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 Alan's flash fiction short story

"Ordering A Bagel At The Quantum Café"

is available in

Fifty Flashes

a new flash fiction short story anthology from Whortleberry Press. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).


 Alan's poem "Some Things Never Change" is available in the  Winter 2017 issue of

Star*Line

the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The Winter 2017 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.


 Alan's poem

"Werewolf Eating Disorder"

is available in

Lupine Lunes

the new Halloween-themed poetry and short story anthology from Popcorn Press. Copies are available at the Popcorn Press website.


 Alan's short story

"Vincent And Paul In The Yellow House"

is available in

The Night Café

a new short story anthology featuring stories highlighting the theme of Vincent Van Gogh's painting masterpiece "The Night Café." Copies are available for purchase at the Alban Lake Publishing website.


     Alan's poem "At The Robot National Convention" is in the Summer 2016 issue of
Star*Line

the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The Summer 2016 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.


   Alan's poem "Robot Agonistes" has been nominated for the 2016 Rhysling Award, the annual Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror award presented by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The poem is reprinted in
The 2016 Rhysling Anthology

published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). Copies of the anthology are available for purchase at The SFPA Website.


 Alan's poem "Across The Universe" is available in the Spring 2016 issue of
Star*Line

the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The Spring 2016 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.


 Alan's short story "The Year The Founders Won The Pennant" is the lead cover story in
Strange Changes

the alternate history science fiction short story anthology edited by Arthur Sanchez and Jean Goldstrom. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).


 Alan's poem "Our Timeline Is Not For You" is available in the Winter 2016 issue of
Star*Line
the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The Winter 2016 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

 Alan's poem "Like A Drunken Cosmonaut" is available in this year's annual 2015 anthology edition of
The Martian Wave
edited by J. Alan Erwine and published by Nomadic Delirium Press. The anthology is available for purchase from the Nomadic Delirium Press website.

Alan's trio of young/teen reader humorous science fiction poems, "Totally Gross," "We Never Dreamt" and "White Ops" are featured in the October 2015 issue of
FrostFire Worlds
The issue is available for purchase from Alban Lake Publishing.

Annie's Book Stop recently hosted an
Author Spotlight: Alan Ira Gordon
event at its store in Worcester MA.  Al gave a talk based on his Bradbury research and appreciation.  He was also interviewed by the store's owner, Patty Cryan, herself a dedicated Bradbury enthusiast..  To read an online copy of the interview, click on the event's title above or on the "Dandelions of Mars" image to the left.

 Alan's poem "How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle" is available in the October 2015 issue of
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Subscriptions are available for purchase at The Analog Science Fiction And Fact website. Digital subscriptions and single issues are available at Amazon Kindle, Barnes&Noble.com, IPad and GooglePlay.

Alan's short story "The Recruitment Of Delta X-10," written in collaboration with Jussi Mantere, is available in the new short story anthology
Strange Mysteries 6
edited by Tim Tobin and Jean M. Goldstrom. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).

 Alan's poem "Starships On The Beach" is available in the Spring 2015 issue of
STAR*LINE
the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA). The Spring 2015 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.
 
Alan's short story entitled "Dizzy" is featured in the anthology 
A Robot, A Cyborg & A Martian Walk Into A Space Bar
a collection of humorous science fiction stories available for purchase in a variety of formats (including e-book, Kindle, and Nook) from:
Nomadic Delirium Press
Smashwords
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Alan's poem "Pocket Universe #611: Ladies & Gentlemen, The Beatles" is available in the Winter 2015 issue of
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Winter 2015 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's poem "Robot Agonistes" is available in the January/February 2015 of
The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction
 The issue is available for purchase at The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction website.   Kindle and Single Issue Magazine editions are also available at Amazon.Com.

Alan's alien invasion science fiction poem "When Life Gives You Lemons..." is available in the Fall 2014 issue of 
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Fall 2014 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's science fiction poem "Redux" is available in the Summer 2014 issue of  
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Summer 2014 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's gothic horror short story entitled "Vincent And Paul In The Yellow House" is a featured cover story in the June 2014 issue of  
DISTURBED DIGEST
 Enjoy this alternate reality version of the well-known lives of 19th-century painters Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin. The issue is available for purchase from Alban Lake Publishing.

Alan has just edited
STRANGE SUMMER FUN
 the new summer-themed short story collection from Whortleberry Press. The collection contains a nice variety of 15 science fiction, fantasy and horror tales that make for great seasonal beach reading! Copies are available at Lulu.com and directly from the publisher, Whortleberry Press at a very affordable price, so order your copy today!

Alan's alternate universe Beatles poem "She Loves You, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah..." is available in the Spring 2014 issue of
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Spring 2014 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's two young/teen reader humorous science fiction poems, "Healthy Lifestyles" and "Man Of Steel, Student Of Kleenex," are featured in the are featured in the February 2014 issue of 
FrostFire Worlds
magazine. The issue is available for purchase from Alban Lake Publishing.

Alan's science fiction multiverse poem "Climate Change" is available in the Winter 2014 issue of
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Winter 2014 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's haiku poem "The Students" is available in
Parody Poetry Journal, Halloween 2013
 
(Volume 2, Issue 2)
The poem can be read online at these websites:
Parody Poetry Journal: "New Endings for 2014 - Academics"
Parody Poetry Journal: Online Index
To purchase issues online or in local bookstores, click below:
Parody Poetry Journal: Purchase Back Issues
So enjoy some poetic satire and humor at the Parody Poetry Journal!

Alan's time travel-themed science fiction poem "My Favorite Year" is available in the Autumn 2013 issue of
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Autumn 2013 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's two science fiction/fantasy poems "Pulling Weeds" and "The Thing On The Wing" are available in the Summer 2013 issue of
STAR*LINE
 the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The Summer 2013 issue is available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan’s short story “Maya Leaves on Saturday” won first prize in the 

Short Story Competition
in 2003.  Contest judge Donald Unger writes: "We play games in relationships and this story wittily spins-out one such game for us, detail by cunning detail- a Cheeveresque kind of Groundhog Week."  Click here or on the "Other Writings" link in the navigation panel to enjoy your free read of this short story!
Story illustration by writer-poet-illustrator Marge Simon.  For more examples of Marge's work as well as to contact her for freelance artwork, visit her webpage.

Whortleberry Press has just published
Dandelions Of Mars
its eagerly-anticipated short story anthology in tribute to the late Science Fiction/Fantasy writer Ray Bradbury.  The collection features 24 short stories including Al's short story entitled "Almost Home."  Summertime was one of Bradbury's favorite settings for his well-known tales and is the perfect time to read this new and entertaining collection.  Copies are available at www.lulu.com and directly from the publisher at www.whortleberrypress.com, so order your copy today!

Alan's science fiction poem "Interstellar Starship Bumper Stickers (As Seen On Real Starships)," is available in the January 2013 issue of
STAR*LINE
STAR*LINE is the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The January 2013 issue is still available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's latest short story, "Luck of the Draw" is available in the new short story anthology
Strange Lucky Valentines
edited by John Hartley (Whortleberry Press). Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).   Steve Johnson has given "Luck of the Draw" a favorable review on author Lyn McConchie's Review Blog.  He describes the story as "neatly self-contained, good beginning/middle/ending, and the characters were interesting."  You can read the entire text of his review here.

Alan's short story collection
Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country

has just been re-released by Xlibris Press as an e-book for only $9.99! The collection is available in both e-book and paperback format from the publisher (www.xlibris.com).  UPDATE: Barnes & Noble's Nook edition is now on sale for $8.99!

Click here or on the "Read a Short Story Review" link in the Navigation Panel for the SFSite review of the story collection.


Alan's latest short story, "The Christmas Raffle" is available in the new short story anthology
Strange Christmas
edited by Jean Goldstrom (Whortleberry Press). Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).

Alan's poem "Rhymes with Borange" has been published in the October 2012 issue of
Beyond Centauri
published by SamsDot.Com.  Back isues are still available from Whitecat Publications for $4.99 plus S&H.

Alan's science fiction poem "The Television Stars, My Destination..." is available in the January/March 2011 issue of
STAR*LINE
STAR*LINE is the quarterly journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The January/March 2011 issue is still available for purchase at The SFPA Website.

Alan's short story
"The Proper Equipment"
has been ranked #1 in a reader's poll of the 40 stories in Whortleberry Press's 2010 short story anthology Strange Mysteries #2!

Alan's latest short story, "Corneater" is available in the new short story anthology
Strange Mysteries 3
edited by Jean Goldstrom. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).

Alan's latest short story, "Thin Ice", originally included in Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country, is available in the new short story anthology
Halloween Hell-O-Ween
edited by Jean Goldstrom. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).

Alan's short story, "Jenna In The Morning, Evening and Summertime" is still available in the short story anthology
Dear Valentine
edited by Jean Goldstrom, editor. The anthology contains 20 science fiction, fantasy and horror-themed short stories and is available for purchase from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or printer (Lulu Press).

Alan’s short story “The Proper Equipment” is still available in the short story anthology
Strange Mysteries 2
edited by Jean Goldstrom. Order your copy now either directly from the publisher (Whortleberry Press) or the printer (Lulu Press).

Alan’s short story “The Lutes Of Beacon Island” is still available in the short story anthology
Strange Stories of Sand and Sea
edited by Esther Schrader (Fine Tooth Press), available at all bookstores and bookstore webpages. See the publisher’s webpage at Fine Tooth Press for current discounts available for this very popular short story collection.  Click here or on the "Other Writings" link in the navigation panel to read an excerpt from this story.

Alan’s short story “The Bulgarian Poetess Takes a Green Card” appeared in
edited by Richard Rowand (McAlpine Publishing; Virginia Beach, VA, cover by Peter Botsis).  The story received an Honorable Mention listing in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (St. Martin's Press, June 1991, Gardner Dozois, editor).


"Journey Into Dandelion Wine Country is a worthy tribute to one of our greatest living authors, but it doesn't need that association to stand out as a work of fine fiction. Gordon has the touch and the voice and the imagination to raise him one day up into the ranks of his icons. Read this collection and you'll feel the desire for more. Somehow, with Alan Ira Gordon you know it will never be "more of the same."

-- SF Site Review

 
     
 
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