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Science Fiction

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Alethea

By Jesse Arnold

Rating: ★★★★½ 

ALETHEA has perhaps the most gripping opening of any independently-published novel in recent memory.

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Counterfeit Youth

By Narbeh Avanessian

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

A wealthy young man with everything going for him attempts to find eternal life.

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The Faithful

By S.M. Freedman

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Inspired by the February 15, 2013 crash of a meteor in Russia; author S.M. Freedman has written a novel that explores religion, love, faith, science and humor.

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The Northern Star

By Mike Gullickson

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

THE NORTHERN STAR: THE BEGINNING is a big a stew of, among other genres, cyberpunk, dystopian sci-fi, political thriller, body horror and whatever genre is the one with giant fighting robots.

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Spanners

By Jon Maas

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Adam Parr is a Spanner. He looks human but he is over 8,000 years old and is part of a species that has been living among humans for as long as he can remember.

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Autumn in Carthage

By Christopher Zenos

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Nathan Price is a solitary man. An academic by profession, his dark side prevented him from bonding with others except on a superficial level. There was one exception, his friend Jamie, who has gone missing.

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Bloom

By Martin Kee

Rating: ★★★★½ 

BLOOM relates the respective stories of Tennyson Middlebrook and his best friend, Allison, young children living in a world that is on the brink of collapse thanks to a parasitic fungus called “bloom” and that of Lil’it, a feh considered less than human who is passed around like an abused puppy bought on a whim.

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The Terminals: Spark

By Michael F. Stewart

Rating: ★★★★½ 

A suicidal Army officer is given a chance at redemption through a bizarre secret program that involves getting information from the dead.

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Dreamer’s Island

By Dreamer’s Island

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

A post-pandemic future leaves the world divided, with the majority suspicious of the Islanders who had a better survival rate than those in the larger part of the former United States. An Islander and Tarot-card reader, Blair straddles these two worlds.

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Cerulean Rising: Beginnings

By Justin Sewall

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

This novella is Part 1 of a series based on the science fiction computer game Blue Monarch, which is under development by Diadem Studios. Set in a distant future in which humanity has learned hyperspace travel, the main character is sixteen–year–old Emerson Avery.

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Undocumented Visitors In A Pirate Sea

By Jeffrey Roswell McCord

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

This story of a professor who is contracted by the U.S. government to write about his experiences with unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, at sea, blends fiction and non-fiction with mixed results.

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Seeing By Moonlight

By M.F. Thomas and Nicholas Thurkettle

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Alex Pyke is a successful used-car salesman, whose career and social ambitions appear to be coming to fruition. But when he goes back to Germany, the land of his birth, what he thought was a simple deal to import a couple of cars turns into an adventure that will change his life.