Hiromi Cota

Writing contemporary and speculative fiction.

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@ and &

Gender-fluid sorcerers @ (aka N@alie and M@) and & (aka Cass&ra and Alex&er) live on the 1½ floor (which might not exist) above a Bronx bodega. Not only is their squat barely legal and physically impossible, it just sprouted a window that shows the future. When @ and & foresee an invisible monster murdering another wizard, they only have twenty-two hours to learn who the victim will be and prevent his death. This pocket-size Blue Flash edition is a homage to dime novels of the past and is designed to get you hooked on a story in a flash! Expect 9500- to 11,000-words in length—perfect for reading on a lunch break and falling in love with the printed word all over again. Find your next favorite author with Blue Flash editions.

Paperback $5.99

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Cold Trail (Gunsmoke & Mirrors, Book 1)

Ex-Army Ranger Ken Ishikawa runs a small mercenary team that always gets weird contracts and their newest job no exception, taking them to the frozen wastelands of Antarctica to capture a rogue CDC researcher. When they catch up to the supposed bio-terrorist, they learn nearly everything their client told them was a lie... including the part about the target being human. This pocket-size Blue Flash edition is a homage to dime novels of the past and is designed to get you hooked on a story in a flash! Expect 9500- to 11,000-words in length—perfect for reading on a lunch break and falling in love with the printed word all over again. Find your next favorite author with Blue Flash editions.

Paperback $5.99

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Tales of Resistance

Cota’s best stories of the year. In 2019, Blue Forge Press selected nine authors and sent them monthly writing prompts for one year. They were radically diverse people in terms of experience, style, ideology, class, politics, race, sexuality, and religion, but they all gave a year of their creative lives to craft their best work. From supernatural Westerns to transhumanist science fiction to postmodern literary deconstruction, Hiromi Cota’s stories take readers on a journey to over a dozen worlds through nearly as many genres. Cota’s relentlessly queer fiction explores the meanings of life and justice for marginalized people in settings both brighter and bleaker than our own Earth. Blue Forge Press used a light editorial hand to allow the writer’s voice to be heard in its original state: Undiluted, unaltered, and raw. Tales of Resistance collects all twelve stories written by Hiromi Cota plus an extensive interview and a thirteenth bonus story written in 2020. Discover all nine authors in Trinity Winter, Trinity Spring, Trinity Summer, Trinity Autumn, and The Trinity Guidebook for all one hundred seventeen stories.

Paperback $12.99 | eBook $4.99

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