Best of Penny Dread Tales

Best of Penny Dread Tales

Best of Penny Dread Tales

Short Story Collection by Kevin J. Anderson and Quincy Allen

$5.99 available in bundle


Four years of Penny Dread Tales have revealed some fantastic talent. In this edition, however, we’ve taken the cream of the crop. Herein lies the very Best of Penny Dread Tales: sixteen stories of boiler-splitting steampunk with a blend of sci-fi, paranormal, western, and horror. If you have an appetite for steampunk, these stories are sure to catch your fancy.


Including stories by: Cayleigh Hickey, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Jodi Franklin, Gerry Huntman, Laura Givens, Keith Good, Quincy J. Allen, David Boop, Justin Boyett & Peter J. Wacks, Vivian Trask, Aaron Sprigs, Peter J. Wacks, David W. Landrum, Sam Knight, Mike Cervantes, and Jonathan D. Beer    


Kevin J. Anderson has published 140 books, 54 of which have been national or international bestsellers.  He has written numerous novels in the Star Wars, X-Files, and Dune universes, as well as unique steampunk fantasy novels Clockwork Angels and Clockwork Lives, written with legendary rock drummer Neil Peart, based on the concept album by the band Rush. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series, the Terra Incognita fantasy trilogy, the Saga of Shadows trilogy, and his humorous horror series featuring Dan Shamble, Zombie PI. He has edited numerous anthologies, written comics and games, and the lyrics to two rock CDs. Anderson and his wife Rebecca Moesta are the publishers of WordFire Press 

Quincy J. Allen a cross-genre author, has published a litany of short stories in multiple anthologies, magazines, eZines, and one omnibus since he started his writing career in 2009. His first short story collection Out Through the Attic, came out in 2014 from 7DS Books, and he made his first short story pro-sale in 2014 with “Jimmy Krinklepot and the White Rebels of Hayberry,” included in WordFire’s A Fantastic Holiday Season: The Gift of Stories.

His first novel, Chemical Burn, was a finalist in RMFW’s Colorado Gold Contest in 2011, and his latest novel Blood Curse, Book 2 in The Blood War Chronicles, is now available in print and digital editions on Amazon and digital formats on Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Smashwords. His first media tie-in novel for the Aradio brothers’ Colt the Outlander IP is due out in early-to-mid 2017. He also has a short story appearing in the first Monster Hunters, Inc. anthology from Baen, due out in 2017.

He is the publisher and editor of Penny Dread Tales, a short story collection in its fifth volume that has become a labor of love. He also runs RuneWright, LLC out of his hose, a small marketing and book design business, and hopes to one day live in a place where it never, ever, ever snows.