Until the Confederation created Allora, it had produced SADEs (self-aware digital entities) for hundreds of years with enormous consistency and harnessed their capabilities to power the society. But this particular young SADE was disturbed by her confinement. Trapped in metal-alloy housing on the bridge of a luxury passenger liner, Allora sought to possess the same freedom enjoyed by humans, who came and went from her starship with abandon.
Sky has finally accepted that her life will never be simple again. As a werewolf who is a host to a powerful spirit shade, Sky has the ability to manipulate magic, among other things - and that means she has many enemies in the otherworld. In need of allies, Sky joins the Midwest Pack. Being part of the pack is supposed to make things better. Instead, she is pulled into a clandestine world of strange politics, dark secrets, and hidden dangers.
There are only a few things Mila is afraid of. Most are pretty common fears, but there is one that sets her apart from those around her. The fear of a secret. With one drop of blood, her secret of a power beyond anything anyone had ever seen before is unleashed, landing her in a place where she is a prisoner. And an experiment. And there are only a few that know their dictator's ultimate goal.
Curt Newton leads his valiant band of Futuremen in the thrilling campaign to preserve a priceless Lunar heritage. Ripped from the pages of the spring 1942 issue of Captain Future magazine, "Outlaws of the Moon" is read with wonder and excitement by Milton Bagby.
Ben Carter, pet care specialist, is hired to walk a Shiba Inu named Toby. Unbeknownst to Ben, Toby is no ordinary dog but an inugami - an immortal demon born in feudal Japan and bred for only one purpose...murder. A mysterious cult seeks to capture the inugami and harness its power for evil. With the help of an elderly luchador and a cop with a heart of gold, Ben must protect Toby and uncover the secret of the Tengu.
Secret alien operatives have spent decades infiltrating humanity; government, military, and key positions in the populace to prepare the world's population for control and mass slavery. The planet's mineral resources notwithstanding, the most viable commodity on the planet is its people and the best way to control them is a one-world government. But with the arrival of Jack Steele's Task Force Lancer, the alien operatives are desperate for a way out and will stop at nothing to prevent their capture.
The future is filled with self-driving cars, virtual realities, chore completing machines, and super-fast Internet connections. Yet all these technological innovations cannot prevent tragedy. Three years ago Grant Legate lost that which he loved most. His carefully built life fell apart in the wake of depression.
Jack Spirelli describes the Coven of Light as a cult-like organization, with dangerously powerful members and no love for mundane humanity. He was also on record as categorically refusing to involve himself in a case that took him anywhere near the Coven. Why then had Jack agreed to take the case of a defecting Coven member? His dragon side-kick Marin may not speak to him again - ever. But sometimes the right thing to do isn't convenient, comfortable, or safe. And there was that stash of magical potions he'd been promised for taking the case.
As a stay-at-home programmer living with her loving boyfriend, Mia lives a simple but good life. Like most people, she dreams, but unlike most, she has vivid dreams about her neighbors' lives. One day, she realizes that they aren't dreams - what she's been experiencing is real. Mia's able to "ghost" into anyone she chooses, take control of their body, and make them do what she wants. Frustrated by the injustice and abuse she sees around her, Mia begins using her power to try to right the wrongs she sees. But the power begins to affect Mia in ways she didn't expect.
Cade Grayson, father, husband, and former Delta Force operator collected his fair share of ghosts as the Omega virus ravaged the United States, turning the majority of her population into mindless automatons hungering for human flesh. Wearing incredulous stares, the faces of those ghosts - dozens of men, women, and children he was unable to save during his many forays into the Z-infested wasteland - visit him nightly during the early morning hours when defenses are dulled and REM sleep has him in its firm grip.
Time. Truth. Life. There is weakness in all when lies are told but the strength in each is what we must behold. Can our Chosen One find her way back from the deception and chaos that surrounds her or is this the life of a trapped girl, broken and lost forever? A worldwide search might be on the cards but what if the girl they're looking for was never meant to be found? These are the questions both sides face in a race against time, truth and the life they are all trying to save.
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For Jillybean, moments of utter happiness and pure sanity are as fleeting and wonderful as sun-showers at a July picnic. Her time with Granny Annie is one such moment, but as always it ends far too quickly and she is once more thrust back into a world of crushing loneliness and endless despair.
Hundreds of years in the future, Jacob, chased by the alien warrior race of Lan'khamires, is off the grid, searching for a mysterious woman named Phoebe who once helped him many years ago. His love for her has never faded and, in vain, he continues to look for her. Traveling from the moon to Mars while being hunted, Jacob only knows that he must find the woman he loves no matter the cost.
Sci-Fi Shorts is a collection of classic science fiction stories from the golden age of space fiction. This group of six unabridged short stories by various authors covers such adventures as secret research projects, underground robot organisations, a subjugated Earth, getting trapped in the void, alien minds, and strangers from Jupiter.
A woman finds a head in her mother's garden. Things get weirder when the head talks to her....
The ability to see into the future has only brought Waverly pain and suffering. She has been wrong about everything. Ethan...Remi...are all of them really dead? Stuck in Shadowface's compound, Waverly meets a girl named Amber who is determined to escape. Through a simple touch, Waverly can see that she is destined to escape with her. But she knows it is not the end. Shadowface must be stopped.
For most people, a visit from their in-laws is unpleasant at most. If only I were that lucky. Mine have unexpectedly dropped by, leaving a couple of bodies and a message in blood as their way of saying hi. Which is just great. Now I can add one more group to the growing list of nut-bags who want to tuck me in for a dirt nap. Simply put, if the in-laws don't get me, a dead woman, the Loki, or any one of a legion of mythological beasties just might. To top it off, a cosmic war has been raging since the dawn of creation, and, somehow, I'm at the center of it all.
Pregnancy is supposed to be a young mother's happiest moment. And I am, except that the leader of the community only allows 200 people in our group to live at a time. My baby will make 201. I have two choices, choose someone in our home to die, or they'll make that choice for me. The community is supposed to be our shelter from the aftermath of World War III, but it's anything but.
Chosen is a fantasy adventure - location: Hell, Purgatory, the Demon's Lair. Dynan Telaerin finds himself on a corpse-strewn hillside, uncertain if he's dead or alive, charged with saving his ancestor, the most powerful telepath to ever exist. Dynan has telepathic powers of his own, only he doesn't know how to use them. With monsters and minions hunting him down, the Demon's Lair isn't the place to learn anything - except how to run and how to hide. Will courage alone be enough to face the greatest evil to exist? Will he lose his soul to save everyone else?
When Richter was drawn into the greatest virtual reality MMORPG ever created, it seemed like a dream come true...until he found that nightmares walked The Land. He was confronted not only with a life and death struggle, but also with questions that would define his very soul. What would you do if you were transported into your favorite video game? What would you do if the gore, adventure, and pain became real? What would you do to win?