The Ships We Sail
Here it is—the very first Sockdolager anthology!
The Ships We Sail includes the following seven tales, presented now in their entirety on the web.
- The Crash, by Ruth Lesley
- The Wake, by Whitney Bishop
- Lab Notes: Flimax Orpah (et Girt), by Meg Belviso
- While You Were Making Other Plans, by Jenifer K. Leigh
- Lady Aurulent, Detective and Purported Sorcerer, in: The Case of the Missing Pilot, by J. Louis Zadorsky
- Courier, by Miriam Oudin
- Off Nominal, by Alison Wilgus
How this happened:
It occurred to us one bourbon-seasoned afternoon in March that Kissing and Adventure make really excellent partners—you know, in stories. And we thought to ourselves how grand it would be to assemble an anthology of fiction dedicated to making that case.
And by Jove, we think we've done it.
What we did was we bothered our talented friends and their talented friends and waved patently false promises of internet/literary fame and fortune under their noses, which they politely pretended to believe, indulging our falsehoods, concluding correctly that we were full of shit. And they wrote something for us anyway.
So this is a kissing book, but it is also filled with events both harrowing and mundane! Airship chases, shipboard heists, and daring microgravity maneuvers high above the Red Planet! It is as much about things happening as it is about smooching, in the final analysis. And it costs very little. A pittance, really.
Thanks entirely to the efforts of our contributors, we've compiled a collection of stories that we feel makes an excellent case for more adventure with more kissing.