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Bad Influences by Emma Pooka

Bad Influences concerns the devastating spread of a fatal pandemic flu virus. The story is set exactly thirteen years from now – the posts and comments will go up in real time, on the same dates and at the same moments that the characters will post them in 2026. The story is told simultaneously from the viewpoint of four major . . .

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Street by Ryan A. Span

Street is a fast-paced online/print cyberpunk thriller about a woman alone in a dystopian future, Gina, working to make ends meet like the rest of the new underclass — by taking a powerful drug that gives her telepathic abilities. She skirts the edges of sanity when she takes a job she knows she really shouldn’t, and finds herself embroiled deeper . . .

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Corvus by L. Lee Lowe

In an alternate present the minds of teen offenders are uploaded into computers for rehabilitation—a form of virtual wilderness therapy. Zach is a homo cognoscens, one of the new humans who can navigate the Fulgrid. Though still a high school student, he is indentured to the Fulgur Corporation as a counsellor. Laura is a homo sapiens. Their story is part . . .

A complete novel.
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Symbiote by Farmerbob1

Trying to understand and make a difference

Bob and his symbiote finally manage to reach synergy after over forty years, allowing Bob’s symbiote to speak to him. Things get a bit crazy from there. . . .

A complete novel.
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The Daedalus Transfer by Huw Langridge

A signal from a distant star triggers a dangerous mission to investigate

In the near future a message is received from Proxima Centauri 4.3 light years away. A massive operation is put into action to build a ship to send a crew of six to investigate the signal. They arrive after 150 years only to discover that the signal came from a very obscure and unexpected source. . . .

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CORVUS

Weblit, in every sense of the term

By Eli James, editor

Aug 30, 2010: "Listen, sugar, some things never change. Once a nigger lover, always a nigger lover. Only now they call them augers."

I have put off writing this review for the longest time. I finished Corvus at the tail end of 2009, and then had a few conversations with Lee, its author, not too long afterwards.

"What did you set out to do?" I asked.

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Corvus

By Loribeth215, author of The Daughters of Warring

Feb 16, 2010: Corvus takes place in a world where two types of humans exist, the superior (homo cognocens), and supposedly inferior (homo sapiens). In this story, Zach is of the superior breed, while Laura is what we’d consider a normal human.

At its heart, Corvus is a tale of two young people from different backgrounds falling in love. The story weaves in and out of virtual reality, through adventures (such as a bear hunt), and unsettling episodes of "normalcy" (we witness a [more . . .]

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