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  • Children of Ptah: The Third Manuscript of the Richards' Trust

    by W. J. Cherf
    Egyptologist Joseph Richards stumbled across something that simply set his mind ablaze. His hypothesis was so contrary that if it became public his banishment from the academic world would be assured. Simultaneously, highly classified evidence lent credence to Richard’s position, which ultimately allowed him and his partner Gregorieva to venture back farther in time than any had ever attempted before – all in search of a man named Ptah. Meanwhile, there are others who secretly covet the Soap... more
  • Recovery: The Second Manuscript of the Richards' Trust

    by W. J. Cherf
    An emergency distress call was sent from Earth in 1359 B.C. Eventually, in A.D. 321 it was received. Then, in 1994 an asteroid was detected on an inbound course from deep space. But it wasn’t an asteroid. True enough the word “recovery” is one pregnant with meaning. But in the end one must ask: who is recovering what from whom?
  • Any Time Now

    by Chris Butler
    Kate Chapman lives alone now, the life she expected to live cruelly snatched away from her. When a stranger crashes into her life she thinks perhaps she might start to live again. But the stranger is more than he seems. He is displaced in time, manipulating forces he believes he can control. He knows that he is falling in love with her. But Kate, and those she loves the most, are in danger. And time is running out.
  • Dark the Night Descending

    by Jennifer Bresnick
    Arran Swinn knows a thing or two about nightmares. After all, they killed his father. When the sun goes down, the Siheldi come out, and surviving the onslaught until daybreak can be little more than a gamble without the right protection. Thanks to a dash of luck, a little daring, and an heirloom from his father, Arran can provide protection these days – for the right fee. Guiding seagoing merchants along the haunted trade routes is easy money…right up until he takes on a secretive passenger ... more
  • Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma and Other Stories

    by Alex Shvartsman

    40 short stories by Alex Shvartsman
    Winner of the 2014 WSFA Small Press Award for Short Fiction.

    * An elder god trapped in a pocket dimension turns up in the world's oldest magic pawn shop.
    * A cybernetically-enhanced assassin who can't feel pain faces a dangerous adversary.
    * A computer hacker and a mystic team up to break into the Book of Fate and change their futures.
    * Vatican investigators are called to examine a miracle on another planet.

    ... more

  • The Symbionts of Murkor

    by Gary Tarulli
    The animosity between Earth’s superpowers breached every boundary. And so, five thousand light years away, on a meteor-fractured planet with a hellish environment, Unión Latino and Coalition established opposing bases—and continued their unrelenting distrust and dislike of each other. At great sacrifice on the inhospitable planet Murkor, Coalition created Zenith, an opulent mining facility where a lucrative mineral is processed. That is, until an unexpected obstacle suddenly shut down operati... more
  • The Immortality Game

    by Ted Cross
    Moscow, 2138. With the world only beginning to recover from the complete societal collapse of the late 21st Century, Zoya scrapes by prepping corpses for funerals and dreams of saving enough money to have a child. When her brother forces her to bring him a mysterious package, she witnesses his murder and finds herself on the run from ruthless mobsters. Frantically trying to stay alive and save her loved ones, Zoya opens the package and discovers two unusual data cards, one that allows her to fig... more
  • Stealing the Sun

    by Kyri Freeman
    Disinherited from the throne he believes should belong to his clan, rejected by the woman he loves, estranged from his father and uncertain of his place in a war-torn world, Altir Ilanarion searches for his path. Meanwhile, his kinsmen scheme and plot to overthrow their rival and regain the throne -- but all the while, the Liar's servants lie in wait. Stealing the Sun is the first book of a trilogy. It is literary, character-driven fantasy that takes traditional themes, drags them into dark plac... more
  • Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

    by J.D. Barker
    Inspired by Actual Events Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone – 1692 She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes mee... more
  • Fate's Fray, Volume 1 of 2 (The Story of Time No More)

    by J.A. Tocksworth
    As most people who dwell in the land of Karnath, the young knight X’ieth Armstrong has limited foresight into his future beyond what the blinded oracles can tell. He is literally master of his own fate, at least until one day his premonitions mismatch reality. His life turns upside down when he’s suddenly dragged into a supernatural problem overhanging the human kingdom that causes social, economic, and political upsets. The ordinary struggles of balancing knighthood and married life become the ... more
  • Artificial Absolutes

    by Mary Fan
    Jane Colt is just another recent college grad working as an Interstellar Confederation office drone—until the day she witnesses her best friend, Adam, kidnapped by a mysterious criminal. An extensive cover-up thwarts her efforts to report the crime, shaking her trust in the authorities. Only her older brother, Devin, believes her account. Devin hopes to leave behind his violent past and find peace in a marriage to the woman he loves. That hope shatters when he discovers a shocking secret that ... more
  • The Tanist's Wife

    by Malcolm Cowen
    Two stories as part of a collection of Alternative History stories. The Tanist's wife is set in 1663, 1000 years after the Welsh defeated the Anglo-Saxons at the Battle of Heavenfield, and founded the Cymric Empire. But the Englisc still remain, unassimilated and resentfull of unequal treatment. Can the old hurts be settled, or can old grievances only be repaid in blood. The Other England is a Conan Doyle pastiche, featuring Professor Challenger and (offstage) a certain consulting detective. ... more
  • The Woods of North San Juan

    by T. E. Fromhold
    The beauty of California’s Gold Rush country and a tragic personal loss are what led Richard to leave L.A. and buy the old Moodry estate in North San Juan. But the estate is unquestionably a haunted, unearthly place. Hidden deep in the woods, the decaying mansion and its Victorian entities are driving the last trace of order out of Richard’s world. He turns to his real estate agent for help and soon begins to depend on her to restore his strength and reason. She restores order to his world, and ... more
  • The Ring of Void

    by Miodrag Kovachevic
    After his first death, Shinnosuke Yamagami became a psychopomp, a creature meant to help the deceased pass on to the Nether, the land of the dead. However, Shinnosuke's branch of work was much less poetic; his job was to hunt down runaway spirits that escaped to the mortal realm. Now, Shinnosuke faces his second death--the death of the soul. In his final moments of existence, he recalls the stories that will remain after him; his journey with the demonic corgi Yago and his battles with spirit... more
  • The Ghoul Archipelago: A Post Apocalyptic Thriller

    by Stephen Kozeniewski

    After ravenous corpses topple society and consume most of the world’s population, freighter captain Henk Martigan is shocked to receive a distress call. Eighty survivors beg him to whisk them away to the relative safety of the South Pacific. Martigan wants to help, but to rescue anyone he must first pass through the nightmare backwater of the Curien island chain.

    A power struggle is brewing in the Curiens. On one side, the billionaire inventor of the mind-control collar seeks... more

  • Billy And The Cloneasaurus

    by Stephen Kozeniewski

    Six billion identical clones make up the entire population of Earth, and William 790-6 (57th Iteration) is exactly like everybody else. In his one year of life he will toil in suburban mediocrity and spend as much cash as possible in order to please his corporate masters. When 790’s first birthday (and scheduled execution) finally rolls around, a freak accident spares his life.

    Living past his expiration date changes 790 profoundly. Unlike other clones he becomes capable of q... more

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