The Science Fiction and Fantasy of
Jeffrey M. Mahr

plus some of my not so fictional work.

Fiction

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Fiction

Title

Description

Size

(# words) and Rating

Publication History

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Haunted humor from “Down Under.” It's too short to say more than I like puns.
1,416
G
I personally think that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories are some of the best stories ever written.  Co-authored with D. Luke Allen, this was our homage to the Great Detective.
11,862
G
Rod Serling might have liked this story.  It’s a bit graphic, describing life or what passed for it in a German concentration camp.  It’s been described as too graphic and not graphic enough, with both a great ending and a weak ending. When first published, a warning was attached.  You decide.
3,298
R
TSAT # 3
1999
Reprised in TSAT # 11
2000
In a truly corporate world, what is the real price of efficiency?  The “R” rating is for—well, I can’t really say without giving away the ending, but it’s not sex.
1,873
R
Written in 2000, it was first published in 2004 in the anthology "To Shape One's Life" by Infinite Imagination eBooks (now defunct).
These are two standalone parts of what is planned to be a full-length novel. As the story begins, a college student is visited by a succubus and dies. Then things get interesting as the newly departed tries to find out why he's still walking around, talking and doing things he would never have imagined possible afew days earlier.
21,486
R
12,473
G
TSAT # 5
1999

Published under the title, "Ashes to Ashes."
Written with Andy Hollis, this is just plan silly, with a really bad pun at the end.  You have been warned.
2,398
G
In a world of magic, do people still gather around the water cooler to complain about the Boss? Another pun warning is called for here.
1,821
G
Originally, this was a special story for folks coming to TSAT via a link from the Centaur List in 1999. It was finally published as an extra story attached to one of Infinite Imagination eBooks' novels.
What would it take to create a superhero and could his/her creation be made believable?  That was the question that drove this story.
30,534
PG-13
What would a rationale, intelligent man say if his body suddenly began to slowly change from male to female?  This one’s a personal favorite.
13,868
G
This was written for the first issue of TSAT:  Transformation Stories and Talk, an ezine still going. 
2,593
G
I always felt that this story relied too much on a weak pun, but then again, is there really such a thing as a strong pun?
2,518
G
A friend on the web died—or at least we thought he did, but that’s another story.  He liked transformation stories so this is how I said goodbye. 
2,102
G
First published in 2004 in the anthology "To Shape One's Life" by Infinite Imagination eBooks (now defunct).
Human beings are social creatures.  Isolate us from others of our kind and we get strange.  This is a love story, or at least the love story of a very lonely wizard.
4,999
G

Don’t be put off by the title.  Co-authored with Andy Hollis, and using the nom de plume of Jaye Michael, this is the story of an Internet writer, his stories and his family—his extended family.  Do you know him?

 

68,529
R
A short version of this story was first printed in TSAT # 24 2002 as "A Dark and Stormy Night." . The full story was initially published in 2004 as an e-book by Infinite Imagination eBooks (now defunct). Then released as a serial on "Topshelf."
I was trying for 1,000 words or less.  I didn’t make it, but it’s still a fairly good story, even if it is too short to describe without giving everything away.
1,336
G
One of the stories in the anthology entitled To Shape One's Life, released in 2004 by Infinite Imagination eBooks (now defunct).
Have you noticed that human beings seem to be surprisingly predictable and a bit sophomoric?  This novella was an attempt to describe what would happen if an average guy could have absolutely anything he wanted.
24,670
X
First published to the Transformation Story Archive (1998) and then JR Parz's Hall of Fame Stories. Finally, the capstone story to the anthology To Shape One's Life published in 2004 by Infinite Imagination eBooks (now defunct).
While each is a standalone story, they are also the fisrt two parts of a novel to be called "The Lanyon Chronicles." A family of slightly off round genius scientists blunder into the quest of a lifetime with centaurs, "Red Sonja" clones and a flesh eating blob. Who could ask for more?
22,955
PG-13
14,919
PG-13
My first novel; it had everything:  mystery, sex, illegal experiments, black ops and the mafia—with a love story thrown in to make things more interesting.
52,123
R
First distributed to the TSA-Talk Mailing List in 1998, it was published in 2004 by Infinite ImaginationeBooks (now defunct).
A short-short, one of the few.  I’ve ever written.  The basic idea is from an excellent writer named, Bill Hart and used with his permission.
1,724
G
For ten years I lived in the middle of the Adirondack Park, the largest state park in the world.  There were a lot of trees and a huge debate over whether to reintroduce wolves to the park.  Of course, I wrote a werewolf story—sort of.
4,263
G
 
TOTAL NUMBER
OF WORDS
303,760  

TSAT is Transformation Stories and Talk, an ezine at http://tsat.xepher.net

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