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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.

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Tales From Little Lump: Alien Season

By Jeff Folschinsky

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

This fast paced, amusing story takes place entirely in the confines of a small convenience store in Little Lump, Texas. There is a fisherman behaving very oddly, there are flying saucers, invisible alien ambassadors, and before all is said and done the US Army gets involved.

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Fietlebaum’s Escape

By Scott D. Mendelson

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Issac Fietlebaum may be fluent in Yiddish and the finer aspects of Jewish cuisine but he is not, as one might expect, an average Jewish Earthling.

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The Socket Greeny Saga

By Tony Bertauski

Rating: ★★★★★ 

The entire Socket Greeny trilogy (Discovery, Training, and Legend) follows a white-haired teenager that discovers he’s part of an evolved human race, how he trains to understand his true self, and the legendary conclusion of his true nature.

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Designed For Perfection

By Elle Davis

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Ronan Callahan has it all: runway model good looks, an IQ 20 points above average, blinding speed, superior strengths and a host of other powers he is just learning about. DESIGNED FOR PERFECTION is a young adult romance played out against a science fiction plot line.

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The Silence And The Light

By Kevin McCormick

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Rogue policeman Benjamin Weizmann and his former quarry, Atusa Navarro, now hunted criminals flee together from the law in this sequel that reveals a galaxy being ripped apart by catastrophic violence, with ordinary and not-so-ordinary people caught in the middle.

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The Park Service

By Ryan Winfield

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

From New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield, a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, and adventure.

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Jordan’s Brains

By J. Cornell Michel

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Brains are a central part of this light-hearted zombie apocalypse story. First, there’s Jordan’s brain, an abnormal entity that landed its owner (and the story’s likeable, though unreliable, narrator) in a psychiatric hospital because of an obsession with zombies. Then there are zombie brains, which as everyone knows, must be destroyed to kill the undead.