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Astro-Vampires Zap Glowing Lexicons of Doom By Dovin Melhee
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The mad ravings of a computer run amok? Or, the infinite wisdom of an brilliant machine? This book was generated, written, by a UNIX based random text generating program with a grammar designed... More > using terms and phrases from science fiction. Imagine the HAL 9000, the AI from the science fiction classic, spouting free verse. Such as: Mutant realities profoundly attack Elvis-robots. The universe confesses, "unknown star seeds mind-numbingly infect interstellar relics." If you're a science fiction fan you should find something interesting, or at least humorous. And better, if you're a writer, or creator of science fiction of any kind, you may find some inspiration. In either case, enjoy! WARNING: It is not recommended to read too much of this in one sitting, as you may find that you begin to: existentially devour squirming gamma-rays, or deliriously impregnate seeping neural frequencies...< Less
Erika By Donald Keith Kirk
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A science-fiction detective mystery, Tradepaper (softcover) Edition. Hardcover also available. Four world-renowned scientists, once working together, separated now, doing their own research and... More > experimentation because of a disagreement: the ultimate utility of their startling creation. Germany is turned upside down by a freelance photographer who stumbles onto a sinister plot that could change the world. Can he stop it? Trains, car chases, and a beautiful and mysterious women will change his life forever. Reviewers have said it’s a “campy cross between a Raymond Chandler detective mystery and the sci-fi of Karle Capek’s R.U.R.” and “a dark tale which gleefully employs beautiful women, dungeons, mad scientists, and a terribly mixed up detective.” Erika is “a detective story that marches to its own drummer…marching through many deft descriptions of contemporary Europe and ending in a surprising and dark climax.” “You won’t be able to put this book down.”< Less
Erika By Donald Keith Kirk
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A science-fiction detective mystery, Hardcover Edition (softcover also available). Four world-renowned scientists, once working together, separated now, doing their own research and experimentation... More > because of a disagreement: the ultimate utility of their startling creation. Germany is turned upside down by a freelance photographer who stumbles onto a sinister plot that could change the world. Can he stop it? Trains, car chases, and a beautiful and mysterious women will change his life forever. Reviewers have said it’s a “campy cross between a Raymond Chandler detective mystery and the sci-fi of Karle Capek’s R.U.R.” and “a dark tale which gleefully employs beautiful women, dungeons, mad scientists, and a terribly mixed up detective.” Erika is “a detective story that marches to its own drummer…marching through many deft descriptions of contemporary Europe and ending in a surprising and dark climax.” “You won’t be able to put this book down.”< Less
The Time Machine By H.G. Wells
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H.G. Wells is like the Plato of science fiction, and The Time Machine might be his Republic. If you add up all the "firsts" in these books it would be daunting, especially because we... More > haven't gotten very far past time travel, alien invasion, mad scientists and genetic mutation in the sci-fi genre. An inventor living in Victorian England develops said machine and travels to the year 802,701 A.D.. There he finds two distinct races of beings: the Eloi, lithe, androgynous and child-like, they are the result of millennia of communistic living; and the Morlocks, the pale, apelike, underground dwelling creatures who are industrious and brutal. The Time Traveler's theory (which mirrors Wells' socialist tendencies) is that the two groups are the evolutionary ancestors of the leisure class and working classes. But after some run ins with the Morlocks he discovers an awful secret that will force him to revise his theories once again.< Less
Chrysalis - First Edition By Gary R. Moor
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A decorated former combat fighter pilot, airline captain and father of two, Spencer Aubrey has the perfect life. However, he is haunted by his father’s death in a plane crash when Spencer was... More > four, that stranded him and his mother for weeks in the Canadian wilderness. He desperately seeks something for which he has no words. On the 36th anniversary of his father’s death, this singular impulse drives him to tear his life apart in one mad act. He loses everything and must start over. The maelstrom he creates becomes a ritual journey for Spencer that will encompass a secret tunnel, a sea captain, a crazed shaman, a ballet dancer, a haunted house, a blind seeing eye dog, and the worst serial killer in American history. A new life could await his journey’s end, if he survives in this often funny and sometimes frightening tale of grief and transformation.< Less
Aphelion By Mel Keegan
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All roads lead to the homeworlds, to the timeless cities of ancient worlds — dark, corrupt. For the outsider — stranger, colonial, mutoid — it's alien and dangerous. For the... More > 'Earther' headed back after many years, it's not what you expected, nor where you want to be. Chicago, Marsport, Sequoia ... the skycities of the Jupiter system are the new worlds on the old high frontier, new battlefields were Death wears the same old face. Aerosports, Angelwar — politics gone mad — the launch of a supercarrier — the death of a friend. Nothing is as it seems; enemies and allies trade places. Trust only those you know, believe only what you see. This volume repeats the dazzling form of SCORPIO. Jarrat and Stone are back with a vengeance in a pivotal novel taking the Athena to the heart of humanity’s old home. It’s a thrill-a-page ride, rich with action, intrigue and sensuality, set against a background of real worlds. Read SEVEN chapters online: www.melkeegan.com.< Less
Ploughman's Son By Kurt R.A. Giambastiani
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Bretagne, 880 AD Alain, the bastard son of the witch of Dead Ox Wood, only dreamt of wielding the magic of the ley lines until the day when a mad spirit threatens his life, and he pierces the barrier... More > to reach his hidden talent. But his new-found skills do not lead to the prosperity of his dreams. Instead, they place him on a path to a destiny he never imagined. Alain is thrust into the center of a centuries-long battle for power over the Lands of Men. Is he the mage foretold by ages past? Is he the Fair One? His talent draws enemies and allies alike, and pits him against the most powerful mages of this world, and of the next! In this engrossing novel, the author of the Fallen Cloud Saga and Dreams of the Desert Wind, creates an exciting alternate world that blends magic and politics, myth and history. The Dark Ages come alive with depth and honesty, taking the reader on a journey filled with prophecy, magic, and twists of fate.< Less
The Spurious Sorcerer By Alan G Brown
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Martyn believes he is either mad or dead when he wakes on a strange world. As some memories return, he also believes that he is a cruel husband, disliked by his family, and dying back on Earth. The... More > parallels between his own and Sujane's family convince him that this is a dream. When he wakes in his damaged garage, he knows that the other world is real, and redemption lies with saving Sujane and her dying daughter from a man claiming to be a sorcerer. A man who sounds like his missing brother-in-law, Sullivan. Realising that he has discovered Sullivan's secret, he sets out on one final adventure to correct the wrongs in his life. Yet those parallels go much deeper. Martyn's bumbling progress across a strange land, while confronted by stranger creatures, shatters his beliefs and offers a second chance. However, the alignment between the worlds will last only four days. Sullivan is using this time to steal technology. Time is against Martyn. A humorous physical and mental fast-paced all-action adventure.< Less
The Spurious Sorcerer By Alan G Brown
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Martyn believes he is mad or dead when he wakes on a strange world. Then he believes the people are jokers. As some memories return, he believes that he is a cruel husband, disliked by his family,... More > and dying back on Earth. Sujane befriends him, but the parallels between their families convince him that he is dreaming. When he wakes in his damaged garage, he realises the other world is real. Redemption lies with saving Sujane and her dying daughter from a man claiming to be a sorcerer. A man who sounds like his traitorous missing brother-in-law, Sullivan. Realising that he has discovered Sullivan's secret, he sets out on one final adventure to correct the wrongs in his life. Yet those parallels go much deeper. Martyn's bumbling progress across a strange land, while confronted by stranger creatures, shatters his beliefs and offers a second chance. Yet the alignment between the worlds will last only four days. A humorous fast-paced all-action adventure into the unknown. Also available in Paperback< Less
Chutzpah! A Certain Je ne Sais Quoi By Jason Vey
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Chutzpah! is the bare-bones role playing game with a certain je ne sais quoi! From one-shot over-the-top lunacy to long-term deadly-serious campaigns, this game has the gumption to make it happen.... More > With stats like Cut of My Jib, Childlike Wonder and yes, a Certain Je ne Sais Quoi, you'll be able to take your character building to the next level and give 'em what's for! The simple stat and skill die pool system uses d8s and counts "Fist Bumps" to succeed at tasks. Included just 44-pages is everything you need to play, including: Character generation Rules for combat, skills, vehicles, equipment, magic, psionics, monsters, madness and more Benefits and Bugs to customize your character And more! The game takes a distinctly lighthearted, self-effacing, and tongue-in-cheek approach to make for a fun read but is designed as a robust system, capable of handling just about any style or kind of play you like. Grab your copy of Chutzpah! A Certain Je ne Sais Quoi today and you'll never look back!< Less

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