Exchange Students Coming to Your Planet

Cover art by Laura Givens for the fantasy/horror/science fiction collection “Exchange Students.”

I, Alden Loveshade, contributed the story “Orange Sun, Grey Sky” to this fantasy/horror/science fiction collection available 25 February 2020. The story follows a female exchange student on a planet where gender has been eliminated.

“Study abroad! See new places! Meet new people! In our exchange student program, you can literally study anywhere or anywhen you can imagine. We’ll send you to new planets. We’ll send you to new dimensions and realms of existence. We’ll send you through time itself! Read this exciting anthology packed with twenty-two tales of science fictional and fantastic exchange students.”

Edited by Sheila Hartney and published by David Lee Summers, it features stories by Roze Albina Ches, Jaleta Clegg, Ken Goldman, Paula Hammond, Sheila Hartney, Chisto Healy, Joachim Heijndermans, Sean Jones, Tim Kane, Alden Loveshade, Tim McDaniel, J Louis Messina, Jennifer Moore, Brian Gene Olson, David B. Riley, Katherine Quevedo, Holly Schofield, Jonathan Shipley, Lesley L. Smith, Emily Martha Sorensen, Margret A. Treiber and Sherry Yuan.

Note for GURPS fans: the galaxy in which my story is set was used in home, online, and Strategicon convention games.

Reserve (or purchase on 25 February 2020 or later) your copy in paperback or ebook form at the following:

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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14 Responses to Exchange Students Coming to Your Planet

  1. Dharma says:

    Congratulations Alden! I recognized some of the writers other than you too! I’ll buy that!

  2. Chloe Zipped says:

    Congratulations Alden!

  3. Michael Viviano says:

    Jolly good show!

  4. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    It’s finally coming out that’s great! I look forward to it!

  5. Tom T. Trucker says:

    If it has a story about an intergalactic truck driver, I’ll buy it.

  6. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    That’s great Alden! Glad to see the book’s finally out!

  7. Author Deby Fredericks has a blog post dealing with sexism and gender issues at

  8. Miley Spears says:

    Marvelous! I’m going to order the book now!

  9. Red Stymie says:

    Know two of the authors, don’t know you, but will get it.

  10. In the current news, ironically, exchange student programs are being threatened:

  11. TGGR says:

    So how much did you pay the editor to include your crap?

  12. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    That’s wonderful, Alden! I hope it does well and I look forward to seeing it!

  13. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    I just finished reading the whole thing. It has some great stories! Didn’t you say there might be a sequel? I’ll buy it.

    • I’m glad you liked it!

      It’s of course possible another anthology will be put out by the same company. But I actually have no say over that. If another one is planned, I will post a notice about it!

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