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Pact by Wildbow

Devils and Details

Blake Thorburn was driven away from home and family by a vicious fight over inheritance, returning only for a deathbed visit with the grandmother who set it in motion. He soon finds himself next in line to inherit the property, a trove of supernatural texts, and the many enemies his grandmother left behind her in the small town of . . .

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Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems. But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves . . .

A complete novel.
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Killing Time OST by Aheila

A Nightshade Assassin Serial

Rich heiress by day and assassin by night, Lorelei finds balance and strength in her crazy double life. She deals with crazier stuff on a daily basis, including her nightmares about nanotechnology and its perversion of the world. The only implant she tolerates is the chip playing music in her brain. Armed with a vintage Desert Eagle, assisted by a . . .

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Ghost Touch by Evan Toe

"For Rainey Sullivan, every night is a one night stand."

Society is getting colder. The newest street drug jacks people into the Grid, a place of escape if you’re rich enough to afford it. Rainey Sullivan lives off the Grid. A street urchin with an unwanted talent, Rainey sticks to the outskirts of society, relying on petty theft to survive. Until one night when she picks the wrong pocket and . . .

An abandoned novel.
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Strings of Retaliation by Aheila

Nightshade Assassin Novel #2

After a failed attempt to find her mother, Lorelei returns to Merrilyn Technologies to claim her inheritance and fulfill her contract with the FBI. Vexx – her hacker partner – and Gabriel – the FBI agent assigned to their case – soon realize that the once-ferocious assassin barely goes through the motions. Unfortunately, Lorelei’s competition notices the change too. . . .

An abandoned novel.
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LITTLE BROTHER

Homeland Security and Terrorism

By Linda Schoales, editor

Apr 24, 2009: “Little Brother” is the story of Marcus Yallow, a high school geek who gets caught in the wrong place, at the wrong time. He and his friends skip school to play an Alternate Reality Game but are picked up by Homeland Security in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on San Francisco. When they are finally released, they find their world has changed. Marcus begins a campaign against the restrictions imposed in the name of fighting terrorism.

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LITTLE BROTHER

This will be the next book I buy

By Lilred, member

Feb 4, 2009: I’d been hearing about this one for months now. But I only started it yesterday – on my screen – and I am so hooked that I must now own Little Brother printed on dead trees, even if I make it to the end before I get around to buying it.

Here’s the thing. Cory Doctorow is a web geek. He’s also a web geek who knows how to tell a good story. Neither the political implications (and these are scary) [more . . .]

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