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The future, ghosts, aliens, surprising twists, murder, love and beyond...
A nightly visitor isn't all that she seems. A woman's life draws strange parallels with a space probe. A man wakes up in a black void, with no recollection of how he got there.
These are just a few of the stories in Beyond. Some explore life beyond death. Others were inspired by questions of existence beyond earth. Some just centre on human emotions and experiences which are 'beyond' normal.
"This is a little well-written book of exceptional variety. A book you can dip into again and again, just for a few moments at a time!" - The Voice of Literature
"Even the shortest of these stories made me think, or wonder, or to be honest, scared me a little bit in the best way possible." - Amazon Review
Alanah Andrews is an English teacher, mother and writer in Australia. She spent her younger years growing up in New Zealand where she thought it was normal to have a steaming mud pool and a boiling lake in her backyard. Primarily writing speculative fiction, she has won several awards for her short stories which have been published in a range of anthologies. A science fiction nerd, her most exciting experience so far was when one of her stories was read aloud at a literary festival by an actor from Stargate.
Alanah specialised in creative writing at Monash University where she studied a BA in Professional Communication. She also has a Master of Teaching and loves being able to foster a love of reading in her students. She has published a collection of short stories titled ‘Beyond,’ and has also written a Young Adult Dystopian novel called ‘Eve of Eridu.’
For Every Child Born Someone Must Die The math is simple. The politics behind it are anything but… When Janice becomes pregnant, her life will be forfeit. Her only out is to find someone desperate enough to volunteer as a life donor. But the man who promises to save her has an agenda all his… [Read More]
Two extraordinary dreams. Two ambitious men. One will receive adulation and support. The other will be denied. Daniel Walker remains haunted by first contact as a child with a merciless alien race. The experience left him orphaned, emotionally scarred and reluctantly famous. Years later, with Earth nearing its death throes, he embraces that fame to… [Read More]
A collection of essays by the author about films which were important to pop culture and the genre. The chronology includes all science fiction films from 1940 to 1949. Each essay includes a complete plot synopsis, additional analyses and notes, anecdotal information and data, where possible; since some films have been lost. Each has been… [Read More]
There were six ships coming at her from planetary orbit. She had no idea of their intent, but it did scare her even though they hadn’t actually fired on her ship the last time they met, they had fired on her new friends, the Clubbies. Plus her ship had come to the Clubbies aid with… [Read More]
They call it simply “the object.” It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting. Waiting . . . for what? An American research ship disappears in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea only to reappear a few days later. When a special U.S. Coast Guard unit boards the vessel, they find it deserted, its power… [Read More]