The Captain (and other stories) is fiction for our time. A time when Terrorists seem indistinguishable from Alien invasion and equally incomprehensible. A time when Austerity Measures feel like the dream of an Artificial Intelligence. A time when drug cartels are a major influence on Genetic Engineering. This selection of 22 short reads is designed with the commute in mind, or the minutes before sleep, or that lull while waiting in the car, or at the bar, for a friend. Because, everyone deserves a little respite from reality.
By both destiny and accident, NickSobolev, a young and promising intern with the Military Space Academy’s courier service who was supposed to deliver a cargo to the exploratory outpost near the cocooned space, finds himself trapped on one of the planets in the shielded system, with no means to return home. He manages to establish contact with the natives and starts exploring the planet with the goal of figuring out how to return back to Earth. Throughout the novel, which is the first of the three-part sci-fi Nick Sobolev’s adventure series, the reader will find out a lot of curious and fascinating things about the planet and its civilization, at the same time witnessing the growth and becoming of the protagonist himself, who is faced with many situations and challenges testing the limits of his resilient human spirit. And this adventure will keep the reader on edge and wanting to know more.
2035. It’s the dawn of a new era where power-hungry war generals are forming a New World Order. The nation of Israel comes under attack by evil Tanwar Terah, a Syrian mastermind in science and politics. Through Terah, five countries are united in order to form The Caste Republic. Under his rule, The Caste Republic uses neoteric technology to create new weapons, genetically altered beasts with super powers, and human giants – a new breed of super villains -wreak havoc and put fear into the hearts of humanity. But seven soldiers, led by Jewish-Italian Lieutenant Peter Carmoni, are released among several military sleeper teams to locate Terah and destroy his campaign before it is too late. In their journey to find the evil dictator, they are detoured and find themselves taking cover in a peculiar cave where they are introduced to Oramite, an element that changes their DNA and renders them with new super powers and abilities. Now, it is up to these seven super heroes to learn to hone their new powers and use it against their enemies in the biggest war the world has ever seen… or all will be lost.
40 million years ago an advanced race called the Taiko ruled the earth. All traces of them have been lost, and humanity has ruled for thousands of years. Now, however, a skeleton from the past has been unearthed in the form of three Taiko sky pirates led by the formerly infamous Yan-Kan. The pirates are revived from their crystal prison and discover that their world no longer belongs to their people. What will they do with this knowledge? Will they seek revenge, try to start a new life, or attempt to unlock the secrets of their people’s forgotten past? The Legend of Yan-Kan Mar is a story set in Kochi, Japan and told with the perspectives of all of the characters in mind. It is a tale of life, loss, adventure, and the undying bonds of family in its many different forms. Readers from many walks of life will find
When Pon-shea Sedona is accused of murder, she finds herself at the mercy of a washed up detective who has better things to do than coddle the spoiled leader of seventy trillion people. The responsibility of her growing popularity contrasts sharply with the immeasurable power she wields. With her approval rating at an unprecedented high, she can go anywhere in the Subdivision and find people who are willing to fight and die for her.
Every facet of her life is open for public scrutiny and it’s not long before she feels the death sentence tighten around her neck while her feelings for Jet begin to take a turn down a path neither of them could have imagined. Deadwalker Subdivision continues the saga of Ketty Mc’kee and her schizophrenic bot, Boondock, as they must try to help Pon-shea find the killer and save the Galaxy from its own demise.
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SCI-FI ODYSSEY. COMEDY. LOVE STORY. AND OF COURSE… NIKOLA TESLA. I’ll let Chip, the main character tell you more: “I found the journal at work. Well, I don’t know if you’d call it work, but that’s where I found it. It’s the lost journal of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors and visionaries ever. Before he died in 1943, he kept a notebook filled with spectacular claims and outrageous plans. One of these plans was for an “Interdimensional Transfer Apparatus” – that allowed someone (in this case me and my friend Pete) to travel to other versions of the infinite possibilities around us. Crazy, right? But that’s just where the crazy starts.”
An Autonomous Servile Unit, housed in a mobile/bipedal chassis. I do my job well: keep the humans healthy and happy.
Heyoo. That’s my name, I suppose. It’s easier for the humans to remember than 413s98-itr8. I guess I’ve gotten used to it.
Rob Dircks, bestselling author of Where the Hell is Tesla?, has a “unit” with a problem: how to deliver his package, out in the middle of nowhere, with nothing to guide him. Oh, and with the fate of humanity hanging in the balance. It’s a science fiction tale of technology gone haywire, unlikely heroes, and the nature of humanity. (Woah. That last part sounds deep. Don’t worry, it’s not.)
The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.
When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive.
The question is who?
Less than five months ago, lights appeared in the sky. Days later the ships started to arrive. They call themselves the Consortium. They are human, or at least Simian, descending from the same genetic line as humans. They terraformed this planet centuries ago, sent settlers a mere forty thousand years ago. Now they are back, ready to begin the exploration of this galaxy.
For Cheyenne Walker, Chief Petty Officer aboard the Cambridge, a USS destroyer, the arrival of the Consortium is just one more obstacle to finishing her final tour of duty and getting home to her kids. The political upheaval forces the US into an uneasy alliance with the Consortium against China, and puts the Cambridge on the edge of a nuclear blast.
Cheyenne wakes to find herself aboard the Corelean, a Consortium Medical Evacuation ship. Floating in a medi-tank, she wonders if they really can repair the wreck of her body, whether these newcomers are friends or foes and most importantly, will she ever make it back to children?
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Julian Reeves was born in the lawless second ring and left it behind for the budding city state of New-Lexington. Now he’s the lead reporter for the station’s first ever newspaper, printed on an old, movable-type printing press.
When Julian is framed for murder and flees the city with the very man responsible, he will have to put aside his newfound humanity and take up the old ways to survive.
A virgin landmass is ‘extruded’ into the Bay of Biscay by a solar-tidal magmatic pulse. Waiting to claim the emerging island are 80 people in a flotilla of trussed up barges with supplies to last a year.
Who are these accidental tourists?
How did they know the island would be surfacing?
And what do they plan to do with it if their claim to sovereignty is accepted by the world community?
Racy and thought-provoking, The O.D. paints a picture of how humanity’s rush to self-destruction could be halted, given the global will to take a colossal leap… backwards.
The O.D. is about the threats and perils that face everyone on the planet – over-population, climate change, water shortages – and what can be done to avert them. The action takes place ten or twenty years from now, by which point the Earth will have reached its tipping point. The burning question is, how can these threats be addressed when countries can’t agree on the simplest of things? The answer – create a base of influence outside the rest of the world that is free of history, culture, and political and religious dogma, thus enabling it to promote a solution that’s impartial and non-partisan – a solution the rest of the world can accept for this very reason. The ‘science fiction’ element of the book revolves around how this base of influence is realised.
Book 3 of the Blue Light Series begins four years after Doug and Annie McArthur are forced to take refuge in the Maine Wilderness. Ariel has grown into a beautiful and gifted child wise beyond her years. Their life, although hard, has been peaceful and relatively quiet.
But the tide is about to turn. When they sense something isn’t right in the world Doug leaves the shelter of their wilderness cabin to investigate. In a heartbeat their quiet life is shattered by an unspeakable violence, and once again they are forced to run for their lives, this time to a place where they will encounter a truth more fantastic than anything they could ever have imagined.
Meanwhile, we are reintroduced to several of the main characters from the previous two novels in the Blue Light Series as they flee into the wilderness to escape a devastating plague that is ravishing the world. Here they will take a stand as they begin to discover the secrets of the magic child Ariel and of her true purpose here on Earth.
Here, in a world turned upside down by evil they will all be forced to take a stand as they find the courage to let Ariel go, for she is the chosen one, the only person on earth capable of venturing into the darkness beyond the Blue Light where salvation for the human race may or may not await.
First visible only as blips on a telescope image, the discovery of objects approaching from Jupiter orbit immediately sets humanity on edge. NASA doesn’t even bother to deny the alien ships’ existence. The popular Astral space app (broadcasting from the far side of the moon and accessible by anyone with internet) has already shown the populace what is coming. So the news has turned from evasion to triage, urging calm and offering the few facts they have:
The objects are enormous, perfectly round spheres numbering in the dozens, maybe hundreds. They are on an approach vector for Earth. And they will arrive in six days.
Meyer Dempsey – mogul, wealthy entrepreneur, arrogant and always in charge – is in New York, on the phone with his ex-wife in LA when the news breaks. He can hear tension in the voices of reporters and experts chronicling all that’s known and unknown. But even while those supposedly in charge restrain their own panic, Meyer finds he recognizes bits and pieces of what the world is facing. He’s seen this in dreams – in visions of another place. He knows where he and his family must go. He has prepared … though he never knew until now what he’d been preparing for.
This relentless, page-turning tale of apocalyptic dawn is the first in the Alien Invasion series by masters of story Truant & Platt, authors of The Beam, Robot Proletariat, and more.
Reclusive college student Jonathan Tibbs wakes in a pool of blood-not a scratch on him. His life is about to undergo a massive shift. A violent and merciless otherworldly enemy unleashes slaughter in the streets, calling out in a language only he understands.
And it is seeking its challenger.
to defeat the threat, Jonathan must become a temporal weapon. Unfortunately, harnessing off-world powers has its own special challenges. The Never Hero is the first installment in The Chronicles of Jonathan Tibbs-a mind-bending, genre crossing, action-adventure trilogy.
In the era of the Dark Age, all the planets of the universe are facing annihilation. In the Kingdom of Herstah on the world of Thysos, the Gate of Life, the entrance to all the other worlds in the universe and King Xtaros’s prized possession will soon be open, and the demon king Dariath is ready to lead his army of demons and deadly Vambolas through it and into the universe on an orgy of destruction. His first target? Planet Earth. But there is hope. Only one person is brave enough and powerful enough to face Dariath and his demon army – the superheroine, Kalyuga.
This book has it all – an excellent story, good versus evil, and a true superheroine. But will she be in time to save our planet from destruction and save millions of lives? An epic fantasy adventure that will leave the reader gasping for more.
Acceptance extends throughout the Universe.
This novel is a true mystery for young teen and adults. First contact. A mystery for anytime of the year or during the holidays. The story starts in…20,000 BC where two children, a girl age nine and a boy age six, stroll to the edge of a marsh. In current times, a seventeen year old girl on an archeological dig finds the children’s footprints left from 20,000 BC. The footprints become the discovery of the Century.
What happened to the children from so long ago?
Yumi is used to being alone. Being a powerful telepathic sender gives her a perspective few others can share. When The Agency offers her an assignment, she is confused at being paired up with a partner. But she never expected it would be him…
Chad loves people, and his outgoing personality pairs perfectly with his powers of telepathic receiving. His ability to listen in on any mind anywhere helps him connect with anyone. Except for Yumi, of course.
When they’re paired up on a mission, Chad keeps things friendly and Yumi keeps her distance. Before long, things start to heat up, but none of that will matter if they’re dead.
When Chad and Yumi discover The Agency isn’t what it seems, they may lose much more than their budding relationship. They could lose everything they’ve ever loved.
Forbidden Minds is a sci-fi romance set in a world where incredible mental abilities are commonplace. If you like romance mixed with action, sizzling chemistry, and steamy love scenes, then you’ll love R.A. Roque’s saucy space romp.
Note: Forbidden Minds contains a cliffhanger ending and was formerly published under the title Protect Us.
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Endless solar storms have brought technology back to the proverbial Stone Age, but there’s still hope… CICADA, a scientific fortress built by Max Thompson and his team, has one goal: find a solution. But they’ll need to hurry. Others are trying to force entry, and even more want to destroy them. Worse, an uncovered secret could lead to the end of all life.
Humanity’s fate may depend on CICADA’s success or failure.
Praise for CICADA
“Fast paced page turner.”
“…I can’t immediately predict what will happen next.”
“Couldn’t put the book down…”
“…lots of action and more twists in the plot that will make your head spin.”
“… a heck-of-a tale!”
“…twists and turns no one could have foreseen.”
“A perfect scenario for an all-nighter.”
“…the ending will have you saying, WOW!”
But only the elite benefit. Everyone else is trapped on a ruined Earth. Galaxy-spanning metacorporations exert tremendous influence over governments. Against all this, Jack Rimes races against time to unravel a deadly conspiracy.
Staff Sergeant Breht treks through post-apocalypse Britain: a land of lonely hills, desolate castles and bleak streets inhabited by soulless ghouls.
An unforgivable betrayal…
He has one single burning desire – to hunt down the man who betrayed his trust, butchered his friends and left him for dead.
One bullet left…
But to find his new enemy, he must survive the rapacious hunger of the undead.