Showing posts with label sci fi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sci fi. Show all posts

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Review: Always Gray in Winter by Mark J. Engels

werecat cartoon character on blue background

A distant daughter. A peculiar device. A family lineage full of secrets. When werecat Pawlina Katczynski finally resurfaces, her location previously unknown to anyone close to her, the reunion is short of welcomed. Instead, she finds herself thrust tooth and nail—tooth and claw—into a feud between opposing werecat clans as her family and their enemies reignite a battle that has raged for years. Always Gray in Winter invites the reader to join the feud and see if blood is truly thicker than water...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Dead State Fallout by Derek Shupert





Dead State: Fallout
by
Derek Shupert


Genre:
SciFi, Post-Apocalyptic Thriller


When the dead rise, he'll either find his family or end up a ravenous
corpse…

Fifteen-year-old James would much rather hang with friends than go hunting with his
survivalist dad. But the boring weekend trip turns into a living
horror when they're attacked by an undead horde. Terrified and
confused, James has no choice but to escape with his trusty dog
through a forest stained with blood…

Teaming up with his best friend, James frantically fights his way back to his
missing family. But on a trail of clues littered with corpses,
reaching his loved ones means venturing deeper into the deadly
unknown…

Can James reunite with his family before he's consumed by a relentless
pack of zombies?

Fallout is the first book in a gritty post-apocalyptic series. If you like
spine-crawling suspense, ruthless zombies, and rugged survival
stories, then you'll love Derek Shupert's dark coming-of-age tale.

Buy Fallout to unlock an infectious thriller today!


The back door to the building is on the other side of the dumpster. It’s ajar. Blood trails out and around to the opposite side of the store.
As we approach, I notice bloody hand prints around the door handle and wall. Not what I wanted to see. We could stop, get back to the truck, and make for the next station, but it could be just as bad, or worse, we could run out of gas and get stranded out here.
We’re here, and haven’t seen any chasers roaming around. We just need to keep our eyes peeled and ears open.
“Stay close,” I quietly speak to Duke.


Derek Shupert is an emerging Science Fiction Author known for his
captivating dystopian storylines and post-apocalyptic-laden plots.
With various books and anthologies underway, he is also the author of
the Afflicted series and Sentry Squad.

Outside of the fantastical world of sci-fi, Derek serves as the Vice
President at Woodforest National Bank. During his free time, he
enjoys reading, exercising, and watching apocalyptic movies and TV
shows like Mad Max and The Walking Dead. Above all, he is a family
man who cherishes nothing more than quality time spent with his loved
ones.





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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Review: Lingering by Melissa Simonson


With Lingering, your departed loved ones are only ever a phone call or text message away.*

Say all those things you should have said. Get their advice, hear their comforting words. Let them celebrate your achievements and soothe your fears like they used to. 

Everyone is welcome, and consultations are always free. 

*Some conditions may apply. Please call our office for details.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Port717 by Raymond D'Silva


2058. Some of the most intelligent across the globe are disappearing without a trace. Leaving behind painful memories in a society where pain and hurt are obsolete.

A common thread links them all.

They are Primo Gamers participating in the largest blended reality offering by the Si1N Corporation.

Jane Forsyth and Terry Ong, elite officers of the PeaceKeepers, must team with Jack Talbot before another is lost.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hard Time by Erec Stebbins


Hard Time by Erec Stebbins book covers

A harsh and punishing world. 

The remnants of humanity, Synths, and Trunes battle each other and an unforgiving landscape. Survival is the meaning of life. 

Hard Time is a collection of six SCIFI novellas 
(Metal, Longhorn, Cult, Trune, Synth, and Deity
that form a short series to tell a single story. 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Two Skies Before Night by Robert Gryn

Two Skies Before Night by Robert Gryn cover

Every hour or so, the two skies of the city of Serendipity change as the lonely metropolis crosses paths with another pair of worlds. Wanderers and refugees from these strange places find their way into the city. Those who enter Above are deemed worthy and live life to its fullest. Those who enter Below are thought somehow lesser and struggle to survive with only their memories and dreams to give them solace.
In the decrepit neighborhoods of Below, Detective Lang hunts a killer. The chase will take him all the way to the highest towers of Above. There he will find himself caught in a game between ambition and betrayal, where the stakes are not life or death, only his soul.


TWO SKIES BEFORE NIGHT (12/7/18) by Robert Gryn is a sci-fi/fantasy detective story set in a two-sided city that periodically crosses all realities, and is populated by inadvertent refugees of countless physical versions of humanity. 

Sunday, December 9, 2018

They Came With The Snow by Christopher Coleman



The fight for survival started with a blast.



Then it started snowing in May and the grid failed.



Then they came.

Who are they? And what do they want?

Find out in this addicting post-apocalyptic survival horror thriller that will leave you wanting more. 


When a mysterious blast goes off in a small college town, triggering a blizzard, the few survivors must decide whether to stay or leave and face the monsters who came with the snow.

Goodreads/Amazon



I picked this one up on Amazon a little while back. I need more horror in my life and lately, it's been lacking. I figured I could fit this one in between other obligations without too much trouble. At only 37 pages, it's a super quick read.

The short story follows a professor and his student with whom he was having an affair.  Trapped in a college building, surrounded by black-eyed creatures hiding in the snow, Dominic and Naia are questioning when the time to make a break for it will be. They do, chaos ensues. Other survivors show up. They make a break for it. More chaos. You get the picture.

Those questions above in the blurb? Yeaaaa, you still don't really know. They don't explain much about the creatures, which adds to the mystery. They do call them "crabs". Er, what? They are naked, genderless, humanoid entities that move like primates and the best this idiot (and by idiot, I mean the professor) can come up with is "crabs"?

In the end, it's really not a bad read for such a short one. There's a lot of action that happens. The plot could use some more padding, IMO, since it didn't really answer too many of its own questions. Essentially, snow zombies = bad, duh. However, there is something very satisfying in watching people you don't like getting taken out by the creatures. Couldn't happen to better people. Karma. *snickers*


3.5 Paws Up!

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About the Author



Christopher Coleman lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in English Literature. A fan of classic and modern horror and thriller movies, his favorite movies are Rosemary's Baby and The Ring. When he's not writing fiction, you can find him reading, taking his kids to and from various sporting activities or watching horror movies with his wife who shares his affinity for the horror genre. His books will creep you out and leave you scared to turn off the lights and go to sleep.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Killing Adam by Earik Beann



The world runs on ARCs. Altered Reality Chips. Small implants behind the left ear that allow people to experience anything they could ever imagine. The network controls everything, from traffic, to food production, to law enforcement. Some proclaim it a Golden Age of humanity. Others have begun to see the cracks. Few realize that behind it all, living within every brain and able to control all aspects of society, there exists a being with an agenda all his own: the singularity called Adam, who believes he is God.


Jimmy Mahoney’s brain can’t accept an ARC. Not since his football injury from the days when the league was still offline. “ARC-incompatible” is what the doctors told him. Worse than being blind and deaf, he is a man struggling to cling to what’s left of a society that he is no longer a part of. His wife spends twenty-three hours a day online, only coming off when her chip forcibly disconnects her so she can eat. Others are worse. Many have died, unwilling or unable to log off to take care of even their most basic needs.



After being unwittingly recruited by a rogue singularity to play a role in a war that he doesn’t understand, Jimmy learns the truth about Adam and is thrown into a life-and-death struggle against the most powerful mathematical mind the world has ever known. But what can one man do against a being that exists everywhere and holds limitless power? How can one man, unable to even get online, find a way to save his wife, and the entire human race, from destruction?

Monday, November 12, 2018

Daisy's Run Excerpt and Review

(The Clockwork Chimera , #1) Publication date: November 14th 2018 Genres: Adult, Science Fiction


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Life in deep space could be a drag sometimes, but Daisy supposed things could have been worse. They were still alive, after all, which was always a plus in her book. Now if only she could figure out who, or what, was endangering her return home, things would be just peachy.
It had been one hell of a way to start the day––being rudely snapped from a deep cryo-sleep, and in the middle of a ship-wide crisis to boot––but Daisy was pleased to note that the ship had not decompressed, the crew hadn’t been blasted into space, and, most importantly, they hadn’t simply blown up. At least not yet. So, they had that going for them, but being stuck on a damaged ship in the inky depths of space as it limped toward Earth was not exactly the relaxing trip home she’d imagined. 
With the powerful AI supercomputer guiding the craft beginning to show some disconcerting quirks of its own, and its unsettling cyborg assistant nosing into her affairs, Daisy’s unease was rapidly growing. Add to the mix a crew of mechanically-enhanced humans, any one of whom she suspected might not be what they seemed, and Daisy found herself with a sense of pending dread tickling the periphery of her mind. 
Something was very much not right––she could feel it in her bones. The tricky part now was going to be figuring out what the threat was, before it could manifest from a mere sinking feeling in her gut into a potentially deadly reality.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Review of A Bitter Winter (The Silver Ninja)


“She stretched out her hand and touched SIRCA’s waist which felt as it looked, smooth and solid. When she removed her hand, a trail of stringy mucus-like fibers dangled from her palm like glue—How is this a suit?” 

On a cold winter night in New York City, former NYPD officer Cindy Ames snuck into a top-secret lab and stole a dangerous technology. With this device, she physically transformed herself into an unstoppable superhuman. 

Tortured by guilt over her partner’s murder, Cindy swore to use her new weapon to bring justice to the killer who ruined her life. But when the deaths of innocent people plague Manhattan, all evidence points to her. 

Has Cindy's quest for revenge gone too far? 

The truth she discovers about herself may be more than she bargained for. 

Super powers can save a city but BREAK a hero. 

A Bitter Winter is book 1 of The Silver Ninja series.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Author Interview: Lawrence M. Nysschens and Review of the White Globe

The White Globe by Lawrence M Nysschens book cover

One little Globe. One whole World.
When your world vanishes and you're somewhere else. And the one you love is lost. Finding the way home takes on a new meaning. (3 x illustrations within.)