Friday, January 18, 2013

Sci-Fi Weekend

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For this cold Friday morning, figured I would find you some Sci-Fi!!! Also, be on the look out, I post freebies to the page daily!


Nirvana Effect
Experimentation with a jungle medicine becomes a life-or-death struggle for ultimate power in this non-stop sci-fi thriller by Craig Gehring

Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers announce that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of.

Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link with GM food, but it's so crazy, he barely believes it himself.

Transfection is a 5,700 word, 23-page old-school science fiction story, starring a molecular biologist who makes a discovery that shocks the world, only to find his life under threat. It takes in militant vegans, corruption, homelessness, university politics, radiation, the celebrity-obsessed media, and a shadowy conspiracy.


The Empress of Earth

Finest passenger liner in the galaxy —

Brightest link in the chain that binds the starflung civilization of the 23rd century—

Six thousand lives in a single hull, trembling through multiple universes to land on raw, often violent worlds, each with its own history and wonder —

The Empress of Earth

Neutral pawn in an interstellar war!

When hostile necessity knows no law, Ran Colville and the rest of the complement of the Empress of Earth must bring home their ship and the passengers entrusted to them. From the Captain on his bridge to the Cold Crewmen who work in conditions that differ from Hell only by name, they'll have their work cut out for them this voyage!

The Swords of Gregara - Riza, a sci-fi romance
Dr. Riza Lamrona is on the run from a notorious space pirate. She knows his secrets and he wants her dead. 

Darick Remaul was a Star Patrol detective who's trained in trouble and sees it in Riza. He also sees beneath the baggy clothes and glasses to the beautiful woman underneath. Will he be able to get beneath her defenses before the pirate accomplishes his deadly task?

The Melongic Order of Happiness
In a bizarre case, a top psychiatrist in Albany, New York murdered a colleague who had been his longtime closest friend and working companion. To Roger Auckland, the investigating detective, he explains that he did it to 'Save the fish of the world'. Roger is requested by the psychiatrist to examine the Vision Quest sequences, files created by new software to document delusions. It’s the psychiatrist’s contention that people travel back from the year 2086 through the minds of his patients. 

Join Roger on an exploration of the future, where the world has become unrecognizable and life is barely tolerable. Exhausting days of intensive research and startling 3D voyages get the upper hand on Roger’s stability. Against his better judgment, he becomes involved with a beautiful duty nurse from the institute who’s a material witness to the crime, and he’s brought to the breaking point when the system turns the screws on him.

More digging makes less sense, and Roger has to seek counseling before realizing that he was really meant for a different path. Grab the handholds and brace for impact - you are about to be transported at warp-speed into a new world, where the Melongic Order of Happiness governs your every waking thought. Woosh!

A group of archeologists make new discoveries about Egypt's past. Recorded history of the Great Pyramid, Sphinx, even Moses and the slave exodus to the Promised Land are drawn into question as they unravel the mysteries they find.

A man in a psych ward may be the key to it all. The patient believes he is of another world and locked in a high stakes conflict with the mysterious species Alpha that has spanned the course of human history - beginning in Ancient Egypt. Is he crazy, or is it crazy to ignore him?

NASA and the National Security Agency struggle with the future of mankind amid the launch of a new deep space probe capable of broadcasting a message that will be heard by others. Some believe it can propel mankind to new heights, others believe it will lead to its destruction. Both sides will stop at nothing to further their cause.

Mankind's past present and future are revealed in this gripping thriller that does not let go for a single page, and has enough twists and turns to test even the most sturdy safety harness. "The Origins" of all will be revealed.

RAZED: Into The Night
Razed: Into The Night - A Tale of Government Conspiracy and Global Zombie Apocalypse

A sinister program by an unknown agency to control the population of the world goes wrong and a man-made plague devastates the human population. Most are killed outright while some become deranged and psychotic. Others are infected but recover to learn they have developed certain powers they can use in their own desolate struggle to survive. In the face of overwhelming odds, they fight to regain what they can of a country they once loved. 

Razed: Into The Night is the first part of a tale of endurance, survival, and a refusal to give in and conform. Part 2, Razed: The Gathering, is due to be published February 15, 2013. 

The Tea Goddess
In the near future, two people on opposite ends of New York’s economic divide will travel halfway around the world to discover the secret that unites them in a race to avert global disaster. Set in front of a rich landscape of future politics, economies, and culture, The Tea Goddess is a heart-pounding ecopunk thriller by Dekker Dreyer.

Uprising (The Fall of Haven)
**This book, formerly titled Haven, has received new cover-art and titling to prepare for the release of it's sequel. The two books together are now known as The Fall of Haven, books one and two called Uprising and Exodus, respectively. More editing has been done to alleviate complaints.**

Before Proposition 172, being a Citizen was a way to separate one’s self from the rest of society. After Proposition 172, the rest of the world truly was separate from you. It was such a simple answer, really. How could one keep every undesirable part of society away from the parts that deserved better? Move it.

In the city of Haven, the dreams of the Citizens have been realized in the Separation project. No longer will people of good stature and breeding be required to interact with the working class, the filthy and disease-ridden rejects that fill the streets. No longer will real people have to suffer junkies, criminals, and thieves. Instead, a cleaner and purer world has been crafted to suit your every need. The best part? Well, all those undesirables had to be worth something, after all. Why not just use them? Give them a short re-education and make them docile workers.

This is the world that a young woman named Kaylee lives in. One where Citizens, the aristocratic elite, capture and enslave ordinary people to suit their needs. This is the Haven of constant fear, where any moment you might be brutally beaten by a gang, stolen by a squad of Citizen “recruiters,” or you might simply starve to death. It is a world of darkness, hidden far below the bright and shining city where the Citizens and their ilk live in splendor. It is a world without hope.

Yet in these dark slums beneath the city of Haven, things are being set in motion. Plans are being carried out, forces are being gathered. The powerful and reclusive slumlord, Elijah, starts a chain of events which will swallow everyone in the city - Citizen and undesirable alike.

Another World Awaits Within...

David Harris knew that hacking the edges of the virtual network could get him in trouble again, but he never expected to be blackmailed by a system enforcer. When he and his payment are assaulted by a Crash Storm, he unwittingly uncovers a location hidden deep within the network.

Injured and alone, it seems his luck has changed when he is rescued by a beautiful woman, but his intrusion unleashes a long dormant power. Now, pursued by a fearsome world-shaper, David must decipher the mysteries of the system and corral the unfathomable power of the Crash Storms, or risk himself, his friends, and the destruction of his world.

INTERPHASE tells the story of mankind's new homeworld, Phoenix, and the ancient secret buried within its virtual space.

Trapped with the Dead: A Zombie Anthology
Trapped with the Dead is a zombie anthology collection consisting of five macabre tales of the living dead. 

Mars and the Dead-end of the Street
Andy is on his way home from work after a late night at the office. All he wants is to rest. However, forces unbeknownst to him are bringing the dead back to life. The dead will make sure that Andy is in for the night of his life. 

The Line Did Not Hold
It is Adam's first night out as the rookie member of the Special Weapons and Tactics unit. As nerve-racking as that would normally be his first mission is a doozy. He must hold the line against a horde of the undead. Will he hold his own? 

Hidden in the Fog
Jane is a motorcycle cop on an assignment. She must lure the living dead into an awaiting trap. However, something goes awry and the mission becomes compromised. Will she be able to complete the mission? Moreover, what other horrors await her in the fog? 

Dreaming of the Dead
Tim wakes up every morning in sweats. He is not sure why his dreams involve the dead. He just wants them to go away. Something evil lurks in the dark recesses of his mind. What is behind his nightmares? Can he stop them before it is too late? 

Disturbing Behavior
It is December 21, 2012 and it is David's birthday today! He is turning eight years old. Happy birthday David! What gifts will the dead bring him? And, what gifts will David bring the world? 

Find out what happens in Trapped with the Dead: A Zombie Anthology!

This book is 43,000 words in length.

Diary of the Displaced - Omnibus 1 Parts 1-4

Omnibus edition of parts 1-4
(the original book 1 - "The Journal of James Halldon")

There is a place where nightmares are real. It is a dark and terrifying place, hidden from the world we know by borders that

only the most unfortunate of souls will ever cross.

James Halldon woke up in the dark, alone, without any food or water, without a clue where he was, and with no memory of

where he came from.

It only got stranger.

James has somehow found his way to The Corridor, a midnight place that no human should ever see and the prison of a creature

that has destroyed entire worlds. Somehow James has to learn to survive.

But he is not alone. The lost souls of others who have drifted into The Corridor, and died, also haunt this world, and they

have been waiting a long time for someone to come along.

The Journal of James Halldon is a dark sci-fi novel that follows Halldon's struggle to survive whilst trying to understand

the strange, dark, and terrifying world in which he is trapped.

If it's dark when you wake up, and you can hear growling, then close your eyes and maybe it will go away.

But maybe it won't...

The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) (The Battle for the Solar System)

When starfighter pilot Simon Dodds is enrolled in a top secret military project, he and his wingmates begin to suspect that there is a lot more to the theft of a legendary battleship and an Imperial nation's civil war than either the Confederation Stellar Navy or the government are willing to let on.

Within weeks of being reassigned to the Confederate border system of Temper, the five would begin to untangle a web of lies and a cover-up that seemed to span the length of the entire galaxy. And it would not be long before they themselves would come face to face with that which destroyed an empire: an unforgiving, unstoppable, and totally unrelenting foe.

There seemed to exist only one glimmer of hope of driving back the darkness: The ATAF Project - a secretly developed set of starfighters that may well just harbour some terrible secrets of their own.

THEM (The Visitors)

Unwittingly thrust into a perilous intermixing of alien and domestic extinction threats, Sheriff Carl Morgan, an intrepid, enigmatic character, struggles to rescue the people of Guadalupe County. Aligned with little more than his usual wards, a handful of individuals from a child genius group, a smattering of Pentagon researchers, and the head of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command, a man whose trustworthiness is questionable at best, Morgan continuously encounters mystifying circumstances. Often intense, occasionally serene, this rendering habitually surprises, but seldom lulls.
"A remarkable balance of analytical reasoning and compelling storytelling" - BAS

Taking the Knife (Botanicaust)

  • Readers, please be aware - this is a short story.
at the Crossing, Sefe stumbles upon Ana, a solitary flame runna girl.
The green-skinned people are mortal enemies to every living thing on the
Tox, burning the land and its creatures without mercy. Sefe endured a
crippling injury during a flame runna raid, and he's ready to take his

Ana has other plans. She offers him a way out of his pain. A way to avoid the Knife. If he's willing to pay the price.

This Book Does Not Exist

Based in part on a true story: When the love of his life vanishes in the midst of a trying but passionate long distance relationship, an aspiring writer must brave the perils of a surreal world that has been warped by his own memories and imagination in order to find her.

Combining memoir, science fiction, mystery, and suspense into a love story that explores the evolving nature of relationships in an increasingly digital world, This Book Does Not Exist is an imaginative, page-turning novel. Musicians record breakup albums... Consider this a breakup novel, written for anyone who has ever loved and lost.

Elysium. Part One

A Post Apocalyptic Tale of Community and Corruption.

2140 CE

For a century the world has been savaged by the S18K4 virus. The Great Pathogen swept across the globe like a planetary cancer. Populations dwindled, societies fell, economies plummeted, and ideologies crumbled.

It is now the age of reclamation. Governments strive to take back land and yet, in the south-west of England, their efforts are obstructed.

A coastal village has thrived in the intervening years and, secluded from the rest of the world, have grown fearful of what might befall them were they exposed.

None have discovered them for a century, yet when two castaways appear a week after the mysterious death of Richard Kelly, the prospect of the village seems ill-fated to all.

Science Fiction Short Stories Volume V

9 original science fiction short stories

The Hour of the Time

'The Hour of the Time' is a short story by Vincent Hobbes. It was first published in 'The Endlands' (Jan. 2011)

Charlie is a man who follows the rules. He is a man who is never late. He is a man who always obeys.

This is the most important day of Charlie's life, and he is running late.

Stray (Touchstone)

Part 1 of the Touchstone trilogy.

On her last day of high school, Cassandra Devlin walked out of exams and into a forest. Surrounded by the wrong sort of trees, and animals never featured in any nature documentary, Cass is only sure of one thing: alone, she will be lucky to survive.

The sprawl of abandoned blockish buildings Cass discovers offers her only more puzzles. Where are the people? What is the intoxicating mist which drifts off the buildings in the moonlight? And why does she feel like she's being watched?

Increasingly unnerved, Cass is overjoyed at the arrival of the formidable Setari. Whisked to a world as technologically advanced as the first was primitive, where nanotech computers are grown inside people's skulls, and few have any interest in venturing outside the enormous whitestone cities, Cass finds herself processed as a 'stray', a refugee displaced by the gates torn between worlds. Struggling with an unfamiliar language and culture, she must adapt to virtual classrooms, friends who can teleport, and the ingrained attitude that strays are backward and slow.

Can Cass ever find her way home? And after the people of her new world discover her unexpected value, will they be willing to let her leave?

Red Mercury

Europe stands on the brink of a steam-driven clash of dreadnoughts, mechanised walkers and submersibles. As the Great Powers eye each other nervously, rumours emerge from Siberia of a terrifying new weapon in the hands of the Soviet leaders of revolutionary Russia.

A team of Imperial agents is assembled to infiltrate a secret facility deep in Russia's frozen north. But, as if the snow and ice were not enough, they will also have to face the enemy within.

Red Mercury - a wartime tale of "men on a mission" set in an alternate history of steam-powered adventure.

Toward Yesterday

Word count: 77,000

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself twenty-five years in the past? For the nine-billion people of the year 2042 it's no longer a question ... it is a reality

When a seemingly simple experiment goes disastrously wrong, James Baston finds himself stranded alongside the rest of mankind, twenty-five years in the past. A past where the old are once more young, the dead live and the world has been thrust into chaos.

Contacted by the scientist responsible for the disaster, James is recruited to help avert an even greater catastrophe. Along with a team of scientists, a reincarnated murder victim and a frustrated genius trapped in her six-year old body, James must stop the certain extinction of humanity. But if the deluded leader of the Church of Second Redemption has his way, humanity will disappear into potentiality, and he is willing to do anything to ensure that happens.

A serial killer, a murder victim, a dead priest, and James' lives are all inextricably bound together as they plummet towards an explosive final confrontation, the winner of which will decide the fate of humanity.

The Mall

“At just under 8 million square feet and towering four stories, with one subterranean level for time-saving transport, the Mall of the Nation is home to 1600 stores and an additional three stories of residential apartments.
Boasting a 30 screen movie theater, a five star resort-style hotel and two five star restaurants, the Mall is everything you ever wanted in one place.
You may never want to leave.”

When single mother Lara Myers finds herself suddenly homeless with her two children, she takes refuge for the night in the Mall of the Nation, a completely automated retail complex that never closes. When a catastrophic event occurs, the Mall is locked down, causing Lara to be separated from her ten-year-old son Owen .

Trapped and desperate, Lara enlists the aid of Simon whose job it is to maintain and repair the Mall’s army of Bots. Lara finds herself in a life and death struggle to save her family from homicidal and supernatural forces to which Simon may hold the key.

For they discover that they are not alone and that something does not want them to escape from….

The Mall

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