The aftermath of the collapse of civilization has an honoured place in science and speculative fiction.
Born into a brutal post-apocalyptic landscape, violence, death and isolation is all Anton Vargas has ever known. Returning to North Town, he seeks revenge for the murder of his brother, and act that he hopes will provide some sort of redemption, and extinguish the long-burning hatred he’s carried for so long.
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A misguided experiment. A devastated world. A chance for rebirth.
In a world decimated by a killer virus, an isolated mountain community is left more dysfunctional than dystopian.
Small town. Big secrets.
It’s a place where the lives of three strangers unexpectedly intertwine…
…Martha, a reclusive doctor seeking a solution to the mystery of the pandemic,
…Jake, a cab driver seeking his birth mother,
…Sophie, a young, desperate pregnant woman seeking safe haven from abuse.
Brought together by violence, these unlikely friends forge an alliance that may help reshape the world.
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Madness and murder engulf a floating oil platform.
A remote deep-sea oil drill blows apart, pushing the cash-strapped energy company that owns it toward bankruptcy. Madness and murder engulf the oil platform. A probe shows intelligent life on the deepest sea floor, evolved from long-lived cephalopods to whom the oil is sacred. Though peaceful, they will defend the oil at all costs. Alerted to the intentions of previously unknown humans the undersea intelligence is pushed toward a conflict that could destroy both civilizations.
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The new world is full of wireless technologies, medical marvels, and advanced security.
It’s 2133, and Earth has rebuilt after a global catastrophe.
Megacities, wireless tech, and augmented humans are all commonplace. What isn’t common, is Kraft. Kraft sees monsters. This tends to get him in trouble, especially when the rest of the world doesn’t believe they exist. For Kraft, even an easy job like cleaning a corporation’s computer system involves a dark cult, a battle with faeries, and a computer virus that reaches into the real world.
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13 Newly Imagined Arthurian Tales Set Against a Landscape of Magic, Cruelty, and Destiny…
Many were called. Few remembered.
Ruled by Arthur, the Once and Future King, these Knights took their place next to those who would become legend. Lancelot. Galahad. Tristan. Yet Kingdoms are not shaped by myths but by courage and belief…
Listen to an excerpt from By the Light of Camelot edited by J. R. Campbell & Shannon Allen
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When Courage finds Hope…
It was in the great forest Grimenna that the first spirits were born, created from the beliefs of men and nourished by thoughts both good and evil. As time unfolded men began to shun these spirits, he turned away from their guidance and plundered the forest for his own means without giving thanks. It was then dark creatures rose from the earth, conjured from the depths of nightmares, and began to drive him out. He found refuge across the great river that divided the land and it was there he settled. No one dared cross the river again; only the wicked, the unclean and criminal were thrown back across to be punished.
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From the shore of a frozen steppe, an outcast hunter embarks for the otherworld to ask his ancestors how to bring the mammoth back to the fields of sedge. In a shining, island kingdom of wonders, the daughter of a high priest fights for her claim to wealth and power after her father is assassinated by the king. Together they will build an empire recalled as an ancient legend and a cautionary tale. But how did he become a god while she became a mere footnote in history?
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Earth’s ancient past is coming home to roost…
and it’s making Barry Novak, the Chief of Operations of the Earth Intelligence Service, very nervous.
Listen to an audio excerpt from The Relativity Bomb by Arlene F. Marks, read by Chip Michael
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May and Isak used to live in a quiet suburban neighbourhood on Holly Street. Since the mysterious Event erased the world around them, they’ve lived alone, surviving off of canned food and memories. Isak sometimes skips forward in time, a strange new ability caused by the Event that he has a hard time controlling. May on the other hand sometimes hears a humming that she cannot explain.
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Is time travel real? Doctor Petronella Sage is determined to find out. So is Justin Bremer, the young scholar in the far future tasked with reviewing Dr. Sage’s timeline. Justin observes as the Doctor repeatedly electrocutes herself in order to fling her consciousness through time and space, claiming death is no barrier to science
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