Scott M. Sandridge

A Work in Progress

Bibliography…or, “Where’s Your Street Cred!”

Fiction – Other

“Galaxy Store”

Working at Galaxy Store is no fun, so when Janell and Will arrive to replace their drive systems, Gorguth sees his opportunity for freedom.

First published in Ray Gun Revival, Issue 2, July 2006

Podcast Reading on Ray Gun Radio, Episode 8

Reprint now available at Anthology Builder.

“Shan’tir’ri”

When an assassination job goes awry, Mark the Merc learns how fast the hunter can become the hunted.

First published in Ray Gun Revival, Issue 4, August 2006

Reprint now available at Anthology Builder.

Nominated and made 21st Place for Best Short Story – Science Fiction and Fantasy on the 2006 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.

“Shadows”

Sometimes shadows are not only scary…but deadly.

First Published in Every Day Fiction as their Halloween Special, Oct. 31, 2007

Placed 21st Place on the 2007 P&E Readers Poll for Best Short Story – Horror

“The Philosopher in the Dark”

He thinks; therefore, He is.

First published in Every Day Fiction, April 17, 2008.

Reprinted in the Best of Every Day Fiction 2008 anthology, December 2008

“Sleep Paralysis”

Made 9th Place in the 2008 P&E Readers Poll for Best Short Story – Horror.

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Sleep paralysis: the condition in which a person is awake but still in the stage of R.E.M. sleep, thus suffers temporary paralysis and nightmarish hallucinations–or is it?

First published in Every Day Fiction, July 28, 2008.

“Demons Without, Demon Within”

Sometimes history isn’t what it appears to be.

First published in Mindflights, December 5, 2008

“ASSP on Europa”

A probe is sent to find life on Europa. Things don’t exactly go as expected.

First printed in Digital Dragon Issue 5, Oct. 2009

“Transhuman”

After the defeat of the New World Order, a small community within the Free States must face a new threat from D.C. Hive Mind–a verichipped “transhuman” supersoldier.

First printed in Chimeraworld #6: New World Disorder, 2009

“The God-King”

Sumu-la-ilu encounters a mysterious demoness and discovers his true origins.

First printed in The Four Horsemen: An Anthology of Conquest, War, Famine, and Death

“The Final Line”

It was supposed to be a simple assassination job, but for Mark the Merc nothing ever really ends up simple.

First printed in Digital Dragon Magazine #13, June 2010.

“Magic Coin”
Sometimes a silly superstition can be taken too far.

First printed in Morpheus Tales: Dark Sorcery Special Edition, August 2010.

“…a nasty little tale” – Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland.

“Deidre’s Folly”

Deidre hunts the vampire responsible for her best friend’s murder, but she discovers a truth that may threaten her very sanity.

10155833_474209506012778_7528267649849223687_nFirst printed in Fem-Fangs, October 2010.

Reprinted in Re-vamped: Blood Lust Revenge, April 2014

“The Interview Nobody Wants”

What will you do when Brán Basletum decides to interview you?

First printed in Dark Things II, October 2010.

“Though it is short, this story is very twisted and creepy; the bizarre ending is well worth the read.” – Trish Martin, Horrornews.net.

“Ghoul Man”

Pray he never takes an interest in you….

First Published in Dark Things V, December 2010

“Make Way for Utopia”

FinalCover_BackgroundFlat-WebSizedOn a burned out world, a goddess named Utopia must deal with her evil plans being thwarted by a young boy.

First published in The End Was Not the End: Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Tales, March 2013

“Loved this immensely. Whimsical, magical, heartbreaking. Amazing tale.” – Kayla West, I Read a Book Once

Short Fiction – Pankea

Published works that take place in my world, Pankea:

“Treecutter”

To save his people, Kale must must break his village’s most sacred taboo, one that has a death penalty: he must chop down a tree.

First published in The Sword Review, Issue 4, July 2005

Reprinted in Volume 2, Issue 1 of Better Fiction Magazine

Reprinted in Distant Passages: The Best from Double-Edged Publishing 2005 Reprinted in Distant Passages – Volume 1: Great Short Stories and Poetry From Double-Edged Publishing, 2007

Reprint now available at Anthology Builder

Nominated and made 15th Place for Best Short Story – Science Fiction and Fantasy in the 2005 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll.

“The Price of Freedom”

Freedom always comes at a price, but will Martin and Yavar be willing to pay it?

First published in Dragons, Knights, & Angels, Issue 26, November 2005

Reviewed by Brit Marschalk at Tangent Online

“War Child”

Meeting a child brings Korgash face-to-face with the consequences of his actions.

First published in The Sword Review, Issue 9, December 2005

“All the right parts of a great fantasy setting are there….” – Paul Abbamondi, Tangent Online

“The Oathkeeper Destiny”

Years after the events in “The Price of Freedom”, the time has finally arrived for Yavar to fulfill her oath to kill Warlord Vrang. But they are now husband and wife, and the recent capture of a caravan raider forces Yavar to face both her past and her future.

First published in Dragons, Knights, & Angels, Issue 33, June 2006

“…an action-packed, blood-soaked journey…the action scenes glistened like blood on the blade of a knife…” – Donna Watkins, Tangent Online

“The Lost Freehold”

Korgash takes a job to hunt down a gang of caravan raiders. Along the way he encounters an unlikely ally. But can the lone mercenary work well with others?

First Published in The Sword Review, Issue 15, June 2006

“Korgash, the lead character, has a distinct personality, and the dialogue between him and the other characters rings true…it is well worth the read.” – Nicole McClain, Tangent Online

“Marian’s Test”

Marian Silverblade is the last of her family line. While preparing for battle against the Vangaardians, she is visited and tested by her family’s fallen progenitor, Lord Calahan Darkblade, while a dragon is sent to destroy her. Will she remain true to her faith and defeat the dragon, or will she fall to Calahan’s trickery?

First published in Dragons, Knights, & Angels, Issue 34, July 2006

“Scott M. Sandridge shows his dark side…Sandridge digs deep and gives the reader prose and plot worth chewing on…” – Donna Watkins, Tangent Online

“Fang of the Serpent”

The Thain twins have settled in the small town, Sorac, and have begun building a means to smuggle escaped slaves out of Vangaard. But Yavar is visited by the high priest, Varash, who delivers an ultimatum: turn in her brother or the entire town will suffer the wrath of Emperor Argazihm.

First published in Dragons, Knights, & Angels, Issue 36, September 2006

“The action and fighting is well written and entertaining for those readers who yearn for duels fought with something other than swords…” – Donna Watkins, Tangent Online

“”Fang of the Serpent” is a good read, one I recommend.” – Rebecca Miller, A Christian Worldview of Fiction

“The Souldrinker”

Arnelda, Korgash, and Roland encounter zombies and a gruesome cult in the catacombs under Rexon. But can they survive the fearsome Souldrinker who leads the cult?

First published in The Sword Review, Issue 19, October 2006

“The characters have distinct personalities, the language engages, and there is enough mayhem to keep things interesting.” – Nicole McClain, Tangent Online

“A Nighttime Business Arrangement”

Yavar is sent to “negotiate” a deal with a troublesome noble.

First published in Silver Blade #4, Aug. 31, 2009

“Shilak’s Gift”

Werewolves. Pankea style.

First printed in Silver Moon, Bloody Bullets, June 2010

“The Legacy of Captain Jareena”

While raiding Hamadan merchant vessels, Captain Jareena loses two of her ships to a mysterious mist. When she finds her lost ships, she discovers a dark entity that not only threatens the lives of her entire crew, but is also somehow connected to her mixed bloodline.

First published in Cutlass & Musket: Tales of Piratical Skullduggery, May 2011

“Nothing Personal”

One of Madame Jessica’s prostitutes is murdered by a demon-possessed client. As the psychic werecat tracks the murderer down, she finds he’s connected to her from her pre-lycanthropic past. But still, nothing personal. Just business, right?

First Published in Dark Heroes, August 2011.

“Freezy the Snow Demon”

THUMBNAIL_IMAGEArnelda and Roland arrive at Raka for a Winter Solstice celebration, but before they get a chance to meet their old friends, a demon-possessed snowman attacks the town.

First published in Gifts of the Magi: A Speculative Holiday Collection, November 2014

 

Nonfiction

A quick list of published nonfiction:

Give it Meaning, my column on themes at The Sword Review.

“The Man Who Never Forgot” by Robert Silverberg: An Appreciation by Scott M. Sandridge

For the ED SF Project.

“20 Things to Prepare for When Starting a Writing Career”

Humor article, first published in Writing-World Newsletter, Issue 6:08, August 3, 2006.

“Get Paid to Write!!!! (For $999.95)”

Humor article, first published in Writing-World Newsletter, Issue 7:08, August 2, 2007

Reviews

Reviews for The Fix: All can be found here.

Reviews for Tangent Online:

Aeon #1

Aeon #3

Amazing Journeys, Volume 2, Issue 9

Analog, March 2006

Analog, April 2006

Analog, May 2006

Analog, June 2006

Analog, July/August 2006 Double-Issue

Apex #9

Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror 2006, Edited by Angela Challis & Shane Jiraiya Cummings

Bare Bone #9, edited by Kevin L. Donihe

Blood, Blade, & Thruster #2

Darker Matter #4

Fictitious Force #2

Heliotrope #2

Lenox Avenue, #8, Sept/Oct 2005

Neo-Opsis #7

One Million A.D., Edited by Gardner Dozois, 2005

Realms of Fantasy, February 2006

Realms of Fantasy, April 2006

Realms of Fantsy, June 2006

Realms of Fantasy, August 2006

Shadowed Realms, #7, Sept/Oct 2005

Strange Horizons, 12 June 2006

Strange Horizons, 19 June 2006

Strange Horizons, 26 June 2006

Strange Horizons, 3 July ? 10 July 2006

Strange Horizons, 17 July 2006

Strange Horizons, 24 July 2006

Strange Horizons, 31 July 2006

Strange Horizons, 7 August 2006

Strange Horizons, 14 August 2006

Strange Horizons, 21-28 August 2006

Strange Horizons, 11 September 2006

Strange Horizons, 25 September 2006

Strange Horizons, 17 October 2006

Strange Horizons, Oct. 2006

Strange Horizons, November 2006

Strange Horizons, December 2006

“Swans Over the Moon” by Forrest Aguirre

 Unparalleled Journeys edited by Edward Knight and David M. Fitzpatrick

“We, Robots”: a Novella by Sue Lange

Other Reviews:

Shadows from a Veiled Creation: A Review”, The Sword Review #18, September 2005

 

Editing Work

I was the managing editor for Fear & Trembling Magazine from 2007-2011.

I’m the anthology editor for the following anthologies:

Hero’s Best Friend: An Anthology of Animal Companions

3a401-final-herosbestfriendHow far would Gandalf have gotten without Shadowfax? Where would the Vault Dweller be without Dogmeat? And could the Beastmaster been the Beastmaster without his fuzzy allies? Animal companions are more than just sidekicks. Animals can be heroes, too!

Found within are twenty stories of heroic action that focuses on the furries and scalies who have long been the unsung heroes pulling their foolish human buddies out of the fire, and often at great sacrifice—from authors both established and new, including Frank Creed, S. H. Roddey, and Steven S. Long.

Whether you’re a fan of Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Science Fiction, or just animal stories in general, this is the anthology for you!

 

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court

57d7e-final_talesoftheseeliecourt_650The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the first volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Seelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “good” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Seelie Court, from authors both established and new, including George S. Walker, Eric Garrison, and Alexandra Christian.
But be warned: these faeries are nothing like Tinker Bell.

 

A Chimerical World: Tales of the Unseelie Court

0231e-final_talesoftheunseeliecourt_650The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the second volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Unseelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “evil” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Unseelie Court, from authors both established and new, including Michael Shimek, Deedee Davies, and Nick Bryan.

But don’t be surprised if these faeries decide to play with their food.

 

Interviews I’ve Done

Outside SpecMusicMuse, of course. 😉

I interviewed R. L. Copple on Ray Gun Radio, Episode 17

Interviews of Me
Snark Infested Waters, Episode 87, November 6, 2006 (feed currently unavailable)

Ray Gun Radio, Episode 8, April 8, 2007

I was “Scott of the Week” at Planet Scott, July 8, 2007

Fear and Trembling and Yours Truly were mentioned in the article “Divinity in Darkness: The Rise of Christian Horror” in Rue Morgue #87.

I was interviewed by Flash Fiction Chronicle, May 22, 2009.

“Withersin’s Damned” interview, Nov. 3, 2009

Digital Dragon interview, Digital Dragon #13, pg. 48, June 2010.

Stephen Zimmer interviewed me on the Seventh Star Press blog, Jan. 13, 2011.

Words with Scott Sandridge, Editor of “Hero’s Best Friend,” on Heroic Fantasy Writers

Spotlight on Scott M. Sandridge #Imaginarium, on Armand Rosamillia blog, Sept. 9, 2014

Voice Acting

Saxonboc: The Battle of Maldon – Viking 1 (July 21st, 2008)

H. M. S. Lydia, Episode 4: “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow” – Sweartean Ambassador (March 31st, 2009)

Tom Crean, Sailor on Ice, Episode 1 – a sailor in the background (May 18th, 2009)

A Night at the Ballet: Le Corsaire – pirates, shopkeepers, citizens (July 18th, 2009)

A Night at the Ballet: Giselle – Gravedigger 1 (Oct. 6th, 2009)

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