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by Gary J. KirchnerEarth. The near future. Internet technology has evolved to the point where humans are connected without intermediary devices. Communication is instant. Social interaction is incessant. The wealth of human knowledge is accessible with a thought. Tommy Pierre Antikagamac, the world’s most popular athlete, finds himself suddenly detached from the Hive and captured by a tiny group of free-thinking radicals. The unfamiliar emptiness and silence in his unattached mind is agonizing. As weeks of captivi... more
by Ken PriebeFrom the creator of Let There Be Owls Everywhere and Gnomes of the Cheese Forest and Other Poems comes a collection of short stories and sketches to haunt and delight you. Here there be tales about used books, giraffes, space invaders, whispers from an Egyptian pharaoh, and many other mysterious happenings...including an ice cream truck that appears at midnight.
by Bill ThompsonParanormal investigator Landry Drake and his team take on a malevolent child spirit seeking revenge at Merilee Plantation, an ancient mansion on Bayou Teche. When several people are found hanged from the same chandelier in an upstairs hallway, Landry goes to Merilee, only to become a pawn in a bizarre game. He is kidnapped and taken to a rusty trawler near the Gulf of Mexico. When he escapes, he learns he’s a suspect in yet another bizarre death inside the decaying mansion. Not until the end—wh... more
by Price DoomHeart and her father are on the run from God. At least, that’s what her father, Sonny, tells her. Young Heart believes Sonny’s stories of dying suns and scientists with tranquilizer guns, parachuting out of planes in pursuit of them. Sonny believes only the elements in his body can save the sun, and Heart grows up in fear of the boogeymen from Sonny’s stories—and Sonny himself. After years without proof and questions about Sonny’s mental stability, Heart makes her escape.
by Brian FitzpatrickThe long-anticipated sequel to Mechcraft. A sinister murderer is targeting Mechcrafters in the city, draining the silver nanotech life force from their blood and leaving only mutilated shells behind. As the body count rises and the hunt for the villain ramps up, terrible secrets within the Phalanx faction come to light, threatening everything Jake London and his team have fought for. Now Jake must choose to either quell his uniquely powerful abilities to put his peers at ease, or unleash his fu... more
by Brian FitzpatrickIn science fiction thriller, Mechcraft, 15-year-old Jake London''s ideal teen life is thrown into chaos when he discovers the ability to control millions of shape-shifting nanotech robots that have, until recently, lain dormant in his DNA. Mentally connected to the tech within, Jake can summon liquid metal through his pores, and with it, create any object he can possibly imagine. But he’s not alone. A secret world in Los Angeles opens to him, revealing a hidden society of Mechcrafters- all ha... more
by Robert W. Brady, Jr.The surprising conclusion to the Fovean Chronicles - Randy Morden has taken on the world, and now the world is fighting back! Enemies must now become allies, and friends enemies, as Randy fights not just to appease the god War, but to keep his family intact and, no matter what direction he turns, it looks like he must lose it all.
by Raymond F. Klein
This science fiction-action-comedy, set on present day Earth, begins in a far-off galaxy. Prodor Moffit and four other prisoners have escaped to Earth and it's up to two IPF Agents to find them. But, right off they have problems. The first is that they have limited info on the human race that only dates to the late 1950's. And the second is that the Agents are alien in appearance and must replicate themselves into humans. The commander's replication succeeds, but due to a computer... more
by Norman Westhoff
Rogue geologist Keltyn SparrowHawk continues her search for the strategic metal iridium in 24th-century Antarctica. In a Canadian jail, charged with murdering her former mentor, she bargains her way out at a dear cost, starting an epic journey via China, then back to the Erebus volcano and her friends Joaquin Beltran and Luz Hogarth. These teens have since forged their own careers, fused from the melting pot of the annual Rendezvous.
Meanwhile, activist Fay Del Campo, sprung from detent... more
by Norman Westhoff
In this sequel to "Stone Fever," geologist Keltyn SparrowHawk, recovered from a near-fatal bullet wound, tries to make a new life with the nomadic Antarctic tribe that took her in, but clues point to mega-industrialist Sir Oscar Bailey readying a second mission to exploit the iridium treasure by Mt. Erebus. Sure that his plan spells disaster for her tribe, she must first inspire her Onwei friends.
by Charles K. Jordan
For all of recorded history, the sentient races of Cordizal clashed in war and strife. Details changed from time to time, but the broad strokes remained the same — peoples, societies, and governments rising then falling, then rising only to fall again. Year after year, the patterns held until the five most powerful kingdoms on the continent, burnished and tempered by their past, set aside their differences and united into the Five Kingdoms. Presently, this young coalition of sovereign... more
by Daniel J. Lyons
After exhausting planet Earth, humanity has moved out to live "on the stars."
With your closest neighbor lightyears away, the “on the stars” lifestyle guarantees a level of privacy unmatched in human history. But even ultimate privacy doesn’t need to come at a cost when modern technology can instantly whisk you back to civilization.
But when that modern technology unexpectedly fails, three private vessels find themselves completely unprepared for the isolation that follows. The thr... more
by Scott Charles
Indiana Jones meets Goosebumps in this chilling Creeptown adventure!
Arlo Vreeland is not a movie star. Are you kidding? But his director-friend, Darius, desperately needs a lead actor, and Arlo has been dying to get Kayla’s attention…
When a power outage traps his sixth-grade class in an empty museum, Arlo thinks it’s the perfect excuse to slip away and start filming. He’s wrong.
Hidden in the museum&rsq... more
by Deborah McTiernan“Lilly decided she could use all the luck she could get, even if it came in the form of a creepy locket.” After the collision claimed her mother’s life and left her with a memory full of holes, Lilly Noble is sent away to boarding school on the gloomy island of Raven’s Landing, Maine. When she meets the hypnotically charming and strangely intense Murosky Skaggs, his unnatural curiosity and careful attentions toward her raise her suspicions. His stories don’t add up. Lilly’s search for ... more
by Mark A. SnyderIn "Short Stories and Assorted Nightmares," you'll be led on a journey from the everyday to the extraordinary. This collection of nine deliciously wicked tales and curiosities piques the imagination, conjures stirrings in the darkest corners of the mind and will appeal to fans of horror and science fiction alike.
by Clayton SmithThe city of Templar has always been a little strange. Monsters slither out of the lakes, a zombie rises up every few years, and from time to time, some of the people go missing for no reason. But the supernatural occurrences have been happening more and more frequently lately, and it may have something to do with the all-powerful demon that’s living in Mrs. Grunberg’s basement. When local slackers Simon Dark and Virgil Matter decide to investigate the mysterious presence in the cellar, they s... more