Furry novella anthology 'Five Fortunes' to debut at Further Confusion 2014
Posted by Fred Patten on Mon 13 Jan 2014 - 07:32 —
Edited by GreenReaper as of 07:34
Fred Patten will have a new anthology, Five Fortunes, on sale at Further Confusion 2014. The 415-page tome, published by FurPlanet, presents five brand-new novellas by fan-favorite Furry authors, four of them featuring their popular characters or settings:
- “Chosen People” by Phil Geusz, set in his Book of Lapism world.
- “Going Concerns” by Watts Martin, set in his Ranea world.
- “When a Cat Loves a Dog” by Mary E. Lowd, set in her Otters in Space world.
- “Piece of Mind” by Bernard Doove, set in his Chakat Universe.
- The fifth story is “Huntress” by Renee Carter Hall, in a new setting of tribal anthropomorphic African lions.
The wraparound cover is by Terrie Smith, illustrating Phil Geusz’s “Chosen People”.
Fred is the editor of several Furry short-fiction anthologies:
- Best in Show: Fifteen Years of Outstanding Furry Fiction
(republished as Furry!: The World’s Best Anthropomorphic Fiction!)
- Already Among Us: An Anthropomorphic Anthology (reviewed by Watts Martin and dronon)
- The Ursa Major Awards Anthology: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration
(reviewed by Roz Gibson, Watts Martin and dronon)
- What Happens Next: An Anthology of Sequels (reviewed by dronon)
You can get Five Fortunes for $19.95 at the FurPlanet Productions table at Further Confusion 2014, January 16-20, in San Jose, California, or order it from the FurPlanet online store upon their return.
About the authorFred Patten — read stories — contact (login required)
a retired former librarian from North Hollywood, California, interested in general anthropomorphics
Thanks again, Fred! It's been an honor to work with you!
Sounds wonderful. Is it a soft-cover book?
Oops, I forgot to mention this. Yes, it's a trade paperback.
What is the story of this cover illustration?
- Sheriff Bunny: It's on fire! Shoot it!
- Kids: Oh, hey. Looks like we're on fire again. This is mildly surprising and/or distasteful.
- Sheriff Bunny: You might ask why there's no smoke from the hellish blazing flames, why is the bus dragging a giant clanking chain, and why am I staring at the sky while my nose does a tangent with the stop sign. The answer is I don't know, but maybe I can shoot it better?
It's a scene from Phil Geusz's "Chosen People". I think that Terrie Smith's only artistic liberty was to not show the scene as full of smoke and more fire, distorting heat waves, and falling ash -- they're described in the story -- or you couldn't see much else. What he's going to shoot in the fire, why there's a giant clanking chain, and why he is staring up are answered in the story.
Yeah I guess I could have read the story to find out what is the story of bunny hell bus on fire... I was bored in the car on the way to Fur Con. Well i'm here... maybe I can check out a copy in person
I can always use more reviewers of my books.
Alas, you cannot, because UPS did not deliver it on Friday, and it was not marked for Saturday delivery. So, they did not make it to FC after all.
Oh, poo! Sorry. I guess that those who want "Five Fortunes" will have to order it through FurPlanet's online catalogue. I think that the next convention that they will have a table at is Furry Fiesta in Dallas in February.
Good thing I live in Dallas!
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