By Michael H. Hanson, Edward McKeown, C.J. Henderson, John Manning, Arthur Sanchez, Jeff Barnes, Sarah Wagner, Diane Arrelle, Gustavo Bondoni, Leona Wisoker, Michael D. Griffiths, Paul Barrett, Richard Groller, Bruce Durham, Jamie K. Schmidt, Larry Atchley Jr., Jason Cordova, and Deborah Koren, and Mallory Makepeace
The Hordes of Hell are about to ride out upon mankind, the Forces of Evil are trembling with eagerness at the doors of our dimension… oh, wait a minute. Actually they’re not all eager. Some have become members of the Elks, or are involved with a fun crowd at the local High School (though granted, they’re drinking the cheerleaders’ blood. Not enough to do any real harm!). Others are tied up doing custodial work with incredibly annoying chipper young assistants. And there’s a blood-diamond mine in Africa that’s perfectly hellish enough without demons getting into the act. Aliens and time-travelers are frantically trying to get out of Dodge, not least by buying help at a certain centuries-old Afro-Celtic swap and barter shop in Ireland. And the mysterious master of the deal, Johnny the Salesman… what’s his part in all this? SHA’DAA PAWNS offers up eighteen terrifying tales of the coming apocalypse written by some of today’s most daring authors.
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Michael H. Hanson is the Creator of the Sha’Daa shared-world, horror/fantasy anthology series currently consisting of Sha’Daa: Tales of The Apocalypse, Sha’Daa: Last Call, Sha’Daa: Pawns, Sha’Daa: Facets, and the soon to premiere Sha’Daa: Inked all published by Moondream Press (an imprint of Copper Dog Publishing LLC). In the upcoming year Michael will not only be overseeing the writing of the new Sha’Daa anthology Sha’Daa: Inked, but he is also overseeing the writing of the shared-world novel Not To Yield, a science fiction tale inspired by The Odyssey. Michael is the Founder of the international writers club, The Fictioneers, a non-profit organization created in 2007 to encourage the writing of sci fi, fantasy, and horror, and the creative interaction of fledgling writers with more experienced professionals. The Fictioneers is loosely modeled after those fun children’s clubs of mid-20th Century radio fame (Captain Midnight, Little Orphan Annie, etc.).
Edward McKeown escaped from NY, but his old hometown supplies much of the background to his humorous “Lair of the Lesbian Love Goddess” shorts, as his new hometown in Charlotte, North Carolina does for his “Knight Templar” urban fantasy series. He enjoys a wide variety of interests from ballroom dance to the martial arts. Ed has also edited four Sha’Daa anthologies of tales of the Apocalypse and a wide variety of short stories. Ed is best known for his Robert Fenaday/Shasti Rainhell series of SF novels set on the Privateer Sidhe. He will soon debut a new series set in the same universe, featuring a 50,000 year old android named Maauro and her friend, a disgraced pilot named Wrik Trigardt, as they battle governments and the Thieves Guild for their freedom.
Authors Biographies: www.shadaa.com
“[Sha’Daa: Pawns] is a really fun read! Each writer brings a different take on the central theme of the series. Each story is well written and the collection builds up into a fantastic addition to the shared universe. Though the styles differ, that’s a good thing since it allows the writers to really stretch their minds while playing to their own individual strengths.”
— Dan L. Hollifield, Aphelion
“There is a wonderful brilliance to this shared world novel. It’s well written, quite amazing story. I’m entranced in it and can’t put it down. See what happens when the end of the world is coming as it has every 10,000 years.”
— John Manning, Iron Clad Press