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K.W. Taylor

K.W. Taylor’s first science fiction novel, The Curiosity Killers, came out in the spring of 2016 from Dog Star Books. Her debut novel, The Red Eye, combines urban fantasy and horror (Alliteration Ink, 2014). Taylor focused on horror for her novellas The House on Concordia Drive (Alliteration Ink, 2014) and We Shadows Have Offended (Etopa Press 2011). Anthology appearances include Ink Stains (Dark Alley, 2017), A Terrible Thing (555/Carrion, 2016), Life after Ashes (Alliteration Ink 2015), The Grotesquerie  (Mocha Memoirs Press, 2014), 100 Worlds (Dreamscape Press, 2013), Sidekicks! (Alliteration Ink, 2013), Once Bitten, Never Die (Wicked East Press, 2011), and the forthcoming 555 Vol. 3 (Carrion Blue).

 

Taylor holds an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University, an MA in literature, and teaches college in Ohio, where she’s working on a PhD. She blogs at kwtaylorwriter.com.

LOVE ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

13 Stories of Science Fiction Romance
Set on Intergalactic Shores

Summer love is summer love, no matter the planet. Climb aboard your spacecraft or time machine and travel across time and space with these thirteen tales of love on beaches in the future and among the stars. Includes stories by USA Today Bestselling Author Traci Douglass, Cara McKinnon, Rhonda Jackson Joseph, A.E. Hayes, Sheri Queen, M.T. DeSantis, L.J. Longo, K.W. Taylor, Mary Rogers, Elsa M. Carruthers, Emmerite Sundberg, Serena Jayne, and Oriana Maret.

"Reprogramming"

by K.W. Taylor

Alex didn’t want to be marooned on an alien planet with a robot, but it may just be exactly what she needs.

Captain Alex Graham must leave her husband, robotics scientist Sam Williams, behind when she’s assigned to a five-year solo mission on Proxima. To keep Alex company, Sam sends along Simulant, a companion droid designed in his likeness. Alex finds the surprise unfortunate, however, as she had volunteered for the mission to gain an effective separation from Sam and to determine if she wanted to remain in the marriage. When her ship goes off-course, Alex finds herself marooned on a beach on the uninhabited planet Kepler with no one but a robot clone of her husband for company. Will Alex find a way to cope—or perhaps a way to love her husband again, albeit differently?