Technogothic biopunk on a dead-end world
Shoska is an avant-garde musician and performance artist, trying to deal with a grieving ex-boyfriend who won't quit, an upcoming gig that she still hasn't finished putting together — and the trauma of her home, a distant mining colony, suddenly being cut off from the rest of the universe by The Closure. But then her ex gives her an ancient, forgotten instrument called a 'guitar'...
Shelter in Place
A Joe Shelter Novel Coronavirus Novel
A parody of opportunistic hard-man thrillers
Inspired by, written, and released during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020, Shelter in Place imagines a ‘ripped from the headlines’ book hastily written by an over-the-top and not-entirely-competent author.
Originally posted on social media as photo snippets of the imaginary manuscript to amuse friends and fans, now compiled into a free PDF for all (with a cover design and additional notes by the ‘publisher’).
How do you stop an insane president pushing the button?
Inspired by real-life political brinkmanship, Watching the Football is an ultra-short science fiction satire that asks the eternal question, “What price peace?” from a new and unconventional perspective.
Published at Wattpad (2018)
A StarCraft II story tying in to Heart of the Swarm
When a sleepy Dominion listening post's tranquility is disturbed by a zerg surprise attack, the base's marine forces find themselves fighting against a terrifying enemy — bringing with it a deadly sense of déjà vu for the commanding officer and her husband.
Published in Starcraft II: War Stories
(Blizzard Entertainment/Simon & Schuster, 2014)
“Who is Last Drink Bird Head? He, she, or it.
Under 500 words. Don't ask — just write.”
Those were the sparse instructions given by Jeff and Ann Vandermeer to an eclectic group of writers for the charity benefit anthology Last Drink Bird Head. Antony's story plays with language and symbolism to spin a tragic fantasy of animal ritual.
Published in Last Drink Bird Head
(Wyrm Publishing, 2009)