Beneath Strange Stars

Beneath Strange Stars : A Collection of Tales

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Magic, mystery and adventure abound in these tales chosen from more than four decades of writing. Out of more than 300 published stories, Ralph E. Vaughan has chosen these as some of his best and has provided an introduction to each story. Among the characters you will meet are a swordswoman trying to live by the old ways as the world is transformed by the new metal-iron, a young girl taken from the lands across the sea who is always turning homeward, and a man who wanders the Cemetery Earth beneath a dying sun. The tales in this large (nearly 150,000 words) collection explore such diverse themes as alienation, faith, alternate history, interstellar colonization, the end of the Bronze Age, and the entropic death of the universe.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 21.59mm | 639.56g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507738285
  • 9781507738283

About Ralph E Vaughan

Ralph E. Vaughan is the author of several Sherlock Holmes novels and stories, such as "The Adventure of the Ancient Gods" (the first-ever crossing of Holmes and Lovecraft), "The Dreaming Detective," and "Sherlock Holmes and the Coils of Time." He is the creator of the popular Paws & Claws series, which began with "Paws & Claws: A Three Dog Mystery," in which three amazing dogs protect their neighborhood, thwart the evil plans of the nefarious Feral Gang, and occasionally save the world; the series continued with "A Flight of Raptors," and "K-9 Blues," with more to come in the adventures of the Three Dog Detective Agency. Most recently, he authored "Shadows Against the Empire," an interplanetary steampunk adventure set in 1882, first in a series of books. A writer since the late 1960s, he had published more than 300 short stories in a variety of magazines and journals. He is also a fan of crime fiction, from traditional British mysteries to the detective noir of Raymond Chandler and Lawrence Block. He is a long-time resident of Chula Vista, California, which is the setting of "Paws & Claws." He is married and has two children, a daughter who is a game designer and playwright and a son who is a conductor for the BNSF.show more

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