When the moon-bound crew of Gaia stumbles across an enormous alien vessel, more technologically advanced than their own, priorities change. The mystery deepens when the crew discovers the name of the vessel along the hull, written in English: VAULT.

VAULT is the first story of John Carpenter’s new, monthly anthology series, Tales of Science Fiction.

With all communication lost from a mining asteroid, space station Benson dispatches a rescue ship to investigate. What the team discovers threatens not only to overwhelm and destroy them, but could ultimately threaten all life on Earth.

VORTEX: The second story in John Carpenter’s new monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.

Tattersall Prison. Max lock. The baddest of the bad…
…until something from the night sky crashes into the complex, trapping cons and guards on the inside, cops on the outside, and escapees in-between…
…all of them threatened by a hideous invader who needs to take over nice, warm human bodies.
It’s a hostage situation. It’s a battle between species. It’s Earth’s most serious STANDOFF.

THE STANDOFF is the third story in John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series, Tales of Science Fiction.

The desert above Los Angeles is a harsh, unforgiving place. The heat does something to people’s brains — or so thinks Lieutenant Ron Pinkerton, who is investigating a series of shockingly violent crimes perpetrated by the most unlikely suspects.

Meanwhile, just a few miles away, astrophysicists at the Mount Wilson Observatory are grappling with another kind of threat — one that threatens to extinguish humanity in the time it takes for your eye to TWITCH…

 

TWITCH: The fourth story in John Carpenter’s monthly anthology series Tales of Science Fiction.