August 2016’s Book of the Month is Sixes Wild: Echoes, by Tempe O’Kun.
Life’s not all whiskey and revelry for this bunny gunslinger. In a recent tangle, Six had cause to dynamite a lion crime lord in his silver mine. The kitty had the nerve to survive and vanish with one of the guns tied to her dead father’s spirit. A sensible hare would go to ground, lying low while she tracked down the varmint. And that’s just what she’d do, had she not stumbled into love with the local fruit bat sheriff. Love’s all well and good, but courting a gentleman when you’re no proper lady is a challenge Six never thought she would have to tackle.
All told, Frontier life is enough to trounce anybody. But then, Six Shooter has never been just any bunny.
Echoes is the sequel to Sixes Wild: Manifest Destiny, which won a Cóyotl Award for best novel in 2011. It’s available in print from FurPlanet and Kindle ebook from Amazon. (It should be available as a DRM-free ebook from Bad Dog Books soon.)
September’s Book of the Month is edited by FWG associate member Fred Patten and includes a story co-authored by member C. Alan Loewen.
Anthropomorphic animals have been imagined for as long as stories have been told. This is especially true of science fiction, where the endless possibilities of alien worlds make fertile ground for creativity.
Contained in these pages are stories from across the spectrum of science fiction, ranging from 1950 to 2013, and featuring feathers, fur, and scales. Each creature is a unique blend of humanity and the alien. Childlike or savage, independent or autocratic, they come in all sizes and shapes. Some are recognizable as reflections of humanity, while others are strange and wild creatures that defy description. All of them ask the same question: What kind of creatures will we find when we go to the stars?
The anthology features eleven stories:
- “Mask of the Ferret” by Ken Pick & C. Alan Loewen
- “The Inspector’s Teeth” by L. Sprague de Camp
- “Specialist” by Robert Sheckley
- “In Hoka Signo Vinces” by Poul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson
- “Point of Focus” by Robert Silverberg
- “Novice” by James H. Schmitz
- “What Really Matters” by Elizabeth McCoy
- “Kings and Vagabonds” by Cairyn
- “The King’s Dogs” by Phyllis Gotlieb
- “A Touch of Blue: A Web Shifters Story” by Julie Czerneda
- “Fly the Friendly Skies” by Bryan Feir
Cover art by Roz Gibson.
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August’s Book of the Month is by FWG member James L. Steele.
Humanity has gone to the stars, split and fused the atom, colonized hundreds of worlds, and rejoiced at first contact with alien life. Until the killing started.
Man has been at war with the Kesvek for over forty years. Nearly indestructible, relentless in battle, and unwilling to negotiate, the reptiles constantly push forward. Colony after colony has falls, and the human race can do little but hold them back. Humanity knows very little about their enemy.
The Kesvek plan to change that.
There is much to learn, and the Kesvek are willing to teach. So long as humans can survive the process, mankind will discover what caused the conflict, and what is required for peace.
No matter the cost.
Order from FurPlanet. (Mature content.)
July’s Book of the Month is FurPlanet’s latest volume of the furry anthology ROAR:
Can you keep a secret?
Secrets are made to be broken they say, but what of the consequences? When secrets come to light who profits, who suffers, and who triumphs?
ROAR volume 5 has arrived with a thrilling new set of tales. Fourteen authors have crafted stories exploring and exploiting the secrets held by their characters. When the last page is turned, will there be anything left to reveal?
It won’t be a secret for long—
Reynard and the Dragon by Searska GreyRaven
The Wharf Cat’s Mermaid by Mary E. Lowd
R & D by Ryan Campbell
Once Upon A Time… by Alms
The Painted and the Plain by Huskyteer
The Color of Mantis by C. Casey Gardiner
Eels for Heels by Sarina Dorie
Alter Child by H. A. Kirsch
Fear of the Dark by Ben Goodridge
Oakdale by W. F. Albone
The Harvest Moon Ceremony by NightEyes DaySpring
The Letter From Brundisium by Allen Vigilis
Should Have Known by Yannarra Cheena
Variables by Roland Joviak
Pre-order from FurPlanet.