New story: “If By Reason of Strength…”

I am delighted to announce that a new story of mine, “If By Reason of Strength…” has been published by 40kbooks. The folks over at 40kbooks publish e-book version of novelettes and novellas and they do a wonderful job creating the e-book and making it presentable. They’ve published folks like Paul Di Filippo, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Mike Resnick, and Jeff VanderMeer. And now, Jamie Todd Rubin.

Here is the cover that they’ve done for the story:


If you would like to read the story, it is available on Amazon for $0.99. In addition, you can get a signed version of the e-book (that’s right, a signed e-book) by using Kindlegraph. I was surprised to find I already had one autograph request when I checked this morning.

I now have an Amazon author’s page from which this story is available.

And finally, I also have a Q&A with Jamie Todd Rubin discussion board on Goodreads. There are some basic discussions already started there, but if you are interested, feel free to jump in and participate.

I hope you enjoy the new story should you decide to check it out.


    1. Paul, thanks for the review. Insightful. I’m always fascinated by reviews of my own stories because I often learn how to improve (or at least avoid the same mistakes), but also because more often than not, the reviewer finds something in the story that I had no idea I’d put in there. I originally wrote this story in a James Gunn workshop. Jim liked my homage to Dr. Seuss. He thought I should include “truffulas” somewhere in the title. As far as the Golden Age, you are spot on. When writing this, I thought of it as my “Heinlein” story. 🙂


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