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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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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 . . .

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Rate Me Red by Richie Chevat

a comic novel of the future

Gordy has a problem. His girlfriend, Poppy Nicole, wants to meet him in REALITY (TM). That’s the premise of the comic sci-fi novel, Rate Me Red. It’s the year 2043 and Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, reality television and Ebay have all merged into the VidNet. Everyone and anyone can have a VidNet show, but it’s the people who . . .

A complete novel.
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The Hole in the Wall by Clare Fisher

Told from the point of view of five contrasting narrators, The Hole in The Wall is a funny, touching and satirical tale of suburban disharmony. . . .

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Life, Love, and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell

When Candice’s in-laws were killed eight months ago buying a huge faux polar bear rug for her Christmas present, she lost more than just two of her favorite people: she lost her husband Ian as well. After only two years of marriage, their guilt and pain have left them living together but apart, unable to really talk for fear of . . .

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Spireclaw by Huw Langridge

A supernatural tale of love and identity.

All the time we are surrounded by coincidences. Some we pay a second thought to and then forget about. Some fill us with wonder. Some we never even notice. But there are some which can scare us. When Kieran Whyteleafe starts to see little coincidences happening around him he decides to investigate their meaning. The coincidences seem to centre . . .

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Dominion by JL Bryan

In a near-future, totalitarian America, a TV “news” reporter begins to uncover how the regime uses propaganda and psychological operations to control the minds of the public. Note: Only the first five chapters are available on the website. The complete novel is available as a PDF. . . .

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Mortal Ghost by L. Lee Lowe

It’s a fiery hot summer, and sixteen-year-old Jesse Wright is on the run. An oddly gifted boy, he arrives in a new city where the direction of his life is about to change. He’s hungry and lonely and desperate – and beset by visions of a stranger who is being brutally tortured. And then there are Jesse’s own memories of . . .

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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 . . .

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Sybernika by Patrick Whittaker

Rhiannon was dead but it didn’t last. Her husband has downloaded her mind into a computer-generated world where he is Lord and Master and she has no rights. For him, it’s Heaven. For her, it’s Hell. Danny Jasinski is a freelance computing genius on a mission to hack the unhackable, while battling bizarre hallucinations and paranoid conspiracy theories. . . .

A complete novel.
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Cold Hillside by Martin Cooper

SIMON COLTRAINE is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother GILES, trader, rogue and amiable bully, is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. . . .

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Tired of Death by Neil Hartley

A Comedy of Terrors

How many times have you hacked down a zombie without thinking about it? Ever wondered who the shadowy force is behind that dungeon? Spared a thought for the poor denizens who are sat around in those chilly Crypts waiting for the next victim? No? Perhaps it’s time to see the story from the other side . . . . . . .

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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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STREET

A Mean Street, But Worth the Trip

By Ysabetwordsmith, member

Jul 14, 2010: It’s a mean "Street" out there, but fun to watch from a safe distance. This story has a short setup leading to a long, sharp drop into fast-paced action.

The viewpoint character, Gina, is a prostitute who sells not sex but something more intimate. She scans people’s thoughts and emotions with the help of a drug called Spice. Unlike some of the strung-out telepaths on the Street, Gina is good at keeping her head on her shoulders. Unfortunately, that’s not enough.

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