When Coralie Frazer arrives at Nimbus Station aboard the National Space Research Council starship Triumph, it’s not as the engineer she expected to be. Light-years and several wormhole jumps from Earth, she’s now the prisoner of her former crew, and they want nothing from her but the blood that keeps them alive. When she’s granted a sliver of unexpected freedom, she jumps at the chance to escape—but fleeing seems impossible when Earth might as well be in another universe. Commander Josiah O’Donnell has his own problems, and taking reluctant command of the newest United States Orbital Guard cutter Bayonet is the least of them. Fresh off medical leave and tasked with locating Triumph and rescuing her crew, he knows the wormholes he’s meant to traverse are hazardous—but what’s on the other side might be more perilous than he ever imagined. Desperate to save her fellow captive blood sources, Coralie doesn’t intend to fail. Haunted by the memories of his disastrous last assignment, Josiah won’t allow more death. There’s just one problem: success for either means condemning a thousand others.
Life in the 24th century has expanded to create the Six Worlds, but the personal trials we face are still there. Terry “Tug” Glenman has discovered that balancing a dual career of race driving and car building is more than a little stretch. Between his shop and California home, he’s spent the last decade with the love of his life. But when tragedy strikes, her worst fears come too close for comfort. In the aftermath, Tug is offered the chance of a lifetime. This could be the culmination of his dreams, but he quickly finds that fame and glory come with a very high price. Tug seeks his answers while driven by the haunted memory of his best friend and lured by a successful woman who can give him everything. Torn between a career that is his passion and everything at home he holds dear, he finds no easy decisions. This is where spirits soar and hearts are broken, while scores are settled at blinding speed in the perilous sport called Moonracing.
In 1632, Lord August Godwine, an Austrian nobleman, commissions Swiss clockmaker Frederick Jori to create a miniature city of automatons to amuse himself and impress the aristocracy. When Jori refuses to commit offenses against God, he undergoes brutal, unimaginable torture until the once-pious craftsman surrenders to his fate. But what he hides in the innocuous-appearing automatons ignites a horrific apocalypse—one that will not be realized for 400 years.
In 21st century San Francisco, Ireland Barton is a brilliant, successful young scientist, but there is one drawback to her perfect life—she suffers from a rare immune disorder that keeps her confined in a plastic bubble. When a new virus is released on the world, she begins a heart-pounding race to find a cure to save what is left of humanity and battle malevolent forces housed in 17th century figurines.
As two worlds—two time periods—collide, will Ireland unravel the mystery of the dolls before the clock winds down on humanity?
A collection of tantalizing tales with more twists than braided hair:
Mystery, murder and mayhem – plus a moment of romance.
Sympathize with a doomed husband and connect with an altruistic robot. Explore an isolated Scottish isle and touch down on a far-flung asteroid.
From the light-hearted to the darkest depths of the human psyche. They’re all there in this smorgasbord of short stories to keep you guessing at every turn. From the author of Milijun, Amidst Alien Stars and Saving Paludis.
"Without intending to disparage our contemporary writing world, I must observe that Silently in the Night by Clayton Graham harkens back well and fondly to the golden years of speculative short-story fiction collected from great masters like Asimov, Bradbury, and Clarke. In addition to clever and intriguing plots, never gratuitously complicated but always with a satisfying twist, these simple but startling tales unfold with zeal and concisely controlled acceleration. Or, to switch analogies, imbibing them is like popping juicy morsels on impulse rather than methodically pacing oneself at a sumptuous feast. Something to be consumed immediately upon the craving. Something to make one smile. And you will. You will also, at times, find yourself quite amazed." Joel R. Dennstedt for Readers' Favorite
The apocalypse—I’ve got this—right?
I’m Laura, and I juggle it all; family, new love, pregnancy, and my job’s hella demanding. Oh, and I do it all in the snow-drenched, post-apocalypse of global nuclear war. My job is keeping my people alive.
We have finally made it to our promised Garden of Eden only to find it could never really exist.
From the ashes of the old world, evil has risen. I toyed with it—I wasn’t ready—and it’s plunged me into a downward spiral towards blinding darkness. Now, I might be losing the one thing that makes me a leader; my humanity.
And that evil has set off a chain reaction. A clan of Wanderers might be on their way to take everything we have built, or perhaps to implode the Village with their basic needs: food, water, and shelter.
Just when you think that you got the hang of the apocalypse …
Follow the career of a young officer in the 22nd Century genetically engineered space navy: As the last star fighter in squadron 111, Midshipman Henry Gallant is on his way from Jupiter to Mars. With the United Planets' fleet on the verge of annihilation, he can expect no help as he passes through the asteroid belt and threatening aliens. With so much uncertainty about the aliens' capabilities and intentions, analyzing the captured computer equipment in Gallant's possession could prove crucial. The fate of Earth could rest on the abilities of Midshipman Henry Gallant. Unfortunately, it is his abilities that have been much in doubt during his tour of duty. In an era of genetic engineering, he is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. His classmates and superior officers have all expressed their concern that he will not be up to the demands of the space service. Only bright and attractive junior officer Kelsey Mitchel has shown any sympathy for him. Now as his navigator on the last fighter in squadron 111, her life as well as a good many others, depends of Henry Gallant.
They call it simply "the object." It sits at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean, waiting. Waiting . . . for what? An American research ship disappears in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea only to reappear a few days later. When a special U.S. Coast Guard unit boards the vessel, they find it deserted, its power grid wrecked, two bombs waiting to explode, and an even darker secret hidden below her decks. A few miles across the international maritime boundary, a massive Russian oil platform harbors its own secret. Below the behemoth lies a mysterious energy source so powerful it threatens to topple the balance of world power in favor of Moscow. The Russians will to kill to protect it. The Americans will kill to stop its recovery. And still . . . the object waits.
Helga Ate is finally getting her chance. Chosen for a coveted slot in the glorious Nighthawks, Special Forces, she will certainly be able to prove herself as more than a half-alien outcast. But when her team deploys to the moon of Dyn, tragedy strikes and Helga is put to the ultimate test--survival. Facing insurmountable odds and escaping torture, Helga and her mentor, Cilas Mec, are forced to face a fate worse than death. Battling brain-eating aliens and human pirates, the odds are stacked against them in every way. The rescue should be coming. Unless the Alliance is involved in this botched mission... Can Helga survive the odds to get out alive, or will she be the last of the Nighthawks?
Book 4 of the Antonello Brothers series. Sweet Scifi Romance with a kick. When Fawni Ruh, a Kin ambassador, visits the capitol planet of the empire, she meets security expert Khyff Antonello, a human. A death in her family forces Fawni to return home, but she can't bear to part with Khyff and takes him along. Her family demands she cast out the human, or abdicate her future rule. Fawni searches for an alternative and stumbles upon Khyff’s secret. The cover-up, if exposed, will betray her world to its enemies, and bare her family to open shame. Her duty is clear. Yet how can she leave Khyff to suffer in the darkness that binds his heart? His hidden truth is her people's hidden lie. Trigger warning: character memories of abuse
Spaceship crash across the galaxy in this Space Opera Novella Intrepid spy, Grey Kat, is trapped by the notorious pirate, Captain Black Hawk. While dodging pursuit by the Emperor’s ships, Kat strives to discover his tragic secret before she suffers the fate of his unfortunate wife.
Ever since Scharlette’s parents gave her a name no one can really pronounce, she’s been stuck in a bit of a rut. She hates her job in airport security, making people take their belts off before they fly to exotic locations she can only dream about. She owns a small apartment with large repayments, drinks bargain bin red while she watches Star Trek, and misses her little sister, lost to an exploding sandwich press ten years ago. Scharlette fears she might live out her entire existence without doing anything or mattering to anyone. It still comes as quite a surprise when a handsome time traveller named Tomothy appears out of nowhere and verifies she is correct – that, according to his records, she doesn’t matter at all. Scharlette isn’t sure this news is as wonderful as Tomothy seems to think but, as he explains, since her life was to have no impact on the timeline whatsoever, Scharlette is free to travel time and space, and have amazing adventures with heedless abandon. “The book is charming and riotously funny. The most enjoyable aspect of the story is its unpredictability.” – Aurealis Magazine “It’s hard to describe why this book is good without spoiling a single part of it.” – Two Doctors Media Collaborative
On her world, they call her star struck, but why do the stars beckon her so … On a mining outpost in the Inner Worlds, a young woman dreams of the stars. When she falls in with a motley crew of bounty hunters seeking to avenge an injustice, Novi believes her dreams have come true. But her journey has just begun. Led by the only man to bring the mightiest army in the sector to its knees, the crew is engaged in a wily cat and mouse game with the powerful Guild Coalition. With her new shipmates, Novi dodges space outlaws and greedy corporations, mingles with Synths and settlers, jumps the Star Portal Labyrinth and discovers a mysterious legacy bequeathed by the Gods. But each exhilarating adventure raises terrifying questions about her. Can Novi find the answers she seeks before time runs out for her? Author's Note: This fantasy adventure in the style of a swashbuckling space western is set on far away exotic worlds. Adventure, intrigue and action abound in this tale of a feisty young heroine embarking on the quest of a lifetime.
The Will To Survive Is Mankind's Greatest Weapon" "They lived through an interplanetary war; now they must survive the aftermath." In the last interplanetary war a bio-weapon killed or sterilized all the males on Vensoog. To keep the colony alive, the Matchmaker Program finds ex-soldiers like Zack Jackson, a hard-as-nails ex-recon soldier who no longer has a home planet, and offer him a new home on Vensoog if he is willing to marry a Vensoog woman. With his home world now pile of radioactive ash, Zack desperately needs a new home for himself and his kids so he accepts the offer. When the Matchmaker Program pairs him with Katherine, the heir to Veiled Isle, code cracker and one tough lady, they both wonder if it is a match made in Heaven or Hell? They need to find out quick, because the ruthless Thieves Guild wants the valuable data cube their kids stole from them. And they are willing to kill anyone who gets in their way. Plus, Katherine is falling in love with her new husband and she hasn't a clue if he feels the same about her…
It's the year 2268 in the Kingdom of Canard. Jason has earned enough rewards to secure a beautiful girlfriend and lavish lifestyle. Until his unforgivable mistake. Now they’re trying to kill him. In a world where a person’s worth is measured by points and evil lurks around every corner, who will win the game of survival?
Izzorah has always been a Kin, part of a human-like race of fierce, rugged felines. Now he's a brand-new immortal too. When he learns the truth about his fiancé's immortality--and his own--the familiar world he knew vanishes. He must pass a test designed by the immortal king to reveal his gifts and weaknesses. Pass and he's accepted into a warrior society he wants no part of. Fail and he's cast out, away from the man he loves. As if that's not bad enough, his lover is also the king's ex, and the king refuses to part with anything--or anyone--he loves. Fair test? Not in this immortal lifetime...
Nothing sets the tone for the day like learning your home planet has just changed ownership. Today is a day like any other on Earth. People wake and work. Minds plug into electronic devices. Social networks spark with spontaneous brain sputterings. A woman primps. A man scratches his balls. Humans relate, congregate, procreate. And news anchors across the globe offer an ounce of vital information for every pound of mind-numbing nonsense... Then, the figurative bomb hits. Screens are ablaze, and radio is abuzz with a news flash like no other: Earth has been inherited. The planet has a new owner. And he's not happy to find his endowment overrun by a planetary pestilence. Earth gets its wakeup call. How would you answer it?
Hanuman is one of a kind. A monkey turned person thanks to the same magic gemstones that created the powerful Anki race. His friends are not the typical human colonists either. Follow Han on a space fantasy adventure as he battles the dangerous Rakshasa who have been working in secret to overthrow the various independent communities of people on his home planet, Nibiru. One little green Monkeyboy struggles to belong among various species of people while fighting beings with powers that stretch the imagination. Will Hanuman find his place in the universe? Can he stop the rekindling Anki Empire? Why do girls try to kiss him?
Alodeé is a girl with a secret. She’s strong, smart and just a little too different.
After a miraculous crash-landing on the mysterious exoplanet dubbed Resurrection Dawn, the Humanoid colonists quickly discovered a carnivorous ecosystem of gigantic proportions. Most of it rather fancied Humanoid meat. They barely survived. What they still do not know about their immense, physics-defying new home might very well kill them.
Alodeé is about to find out why her parents fled to the farthest planet they knew, what her mother died without telling her, and why she’s being hunted by a murderer.
Do you dare to open the pages of Resurrection Dawn?
Families come in all shapes and sizes. Divorced, widowed, adopted, blended or fostered -- each family has its own unique tale. Join these authors as they tell stories of amazing single dads who find love in unexpected places. Laugh, cry, get a little hot, and maybe even throw your phone. Don't say we didn't warn you.
They came as saviors to a deteriorating Earth. Julip Torne questions whether there is more to life beyond the barren dirt, acidic seas, and toxstorms her people work and die in. Living in poverty on the withering Greenland Human Reservation, she wonders if the alien Mezna goddesses are truly as holy as the temple preaches. Meanwhile, Jakkattu prisoner Sabaal suffers constant torture and heinous medical experiments as Mezna-priest captors seek to unlock the key to her genetic makeup. She escapes captivity but ends up alone on the hostile alien planet of Earth. If she is to survive, she must work with the same Mezna-human hybrids she's loathed her entire life. When humans and Mezna collide, will Sabaal turn out to be the genetic vector the Mezna have been searching for all along, or will she spark the flame that sets a revolution ablaze? "PK Tyler is one of the most intelligent writers in speculative fiction today; her work is filled with imaginative and raw power. Her newly-released novel, The Jakkattu Vector is a conjuror’s masterwork of dystopian fiction, an immersive thrill-ride that is a pleasure to watch unspool with her characters, a plausible future that is both horrifying and real. One click worthy!" -Samuel Peralta "I couldn't put this book down. ... The world that P.K. Tyler creates in the Jakkattu Vector is believable, and I really appreciate her genuine, human voice. To Tyler, people are people, no matter how they look or where they're from, and any reader wh ...
In 2065, corporate sponsored governments jockey for supremacy in the biotechnical arena. Bullets and missiles take a back seat to cyber-enhanced soldiers and pulse weapons. In this extreme environment, only the most hardened body and mind can survive. Calder McKenna was a failed experiment in the military's push for power. Now a special agent for the metro task force, he lives day by day trying to forget the ones that were lost... the ones that he could have saved. When technology and humanity collide, Calder is forced to make desperate decisions, but how do you destroy the monster without becoming one yourself?
The first world discovered by the Laughing Mountain Scientists was a doozy. A fitting match for Homo Sapiens—the deadliest predator of all time—maybe. If the native animals here don't get you, the plants just might. Life is hard on the outlaw colony of Lemuria. Some days it's a struggle even to stay alive. The plants and animals are huge and deadly. Homo Sapiens are apex predators, but they may have just met their match on Lemuria. Zach Tylor is young, tough, and broke. He needs the money, so despite his better judgement, he agrees to guide a group of researchers to a mysterious structure of unknown origin. During the trek, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that threatens not only his home planet, but all the Outlawed Colonies.
“It’s so hot, what is going on. Is it even humanly possible to sweat this much?” Oh, but the temperature is just perfect “Who is that? Wait, you can hear my thoughts? Where am I?” As I open my eyes, I realize I’m not on my bed or even in my room where I should be after coming home late last night. “Or did I not make it home? This is definitely not earth” I said to myself as I looked around and took a 360-degree view of what I can’t even describe. “Is this is supposed to be a house? Where am I?" Beautiful isn’t it? This could all be yours if you want, or whatever change you want to make to it, just think about it, anything you want, anything you can think about, it’s all yours. “This voice again, who are you, where are you?” I shouted out and waited for a response but to my disappointment, I heard no reply. “Beautiful?” I said to myself as I looked around, “Is this not more than beautiful? The whole building is made of glass, pure crystal-clear glass.” I looked around and studied the cube like structure made entirely from glass and if my eyes were not deceiving me, was also rotating slowly. “But how is that possible, I’m standing on a fixed spot and not feeling any movement, also the darkness that totally surrounds the glass building isn’t allowing me to determine if the building is really rotating or not. What kind of confusion is this?" All that surrounded the glass building was darkness, black thick darkness. What is this cube even built on? No foundation? It’s just hanging ...
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"I and my 2,883 sisters, brothers, and half-siblings are heirs to some of the richest families in the world. We are also genetically engineered freaks..." — Allison Kemp, Foundation Heir.
Allison faces the challenge of a lifetime when she and those she loves are targeted by RealHuman, a cult determined to protect the human race from the rise of a genetically engineered species. Being wealthy and known worldwide turns out not to be an advantage when you are being hunted, and sometimes the people who seem most determined to help you are the people you should fear the most.
Once part of the Tokyo elite, Wen Harkwell lost his status when his mother died, and now he’s forced to labor in the depths of the city, far from the easy life of the Heights, struggling to support his thirteen-year-old brother Sammy. By day he toils in a factory and by night he digs for scrap in the infamous Heap under the city. One night Wen is drawn to an old book he finds and risks taking it home—a quick decision with devastating consequences. Soon after, Sammy is kidnapped, and when Wen turns to a friend and coworker for help, the two find themselves embroiled in a secret high-tech operation that will stop at nothing to maintain their ciphered code. When Wen realizes that the same corporation connected to his mother’s disappearance is behind the attack, he knows he must do whatever it takes to save his brother—even if it means working for the enemy. In the vein of William Gibson and A. A. Attanasio, Benoit Chartier’s Red Nexus is a dystopian sci-fi adventure full of fascinating technology, fast-paced action, and plenty of heart.
Blurb: What if ISIS had biological weapons? This nightmare scenario was published in Germs of War first in 1999, which predicted 9/11. A fast-paced amalgamation of science, international intrigue with rogue CIA agents battling terrorists, and politics. And a lonely student who can thwart it all. Will she be able to?
Surviving the zombie apocalypse was hard but finding true love might be fatal. Urban farmer Miranda Tucci is lucky to be alive in what's left of California's Silicon Valley, despite a love life that's dead on arrival. Then an old flame turns up and she wonders...does her DOA love life have a pulse? A ruthless governing council controls the cure for the zombie virus. If Miranda joins a plot to steal it, will the vaccine be used for political advantage, or can she survive long enough to usher in a new age of civilization? It's only the fate of humanity suddenly resting on her shoulders. If she can bring her love life back from the dead how tough can saving the world be? Perfect for fans of Mira Grant (Newsflesh), Jonathan Mayberry (Rot & Ruin), and Sarah Lyons Fleming (Until the End of the World). “...a post-apocalyptic universe like no other.” —Christopher Artinian, author of The End of Everything & Save Haven series
"Like the great Ray Bradbury, Belateche invents a world much like yours and mine but with that one twist that makes it different." -- A. Silver Robert Grayson was becoming invisible. There was no doubt about it. And it made sense if you took a second to think about it. Robert was an average guy with an average job in an average American suburb. Invisibility was bound to happen. So the question wasn't why was he becoming invisible, it was were there other invisible people out there, too? (A short story.)
Three innovative authors imagine the end of humanity. Postcards From the Future is the remarkable result.Andrew Lark’s “Pollen” is a riveting, multiple point-of-view account of a strange atmospheric phenomenon that destroys humankind’s ability to reproduce, ushering in the extinction of our species.Donald Levin’s “The Bright and Darkened Lands of the Earth” is a gripping tale set in a desperate, post-apocalyptic future where a heroic woman battles ecological and social collapse in an effort to save her tribe—and humanity—from certain annihilation.Wendy Sura Thomson’s “Silo Six” is a suspenseful story of love and survival set far into the future, when the sun begins its transformation into a red giant and scorches the earth into a virtually uninhabitable cinder.
Drake Sinclair is a freak. There’s no other explanation for his superhuman speed, strength, and fighting prowess that makes him feared by his peers. But going to college in North Carolina promises a fresh start; a new place with new people, and maybe, just maybe, a chance to discover the origin of his abilities... Until the psychopath arrives. The notorious serial killer, Lucius Sykes, is physically enhanced like Drake: stronger, faster, smarter than any human. He is the original survivor of the illegal tests done to both of them by Project Midnight; a project that will stop at nothing to capture Drake and complete their experiments. Trapped between Sykes’ murderous frenzy against guilty and innocents alike, and the brutality of Project Midnight, Drake realizes his own superhuman abilities are the only things that can stop them both. He takes to the streets as Phantom, a vigilante straddling the blurred lines of good and evil. Hounded by the chief of police, his morality tested by the sickness and hate he fights everyday, and split between stopping Sykes and seeking answers from him, Phantom must find out who the real evil is before everything he’s come to love goes to ruin.
Terminator meets Divergent In our future, robots known as Tins keep us protected from the floods, fires and diseases of the outside in what are called Compounds. But when the Tins become more our masters than protectors, humans rebel. Lexi019 is turning eighteen, and will then be sent into what Tins call the Electric Gardens. Since no one ever returns from the Electric Gardens, Lexi019 is desperate to escape. With her best friend Kyle53 and his sister, the three of them find an unlikely friendship that helps them escape. But not everything is what it seems in this Robotic Dystopia, and soon Lexi019 will be faced with hard decisions she never anticipated. Join Lexi019 and Klye53 in this four part Robotic Dystopia set in a future that could one day be our own
When the Strongest Hurricane in Decades Takes Aim at Florida, Ronnie Tries to Escape its Wrath. Will she Die in the Storm or Be Lost in Time Forever? Ronnie Andrews is lucky to be alive after a time travel glitch nearly took her life during Hurricane Frances. When Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest storms in decades, sets its sights on Florida, Ronnie jumps at the chance to join Mike, her mysterious new boss, on a business trip to Puerto Rico. Sparks fly, but when a newspaper article surfaces with horrific pictures of a woman who may have died at Mike's hands, Ronnie regrets the decision. Before she can confront Mike about what she knows, Hurricane Jeanne forms off the coast, trapping them on the island. Her doctors warned that another time-travel-induced illness may kill her. Mike may be her only salvation. The storm strikes and Ronnie time travels to Texas in 1872 where she is taken by Comanches. A rescue party saves her life led by Jesse and Frank James, hiding under assumed names. Will Ronnie find a way to make the time-traveling episodes stop before the dangers of the past, and the damage from the journey destroy her?
This could happen to anyone. Maybe it already has. SHAKER is an allegorical tale about a man who is abducted and enslaved to fight for an alien warlord on a planet ravaged by incessant warfare. Michael Taylor is an ordinary man with an ordinary life. One day, he wakes up to find himself a prisoner on a mysterious ship with more than forty strangers, and none of them have any recollection of how they got there. Those who survive the voyage soon learn that their lives will be forever changed. Taylor struggles to endure against lethal enemies and his own internal conflicts in a distant, alien world that has been ravaged by decades of warfare. This story chronicles the odyssey that transforms an unassuming English teacher into the legendary warrior known as Shaker.
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A pandemic breaks out across the world, and within days, Earth is devastated. The space station Oasis and moon colony Desert Beach must be abandoned, leaving the Mars colony with no support.
Joan Herl works with the first intelligent computer, SIMPOC, to help the survivors. Then, a second intelligent computer appears, following its own agenda.
Why was the virus created, and by whom?
How will the confrontation between intelligent computers end?
Ray Jay Perreault creates amazing stories with believable and endearing characters
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Ivy lived a normal life. She knew about the Capes, but she never thought she’d get the chance to join them. Now her Fate Gene is active, and the voices in her head tell her everything will be alright. After all, she’s like them. On the other side of the superheroes lies The Control, a branch of the World Government where Lochlan, an android Agent, is rapidly rising through the ranks. They recruit new heroes and recover defectors. Ivy and Lochlan's worlds collide in the small town of Choudrant, Louisiana—where the residents have more secrets than shopping malls. The lead Cape in Choudrant has defected, and an android might be the only one who can find out why. If he’s going to succeed, Lochlan will have to look for help in unlikely places and unlikely genes. Explore the world of Ch05En, a dystopian world of superheroes, androids, and shadowy government cabals— where one simple gene can mean the difference between life and death.
"YOU ARE ONE OF THE FEW AUTHORS WHOSE BOOKS LEAVE ME WANTING TO READ MORE OF YOUR BOOKS." -Amazon Reader "GOOD STORY! I DIDN'T WANT IT TO END!" Amazon Reader "I HAD ANXIETY ATTACKS WITH JIN. IT REALLY BOTHERED ME THAT I HAD TO PUT THE BOOK DOWN TO DO NORMAL THINGS LIKE EAT. LOL." -Amazon Reader Check out an original, new Survival-Fiction! Animal Graph is an original, NEVER BEFORE SEEN CONCEPT, a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia with themes on wildlife and nature conservation, which asks questions about what happens when a greedy dictatorship rules the nation, and the harsh consequences to the Earth of a nuclear war. Animal Graph is a YA Amazonian Eco-Fic Dystopia and is the third story from dystopian author M. Black (Simulation, Exotiqa, Animal Graph). Her novels are branded Enter Tomorrow with a focus on robots, artificial intelligence, simulations, wildlife, grafting, cloning, illusions, or futuristic technology.
They have awoken as far away from home as it ever gets…
Laura and Jason Sinclair did not want to be transported from Earth, but their alien hosts have plans to take them even further beyond their comfort zone.
They are on a space station, orbiting a mysterious planet in a strange new galaxy. And they must battle for the future of a group of humans who are being used in a breathtaking scheme of cosmic survival—for both aliens and humans alike. And in the process, they will determine the future of Earth.
To succeed, they must solve the puzzle of extraterrestrial races in the throes of a perplexing and historic conflict.
But who can they really trust as they struggle to understand the challenging and hostile environment that holds them in a grip of iron?
If you like Close Encounters, Contact, and Arrival, then you’ll love Amidst Alien Stars, the standalone second novel of a gripping new alien interaction series from Clayton Graham.
"There is world building of such depth and lush detail that you could almost feel it." Kay Mack TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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They say you can’t go home again, but what if it is the only way to truly be free? Rap solves problems large and small. He solved them when he was human, when he was a robot, and now that he’s mostly human again, he’s still solving problems—though eliminating the threat from his old Master is a biggie. He’ll need his pet, Snake, and his new friend, Nelson, the AI inside his head. And then there’s Ale. He thought he knew all there was to know about Ale. He was wrong. Her human form is making his head spin and his heart hurt. He’d like to get closer to her, but he was a geek who didn’t know how to talk to women before he became a robot. He can’t imagine facing the Master without her, but how can he risk her life on an impossible mission? Now that Ale is a human again—mostly—her new beating heart is pounding for Rap. It’s a pity that he’s inscrutable, and she’s got a huge secret—one that could be the key to ending the threat from their former Q’uy Master—or doom them all to captivity once more. Can the shy guy and the lovesick gal defeat their greatest enemy and find a happy ending? Only the chatty Snake knows for sure. Cyborg’s Revenge first appeared in Pets in Space ® 4 but is now available as a stand alone story!
Take a trip through the imaginations of 18 visionary writers as they explore the future of trucking in this science fiction anthology. The speculative stories about rogue self-driving trucks, wormhole hauls through spacetime, defiant Artificial Intelligences, cyborg drivers, the eternal loneliness of life on the road, and more will appeal to truckers and science fiction fans alike. The book is the follow-up to the hit "18 Wheels of Horror - a Trailer Full of Trucking Terrors." FROM THE BACK COVER An alien fuel additive shows just how fast a big rig can go... A disembodied driver wages war on self-driving trucks... A haul through time takes an unexpected turn... Reality shatters for a trucker using an experimental delivery device... Stargazing gives an overweight driver a new lease on life... A young girl risks her life to hitch a ride out of an apocalyptic wasteland... Contributors include: John DeChancie (author of the “Skyways” trucking SF novels), Carla Robinson (Nebula Award nominee for her “Battlestar Galactica” script), Terry Bisson (Hugo & Nebula award winner), Bond Elam (frequent Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazine contributor), Lisa Morton (award-winning writer), Gary Phillips (mystery novelist, comic book and short story writer), Michael Bailey (award-winning author, editor and publisher), Paul Carlson (multiple trucking SF stories published in Analog), Kate Jonez (writer and award-winning publisher), Del Howison (award winning editor and writer), among oth ...
From out of the post-apocalyptic ashes of a dead Earth, 200 people placed into hibernation are sent into space to keep the last of humanity alive. Three thousand years later, the sole survivor of that starship awakens into the post-apocalyptic world of the planet of his birth --A New Science Fiction/Fantasy from the Author of the best selling Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD: Arrival, Journal 1 of The Journals of Solomon Roth --The Journals of Solomon Roth is a new series based on the Post-Apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy, Tales of Nevaeh series. WARLORD is the story of Solomon Roth's return to a vastly different earth 3,000 years after he left. The first books of the series will follow Roth's rise as one of the most powerful warriors in Nevaeh. --As was the series, Tales of Nevaeh, WARLORD: Arrival, is both science fiction and fantasy. Reviewers have called it a mixture of Shannara, The Hundred, with a dash of GoT thrown in, and reminiscent of Andre Norton. WARLORD: Arrival, combines futuristic Post-Apocalyptic societies ruled by scientific magic, metaphysical powers, and strong men and women. The series follows Roth as he brings the dominions of Nevaeh together to fight the Dark Masters and their armies of slave.
A desert wasteland. Mutant life-forms. Humans on the verge of extinction. Teenagers Don and Janet run off to California to start a new life together. Along the way, they find themselves in a dangerous land. Did they inadvertently time travel to a future Earth? Or, a parallel universe? One of the nomadic tribes they encounter rescues the young couple. These small groups journey endlessly, searching for food and water. The brutal leaders of the Ganu Camp take whatever meager supplies they discover. Yearning to break free from their enslavement, they hail Don as their prophesied savior. Now, faced with a lost-cause battle, the teenagers must defend their new friends with the only weapons available to them. How will they defeat a powerful enemy with only skyrockets, firecrackers, and a dog whistle? *** Even though the main characters are teenagers, this is NOT a YA or children's book. There is violence and sexual content.
Book 1 in the Bringer of Chaos series. Exiled to a barren world, the immortal king Pietas must learn to humble himself and ask for help--politely. Without assistance, he might spend an eternity alone, never finding the people he has already died over a thousand times to save. The problem is, the only source of aid is a human, the very one who caused his exile in the first place. A free book in this series is available by subscribing to the author's newsletter.
Cassandra Leif (pronounced “leaf”) makes her living as a reputable bounty huntress. Standing at 5-10 and shapely, her size, athleticism and penchant for getting her target makes her well sought-after, although some may not always agree with her methods of capturing fugitives. When she teams up with the Grey Wolves, a paramilitary led by Sylvester "Sly" Scorggins on a mission to investigate the murders taking place at the famous Ture Park, they encounter a force of the likes which they've never seen.
Finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2018 International Book Awards.
At the very edge of mankind’s cosmic reach, a small planet threatens Earth with extinction…
Stefan Lattanzis never expected his planet to become a battlefield, nor Earth for that matter. But when scientists from Paludis share a technological breakthrough with the mother planet, peace swiftly turns into deadly conflict. The downtrodden alien population, mistreated for centuries, seize their chance, and a desperate human cult has a sinister agenda of its own.
To save his precious home world, Stefan must team with two strangers, a botanist and a mysterious seer. They must trust in each other to prevent the newly-emerged forces from destroying Paludis, and forging a dystopia from which they could never return. But how will they defeat the might of Earth?
Saving Paludis is an electrifying sci-fi thrill-ride. If you like futuristic technology, alien political intrigue, and high-octane, paranormal action, then you’ll love this incredible interstellar adventure!
Saving Paludis is a wonderfully intelligent, creative and superbly written book. Quite often I struggle with the ‘world building’ element that accompanies this genre. But not in this case. The author is clearly highly skilled in bringing alien races, otherworldly technology and distant planets to life with such clarity ...
Max is a young man living on planet Grailliyn. He is embarking on his solo exploration journey, a coming-of-age rite of passage for his people. His journey takes him into frozen, snow-covered terrain, where he drives a sled team of the planet's crab-like creatures. His route takes him in the footsteps of his parents, who mysteriously disappeared on the same journey. Before reaching his destination, Max discovers a strange, anachronistic object underneath the ice. It's a pod, still functioning, containing a young woman who speaks his language, but with a strange accent. The woman has amnesia, so Max gives her the name of Snow, based on his recollection of fairy tales. Together, the two make some startling discoveries about the colony's past. The truth, if it gets out, could threaten the planet's entire human population. Max and Snow embark on a fast-paced adventure to locate a hidden ancient starship, which they will use to escape the planet. They are racing against time, being pursued by adversaries who will stop at nothing to keep the colony's origins a secret.
Survivors of the pandemic now battle with something far more dangerous…other survivors. The CUG tightens its cruel grip on newly formed settlements across Devon. When extortionate taxes cannot be paid, women are taken to serve the CUG masters. Cal vows to fight them but is ill-equipped and alone. Can he overcome his autistic nature? Can he convince others to join his crazy plan? Kim finds herself living a nightmare in a world run by men with guns. She must adapt and find inner strength as fate pushes her into a crucial role fighting the oppressors. Yellow Death: Aftermath is the second instalment of the epic story exploring morality and the essence of humanity after the fall of civilisation. If you're a fan of The Postman, Survivors, Ashfall Apocalypse, or The Immune, you'll not want to miss this adventure. Amazon reviews from the first book: “Couldn't stop reading.” “Absolutely amazing read.” “Left me wanting more.” “Keeps the reader enthralled” “This book will live with me.” “Fascinating read on the challenges of life and death during a pandemic.” CONTENT WARNING: This book is written in British English and intended for an adult audience. It covers adult themes and contains scenes of violence, sexual assault and swearing.
All girls look for romance and adventure, but sometimes its better if you don't get what you ask for... Accompanied by a diverse group of explorers Juliette discovers the unknown continent of Kitzingen is a dangerous place. When they encounter refuges from a crashed LifeBoat, she spots a Thieves Guild tattoo on one of them and is immediately suspicious. But the dangers on the expedition are nothing compared to what awaits Juliette when she returns home and learns of a threat to her family. A reward for the capture of Juliette's younger siblings is making the rounds in criminal circles. When some of them are snatched at a festival, it will take all her courage and skill to save them. Can she do it?
One woman. An alien war. And a world desperate for a hero . . .
Lianndra starts her day on a beautiful beach and ends it in a cage.
Her life descends into darkness. Vicious reptiles twist her into something—inhuman. The mutations designed to help her swing through a deadly jungle on a faraway planet horrify Lianndra. Yet they are nothing compared to what is unleashed within her brain.
Lianndra’s anguish turns to hope when her new abilities empower her to free enslaved soldiers. Then one night, she stumbles across a familiar face . . .
Together they join a small band of humans determined to fight their way to freedom. Unfortunately, their cruel masters are in hot pursuit.
Their only hope are ancient creatures straight out of the pages of Earth’s mythology. Can she convince them to help? Or will she die trying?
If you love a perfectly paced space adventure with engaging characters, FREEFORCE is a must read!
Note: FREEFORCE is the first book in the Darkon Rising trilogy. All books are scheduled for release at the same time near the end of September.
Some of us predicted it! There must be something more out there. An intelligent species, technologically advanced. We gaze up into the night sky — that small star, really just a tiny yellow sun. There you are, the third planet! We can see you. Can you see us? We've been watching you. Finally, a worthy foe! Henry McAndrews' enlivening new YA science fiction trilogy. Get ready for a vibrant onslaught of action-filled adventure for Evan Trystan, smart, undaunted and apparently the youngest captain to pilot a ship through deep space. Aliens? Check. Evil Aliens? Check again. What about a sassy computer? Check, check, check! The perfect composition to keep you entertained during the long summer days.
*This is General-Literary fiction and Magical Realism or Science Fiction. Death parts us all. A magical real quest to find home in a place no one can see. When a combat cameraman falls into a coma, the military takes advantage of his state by implanting new technology into his brain—technology that captures and records his thoughts. But when he wakes up two decades later, he’s left to grapple with this decision that was never his to make. Death is swift, easy. Dying? Now, that’s the hard part; stuck in limbo between painful life and merciful death, unable to move or control the outcome. It’s the ultimate torture, and something Newman Jones has had to experience for twenty years. A combat cameraman serving his last mission in Iraq, Newman is ready to finally settle down with his fiancé. But on January 1st, 2002, an IED explodes, overturning his uparmoured Humvee. Death meets all his comrades while Newman falls into a coma. Under the order of an anonymous CIA director, Newman is hidden from the world and sent to a Top Secret research facility where he is implanted with a device to capture and record his thoughts. And for twenty years, he remained there—until the day he awakened. Awake and confused, Newman’s world is shattered. When the implanted device malfunctions and Newman is called back by the doctors, he ignores their request, following the soft whispers of a sacred crow to guide him home. The device continues streaming his thoughts to the military so the doctors sent for ...
Hiding on Earth for thousands of years and taking a new host every hundred years, she uses her eighty thousand years of knowledge to nudge human civilization forward. But Earth is sending signals into space, unaware of the war above us between the eagle-like Aquilans and lion-like Pantherans. To keep her adopted home from the crosshairs of both sides, she must reach out to her ancient enemy.
Be prepared for wonder and amazement. * Bits of terror, * Aliens, * Twisted reality, * Dystopian dust, * Whispers of fantasy, * Hard science, plus * Time-travel? Yes, there's some of that too. For lovers of Speculative Fiction a collection of 13 new science fiction stories written by ten authors in four countries. All are members of the Science Fiction Novelists Facebook group, as are the two professional editors. Space Opera and science fiction stories including: Paranoid Droid by Kayelle Allen Dragon Hunt by Claudia Blood Vinyl by Claudia Blood Searchers by Marc Neuffer Trespass by Marc Neuffer Last Mission by SA Gibson and JI Rogers Punching the Clock by Howard Loring Clash of the Red Heads by Howard Loring Space Paint by David Viner The Alpha Pavonis Meltdown by Philip Cahill Unspeakable by Philip Cahill The Case of Prickly Melon Poisoning by Jon Anthony Perrotti Gratitude by John Bowers
What happens when two highly technological civilizations bring their Artificial Intelligences to a planet where Magic works, and the A.I.s learn to use it? Terrans and Sekhmet fled from their war-torn worlds and traveled through a portal to find refuge on the planet Rulari, where magic functions and men and women will live or die by the sword. "An intriguing mixture of Fantasy and Science Fiction." Cadence survived the massacre of her parents and got her teenage sisters out alive. But now it was up to her to bring their murderer to justice . Teenage human and Sekhmet boys and girls were vanishing overnight from their homes and each side blamed the other for the disappearances. Duty demands Cadence find and rescue them, keep her own sisters safe, and bring to justice the blood traitor who killed her parents. Harmony, the A.I. who should have helped her has fallen victim to spell locking her out of the Ley lines. So Cadence has only herself, her 13-year-old sisters, and maybe Drake Owen Mabinogion. She knew Owen was more powerful than he let on, but he was here to search for a Jacite spy. Could she convince him to help her find and rescue the missing teens, regain her inheritance, and bring her uncle to justice?
Earth is at peace…then an alien infection changes everything. An engineer creates a revolutionary engine to launch the world's hope for salvation. A crew of Earth’s top talent face never-before-seen adversity as they search for a cure for humanity. Earth had achieved a semi-utopia until aliens destroyed the peace that took decades for hacker revolutionaries to build. After a bizarre robot occupation leading to all-out war, humanity was left with a deadly alien pandemic. Their hope for salvation lies with an elite team of mission specialists. As their journey into deep space begins, they encounter obstacles and battles of wills as they strive to survive the harsh and not-so-empty space on the way to their distant goal. They must combat technical problems, illness, personal issues, and secret elements of Earth’s warring bio-tech ideologies as they kick off their mission to save Earth.
Book 1 of the Antonello Brothers series. When he rescues a half-human orphan, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to topple the powerful Thieves' Guild he once led. Multiple layers of conspiracy unfold, reaching all the way to Luc's immortal ex--the king. Behind each solved mystery looms an unseen foe, undoing the good Luc accomplishes. For the sake of this child, Luc must postpone his own freedom and master his desire for revenge or he will violate an ancient vow. Worse, he'll put the toddler at risk. At war with his compassion for the vulnerable child, loyalty to the king, duty to the Guild, and the bright lure of freedom he's coveted for centuries, Luc seeks the right path. Will he choose liberty and unparalleled success, or restore the Thieves' Guild to its former glory while overseeing the child's training? A hard choice for any man. For an immortal whose inner monster can destroy on sight? Impossible. A pirate with a monstrous past can never be trusted with an innocent child. Luc must ensure the child is protected, safe, nowhere near danger. Nowhere near him. Even if this little boy has already stolen his heart...
"Avatar the Last Airbender meets Ender's Game" The planet Ethos is at war with a mysterious enemy known as the Splicers. Their only successful defense is the Prime Initiative. All newborns with the compatible genetic code are taken from their families and injected with the Prime Stimulus. Those that survive the injection, develop extraordinary abilities and are conscripted into the military for training. After turning twelve, Aidan is moved to the upper-class at the Mount Fegorio Prime Training Facility. His special gifts allow him unprecedented success in the virtual training simulations, advancing him further than any prime cadet in history. No one knows what lies after sim 299, not even Director Tuskin, the ruthless and reclusive planetary ruler. But something, or someone, has been guiding Aidan to the sim 299. If he can pass the final tests, he may discover the key to ending the Splicer War.
An anthology featuring twenty new science fiction stories for Sci-Fi lovers written by fourteen authors in four countries. Members of the Science Fiction Novelists Facebook group, like the two professional editors, each has a deep love for science fiction. Prepare for adventurous wonder. Bits of terror Aliens Twisted reality Dystopian dust Whispers of fantasy, and Hard science. Gun play? Yes, there's some of that too.
Lifelong friends Jag, Tegan, Aari, Mariah and Kody are cast into an adventure of epic proportions when their small plane crashes in the remote forests of northern Canada. They are rescued by a secretive tribe in a hidden valley who possess astonishing abilities — and a terrifying divination.
The group soon learns that not everyone in the peaceful village means them well. But the worst is yet to come when they discover a larger, more sinister force at work outside the valley. And it intends to remake the world in its image.
Shocked to learn that the fate of humanity now rests on their shoulders, the teenagers struggle to accept their new roles. Armed with powers entrusted to them by an ancient prophecy and the resilience of their friendship, can the group survive the onslaught of a ruthless enemy and put an end to its cataclysmic scheme?
If you like epic adventure stories with endearing characters in an immersive world then you will love the Aegis League series!
"Astonishingly imaginative and thoughtful…” ~Samuel F. Pickering, inspiration for Academy Award-winning movie De ...
The Sci-Fi Detective Thriller Gets Cool...Liquid Cool! Liquid Cool Book #1 is the FIRST-IN-SERIES action-packed (and funny) sci-fi detective series. Meet a private eye with a cool hat, laser gun, and attitude. But don’t touch his red hovercar -- or you could get shot! Enter the high-tech, low-life world of Liquid Cool as Cruz faces off neon gangsters, sinister cyborgs, corporate samurai soldiers, and laser-gun shootouts while solving his cases in the rainy supercity of Metropolis. It’s more gritty action and dark humor than you can handle. In the debut novel that started it all, author Austin Dragon shows why you never want to meet a cyborg in a dark alley.
Two strains of a devastating pathogen infect population centers around the globe. From mega-cities to remote villages, the descent into chaos is swift as the disease spreads like wildfire.
When Jag is injured from an accident, Tegan reluctantly assumes leadership of the group as they are tasked with their most challenging mission yet by the Elders of Dema-Ki.
But things take a turn for the worse when one of them becomes infected and hovers on the brink of death. The friends throw caution to the wind and risk everything in their quest for a cure… one which, for reasons unknown, has remained concealed for over two thousand years.
Can Tegan and the League discover the remedy before a relentless enemy locates and destroys it, sending millions of lives to their end?
If you like gripping action-adventure stories in an immersive world, then you will love the Aegis League series!
"Following the tradition of the prior two books, readers are treated to chapter after chapter of fascinating characters, exciting action and apocalyptic consequences." ~~ The U ...
Biomechanically enhanced Humans called Series Teks are cogs in the machine of a distant future world. Each Series serves a purpose and Teks are designed, enhanced, and genetically coded to fulfill that role. When Avendui 5ive finds herself unable to perform to expectations, what will become of her? What is the fate of a broken machine, even if they are, underneath it all, still people? A stand alone story in the Jakkattu Universe!
The inventor of augmented/virtual reality glasses used all over the world, Oreste Pax, is working on a brain-computer interface he believes will revolutionize human cognition. However, a massive computer virus attacking the Internet of Things threatens to destroy civilization first. Pax is forced into an encounter with Alethia, the brilliant leader of a mysterious society possessing technology far beyond anything he's ever seen before. She reveals a devastating truth about humanity to Pax before forcing him to make a choice that will affect the future of the human race. A clever, compelling vision of the near future, The Infinet is a speculative fiction thriller that can’t be missed!
Three rebels have the power to restore civilization or dive deeper into total chaos… Niklas is coming to terms with the destruction he’s wrought. His data scramble crippled technology toppled the government and left the Eastern Seaboard a nuclear wasteland. He craves peace, but that’s the last thing on the mind of those still in power… Jenny is determined to not let her father’s sacrifice be in vain. She and Eduard hold the code that could rewire humanity, but keeping that power from the new regime and their warlords could prove impossible… In a land overrun by chaos, Niklas, Jenny, and Eduard must navigate a warped new world they created. And somehow, they must discover a place where they can rebuild their lives from the ashes… Manhunt is the second book in the Peak Democracy series, a saga of near-future dystopian novels. If you like fully-imagined future worlds, dynamic characters, and high-stakes adventure, then you’ll love G.D. Leon’s exhilarating sequel.
In a decimated world, setting foot outside of Tallas is certain death ~ or so they say. Mutations caused by those in the wilderness have plagued citizens ~ or so they say. For Doogan and Keelya their belief in a Free Tallas has lost its glimmer. When their son, Fabal is given a dangerous assignment, they risk everything to protect him. Fleeing Tallas, they head for the wilderness. But they're ambushed by cruel Mediators, Doogan is recaptured, and while Keelya and Fabal escape, she is severely injured. Can the two of them survive in the wilderness? Will Doogan get away from the clutches of the Mediators? And are the legends about terrible monsters beyond Tallas true?
How does Sam Sunborn achieve immortality? He and his quirky team give birth to an invention that digitizes their personalities. What could go wrong? They will face apocalyptic danger as ruthless terrorists try to acquire it at any cost. Mysteries & surprises abound in this fast-paced thriller. “A tense, high-powered techno-thriller” - Kirkus Review
John and Lena are hoping for some downtime after their exciting adventure to save the alien disk, named KAD. As they plan their well-deserved holiday, a group of hostile aliens bursts in on the two, imprisoning them and transporting them to a totally different planet. KAD is nowhere to be seen, and they are left to deal with these threatening and seemingly unpredictable captors on their own.
Stuck in this barren and strange place, separated from home and from KAD, who is their only hope for rescue, John and Lena’s fortunes turn when they manage to win the hearts of the aliens. But then an even more perilous situation arises. Their skills and smarts are again put to the test. John and Lena risk their lives to bring things to a good end, but will that be enough to get them back home safely?
Bacchus Than wants nothing more than to return home after what felt like a lifetime in space. His plans are de-railed when he crosses paths with an old rival determined to throw a wrench in his plan.With his ship damaged and his body bruised one question remains. Will Bacchus ever make it home? The Dunes of Tyrhee is a 10,000 word Short Story written by Benjamin K. Schmidt.
An invasion threat. A guardian in peril. A seventeen-year-old boy to save them all…even as he questions his origins and sanity. All Kallum wants is a peaceful life in Levitor city with the girl of his dreams. He has life all planned out. But after a simulation test unexpectedly leaves him reeling, normal takes a whole different meaning. He loses his guardian and fears he’s turning into his worst nightmare—a Crazy. Worse than all of this? He finds he’s the cause of the fracture in the aetherium, a stone of vast energy that powers the dome protecting Levitor. Now the threat of invasion from the savages outside looms. What is this aetherium stone bestowed by the Aeternas, an alien race? Who are they? Why did they give the stone in the first place? Are they so benevolent? Probably not. No Levitorian citizens dare to question. To top it all, the Aeternas are now out to get him. The Shadowers, Levitor’s rulers, are more than happy to deliver him on a plate. It’s up to Kallum to fix the aetherium and save the city. He will have to choose where he belongs and what is really worth sacrificing for the greater good. Will he have the courage to do what must be done? Welcome to the Aeterna Chronicles. Strands of Time is the first installment in the series. If you love young adult sci-fi, portal fantasy, time travel, and a touch of romance, don’t miss Kris Ruhler’s debut novel.
Take your pick of maniacal Christmas bots, unexpected visitors from other worlds, omnipotent in-laws over for dinner, or a time travel mission gone terribly wrong. Or perhaps you prefer festive androids, an unusual champion of might, genetic breakthroughs, or a celebration of a traditional nativity on a future colony. Will you suffer holiday misery or enjoy the seasonal festivities? Do the spirits of Christmas bring loneliness and heartache, or cheer and laughter? Whether you simply endure December or fully celebrate the holidays, this anthology of thirteen yuletide tales is sure to satisfy your speculative fiction craving and make your winter a little brighter.
The stories told around campfires say the world that existed before 'The Wandering' was a beautiful place. A place with buildings taller than trees and massive cities home to millions. The stories about that world say a person could drink water without walking to the river and eat food without hunting in the forests. They never slept in the rain and they had machina that could do amazing things. But that world died 100 years ago. In the place of the old world, a new one was born. A world referred to by the inhabitants only as "The Waste". It's a world of the barest survival by tribes and individual wandering the land. It's a world where bullets are used as money and ownership of a single book is a sign of great wealth. But a dark land grows darker still when a strange new people arrive from over the mountains and begin to slaughter the tribes of The Waste, threatening the complete destruction of all the people. And no amount of bullets or books can push back the invasion. Only one man and one woman, working together, can stop it. But he doesn’t care. And she cares too much.
What if you were trapped in a nightmare? Forever. Norman Adams is a regular guy. Then one day, everything changes. Involved in a serious road accident, he slips into a coma. There, he drifts into a lucid dream state and soon realises he is not alone... Victor James is his loyal friend. Determined to help, he works with a mysterious librarian. Together they discover a way to enter Norman's dream. It's only then that they reveal the scale of the horror that imprisons him. A place where nightmares are born.
\"WHAT AN AMAZING ACTION PACKED THRILLER OF A BOOK SET IN A WORLD THAT YOU CAN EASILY IMAGINE AS OUR FUTURE.\" -Amazon Reader Along the lines of City of Ember meets CW’s The 100, this story will capture your heart and still won’t let go...even at the end. Written in part while listening to Outside by Ellie Goulding, this story contrasts technology to nature, rich to poor, privilege to hardship, lies to truth, and illusion to reality. Set in 2175 in Colorado, USA, where Citigogs are the new form of cities and citizens are kept under a careful population control, we meet Ilia the Princess of our main Citigog named Iliad, and Jez a Giver. As Ilia spends more time with Jez, she finds herself drawn to the Outside and ventures out of her Citigog only to learn that everything is not what it seems. Fans of CW's The 100, City of Ember, Breathe, The Water Knife, Oryx and Crake, and the Windup Girl will revel in this YA SIM Cli-fic Dystopian story about a strong, but disillusioned heroine who must become brave as she uncovers the truth about her world.
'The moon was no longer a barren on-looker, it was a destination.' In 2065, a resurgence in space exploration, mainly driven by tourism has seen Earth benefit in many ways. But with private money steering progress in a commercial direction, mistakes were made, none worse than the Europa Space Orbiter incident. The enigmatic entrepreneur, James Healey the Third, sees a business opportunity - he would expand his company, Globewide Assistance, skywards. When Healey approaches the crew of the Caspian, the proposition of working closer to Earth seems hard to resist but their cautious Flight officer, Haruka O’Brian, is less impressed by this notorious sponsor - after all, she had spent a lifetime avoiding the media machine. Is this an honorable cause? Is this a chance for a real life? Most importantly, can Healey be trusted? There’s little time to reflect; EVAC Rapid Response are in demand. Healey’s vision unfolds as he skillfully grooms the crew into the EVAC brand, but the team soon find their experience and loyalties tested when they are propelled into a nightmare scenario, with the world watching.
A Sci-fi Techno-thriller -- a quantum computer in the hands of cyber-terrorists. With a profound sense of relief, Andrew Lawrence put his past academic failures and egregious family circumstances behind him. He was ready for a fresh start. At Harvard, Emma Franklin developed quantum computer software for detecting particle reactions. To the amazement of the scientific community, her work revealed a possible bump in the energy curve that was not predicted by any established theory. At MIT, Lawrence created a supersymmetry model that matched Emma's findings. Their professional collaboration deepened into a personal relationship, but when her quantum computer was hacked, Emma found evidence that incriminated Lawrence. Though she withheld the impeaching material from the authorities, she felt she could no longer trust him. Despite their troubled partnership, the ego of rivals, the threat of cyber-terrorists, and the complexities of nature, Lawrence and Emma persevered on their exhilarating quest to find the 'Holy Grail' of physics.
Prevent a stellar civil war... or die trying. When Captain Kira Elsar comes face-to-face with a military assault mech inside a civilian research lab, it’s abundantly clear that MTech is up to no good. Illegal alien nanotech experimentation. Clandestine political dealings. Disappearances. Connections all trace back to MTech’s newest research lab on Kira’s homeworld. As the Tararian Guard’s sole telepath, Kira goes undercover to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hints point to a brewing stellar civil war, but she needs to gather proof. Except, the mysterious forces behind the conflict already have their own plans for Kira that will change her life forever. Set in the internationally bestselling Cadicle space opera universe, the standalone Mindspace series is perfect for fans of sci-fi with superhuman abilities, political intrigue, military action, and devious aliens.
In a dystopian future where humans have foolishly squandered Earth’s natural resources, the few remaining people are becoming desperate. Crowded in huge underground cities, they’ve finally come to the end of the line and they must decide whether or not they will trade the only valuable resource Earth has left... Women. Being the daughter of a wealthy diplomat, Rose is blissfully ignorant of how the less fortunate live. Desperate to escape to a planet where she can enjoy the sun on her face and swim in clear unpolluted oceans, she vows to make herself the first bride to be mated to off-worlders. When the Krylon delegation arrives, she realizes that in addition to being good stewards of their planet, eager for female companionship, and polite to a fault, the Krylon males are also drop dead gorgeous. Unfortunately, Earth’s population is vehemently opposed to the galactic mate’s treaty... will Rose and her soon to be Hot Alien Husband be able to make their escape from Earth?
★Winner of the Houston Writer's House Competition★ Seven survivors. One monster. Nowhere to hide. Mission Specialist Adán Fuentes awakes from cryo-hibernation to discover that most of his fellow crewmates are dead and the shuttle Carpathia is not where it’s supposed to be. Surrounded by a vast barren landscape, he and the other survivors wonder how they can accomplish their mission, to establish a home for future colonists. When an unseen creature attacks them, the Carpathia’s crew must turn their attention to surviving and solving the true purpose behind their mission. Inspired by the 50’s sci-fi flick Forbidden Planet, Sand and Shadow plumbs the depths of the human psyche and the power of its influence. As the Carpathia’s crew’s secrets and flaws are revealed, readers may find themselves compelled to examine their own dark places.
Caeli Crys isn’t living—she’s surviving. On the run after the genocide of her empathic people, she witnesses a spaceship crash near her hidden camp. When she feels the injured pilot suffering from miles away, she can’t help but risk discovery to save his life. Commander Derek Markham awakens stranded on an uncharted planet. His co-pilot is dead, his ship is in ruins, and he’s only alive because a beautiful young woman is healing him with her mind. As Derek recovers, Caeli shares the horror of her past and her fear for the future. When Derek’s command ship, Horizon, sends rescue, Derek convinces Caeli to leave with him. But his world is as treacherous as hers—full of spies, interplanetary terrorist plots, and political intrigue. Soon the Horizon team is racing to defend an outlying planet from a deadly enemy, and Caeli’s unique skills may just give them the edge they need to save it.
Part autobiographical, part sci-fi/fantasy; all narrative poetry and prose. Nowhere Boy is the first in a series of trilogies. Poetry and prose creatively tell the story of Nowhere Boy, a young man in search of living solid in his identity. He is challenged by fear, oppression, racism, alienation, and isolation from those he thought stood by him. Will Nowhere Boy take on the formidable task to find answers related to his origin and identity, or does one rabbit hole lead to another. Take on the task with him, carry the struggle further.
When a small group of humans are abducted from earth, they find themselves thrust into a battle for the fate of the known universe. They are forced to put there trust in a mysterious artificial intelligence who has its own secret agenda. Banding together with beings fro across the universe, the band of misfits must overcome an empire bent on the subjugation of earth. Can the small band of allies overcome an acient evil while unlocking the very secret of humanities origins.
Evolution threatens magic. Ebony is the key to reversing the flaw that weakens all of humankind. It’s her life or war. — “A studiously chilling post-apocalyptic tale.” —Kirkus Review (for Fortitude Rising) — Ebony has spent her entire life isolated on an island institution run by her father, Dr. Hunter. She’s unaware of the war brewing in the city as the non-magical human population start to outnumber those who still possess magic. Her father is attempting to use her magical abilities to reverse the threat to magic, but when he forces her to push harder, her body weakens. Desperate to escape, Ebony is willing to trust complete strangers if they can help her find a way out. But what if those strangers came to kill her? Connor and his group of rebels disguise themselves as test subjects to infiltrate the institute and stop Dr. Hunter. Their goal – to kill Ebony and her friends. Connor’s mission to kill her is halted when he realizes Ebony is a pawn, albeit a powerful pawn, in her father’s game. Ebony must decide how much her escape is worth to her and to the lives of her closest friends. Should she join forces with the man who came to kill her or continue being tortured by her father? Hard choices are never easy to make, and every choice has consequences. Isolated… Manipulated… Endless experimentation. Join Ebony in this evolutionary nightmare that will keep you guessing what will happen next. Riveting... Disturbing... Intense... A post-apocalyptic / dystopian story about an al ...
When a young god named Bernie finally gets a job building universes, it starts a series of mishaps that spark numerous revelations. Challenged by his supervisor to prove his worth, Bernie sets out to build a fully stable world but hits roadblocks every step of the way. At first, he thinks there’s some inherent problem in his design but soon learns that his universe is being sabotaged by another.
Competition is tough in the universe building business. Rivals can spring up from anywhere and incompetence can land you on the street. Bernie knows if he isn’t able to get his world working in time, he’ll never be able to realize his dream of becoming a professional universe builder.
On this extraordinary journey of creation, destruction, and subterfuge, Bernie ultimately unlocks a mystery that transforms the universe building landscape. Now all he needs to do is figure out a way to save his world from being completely destroyed.
The Universe Builders: Bernie and the Putty is a refreshingly original story that follows the path of a young god as he struggles to achieve his lifelong dreams. Filled with humor, action, and crazy twists, this coming of age novel is epic fantasy and science fiction at its best. If you enjoy imaginative fantasy, like Harry Potter, Peter Jackson, or the tales ...
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"Sixteen years as a nomad…I used to love it, just the three of us, a team, moving to the next adventure. Now, when my dad changes jobs like some people change underwear, it just gives me a stomachache."
Grace Thompson is used to moving and losing. She's already lost her mother, her home, and any hope for a normal life. But when her father is abducted from the streets of San Francisco, Grace is determined to get him back. She thinks she is alone until she meets four strangers whose parents went missing at the same time. The teens work together to track down the clues to their parents' pasts with only an alien stone to guide them. With the kidnappers closing in, the only way to save them is to unravel the secret her mother died to protect.
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Book 1 in the Elements Series, The Keystone is a complete story with an HEA and no cliffhangers. This is a fast-paced, action-p ...
Maura is an oceanographer who hoped to find life under the ice on Europa, the second moon of Jupiter. But she didn’t expect to encounter aliens with paranormal powers; nor that the neo-fascist colonists from Earth would try to destroy the indigenous life form. She teams up with a computer scientist called Geoff, a specialist in Artificial Intelligence. Together they strive to save the aliens from extermination – a mission which threatens to destroy their home planet, which is invaded by robots and threatened by new weapons of mass destruction. Ultimately Maura offers herself in a sacrifice which transforms her relationship with both her partner and her baby daughter. The Hesperian Dilemma is a SciFi adventure, a credible depiction of the future but also a story of hope and love.
A manned, interstellar survey ship has gone missing. A nuclear terror plot is thwarted just outside Washington, D.C. And it’s an election year. Mandisa “Mandi” Nkosi is a young reporter who, while on a trip to Johannesburg to connect with her roots, is contacted by an anonymous source with evidence that material seized from a nuclear terror plot will point squarely at one of humanity’s most important companies as the supplier. The source also unveils that the “evidence” against the company - Applied Interstellar Corporation (AIC), a science and technology behemoth with more corporate and political foes than can be counted - is a setup, and part of a plot to destroy AIC and gain control of its technological secrets. The deeper Mandi digs, the more of a target she becomes. What follows is a heart-pounding, unforgettable ride through the hallowed halls of big government, far-flung star systems, and the revelation of a conspiracy that runs so deep, Mandi’s life, and the future of humanity, are put at stake. Brimming with tantalizing futuristic technology, deep space adventure, and thrilling plot twists, Casimir Bridge is a nuanced, thought-provoking, and deeply human space opera that draws the reader in and never lets go. What you'll find among the pages of Casimir Bridge: A thrilling, fast-paced story that spans two planets, four star systems, and crosses the depths of space. Realistic science fiction, true to the technology and science. ...
In the dawn of a new Ice Age, families everywhere are taking to the road to escape the frigid landscape—but you can’t outrun the cold. No one could have predicted the terrifying impact of human interference in the Arctic. Shifts in the Earth’s crust have led to catastrophe and now the North Pole is located in the mid-Atlantic, making much of the eastern United States an unlivable polar hellscape. Nathan Tolley is a talented mechanic who has watched his business dry up due to gas shortages following the drastic tectonic shifts. His wife, Cyndi, has diligently prepped food and supplies, but it’s not enough to get them through a never-ending winter. With an asthmatic young son and a new baby on the way, they’ll have to find a safe place they can call home or risk freezing to death in this harsh new world. When an old friend of Nathan’s tells him that Detroit has become a paradise, with greenhouses full of food and plenty of solar energy for everyone, it sounds like the perfect place to escape. But with dangerous conditions and roving gangs, getting there seems like an impossible dream. It also seems like their only choice.
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"A former assassin for hire plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a serial killer"
Chloe was trained from a young age to be an assassin. Since her move to Junction City, she has been trying hard to reinvent herself as an investigator. But her first case has a huge complication: she finds Samuel Adams, the man she came to question, dead. He has a wicked knife sticking out of his groin. She didn't do it, but given her history, who will believe her? It looks as if her past is about to catch up with her.
Caleb Jones is a man with a violent past. After his family was destroyed in a city state war, he went to work at the only job he knew. As an Enforcer for the Marshals of the Federated City States of St. Antoni, he hunts killers. He came to Junction City looking for a serial killer. Instead he finds Chloe. Is she the killer he's looking for or the woman who can replace everything he lost?
Intrepid scientist solves mystery of scaly aliens.
Dr. Lucy Stannis leads a quiet life as the chief biologist in the remote human colony on Eden, until an alien vessel makes first contact with the colonists. She is thrilled to meet the spaceship captain, the impressive Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, despite the scaled bodies and sharp claws of the formidable Atrapako. Conflicts arise, threatening the whole colony as well as Lucy’s tenuous friendship with Sa Kamizan. Lucy must employ all her skills to discover their secret and save the colony.
If you like feisty heroines and mysteries where deceptions abound, then you’ll enjoy this science fiction adventure with a surprise twist at the end. Start this tale of culture clash and sweet romance today.
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For fans of "Dune", "Ender's Game", and "Star Wars" comes a new character-driven space opera... Cris Sietinen, heir to the most influential High Dynasty in the Taran empire, was born with rare telekinetic gifts--abilities he refuses to ignore, regardless of the governing Priesthood's decrees. Determined to be true to himself, and test the limits of his abilities, Cris escapes his stifled life of business and politics on Tararia to begin a new life exploring the stars. When Cris unexpectedly receives an invitation to join the Tararian Selective Service (TSS), the only organization to offer an official telekinesis training program, a new future awaits. It's his dream opportunity to be among people like himself, free from the Priesthood and political objectives. Except, Cris' path was designed, and he's right where the Priesthood wants him. Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series, a modern-day space opera epic in the spirit of Heinlein, Herbert, and McCaffrey. This fast-paced space adventure with intrigue, coming-of-age, and romance is a short prequel to the defining events in Tararia's history in the ensuing years.
It starts with an odd hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a remote, sleepy country town. Then a sinkhole begins to form…and out from that hole comes the townspeople's worst nightmares. Facing their fears and the growing madness, a group of survivors descend into the collapsed area in an attempt to save what is left of their town. Sacrifices will be required, but will they be enough? The hole is growing…spreading…and the horror within it is growing stronger…
Forces stronger than hurricanes are at work in the Cape Fear. For thirty-one years, Lila has hidden her extrasensory abilities, creating a small life in the same coastal North Carolina city where she was born. But her nightmares have grown worse, her angels still haven’t learned Morse code, and raising a thirteen-year-old genius requires the kind of mental focus that Lila has never quite mastered. Still, the abnormal seems fairly normal—until a strange young man appears and a new friend confides a shocking truth about her pregnancy. Sal, on the other hand, has never attempted to hide. In his experience, humans do not see what they do not wish to acknowledge. He moves among them, identifying the aberrations as he always has, as he knows he must. This existence depends upon it. One choice made long ago, one decision born of guilt and fear, is now a secret he must protect—at any cost.
Regina, trained to find the dregs of humanity, trained to kill, is forced into vacation because her peers are getting murdered. At first, the massive cruise vessel she chooses as her resort destination seems...tolerable, and then, in the span of a few hours, everyone disappears, thousands of passengers vanish. As Regina explores the ship, not only does she discover pile after pile of clothing and no bodies, she finds a fear not felt for years. Although she cannot know for certain something is there, an ominous orange light appearing out of nowhere leaves little doubt some unseen thing hunts her. And all that is just the beginning. It is a time of restricted space travel so enforced that almost nobody can veer off course, but nobody knows why. They're about to find out. Get ready for a Sci-Fi/Paranormal/Thriller roller coaster ride.
Guardian of Earth, Dr. Zeke Landry has even more reason to protect his planet now that his wife is carrying his child. Little did he know, the romantic evening they enjoyed at the beach watching meteor showers was the last peace on Earth. Fish and wildlife vanish. Seas thicken with mud. The dolphins warn Zeke to stay away from the ocean. An environmental catastrophe of the highest order is in the making, and no one knows how to prevent it. Zeke seeks extra-planetary advice from his alien allies, but the news is not good. The threat is dire, and the clock is ticking. Unless a solution is found, the Earth will be transformed into an uninhabitable world. Will Zeke and his android sidekick find a remedy in time to save the day?
Welcome to the last of the great flying Cities! It’s 9172, YE (Year of the Empire), and the future has forgotten its past. Soaring miles over the Earth, Autumn, the sole surviving flying city, is filled to the brim with the manifold forms of humankind: from Human Plus “floor models” to the oppressed and disfranchised underclasses doing their dirty work and every imaginable variation between. Valerius Bakhoum is a washed-up private eye and street hustler scraping by in Autumn. Late on his rent, fetishized and reviled for his imperfect genetics, stuck in the quicksand of his own heritage, Valerius is trying desperately to wrap up his too-short life when a mythical relic of humanity’s fog-shrouded past walks in and hires him to do one last job. What starts out as Valerius just taking a stranger’s money quickly turns into the biggest and most dangerous mystery he’s ever tried to crack – and Valerius is running out of time to solve it. Now Autumn’s abandoned history – and the monsters and heroes that adorn it – are emerging from the shadows to threaten the few remaining things Valerius holds dear. Can the burned-out detective navigate the labyrinth of lies and maze of blind faith around him to save the City of Autumn from its greatest myth and deadliest threat?
Christine Stewart is a regular woman just doing her job when she gets stranded in history. When she gets up for the day her plan is simple: wake up and head off to work, traveling to Oklahoma in 1867 to deport a cyber-criminal. After work, it's back to 2070 Los Angeles to prepare for a vacation with her son, Michael. That's the plan. Then the system fails, leaving Christine stranded hundreds of years in the past with minimal training and no supplies. What started as a bad situation only gets worse when she is flung even further away to a place in time where her choices and actions mean so much more to the world than whether or not she ever makes it back home again. As her goals shift, she must make the choice between what is easy and what is right--even if it costs her everything.
Society has turned on its head. The ‘free’ hide behind fortifications and the ‘imprisoned’ roam the wild, barren land beyond. Finbarl-apcula guards the town of Athenia, an oasis in a parched, sparsely populated world. He keeps the citizens safe, ensures those who break the draconian laws lose their freedom, and protects what he prizes above all else: civilisation. When Finbarl is made to lie to help convict a mother he once rescued from a bully, it delivers the first crack in his unquestionable faith in the system. As further lies and corruption are exposed, Finbarl’s world crumbles, allowing him to finally see that ‘prison walls’ exist everywhere, within himself, throughout society and in the very landscape he calls home. No one is free and the civilisation he was willing to die for is at the root of the problem. Finbarl begins a thrilling adventure of twists, rebellion, danger, discovery and tragedy to break the bonds imprisoning a world, himself and the future. Will he find what he really treasures most: true freedom?
The Slythonians are an alien race well know for capturing the best female breeders in the galaxy.
Extinction is a cruel and very real possibility, As the Zuvrakian alien warrior race is running out of time. Lord Asgar and his crew have searched the galaxies far and wide looking for an answer ti their world'a fast decreasing population. After another failed attempt at finding mates, Asgar figures he has nothing to loose when they come upon the auction that the Slythonians are having.
First Contact is imminent, but it comes with conditions…
Laura and Jason are on vacation when their lives are turned upside down by otherworldly creatures that fall to Earth in the dead of night.
Frightened and bewildered, they become trapped in a dark and mysterious conflict between clandestine Earth forces and the alien wave—and Laura’s world starts to unravel.
But everything may not be as it appears. Could the aliens have an ulterior motive? And do they have a mission for Jason?
The world may not be ready for alien communication, but it may have little choice in the matter.
If you like Close Encounters, Contact, and Arrival, then you’ll love Milijun, the first novel of a gripping new alien interaction series from Clayton Graham.
"Captured my interest from the very beginning, and never once let go." Jenna – Indie Book Reviewers
"If you love the genre, read this gem." Julius Zon – Self Publishing Review
"This is a must-read for science fiction fans who appreciate a hard scientific foundation, in the tradition of Asimov, Niven, or Heinlein." Patrick Dent