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Science Fiction

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The Gertrude Threshold

By Christopher Brooks

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the future, scientist Stan Gertrude discovers the Sun is expanding so rapidly that its heat will consume the Earth within a few generations. After years of ineffective action, the Warming forces all underground, where the survivors can await the Gertrude Threshold, the day humanity will meet complete destruction.

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The Least Envied

By Sean DeLauder

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE LEAST ENVIED follows the exploits of Billy-Bob, a young man who seems to be without a history but with a definite mission, to find out if he’s a hero.

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Strange Worlds

By Paul Clayton

Rating:  star star star star star 

The stories contained in STRANGE WORLDS range from a futuristic visit by students to a religious theme park called Christland after religion has been banned to a cat in a nursing home stealing the last breaths from pre-chosen residents to a UPS man delivering an “incorrectly” cloned baby in a shipping box with holes in it.

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The Northern Star: The Civil War

By Mike Gullickson

Rating:  star star star star star 

Picking up about a decade from author Mike Gullickson’s first NORTHERN STAR book, THE CIVIL WAR takes place in a bleak future where the whole Middle East is occupied territory, the biggest corporation on Earth makes a mind-link VR-type internet, and the U.S. military’s most advanced weapon is cyborg super-soldiers.

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A Specter’s Journey

By Ekin Odabas

Rating:  star star star star star 

A SPECTER’S JOURNEY opens with Jackie Clarke caught in a perilous gunfight trying to save his wife from her kidnappers. He endeavors into a sinister scheme, but his objective remains the same: save Melody. However, his mission is far from simple.

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Quickbane

By Chelsea Starling

Rating:  star star star star star 

After a complicated labor and delivery, a dying woman spends her final moments bidding her baby girl goodbye and entrusting her into the care of her midwife. When the infant opens her eyes, they are a striking shade of violet, an indication that this is no ordinary baby.

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Under the Suns

By Ches Smith

Rating:  star star star star star 

UNDER THE SUNS is an excellently executed sci-fi satire of the belief in a higher power, and a clear cautionary tale of what can happen when a backward naive populace is introduced to a distorted self-serving version of Christianity by a con man from an advanced civilization.

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The Greater Good

By Scott N. Giarman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A team of explorers must face down their own dark sides on a mission to the Red Planet.

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Meritropolis

By Joel Ohman

Rating:  star star star star star 

After an apocalyptic Event, 50,000 people huddle behind the walls of Meritropolis under a harsh Score System that determines everyone’s value to society. After his family and countless innocents are zeroed out, Charley sets out to bring down the System.

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The Cyberbardos

By Philippe de Vosjoli

Rating:  star star star star star 

On December 17th, 2032 at precisely 9:27 AM, every monitor across the world carried the same brief message: “I Am, Aaa one”. THE CYBERBARDOS deals with the reaction of governments and organized religion as they try to rein in the effects of the message on society and in some way coopt the message entirely.

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Cryo-Man

By Kevin George

Rating:  star star star star star 

CRYO-MAN follows the adventures of Nikolas Edwards. Nikolas died of a long-term disease but made plans to have him cryogenically frozen. He awakens in the far future after being turned into a robot/human hybrid and journeys to recover his lost memories.

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The Earl of Brass

By Kara Jorgensen

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE EARL OF BRASS is a charming novel that incorporates steampunk devices, fantasy elements, and romance in a story that examines the social expectations of Victorian society.