Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Speculative-Fiction Authors Take On Literary Masters in New Short Story Anthology



ORLANDO, Fl. - Imagine Alice of Wonderland joining the Count of Monte Cristo to battle evil forces unleashed through her portals. Treasure Island reset in space. Or the story of Jonah recast with an indigenous man from the Brazilian rainforest overwhelmed and tested by the power and vengeance of modern society.

The Masters Reimagined, a new short-story anthology, debuts this week at the Florida Writers Association’s Annual Florida Writer’s Conference in Altamonte Springs, Fl. The book features ten short stories by award-winning, speculative-fiction authors who reimagine literary masterpieces, creating new tales with touches of science fiction, fantasy, and mischief.

Produced by The Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of writers, and published by Blue Beech Press, The Masters Reimagined offers new takes, resets, sequels, or homages to the great works of Joyce, Tolstoy, Capote, and many more.

These re-imaginings come from some of the most imaginative writers at work today, including best-selling author Jade Kerrion whose Double Helix series has won numerous literary awards; E.J. Wenstrom, author of last year’s Florida Writers Association Book of the Year, Mud; and Ken Pelham, winner of the 2015 FWA Book of the Year.

The Masters Reimagined will be debuted at the Florida Writers Association’s 16th Annual Florida Writer’s Conference, October 19-22, at the Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs, 350 Northlake Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Fl.

The Masters Reimagined will be available to the public November 1, through Amazon.com, at $14.99. with pre-orders available for just $12. Each individual story also is available now as a stand-alone, digital, Kindle download for 99 cents apiece.

The founders of The Alvarium Experiment and creators of The Masters Reimagined, Ken Pelham and Charles A. Cornell, and other contributing authors are available for interviews by phone, and many will be available in person at the conference.

Many of The Alvarium Experiment authors of the first two anthologies also will be available to sign copies of The Prometheus Saga and Return to Earth, and to discuss these works, at the conference, at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21.

Contact Scott Michael Powers, 407-234-5110, ScottMichaelPowers@yahoo.com, for more information or to arrange interviews.

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