We made it. 2017. I don’t know about you, but I was a bit worried there at the end that we’d make it out alive.

I’m kidding. Mostly.

But the end of the tumultuous 2016 proved an apropos time to release our latest Fiction River Presents volume: Racing the Clock.

This volume is full of my favorite thrilling short stories from our first years of Fiction River. Here’s the synopsis:

The latest volume of Fiction River Presents makes the heart race. From one woman’s desperate attempts to escape her kidnappers to another woman’s attempts to escape a doomed space station, this volume takes off at a pulse-pounding pace and refuses to let go until the very end. Including a short story from Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s bestselling Retrieval Artist sf thriller series, this volume proves why Adventures Fantastic says the Fiction River series “is one of the best and most exciting publications in the field today.”

Table of Contents
“The Chair by” JC Andrijeski
“Tower One” by Thomas K. Carpenter
“The Good Brother” by Brendan DuBois
“The Elevator in the Cornfield” by Scott William Carter
“The Red-Stained Wishing Tree” by Eric Stocklassa
“The Scent of Amber and Vanilla” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Play the Man” by Dan C. Duval
“Eyes on My Cards” by Dean Wesley Smith
“H-Hour” by Steven Mohan, Jr.
“Sole Survivor” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

So, if you want a thrilling start to 2017 (but, you know, the good kind of thrilling), pick up Racing the Clock. I have no doubt you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

Happy New Year!

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.