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After by Kitt Moss

A Post-Apocalyptic Survival Story

A violent disaster turns an ordinary day at work into a living nightmare for David, a young office worker in central England. As the city falls apart around him, he sets out to find his fiancee Sharon. The world as David knows it is about to disappear forever. Can he survive what comes after? . . .

A complete novel.
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Caelum Lex: Trials of the Dionysian by Hayley Greenhalgh and Jenn Bane

Leta Adler is a young, well-bred Vescentian doctor who suddenly gets plucked off of her home planet by the unregistered criminal rustbucket, the Dionysian. The rustbucket she finds herself on belongs to the notorious weapons-dealing, smuggling and recklessly mad mercenary , Fiearius Soliveré and his younger brother, acclaimed engineering genius and unappreciated mechanic, Cyrus, both exiles from their home planet . . .

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Cages by E_Foster

Cages is a fiction blog dedicated to exploring the complex issue of captivity by examining what would happen if humans were the ones forced to perform in arenas and live in tiny enclosures, separated from family and home. . . .

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Pay Me, Bug! by Christopher Wright

Never Bet Against Your Captain

Grif Vindh, captain of the Fool’s Errand, just pulled off the job of a lifetime: against all odds, he and his crew smuggled a rare drug out of one of the most secret and secure facilities the Empire of the Radiant Throne has to offer. It was every smuggler’s dream—the “Big Score”—and they find themselves filthy rich as a result. . . .

A complete novel.
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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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Scientific Tales by Charlotte Hillebrand-Viljoen

steampunk asteroid city-states

Scientific Tales is a series of stories about steampunk asteroid city-states. It features diverse people, many of whom like science, doing science, amongst other things, in accurate and realistic (that is, realistic for steampunk asteroid city-states) fashion. It looks like this: After Earth burned, the remnant of humanity was contained in the self-sustaining asteroid mining colonies. Carey Atkinson declared . . .

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HAWK by Mike_I_Am

Kas Balera is used to a bit of chaos. As a space bounty hunter, capturing three Class-2 criminals should have been the most difficult part of her week, but when a disaster of epic proportions rocks the entire solar system, Kas is thrust into the midst of an adventure far beyond her wildest fantasies. With the help of . . .

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Kyrus Talain by Shirley Meier

How to get a message off planet, and keep from being wiped out.

Kyrus Sr. is now ‘His Radiance’ and suddenly aware that his world is enormously bigger than he thought. He has to take his people . . . all of them . . . from low-tech to a high tech society to re-join a galactic civilization. The problem is that the Chairman of the planetary board believe’s he’s the sole owner since he bombed the Lainz ancestors out of . . .

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Earthrise by M.C.A. Hogarth

Merchant traders, pirates... and space elf princes.

Reese Eddings has enough to do just keeping her rattletrap merchant vessel, the TMS Earthrise, profitable enough to pay food for herself and her micro-crew. So when a mysterious benefactor from her past shows up demanding she rescue a man from slavers, her first reaction is to say “NO!” And then to remember that she sort of promised to . . .

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To See the Stars as God by Ayami Tyndall

A star-hopping adventure set in an imaginative world, To See the Stars as God follows the latest journey of Glif, professional mercenary and mystery. Explore the Radius, heart of the galaxy where an alien star is only a few weeks away and where humanity has diverged into a series of mutant sub-species, some friendly, some hostile and some bizarre. . . .

A complete novel.
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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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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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STEAL TOMORROW

A modernized Lord of the Flies.

By Donna Sirianni, editor

Sep 7, 2008: At least that’s what it kept reminding me of: kids without parents trying to survive on their own, managing "tribes" and themselves, trying to fight a feral instinct that is constantly creeping up and threatening their survival.

This is definitely a very interesting story. I would have liked to know more about this disease in the context of the story itself instead of it being alluded to but my understanding is it’s all in the extra material on the site. I [more . . .]

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CAELUM LEX: TRIALS OF THE DIONYSIAN

A compelling space opera with an innovative format

By KC Shi, member

Aug 22, 2013: The colorful illustrations took me by surprise, at first, but I found myself liking them more and more as I followed the adventures of Leta, Cyrus, and Fiearius. I was even more surprised by the bonus entries between chapters: futuristic computer screenshots, company e-mails, character profiles, even a grade schooler’s homework. All these bonus materials are professionally designed and non-intrusive to the main story, and Caelum Lex’s multimedia presentation gives its in-depth worldbuilding a pleasantly shallow learning curve.

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