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by S.D. FalchettiIn Bernard’s Promise, James Hayden took humanity interstellar, exploring the strange life of the Centauri worlds and finding hints of where the Silver Stars have gone. After returning to an Earth that’s advanced nine time-dilated years, he encounters an emerging technology that will force mankind to either fill the worlds of the solar system or search the stars for new Earths. One man can’t do it alone, and he’ll need a fleet spanning decades if they are to succeed. But the Silver Stars are stil... more
by S.D. Falchetti
First contact with hostile aliens, maiden voyages of Earth's first starship, and interstellar adventures await in this hard science fiction collection of the sixth and seventh stories from the Hayden’s World series:
In Erebus, James Hayden sacrificed the world’s first near-light-speed Riggs ship to make a remarkable discovery on the icy moon of Janus. Now, amidst mounting concerns about that discovery’s implications, he must assemble... more
by S.D. Falchetti
Survival tales in the skies of Uranus, desperate struggles at the solar system's edge, and near-lightspeed interstellar expeditions await in this hard science fiction collection of seven Hayden’s World short reads:
James Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there. But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot a... more
by S.D. FalchettiJames Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there. But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot at the stars. 43 Seconds is a hard science fiction short story set in the Hayden's World universe. The story is a 6000 word short read (< 45 minutes) and is the perfect size for reading on the go.
by Jeanette BattistaAbsalom Breaker and his Infernal partner, Seraf, work the drowned streets of New Venice as private 'problem solvers.' In a city rife with vice, grift, and magic, they manage to hold their own while hiding from their troubling pasts in plain sight. When the owner of one of the high-end pleasure palaces hires Unshriven to find her missing Infernal employees, Breaker expects an easy case. Instead, he and Seraf must delve into the dark world of murdered mages, illegal Infernal fighting rings, and el... more
by Multi MindKeyona is a hapless college grad focused on getting her next job. One night, she slips through her bed and plops into the land of Rulo. Summoned by Ipkuni in search of their dearest friend Amika, Keyona begrudgingly offers to help look for this person in hopes that she can get back to her own world and life.
by Multi MindVera has quite unusual dreams. Whatever she dreams, affects her in real life. All is fine until one day, she sees something she thought she could handle – instead, she’s plagued with a reoccurring nightmare, haunted and tracked by The Hunter. Now she worries she may never wake up again.
by Hamelin Bird
"Bird's prose sets the bar high for his contemporaries in this slice-of-life tale marbled with self-destruction and ambiguous hellfire magic. Smart, deep, and honest. Highly recommended."
-CHAD LUTZKE, author of Slow Burn on Riverside and Of Foster Homes and Flies
In this speculative coming-of-age tale, Holden Caulfield gets a makeover and settles down in the Eighties. He doesn't know it yet, but he has a date ... more
by Stephanie ColbertRayne Parker isn’t your average, everyday Private Investigator. Instead of searching for run-of-the-mill cheating husbands or finding missing persons, her most recent client is the world’s oldest witch with a prophecy that stuns Rayne—she must slay the mighty demon, Marchosias, to save the world. Before long, Rayne is involved in chasing a demon who charbroils his victims with a blast of fire hotter than anything known to man. But how can she slay the invincible demon? Her quest to find answers... more
by Leslie CookKyra Vale Aiwler is an unpopular witch on an assignment for her coven. Her task is clear, and her goal is set. Then she gets derailed when she crosses paths with a Fae bartender, Micah Rao. She has no interest in anything he has to offer, but he will not take no for an answer. Ensnared by his proposal, she finds herself at the mercy of a secret destiny and a past she knew nothing about. She crosses over to a world that is foreign to her and one she may not be ready to embrace. She goes on an epi... more
by Ian Anthony HollisZoe Evelyn Lionheart, a young roboticist, and her house-robot, Herbert, are inadvertently swept away on an adventure to stop a war, after a powerful government vies for control of a much smaller, but technologically superior nation. When the smaller nation's government refuses to be controlled, robot production is put into overdrive in an attempt to create a robot army, alarming the world-renowned roboticist, Michael Alouicious Copperpot. After Lord President Smythe and Vice-President Perriw... more
by Sidney SonInvestigate, mitigate, and eliminate any abnormalities that threaten the planet. Former elite soldier, Jonathan Hawthorn has his work cut out for him. In a world where few people believe in the possibility of life existing outside of Earth, his job is to protect humanity—at all costs. Oceanographer, Ariella Marconi is suddenly thrust into the perilous deep when two large crystalline structures were detected on opposite ends of the ocean. Together, Ariella and Jonathan delve into the depths, inve... more
by G.S. CarlineAll Lisette de Lille wants is an easy life. She’s not enthralled with getting married to a dull young nobleman, but it will secure her Caribbean island for France—for king and country, right? When her betrothed and his lover sell her to a pirate, her life goals change significantly. Now all she wants is white-hot revenge. The pirate, Rocco, has a sinister motive for purchasing Lisette. An ancient curse turns him into a blood dragon each night of the new moon. He is driven to kill everyone who w... more
by Bethany ArlissThe Shadow Fractures of the void will be penetrated, and worlds will collide bringing hope and horror and oblivion. Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Denner can run faster, kick further and jump higher than anyone else at her Australian high school. Why then, if she’s such a winner, does she feel like anything but? With her friends acting weird and her father dating, Kelsey thought she had troubles, until a sparkling light mysteriously sends her to the strange world of Aracron. Here, people wit... more
by Sibylla NashMax, a young fairy godmother, fresh out of training, is in over her head. She has to grant the one true wish of a girl who seems to have everything. If not, Max may be stuck in the human realm forever! Oh, and her own realm might be destroyed as well. Things only get worse when she discovers an evil force stealing fairy magic. No pressure. Follow Max on a fairylicious adventure full of mythical twists and turns as she tries to save her realm one wish at a time in the first book of the Wishles... more
by FX Holden
A sci-fi noir story for fans of Blade Runner, Core Melt is a gripping novel of love, betrayal and revolution. Emin Wei is a Hunter class cyber, birthed on the spaceport moon of Orkutsk for a single purpose. Find suspected terrorist Kristen Newgard, judge her, and if guilty, terminate her. Only as he is setting out on his mission, does he learn three other Hunters have gone before him, and none have returned.