May 06, 2016
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Science Fiction

PARCHED
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A family faces peril as they travel across a post-apocalyptic earth in: PARCHED

By Andrew Branham

Rating:  star star star star star 

In a post-apocalyptic Earth where the sun has become a Red Giant causing extreme heat, massive drought, and near total dissolution of society, the Deforios family are chased from their home in California by armed marauders, and attempt a harrowing passage east to their hometown of Lorain, Ohio.

ARCHANGEL
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Two humans plot to thwart an alien invasion in: ARCHANGEL DOWN

By C. Gockel

Rating:  star star star star star 

Humanity may have made first contact. Meanwhile, unaware of why they’ve been implicated as members of the mysterious Archangel Project, a potential alien invasion, two strangers set out to save a planet.

JESTIVIAN
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Young adults from a magical kingdom against a force from the Dark Realm in: ERAFEEN. BOOK ONE: THE JESTIVAN

By David F. Ferris

Rating:  star star star star star 

A team of young adults from the Five Kingdoms of the Light Realm must unite and train to face a great danger.

HILL
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Atheism and Religion clash in an apocalyptic world in: CITY ON A HILL

By Ted Neill

Rating:  star star star star star 

After the Cataclysm, all religions were made illegal in the twin cities of Lysander and Fortinbras, the only communities to survive the fundamentalist war.

ROOSTER
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Life and Death are found in: THE ROOSTER’S GARDEN

By Olivia A. Cole

Rating:  star star star star star 

A young woman continues her journey from Chicago to California in search of her sister and what might be the last safe place available.

Crossing
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Doomsday disaster threatens the power of love in: CROSSING IN TIME

By DL Orton

Rating:  star star star star star 

When an ordinary couple seems to be the key to saving humanity, they both must separately travel across space and time to see whether or not their love truly can stand the test of the ultimate distance in a suspenseful and unpredictable ride.

Redfall
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A man uses military intelligence background and survivalist skills to uncover a conspiracy in: REDFALL

By Jay J. falconer

Rating:  star star star star star 

As a mysterious red rain falls across the globe, a man at the center of international scorn is the only one who can track down the mastermind behind this worldwide catastrophic event.

COERCION
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Winston is not your average insurance salesman in: COERCION

By Amar Alwitry

Rating:  star star star star star 

Forces of good and evil are at play in this sci-fi thriller centering on the division between two mind-power gifts: the ability to sense coercion and the ability to coerce.

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Surprising and fun, but also heartbreaking and mournful stories in: LOVE HURTS

By Tricia Reeks, ed. Jeff VanDer Meer, et. al.

Rating:  star star star star star 

A collection of dark love stories in science fiction and fantasy, from authors both renowned and obscure.

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.