First Contact – Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1

First Contact – Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1

First Contact Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 Cover

First Contact

First Contact – Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1, was first published in June 2011, and is available in all popular eBook formats and regular print. The digital price for First Contact is just $3.99 USD, and the print version is a reasonable $11.99 USD. This first release of our science fiction anthology series is approximately 54569 words in length, and is 192 pages in the 6×9 perfect bound print version. All stories are original and first published in this collection.

First Contact contains ten original science fiction short stories from professional fiction writers.  Each story is between 3500 and 7500 words in length, allowing for rich tales and well developed characters.

The author line up, in order of appearance, is as follows:

  • Ian Creasey — How I Lost Eleven Stone and Found Love
  • Ed Greenwood — Biting a Dead Man’s Hand
  • Ken Liu — The Caretaker
  • Jennifer R. Povey — Masks
  • Rob Jacobsen — Hera’s Tempest
  • Edward J. Knight — Roanoke, Nevada
  • Jessi Rita Hoffman — Nectar of the Gods
  • Kenneth Schneyer — The Tortoise Parliament
  • David Tallerman — Black Sun
  • Curtis James McConnell — Pop Quiz

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Reviews for First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1

A Must for Sci-Fi Lovers, August 15, 2011 – “The essence of each story is distinct, yet when placed together in First Contact, the stories seem to unite in their superior writing quality, the authors’ ability to extract an array of human emotions, and a storyline that–although a bit out there–is thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking… Very rarely do anthologies find the perfect complement of stories to publish; however, First Contact, in its first publication, has achieved a unique, unifying blend of exceptional literary quality, entertainment, and meaningful content. First Contact-Digital Science Fiction is a must for sci-fi aficionados.Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★★ 

A true page turner!, August 13, 2011 – “From horror to mystery and everything in between, these stories engage the reader with themes that resonate and plots that thoroughly entertain. For example, the thrilling suspense of “Biting a Dead Man’s Hand,” or a nice, quiet story like “The Caretaker,” it’s easy to see that the team did a phenomenal job creating the desire to turn the page for more… If you’re looking for a book that keeps your attention riveted from cover to cover, First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 is definitely for you!Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Fascinating Sci-Fi, August 10, 2011 – “All in all, this was a captivating read. I love the short story fiction form because you get all of the oomph of a longer piece of fiction in a smaller package. All of these stories have intriguing twists and turns that show their authors’ story-telling skill and proficiency. Even the story titles themselves are appealing…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Great New Anthology, July 8, 2011 – “Although I was initially a bit wary due to the somewhat bizarre cover art, I was happily surprised at the broad and bizarre range of stories in this anthology. This anthology does not shy away from raising interesting social and psychological points while maintaining a balance. I almost never read an anthology cover to cover – and I couldn’t put this one down…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Strong Start to a New Anthology Series, July 5, 2011 – “First Contact proved to be a wonderfully entertaining beginning to a new anthology series from Digital Science Fiction. The cover art itself is top notch, as are most of the stories inside. They have a surprisingly broad range, covering bizarre aliens, werewolves, and love, although not always to the others’ exclusion…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Debut of a promising new SF anthology, July 2, 2011 – “Digital Science Fiction is part of a new trend in small press anthologies that use modern tools to produce books with less overhead and yet high-quality production values. At least, that’s what the publishers promise; and in the case of Digital Science Fiction Vol. 1, I think publisher Michael Wills has hit that mark. This is a nice book, with good writing, solid editing, and virtually no proofreading errors I could find (and I do tend to nitpick). Another plus in the digital era is that the formatting for Kindle is superb! A lot of Kindle books have formatting problems, especially if you read them on a PC like I do. I found none of those here…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Timeless Sci-Fi Literary Gem, June 29, 2011 – “First Contact: Digital Science Fiction Anthology 1 presents a wide variety of compelling short stories that not only possess stirring content, but contain a genuine literary quality that that give them a timeless feel. Selected carefully by the President of Digital Science Fiction, Michael Wills–Anthologist, co-partners Stephen Helleiner and Craig Ham, and editor Jessi Hoffman, each short story explores thought-provoking human themes in the context of science fiction. First Contact, the first edition of a monthly anthology published by Digital Science Fiction , opens with a bang with stories like “How I lost Eleven Stone and Found Love,” (Ian Creasey) “Biting a Dead Man’s Hand,” (Ed Greenwood), “Black Sun,” (David Tallerman) “Hera’s Tempest,” (Ron Jacobson) and several others…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Riveting Stories that Both Entertain and Offer Something “Extra”, June 18, 2011 – “Throughout the stories, readers are kept at the edge of their seats, breathless with the many plot twists and the mastery of suspense that the authors exhibit. Each of the stories are deftly written, transcending the mere creation of a plot and maintaining genuine literary quality, a rare combination in modern writing…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Strong Start to a New Anthology Series, July 5, 2011 – “First Contact proved to be a wonderfully entertaining beginning to a new anthology series from Digital Science Fiction. The cover art itself is top notch, as are most of the stories inside. They have a surprisingly broad range, covering bizarre aliens, werewolves, and love, although not always to the others’ exclusion…Reviewed at Amazon.com

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Purchase from Amazon.com for Kindle and Kindle apps – $3.99 (or less)
Purchase a print version of First Contact from Amazon.com – $11.99 (or less)
Worldwide free delivery of the print version from BookDepository.com – $11.99 (or less)