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George Salis is the author of Sea Above, Sun Below (corona/samizdat and River Boat Books). His fiction is featured in The Dark, Black Dandy, Zizzle Literary Magazine, Three Crows Magazine, Mad Scientist Magazine, and elsewhere. His criticism has appeared in Isacoustic, Atticus Review, and The Tishman Review, and his science article on the mechanics of natural evil was featured in Skeptic. He is currently working on an encyclopedic novel titled Morphological Echoes. He has taught in Bulgaria, China, and Poland. Find him on Facebook and Instagram (@george.salis).

He is the editor of The Collidescope. Patricia Eakins has called it: "Thought-provoking. Edited with an eye for what is fresh or lost or both."
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Sea Above, Sun Below - Available Again






I’m delighted to present the special overseas pocketbook edition of Sea Above, Sun Below, my debut novel (366 pages). In addition to a new cover, it features an introduction by the talented BookTuber and perspicacious critic Chris Via (Leaf by Leaf).

The price is 10€/10$. Shipping is around 5.42€ airmail.

To purchase, send an email to rick.harsch@gmail.com and let Rick know how many copies you want Read more of this blog post »
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