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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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BAD INFLUENCES

Subtle, clever, thoughtful, and surprising

By Fiona Gregory, editor

Feb 27, 2013: This is a true blogfic, not a first person narrative thinly disguised as a blog. The experience is more like watching a play than reading a novel. The stage is set by the four blogger’s pages, giving us an impression of each character before a word is read. Mei, the artist, has put up one of her beautiful watercolours of rooftops seen from her university dorm in Beijing. Jack, cartoonist, gamer, and American farmboy, has a comic with zombies eating cauliflowers. English-Iranian Ash, nurse and aspiring permaculturalist, is [more . . .]

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SYMBIOTE

It Grows On You

By Unillustrated, author of Citadel

Nov 24, 2014: Let’s get a couple of quick issues out of the way first. This story is no longer updating, it’s complete. It’s also pretty good sized, so don’t try to do it in one sitting unless you’re willing to give up a weekend, give or take a bit (reading speeds vary). The fight/action scenes are decent but they aren’t the point of the story, so if that’s what you’re looking for I’d say you should pick something else. The story is not connected to Spider-Man’s symbiote in any way and Venom [more . . .]

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