The UK, year 2139.
One hundred and fifteen years ago, a mysterious virus wiped out ninety-five per cent of humanity.
Blackthorn, the largest settlement in England, rose from the ashes of the devastated old world. It is a troubled city, where the workers live in crude shacks, and make do with the worst of everything.
It is a city of violent divisions, crime, and an over-populated jail block, until a charismatic traveller has a miraculous vision, and promises to bring hope back to the people's lives.
Blackthorn falls under Ryder Swift's spell, and the most devoted of all is the governor's loyal servant, Lieutenant August Hemsley.
Twenty-one-year-old Evie has lived her whole life in the shacks. She and disillusioned guard Byron Lewis are two of a minority who have doubts about Ryder's message. Can they stand against the beliefs of an entire city?
Conn Maxwell is designated to travel to Earth from the colony world of Poictesme, a world desperate for regeneration following an intersystem war, to try and identify the location of the super computer Merlin, which many of the colonists believe is hidden somewhere on the planet and which they see as their salvation.
What would you do if your own brain decided to play a game against you? Mikko doesn't like it at all. A new breed of imaginary friends has begun to appear in the dream world he is sometimes pulled into and unlike his old imaginary friends they don't admit that they are hallucinations. Mikko can only see one way to end the game; to find a way to prove them wrong.
Despite being part of a series The Odd Game is reasonable self contained, so you should be able to enjoy it even if you haven't read any of the earlier books. It contains three adventures: The Odd Game, The Dark Arts and The Thin Line. The first one begins in January 2058 when Mikko and Sharon goes to Finland to visit Mikko's relatives.
How do you feel about the value of your life being based on the amount of money sitting in your bank?
If we are all inter-connected by money, then why do so few people pay attention to how money works? Fear and denial are perfect for generating debt and that is what the world is run on.
Now imagine, if in the future, one financial institution became so powerful that it could choose to eradicate the present monetary system. Then what happens?
M.O.N.E.Y. is that institution, an institution that chooses absolute self-sufficiency, no debt and reconditions its people into making them the ultimate they can be - an elite force of great minds focused on building the new system - the new M.O.N.E.Y. The thing is for the world to accept their conditions they intend to intentionally throw everyone into complete financial collapse. So what happens when the Brave New World becomes our financial reality?
A planet had been seeded for life by humans, first with microbes and later with plants and insects. A third expedition, intended to complete the seeding with animals, never occurred. Over the millennia the insects and plants grew to gigantic sizes. The action of the novel describes the fight for survival by descendants of a crashed spaceship as they battle wolf-sized ants, flies the size of chickens, and gigantic flying wasps. Interestingly, this novel is a combination of three different science-fiction tales "The Mad Planet", "The Red Dust" and "Nightmare Planet" which were heavily revised by Murray Leinster to form a coherent story. This edition thus brings to you both the versions of this famous sci-fi story in one convenient edition for your ultimate pleasure!
The Forgotten Planet
The Mad Planet
The Red Dust
The Super-Virus killed the elderly. The global economic collapse destroyed the lives of the young. Terror has become the norm. Riots rage and soldiers serve to subdue. In these dystopian times, a new hero is needed but is a teen vagrant running from his past qualified to stand against the evil ruling the wee European island of Albion Minor? Give him a righteous copper called Wolf Girl as his sidekick, and a band of street urchins for soldiers and maybe, just maybe good can triumph.
No More Heroes Scrapping on the streets suited Ben Jackman until his past returns to ask a favour. Run, hide, or fight? If only the favour didn't involve his childhood sweetheart.
Heroes Don't Travel In the feral town of Henwell, guns have been fired. A girl has crossed the Gypsies and they want blood. Ben Jackman's blood!
Heroes Don't Cry A bomb. A crowd. Time is ticking. Ben and Wolf Girl will have to draw on all their resources to save the King's parade from an apocalyptic disaster.
Justice Forsakes ...
A fantastical aquatic adventure for adults and children of all ages. On the beautiful California coast from Mendocino to San Diego, Cassie discovers and forges her superpowers. One day she is a bored 14 year old going to school and the next day she is on a breathless adventure to save her life.
Cassie discovers she is more unique than she could ever have imagined. Half water breathing alien, half human - pure superhero.
Her life will never be the same.
"Highly recommended for fans of Weir's 'The Martian'" ~Associated Book Review
Rigel Knight, the captain of an interplanetary science freighter, just discovered a distress beacon while on his way to Jupiter's moon Europa. Curiously, that beacon belongs to a shuttlecraft that shouldn't even exist. According to history, the shuttle and the colonization cruiser it belonged to went missing more than thirty years ago on its way to the Tau Ceti system. All were presumed dead. Did the cruiser and all its crew make it safely to the Tau Ceti system, and if so, how did such a relatively slow shuttlecraft make it back to our solar system? This full-length novel answers that and many other questions regarding Earth's first interstellar colony.
"McElhaney's story telling is deft, well-paced, and with an ear for conversation" ~ Beacon Journal Book Review
"The author does a good job of sucking you into the moment and feeling as if you are the main character. The technology ...
Are we alone in the universe? To date, all indications tell us we are, in fact, the only intelligent form of life currently inhabiting our Milky Way Galaxy, at least.
Aliens may survive in government laboratories, but they are naturally difficult to record with any convincing fidelity. Yet, yesterday's far-out conspiracies too often become today's startling headlines after a bit of unwanted exposure.
Pause one moment now to take note of a shadow-bound summons. Your paranoid shade whispers. Of bright lights on calm nights; of tasks at hand delivered with a foreign understanding and unspeakable demands; of cosmic desperation in dying hopes; of patented cover-ups, government surveillance gone mad and invasions that challenge human imagination; of a future bound by irrepressible technological achievements, and of the hapless souls left to linger in the aftermath when it all goes wrong; such twisted threads weave life's strange tapestries. Of sinister happenings, here find abundant ...
Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars in 1830. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth. (They think he is an unusually tall Martian from some remote place on their planet.)
e-artnow presents to you this unique Sci-Fi collection with carefully picked out stories from out of space, thrilling intergalactic adventures & alien tales:
The Black Flame
A Martian Odyssey
Valley of Dreams
Flight on Titan
The Lotus Eaters
The Worlds of If
The Planet of Doubt
The Adaptive Ultimate
The Red Peri
The Mad Moon
The Point of View
The Circle of Zero
The Brink of Infinity
Dawn of Flame
Green Glow of Death
The Last Martian
Book 1 follows the creation of the Firestone family, formed after the accidental discovery that humans and members of the HaChii Confederation are cross-fertile. The extreme genetic diversity of the two parent lines results in children with a hybrid vigor that makes them far more than the sum of their parts. In the life of the first child, Robby ( or Bobby) Firestone, his family finds that his triumphs are balanced by threats from a world that is not ready for the post-human and post-HaChii next generation...
The year is 1986.
Nineteen years have passed since an alien race known as the Breedite infected Earth with their mysterious spores. Millions of humans and animals were affected throughout North and South America. The people that were contaminated by the inexplicable flakes, didn't understand what had happened.
Until they changed.
Thousands died. Hundreds were blessed with miraculous gifts. Others were transformed into freakish monstrosities.
While many were executed, some were captured and taken to secret concentration camps.
Only a few escaped or avoided detection.
Nestled in the thick forests of Minnesota, the Emerson family, along with a brave group of individuals merged their resources to build Sanctuary. It has served as a safe haven designed to rescue, protect, and train the spore enhanced.
For years they've lived as a family with the knowledge that there are other spore enhanced beings in captivity or hiding. Over the years, the children have matured into powerful ...
History geek Jane Peterson just hit the refresh button on her life, when a devastating event thrusts her into a raging siege with brutal consequences. 2012 resets to 1862, Savannah, Georgia, during the bloodiest conflict in American history.
Jane's ghostly appearance is a bad omen to the doomed Confederate soldiers at Fort Pulaski. In a chilling twist, the charitable heart of a handsome lieutenant and arrogance of a Union general compel her to cross hostile enemy lines and seek shelter with strangers. In a story of good and evil, murder, intrigue and the supernatural, she must survive in another century. One hundred fifty years from everything she knows and loves, Jane cannot escape the grim truth her existence in the past alters the future and puts lives in danger.
Vanished on her twenty-fourth birthday without a trace! Medical student Bryce McKenzie and Jane Peterson have shared a unique bond since childhood. But when exactly did she capture his heart? Refusing to accept Jane's ...
Twenty-five years ago the Vardeshi came to Earth. Then they vanished without a trace. Graduate student Avery Alcott always knew they would return. When they do, she's the only one who can speak their language. She's quickly recruited to join the crew of an 11-man starship on a one-year mission into the depths of space. Avery leaps at the chance to leave behind everything she's ever known. Wearing a Vardeshi uniform, adapting to their culture, following their orders, she's as close to being one of them as she'll ever be. But there's more to interstellar diplomacy than knowing the right words to say. And shedding her identity turns out to be harder than she expected. When her ship, its crew, and the fragile human-Vardeshi alliance are threatened, Avery's humanity -- the very thing putting her at risk -- just might be the one thing that can save her.
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The Fourth-Dimensional Demonstrator
The Other Now
A Logic Named Joe
The Ambulance Made Two Trips
If You Was a Moklin
A Matter of Importance
The Machine That Saved The World
The Mad Planet
The Red Dust
Morale: A Story of the War of 1941-43
Attention Saint Patrick
Sam, This is You
The Syren of the Skies or, Olga Romanoff continues the tale of 'The Brotherhood of Freedom,' a worldwide brotherhood of anarchists fighting the world armed with fantastical airships. They must be quick in accomplishing their goals, as a dangerous comet is heading for the Earth.
The First Interstellar Empire of Mankind has been gone for 2000 years, but its legacy remains, scattered across the stars. On some worlds, civilization has collapsed. On others, mankind has thrived. On still others, humanity has died out, or mutated into forms that their ancestors would never recognize as human.
Illyria was intended by the Empire to be an incubator for the best soldiers in the galaxy, genetically engineered to be strong, fast, smart and aggressive. Thousands of years later, the people of Illyria relish competition of every sort, and playing games is in their blood.
In Meridien, the richest nation on Illyria, the greatest game of all is the Game of Life, and in the Game of Life, keeping score is simple. Status, riches and power mean that you're winning.
In The Game Players of Meridien: Douglas Oliver is successful and ambitious, but he is nowhere near the most powerful player in the Game. This does not disturb him. Douglas Oliver is young. He has plenty of time. He ...
"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.
"The Last Man" is a post-apocalyptic novel which tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. Lionel Verney or The Last Man is the orphan son of an impoverished nobleman. Lionel is originally lawless, self-willed, and resentful of the nobility for casting aside his father. When he is befriended by Adrian, son of the last King of England, he embraces civilization and particularly scholarship.
When the ice takes your friends and then comes for you, what do you do?
Amber Grace has spent countless lives preparing for battle, but her time has finally run out. She's mortal now and can only hope that her enemy is close. That when the monster comes to devour them all, she'll still be alive and able to offer herself instead.
All Amber has to do is keep herself safe, but one thing the Universe never guarantees is safety. Forced from hiding and trapped on the Rim with the criminal scum of every interstellar species, Amber finds herself truly living in a way she hasn't for millennia. Suddenly her choices are more than equations and the potential of billions killed must be balanced against protecting her friends.
Amber finally dares to embrace her last life, but a single mistake costs everything she has won. An ancient evil reaches through the chill of space, to freeze everything it touches.
Now the ice is coming... and it's not alone.
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Search the Sky
King Cole of Pluto
Reap the Dark Tide
The Rocket of 1955
What Sorghum Says
The City in the Sofa
The Perfect Invasion
The Little Black Bag
The Marching Morons
With These Hands
The Altar at Midnight
The Luckiest Man in Denv
Ms. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie
Theory of Rocketry
The Reversible Revolutions
After a 3-year lull, in 2018, international bestseller Scott McElhaney flooded the market with a second wave of science fiction novels starting with the first six books of the Ani Maxima Files series. Then came several stand-alone novels of futuristic interstellar colonization which are now combined into a single volume for your enjoyment. Here, for the first time, you can own Endeavor, Maelstrom, and Terraformer in one giant book at an affordable price!
In Endeavor: Vastian Fox was born on the Endeavor and as a matter of fact, so were his parents. Even his grandparents had been born on this multigenerational spacecraft that had been built to save the last of the human race. And now, after all these years, there was a light at the end of the tunnel as they approached their new planet in the Kapteyn System.
As one of the ship's navigators, Vastian has a lot of time on his hands while mindlessly monitoring the systems on the bridge twelve hours a day. He also has access to the ...
It is March 30, 2050, Eddie's birthday. Sure, he's got a dead-end job exploiting the victims of the global ocean level rise, but at least he's in love. Everything's dandy. Right? Until he gets killed. So much for Eddie. But, wait! Now it's March 30, 2050 all over again and in a world emotionally scarred by aliens Eddie's a psychologically traumatized drug addict who can't shake the idea that he's just been murdered. Before he knows it, he's dead again. And again. And again. Eddie's trapped in a loop of inescapable awful birthdays. Why? And who is this terrifically violent Viola girl who keeps showing up and making him fall in love with her? And if it's not her, who is behind it all?
Inspired by a Scientific American article detailing the twelve likely scenarios that the world could face by 2050, "Eddies in the Space-Time Continuum" covers all of them through one repeating day in the life of one poor repeating schmuck. Twelve futures. Eddie. Viola. A drowning church. A global ...
A deadly influenza pandemic results in the death of more than half of the world's population.
Governments collapse. Nations cease to exist. Refugees flock to other lands in search of safety and security.
What remains of the Australian Government moves its borders to the south and evacuates the survivors from the northern half of the continent. Australia becomes a smaller country.
But some survivors are left behind. They face a perilous existence.
One such survivor is John Timms, a former outback cop.
Timms embarks on an odyssey that takes him across much of the north. Along the way he encounters other Australians as well as many of the newcomers. Timms finds that he must confront the darkness and violence of the new frontier.
Snatched from her normal everyday life as a grad student in Pittsburgh, Rowan Ross discovers that she is the culmination of a millennia long breeding experiment conducted by ancient beings known as the Annunaki. Their goal to create a life form capable of existing in both the physical universe and the dimension of the Consciousness has finally been achieved and Rowan has suddenly become the most sought after property in the galaxy. Two great forces battle to possess her, but what both sides don't know is that Rowan's creators, the Annunaki, desire her for reasons known only to them and they have spent an eternity waiting for her arrival. Space battles, time travel, living space craft, murder, love, betrayal and lots of sex and yes, quite a bit of it alien, are all part of Rowan's journey towards her destiny.
A beautiful young woman is entombed alive as a sacrifice to angry gods...
A young priest embarks upon a desperate flight across a hostile landscape deep in the heart of Atlantis...
In the possession of each, a sacred crystal skull.
Over 250,000 years ago, 13 crystal skulls were brought to Earth from the distant star systems of our galaxy. Their purpose? To watch over the evolution of human consciousness. Today they lie hidden and forgotten, scattered across our world. Waiting for the time when they will be brought together again to lead humankind into a new golden age.
2012; England. With her life falling to pieces around her, Gemma Mason's sleep is increasingly disturbed by vivid dreams of crystal skulls, extraterrestrial beings and the ancient temples of Atlantis. Dreams that tell stories of adventure, heartbreak and danger. Of courage, loss, sacrifice and love where the future of the human race itself is at stake. Dreams that contain vital messages for us at this point in our ...
An injured Marine commando is sent on a one-way mission to rescue his fellow soldiers being held hostage by the Taliban. Their execution is scheduled for worldwide broadcast. On his way to the "rescue" mission, the commando is trapped, after an earthquake in the Iraqi desert, in a cave of unknown origin or location. There, mysterious forces and images rejuvenate his body and soul, as he escapes and resumes his mission.
The "apparition on a mission" returns to America. The deep state government who sent him on this one-way suicide trap, attempts to erase him and his wife and daughter with a devasting car bomb. Believing his wife and daughter dead, the commando takes flight across America, performing miraculous and heroic deeds, becoming an enemy of the new global government created by the Deep State.
His new mission is clear; first, find and rescue his daughter being held hostage by the new Deep State government, and, second, recruit an army of the living and the dead to rescue ...
A dying world. A desperate mission. An unlikely hero.
In the normal course of events, Zac Perryman was destined to live an unremarkable life and die without leaving more than the faintest ripple in the ocean of humanity's existence. But the normal course of events was about to be rudely interrupted. As he slept past his alarm on a warm February morning, events were conspiring to derail his ordinary life and sweep him up into a tsunami of cosmic proportions.
Zac becomes part of ragged band of desperate survivors who flee from a dying Earth in search of a new home. Leaving behind a planet that has been decimated by global catastrophe, they set course for a distant star system on board mankind's only surviving starship. But the universe plays a cruel joke on them. Awakening from cryogenic stasis, they discover that they have not only travelled through space, but through time as well. Now facing even deadlier threats from a strange world, their battle for survival is only just ...
What if you had the opportunity for one more conversation with a parent, grandparent, spouse, or child that passed too soon or unexpectedly? What would you say? Imagine if in the not too distant future the rich and powerful have the ability to transfer their consciousness to a digital environment and never have to say goodbye. In The Collectors Program this world has become possible but inherent bugs and failures in the system can mean losing someone forever. Under pressure to fix these problems scientists discover that some of the overlooked signals in the noise are actually previously departed souls who never planned to transfer into technology. Now these souls can be collected.
These "Collections" are no longer bound by money nor power but instead occur by random chance. The group of scientists charged with managing this breakthrough are called The Collectors Program. Suddenly everyone is faced with the thought, "what if my loved one returned?" The story weaves between three ...
A divided future society. A family torn apart. One girl with a secret who must fight for the future. Another who will stop at nothing to silence the past.
The poverty-ridden southern provinces. Home to fourteen year-old Ayla and her younger brother, Jed. Two members of the so-called genetic underclass. Just two victims of the southern provinces' human scrapheap where every day is a struggle and a fight for survival.
The ruling northern provinces. The home of those deemed worthy and the genetic 'elites'. The home of Selene. A cruel and unstable girl whose agenda is to right a wrong that threatens to derail the plans of the North. To eliminate the child that slipped through her master's hands fourteen years ago, a genetic anomaly who must die at all costs.
As secrets from the past are inadvertently revealed, the safety of Ayla and her family is put in dire jeopardy. And as Ayla fights to stay alive, her path and that of Selene begin to converge. The hunter and the hunted - both ...
Podnar is an assassin for the Dominion. Death is all he's ever known. But one day he misses his mark.
That event changes everything, lifting the veil on a lifetime of lies. When the Dominion discovers he knows the truth they execute the worst possible punishment for a telepath: Exile. Condemned to live out life on a planet where he is the only sentient being, the Halfac manages to survive until he encounters Harlow Cavalear. Podnar uses the human to carry out a genocidal plan to destroy the Corsujian. However, instead of wiping out one race, he unleashes a terrible threat upon every species in the universe.
As Harlow struggles to find his role in the war, he begins having strange visions, transported across time and space into the mind of a foreign entity. The experiences are hazy and dreamlike, but each episode is followed by real and intense headaches. And there was something else behind the pain, beyond the unsettling fear of unknown origin, a raw internal emotion he couldn't ...
The Dim Ageby Daniel McNamaraPrice verified 18 hours ago
Earth 170 years from now is struggling to recover in the wake of a near planet killing meteor strike. Most of the world's population was lost and the technology we enjoy today is all around them but useless. In the struggle to simply survive, generations have lost the expertise to operate what we take for granted. Reverse engineering is the dominant industry but the progress is agonizingly slow. An unlikely group of young people and their teacher set out to solve a murder from just prior to the disaster in the hope that the answer will lead them to a treasury of lost technology. They discover astoundingly evil forces in the past and must cope with greedy conspiracies against them in their own time as they follow ancient clues, left behind by the victims. Throughout their adventure they seek knowledge but what they gain is a unique wisdom they never expected.
FEAR. LOSS. SURVIVAL. HOPE.
Scarlett McKenzie waits by the edge of the road, gun in hand; ready to end her own life. She's left nothing behind except a note. After surviving the Roamers and the desperate, depraved people that the new world brings for almost eight years, she finally has no choice but to stop fighting.
Blinded by grief, and no longer confined to the safety of the warehouse, Travis unwittingly exposes his daughter to the harsh realities of the world. At four-years-old, Hope will be faced with horrors that no child should ever have to see. Her father can't shield her from everything.
New allies. New enemies. Betrayal. Revelation. Two settlements engaged in a bitter confrontation. Homeside. The Headhunters. Sergeant Major Ethan Grey.
Faster, stronger, evolving Roamers. Are their seeing eyes, stronger legs just the start? Can Travis keep his daughter safe in a world so unforgiving and stark?
This is a story about the end of the world. The apocalypse started with crops withering in fields. Then domestic animals got sick and died in their pens. The panic truly started when people started to feel the effects of this mysterious virus, as a seemingly unstoppable pandemic swept the world. Everybody was getting infected. And everybody was going to die...
But many came back, undead slaves to their programming: To hunt down and destroy the living. The last remnants of the military and government do what they can, but will it be enough to ensure the survival of mankind?
Peel back a layer and this is a story about a clandestine organization. An ancient mystical order, carrying out a terrible conspiracy against the human race. They believe that there are many things wrong with our world today, and they have the solution. After years of preparation, they are ready to unleash their man-made revelation upon the world. It starts with triggering a kill switch and was to end with the ...
Fear, loss and the fight to survive.
When scientists initiate human trials for a drug created to prevent and cure the common cold, nineteen-year-old Scarlett McKenzie's life rapidly crumbles around her. Her mother, Grace, having fallen on hard times financially, is among the first to be injected with the medicine. Hours later, Scarlett is faced with her mother; cold, dead, blind... and hungry.
Scarlett is forced into the new world - a world where the dead rise to feed on the living and the constant fight for life brings out the worst in even the best people - along with her boyfriend, Jimmy and his twelve year old sister, Alice.
Along the way, she will of course meet new people - survivors, just like her - but can anyone really be trusted when the proverbial hits the fan? Forced to endure the pain of losing people she cares about in the most horrific ways, just how long will it be before she loses her mind, and is there anything or anyone who can keep her from losing who she is?
During the last fifty years, the level of the Dead Sea has dropped more than fifty feet, and land that has not been explored in over ten thousand years is suddenly dry and exposed. It reveals something never before seen by modern eyes, an immense cavern buried in the old sea floor, the walls of which have been carved with millions of perfect circles.
Tan Wu is sent to investigate, and struggles not only to uncover the meaning behind the massive inscription, but also to set the information free as the world's governments and violent religious factions bear down on him to keep it hidden. What he discovers changes the world and everything we know about ourselves.
Daisy had won, or so she thought before the world flipped on its head and all of her plans went straight to hell. She'd definitely had better days.
With her home, her loved ones, and her plans for all of their survival in jeopardy, it was going to be a brutal fight, but one she was reluctantly willing to take on. Unfortunately, the alien forces devastating Earth were far more of a threat than she'd ever realized. Daisy had to move quickly and fight hard, or whatever fleeting victories she had achieved would be negated by a global defeat.
With a team of scrappy survivors, Daisy set out on what was her most difficult and audacious effort yet. But if she somehow managed to succeed, she might save not only her own planet, but other worlds as well.
"Characters are believable and real, events and locations are so well described, you feel as if you are there. Use of actual people of the times helps keep the feeling of authenticity. The plot flows smoothly and the pacing keeps you turning the pages. A great read." --DanaRae (South Carolina)--
"This is a remarkable book sure to delight all fans of the time travel genre, not to mention readers who just like a fun yet important American story well told -- one with big issues at its core. An America with no racial guilt or hatred? What a concept!" --Peter Boody (New York)--
"It is hard to find really skillfully written time travel novels but this one was one. It is rare to say this but I was glad it was as long as it is and sad when it ended." --Laurie Pollack (Pennsylvania)--
"This is a powerful, superbly written book and a wonderfully structured story. I am a Thomas Jefferson fan, and have never read a more fully-realized, realistic version of him. It's like ...
The novel that foresaw Information Warfare of the AI kind...
Who is that woman in the pink ballerina outfit? Andre must answer this question after he photographs her drawing pirouettes on wet sand. The burst of 51 photos he shoots reignite painful, missing memories of a life he thought he'd left behind. They also bring US and foreign operatives calling. Andre must decide whether to cooperate with them or protect a woman he should know but can't remember. His choice will make him face the past he hoped his pursuit of art would heal and erase.
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THE KENNEDY STARES INTO THE ABYSS
The world's last floating nuclear supercarrier looks into the face of oblivion - as her thinned, exhausted, and ...
For a girl of only 18, she moves in very exciting circles.
Everything about young Samantha's life since the devastation of Earth and the move to a new solar system seems to be forbidden. Despite her family's protests, she has taken a job in the household of the widowed young overlord and alien Prince Shihlo of Throm - the rebellious planetary leader who was partly responsible for the annihilation of Earth and fully responsible for being the most intoxicating, magnetic creature she has ever met. She spends her days in his Royal circle watching as wars and treaties are declared and alliances are broken within the federation of 8, whilst secretly desiring a relationship with Prince Shihlo who would never consider a human, especially one outside the age of consent.
To keep her mind off her unattainable royal employer she unwittingly befriends the young peace keeping leader of the Federation of planets and finds herself thrown into the secret world of those who are forbidden to practice ...
"Offered a choice by powers far greater than himself between returning home at great risk, or entering a world named Ethria where he might find another, supposedly safer, path home, Daniel "Rayid" Tear will enter Ethria. A world that operates similar to the video games Daniel has always enjoyed, Ethria is a place where power can be found in many forms, both light and dark, and whose true purpose is unknown even to most of its denizens.
Taking the long way home, Daniel will make another choice, to help a group of persecuted people whose story mirrors that of his pioneer ancestors. But In a time when Gods are changing, the people of every race suffer, the foundations of nations shift, and change and danger are in the very air, what can one under-leveled, foreign wizard do?
All the while at the roof of the world, at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains a darkness grows, a creature plots, and an ancient evil from the foundations of the world seeks to re-emerge onto Ethria."
If the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow -- how would you spend your last day?
All Dr. Brianna Lewis wants is a cup of coffee.
Coffee, to make slaving away in her cell culture lab at Green Fields Biotech a little more bearable on a Friday afternoon when everyone is home already.
What she doesn't count on is a group of terrorists blowing up all the entrances to the building and taking her and a select few others hostage. Bree soon finds herself conflicted. Not only does she know their charismatic leader. She also starts to suspect that there is a lot more to this than the hunt for an illegal bioweapon -- a virus that could potentially kill millions in just a few days -- particularly as there is currently a flu epidemic raging across the country, and reports about violent behavior among the afflicted are getting more and more alarming.
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When Andrew Gaeta is questioned in connection to a geological disaster in the Pacific Ocean, he fears that painful hallucinations and coded messages he has kept hidden since childhood may be catching up with him.
A uniquely devolving narrative contrasts Andrew's bright and adventurous youth with the stark alternate-present. Cerebral and empathetic, this Puzzle Thriller will keep you guessing to the end.
AS OCEANS FALL is the first volume of the Tau Effect series . While the primary plot arc of AS OCEANS FALL is resolved, the secrets of Andrew's past, present, and future will continue to unfold amid his ethically evocative world, in the upcoming second volume: THE MANTLE STIRS.
"Birkland's As Oceans Fall is compelling in its pacing, jumping in and out of suspenseful situations. Those who like novels somewhere between science fiction and suspense with a sprinkle of spirituality will find As Oceans Fall to be a page turner." 4/5 Star Clarion Rating - ForeWord Reviews
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Decades after the fires of the nuclear bombs dropped stopped burning, a new society has formed. Living between the concrete blocks and smoking factories, Ve Klein tries to make a life for herself in the Nation that formed from the ashes.
Orphaned since she was a little girl and never having been assigned a husband by the Nation, Ve struggles to not only find her place in the world, but to survive among the separate communities and ranks of the Nation. Food is scarce and traitors are handled with an iron fist.
Ve counts her blessings since she has a job and a roof over her head . As the days pass by through a horrible nuclear winter, Ve's future drastically changes when somebody close to her comes to an unexpected decision. She is forced to choose between the only people she has ever called family before or a new, prosperous life within the Nation.
Welcome to The Rift: a world of magic, intrigue, chaos, and conflict.
The Resistance lost the war, but their philosophy of shared mates and loves inspired a hidden community. A mysterious mutation in their leader now threatens to destroy their enclave.
Since its inception, none of the inhabitants know that the Company -- the creators of The Rift -- are always watching.
Everyone recruited to live in this pocket dimension has been deceived. Instead of living in an elite playground for the agents of the Company and their companions, they are part of a large-scale experiment to study its effects on humans.
Delilah is the leader of the Resistance, a splinter group that took control of their own corner of The Rift after losing the Conflict.
Unfortunately, both Delilah and the watchers have hit a snag.
She has developed a mysterious mutation that is changing her life as well as the lives of her mates.
Her only recourse is the one agent remaining in the Cabal Quarter after the ...
It is the twenty-third century, and Britain is emerging from a century spent as the pariah of nations; Korea has an empire, the Pope is out and proud and both major Christian faiths have run out of money. Cheerfully Brutal is an acid rock space comedy which follows members of a new baby boom into adulthood.
Rudely yanked from cryo-sleep to find herself among a crew of modded humans in deep space, and on a burning spaceship, no less, Daisy's world just got a whole lot more complicated. And it was only going to get worse.
As if the creepy cyborg and the mechanically-enhanced human crew weren't bad enough, what was supposed to be a simple flight home to Earth was going horribly wrong. A deadly plot was unfolding. One that could jeopardize the entire human race. And Daisy found herself stuck in the middle
It wasn't her job, saving the world, and she sure as hell didn't want it. But the snarky young woman didn't have a choice. But with Daisy reluctantly coming to the rescue, did humanity even stand a chance?
A pandemic in the 21st century creates a technical elite class which shuns physical contact and depends on virtual reality for all social interactions. Duke Landon is among the top echelon of the Royal World Commonwealth and poised for success. His life is a privileged orchestra of politics, finance, and leisure pursuits which rarely intersect with the framework of boring reality. The elite rule the world and rarely bother with the primitive humans who eke out a minimal existence in the hot, violent climate that has reclaimed the earth.
While on a rare visit to the tribes, Landon meets a young tribal leader named Rachel and finds he needs her help. Although Landon's ultra-modern, germ-phobic culture is at odds with the ancient tribal customs, he learns to appreciate the real world and sees things from an entirely new perspective. Will Landon's feelings for Rachel betray his people or will he find a balance between two opposing cultures? Forces within the Technocracy threaten to ...
Executive. Mother. Murderer.
Page-turning science fiction... visionary world-building... very readable... the storyline is impressively complex, and the conclusion is both shocking and satisfying. Bottom line: This is grand-scale science fiction largely done right.--Blue Ink Review
A richly detailed futuristic premise, crackling battle scenes, and a gender twist march alongside a tried-and-true combat sci-fi formula.--Kirkus Reviews
In the year 340,000 AD Earth is on the brink of extinction. Plans are underway to create seed-ships that will send groups of humans into outer space .
One woman, the soon-to-be CEO of Autobus-Mannschaft, Saradi, is responsible for the delivery of iordite, the rare material that will be used to build the seed-ships.
Ruthless and ambitious, Saradi is on the desperate pursuit of her goals until a tragedy befalls her. She ventures on a desperate mission: save humankind. But doing so will mean she'll have to abandon her husband and daughter and leave the ...
Escaping from deranged cyborgs and a twisted artificial intelligence? Piece of cake... if the cake was poisoned, that is. Daisy had survived, barely, but it looked like that was only the beginning.
The threat to Earth was beyond any scope Daisy had ever imagined, and much as she hated to admit it, she was its best hope. A proverbial "chosen one" to save humanity. Great. Just freaking great. As if she wanted that burden.
It would be a battle for the very survival of her home planet. Of her species. And despite the tricks up her sleeve, Daisy was up against an enemy she had no idea how to defeat. But giving up was simply not in the cards. Not if she wanted to continue breathing in and out, as she was fond of doing. So Daisy would have to dig deep and come out swinging. And maybe, just maybe, she'd save the world.
A long time ago, Ultimates could rule the world, after all, they were built too. However, gangs have replaced their once significant standing in the last three cities on earth. Frankincense City is now ruled by violent teens, Atlantis is run by a military coup and Avalon is ruled by Jessica 'Red'. 7 long years have passed since the once formidable gang of Ultimate Super Soldiers, STRIKE, were once feared around the globe for their power and influence. Now, they're under 'Red's hands; as broken pets who lost their greatest love and the only child they had to look after. Little do the members of STRIKE know that their first love is alive and coming to save them.After 7 long years, STRIKE may just get to break free of their personal hell... only to step right into a new one.Because their once subservient girlfriend is no longer a door mat. Instead, she is now the most dangerous woman on the planet.
Pride and Prejudice meets H.G. Wells with a dash of The Hunger Games.
Lenore, a thief, is on the run from the law, from the brutal Enforcers. Just when she thinks she's found safety by assuming a new identity with a wealthy but eccentric family, she discovers they've got secrets of their own. Big ones. As does everyone in this series. And, of course, someone who knows her real identity is chasing after her. Will Lenore find the courage to forge her own path, or will she put her trust in the wrong people and bring this world of lies she's built crashing down?
Out of the Shadows, Into the Fire, and Across the Ice are the first three books in the captivating Broken Gears young adult steampunk fantasy series. Fans of the Finishing School series by Gail Carriger and Garth Nix's Old World universe will delight as this Victorian-era-esque world unfolds before them. A multi-layered steampunk fantasy tale of colorful characters, lost magic and technology, and subterfuge that promises to ...
At their excavations high in the Taurus Mountains, archaeologists James and Arla are poised to discover the secret of what caused the Late Bronze Age Collapse and the destruction of the Hittite Empire in 1200 BC. Little do they know that in so doing they have placed themselves and their team in mortal danger. Their search for answers uncovers a hidden past, a sinister secret society and an ancient evil they cannot run from.
Two Hittite children, Ani and Purdu, leave their farm to watch a parade of returning soldiers in their local town, only to find it overrun by a horror beyond their worst nightmares. Returning home, they find their farm destroyed. Their flight to safety leads them to an unlikely friend and guardian, and on a terrifying journey north to the great capital of Hattusha.
Michael, a pharmacist in a Central Washington hospital, is the only survivor of a bizarre and brutal attack by a sick patient that leaves several doctors dead. Fleeing the scene in terror, he soon ...
Stan Lundberg is no stranger to tragedy. After losing his parents in a freak accident, he succumbs to a lifetime of under-achievement. Things finally start to look up for Stan when, after struggling with debilitating migraines since childhood, he wakes up in the hospital with a diagnosis and hope for a cure. Ready to turn the page on the past that's haunted him since the loss of his parents -- he suffers the pinnacle of all migraines. After he regains consciousness, Stan inexplicably finds himself twenty years in his own past. Resourceful and uninhibited, he embroils himself in a new life, a new place, and an old time. Given the chance to change history, Stan is drawn to New York City by the mysterious, doomed woman that once pored over one of his beloved history books. Only to save her, he'll have to stop the worst terrorist attack on American soil.
A boy rises, and an empire stands on the brink in this generational saga of love, revenge, and the sins of the father.
They come from the sky in red battle armor. Peacekeepers. Chancellors. The ruling caste of humanity for three millennia. Seven-year-old Trayem Hadeed, like so many of his clan, reveres the Chancellors, who long ago led humanity to a great colonization of the galaxy. Yet when a mysterious Chancellor named Ephraim Hollander inflicts a great cruelty upon the boy, the resulting hatred buries itself deep within Hadeed's soul.
As Hadeed nears manhood and dreams of how to end his people's servitude, Ephraim prepares not only for the end of his powerful, 3000-year-old bloodline, but possibly for the end of humanity itself.
Devastating decisions made thousands of years ago now cast a horrifying burden upon the final fathers and sons of the most valued and reviled planet ever colonized.
This epic tale sets the stage for the action-packed The Impossible Future series. ...
Are there realms beyond heaven and depths below hell?
Rickard Ockyear: With his daughter having been taken by the fallen, Rickard must find a way into the Underbyss to rescue her before her soul is lost. Accompanying him on his life's mission is Rosantra and Seavira, an aunt and niece, whom he once saved from the fallen, along with a mysterious stranger who's offered to join them.
Bascomb the Black: Having lost his one true love to the fallen, Bascomb will do anything to bring her back even if that means enduring dangers beyond measure. And searching for the answers he seeks, he may end up bargaining away his very soul if that is what it takes.
Aceres: Having come thru the Realm Source as the Iaceres, he was cast down into the depths of the Underbyss and became Aceres. But aided by a lord of the fallen and an agenta from the white realms, he sought a way back thru to the other side. His fate, however, may be to remain here for a purpose even he may not be aware of.
Our Future is not as far away as we think, or hope. In the year 2079, the Earth becomes entangled into someone else's war, as a merciless alien race known as the T-Challa discovers the Earth as it seeks out its greatest commodity, its people. Their goal is to enslave humanity, forcing them to strip their own world of all its resources to help expand its own empire.
However, the Earth is not without hope. The X'ena, who are also a part of this war have sent a symbiotic probe to Earth to help defend it from its fate.
This Probe, which takes the name Paladin merges with a human named Caleb Ocoda, as well as an ancient Battleship from a century ago, transforming both into a force to protect the earth. Caleb becomes something much more than any could image, as the ancient Battleship then becomes the most powerful warship ever created in the galaxy.
Caleb hastily recruits the most skilled people from the planet to help him battle the T-Challa in a carefully orchestrated plan to save the ...
A clockwork dragon sidekick with an attitude. Ancient powerful magic that could destroy humanity. Handsome love-interests, and evil villains. For Wylie Petford, being half-dragon could have its perks.
In 19th Century London, stablehand Wylie has just suffered an extreme tragedy. It is this tragedy that leads her to a magical device and her greater purpose.
The alluring Dracosinum holds a key to her hidden heritage and opens the door for a fantastic future while leaving her love Lord Adrian in the past.
The taking over of her hometown by the Villainous Lord Ukridge rips her from her closest friend and further destroys what little good is left in her life.
Now, with the odds against her, she has one chance to become who she is meant to be, escape her shackles and defeat the evil lord Ukridge.
Get ready for steam-powered adventure in The Dragon Lady, an enchanting world full of corsets, mythical beasts, and dastardly villains.
Jason Kepler and his small group of survivors have made it through their first year of the zombie apocalypse. When their youngest member becomes sick they fall mercy to a new group of survivors living in a town called New Eden. On the surface New Eden is a thriving and welcoming community, but evil lurks in the shadows. Pulling the strings is a man who claims to be the second coming of Jesus Christ. In order to free the people of New Eden Jason must take a stand against the false prophet. As the secrets of the small town are brought into the light Jason must choose who he can really trust.
No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s!
This Volume X includes:
STOLEN BRAINS, CAPTAIN S. P. MEEK
Dr. Bird, Scientific Sleuth Extraordinary, Goes After a Sinister Stealer of Brains.
THE INVISIBLE DEATH, VICTOR ROUSSEAU
With Night-Rays and Darkness-Antidote America Strikes Back, at the Terrific and Destructive Invisible Empire. (A Complete Novelette.)
PRISONERS ON THE ELECTRON, ROBERT H. LEITFRED
Fate Throws Two Young Earthians into Desperate Conflict with the Primeval Monsters of an Electron's Savage Jungles.
JETTA OF THE LOWLANDS, RAY CUMMINGS
Into Remote Lowlands, in an Invisible Flyer, Go Grant and Jetta -- Prisoners of a Scientific Depth Bandit. (Part Two of a Three-Part Novel.)
AN EXTRA MAN, JACKSON GEE
Sealed and Vigilantly Guarded Was "Drayle's Invention, 1932" -- for It Was a Scientific Achievement Beyond Which Man Dared Not Go.
No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s!
Vol. 15 includes:
COVER DESIGN H. W. WESSO
Painted in Water-Colors from a Scene in "Beyond the Vanishing Point."
WHEN THE MOUNTAIN CAME TO MIRAMAR CHARLES W. DIFFIN
It is Magic against Magic As Garry Connell Bluffs for His Life with a Prehistoric Savage in the Heart of Sentinel Mountain.
BEYOND THE VANISHING POINT RAY CUMMINGS
The Tale of a Golden Atom -- an Astounding Adventure in Size. (A Complete Novelette.)
TERRORS UNSEEN HARL VINCENT
One after Another the Invisible Robots Escape Shelton's Control -- and Their Trail Leads Straight to the Gangster Chief Cadorna.
PHALANXES OF ATLANS F. V. W. MASON
Never Did an Aviator Ride a More Amazing Sky-Steed Than Alden on His Desperate Dash to the Great Jarmuthian Ziggurat. (Conclusion of a Two-Part Novel.)
THE METEOR GIRL JACK WILLIAMSON
Through the ...
A fighter pilot on a mission to reunite with her daughter.
A cyborg soldier on a quest to regain his humanity.
Mortal enemies during the war, they must now work together to salvage a seventy-year-old freighter and navigate the gauntlet of pirates, scavengers, mercenaries, and other pitfalls that stand in their way after the fall of the largest empire mankind has ever known.
This set includes:
Book 1: Star Nomad
Book 2: Honor's Flight
Book 3: Starseers
The previously unpublished prequel novella Last Command
The short story "Starfall Station"
Star Nomad was a nominee for the Goodreads Readers' Choice Awards and also made Amazon's Top 20 list of Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2016. Start the adventure now!
An escaped experiment. A growing galactic struggle. And a ship caught in the middle.
Rei's been changed by her captivity in strange and unknown ways. Now she's a pirate among the stars, but the mysteries from that time continue to haunt her. And Rei soon learns that some ties can't be severed, no matter how far you run.
Not when they have the power to draft you.
To stop her enemies, Rei has to hunt down relics of a lost civilization. But will their quest give her the answers she seeks? Or will it just cost her ship dearly?
Fans of Firefly might enjoy this epic, magic-fueled space opera.
Author's Note: This version was previously published as Forgotten Relics and Shadow of the Storm.
The Bachelor Battles
"After the apocalypse, there were no jails, no police. We had to do something with the criminals. Letting those killers fight it out for our entertainment achieved two goals at once. The apocalypse was depressing. Fresh blood brightened our day." -The Network Council, 93AW.
Centuries later, the simple battles have evolved into a dystopian nightmare where the contestants are all female and the prizes are enslaved males who have been programed to be perfect, submissive mates. Families are strongly encouraged to sell any sons to the Network in exchange for food and fame. Those who resist are labeled rebels and tracked down by bounty hunters with no mercy.
Torn apart when Daniel was sold, Candice is now keeping her promise. Finally of legal age and ready to challenge the rulers who make them all exist in torment, this fiery female will put everything on the line to rescue her childhood sweetheart from the Games. If she wins, it might cause a revolution ...
War has come and gone, leaving Aaron Turner's life in tatters, but they won't leave him alone. Honor demands he make things right, even if he has no idea how.
Betrayed is Book Two of the The Turner Chronicles Military Science Fiction Series
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Part 1 of The Five Star Law novel
Please read Conscription Compromise before Acquisition and Preservation.
Casey: Soldier in the USA army, and loyal to a fault
Lottie: A draft dodger with convictions and courage to spare
Together: They will find out what it means to be products of the Female Procreation Act
Lottie never wanted to be pregnant. That's why she ran away, staking her life on her ability to survive in the wilderness. If everything went according to plan, well, she'd never set foot on Army property again.
Staff Sergeant Huxley never wanted to be anything other than a soldier, bound to do his duty for his state and his country. He never expected to throw it all away for a woman and her baby.
Finding each other changed everything.
Now, Lottie and Casey have to navigate the minefield of new love, life-altering loss, and what exactly it means to be a family after the Five-Star Law.
Genre: Dark, M/F romance, Literary Dystopia, ...
The Halfkinds Series
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In the twenty fourth century, a scientific experiment gave a few speciesthe gift of intelligence, and after much struggle, they've carved out aplace in society. By the thirtieth century, humans find themselvesco-existing, negotiating, and residing on Earth with these animals asequals.
Maya Lawton is a lonely prostitute living in this world.She gives birth to the first halfkinds, creatures who are half animal-kind, and half mankind. Since interspecies breeding is illegal,she is forced into seclusion and raises them alone. Then one day,without warning, she dies, and her death leads to their discovery.Abandoned and lost, this family of halfkinds plan to escape to a terraformed moon. But the law is after them. The ...
The HLV virus, dubbed Hell Virus by the survivors, wiped out ninety percent of the population. Running low on supplies, Alyssa has to leave the safety of her sanctuary to find food. She's ill-equipped to deal with a SHTF situation, and she's nearly raped on her first run. A small squad of military men save her and take her in, with the stipulation she becomes a fully functioning member of their team. She wants to learn how to take care of herself, but she also finds herself wanting to take care of the soldiers in creative and unexpected ways. Life without pleasure is pointless, but when she's already lost everything else, can she risk losing her heart to the group?
Alyssa is learning about survival and how to love more than one person. If the idea of a polyamorous relationship with multiple men bothers you, this probably isn't the series for you. If you enjoy sex with your survival, and you'd like to indulge in the fantasy of having a group of hot military men at your command, you'll ...
Terror fills the air on planet Beinan as unseen serial murderers bomb healing centres planet wide and assassinate the mighty and the humble for reasons known only unto themselves.
Caught up in the conspiracy is Lord Knight Elendir, the son of two murdered healers whose grief overwhelms him.
Will he solve the mystery and stop the killers before everyone he loves dies or will planet Beinan fall to the blood-thirsty terrorists?
Concluded by Princess Anyu Returns.
2040. Technology stops working. All of it.
Becca Wilde, a terminally ill teenage autistic savant, senses a presence -- an intelligence -- in The STREAM, the virtual reality entertainment phenomenon created by her tech-billionaire father.
She believes the intelligence can create a cure, but her father intends to use radical technology. They are running out of time.
Then technology stops working.
All of it.
No Internet. No screens. Not even cars. But one thing is working -- a Russian A.I. that mutated -- and is now In the Wild.
Becca may hold the key to the future. Any future. If there is going to be one.
But... only if she can communicate with a super-intelligence -- that hasn't been invented yet.
Stranded on a primitive world, betrayed by her crew, facing death at the hands of the natives, hunted by drug smugglers, Captain Dace has one hope of survival - convince the Patrol agent trying to kill her that she's innocent. But on Dadilan, no one is innocent.
"Every once in a great while a person reads a book and thinks that this could easily happen in the future. This is one of those books." -Amazon reviewer
Raised to be a slave. Sold to the highest bidder. Her very existence is a crime. Will she be the one to turn the new world order upside down?
In a dystopian America, the government's plans for population control are in effect. Georgia has spent every day of her life on the Atlanta outskirts in a government-run facility with other Unwanteds. They are children born outside of a federal child-restriction law, stolen from their parents, and used for the government's own purposes.
Just days after her twelfth birthday, Georgia learns someone is coming to buy her. She'll have to do whatever they say. She'll be their slave. The only question that runs through her mind is, can the outside world be any worse than the one she's lived in?
After being bought by a well-to-do family with a terrible secret and sold into sex trafficking, Georgia ...
'Truth is stranger than fiction', these words are an axiom on which a great many things may pivot. For Raven Sinclair these words have long since become a credo, a principle philosophy by which he has lived much of his life. As a creator of fiction, it might seem to some that these words would fade when faced with the realities he creates in his novels. But the Truth of his own reality is in fact stranger than the fiction he creates. Gifted with more than five senses, an outcast by choice, and someone compelled by a driving force he does not understand, Raven's truth is about to become a great deal more like the fiction he has created.
A single decision leads to events he could never have predicted and shoves him into motion down a path that he has unknowingly been following even before he was born. And it leads him to the last thing he could have expected, the long awaited love of his life. He finds her in the very last place he might have thought to look, as part of a government ...
Jim Post, the wealthy leader of Compass Enterprises, is a man of mystery whose off-the-charts intellect and physical prowess have sparked uneasy whispers. Then badly-burned human remains are found in the ashes of Post's home in rural Southwest Washington State. Jim is missing. Is he the victim? Was it murder?
Post's associates at Compass, dedicated to continuing his humanitarian mission in developing new technology, help investigate his disappearance. They're aided by an advanced Artificial Intelligence that Post created, but conceal its existence from the police and a public not quite ready for full disclosure. When will the time be ripe for a revelation that will alter the future for everyone?
Klem Antrim would go to the ends of the Earth to see his father alive again -- but he'll have to travel much farther than that.
Klem's life in picturesque Sea Scarp has just taken a turn for the worse. The car crash that killed his father knocked Klem straight out of reality, and since that day nothing in his life has seemed quite right.
Not only is Klem being followed, he keeps stumbling into invisible tunnels that snake through town. But when he peers through one tunnel's glassy walls and catches a glimpse of his father -- alive and well -- Klem realizes the town outside the tunnels isn't his Sea Scarp at all. Such things aren't possible, of course. But if Klem is losing his mind, then how has the mysterious stranger who's been tailing him already mapped out every invisible hole in town?
Now Klem will set out to find the one tunnel that leads to his father. But unraveling the truth behind his father's death is about to unravel a much more dire truth -- a truth that's been hidden ...
While fighting as a Knight Templar in the Holy Land, Steele discovers the Ark of the Covenant. Unwittingly he is cursed to an eternity of military servitude. Centuries later Steele is fighting in the French Foreign Legion at the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Amidst the horrors of war, he comes face to face with his nemesis Jean, a fanatical monk.
Parachuting into Dien Bien Phu on the eve of Operation Castor, Steele and his small unit of Pathfinders come under heavy Viet Minh attack. From the first days of the French Army's attempt to draw the Viet Minh out into the open and crush them until the last desperate hours facing human wave enemy attacks Steele and the men of the Foreign Legion's Parachute Battalion fight against desperate odds.
Can Steele get his men out of the slowly tightening noose? Is there a traitor in their ranks?
Steele keeps the Ark's location secret to prevent the Brotherhood from using its powers for evil purposes. Jean and the Brotherhood will stop at nothing to ...
In a world turned upside down by the God of Potency's prancing dickishness - Queen Elizabeth II in orbit, the Dalai Lama partially digested - two heroes set out to restore natural order, overcome crippling dandruff and escape the pull of the Mongolian Illuminati.
Chul, a self-righteous South Korean salaryman, vows to find and consume the vaunted Twinkie of Destiny, achieve 15 minutes of earthly omnipotence, restore the honor of Korea and lay Japan low. He is joined by CJ, a vengeful American plumber who seeks to punish the God of Potency and strike at Islam to avenge the tragedy of 9/11.
Can anyone stop the God of Potency? Can our heroes find the Twinkie of Destiny before it's too late? Will either CJ or Chul stop being an asshole? There's only one way to find out!
No science fiction library would be complete without Astounding Stories of Super-Science, a highly influential pulp magazine of both sci-fi and horror from the early 1930s!
Vol. 16 includes:
MONSTERS OF MARS EDMOND HAMILTON
Three Martian-Duped Earth-Men Swing Open the Gates of Space That for So Long Had Barred the Greedy Hordes of the Red Planet. (A Complete Novelette.)
THE EXILE OF TIME RAY CUMMINGS
From Somewhere Out of Time Come a Swarm of Robots Who Inflict on New York the Awful Vengeance of the Diabolical Cripple Tugh. (Beginning a Four-Part Novel.)
HELL'S DIMENSION TOM CURRY
Professor Lambert Deliberately Ventures into a Vibrational Dimension to Join His Fiancée in Its Magnetic Torture-Fields.
THE WORLD BEHIND THE MOON PAUL ERNST
Two Intrepid Earth-Men Fight It Out with the Horrific Monsters of Zeud's Frightful Jungles.
FOUR MILES WITHIN ANTHONY GILMORE
Far Down into the Earth Goes a Gleaming Metal Sphere Whose Passengers Are Deadly Enemies. (A Complete Novelette.) ...
Genre: Science Fiction Length: 308 Pages (1,217 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jun 26th, 2020
* Prequel to 2018 Nebula finalist A Light in the Dark *
"Do-overs" are possible.
Elle awakens on a spaceship. Her body is different, she has new magical abilities, and she's told her civilization's fate is in her hands.
A mysterious Darkness has infected the crystalline network connecting the settled works. The unique properties of the crystals allow reality to be 'reset' to past moments in time, granting second chances. However, the Darkness isn't only threatening the reset process -- it's consuming entire planets.
Paired with a diverse team of magically enhanced companions, Elle embarks on an interstellar quest to protect the Hegemony by sealing the Master Archive, the backup for the crystalline network. With only vague clues to guide them, Elle and her new friends must track down ancient relics and unravel hidden secrets before their worlds and loved are lost in shadow forever.
Crystalline Space offers a fun blend of sci-fi and fantasy adventure with a sleek high-tech skin on ...