Strange as it may seem, the originally published version of the novella "Enemy Mine" (1979)has not been available except from used magazine vendors, until now. The version released in the Author's Guild Backinprint.com edition is a slight expansion of the original that was first published in my themed collection, MANIFEST DESTINY. The many appearances of this story in anthologies since then are that same slightly expanded version.
The version we have been marketing from this site , ENEMY MINE: The Author's Cut, is a rather substantial expansion of the original that first appeared in the Enemy Mine omnibus titled: THE ENEMY PAPERS. This was in order to better balance Enemy Mine against its two sequels, THE TOMORROW TESTAMENT and THE LAST ENEMY, both full-length novels.
The Enchanteds version we are releasing with this announcement, titled: ENEMY MINE The Original Award Winning Novella, is as the title says: the original. Excepting for correcting a few typos appearing in the original, this version is as it appeared in the September 1979 issue of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, thirty-two years, three awards, and a motion picture ago.
In a few weeks, barring any medical, military, or political surprises, Enchanteds should have a print version of this work available: Same Cover, same story, but in trade paperback format and at a significantly higher price. Reconsider the Kindle. I was as hidebound as anyone: "Give me print or give me death!" However, since at Enchanteds Publishing we are publishing Kindles, it was necessary for me to get the Kindles on my iPad to check them out (there are Kindle apps for just about any electronic device short of a washing machine). I began reading my own stuff as Kindles and in a matter of days I was hooked. It is so darned easy to read and to handle, not to mention the thousands of books it can hold, the hundreds of thousands it can access at very low rates, and the Amazon free book lending deal (which isn't free). But for a single payment per annum, you become a premium member and can have any book that has been entered into the lending program free for a week. And all my books are entered in the Amazon Kindle lending plan.
Yes, I know it involves change, and change can be frightening. But it's just like the broccoli, folks. How do you know you won't like it if you won't try it? Give Kindle Reader or a Kindle Application on your iPad, mobile phone, or whatever a try. The apps are for free, as are many of the Kindles. A cheaper tryout for potential savings on books in the multiple thousands of dollars you won't find. bbl
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We are very pleased to announce the release of the Kindle Edition of Barry Longyear's THE GOD BOX. The Author's Note is as follows: "With the Kindle edition, for the very first time there appears on a cover what the actual God Box in the story looks like, although in this version the ghostly image of Tah, bodyguard to Lem Vyle, blocks the view of the ivory handle. In the image, three of the God Box's drawers have been removed showing scenes from the reader's own future, should he or she read THE GOD BOX."
The Story: In the in the exotic city of Iskandar, a somewhat dishonest carpet merchant in the bazaar named Korvas, on the run from the King's Guard for selling phony flying carpets, inherits a strange little box in the shape of a cask with four drawers. The magic in this box is that it will always give Korvas anything he needs, which is not necessarily what he wants, although at times the box will give him what he wants just to show him he didn't need it —which is what he needed at the time. A strange, humorous and lusty, and at times profound spiritual journey.
It should be noted that strictly speaking, this is not a fantasy book because God Boxes really exist and work as advertised. To confirm this, read Meditation 71. "A Really Stupid Suggestion" in Barry Longyear's YESTERDAY'S TOMORROW, Recovery Meditations For Hard Cases.
Young Adult short story, the third of the Stardancer campfire tales which have been described as "children's stories for adults."
The Stardancer is a kind of shaman who conducts storytelling ceremonies for the tribe's children that last for days and nights at a time. The Stardancer is also a bit of a magician able to send the listener into the story settings and character and off onto other worlds whose creatures face the same challenges of honor and courage as the warriors of this world.
"Windrunner and the Changa" is a rite of passage tale set upon an ice world where to become an adult a boy must face the biggest, fiercest, most horrible monster there ever was: The Changa
Good bedtime read. It helps to chase those monsters out from under the bed and into someone else's closet.
INFINITY HOLD\3, all three novels of the Infinity Hold saga, is available as a Kindle, and all but one of the link problems with Amazon have been resolved.
Enjoy one of the best series I ever wrote.
Description: The complete Infinity Hold Trilogy and authors introduction. Three full novels: Infinity Hold, Kill All The Lawyers, and Keep The Law. It is the saga of convict and murderer Bando Nicos who becomes the first police officer in Hell's Hell. Kindle Edition $7.95
On Amazon's page for Infinity Hold\3, the edition marked as $2.99 is only for Infinity Hold, the first novel in the series. Simply one of many of life's fascinating little mysteries.
INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Trailblazing Tales From Analog Science Fiction and Fact, 200-2010 [Kindle Edition]
This anthology in Kindle format is from one of the world's great SF magazines and is available now. Stories from authors Brad R. Torgersen, Barry B. Longyear, Rajnar Vajra, Carl Frederick, Michael F. Flynn, Robert J. Sawyer, Marianne J. Dyson, Stephen Baxter, and Richard A. Lovett. Edited by Stanley Schmidt. For serious readers of SF, give yourself a treat and click on the image.
Contains Barry Longyear's Jaggers & Shad novelette, "The Purloined Labradoodle."
At last, Barry B. Longyear's THE ENEMY PAPERS, containing the complete Enemy Mine Trilogy in addition to The Talman, the Drac bible, the Drac-English and English-Drac dictionaries, and two essays is now a Kindle at a fraction of the current trade paperback price.
This has been a long time in coming and we are pleased to be able to offer this monumental work at such savings.
The Write Stuff is now available both in Kindle format and trade paperback. The Kindle price is $9.95, which is approximately 75% off the original price of the online seminar (which is no longer being offered). The trade paperback edition is $16.95, less than half the Online Seminar price.
I've incorporated much of the feedback I received from my original online participants and from editors Stanley Schmidt of Analog and Gordon Van Gelder of F&SF. The work has been simplified, tightened up, and is even more so the most effective way you can develop the skills and remove the blocks enabling you to write the best stories of which you are capable.
Archive aTwitMystery #4 The Sunday Papers
Poetry of a Serial Killer, backgrounding for The Hangman's Son by Barry B. Longyear
For the first time since its appearance in the Future Wars anthology (Daw, 2003)my novelette BIFROST CROSSING is now available as a Kindle ebook. It's a special story for more reasons than I can recount in this limited space. If you are one of those who find a bit of interest, albeit some puzzlement, in what mental corner I'll next explore, add this to your list.