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Ep.#1 – Aurora: CV-01 (The Frontiers Saga)

by Ryk Brown

Episode 1

A world recovering from a devastating plagueâ?¦

A brutal enemy threatening invasionâ?¦

A young man seeking to escape the shadow of his fatherâ?¦

A ship manned by a crew of fresh academy graduatesâ?¦

A top-secret experimental propulsion systemâ?¦

A questionable alliance with a mysterious green-eyed womanâ?¦

What destiny has in store for the crew of the UES Aurora, is far greater than any of them could ever imagine. And this is only the beginningâ?¦

“Aurora: CV-01” is 77,000 word novel, and is Episode 1 of The Frontiers Saga.

Episode 2, “The Rings of Haven”is available now!



Six Feet From Hell: Crisis

by Joseph Coley

Edited by Monique Happy Editorial Services

Nine years have passed since the end of the world. America and the rest of the world is truly in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Joe and his surviving cohorts have their own job now as part of a group of rescuers nicknamed ZBRA (Zombie Backup, Rescue, and Assault) units. They have maintained a post at Camp Dawson, deep in the hills of West Virginia for the past few years. They stand ready day and night to help out their fellow man when needed until a new foe rears it’s ugly head. In the fourth book of the Six Feet From Hell series, Joe and his team must stop this wannabe dictator nicknamed ‘The Captain’ while surviving in a harsh environment. However, they cannot do it alone – they will need to call on some old friends to help them.

The Six Feet From Hell series:

Six Feet From Hell: Response

Six Feet From Hell: Escape

Six Feet From Hell: Salvation

Six Feet From Hell: Crisis



The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age [Illustrated]

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Seedbox Classics edition of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age includes illustrations.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Tales of the Jazz Age is a collection of essential short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald.



BEYOND (BEYOND Series)

by Maureen A. Miller

It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.

Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. In an attempt to flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and in the distance is a familiar blue globe. The planet Earth.

A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies in search of an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion Aimee was accidentally seized instead.

Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.

“Brilliantly done. A lovely debut to the young adult genre.” – Romancing The Book Reviews



Ward Z

by Amy Cross

It began with a strange new kind of cancer, born on the other side of the world. Eventually, it erupted on a British hospital ward…

When a new cancer patient is brought into his care, Dr. Andrew Page assumes it’ll just be another case of battling against the odds. Soon, however, he realizes that this new patient has contracted a type of cancer that shows signs of intelligence.

As the ward is put into lockdown, Dr. Page struggles to understand the nature of the disease. More and more people start to become sick, until finally Dr. Page has to face the horrific truth: a new strain of cancer has emerged, taking control of its victims’ bodies and turning them into zombie-like creatures.

For Dr. Page, this is a terrifying but fascinating new development. For the military, however, it means only one thing: the ward must be sealed, and the entire building – including everyone trapped inside – must be studied, observed… and then killed.

Ward Z is a medical horror novel about a deadly new disease that emerges from a particularly virulent form of cancer. Contains violence, swearing and scenes of horror. Total word count is approximately 100,000. Also includes a bonus preview of another Amy Cross novel, Darper Danver.



EnEmÆ? – Trojan Horse

by R.G. Beckwith

There is a ticking time bomb in almost all of us. A trigger so vile that 8% of humanity has had it surgically removed from their bodies before it destroyed them.

Medical doctors still don’t know why we have it. Why we are born with it. What purpose it serves or who put it there.

But they are about to find out…Earth was conquered silently some 5,200 years ago and we were changed, altered, manipulated….and not for the better. A seed was planted for the future…a future that is not our own.

Follow LAPD Detective Jace Bradley as he is thrust into a shocking adventure that will uncover the hidden realities of UFO sightings, ancient Gods, intergalactic warlords and the very nature of our most perplexing biological traits.

The world as you know it is about to be turned upside down.

This suspense filled Sci-Fi adventure merges the pulp detective genre with your favorite aspects of the Golden Era that has made Sci-Fi so wonderful to read.

Prepare to have your mind stretched as R.G. Beckwith delivers another tale of mystery, suspense, intergalactic war and reveals the truth behind one of life’s most intriguing mysteries…

EnEmÆ? is the first book in a series – pick up your copy now!



Exodus (The Fundamentalists)

by Geoff Livingston

A dark stranger arrives in the middle of the night, ripping open a centuries-old wound in post apocalyptic Harpers Ferry. Religious zealots have risen from the South, conquering all that stands before them. Now Jason must help his fellow villagers escape to a land far away to preserve their culture and buy enough time to build a defense. Can they succeed without any technology in the face of a rugged American continent?

Blogger and author Geoff Livingston confronts America’s worst fears with a world destroyed by technology and dominated by Christian fundamentalism. Don’t miss the opening salvo in The Fundamentalists Trilogy.

Visit Geoff Livingston at www.GeoffreyRobertLivingston.com.



Outcasts and Gods (Wine of the Gods)

by Pam Uphoff

First book of the Wine of the Gods

Genetic engineering.
First they cured the genetic diseases.
Then they selected for the best natural traits.
Then they made completely artificial genes.
As the test children reached puberty, abilities that had always been lost in the random background noise were suddenly obvious. Telepathy, telekinesis.
At first their creators sought to strengthen these traits. Then they began to fear them.
They called them gods, and made them slaves.

Wolfgang Oldham was sixteen when the company laid claim to him.
He escaped, and stayed free for three years.
When he was arrested, identified and returned to the company, they trained him to be useful.
They didn’t realize that they were training him to be dangerous



Prepped: The Doomsday Playbook Part 1

by Rashad Freeman

(Short Story)***Adult Content

Lenny Brewer lives a double life. In one instance he’s a womanizing narcissist that only lives for the moment. But in the other he’s a balls out survivalist hell bent on saving his own skin, no matter the cost.

He lives a modest life, bedding women and collecting an assortment of survival gear. He doesn’t have any family or friends, but his trusted German shepherd has been with him for years.

When an event occurs that even the most skilled strategist couldn’t have predicted, his two lives are thrown at odds with one another. Now he’s faced with the unthinkable and the scenario he’s been prepping for, is staring him in the face.

—Prepped “It’s only the end of the world, no need to be uncivilized.”

Part 2 “Aftermath” to be released 12/22/2012…if we are still here.



FOUR

by Elmo Adams

Four Ships came from their planet – the fourth one in distance from their double – star.

Some of them looked much like us. They could speak like us – most Earth languages. They wanted to live among us, but only for a while. But even that they had had not done much of. The mostly stayed in orbit and observed or made small explorations to remote areas.

But one afternoon, a freak storm changed all that. First two students helped one of them and then two teachers joined to do the same.

But the bigger story is how they would help us.



The Ninth Leg

by James Quirk

Follow the terrifying exploits of Don Black, a man kidnapped by aliens intent on using him for scientific experimentation on their home planet. The journey to the extraterrestrial world, however, takes an unexpected detour when the alien spacecraft carrying Don crash-lands on a planet teeming with carnivorous monsters and ruled by gigantic, telepathic spiders. To make matters worse, another race of aliens led by a time-snatched Adolf Hitler arrives with plans to assume control of the planet and use its unlimited resources to conquer the galaxy. Can Don help prevent Hitler and his army of space Nazis from causing a galactic Holocaust?



Future Freaks

by Sheila Reading

Tre Barringer is under suspicion after a close friend of his, Flip, is nearly killed while playing a full-immersion video game with his log-on. Before he can be questioned by authorities, he receives word that his estranged grandfather has died on the moon. Tre must present himself to the board of his grandfather’s company, or he will loose his inheritance. On the run from federal agents and being pursued by hired cyber assassins, Tre must use all his gifting to reach the moon alive. Along the way, the fates of five individuals become entwined, as circumstances began to herd them together for a climactic cyber show-down.

Future Freaks plays out in a highly futuristic, cyber-suffused, world that’s been both benefited and corrupted by extremely advanced genetic engineering and neural networking that allow for the creation of inner-scapes and fantasies-into-action that go beyond anything computer-“virtual” imaginable today



Apocalypse: Part I

by Rashad Freeman

(Short Story)

Years after the first nuclear bomb exploded humans have begun to claw their way back into the world. A world where they are no longer on the top of the food chain, but part of the menu. Now they survive only in small groups, dispersed across the globe in military provided compounds. The earth has been claimed by the infected, animals and humans diseased and mutated by prolonged radiation exposure.

After tracking a fugitive for hours Gabriel and Alex return to the compound only to be overrun by a horde of infected flesh eaters. When their four ton main gate falls and explosions and fires wreak havoc in the night, the survivors must scramble if they want to live.

(Includes an excerpt from the novel “Night Slashers”)



The Hunt for the V N Vega

by Freya Robertson

Captain Ellanor Whiteblade is home for Frostmoon after a long assignment under the ocean on the VN Vegaâ??a fifty-foot, Supernova-class, arcanium-powered Elven attack submarine. Ellanor’s looking forward to a holiday, real food instead of ship’s rations, and a bath, and not necessarily in that order. But the Rear Admiral has one more mission for her. She has to transport twenty cases of Moonshine to the King of Venicia, right when the new Prohibition Act has been declared. But that’s not the worst part. Unfortunately, the Moonshine belongs to a Human.

Gifford Fox has his own reasons for wanting to escape the Human city of Mandaria, reasons he’s been instructed not to reveal to the Vega’s frosty captain. But when the prototype near-silent propulsion system fails and the Human subs start firing on the Vega, he has to rely on his enemies to help him escape, and his own magic to hide them.

A fun fantasy novella for the festive season.



Vatican Assassin (Vatican Assassin Trilogy)

by Mike Luoma

It’s 2109. BC – Bernard Campion – poses as a priest, but he’s really an assassin for the New catholic Church. His assignment: Assassinate Meredith McEntyre, Governor of Lunar Prime, the non-aligned city-state on the Moon! BC is trying to take care of his “business” during an out of control interplanetary War between the west and Islam, between The Universal Trade Zone, the commercial power of Earth, and the UIN, the Universal Islamic Nation, based on Mars. BC’s next move will change everything!

BC’s bosses in the Office of Papal Operations – the OPO – tell him Luna Prime Governor McEntyre has been sympathizing with the enemy, the UIN. They can’t let her give the Moon to the UIN. That’s where he comes in. BC works for the Pope, “officially” assigned as PR man to the Cardinal and the Vatican Mission on Luna Prime. Just a mild mannered, young, twenty-something priest working for the New catholic Church on public relations. But under his cover he’s a weapon pointed at the UIN by the NcC and their Earth based allies, the UTZ. As he goes off, the repercussions will be cosmic…



Advancement of the Species

by Ian Quin

Rodney Neilman is depressed. He is held back by his health issues and tormented by his abusive mother. He thinks there is no way out of his dull, dead end life until he stumbles upon a mysterious book that gives him a shred of hope. Soon, he is led on an adventure to a place completely cut off from the outside world. It is filled with highly advanced technology and is populated by people who are much like him. Unbeknownst to Rodney, however, he is being watched over by a pair of extraterrestrial observers. They watch as his journey not only has major implications for him, but the entire human species as well.

Advancement of the Species is a fast paced science fiction adventure story filled with action, emotion, wonder and mystery.



Anarchy Rules

by Keith Roe

Mysterious beams that pass through any object in their path have encircled the Earth in a spherical cage. At each intersection of the beams a Node, a portal to another dimension has formed. Through these nodes strange psionic powers have filtered into our world. The world is thrown into a grinding world war as nations and companies vie for control of the nodes. Other powers and mysteries are also rumored to have passed through as well…magic…strange creatures…What’s a fifteen year old kid going to do?



Whatever You Desire

by R. John Bambrey

Eco-Fiction Short Story.
Whenever the world faces a new challenge we expect the scientists to give us the solution. A magic bullet that will make all the problems go away. Whether it is peak oil, global warming or the ozone hole we look to them for the answer. What will happen on day they say – “There is nothing that we can do, it’s all over, there is no way back!”
Whatever You Desire tells the story of that day seen through the eyes of one who was there. A bleak prospect? Well actually no.The experience gives them the strength to be who they really are. There is always silver lining.



Schr̦dingers Puppy РRaining Cats and Dogs Short Story (Raining Cats and Dogs РThe Short Stories of Gilroy-Sinclair)

by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair

A humorous short story about a man with a cat in a box which may or may not be dead. Ideal for explaining quantum physics in an accessible way.

From the author of WHOSTROLOGY.



Specialist Dilbert at the Pearly Gates: A Robot’s Near Death Experience

by William L. Smith M.S.T.S.

In a strange land called the State of Catatonia, a robot has a near death experience – and comes back to tell about it. How has Specialist Dilbert changed after his experience?



The Darkest Day

by C Gristwood

The year is 2315. Fifteen year old orphan Kenan has lived on the streets as long as he can remember. Living within a closeknit group of tramps he spends his days stealing to survive and abiding by no-ones rules, until one day he finds a mysterious glass sphere – and his life is changed forever. Fate has chosen Kenan, the most unlikely person to be the ‘chosen one’ the only one true hero who can retrieve the five powerful spheres. These mysterious artifacts that represent earth and its seasons have been stolen by a vicious syndicate and it is up to Kenan to retrieve them and align them in place again to stop chaos spreading across the globe.

Plunged into a world he never knew existed in London he encounters, mystical shrines, guardian spirits and experiences a thrilling race against time to save to world with the guided by the mysterious old man Terry Orkas… a man who knew Kenan’s parents, and is the only one able to reveal a secret kept from Kenan for fifteen years and one that could land him in mortal danger as his family’s history and the events of the present day become more and more entangled.

With the help of his friends including the spoiled but lonely Naomi Henderson, he sets out to fulfill his quest, embarking on an adventure of a lifetime to save the world from; The Darkest Day.



Micromégas Returns: Reality Siriusly Reconsidered

by William L. Smith M.S.T.S.

This short story seeks to engage the reader in a discussion of the nature of reality by means of some rather unique science fiction.

In an older version, *Micromégas Returns* was an Independent Study project for a graduate-level anthropology class discussing C.G. Jung’s concept of the collective unconscious. In this current version, reality is reconsidered from the perspectives of consciousness as wave packets as intended by the physicists David Bohm and Basil Hiley in their book ‘The Undivided Universe’, and also from the early American psychologist William James’ radical empirical perspective of consciousness being a collection of conjunctive relations being pure experience, with collections of more than one consciousness encountering the same phenomenon being a shared experience.

This approach is not unlike sitting in a cinema and watching a film with the rest of the audience. It’s not mainstream, yet it is coherent. Ponder it. Ask yourself this: How true does it feel to you on an intuitive level?



Funny Worlds

by Trevor Palmer

Sci-fi, fantasy and humour – with the emphasis on humour – are rolled up in this collection of eight short stories. You think some of the things that are said and done on mother Earth are funny? Try these … it my be worth the trip!



Unlawful Intrusion

by J.L. Maxwell

“Overseas, I was going along with my country’s orders. Now, my acts have brought me against their very commands.”

Set against the booming futuristic ecological developing city of Seattle, Washington, Noah Cason, bears his surroundings with his teeth gritted tightly, hiding his home life and his wife from anyone’s eyes. With regulations governing his every move, he seems unsure if his paranoia has the best of him or if there really are mass amounts of scanning devices continuously recording him, especially the artificial creations he’d like to crack open.

In a land most people would rather not be dwelling in, times have called for drastic measures. Measures that contradict many’s comfortable levels of living.

On his journey to recapture what he values most, Noah uncovers hidden passageways, underground societies, and a multi-level organizational cover-up.



The Roeck of Time

by Drend Sven

One Devastated Planet
One Hope
Four Heroes

The four Roecks destined to save Eppor-7 were not ready for their mission. Their quest was simple: find the Roeck of Time and have it rebuild their ruined world. Unfortunately, simplicity was far from the reality. Cruel villains, terrifying monsters and the very hazards of the planet conspired to stop them.

Puzzle after puzzle awaited, each step harder and more dangerous then the last.
Worse, would the Roeck of Time even be willing to help? What price would he ask?

Did the heroes even want the answers?



Dead States – Remnant

by Abrey Davis

Preview: Change swept through the small town of Wolf Creek and scattered the lives of those caught there. It wasn’t the change anyone was hoping for.

Five teens find themselves surviving an apocalyptic event that tests their strengths and weaknesses. It also takes from them everything and everyone they held dear.

At what cost is survival worth living?

~ Watch for expansions of this book coming soon. Remnant is first in the Dead States series. Each book will be updated with the new chapters, so once you buy the ebook, you’ll get additional version updates (new chapters or parts) of that book as they come out at no additional charge. The first full part of Dead States: Remnant, Reap, will be out January 1, 2014. The second part will follow once published (again, a free extended version to anyone who has purchased Remnant). Three books are planned. The beginning of Reap is up November 9, 2013.



The Shattered Man (The Age of Transcendence)

by Daniel Jeffries

The Shattered Man

Four cutting edge science fiction short stories from the Age of Transcendence Saga

Fury of the Sun Gods – A military family is ripped apart by their choices and allegiances as China explodes in civil war. After Direct Democracy swept away the old Communist regime in a Jasmine Revolution seventy years earlier, China became the light of the world, everything America was in the 20th century. But when a depression brings the Communists storming back, fathers battle sons for the future of the county, with terrifying new weapons.

When Once We Dreamed – When the Sol Sys economy collapses, Leptic surgery seems to offer the unemployed new hope. The procedure eliminates the need for sleep and companies are hungry to hire people they can work all night. At first a young man relishes the extra time the miracle surgery brings, but his life quickly becomes a nightmare as his new job sets him on a collision course with displaced workers who hate and fear him.

The Illustrated Scriptures When a visionary prophet records his whole life on his internal nanonets, his memories becomes the VR bible for a new religion that threatens to sweep away the ancient religions of ink and wood pulp. Yet when a repressive government kills the prophet, a rag tag group of his posthuman followers mount a daring raid on a highly secure police facility to capture his final memories and complete their scriptures.

In the Cracks of the Machine – The robot revolution is here, but it’s not what we expected. Instead of friendly humanoid robots doing our dirty work for us, big corporations use cheap drones to sweep aside whole labor forces. Now one displaced worker sets out for revenge against the CEO of the world’s biggest robotics manufacturer, but when he gets there the man is nothing like what he expected.



What Lies Ahead (Lane Chronicles)

by Alex H.

First of many volumes to come that follow the activities, challenges, and accomplishments of the citizens of Sol.



Distant Travels II: The Belron War

by Derwin Gerald Lester II

Tommy Sampson was just a boy when Earth invaded Belron. The feds said it was because the Earth delegation got eaten by cannibals, but everyone knew that was just a good excuse so Bionic Power could get the mining rights to the FTL crystals. When Tommy turned eighteen he enlisted in the Army. Replacements were sent into the fight as soon as they were trained, and Tommy was no exception. As a medic Tommy’s job was to save lives. As a soldier it was Tommy’s job to end them. Which job he had to do depended on the day of the week.

Each war has its costs. All Tommy could hope for was that The Belron War didn’t cost him his life or his soul.



Entrance

by Victor Darksaber

In the beginning of the end of the world, Benjamin Stewart on his way home survived a freak plane crash. Stranded on a strange and unfriendly desert with other survivors, he struggles to make his way back home.



Fighting Shadows

by Cynthia Peters

It has been over eighty years since the collapse of most of the world’s economies and governments. After a period of great death and destruction, the world has reorganized. The Worldwide Coalition of Nations, led by multinational corporations, governs most of it. Throughout all nations, uniformity mostly exists in opportunities to succeed, and consequences of failure. Comprehensive character scores have replaced credit scores in determining a person’s worth. Those who have let their character score fall to a point that they can’t even keep a job in a government run factory, are reduced to living in the shadows.

Trysta has let her character score slip. She has been working in such a factory, but has overdosed a few times. She is at risk of becoming a shadow. While in the hospital, she is offered a new miracle treatment to improve her life.

The treatment is successful. Her character score improves. She finds love and happiness. Life becomes almost perfect. Unfortunately there is a question she doesn’t realize she should be asking, what is real?



The After/Life Christmas Special (The After/Life Odyssey)

by Vardan Partamyan

Nad Raven and his Dog continue their Odyssey through the wasteland… and run into a very… peculiar surprise.



What’s In My Shorts?

by Stan Morris

A wealthy amphibian, a barbarian chieftain scorned by a Princess, a boy and a dog, werewolves, the International Space Station, and a mysterious couple who take a young college coed under their wings. The short stories of Stan Morris.



Absorbed

by Jo Williams

On Minnesota’s bluff overlooking the serene Mississippi River valley and Lake Pepin’s placid waters, Leaner Institute’s fenced-in compound offered a sanctuary of security and peace for its workers.

Untilâ?¦ one idyllic June afternoon when something was released inside the perimeter. Then people began to disappear. Within an hour, the compound felt more like an apocalyptic internment camp.

It was up to Tammara and Richard to rally the few survivors, and find a way of stopping it, before it escaped the compound to unleash devastation across the rest of the country.

But to kill it, they had to understand what it was.

Absorbed is a fast-paced adventure filled with the treat of death. Yet, at the same time, the eight survivors are faced with their own revelations about themselves, their relationships with each otherâ?¦ and with a ravenous entity.



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