when you go mad from loneliness on Mars? If extra-terrestrials eat terrestrials, should you bring one back to Earth? Is it time to move on when you can't even entertain a rag-tag bunch of robots? What are the benefits of DIY terraforming?

    Come experience the literary potential of zombies, and learn why the Bone Slayer needed help against the skeletile, and discover the true purpose of biwigglies out Alpha Centauri way. You'll find some of the finest names in the genres between these covers: Richard S. Levine, Wendy Leeds, Marva Dasef, Tyree Campbell, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Keith P. Graham, Karen A. Romanko, and many more!

    Features the story "An Asteroid By Any Other Name" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Sam's Dot Publishing



    Steampunk and Retropunk


    Gears and Levers I edited by Phyllis Irene Radford

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Come, my friends, adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, travel back in time, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders of the Orient, and walk with automatons in twenty amazing tales set in Steampunk lands by masterful storytellers such as David D. Levine, Brenda Clough, Mark J. Ferrari, Irene Radford, K.L. Townsend, Shannon Page, Bruce Taylor, among others.

    Features the story "The Pirates of Baja" by David Lee Summers.

    Published by Sky Warrior Publishing


    Gears and Levers 2 edited by Phyllis Irene Radford

  • Trade Paperback: $12.95 (plus shipping)
  • Also available as an ebook from:
        Amazon.com
        Smashwords.com
  • Adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, walk with ghosts, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders world, and walk with automatons in twenty amazing tales set in Steampunk lands by masterful storytellers such as Alma Alexander, Irene Radford, Chaz and Karen Brenchley, Shawna Reppert, Larry Lefkowitz, Tina Connolly, Jeanette Bennett, Voss Foster, Frog and Esther Jones, and many more.

    Features the story "Endeavor in Halcyon" by Kurt MacPhearson and David Lee Summers.

    Published by Sky Warrior Publishing


    Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia edited by Karen A. Romanko

  • Trade Paperback: $14.95 (plus shipping)
  • Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia uses the prisms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to examine the culture, society, and politics of our recent past, the 1920s to the 1980s, in the United States and Europe. Twenty-six authors have contributed short stories and poetry to the anthology, twining history with speculation to find out what happens when suffragettes construct robots, insects spread cultural movements, women carry out the first "manned" space flights, or hair metal bands make deals with the devil. Along the way, Retro Spec hits many of the notches on the 20th century timeline, including World War II, the 60s counterculture, Chernobyl, and the fall of the Berlin wall, testing their limits with genre elements such as alien invasion, ghosts, alternate history, and time travel. Retro Spec is published in trade paperback by Raven Electrick Ink and includes many frequent Tales of the Talisman contributors including G.O. Clark, Nancy Ellis Taylor, and Lyn C.A. Gardner.

    Published by Raven Electrick Ink


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