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The Horde Rises: Total Apoc Trilogy

by TW Gallier

Kyle is awakened out of an amazing dream by his friends, Ralph and Olivia. They are all frantic, saying it’s the end of the world. He thinks the dumb computer geeks are crazy and he just wants to go back to sleep, but then they turn on the TV news and his world changes.

Zombies are running amok. There was a full-scale nuclear exchange overnight, followed up with a biological weapon attack.

He just wants to get home to his family. The three of them are convinced the skills they learned playing the video game Zombie Hunter will serve them well. It quickly proves nothing like the game, and there are a lot of zombies between them and home.

Kyle fights his way through the undead and other survivors, with his friends by his side. Their desire is to get back to their small home town before the zombies get their families. And then the next wave of attacks hit and the lights go out.

Total Apoc Trilogy:

The Horde Rises

Fighting the Horde

Horde Ravaged

About the Author:

Tom Gallier was born in Beaumont, Texas, to Texan/Cajun parents. He served 7 years in an Armored Cavalry Regiment (11th ACR Blackhorse Regiment), learning no useful skills. After the Army he went back to school to study electronics, figuring that would be a profession with job security. In 2008 he was laid off. It wasn’t the first time or last time he was wrong. But while in school, and holding down a full time job, he began writing in his spare time. In the mid-nineties he had his first short story sale and publication. He shares his life with his wife and their Yorkie American Princess. He writes Fantasy short stories and novels under “Tom Gallier” and Urban Fantasy under “TW Gallier.”



Coming Home (Return to Earth)

by John Hope

Finally achieving his dream of being an astronaut on the Jupiter missions, Jasper’s mind is elsewhere, on the recent loss of his stepfather, Bud. But Jasper’s space mission is interrupted when he is sucked into a wormhole that transports him to a different time, 30 years in the past. And now, doctors don’t believe where he’s from.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q – What is Return to Earth?

A – In Return to Earth, ten authors unite to interpret how humankind would react to the arrival of extraterrestrials who happen to be human. The stories range in setting from recent history to far future. This is the second project by the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors.

Q – Where should a reader start when selecting a short story to read in Return to Earth?

A – Each story is self-contained and can be read in any order. The reader is free to select any of the stories at random to begin their experience. The book description will explain the setting for each particular story.

About the Author

John Hope is an award-winning short story, children’s book, middle grade fiction and nonfiction history writer. His work appears in science fiction/fantasy anthologies and multiple collections of the best of the Florida Writers Association. Mr. Hope, a native Floridian, loves to travel with his wife, Jaime, and two rambunctious kids. He enjoys running, reading, and writing, and has a weakness for good southern barbeque and sweet tea.

Read more at www.johnhopewriting.com.



Games We Play: A Novel (The Quall Trilogy)

by Toni Westbrooks

Is the future really going to be any different than the present when it comes to true love? Probably not! No matter what planet you’re from! When a handsome, bi-colored, albeit flawed, Terpaqi male meets a beautiful, precocious, African-American, Earth girl, a multi-world friendship develops and love will never look the same again.

In 2160, two teenagers meet on a school bus headed to a Space & Science Camp on Earth by mere chance. Many years later, as adults, they reconnect at the Allied Space Academy and University and begin to build more than a friendship; they will assist in saving their people, even as the two worlds threaten to tear them apart.

Quall Jildar, a bright yet rather formal and “business-like” alien from planet Terpaq, and Amanda D. Jade (AJ), an intuitive, precocious, tough-as-nails girl, embark on a multi-world wind journey of friendship and love. What each world doesn’t know yet is that through their forbidden relationship, they will discover the key to the greatest mystery of the universe: the origin of life! And it will all begin with another truth, proclaiming out loud that companionship knows no species, no racial or interstellar differences.

Quall and AJ will soon realize that destiny has chosen them to work together, for which they may have to pay a very high price.



Omega Beginnings Miniseries

by Lizzy Ford

Includes all eight episodes in the miniseries.

A five-year-old child with an unusual gift starts a chain reaction when she reanimates a gargoyle, setting the stage for her rise to power a dozen years later as the Oracle of Delphi.

Alessandra awakens the grotesque prince from slumber â?¦

Mismatch warns the child who will be queen of a family curse â?¦

Phoibe turns to her shadow friend for protection â?¦

Lantos delivers a message and mission to a priestess â?¦

Theodocia chooses serving her goddess over her gladiator boyfriend â?¦

Niko wins an audience with a member of the elite â?¦

Cleon grants a final favor to his betrayer â?¦

Herakles takes an oath to protect a special child with an unusual gift â?¦

The fate of the world rests in the hands of a child and the seven strangers who will become her allies and enemies. It’s the beginning of the end – and not even the gods can stop what comes.



Preserved (The Manzi Series Book 1)

by Judith Fine

Manzi guesses she’s seventeen and is fairly certain she’s awake. It’s hard to know when you’re medically preserved on Earth one day and wake years later in a bizarre alien world where humans are used as lab test animals.

The only clues to her murky past come in the form of terrifying and cryptic dreams. Manzi must sort them out before her former enslavers can kill her, or even worse before they can reclaim her for their experiments.

The final pieces to the puzzle may only be found inside another secret testing lab, and will force Manzi to decide whether to remain hidden in relative safety with her newly found friends or to plunge herself into a hostile alien world where humans are a second-class species.



Mind Writer: A Novel

by Mike Lynch

Born with a rare genetic mutation, Eighteen-year-old Rinee Newburgh has been kept in a secret government facility all her life. Trained to enhance her skills as a Mind Writer, her unique talents give her the ability to transfer a person’s thoughts, memories, personalityâ??their soulâ??into a clone created for those deemed vital to society’s continued survival.

When Rinee’s friend and right hand to the President, Andrei Malotetnev, is nearly killed in an assassination attempt, she discovers the terrible truthâ??that Mind Writers are regarded as disposable, and life outside the Facility is nothing more than a pollution-filled world on the brink of collapse. She also learns of Malotetnev’s plan to kill millions of people as a means of freeing up dwindling resources needed by the government. Horrified at the thought of a modern day holocaust, Rinee escapes the Facility in a desperate attempt to warn the people of his evil intentions.

Locked in a race against time, Malotetnev sends his most trusted assassin with orders to eliminate Rinee at any cost before the truth can be revealed. What he didn’t count on was an assassin with a conscience.



Dawn of the Apocalypse: The Necrose Series Starter Collection

by Tim Moon

Two Great Books, One Low Price! Save 80%!

Dawn of the Apocalypse is a special two book box set, featuring Dead Apocalypse and Dead Frozen.

Dead Apocalypse

After a year of teaching English in South Korea, Ben Chase and his friend Ty are ready to experience adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii. From a shocking flight to a horrifying dinner date, they quickly find themselves in a nightmare surrounded by flesh-eating monsters.

The infection spreads virtually unchecked, forcing them into a daring fight for survival. When Ben is faced with a critical decision that places the fate of his friends in his hands, what he must do to save them is unthinkable…

Dead Frozen

Gavin McKnight is facing another boring evening of work at Anchorage International Airport’s security checkpoint. But when a passenger attacks a fellow officer, Gavin faces a tough choice: follow policy or defend his coworker.

Before he knows it, Gavin is facing the most life-changing night of his life.

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The Best Seller

by Dina Rae

When Maya Smock writes her first novel, everything seems to go her way. Her book practically writes itself. She marries her gorgeous agent. Her name is on all of the best seller lists. Billionaire author Jay McCallister takes an interest in her meteoric rise to fame and invites her into his world of alien-believing celebrities. Her life changes forever when he tells her that they were both created inside of a laboratory. These authors are embedding an alien genetic code within the pages of their novels that originated from Nazi Germany because…

The time has come. They are here.



As The Grave

by Alex Periment

It’s a dangerous time to be alive.

But then, it’s hard to call The Quiet Man truly alive. Accompanied by Penny, an eight-year-old girl, he roams the fallout without a destination in mind.

Hunting.

Protecting.

But, no matter how successful he is… It’s not much of a life.



OtherWhere (The Others Book 2)

by Margaret Wander Bonanno

In this second book of the Others trilogy, the last of the Others are in exile, fleeing their ravaged Archipelago across a sea fraught with danger to sanctuary in a land of ice, for nowhere else in the World is safe for them. Reunited with her Intermix son Joreth, Lingri attempts to explain the many threads of event, personality, and circumstance that have entangled her existence with the People’s.

She relates her lifelong relationship with the Healer Dweneth, her incendiary relationship with the musician Redrec, father of her son, and most especially her connection with the madman Dzu, an outcast of the People’s reared by Others, who uses everything in his power as ruler of the World to destroy those who once nurtured him.

As Lingri weaves her tale together, word reaches the peace-loving Others that the People are now warring against each other. Will the Others turn away, or risk themselves once more in an attempt to save the World?



The Beautiful Island: A Matt Ransom Mystery

by Bobby Underwood

Matt and LeAnn are in Hawaii for Maria’s wedding to Lucas. Matt has been having dreams about the day he rescued LeAnn as they arrive in Kauai, while great changes have been taking place in the lives of those he loves. Leaving Hawaii briefly to fly with Meagan to Paris, and share in her exciting news, Matt discovers that not all is as it seems with someone very dear to him. Once he discovers the reason, his world will never be the same. Meanwhile in Portugal, a beautiful Italian girl with whom Matt has only a passing acquaintance is having one last fling at living while she still can. When she and her young Portuguese lover stumble upon a conspiracy for genocide on Earth, however, they seek out Matt’s help. Stunned by personal tragedy unlike any he has ever faced, and with the sad task of informing his friends, Matt must set his feelings aside in order to meet evil head-on. From Hawaii to New Chicago, from Paris to Seattle, a poignant and tragic personal loss coincides with a race to save Earth, bringing about more personal tragedy in one of the most exciting conclusions to any entry yet in the Matt Ransom canon. Filled with tenderness and beauty, and some thrilling action scenes, the conclusion is laced with wisdom and wistfulness. By the time Matt walks away from Hawaii, his world will never be the same.



The Fortunates (The Unfortunates Series Book 2)

by Skyla Madi

“I’d hold on to us until this world fades into the next.”
“And when that world dissolves into another?”
“Eternity is a long time, but it’d never change how I feel about you.”

He’s a complex man, Kaden Sario.

He doesn’t know if he wants to help me bring the new world into light or play ignorant and plunge this fragile society further into darkness.

He claims he’s capable of love and that he isn’t like them, but sometimes I see no difference.

There’s a restlessness growing in the pit of my stomach, and I can’t ignore it. Something big is coming, and I refuse to be on the wrong side when it hits. Finally understand that, in this brutal society, it’s kill or be killed.



The Big Trip Up Yonder

by Jr. Kurt Vonnegut

If it was good enough for your grandfather, forget it … it is much too good for anyone else!



Keys and Needles

by Michelle Nickolaisen

Tania was just another coddled teenager, until the Slip changed everything.

When supernatural forces invaded our world, she found herself with unbelievable abilities that left her ostracized, hated, and Marked. Years later, living on the fringes of society, Tania and her exiled elf roommate Logan are happy to be left alone. But her foreboding dreams have other plansâ?¦

In her nightmares, she sees a mysterious hooded figure ripping children from their families. When her dreams start coming true, Tania and Logan must set out on a dangerous mission. One that could take them beyond anything they’ve ever imagined. One that could get them killed.

Keys and Needles is the first installment in a dystopian urban fantasy series that asks how things would change if the world of folklore collided with ours. If you like snappy dialogue and fast-paced plots, then you’ll love Nickolaisen’s intriguing world.

Buy Keys and Needles to start the dark and enchanting series today!



Planetfall 1799: Parasite Dawn: Alien Invasion general audience edition (The Symbiont Wars g.a.)

by Chogan Swan

Planetfall 1799: Parasite Dawn – Alien Invasion 

(general audience edition)

the Symbiont Wars Series (g.a.) – a struggle against alien conquest and alien invasion across generations, worlds and souls. 

The alien resistance begins!

The year is 1799 (Gregorian calendar) and no one on Earth knows the seeds of the world’s destruction have just fallen from space. 

The Corvette Valishnu has tracked the last ship of the parasite NiaH menace across the galactic core to prevent the rebirth of the Tyrant Empire that enslaved countless worlds for eons, but now NiaH survivors are loose on Earth. Her ship and all its technology are at the bottom of the ocean; all Tiana’s symbiotic partners are dead, and she is the Valishnu’s only survivor. 

If she can’t find mutualism with symbiotic partners on Earth, she will starve.

She must survive to find and eradicate the parasitic NiaH or Earth will be doomed and the galaxy plunged back into the darkness of the Symbiont Wars. 

Even though she is a warrior, hero on many worlds, on Earth she must pass as a human female, and here the role of warrior is jealously guarded by males. 

 

This story features:

Action and intrigue

Alien conquest 

Alien invasion

Alien romance  :-) 

alien / human symbiotic mutualism

and war on parasitic tyranny in all its forms



Attila the Runner: Episode 1: Awakening (Attila Ascending)

by Michael Shaffer

At birth Attila was saddled with a name he could never live up to. At age 7 he was forced into a body he could never excel in. At age 14 he chose to commit actions he could never atone for. Unfortunately, much like his namesake, the rules and expectations of others weren’t something he gave much attention to. Unfortunately for those others who wanted to force them on him that is. Especially since at age 21, he got the ultimate “reset”. If only he can find the “On button” for all his new abilities.



Beyond Science Fiction Issue 8

Beyond Science Fiction is a magazine filled with short stories and articles related to all things science fiction and fantasy. The July 2015 issue of Beyond Science Fiction features stories from the following authors:

Warhawks – Written by Mandi Jourdan
Codename Cadaver – Written by Glynn Owen Barrass
Do-Over – Written by Christopher Nadeau
A Review of Batman: Under the Red Hood – Written by Seth Frederiksen
Peddler’s Bargain – A NoveletteWritten by John W. Dennehy
Home Movies – Written by Katherine Sanger
The Last Man on Earth – Written by Claire Davon
Midnight Drive – Created by Edward Barocela
Properties – Written by Chris Capps
Revelations – Written by Edward Ashton
Term Paper – Written by Tia Reed
Kurt Fleming and the Konami Code – Written by Matthew Hentrich
You’re In All Your Characters – Written by Jesse Rebock
The Travelling Show of 2016 – Written by Joseph Rubas
Another Man’s Treasure – Written by Tom Barlow



ROBO SAPIENS: A Science Fiction Classic

by Gary Naiman

A woman and her robot defy an empire…

It is tomorrowâ??Earth’s governments are bankrupt and its food supply is exhausted. A Consortium of twelve mega-corporations rules the planet. Seven billion starving humans are restrained by the Consortium’s robot army and by “Manna”, a life-sustaining artificial food mined from the sea.

But the threat of revolution is growing, driven by Anarchists determined to bring down the Consortium at all costs. With acts of terror increasing, the Consortium has ordered its top spy, Lucinda Montavi, to infiltrate the Anarchists. She will be assisted by Gog, the most powerful robot ever built.

Lucinda and her superiors are unaware her assignment will expose the dark secret behind the Consortium, the Anarchists, and Manna … but Gog hides the greatest secret of all.



Linear Shift, Part 3

by Paul B Kohler

“My God. It actually works!” the elderly

man said with astonishment.

This third installment of the Linear Shift series welcomes Peter Cooper and his team to 1942 San Francisco…

… where he and his time traveling companions must prepare for an extended trip to war-torn France to complete their mission.

Their adventure is met with numerous obstacles, as they will have to contend with an unknown adversary determined to prevent them from succeeding, and possibly from even returning to their own timeline.

What Readers Are Saying:

Just like the first two parts of this series, Part Three is hard to put down. You want to keep reading while at the same time you want to put it down JUST so it lasts longer. -Woolsey

Book two was like sitting in a cannon for a while waiting for it to go boom! It did and book three is like soaring through the air… -Gareth

…Part 3 truly kicks this time travel adventure into high gear as they try to grapple with unforeseen circumstances, outwit their enemies and try to make their way to France… -Chris

A word about this book:

Linear Shift is a serialized novel, with four total parts. This is part three.



Abomination (The Pathfinders Book 1)

by Jane Dougherty

Book 1 in The Pathfinders series

As the end of the world begins, Carla and Tully hurtle through a wormhole five years forward in time, only to find they haven’t missed the Apocalypse after all.

Carla and Tully are picnicking in the quad of their international high school in central Paris when the end of the world begins. They are sucked into a wormhole that spits them out five years later to find that the world is a freezing desolation but still hanging on, waiting for something even worse to finish it off. The something worse turns out to be the Burnt Man and his horsemen. Taken prisoner by the Flay Tribe to their lair in the ruins of a shopping mall, Tully is forced to become a warrior, while Carla joins the other girls as a kitchen slave and comfort woman.

Tully might like the idea of playing soldiers, but Carla knows what is waiting for the girls when the food runs out, and it isn’t pleasant. The supermarket holy man’s vision of the return of the Burnt Man and his demon friends drags Tully back to reality. When the four fiends are reunited, the Apocalypse will really begin. Carla and Tully don’t plan on being there when that happens.

But in this post-Abomination world where only the young and brutal have survived, where food and fuel are running out and the climate is plunging into another final ice age, there is nowhere to runâ??except down another wormhole, with no idea of what might be waiting for them at the other end.

About Jane Dougherty

Jane Dougherty is a product of the Irish diaspora, brought up in Yorkshire, educated at Manchester and London, before moving to Paris to work in the wine trade. She now lives in Bordeaux with her family, a Spanish greyhound, and a posse of cats. She writes fantasy with a touch of history and mythology and enjoys retelling Celtic legends. She is a sucker for anything Viking. Following a family tradition, she also writes poetry and short fiction and has been published in several anthologies, literary journals, and webzines.



The Beast of Space

by F.E. Hardart

A tale of the prospectors of the starwaysâ??of dangersâ??



West of the Sun

by Edgar Pangborn

On earth it was 2056 A.D.
but on the red-green planet
it was
THE YEAR ONE
There were only six human beingsâ??
DR. CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT, anthropologistâ??he believed in man’s basic goodness … but could he put his trust in an alien race?
PAUL MASONâ??he dutifully shared his wife with his best friend.
DOROTHY LEEDSâ??Paul was her husband, but she knew there were some things more important than love.
SEARS OLIPHANTâ??the gentle scientist who inspired love in an alien.
ANN BRYANâ??the youngest of them all, she had to be taught violence and passion.
EDMUND SPEARMANâ??the rebel who had to have his own tribe to rule … even though it meant war with his Earth companions.
Six humans alone against the deadly forces of a strange and distant planet.



Valley of Dreams

by Stanley Weinbaum

Captain Harrison of the Ares expedition turned away from the little telescope in the bow of the rocket. “Two weeks more, at the most,” he remarked. “Mars only retrogrades for seventy days in all, relative to the earth, and we’ve got to be homeward bound during that period, or wait a year and a half for old Mother Earth to go around the sun and catch up with us again. How’d you like to spend a winter here?”
Dick Jarvis, chemist of the party, shivered as he looked up from his notebook. “I’d just as soon spend it in a liquid air tank!” he averred. “These eighty-below zero summer nights are plenty for me.”
“Well,” mused the captain, “the first successful Martian expedition ought to be home long before then.”
“Successful if we get home,” corrected Jarvis. “I don’t trust these cranky rocketsâ??not since the auxiliary dumped me in the middle of Thyle last week. Walking back from a rocket ride is a new sensation to me.”
“Which reminds me,” returned Harrison, “that we’ve got to recover your films. They’re important if we’re to pull this trip out of the red. Remember how the public mobbed the first moon pictures? Our shots ought to pack â??em to the doors. And the broadcast rights, too; we might show a profit for the Academy.”
“What interests me,” countered Jarvis, “is a personal profit. A book, for instance; exploration books are always popular. Martian Desertsâ??how’s that for a title?”
“Lousy!” grunted the captain. “Sounds like a cook-book for desserts. You’d have to call it â??Love Life of a Martian,’ or something like that.”



The Journey: The Church of the Sacred Seven

by J D Foster

45,000 word short story:

Father Bright, of the Church of the Sacred Seven, is overjoyed to learn he will be awarded the â??Jade Numbers’ in recognition of his service to the Church. He cannot wait to get back to Earth and the Basilica where he will receive this great honour.

Ambrose Ruggs has a night he’ll never forget as his tour as security on a mining planet comes to an end. With just one week of leave before his unit is shipped off to the infamous plains of the Flatlands fighting the Phalerons, there is only one thing on his mind – his beautiful girlfriend Maria. All he wants is to get back home and spend a week in her arms before he is shipped off to war.

Their pilot, Mr Hood, is the only person available to fly the two travellers to their destinations. Bad luck for them, since they’re about to become entangled in Hood’s past. He is a man who lives his life without consideration for others and with no fear of the consequences of his actions. But, he is about to learn the eternal truth, that you can never entirely escape your past.



The Tribes of Earth (Cold Sleep Book 1)

by Rob Shulman

A satirical, humorous, and suspenseful tale of a man who defies his impending death by cryogenic preservation, only to awaken from his frozen sleep into a strange new world. Hackers, robots, aliens and wild tribesmen all play a part in his newfound destiny.

Lazarus Daniels had only a thread of hope that he would survive his terminal illness and come out of cold sleep alive. When he awakens, he finds that he has not slept only for a decade, awaiting a cure, but has instead been lost beneath the ground in his cryogenic chamber for centuries. Now, a corrupt government seeks to steal his secrets and enslave him.

Meanwhile, secretive aliens manipulate politics and events to prepare humanity for conquest. Only a handful of anarchistic hackers and a few primitive tribesmen stand in their way. When Lazarus unites with the unlikely underdogs, the human race might just have a chance to survive.



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