Feb 09, 2016
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Science Fiction

REDZONE
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A military recruit fights in a segregated future in: REDZONE INCURSION

By David Norman

Rating:  star star star star star 

In the twenty-second century, what was once Australia is now the site of perpetual conflict between wealthy, fascist BlueZones and impoverished, communist RedZones, their hostile segregation akin to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

SHRIVERS
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Humanity’s attempt to survive first contact with a civilization that reaches back to the early days of the universe in: SHRIVERS

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating:  star star star star star 

Humanity has finally found peace among the stars thanks to quantum gateway technology, replicators, and powerful AIs. Before the dust can settle, the riddle of the Fermi Paradox is answered in the worst way possible.

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A dystopian world’s super-human in: ROTVILLE

By Bryce Bentley Summers

Rating:  star star star star star 

A genetically enhanced man, designed to be a super-gladiator, must break out of a prison in a quarantined city and rescue a pair of gifted children.

Jubilee
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Transhuman scientists battle a disease in a battle-ridden, post-apocalyptic world in: THE SONG OF THE JUBILEE

By Raeden Zen

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic world, trans-human scientists fight a deadly disease while rebels battle with the leaders of Earth’s last Commonwealth.

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Talents buried in another realm, another timeline in: THE OWL FROM OBLIVION

By Rusty Biesele

Rating:  star star star star star 

For Stefan and his family, the special abilities they utilize in their world will be challenged when a torn timeline transports them to present-day Earth.

Foehammer
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Misfits versus a mysterious force in: FOEHAMMER

By Duncan Campbell

Rating:  star star star star star 

A band of misfits are pitted against an evil from the depths of our world.

DORK
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A fun space-age quest to keep the cosmic water flowing in: ESCAPE FROM DORKVILLE

By Dean Ammerman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A pair of humans, an intergalactic plumber, a puffin, and an Ergonomics and Fiscal Engineer must journey to find the All and Everything in order to save the universe from drying out.

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The seemingly imaginary country described in the book is curiously familiar to the publisher reading the manuscript in: THE PROBLEM WITH UNCLE TEDDY’S MEMOIR

By Ed Charlton

Rating:  star star star star star 

A publisher and a nephew discuss the strange revelations made by Uncle Teddy’s memoir of growing up in a mysterious land.

MYND
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High tech comedy and intrigue in: THE MYND-FYND MACHINE

By Andrew Salchert

Rating:  star star star star star 

A precocious teenage boy genius invents a machine that reads brainwaves, and from there finds himself in way over his head.

Kasmah
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KASMAH FORMA: The three worlds in one

By S. Vagus

Rating:  star star star star star 

KASMAH-FORMA is part of the story of the peoples and places on the world of Kasmah, a planet of deserts, forests, and a city where learning and power struggles are intertwined.

Doomsday
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Against popular opinion, a scientist seeks contact with aliens in: AWAITING THE DOOMSDAY

By Paul Slutsky

Rating:  star star star star star 

A scientist must decide the best interests of humanity while on a mission to make contact with a mysterious extraterrestrial craft.

Titanium
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Two Teenagers Finding Truth In The Bleak Futuristic World Of: I AM TITANIUM

By John Patrick Kennedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two teenagers who acquire astral bodies and superpowers find out that the human species is under attack from multiple directions, and must determine who to trust.

Alien
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Out of this world adventure and romance in: ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS.

By Edward Hoornaert

Rating:  star star star star star 

ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS is a thrilling science-fiction adventure in the grand tradition of Star Wars, involving an unexpected hero; a bickering, molten-hot romance; and plenty of action.

We Chose to Go
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51 exceptional children are launched into space in: We Chose To Go

By Charles Smith

Rating:  star star star star star 

In November of 2046, the SETI Project detects a signal from beyond the solar system. It’s a short burst of Fibonacci numbers whose increasing and decreasing values indicate an intelligent origin.

Ballot
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The Secret Ballot

By Matthew Willson

Rating:  star star star star star 

A stirring alternate history that asks what would have happened if the 2008 American presidential election had used computerized voting. In an alternative 2008, it is two weeks until the election and the debut of a new, fully computerized federal election system.

Flare
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Flare

By Jonathan Maas

Rating:  star star star star star 

In an unknown timeframe, Earth is seared by a flare-up of our sun. Those who venture outside during the day are rapidly burned alive.

System
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System: With His Face in the Sun

By Jon A Davidson

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a world controlled by the all-knowing System, its creator’s grandson must come to terms with the possibility that it may not be as benevolent as it seems.

Heliocentric
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Heliocentric

By JW Lolite

Rating:  star star star star star 

HELIOCENTRIC is the second volume in a science fiction series that follows a hidden struggle between a group of human guardians and the Ankira, a race of humanoid aliens with glowing eyes and strange powers.

BOAR
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The Literature Preferred by Wild Boar

By Alice Eckles

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic world, former reality TV writer Deb and her husband Charles create a new life that is both rugged and quasi-mystical, thanks to a local and character-filled wild boar.

Nemo
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A group of idealistic scientists use gateway techonology to save the United States in: Nemo’s World

By Jeb Kinnison

Rating:  star star star star star 

NEMO’S WORLD is the second installment in Jeb Kinnison’s The Substrate Wars series. The action takes place in the near future where the United States has become a one-party oligarchy opposed by a group of rebel scientists and humanity is poised to destroy itself in the name of “security.”

decay
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Decay

By Mark Lingane

Rating:  star star star star star 

Author Mark Lingane’s sci-fi novel, DECAY, is the second book in the Tesla Chronicles series. It follows several teenagers as they battle cyborgs in a world set far in the future.

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2349: Part One – The Global Union

By Kyle A. Miller

Rating:  star star star star star 

The far future finds Earth at peace and Mars successfully colonized. A seemingly benign businessman and inventor helped usher in an era of peace and tranquility through omnipresent technology.

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An A.I. must discover who he can trust before he takes on a sinister scientist in: After Mind

By Spencer Wolf

Rating:  star star star star star 

An Artificial Intelligence must discover his identity in order to protect the world from an insidious threat.

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Incursion

By Jay J. Falconer

Rating:  star star star star star 

An astrophysicist marooned in a parallel universe attempts to find and rescue his brother and keep himself and his friends safe from ruthless human and alien villains alike.