Re-Release: Planetary Anthology: Jupiter from Tuscany Bay Publishing

Hello again, Happy Readers!

The last of the planned Re-Releases is finally here. Planetary: Earth anthology is now live! Links are below.

This anthology contains the continuation of my Horizons Unlimited universe represented by a short story titled: “Be Careful Where You Poke Your Gungnir“. Here’s the blurb!

One man with a vision thumbs his nose at Earth’s bureaucracy as he pushes mankind’s Manifest Destiny to Valhalla Crater on Jupiter’s moon Calisto, the largest known impact crater in the solar system, and the perfect place to test a theory that can free humans from their biological dependence on Earth itself… but it may take a bit of practice.

If you wonder where the title comes from, well, that’s simple…

Meme of woman confused with mathematic equations - ABC News (Australian  Broadcasting Corporation)
Me preparing to explain how I came up with the title

Gungnir is the spear wielded by the Norse God Odin…

ArtStation - Odin The Allfather, Adam Wesierski
Artistic Rendering of Odin with Gungnir

…who is known to only have one eye…

Jupiter has the great red spot, which is often (sometimes… ok I’ve heard it before) called the Eye of Jupiter.

Here are Juno's first closeup photos of the Great Red Spot | PBS NewsHour
The Great Red Spot, Jupiter

And Valhalla (Norse afterlife) Crater (on Calisto) is where the main action of the story takes place and they are trying to poke a hole in it.

What is Valhalla in Norse Mythology? | Historic Mysteries
Valhalla – Norse Mythology
Valhalla (crater) - Wikipedia
Valhalla Crater, Calisto

Read the story. There are other deeper & subtle connections, but I’ll keep those to myself.

Weird Al rants about the Illuminati in parody of Lorde's 'Royals' - The  Verge

So! Here’s the book!

Tuscany Bay’s Planetary Anthology Series Re-Release of Planetary Jupiter.

Follow the links to Amazon and get a copy.

There are stories here that explore the mythology of Zeus and the personalities in myth, as well as urban fantasy and fantasy stories that explore our understanding of leadership. The science fiction worlds range from splendidly alien to profoundly human to mixes of each as authors presented their visions of what life might be like on Jupiter’s moons.

Stories included are:

  • Sunward by Jeb Kinnison
  • The Jupiter Ghostbots by Lou Antonelli
  • Still Harvest by B. A. Booher
  • Encounter on Ganymede by Colleen Drippé
  • The Wretched Fate of Frankenstein by Robert Wenson
  • Subsonic Dreams by Arlan Andrews, Sr.
  • Leadership Qualities by Julie Frost
  • As Above, So Below by Jake Freivald
  • yrmidon by R.W. Ware
  • Finding Jove, or the further adventures of… by L.A. Behm II
  • Kronos & Kids by Robert Wenson
  • Daddy Issues by Karina Fabian
  • The Servant’s Journey by A. M. Freeman
  • I Only Have Eyes for Io by Robert Wenson
  • Diamond Studded by Bokerah Brumley
  • Icarus Falls by Richard Paolinelli
  • Be Careful Where You Poke Your Gungnir by J.D. Beckwith
  • Freeze by Jane Lebak

There are still a few more anthologies in this series coming soon! Check them out when they do!

You can find out more about the Planetary Anthology Series here:

Happy Reading!

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If you like intrigue, humor and a bit of speculative technological supposition, you should pick up a copy of my technothriller-comedy eConscience Beta from Amazon today!

Peacekeeper Incorporated’s breakthrough nanotechnology could bring repeat offense crime to an end, freeing society from the need for criminal incarcerations. But first, they have to finish testing it. With funding on the line, and time to prove out the project getting short, the lead scientist must find a way speed things up. That’s unfortunate for his guinea pig, and anyone who would stand in his way.

Can the goal of ending most crime justify committing one… even a few?
And what happens when you conflate altruism with egotism?

Find out in eConscience Beta, where two lab techs and an uncouth petty criminal must outwit a brilliant but sociopathic scientist who’ll stop at nothing to establish his legacy as the man who ended crime.

If Science Fiction Space Adventure is more your speed, then you should check out my anthology, Horizons Unlimited: Volume 1.


Matter conversion technology—Matt-Con—has broadened the scope of mankind’s existence. It has opened up the real possibility of viable colonies on other planets in our solar system, and even space itself. Anywhere matter can be captured or energy from the sun can be felt, the possibility of expanding human habitation exists.

In this volume:

Quicksilver (short story)

The space station Chariot of Helios—on its way to Mercury to become a power collection station for Earth’s growing need for energy to power matt-con tech—encounters a strange anomaly that threatens ship and crew.

Null Gravitas (short story)

New crew and new relationships form above the skies of Venus. A post-prequel to Escaping Aurora.

Escaping Aurora (novella)

The sudden destruction of mankind’s first atmospheric terraforming platform leaves three unlucky exonauts struggling to survive in the skies of Venus aboard a cobbled-together airship. Meanwhile, the commander of the space station above battles obstacles that might keep her from rescuing her stranded husband and crew in time.