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CONTACT AND CONFLICT. ALIENS & HUMANS.: Book One in the Space Fleet Sagas

by Don Foxe

Earth’s first battle-worthy spaceship,
the PT-109, John F. Kennedy, is on its final
shakedown cruise. A test flight straight into danger.

A wormhole opens. First contact. With an unpredictable twist.

An alien ship filled with refugees from a galactic conflict emerge seeking sanctuary. Frightened, vulnerable, huddled aboard a damaged vessel. Pursued.

At the edge of our solar system Captain Daniel Cooper represents humanity. Help, and plunge Earth into war, or turn them away and live with the consequences.
And Coop thought this was going to be an easy trip.

Humanity stands at the threshold of the universe
and on the verge of extinction.

The Space Fleet Sagas begin with the launch of the SFPT-109, but follow in the wake of misery and hope. Earth has experienced a weaponized viral pandemic, killing half the population. In the aftermath of chaos and anarchy, a united Canadian-American government sets out to save those left from starvation, and the lawless who would fill the vacuum of lost order. Hope is restored with the creation of a centralized world governing body – the United Earth Council.

While destruction coursed across the planet, on Mars a hidden hangar with a spaceship are found. The secrets of intergalactic travel are at hand, awaiting the fate of humanity.

Now, on the verge of the first starship reaching out to discover what lies beyond the solar system, first contact is made in a wholly unexpected way. There is no way to be prepared for what happens next.



Dawn of the Courtezan: Phase 01 (The 18th Shadow)

by Jon Lee Grafton

The Graphene Prairie – Lawrence, Kansas – 2082. The North American Union comprises all of Mexico, Canada and the antique United States. Alcohol is banned, marijuana is mainstream. Holograms fill our eyes, drones float above the city hovstreets and the Office of the Architect watches everything and everyone. Everyone, that is, except for a particular group of shiners, hand-picked outlaws protected by canine war cyborgs and a charismatic and mysterious telepath named Daxane Julius Abner. Mr. Abner has a purpose. That purpose is freedom. He and his shiners make America’s black market vodka. And they are the only heroes left.

PHASE 01

Tara Dean had a gift. She used it to escape. The vile memory of the behavioral modification hospital was only fifteen kilometers behind in the cold January wind as her stolen 2079 Mustang flipped off the hovroad floating 199 kph. Halfway through the first mid-air rotation, charges exploded along crumple junctions in the silver hovcar’s roof and the polyaluminum cabin blew free. Ejected into the sky, away from the disintegrating Ford, Tara Dean’s unconscious body was enveloped in an emergency collision sphere. Clear of the wreckage, her shrouded form bounced into a ditch and was immediately surrounded by the pack of waiting Coyotes. The animals began to savage the sphere’s elastiframe fabric with their dulled teeth. They had come for a reason. These were the Coyotes of cyborg legend, the vanished products of Darkpool Laboratories, drawn at long last from the darkness by the unique scent of her blood. Welcome to the Dawn of the Courtezan.



Rat Cage (Prequel) (The Myth-Guided Events Series)

by TaM D’Lyte

What do you get when you feed the rats, but don’t clean the cage? Unicorns!

The Rat Cage Story (Prequel, The Myth-Guided Events Series)
Run, run, runâ?¦ hide, hide, hide… shoot! And hope your nerdy dad didn’t trip and fall in front of the mutant, slavering beast chasing him. What my life had become after worldwide civilization collapsed and my family and I were forced to learn survival in the aftermath.

The Myth-Guided Events Series
Scientists prophesied that Earth would hit critical population density somewhere between nine and fifteen billion. Who knows when that decisive turning point actually occurred. Just that it had and Mother Nature retaliated in the nicest possible way.

This is a very short Origins story for the Myth-Guided Events Series. (3k Words)



Remnants (Remnants Saga Book 1)

by Stacy Xavier

Nations lie shattered and cities are desolate shells after the worst tragedy the world has ever seen. Following the illness that decimated Earth’s population, pockets of survivors seek to rebuild civilization. But even in the wake of so much death, tyrants and dictators like Stefan Novick seek to consolidate power and rule the world’s struggling inhabitants using terror and cruelty. Desperate to save the remnants left behind, Rob Hale leads a band of renegades to oppose the rising darkness.



The Cortex: Vol. 1

by Nicholas Casaletto

The first of a series of short stories from film critic Nicholas Casaletto comes, “The Cortex.” Nathan Roy is stuck in the mundaneness of his everyday life. He often daydreams to a place that makes him feel genuine happiness. That’s all well and good until one day, Nathan can’t seem to distinguish reality from “The Cortex.”



Voices in the Stream: Phase 02 (The 18th Shadow)

by Jon Lee Grafton

The Graphene Prairie – Lawrence, Kansas – 2082. The North American Union comprises all of Mexico, Canada and the antique United States. Alcohol is banned, marijuana is mainstream. Holograms fill our eyes, drones float above the city hovstreets and the Office of the Architect watches everything and everyone. Everyone, that is, except for a particular group of shiners, hand-picked outlaws protected by canine war cyborgs and a charismatic and mysterious telepath named Daxane Julius Abner. Mr. Abner has a purpose. That purpose is freedom. He and his shiners make America’s black market vodka. And they are the only heroes left.

Phase 02

William Angevine was a quiet man, some would say a hard man. He was a hunter, born for this life. As the THOR class incursion cyborg stepped from the shadows cast by the vodka still’s fractionating columns, the air in the warehouse chilled. He saw the massive creature’s blue vidorbs first, then it moved further into the light. The cranial fuselage was aerodynamic, smooth, based on the skull structure of a dire wolf. The skull and chassis itself were made of reinforced, unpolished titanalum the color of slate. The beast was designed to inspire terror on a battlefield. Yet William Angevine felt no terror. A human tether, he alone could hear the cyborg’s thoughts. They called to him, like Voices in the Stream.



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