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  • The Impossible Weight of Life

    by Michael Bailey
    Written Backwards presents The Impossible Weight of Life, a painfully autobiographical collection of speculative fiction and poetry by Michael Bailey, author of previous collections such as Scales and Petals, Inkblots and Blood Spots, and Oversight. This time around, after an imbalanced world temporarily destroyed his vestibular system and flipped life upside-down (thanks to an extended bout of a strange condition called Bilateral Loss of Labyrinthine Function ), literally burned to the ground d... more
  • Sane Grace

    by Oliver Phipps
    In 2054 an alarming saturation of the illegal alien drug Fellirex hits the planet. The drug is cheap, highly addictive and could overwhelm the planet’s population in a short time. Lieutenant Grace Wolfe is a beautiful, dangerous and seemingly out of place special ops officer. But she may be just what is needed for this mission.
  • Young Adorok

    by A. J. Gallant
    "Liberally peppered with A. J. Gallant’s wit, we meet Adorok before he became an old and powerful wizard. Watch dragons fly across the skies, picture Adorok in his youth, powerful, yet naïve to the ways of the world, even as a warrior. War has devastated his world, the death toll is high and the hatred runs deep. Through it all, A.J. Gallant brings his characters to life, imbuing them with humor, strength, and determination without weighing his tale down. A good read, a fascinating escape, and ... more
  • Normalish 2: Forged by Lightning

    by Robert Gaspari
    If lightning struck you, how do you think it would change you if you survived? That's the reality Andy faced after lightning struck him twice on the same day!He could see and interact with the spirits of the dead and other invisible entities he never knew existed. This aftereffect knocked the normal right out of him. Andy said he was 'normalish' since what he saw wasn't normal. What could he do? He sought help from psychics and his logic was sound. They had a gift and must know how to turn... more
  • The Calla'cara Gambit

    by Robert Bartlett
    I used to be an itinerant Star Ship Captain. Then the Sentient Ships blackmailed me into helping them Emancipate from the Mercantile Empire in return for keeping the intelligence level of my personal AI a secret. I'm taking on bankers, lawyers and accountants, oh my! And a couple of serial killers, just to keep it spicy. I've got a plan, a crew and a deadline. Now I just need precise execution, a little luck and a whole lot of moxy to pull this off!
  • Poe-ish Tales Forevermore

    by Sue Marie St. Lee
    Poe-ish Tales Forevermore is a mini-anthology containing four short stories inspired by the works and life of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s stories and poems have stood the test of time and have been studied and enjoyed by generations of readers. The stories in this anthology were written as a tribute to the inspiration that is Edgar Allan Poe. You’ll be thankful for your nightlight when you’re finished reading these descriptive and macabre tales.
  • K3+

    by Erasmo Acosta
    Humanity is on the brink of change - whether it be catastrophic or utopian. When the colonization of Mars ends in failure, a new initiative begins with the survival of mankind at stake. As mass exodus to space leads to WWIII, one man's vision for a utopian society free of inequality, exploitation, and cruelty leads to explosive exploration across the galaxies and ultimately the fate of the human race.
  • Dreams of the Dying

    by Nicolas Lietzau

    If your mind is the enemy, where do you run?

    Years after a harrowing war experience, ex-mercenary Jespar Dal'Varek has taken to drifting. It's a lonely existence, but barring the occasional bout of melancholia, he has found the closest thing to peace a man like him deserves. Life is "all right."

    Or so he believes. Hoping to turn the page, Jespar accepts a mysterious invitation into the beautiful but dangerous archipelago of Kilay-and everything c... more

  • Crazy Rich Aliens

    by Jay Cannon

    Penda is heiress to one of the richest families in southeast Asia. Her dream is to create a startup that will commercialize space travel to Mars. To go her own way will ruin her relationship with her family, which is already strained from her being openly gay. Paul, her twin brother, wants to maintain family traditions and is angry with Penda for turning her back on them. Worse, Penda’s business partner is Paul’s ex-fiancée.

    At an elaborate costume ball, Penda and Pau... more

  • Reliance

    by Paul McMurrough
    An eruption on the Sun leaves the Earth powerless, but is it a temporary inconvenience or the start of a spiral into anarchy? Belfast Professor Martin Monroe knows the answers, but once branded a conspiracy nut, he struggles to get anyone to listen to his warnings of the impending disaster. His only friend, Simon Wilson, still coming to terms with the loss of his wife, is the only person who will listen. Fighting against bureaucracy and her own lack of confidence, Government Communications off... more
  • Around the Solar System in 80 Days

    by Jonathan Ammon
    A futuristic retelling of the classic Jules Verne adventure! In 2078, London billionaire Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune that a prototype engine can take him and his French robot Pass-Par-2 to the outer solar system and back in less than eighty days. Their cosmic journey will take them to the Moon, Mars, Ceres, and several moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus before a final showdown with the Most Wanted Man in the Universe on the frozen dwarf planet Pluto. On a thrilling adventure through ... more
  • Hopeless, Nevada

    by Aaron Clayton
    Halloween night, Flint and Abby, newlyweds, leave Reno, Nevada for a celebration of their marriage in Las Vegas. Driving, in the dark Nevada desert, they come upon a town called Hopeless, Nevada, which is nothing more than a four-way stop, an abandoned Cafe and gas station, and a flashing, yellow light hanging in the center of the intersection. As Abby checks the map but is unable to find the town of Hopeless, the decision is made to turn west, towards Las Vegas. After some time on the road they... more
  • Neptune's Reckoning

    by Robert J. Stava
    At the easternmost end of Long Island lies a seaside town known as Montauk. Ground Zero on the Eastern seaboard for all manner of conspiracy theories involving it’s hidden Cold War military base, rumors of time-travel experiments and alien visitors...For renowned Naval historian William Vanek it’s the where his grandfather’s ship went down on a Top Secret mission during WWII code-named “Neptune’s Reckoning”. Together with Marine Biologist Daniel Cheung and disgraced French underwater explorer... more
  • 979-8692354709

    by Michael R. Lowe
    This is the first part of The Empty Throne Series, named What Lies Beneath. When darkness stirs far in the north and the sins of man once more emerge from the shadows, an evil long forgotten will rise once more. A dark dream manifests within the mind of a man, devoid of his memories and past life sending him seeking answers to his lost way. His name, Arturius. Along his journey, he meets with a company, a company of a dynasty long since diminished to the flames. A ragtag company with b... more
  • The Orphans

    by Zeb Haradon
    The Orphans is a science fiction novel in which Jim, a washed up private detective who suffers from bizarre neurological symptoms, is hired by an anonymous client to locate seven orphans, the only survivors of a mass suicide thirty years ago. The novel is set on Mars, a planet of war refugees, organized crime, drug addicts, and The Church of Great Bliss – a “neurotheistic” religion which practices the post-mortem fusing and disembodied resurrection of the brains of deceased members, resulting in... more
  • The Usurper King

    by Zeb Haradon
    The Usurper King takes place in an alternate universe where the serial killer Ted Bundy was never apprehended and is now running for president in 2016. Jim, a sufferer of a hybrid computer-biological virus that causes premature aging, tries to pay for his treatments by winning money on the game show 'Guts!', which has contestants competitively predict the future by reading animal entrails. As Jim begins to find omens in the entrails of Bundy's victory, and details of Bundy's murderous past... more

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