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The First
Fifteen stories of dark fantasy, science fiction, and dystopia . Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords for other e-reader platforms.

Contains the Areopagan Cycle and Scott's first-ever-published story "The Shifting Sands of Memory." Includes an afterword revisiting the birth of each story. Other highlights include "Honesty," a time-travel love story, and "Doomsday Diary," a dystopian pre-apocalyptic tale.

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"Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains."--Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

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"Scott Nicholson’s stories have their own passion and heart (sometimes a warm, fuzzy heart, sometimes a twisted, black, and rotten heart). He has a fresh and true voice that will affect you, disturb you, enrage you, or make you laugh. He will not, however, leave you cold."--Kevin J. Anderson, co-author of the Dune series

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