Announcing the publication of Third Person Press‘ latest release: To Unimagined Shores, Collected Stories of Sherry D. Ramsey.
Sixteen stories were previously chosen for publication in an impressive array of international magazines, collections and anthologies including On Spec, Simulacrum, Fantasy Magazine, The Day the Men Went to Town (Breton Books), Michael Stackpole’s The Chain Story Project, Gateway S-F, Neo-opsis and others. The seventeenth is a bonus story, never before published.
The collection is divided into three parts. Part One, Science Fictional Shores, includes seven stories about such intriguing topics as a road trip with a hitch-hiking alien, stolen embryos on a colonized planet, and inter-planetary intrigue involving a hip Spaceport detective. The second section, Fantastic Shores, contains six fantasy-based stories on such deliciously intriguing subjects as a Victorian time machine, climate change in Hell, and a daughter’s redemption with the help of an unconventional angel. The last section, Magical Shores, boasts four stories which revolve around one main character: a young female apprentice to a crotchety but wise old wizard. The stories are by turns funny, tragic, light-hearted, serious but are always adventurous and unusual. Mark Rayner, author of “The Amadeus Net” and “Marvellous Harry,” writes: “Sherry D. Ramsey’s short stories are filled with vibrant characters, good writing, and thrum with humanity, even when there aren’t many actual humans in the story.”
Ramsey, a former lawyer, is a full-time writer whose novel, One’s Aspect to the Sun, won second place in the 28th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition’s novel category, the H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize. She works for The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia Writers-in-the-Schools program, helping to teach youth about creative writing. She serves on the boards of The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, S-F Canada, and the Northside Development Association. She has been editor-in-chief and publisher of the award-winning online writer’s resource, The Scriptorium for a over dozen years and is one of three founders of Third Person Press, local publishers of speculative fiction.
Both print and e-book versions are on sale at: thirdpersonpress.com