Split evenly between strong female and male leads, these heroes fight losing battles on principle alone, discover lies hidden deep inside themselves, execute daring rescues and fight for love and liberty in a society where human dignity is cheaper than obsolete swarmbots.
These original, never-before-published works are from veteran authors, including William F. Wu, as well as emerging talents.
These heroes battle conspiracies of usurpers, confront the unearned consequences of others’ willful lunacy, seek out buried truths at unbearable personal expense and endure the inhuman demands of digital rebellion in worlds innately hostile to truth and freedom.
With original, never-before-published works from veteran authors, including William F. Wu, as well as emerging talents.
One man rises in opposition. Rork Sollix raids Barbary's cargo ships for fun and profit, along with his lovestruck teenage servant Lala Fevari and his ragtag crew.
Just days from death, betrayed by his own men and on the run, Rork tries to safeguard Lala on Earth. But Barbary kidnaps her, throws Rork in a bleak Delhi prison and aims to make the young girl pay for Rork's crimes.
N.T. is in trouble. Her ship has crashlanded. Her captain is gravely injured. When a group of native aliens kidnap one of her two remaining crewmates, it's up to her and Danielle to figure out how to rescue him and keep the captain safe at the same time, with only a single antique weapon between them. On top of that, the aliens are not quite what they seem...
Alien life, space exploration, planet, planetary survey, alien intelligence, sea life, crash landing, stranded, marooned, rescue, short story, scifi, specfic, speculative fiction, alien civilization, man vs. nature, human vs. nature, woman vs. nature, escape, kidnapping, kidnapped, cattle, captured, stone ax, axe, mating dance, dancers, alien wildlife
Ian Blake doesn't play games and he won't accept handouts. He needs to be productive and useful - but his creepy boss just fired the baby-saving hero and father of three.
Ian yearns to build his own robots now. But with a job offer in hand under his old boss in a government agency, he fights his family's callous material greed and his own self-doubt to build the future he thinks we all need.