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    • 978-1-5255-6128-3
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    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 216 pages
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    • Black & White interior
    • 216 pages
  • Keywords
    • Science fiction,
    • Fantasy,
    • Short stories,
    • Flash fiction,
    • Aliens,
    • Space,
    • Technology

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Small Windows
by Duncan Shields

Small Windows is a collection of flash science fiction stories that provide glimpses into various states of the human condition on far-flung planets and in different times. Each tale is a brief exploration of what it means to experience life—an assortment of tiny moments captured from across the cosmos that underline the commonality of the emotions we all share, whether human, silicate, android, alien, or animal. The stories in this book offer a playful look at first contact, fear, loneliness, and isolation but also take a deep dive into love, laughter, differing perspectives, and our communal experience of what it means to be alive.

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Duncan Shields is a computer games animator, spoken-word poet, and flash-fiction writer. He is a staff writer at, writing over 250 stories for them. He made it to the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize long list. He is also a two-time Vancouver Haiku, Ghost Story, and Nerd Poetry Champion. He has five small volumes of poetry in print but he’s happy to present this first book of flash fiction. He lives in Vancouver, BC, with his wife and daughter and their cat.


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