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May 2, 2014

Soon To Be Released: POWER OF SIX an Anthology by @Nicholas_Rossis #Sci-Fi

Posted by Wendy Ewurum  |  at  5:25 AM


Nicholas Rossis is better known for his #1 epic fantasy series, Pearseus. His new book, The Power of Six, is an anthology of six science fiction short stories, to be published on May 15 on Amazon. Although the stories seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them, almost obsessively. What is the nature of reality? Is there more to the world than we can see?
  • The first story, "Simulation Over", deals with Descartes age-old question; how far can we trust our senses? With technology progressing rapidly, the time when it will be practically impossible to tell apart sensory fact from simulation can't be far off. How will we be able to tell fantasy and reality apart? A man finds himself trapped in an office building crawling with the monstrous remains of his former colleagues. What caused the disaster, and how is he going to escape? The answer is totally unexpected. The story was published by magazine 9. You can read it in its entirety on Writersky, Inkbok and Wattpad.
  • The second story, "For the Last Time", is lighter in nature. Another common theme, explored in depth in Pearseus, is that of the choices we make and their consequences. The main character here takes decisions based solely on his short-term interest. As a result, he keeps getting in deeper and deeper trouble, until he realized how happy he was before all this. As the saying goes, "I'd like to be who I was before I became who I am".
  • The third story, "a Fresh Start", is, again, about choices - and a favorite question of Nicholas: if we were free to go anywhere in time and space, where would we choose to go? And, once there, would we repeat the same mistakes, or would we make new ones? Could a man serve in one life and rule in another; and if so, which one would make him happier?
  • The fourth story, "I Come in Peace" (from the common sci-fi first contact words) deals with a tortuous question: how far would man go to alleviate his loneliness? This story explores basic human emotions - fear of loneliness, companionship and unknowingly sharing our world with others. It won the SF competition titles Invasion and was published by Cube Publications in the anthology of the same name. Large parts of it have been used in Pearseus.
  • According to Nicholas, the inspiration for his fifth story, "The Hand of God" came to him while playing Starcraft. It deals with that old question of the nature of reality - digital and corporeal. What do the game characters do when we stop playing?
  • The sixth story, "The Sentry", is probably my favourite. It was inspired by Philip K. Dick's first story ("Roog"). Science fiction fans will surely recognize this nod to the old master.
One common characteristic of all stories is a conscious lack of names for both characters and places. This is because of Nicholas' conviction that names inevitably restrict the reader's imagination. He feels that we all carry deep in our psyche an image for all names and places and this will necessarily carry on to the story, limiting the possible projections we can perform. He'd rather leave the canvas completely blank, so that readers can color it any way they like.

About the author


Nicholas Rossis was born in 1970 in Athens, Greece. He loves books and writes children’s books and science fiction. He has had numerous short stories published in Greek magazines and in an anthology. He owns Istomedia Ltd, a web development company, and holds a doctorate in digital architecture from the University of Edinburgh, where he lived for a number of years before returning to Athens. Nicholas lives in Athens with his wife, dog and two cats.

Connect with Nicholas

Be sure to follow Nicholas' blog, where he posts almost daily information on writing, book marketing and publishing. You can also connect with him on a number of platforms:

Buy Nicholas' Books

The Power of Six will be available on Amazon on May 15th. In the meantime, you can read the first story, Simulation Over, on Writersky, Inkbok and Wattpad. You can find the following Pearseus books on Amazon:
Book 3, Mad Water, will be published late May/early June. His first children's story, Runaway Smile, will be published on May 28th.




About the Author

Most know me as the author to Fabulosity Reads and in actual fact, that is the previous name of this blog. I have since then moved my books to a Wordpress self-hosted blog so that I can have a place to show a different side of me which I am equally passionate about and that is marketing and personal development. I hope you will love being here, watching me grow as I share and learn. My highest hope is that we will grown and learn together in all disciplines affecting our lives. I'd LUUURRRVE to hear from you, so don't be shy...

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