What lies in the heart of the moon?

Leinster’s Scrimshaw Takes a Stab at the Moon By N.T. Narbutovskih No person is an island, and no island is underground. The need for human contact, and yes, even human revenge, is a theme that echoes throughout our history. In this story, the stark life of a moon miner conflictsRead More →

Perhaps we control our own destiny. Perhaps, a kind and gentle deity
looks over us from on high, and provides just the right amount of
guidance, love and support. Then again, probably not. Perhaps, just perhaps, our destinies and our beliefs are intertwined in some strange manner.Read More →

I haven’t seen what the world is running from, and my father won’t tell me. But I have heard what they say in the village. The monsters came from the sky to live in our oceans.Read More →

When humans move to an ice planet, biological antifreeze becomes necessary – but only the First settlers have evolved it. General Devereaux goes head-to-head with a First revolutionary as each tries to save their people from the cold front – and from each other. Read More →

When Pyschic Investigator Jack Stein is hired by Outreach Industries, a massive conglomerate, to find the truth surrounding the mysterious disappearance of a mining crew on Dairil III, he finds himself the target in his mobile city, the Locality, when he gets too close to the truth

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What is does strange mean, anyways?

Smith’s Helpfully Yours Blends Humor and Culture Clash By N.T. Narbutovskih Different cultures hold different values. The laws and customs of a foreign land can feel downright alien. Smith presents this theme with both humor and biting wit, her plot and prose both presenting hilarious circumstances and commenting on ourRead More →

When the people of Budapest start to disappear mysteriously, it can only mean one thing: monsters. Half convinced the reports are nothing more than superstition, fledgling monster hunters Reave Crackendash and Nels Hellsinger arrive to investigate…and sample the local delights. The siblings, however, discover a conspiracy that will test their commitment to the case, their profession, and each other, not to mention the limits of their magic.Read More →

Finding a laptop in Mr. Chapa’s secondhand shop was like discovering an Apple watch on an Egyptian mummy. But Vern’s find was another’s tragic loss.Read More →

For untold ages, the refugees from the land of Deschemb have lived secretly beneath the surface of human society. Now modern civilization crumbles as their ancient feud boils to the surface. As chaos and brutality engulf the world, strange alien forces reshape the lands for a new beginning…for whoever survives.Read More →

Anna retires to Northwick, with dreams of living out her remaining years in the comfort of a charming New England town. Things aren’t as peaceful as she had hoped, though, as she discovers the islanders’ bizarre secret.Read More →

An adventuring duo seeks the legendary, magical dagger of Shellafen. This weapon is embedded in the troll that killed Shellafen. Read More →

At a moon colony where Mars Orbiters are manufactured, a damaged android is saved from the recycle shredder by an introverted teenager with vague ambitions of ion boarding on Mars. Against Trent Wagner’s own substantial logic, he accepts the challenge from the older kids to fix the bot and enter it into the Foot Race, a three mile competition across the lunar surface. Things get interesting as the bot displays behaviors and images of a past human life.Read More →

In an alternate Cold War, America is armed with a fleet of manned nuclear ICBMs. But all is not well, and every night, the rocket man dreams of Moscow . . . Read More →

Reporter Angela Ioane discovers the most promising new weight loss therapy in years has side effects no one is talking about.Read More →

The Lingering Taste of Mars By Wendy Nikel “I feel like I left my mind on Mars. Even now, I can still hear the wind.” Rosie reaches over from where she sits on her rocking chair and winds her fingers around mine. She hasn’t changed a bit, despite the yearsRead More →

A dying physicist makes a desperate attempt to spare his daughter grief by flying into a black hole.Read More →

Humanity finally finds God, waiting in a nearby planetary system. Of course, that’s when the problems begin.Read More →

The country that gave the world Bach, Mozart and Beethoven used poison gas, barbed wire and machine guns in order to kill as many men as possible.  The countries that gave the world Shakespeare, Milton, Bizet, Victor Hugo, Tchaikovsky and Tolstoy responded in kind. Read More →

Nehan is her people’s wartime queen, and must surrender her crown if she can repel her country’s invaders. With her biological daughters dead, she must hope she has done enough to smooth the way for her adopted son, the orphan of poor nomad folk, to rule after her.Read More →

Phillip K. Dick’s Mr. Spaceship Turns AI On Its Head By N.T. Narbutovskih Any sacrifice for the greater good is acceptable. War doesn’t wait on the needs of the individual. These themes are present in today’s tense international environment just as they were when Dick wrote this packed tale. FromRead More →

And then I was fading, ears ringing and body broken by shrapnel that jingle-jangled in my pocket, before I failed Christiane.Read More →