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25/11/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

author pic has selected one of US science fiction and fantasy author Allan's short stories for its new Amazon Shorts section.

The Blacksmith's Daughter tells the tale of a young girl who created King Arthur's magical sword, "Excalibur."

The story can be downloaded for only 49 cents at:

In other Allan-related news, Zumaya Publishing, Wildside Books, and Fictionwise E-books are offering special discounts on the Timura Trilogy, the upcoming Lords Of Terror and the Vietnam novel, A Reckoning For Kings.

For details, check out the coupon page at:

Allan, his wife, Kathryn, and webmaster Joel Cash have just returned from AutumnCon in Salt Lake City where Allan was the Guest Of Honor and Joel was a panelist on computer security. The event, they say, was great fun and many new friends were made. Kathryn and Allan also escaped the grueling aftermath of Hurricane Wilma to attend the event. Stay tuned for full details and a photo spread.

Allan Cole is an author, screenwriter and former prize-winning newsman. The son of a CIA operative, Cole was raised in Europe and the Far East. His books include the science fiction series, Sten, the fantasy novels that encompass the Timura Trilogy, the classic Vietnam novel, A Reckoning For Kings, and the thriller, Dying Good.

For more details visit his homepage over at

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