Night Lights includes my short story, “Suite for the Lady in Red,” which follows the decompensation of a spy as he falls in love with the operative he is to assassinate. It was inspired by two pieces of music (Recuerdos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tárrega and The Road Goes on Forever by Rita and the Rock’n’Rollers).
The short stories in Night Lights are populated with aliens, high and low technology, spaceships,–including one with divine aspirations and one helmed by an otter–humans and not-so-human artificial intelligences, Earth locales, and far-off new worlds.
There’s more too, and in each tale, the characters’ struggles will stretch your imagination and sense of reality, while posing profound questions about morality, society and justice, and raising uncertainties of the unknown and unchecked technological evolution.
With 21 original stories from talented, new authors about extraterrestrials, conspiracies, and space exploration, Night Lights is full of moments that will make you gasp, shudder, laugh, and wonder.
Night Lights: An Anthology of Short Fiction: First Contact, Conspiracy, and Space Opera