New Amazing Book Available for Bargain Preorder

Unpredictable WorldsAçedrex is proud to present a new book of short stories!

A teacher controls her students with an edible microchip. A reporter turns into a rhinoceros. A couple’s efforts to eat local go frighteningly awry. If you’re looking to be surprised, puzzled, or just plain entertained, pick up this omnibus. There’s something for everyone!

More than twenty years in the making, Unpredictable Worlds contains all of Jessica Knauss’s published and prize-winning short fiction as of March 2015 and a few of her best stories never before seen in print or ebook. Zany plots and outrageous characters will stretch your belief and tug at your heart.

WARNING: These stories contain exaggeration, elision, and disregard for “the real world.” Some even exhibit a tone of blatant optimism. However, they respect human speech patterns, admire good grammar, and hold proper punctuation in the highest regard.

Unpredictable Worlds will release for Kindle on May 15, but you can preorder it now at the special reduced price of only 99 cents. Save 66% off the post-release price and get this unique book delivered to your device on release day so you can start enjoying it before anyone else!

World Rhino Day 2013

Happy World Rhino Day 2013 this Sunday, September 22!

Just in time to celebrate, Jessica Knauss’s story “Rhinoceros Dreams” is featured in print! Jake’s Monthly Anthology: Recollections has “Rhinoceros Dreams” starting on page 67. The book itself is a real bargain: more than 500 pages of original stories in every genre for only $15.20.

Rhino 3“Rhinoceros Dreams” is still available with two other rhino tales in ebook formats in the Rhinoceros Dreams omnibus. Every purchase of this book will benefit a worthy rhino sanctuary in the most critical need. So cheap, you’ll never miss the cash, and the rhinos need you. So please pick up your copy today!

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@JessicaKnauss is also  participating in a tweetfest  to raise awareness of the rhinos’ plight. Use the hashtag #iam4rhinos to help WWF South Africa reach one million Tweets! She’s decided to tweet the entire text of her fantasy story “Not Extinct Yet” to support the cause with more than 200 tweets!

Rhinos are cool! Rhinos are fun! Find a World Rhino Day event near you!

Rhinoceros Awareness for Your E-Reader

Update 10/26: The book is now (finally! at last!) available for Nook and Sony as well as Diesel, Smashwords, Kobo and Kindle! Scroll down for links!

If you already love elephants, lions, zebras, or giraffes, why not add the magnificent rhinoceros to your list of favorites? Rhinos are some of the largest animals on Earth and they wear swords on their faces, but they can’t protect themselves from human greed and violence. They need all the help they can get!

Jessica Knauss’s new collection of short stories is a fun, really inexpensive, way to learn more about rhinos and what makes them special, just in time for World Rhino Day: September 22.

“Rhinoceros Dreams” tells how Allie, a woman fascinated with rhinoceroses, finds true love in the human world with a bookworm. Can he ever truly understand her? Can she make her rhinoceros dreams come true? Previously published in This Mutant Life and Jake’s Monthly Anthology.

“Not Extinct Yet,” available exclusively in this collection, happens in an alternate world in which animals can talk. Intrepid rhinoceros linguist Suzanne takes on the responsibility to save her African rhino friends from extinction by mindless poaching. When you want to know something about a rhino, you should always ask a rhino! Find out about the story’s origin here.

“A Business Venture in Glue” is a weird flash fiction that uses a rhino escaped from a zoo to suggest themes of collectionism and possession. Previously published in Stanley the Whale.

The magic of rhinos lies not in superstitions about their horns, but in their majesty and in all creatures’ basic right to live.

“This story is so original and surreal that it’d be a crime not to accept it. This is high-quality, intriguing-premise Magic Realism at its finest.” —Jake Johnson

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