Karl El-Koura

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Karl El-Koura was born in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and currently lives in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada). He has published more than sixty short stories and articles. Karl holds a second-degree black belt in Okinawan Goju Ryu karate, is an avid commuter-cyclist, and works for the Canadian Federal Public Service.

He is the author of Ooter's Place and Other Stories of Fear Faith and Love, a collection of 13 of his best short stories (twelve previously published in magazines between 1998 and 2010, one exclusive to this collection).

Visit Karl's online home at http://www.ootersplace.com to discover more work by him and keep up-to-date with his latest news.
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“The Dead Thing at the Bottom of the Pool” in MYTHIC #13

I’m pleased to make another small contribution to the number of stories in the world: my alien invasion tale “The Dead Thing at the Bottom of the Pool” is now available in MYTHIC #13. You can buy your own copy of the issue for the cost of a cappuccino. Below is the full table of […]
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Father John VS the Zombies

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Postcards from Pluto

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The Lost Stories: A Series ...

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Bishop John VS the Antichrist

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At War

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A Devil's Gospel

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The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking
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Elijah in Jerusalem by Michael D. O'Brien
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God by Reza Aslan
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Triplanetary by E.E. "Doc" Smith
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This Week's Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Stewart Beach
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This slim volume contains great stories by some still well-known writers (Agatha Christie is probably the one who has stood the test of time best) and some seemingly forgotten writers. All of the 16 stories are top-notch; some of my favourites includ ...more
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The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly
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I, Claudius by Robert Graves
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Who Rules the World? by Noam Chomsky
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“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
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“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
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