"Zachary Jernigan can't write a bad story. He couldn't even if he tried. Each and every time I start one of his inventive, carefully crafted, thoughtful and mind-bending tales I know I’m in for a treat. This collection is sci-fi at its intelligent best." - David Anthony Durham, John W. Campbell Award Winner
"Zachary Jernigan's short stories are in deep conversation with the history of the genre while maintaining a thoroughly modern sensibility. Here’s a new writer who has found his voice. Listen to him and enjoy!" - James Patrick Kelly, Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards
THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA is an e-book collection of five short stories, one of which is a previously unpublished work. (The others made their appearances in ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION, THEAKER'S QUARTERLY FICTION, and PAX AMERICANA.)
At close to 30,000 words, these five narratives span the whole range of speculative fiction, from near future sf, to space opera, to modern-day fantasy.
A Note On Content: Many reviewers noted the frank sexuality of my debut novel, NO RETURN . Which is nice, because I intended it to be frankly sexual. And yet I know quite a few readers avoid such content. I want those folks to know that The Bottom Of The Sea can be read without fear of encountering sex scenes. If it were a movie, it would be PG-13 at the worst.
Zachary Jernigan lives in Arizona, where the weather is nice and the political decisions are horrifying. He writes science fiction and fantasy, both in the short and the long form. His first novel, No Return, came out from Night Shade Books in the spring of 2013. He wants you to know that he loves Mario Bros. games, riding around in a wheelchair as long as it doesn't insult a handicapped person, and ma po tofu.
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