Upon hearing of Ray Bradbury's death, I wrote a short story called Burning Alexandria as a way of paying homage to him and his iconic Fahrenheit 451. When I noticed a couple of goodreads groups reading the book (Beyond Reality Book Club & The 2015 Book Genre Challenge ) for their April pick, I thought it was a perfect time to giveaway this short story for free. I'm glad the moderators of the group agreed with me.

The short is available in a wide range of ebook formats. I hope you'll enjoy.


Irwin Gilbert is a hoarder, a bookworm, and after a cosmic event leaves the earth void of all electricity, the owner of what might be the world's largest remaining cache of novels. Irwin has a dilemma, however, the world has turned cold and he has no idea how long it will last. When faced with freezing to death, can he dare to burn "his friends" and how will he choose which will be used to keep him alive.

This short story originally appeared in "The End: Visions of Apocalypse" edited by N.E. White. I wrote it the weekend I learned of Ray Bradbury's death and is a homage to this master of science fiction.

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