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Orphans In the Black: A Space Opera Anthology by [Murphy, Amy J., Buroker, Lindsay, Forbes, M.R., Fox, Chris, Pope, Christine, Jansen, Patty, Lallo, Joseph, Sharp, Anthea, Gockel, C., Verish, Matt, Chris Reher, Christopher Holliday, J.A. Sutherland, Michelle Diener, Chris Dietzel, David Adams, LJ Cohen, Richard Tongue, Kay McSpadden]
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We’re all Orphans in the Black …

Strap yourself in for nineteen thrilling short stories of space pirates, time travelers, aliens, AI, and more! Meet determined heroes forging their own path through the universe, men and women who won’t go down without a fight.

Be transported to fantastical new worlds by award winning and bestselling authors. Download this exclusive collection today.

The Stories:
A Simple Thing ~ by Amy J. Murphy
Note to Self ~ by Joseph Lallo
Gravitational Pull ~ by Christine Pope
Autoscopy ~ by Matt Verish
Fog of War ~ by Chris Reher
The Alien ~ by Kay McSpadden
No Eye in Emily ~ by Patty Jansen
Void Mage ~ by Chris Fox
Lost Souls and Other Anomalies ~ by Christopher Holliday
Spacer ~ by J.A. Sutherland
Murphy’s Star ~ by C. Gockel
Interference ~ by Michelle Diener

Stowaway ~ by Anthea Sharp
In the Clutch ~ by LJ Cohen
Iron Lazarus ~ by David Adams
Dreams in the Dust ~ by Richard Tongue
Freedom? ~ by M.R. Forbes
Combat Support ~ by Lindsay Buroker
The Last Astronaut ~ by Chris Dietzel


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 741 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B073BNJR25
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5.0 out of 5 stars A space opera anthology of depth and quality 12 July 2017
By Convoke - Published on Amazon.com
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Orphans in the Black: A Space Opera Anthology brought to you by Amy J Murphy and consisting of 19 stories of dark space opera. The writers conjure space pirates, time travelers, aliens, and whatever the future in their imagination can hold. Heroes abound, and challenges likewise. My favorite story in this anthology is the last one, The Last Astronaut ~ by Chris Dietzel, and it's loosely linked to his De-evolution theme, which has produced many fine cautionary tales, but none more stirring and touching than this. Our hero is the "last astronaut." He's on a long mission to meet death. not only for himself, but for the human race. But the story swings around an unlikely core, a cat named Bob, which has long since died, and how facing the end of humanity shows our hero how to remember Bob the cat not with pain, but with joy. A story that swings around a universal truth is always powerful, and the Lat Astronaut is a fine example of that -- and of what science fiction should be. Read the whole anthology and get ready for the Last Astronaut, which is of award caliber.

Be transported to fantastical new worlds by award winning and bestselling authors. Download this exclusive collection today.

The Stories:
A Simple Thing ~ by Amy J. Murphy
Note to Self ~ by Joseph Lallo
Gravitational Pull ~ by Christine Pope
Autoscopy ~ by Matt Verish
Fog of War ~ by Chris Reher
The Alien ~ by Kay McSpadden
No Eye in Emily ~ by Patty Jansen
Void Mage ~ by Chris Fox
Lost Souls and Other Anomalies ~ by Christopher Holliday
Spacer ~ by J.A. Sutherland
Murphy’s Star ~ by C. Gockel
Interference ~ by Michelle Diener

Stowaway ~ by Anthea Sharp
In the Clutch ~ by LJ Cohen
Iron Lazarus ~ by David Adams
Dreams in the Dust ~ by Richard Tongue
Freedom? ~ by M.R. Forbes
Combat Support ~ by Lindsay Buroker
The Last Astronaut ~ by Chris Dietzel
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Compilation with Something for Everyone Who Loves Science Fiction 4 July 2017
By Phil - Published on Amazon.com
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I confess that I purchased this anthology because I have read every one of Lindsay Buroker's books, and I wanted to read the new story included in this anthology, too. However, that said, this was 741 pages which I read in about the same amount of time as what it takes for me to eat a small bag of popcorn. There are many, many very good stories in this collection. I enjoyed "Combat Support" as it gave me more insight into the enhanced female that Lindsay had created. "Freedom?" was a gentle eye-opener with a heart (I love robots -- thank you, Asimov), and "The Last Astronaut" was my introduction to an author I know I will be exploring more in the future. Orphans in the Black is a steal at any price.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A collection of facinating tales. 11 July 2017
By Grace Wedel - Published on Amazon.com
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I wanted to read Chris Dietzel's story first, I love out of space stories, so I went straight to "The Last Astronaut" and what an intriguing story. You get a touch of human emotions as well as a glimpse of what it’s like out there in space. It really gives you something to think about, what if this kind of situation should happen here on earth. ‘Orphans In Black, is an extremely interesting space opera anthology where you will discover lots of fascinating tales. Find a cozy spot to sit and enjoy these great tales.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars which is a wonderful look into a culture and one man’s shifting view ... 29 June 2017
By Moosie - Published on Amazon.com
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I’ve just started this Anthology and can’t wait to continue. I began with the Amy J. Murphy story A Simple Thing, which is a wonderful look into a culture and one man’s shifting view of it.
I now have Ms. Murphy’s other works on my reading list (notably the Allies & Enemies series). If the other stories in this anthology are as interesting as A Simple Thing, my reading list will be very long indeed.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indie Science Fiction that just might win a Hugo Award! 2 July 2017
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I've read all of Dietzel's other Great De-evolution stories and love his brand of quiet sci fi but his latest story, included in this great new anthology, is not only his best but also one of my all-time favorites. "The Last Astronaut" is screaming for major awards to take notice. Hugo anyone? It's nearly impossible to find that much sadness, humor, and interest in a short story but it has it all. I also enjoyed Murphy's and Buroker's stories.

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