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Book Review: Science Fiction: Echopraxia by Peter Watts

It’s the eve of the twenty-second century: a world where the dearly departed send postcards back from Heaven and evangelicals make scientific breakthroughs by speaking in tongues; where genetically engineered vampires solve problems intractable to baseline humans and soldiers come with zombie switches that shut off self-awareness during combat.

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(free) Sci-Fi Novel Serialization: Free Radicals -- Chapter 4

We’re serializing Zeke Teflon’s entire science fiction novel,  Free Radicals: A Novel of Utopia and Dystopia, in daily installments.  We posted Chapter 1 on August 17.   608 more words

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the knife of never letting go

At the beginning of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Todd Hewitt is almost 13 years old in New World years and 14 years old in our years: a month away from becoming a man.  426 more words

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Pouring the Cup-Promo

On the faraway planet of Bona Dea, in a society forged by ancient settlers, trouble is brewing. Young psychic Axandra, never comfortable with her gift, is being forced to use it for the benefit of her people as ruling matriarch of the entire world and host to a powerful entity known only as the Goddess. 47 more words

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Children of Mars Chapter Sample

Children of Mars


The Burning Light

Jacqui had doubts about leaving the children behind. She had expressed concern to her husband that she didn’t think it was wise. 2,005 more words

Young Adult Fiction

My "Even a Non-Corporeal Can Get Lonely" pod cast on Paul Cole's Beam Me Up site

Paul Cole of the Beam Me Up Podcast site podcast my flash fiction story “Even a Non-Corporeal Can Get Lonely” in the latest pod cast (Issue # 419) on his Beam Me Up site. 39 more words

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The Horror of Being Inside, Looking Out - A Review of Authority by Jeff VanderMeer

One knows that a concept or an idea has become firmly established as a trope once it becomes the butt of jokes and satire. This is what’s happened to the concept of the “shadowy government agency”. 1,319 more words