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 . . .
Wayne Robertson is an astrophysicist at a radio telescope array in Antarctica who intercepts a series of transmissions from over half a billion light years away, and 176 years into the future. It is through these transmissions that he discovers the existence of Maxim Akihiko Broussad, a deranged genetic hybrid named Spegg, and a wealth of new technology that will . . .
A variety of short narratives revolving around central storylines, as written by Samazing. Fantasy, science fiction and even a touch of dark humor will feature prominently. Expect violence and intrigue as believabe characters penetrate the mystery and corruption of the author’s mind. . . .
A technological breakthrough gave rise to the Ultrahumans. The Ultras gave rise to war. What was once America writhes beneath the fists of an indestructible tyrant, and a brutal war rages over the remainder of the planet. This is the story of some of the men and women who live during Prevailer’s regime, and of the Fifth Defiance. . . .
A serialized cyberpunk blog novel, The Know Circuit by Gary A. Ballard is the sequel to Under the Amoral Bridge. Artemis Bridge is the connection for all your illicit needs. But when his bodyguard’s grandmother goes missing in a mysterious explosion in Boulder, Colorado, Bridge is forced to ditch his self-interest to help a friend. But as they approach the . . .
Set in a futuristic scene, where after the fall of America due to Civil War, a country known as Scotham is established as a kingdom. Set 20 years after the last Insurgency, Taylor, a teenager working for the Venators, a hidden organization believed as merely a conspiracy, is betrayed by his own friends, and hunted down relentlessly by the Overseer, . . .
Earth has had a bloody, disastrous first contact with an alien species, and humanity barely managed to survive their victory over the invaders. The planet had been struggling: wars, famine, environmental and industrial disasters, and achievements in science that came faster than morality could catch up. After the repulsion, advanced alien technology was reverse engineered to allow a massive leap . . .
Eight friends gather for a reunion vacation, but go missing after a hurricane strikes along their plane’s flight path. While friends and family mourn their loss when the crashed plane is found, the impossible happens: they appear in public claiming to have been in a cave in the mountains. Missing for months, they have no memory of the interval. What . . .
After finishing his first degree in Computer Science, Nick now searches for a job in the hi-tech industry. His attention is drawn to Anomalia, the company developing the most advanced androids in the world. Blessed with the curse of finding uncanny flaws in every product, Nick aims to become a “Quality Assurance” tester. It’s a safe job, where he . . .
In the Company of Shadows is a series about two people who are thrown together as partners in a secret agency; their mission is to disband rebels who have propagated in a post-war future, but they have to deal with everything that comes with an unlikely partnership as well. Miscommunication, periods of distance, fleeting smiles and learning to trust . . .
The Starwalker is a starship with an experimental star-stepping drive. Designed to use the gravity wells of stars to fold space, she can travel between star systems faster than FTL. That is, if they can get it to work. She is run by a sophisticated AI who doesn’t always follow her programming. She has only just been born, and . . .
Set in the modern era, Terra Fabula follows Jadyn Tzeki, a timeless alien researcher and jack-of-all-trades, and Tarioshi Kitanaka, a century-and-a-half-old mortal kitsune. After a suspicious attack fails to claim their lives, the two, along with Jadyn’s lunatic AI, discover that many strange things have been afoot while he’s been away. . . .
Iain Compton didn’t plan to be abducted by an alien spaceship. It just . . . happened. And now he’s been awakened 22,000 years in the future and half a galaxy away by a pair of oddly human seeming aliens and a space ship A.I. that seems to have more than a couple screws loose. His plan is to find a way home, even . . .
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.
Mar 3, 2010: Starwalker is the new web fiction project by Melanie Edmonds author of “The Apocalypse Blog” which I reviewed here in the past, and in my opinion it’s a much stronger project.
The concept. A ship’s log told by the ship is wonderful.
Starwalker (the ship) has a wonderfully distinctive voice. I can imagine what she sounds like just from the way she [more . . .]