Anomalous Readings

Thirteen Curious and Confounding Tales

Thirteen Stories, Curious and Confounding 

(at least three of these stories will be featured for free on this blog for one week. Sign up for my newsletter and don't miss a thing!)

  • Jack Who Works the Beanstalk Read Excerpt 
  • The Dour Mr. M.
  • The Last Flight of the Acurus
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    Designation Null
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    Imaginings
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    Death by Starlight
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    Gossamer Threads
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    Memories of the Breakers Read Excerpt
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    Lights, Camera, Cthulhu!
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    Caffeine and Dimples
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    Connor Bright and the Case of the Purple Unicorn Read Excerpt
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    For a Horse Named Corwin
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    The Judgment of Edward Tillingham
Explore the Curious and Confounding...
with thirteen new and previously published stories by Robert J. McCarter, including:
  • A gritty sci-fi / western featuring a genetically modified talking horse
  • A karmic sci-fi apocalypse haunted by the “ghosts” of the dead
  • A man who erases memories, desperate to remember something important

  • An old-fashioned story of survival in space, with a twist

These stories by Robert J. McCarter are different, strange. They are the anomalies, the divergences from his usual storytelling. Darker. Stranger. Weirder.

Genres span the spectrum from a contemporary tale of a cowboy detective in Arizona hiding from his past, to a human judge in an AI controlled far-future sci-fi world, to a fantasy story about a man seeing silent ghosts in the forest who are trying to tell him something.

Featuring "Designation Null," a finalist in the Writers of the Future Contest, and twelve other stories, embark on a unique adventure with Anomalous Readings.

Free Stories

Watch the list of stories (over there under the book cover). I will be featuring at least three of these on my website for free. Here's the deal:

  • The complete story will be featured on my website for free. No strings attached
  • It will be complete for one week only and then will be replaced by an excerpt

Don't miss out. Sign up for my email newsletter (only once per month unless something really exciting is happening) and find out when each story posts!

About RObert J. McCarter

Robert J. McCarter is the author of six novels, three novellas, and dozens of short stories. He is a finalist for the Writers of the Future Contest and his stories have appeared in The Saturday Evening PostAdomeda Spaceways Inflight MagazineEveryday Fiction, and numerous anthologies. 

He has written a series of first person ghost novels (starting with Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir) and a superhero / love story series (Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story). Ten of his short stories were published in Life After: Stories of Life, Death, and the Places in Between. and thirteen more in Anomalous Readings: Thirteen Curious and Confounding Tales.

He has written a series of first person ghost novels (starting with Shuffled Off: A Ghost’s Memoir) and a superhero / love story series (Neutrinoman and Lightningirl: A Love Story). Ten of his short stories were published in Life After: Stories of Life, Death, and the Places in Between. and thirteen more in Anomalous Readings: Thirteen Curious and Confounding Tales.

Of his latest novel. Seeing Forever, Kirkus Reivew says, "In this quiet but far-reaching thriller, author McCarter explores the essence of what it means to be human… Sci-fi as it should be: engaging, moving, and grand in scope."

He lives in the mountains of Arizona with his amazing wife and his ridiculously adorable dog.

© 2018, Robert J. McCarter