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Mail Order Bride by Boon Dock (John Dovey)

Being lonely is a bitch.

Being lonely is a bitch. Rupert has been divorced for over a year and can’t seem to manage the dating scene. His daughter pushes him into investigating a Russian Mail-Order Bride site and to his surprise, he is soon busy arranging for the visit of one of the woman he meets online. The story soon develops into a confrontation . . .

A serialized novel, with no recent updates.
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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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Shadow of the Templar by M. Chandler

Simon Drake is an up-and-coming young FBI hotshot, an agent with a personal track record so outstanding that it borders on unbelievable. Not yet thirty, he’s already the leader of his own special ops team; a ragtag bunch of talented but nigh-uncontrollable lunatics, it’s true, but under Simon’s inspired leadership they’re a force to be reckoned with, a team with . . .

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Dawnwalker by Wes Boyd

College and the years just afterwards are pivotal for many people, having adventures and establishing their lives. It was especially true for Randy Clark and his three girl friends. They are very different people facing very different futures. Can their special friendship survive the problems and distances of the real world? . . .

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Dead Drop by Zachary N. DiPego

Brother, can you spare a bullet?

A past that can damn him and no future, Trey has to act. What would you do? On the run and homeless. You would grab at every opportunity like it was your last. This is the last chance for Trey. Dead Drop is a fiction blog, a modern Noir set in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California. Listinged every . . .

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Rocinante by Wes Boyd

Vagabonding in the seventies! The only thing that kept Mark going in Vietnam was his plan to spend some time wandering the country by air, like barnstormers did 50 years before. In the last days before leaving, he acquires a partner—a tall, morose girl named Jackie. They spend months on their aerial oddessy, falling in love along the way while . . .

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The Darker Side of Paradise by JDT

In an age of political turmoil between world powers, wealthy gangs seize control of the Sierra Leone port city of Kismal. Its harbor quickly becomes a hub for international black market trade and business. Los Zetos, the Yakuza, and the Solntsevskaya Bratva allow parts of the city to be divvied up among smaller criminal groups who move into the area. . . .

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Runner’s Moon by Wes Boyd

Two kids, a dream, and acres of dogs . . . Josh and Tiffany want to become dogsled racers. They just have to grow up first—and learn about what they’re doing along the way. A follow-on to Busted Axle Road, focusing on Josh and Tiffany’s adventures. . . .

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Snowplow Extra by Wes Boyd

In the middle of the worst snowstorm of the decade, the whole town was burning down. The only hope lay on two rusty steel rails . . .  Nonstop action and adventure as railroad workers and firemen struggle against fire, storm, and failing equipment to relieve an isolated northwoods town. . . .

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RUNNER'S MOON

Paper Please

By Eli James, editor

Dec 19, 2008: Adam of Penfencer once commented that a vast majority of web fiction in our sphere is of the sci-fi/fantasy genre. I thought about that, and I realized that it was probably due to two things.

For starters, most writers on the Internet today are early adopters – geeks, tech whizzes, people who grew up with a love for the laser gun and the starship.

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LITTLE BROTHER

This one speaks to me.

By BFuniv, member

Jan 16, 2010: This book is about young hackers fighting when tyranny passes the tipping point in their neighborhood.

What is striking is what Stephen King in his book On Writing refers to as the most important part of fiction – the truth. These characters are real, their situations ring with historicity and valid experience. I don’t need to suspend disbelief, I can believe.

I programed using punchcards in college, on mainframes that took up [more . . .]

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