Featured Book: Velvak’s Victory by Eddie de Jong

Survival of the fittest. Can a society living in the Stone Age defeat unwanted visitors from a technologically advanced world?

When Alec’s mom reports his math teacher for bullying, she has no idea what the consequences will be. Scared out of her mind, she decides to return to Bradapol to ask for help, knowing full well that this could lead to her execution.

Although Bradapol has never progressed past the Stone Age, they have learnt how to harness the natural elements through the Helper.

Alec’s name is changed to Velvak, and he befriends Lokjab, a young wolf. With that, an ancient prophesy is fulfilled. With the help of Edno, Velvak discovers his own natural gifts and talents, and has to learn how to survive on his own in this harsh world.

When the Security Council discovers that someone from another world is plundering Bradapol’s resources yet again, they decide to send Velvak to investigate. Trained warriors that were sent on previous occasions had simply disappeared. Does Velvak really stand a chance?

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Featured Book: Surviving The Evacuation, Book 1: London by Frank Tayell

“There are no outbreaks in the UK or Ireland.” That’s what the government broadcast before London was evacuated. Now the radio is silent, the government gone, the power has been cut, and the street outside Bill Wright’s window is filled with the undead. He is trapped. He is alone. He hopes for rescue, but when it doesn’t come he has to venture out into the undead wasteland in the hope of finding sanctuary. Instead he will discover something far more horrific than the living dead. This is the first volume of Bill’s journals. Book 2: Wasteland, and Book 3: Family, the last volume, are out now.

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The Refugee by C.A. Hartman

The-Refugee_Cover-kindleThe Starship Cornelia, barely a few months into a 3-year mission to visit the other inhabited Alliance planets, unexpectedly stumbles upon a disabled ship whose 10 alien passengers are found dead. The ship hails from Korvalis–the mysterious non-Alliance planet whose leadership allows no outsider to visit and no citizen to leave. But the tides shift when Cornelia’s Chief Medical Officer and lead geneticist discover that one of the escapees is alive, having survived only due to his superior skill with genetics… and that he seeks asylum from Korvalis.

The Refugee–the first of the Korvali Chronicles series–tells the story of Eshel, the Korvali refugee, and Dr. Catherine Finnegan, the human geneticist who befriends him, as they face the political, scientific, and interpersonal ramifications of Eshel’s living among humans. From censoring of their scientific work to multiple attacks on Eshel, struggles abound… until an alarming incident changes everything.

Targeted Age Group:: 15+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve always loved science fiction. I read the Dune trilogy in college and started watching Star Trek reruns not long after that, and am a scientist myself. One day, a story came to me that I couldn’t shake. A story turned into a book, and a book into a series.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
Sci-fi is challenging in some ways because you have to do considerable research to make the science believable and the world-building interesting. You find yourself thinking, “What sort of climate exists on this alien world? How do its inhabitants communicate, eat, reproduce? How did they evolve?” You have to work through these questions.
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The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett Bruno

The_Circuit__Executor_RisingIt has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland. With their homeworld left uninhabitable, humanity founded a system of colonies throughout their local solar system. Known as the Kepler Circuit, these settlements are strung together by a network of nonaligned Solar-Ark transports, locked in continuous motion. They have served to provide an influx of resources to every faction ruling over the remnants of humankind, most importantly the newly discovered element Gravitum which is found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

By 500 K.C. a religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left remaining to challenge them, a string of attacks on their transports force them to summon the enigmatic, yet brilliant, Cassius Vale for help. What they don’t know is that together with his intelligent android creation, ADIM, he is the one orchestrating the raids.

His actions lead to the involvement of Sage Volus, a beautiful Tribunal Executor sent by her masters to spy on their mortal enemies – the Ceresian Pact. In order to find out who is behind the attacks, she infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad.

While Sage and Talon are engaged in a futile hunt, Cassius Vale initiates his strategy to bring down the narrow-minded Tribune once and for all. But will anyone be able to survive what he has in store for the Circuit?

Targeted Age Group:: 16-45

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My initial inspiration came from watching classic science fiction movies/shows like Star Wars and Star Trek and noticing how artificial gravity is just kind of an accepted technology. After doing some research I found out just how far-off most of the theories are and came up with the idea of us finding a new element (Gravitum) deep in the Earth that gives us the ability. When I was thinking up the story I wanted the notion that human curiosity has repercussions to be prevalent and so that was when I decided that the mining of Gravitum would be what unsettled the fragile nature of our homeworld. While that is never directly stated in this novel, it is intended to be implied. Everything else sort of evolved around that idea of Earth being a shackle that humanity is bound to even after they evolve beyond the planet’s surface.

How is writing SciFi different from other genres?
I mostly only write fantasy other than scifi, but I think Scifi forces you to open your mind up to grand possibilities but also remember the limits of our universe. Depending on how realistic you want to get of course, but I have a passion for mundane science fiction.
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Featured Book: Killgrace and the Singular Situation by C.Price

Solar winds and steel chains are a difficult way to rescue a creature the size of a planet from the grip of a black hole. When the creatures in difficulty are something neither Susan or Cet have seen before, staying uninvolved is not an option. Gravity and relativity are not the only problems they face: there’s also getting the would-be rescuers to work together.

A science-fiction novella.

The Killgrace series: Two scientists, one purely alien, one advanced humanoid, trapped on Earth in the past. Their only way home is the long way, living it straight without disturbing events too much, but the world they came from was at war – and they weren’t on the same side.

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Featured Book: The Circuit: Executor Rising by Rhett C Bruno

It has been centuries since Earth was rendered a barren, volatile wasteland. With their homeworld left uninhabitable, humanity founded a system of colonies throughout their local solar system. Known as the Kepler Circuit, these settlements are strung together by a network of nonaligned Solar-Ark transports, locked in continuous motion. They have served to provide an influx of resources to every faction ruling over the remnants of humankind, most importantly the newly discovered element Gravitum which is found only in the Earth’s unstable mantle.

By 500 K.C. a religious sect known as the New Earth Tribunal has risen to preside over most of The Circuit. Though there is barely a faction left remaining to challenge them, a string of attacks on their transports force them to summon the enigmatic, yet brilliant, Cassius Vale for help. What they don’t know is that together with his intelligent android creation, ADIM, he is the one orchestrating the raids.

His actions lead to the involvement of Sage Volus, a beautiful Tribunal Executor sent by her masters to spy on their mortal enemies – the Ceresian Pact. In order to find out who is behind the attacks, she infiltrates the ranks of a roguish mercenary named Talon Rayne. Against all her intentions, however, she finds her faith tested by him and his ragtag squad.

While Sage and Talon are engaged in a futile hunt, Cassius Vale initiates his strategy to bring down the narrow-minded Tribune once and for all. But will anyone be able to survive what he has in store for the Circuit?

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Featured Book: Children of the Eighth Day by Don Sakers

Rikk Hoister and his cousins are the pinnacle of human evolution, cloned geniuses with powerful paranormal abilities. Life is good- until ships and soldiers of the Terran Empire invade their homeworld and take most of the Hoister Family captive. Now it’s a race across the Galaxy as Rikk and five other Hoister survivors unite in a desperate search for allies. At stake is not only the fate of the Hoisters…but the destiny of the Galaxy.

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Haline by Sundeep Ahuja

haline-cover-kindlesmallHALINE is at once an engaging narrative full of suspense and a compelling vision of a dystopian post-apocalyptic future crippled by climate change. Natasha Biron, leader of a group government dissenters, is struggling to survive in a world crippled by decades of war and famine, and is determined to ensure President Gavin Jemmer’s failure at re-election, which takes place in four days. Meanwhile, government employee Joaquin Deva discovers compromising classified information about President Jemmer that drives him to risk his picture-perfect life and embark on a dangerous journey to find the one person who can help him: Natasha Biron. Over the next four days, their paths collide—shattering their realities as they each discover the lies they’ve been told and the unthinkable truth they share.

Sundeep Ahuja’s newest novel HALINE is a cautionary tale, warning readers of the dangers to our freedoms if our planet is not tended to properly. It is the answer to the troubling and timely question: What if we do nothing?

Targeted Age Group:: 12+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I care about our planet. And its people. But I’ve been worried that we people haven’t been taking good enough care of our planet (or each other, for that matter). Two years ago I started writing a non-fiction “update” to An Inconvenient Truth in hopes of raising awareness around climate change and corporate greed (news flash: they are related). Then one day it hit me: I should write a fiction novel about climate change and corporate greed…it’d be much more fun to read!

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Featured Book: Machines of the Little People by Tegon Maus

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About Machines of the Little People by Tegon Maus

Ben Harris’s sister died of cervical cancer more than three years ago… his best friend and her husband, Roger Keswick, disappeared the day before the funeral. Everyone from the local police to the Department of Defense searched for him but to no avail… it was as if he had simply fallen off the face of the planet. Then after six months, he reappears at work as if nothing were out of the ordinary.

By the purest of coincidences Ben finds himself pulled back into Roger’s life only to discover he has remarried… to Jessica… a woman that looks, sounds and acts just like his dead sister. To complicate things Roger is insistent his home, his car,his life is infested with tiny elf like creatures he calls Katoy. He claims they run massive machines under his house and watch his every move… every move that is until Jessica is found bludgeoned to death in his living room and Roger is nowhere to be found… again.

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Featured Book: The Power of Six: 6+1 Science Fiction Short Stories by Nicholas C. Rossis, Amos M. Carpenter

Six science fiction short stories written by the author of Pearseus, the epic fantasy series that has reached #1 on Amazon. This edition includes one extra story, written by Amos M. Carpenter.

Although they seem to be concerned with various themes, there are certain passions that run through them, almost obsessively. What is the nature of reality; digital and corporeal? Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses? What are the consequences of our actions, and is it possible to change them? And if so, would we simply repeat same mistakes, or make new ones?

The anthology includes “I Come in Peace”, an award-winning short story that deals with a tortuous question: how far would man go to alleviate his loneliness? Readers of Pearseus will certainly recognize here the birth of the Orbs.

Humorous and poignant, these short stories are exciting, intriguing and imaginative.

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