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Amy Sterling Casil

Amy Sterling Casil writes from her heart and her head; she writes sci fi and fantasy for people who don't often like it.

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Amy Sterling Casil is a 2002 Nebula Award nominee. Her short science fiction and fantasy has appeared in many anthologies and magazines ranging from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction to Zoetrope. She is also a nonfiction writer and has published 40 books (mostly non-fiction). She teaches English at Southern California community colleges and has a ludicrous, dramatic life story.

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Heart of Jade

Published Mar 21, 2019 · 9,529 words (35 minutes) · 817 views

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The Great Lord of the Mayan city Copan is dying and his only child The Lady will do anything to save the city. Humble jade carver Two Frog makes magical amulets, but he is so far beneath The Lady he cannot even look at her face. Make me a man! I want to live forever! The Lady demands . . . but fate has another plan for Two Frog and The Lady.


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Perfect Stranger

Published Mar 14, 2019 · 4,994 words (19 minutes) · 1 like · 3020 views

Science Fiction gene therapy designer babies suspense

Gary and Carolyn's son Denny would never have lived more than a few weeks if they hadn't given him gene therapy before he was born. Then he started having trouble with math. So the gene doctor fixed him. He gained a little weight. So the gene doctor fixed him. Now Denny's a teen and his father wonders ... is he still my son or is he a perfect stranger?


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To Kiss the Star

Published Mar 7, 2019 · 8,871 words (33 minutes) · 769 views

Science Fiction space travel women in space sci fi woman interstellar travel Young adult science fiction

Mel's 16, blind, and in a wheelchair. She gets the chance to become one of the first interstellar pilots but she doesn't want to leave John, the man she loves, behind.


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