Ether Ore is the first-ever short story collection from Marcher Lord Press. It’s a collection of Christian science-fiction stories and will feature a novella-length story by MLP publisher and founder, Jeff Gerke, a.k.a. Christian novelist Jefferson Scott. I have a short story in the collection as well, titled The Merak Galaxy.
Ether Ore will release on both Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Marcher Lord Press is hoping to release the project on or before June 15, 2011.
Jeff Gerke was trying to put together an anthology of science fiction stories. I told him that I didn’t have time to write one just then, and that the only story I had that was science fiction (outer space science fiction) was a very short story that I had written for Highlights Magazine (who did not publish it, by the way). It was targeted at boys ages 8-12. I sent the little story over to Jeff and he put it in the anthology. And that was that.