Beltrunner by Sean O’Brien

Beltrunner

As an independent beltrunner mining asteroids in the frontier of space, Collier South is a dying breed. Scrounging and cutting corners to work cheap, Collier isn’t a stranger to lean times and make-do repairs; in fact his onboard computer hasn’t had outside maintenance in years and its beginning to show its personal quirks.

When Collier finds an asteroid that shows promise, he thinks he’s bought himself some time. But his claim is stolen out from under him by his vindictive ex-lover and her shiny new corporate ship. Powerless against the omnipotent mining corporations, Collier has always been too stubborn to give-up without a fight. Broke and desperate, Collier has one last chance to land a strike. If he doesn’t come back with ore, he’ll end up destitute and trading his own biologicals for his next meal.

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From Moon to Joshua
by Matthew Moffitt

From Moon To Joshua

The real devil is the one waiting inside of you.

What would you do if there was an evil inside you that you couldn’t stop? And how would you live with yourself when you realized it?

Blending science fiction, a dystopian world, and the old west, From Moon to Joshua is – at the heart of it – a tale about how one man answers those very questions.

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Alex Hernandez in a World All His Own

Alex Hernandez Interview

Alex Hernandez is a Cuban-American science fiction writer based in South Florida, and the first of his family to be born in the U.S. His most influential experience with (written) science fiction was as a kid, when he checked out a collection of Isaac Asimov short stories from the public library and immediately connected with the author’s immigrant story. Perhaps because of that, the themes of migration, colonization and posthumanism permeate his work, which usually blend the subgenres of space opera and biopunk. His stories have previously been published by Bean Books, The Colored Lens, Interstellar Fiction and others.

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Looking Forward with Keith Bliss

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Keith Bliss is originally from Widnes in the north west of England, just a stone’s throw from Liverpool. After a fairly uneventful first five years of life, he emigrated to Australia with his family and attended primary school in Elizabeth, South Australia before returning to England when he was ten. He attended Wade Deacon Grammar School and Widnes 6th Form College, before going to Leicester University where he majored in German, which came in very handy, with a minor in Philosophy, of which he is not particularly proud. As soon as he was awarded his bachelor’s degree, he left England for Germany, a country with which he had fallen in love during his studies, and settled in the Siegerland area in the west of the country. He has lived there ever since.

He’s been teaching English at the University of Siegen, Germany since 2005, and received a master’s degree in Literature, Culture and Media from there in 2010. If you ask him how he likes his job, he will invariably say it‘s the best job in the world.

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Yesterday’s Savior by Keith Bliss

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By the year 2075 most of the western world has converted to the religion of the Church of the Second Coming. From its humble beginnings, as the figure of Christ began to appear all around the globe, the Church has grown to achieve absolute world power. But rumors surround the Church of the Second Coming, and hint, like so many regimes before it, of deeply held secrets and the use of brutal power to quiet ‘those who oppose.’

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Dromedaries of the Old West

Dr Sage hones her skills at pinpointing a time, but selecting where they go is another matter entirely. This month Dr Sage and Professor Savant take a trip back to the ol’ west when the “city of angels” was not much more than a cow town. Camels make another appearance as we explore the history of Brigadier General Edward Beale.
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