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Communion of Dreams

by James Downey

The year is 2052, and the human race is still struggling to recover from a massive pandemic flu some 40 years previously. When an independent prospector on Saturn’s moon Titan discovers an alien artifact, assumptions that we are alone in the universe are called into question. Knowing that news of such a discovery could prompt chaos on Earth, a small team is sent to investigate and hopefully manage the situation. What they find is that there’s more to human history, and human abilities, than any of them ever imagined. And that they will need all those insights, and all those abilities, to face the greatest threat yet to human survival.



Second Skyn: A Sci-Fi Action Thriller (Lost Time Book 1)

by Damien Boyes

They say you never forget the first time you die.

Finsbury Gage remembers, he can’t forgetâ??his death is stuck on repeat in his digitized mind. He and his wife, smeared across the highway by a malfunctioning bit-head driving a stolen urban assault vehicle. Fin hung together long enough for the Second Skyn recovery team to arrive and rescue his fading thoughts from his ruined body. His wife wasn’t so lucky.

Now, with his salvaged mind uploaded to a custom bioSkyn replacement body, Fin’s thrust into a dangerous underworld of plastic minds and enhanced bodies, driven by the split-second memory of his killer’s face. He’ll do whatever it takes to find the man who stole his future, but when vengeance lives forever, just how far will he let himself go to avenge the memory of the woman he loves?

Second Skyn is the first book in the Lost Time series, a mind-bending sci-fi noir in the spirit of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon, and Neuromancer. If you love your sci-fi relentless and armed with twists, this is what you’re looking for.

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Hi, I’m Damien.

Thanks for checking out Lost Time. If you’re the kind of person who likes to get lost in fantastic futuristic worlds, or who tries to figure out the twists of a story before they happen, I think you’re going to like this series. It’s fun and fast-paced and intense and challenging and once you get started I bet you’ll have a hard time stopping.

I grew up devouring sci-fi and fantasy and always wanted to write a sci-fi epic. Sure, I loved the shoot-outs and car chases, but I’m also fascinated by the mind, and identity, and how our grey-matter congeals electrochemical signals into thought. When I first began this series I knew the beginning and the ending, I wanted to tell the story of a man who dies tragically and is brought back to life twice–with the second version having to deal with the fallout of all the first’s quest for revenge on the man who killed their wife. He didn’t make the decisions, but still had to live with the consequences. What would that do to someone?

It took two-hundred and forty thousand words to find out. I released the story as a series of five serial novellas over the winter of 2015/16. Afterwards, I realised this was a mistake.

See, I’ve got a lot of story left to tell and wanted to keep writing more in the series, but didn’t want to continue with writing novellas. So this is why I’ve re-edited and re-released the first five novellas as a novel trilogy. The first three novels are one long interconnected story, so be warned: there are cliffhangers. But don’t let that put you off. I’ve heard from lots of people who’ve said they had a hard time putting it down, so the cliffhangers aren’t likely to bother you much.

I know there’s a lot to choose from these days, but if you give this series a chance, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

Thanks again for reading.
Damien



Hunter the Animal

by Marge Lee

When she was seven, Tori Vega had a friend. She thought they would be friends forever. Almost sisters, really, since Tori couldn’t stand the one she actually had, and Jade lived just next door. She often asked her parents if they could adopt Jade and send Trina off to live with the Wests. Proclamations like that were always answered by Trina huffing and stomping her foot and, more often than not, calling Tori a ‘stupid little kid’ and then whining incessantly throughout the rest of dinner. Trina hated it when Tori’s best friend was over, which was often. Jade slept over every Saturday night, and sometimes on Fridays. They would take all of Tori’s blankets and build a castle, even though Jade always insisted on calling it a fort. The window sill, Tori’s dresser, Tori’s desk, and the headboard of Tori’s bed were designated corners. They would gather chairs from throughout the house and scatter them around her room, using them to keep the blankets lifted. Tori didn’t have a large room, exactly, and the castle/fort ended up being more chairs than space to roam around. Tori and Jade would sit on the floor with flashlights and tell each other stories. Usually about a fiendish monster that shared some startling similarities to Trina. They would laugh, and joke, and sing, and sometimes Tori’s mom would knock on the door to check up on them. The first time she opened Tori’s bedroom door and knocked over a chair that caused the entire blanket structure to collapse was also the last. From then on she just talked to the girls through the door, seeing if they wanted snacks or to watch a movie that Tori’s dad had rented on his way home from work. The answer was usually no, but she asked anyway.



Fossil River

by Jock Miller

Fossil fuel has an ageless affinity with dinosaurs. To create oil, dinosaurs died. Now, in this riveting action thriller, the tables are turning!

The perfect energy storm is sweeping over the United States: Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown has paralyzed nuclear expansion globally, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has stalled deep water drilling, Arab countries are in turmoil causing doubt about access to future oil, hurricanes hitting the Gulf’s oil rigs and refineries have increased due to global warming, and the nation’s Strategic Oil Supply is riding on empty.

As the energy storm intensifies, the nation’s access to Arab oil, once supplying over sixty percent of our fossil fuel, is being threatened causing citizens to panic for lack of gas at the pumps, stranding cars across the country and inciting riots.

The United States must find new sources of domestic fossil fuel urgently or face an energy crisis that will plunge the nation into a deep depression, much worse than that of 1929.

At the last moment of desperation, the U.S. discovers the world’s largest fossil fuel deposit, in a remote mountain range revealed by glacier thaw within Alaska’s Noatak National Preserve surrounding six and a half million acres.

Preventing access to the oil is a colony of living fossil dinosaurs that will protect its territory to the death.

In preliminary civilian and military scouts, nobody gets out alive; nobody can identify the predator–until Dr. Kimberly Fulton, Curator of Paleontology at New York’s Museum of Natural History, is flown into the nearly-inaccessible area by Scott Chandler, the Marine veteran helicopter pilot who’s the Park’s Manager of Wildlife. After page after compelling page of non-stop action, all hell breaks loose when Fulton’s teenage son and his girlfriend vanish into the Park.

Will the nation’s military be jeopardized for lack of mobility fuel, and will Americans nationwide run out of gas and be stranded, or will the U.S. Marines succeed in penetrating this remote mountain range in northwestern Alaska to restore fossil fuel supplies in time to save the nation from the worst energy catastrophe in recorded history?

PRE-PUBLICATION TESTIMONY ON FOSSIL RIVER:

“Fossil River is a terrific read. Miller has created a fast-paced, intricate thriller that is a pure adrenalin rush. Be prepared to stay up long into the night with this book.”–James Swain/Author of The Night Monster

“Wow! Michael Crichton move aside. Fossil River is awesome. I could not put it down. I was up all night until I finished it, and it kept me on the edge of my seat and my bed. I think Miller’s Fossil River will be the next Dan Brown and Michael Crichton of book fiction.”–Frank S. Marano, CPA Chairman and CEO,
Marano & Distante Associates, LLC

“Fossil River is a riveting reality check on America’s challenging energy future, and a glue-you-to-your seat roller coaster ride from adventure to terror and back. A scary fast read! You won’t be able to put this book down!”–Mark Miller,
Retired Executive Vice President and General Manager of Hearst Magazines

“In the spirit of Michael Crichton, Jock Miller brings us Fossil River, a paleontological thriller sure to please . This tasty bit of fantasy science centered in a national park under siege, brings us living dinosaurs, smart attractive women, environmental messages, and enough action and suspense to make it perfect for a long plane ride.”–Dr. Mark A. Norell, Chairman and Curator Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History

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fossilriver-thenovel.blogspot.com



Dust To Dust: a world worth fighting for (The Fluffy Chronicles Book 2)

by Joshua Benavidez

The final fight may be over but the real enemy is on the inside… The thrilling next chapter to the Fluffy Chronicles



THE SIGNAL (THE NINTH PLANET TRILOGY Book 1)

by SEBASTIEN ACACIA

2020, Astrophysicist Anthony Hallbrown is desperate to decipher a signal coming from space with the help of Yoko, a Japanese expert in cryptography. They will discover that the source of the signal is none other than the ninth planet in our solar system, never yet officially observed. But their discovery will awaken the Partisans, a former sect led by Asarus Hicks who claims to be the legitimate servant of space travelers, who, according to the theory of ancient astronauts, had come to Earth to genetically create the human race hundreds of thousands of years before our age.

Translation of the second book “The Expedition” in progress. Release date : June 2018.
Translation of the third book “Exodus” in progress. Release date : November 2018

Official website : http://sebastienacacia.wixsite.com/ninthplanettrilogy
Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/ninthplanettrilogy/



DAWNHAMMER Origins: Angel One

by Arrow Mack

Prior to the events of Dawnhammer, seven men and women created a moment in time that drew the attention of Dawnhammer’s Artificial Intelligence: Haden. Valeri, as a youth, stood out amongst the recruits of the Terran Raptors. Her skills as a tactician and strategist were sought after by the militaries of the Sol System. During a mock battle between the Raptors and Wildcards, Valeri’s character shines through. Join her as she begins to change destiny not only for her, but for all of mankind.

Note: Dawnhammer Origins are Short Stories from the Dawnhammer universe. Each is between 5,000 to 10,000 words.



Grit and Grace: A Metal and Men Novella (Metal and Men Series Book 1)

by Anthony Eichenlaub

Welcome to the Republic of Texas, a country mined from the rubble of a fallen America and forged into steel by civil war and unending corporate conflict. Technology and neglect made this country what it is. It’s near as wild as it was after America wrestled it from the native civilizations. Maybe more so. It’s a tough place to make a living, but it’s home and on a good day it’s a bounty hunter’s gold mine.

Winston Brand was a bounty hunter, but nothing felt like a gold mine when he woke after a battle he didn’t remember. By the looks of it, it wasn’t a battle he’d won. All he knew was that Goodwin was paying good money to find a girl. There were other hunters after the girl, too, so Winston hardly had time to ask himself the question:

Why does Chester Goodwin want his own daughter back “dead or alive”?



Maze: A Sci-fi Novella

by Tony Bertauski

Awareness leaping is all the rage.

Ten players.

Memories wiped, their bodies each dropped into a tank. Their consciousness thrown into the Mazeâ??a virtual reality where anyone is anything and anywhere. Battles are fought, riddles are solved. To win a lifetime of riches one has to escape the Maze. First, they have to remember who they are.

Some never do.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

WHY THE NOVELLA? JUST WRITE A FULL LENGTH NOVEL ALREADY.
Maze was a contribution to a multi-author anthology. However, delays sidetracked the project. In the meantime, Maze led me into my next full length novel titled MAZE: THE WAKING OF GREY GRIMM and then I decided to stop sitting on this novella. So there. In fact, the Grey Grimm novel is part of a much bigger boxed set title DOMINION RISING which includes 23 scifi/fantasy novels. Look it up.

HOW IMPORTANT ARE NAMES TO YOU IN THIS BOOK. DID YOU CHOOSE THEM BASED ON SOUND OR MEANING?
Almost all of my books have names with special meaning, some foreshadowing a big twist. While the names in Maze don’t have any hidden meanings, one is important to the twist.

WHERE DOES YOUR TOMORROW SPRING FROM? IN OTHER WORDS, HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE CRAZY WORLD?
Sometimes, I can’t remember how the story started by the time I get to the end. Like most of my other novels, the Maze started with the premise of identity. I like a story that questions who we are and explore life, death and creation.

GIVE YOUR BOOK THE BECHDEL TEST. IT HAS TO HAVE AT LEAST TWO (NAMED) WOMEN IN IT WHO TALK TO EACH OTHER ABOUT SOMETHING BESIDES A MAN.
Pass. Unfortunately, I can’t prove it until you read it or I risk giving up the twist. And that’s the delicious part.

WHAT SORT OF BODY COUNT ARE WE TALKING HERE?
A lot. A lot, a lot. But not necessarily death. Chew on that a second.

DO YOU WANT YOUR TOMORROW TO MAKE IT BIG, AS IN JK ROWLINGS-BIG? WHY OR WHY NOT?
Believe it or not, no. Don’t get me wrong, I’d like to make enough cash to pay off this house and send my kids to college, but I’ll pass on fame and fortune. Anonymity is a blessing.

HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN ANY OTHER GENRES BESIDES SCIENCE FICTION? WHAT DREW YOU TO YOU THIS GENRE?
I’ve been fascinated by consciousness, identity and what this all means since I was young. I would read my grandfather’s science fiction books with elements of artificial intelligence and alternate realities and wonder what happened when they died? I suppose that’s why all of my writing deals with the big mysteries of life in one way or another. In a way, I write for my own exploration, in a sort of thought experiment approach, pulling apart our identities, exploring what makes us who we are. If I lost my memories, would I still be me? If I had my body parts replaced with synthetic replications, at what point would I not be me? Do I even need a body?

What am I?

A few years ago, I figured I’d write a romance novel. Since all of my books have a romantic element, I thought it would be fun. Halfway through the novel, I found myself thinking more and more about the next projectâ??a dystopian idea. So 40,000 words in, I scrapped the romance novel and got back to what I love. Science fiction.



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