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by Farah Ysvette Mourad VeraCentering on the creation and lethal destruction of an orbital infrastructure built around planet Earth, Milian Sieglund—an alien architect tasked with building a moon for a wealthy recluse—contends with displacement, identity and the concept of home. MANTIS GREEN is an intimate allegorical science fiction story, told by a series of characters, whose narratives often read as memoirs. It explores privilege, xenophobia, environmental responsibility, and isolation.
by Blue Spruell
A B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE. Award-winning author Blue Spruell reimagines classic Japanese folklore in an historical fantasy adventure of warlords, swords & mythical beasts from old Japan – an engaging tale for adults young and old – Banzai!
Lost in the mists of Mount Fuji . . . but no one can escape destiny. . . .
Orphaned by a rival... more
by Justin GrimmettThe world holds its breath. It has been nine months since the last Kill Switch sighting. Most think the sudden disappearance of the Las Vegas ruins was caused by the Darkling making his last stand. Those living in the U3F facility know better. They know that their Darkling foe is alive and well. They know he is preparing himself for something big. But only Kill Switch and his Darkling commanders know that he has slipped out of the universe in search of a weapon of grave power. Time moves... more
by Jarrett Brandon Early
What is Station? A second chance? A nocturnal paradise? Or something more sinister?
When grief-stricken Marlin Hadder's life refuses to end despite his best efforts, he unwittingly earns an invitation to Station. On its glossy iridescent surface, it's a city of indulgence, where every desire can be satisfied through gratuitous sex, exotic drugs, and extreme surgical procedures called Elevations. But when Hadder wants a life beyond the audacious parties and shocking body modifica... more
by Ratna Srivastava
Eva is a misanthropic pessimistic teacher suffering from sudden onset of insomnia. She meets Christopher, a NASA scientist and volunteers to go on a high tech aircraft test flight when a catastrophy strikes and humanity is pushed to the brink of extinction. Eva and Christopher have to reorganize and reinvent themselves in order to survive. However, no body can believe them or their survival. And for very different reasons.
A hypersonic plane. A hypersonic love story... more
by Justin GrimmettThe chimeron, genetically engineered hybrids created to defeat the monster Kill Switch, have spent their entire lives training for the deadly confrontation. Not that their lives have been very long yet. Almost every day has been devoted to mastering combat and killing skills, with only a little devoted to their personalities. The humans that engineered the chimeron see only so far as defeating Kill Switch, who seems devoted to wiping out the human race. But Inktomi, their mysterious shamanis... more
by Justin GrimmettSometimes even the best laid plans don’t work out. When the wants of powerful men clash with the ideals of a perfectionist, the results can be catastrophic to the latter. Such was the case of ambitious astrophysicist, Darwin Bloom, who experienced his own snag in an otherwise idyllic life. When Bloom learned that his life’s work would be misappropriated by a criminal enterprise that secretly controlled his company, he plotted to abscond with his intellectual property and resume his efforts ... more
by Bryon VaughnDeath has seeped into The Garden, black and oily. A sickness is spreading through The Garden threatening to destroy everything that neuro-cognitive genius Brenna Patrick has built at NeuralTech. World domination will have to wait, at least for now. Adversaries will become allies. New enemies will upset the balance of power. People will die. In an epic struggle for control of a system that can topple governments, turn peasants into rulers, and make even the darkest, most sadistic miscreant... more
by Valerie Anne HudsonWhen three seventh-graders discover a Wishing Tree, they accidentally unleash its evil powers and the once thriving town of Mariposa becomes a shadow of its former self. As people go missing and lives are turned upside down, our unforgettable heroes are desperate to get things back to the way they were, while unknowingly on a journey of self-discovery.
by E.T. Gunnarsson
SILENT, EMPTY, AND CRUEL. THIS WAS THE NATURE OF THE WASTELAND.
Ignium was supposed to solve the world's energy crisis. Instead, it destroyed the planet. In the darkness of the 22nd century, survivors fight to endure what's left.
London, a wasteland veteran, struggles to keep his promise to protect his adopted daughter, Rose. After years of starvation, scavenging, and desperation, the two wanderers find a new hope: the growing nation of New Uruk. ... more
by Nick Wisseman
Thousands of exhibits. Millions of visitors. One supernatural killer.
Neva's goals at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago are simple. Enjoy the spectacle—perhaps the greatest the United States has ever put on (the world’s fair to end all world’s fairs!). Perform in the exposition’s Algerian Theatre to the best of her abilities. And don't be found out as a witch.
Easy enough … until the morning she looks up in... more
by Grant PriceWelcome to Berlin. Population: desperate. In the throes of the climate crisis the green tech pioneers are king, and if you aren't willing to be their serf then you're surplus to requirements. Carbon credit for sleeping on the job. That's the offer a dreamtech puts to Mara Kinzig, and she jumps on it. After all, the city ain't getting any cheaper. Then somebody changes the deal while she's dreaming in the tank. Now Mara has a body on her hands, an extra voice in her head, and the law on ... more
by Pablo Reig Mendoza
London, England, 1888 AD. Cabalists, magicians and occultists of every species, scattered through all strata of society, are in frenzied activity. The numbers MDCCCLXXXVIII add up for the first time to 13 characters, and it is a year of opportunity for the servants of the Bond in the age-old secret war between the adherents of the old religion and the Vatican Curia.
From the lavish halls of Buckingham Palace, the elderly Empress Victoria and her young Hindu lover - the Munshi ... more
by Charlotte EnglishMeet the baddest belles of London city. They were known as the fatales, once. Investigators and spies; killers and thieves; con artists and vigilantes — they fought fire with fire, did what had to be done, to make things right. Until the mission that broke them. Many decades later, the fatales have scattered to the winds. Fionn's the queen of London haute couture. Thetai's the star of the power metal scene. And Daix? Could be anything. Anywhere. It'll take a lot to bring them back togeth... more
by TT LinseThe year is 2728, and instantaneous travel is possible by gating from one body to another on any of 300 human-inhabited worlds. On Cecrops, Jazari wants to escape her boss, a crime lord, and figure out why she’s always heard voices in her head. On Corvus, Eala is a scientist studying the mammal-like taktak who wants to understand their telepathic abilities. In the outer reaches of the Sol system, ZD777 wakes from cryo, alone on a frozen asteroid that is about to explode. Chance throws them toget... more
by Robert B. Warren
In Umaga, power is everything. Rival warlords fight for control of the land, and innocent people are caught in the middle. Violence is a way of life. But hope still exists. The vulnerable and victimized have a champion. They call her the Pale Wolf.
Asha, a young girl with albinism, is abducted from her village and sold into slavery. She eventually escapes and finds sanctuary in Young Town, where a freak accident endows her with ergokinesis - the ability to control and project energ... more