Count Down - The Concise Epitaph of Humanity: A Dystopian Series

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Count Down: The Concise Epitaph of Humanity

There are thousands, no, millions of words that describe, define, or typify human endeavor. From self-help guides to precise biology, everything known about humanity is splashed on page after page, and has been so since the creation of the written word.

Earth is invaded, no, overborne by an unstoppable and inexorable enemy from beyond our dimension. These beings, beyond our comprehension, have begun to destroy our world, and have tendered an ultimatum. They demand that an unknown author, chosen seemingly at random, be tasked with giving a full disclosure, and a true apology for all of humankind, and in that same document he must explain to the impending executioners why we should be pardoned and allowed to live.

Count Down, however, is a very different kind of book, and you simply must read it, because it may mean the difference in your life from this point on. While it is a cautionary tale at this point, we could find ourselves in the specific situation where just such a book may be our only hope. If you have read dystopian literature, you have experienced the almost-but-not-quite version of Count Down.

This is the real deal. You will be glad you read it, and the compulsion to share with others will be inexorable. Because ultimately, how does one apologize for the species, and how does one explain the inexplicable?

Count Down will challenge you, engage you in your own explanation, your own words to explain and define what it is that drives you, how you think, what you do. It will not only cause you to question your motives, it will galvanize your convictions.

Don’t wait another minute. You have ten thousand words. Do what you can.

Don’t Delay. Download This Book Now.

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Mar 16, 2017
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Alternative History
Fiction / Dystopian
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The Chill of the Night

Stories to be frightened by

Many things go ‘bump’ in the night. These stories are a gathering of some of the most chilling, thought-provoking and wondrous tales of fright. You’ll want to be cozy and secure when you dive into these depths, for more than just your nerve will be tested… for these are stories meant to drive your spirit to the edge of insanity, and bring you back in time for breakfast!

The secret to the chiller is the stark nature of the truth behind them. It is one thing to be afraid of what might happen. It is even scarier when you know what DID happen. These stories dance along the edge of this reality, beckoning you into a twilit world of mystery and horror.

Pulled from historical reality; drawn from human existence on the edge of personal destiny and established in the heart of a dark, scary place where possibility passes beyond reason. Each of these stories will draw you to the edge of your seat, and each page-flipping scene will suck you nearer to the edge of sanity.

Inside You Will Learn:

· The Last Mission of the Lost Dutchman

· How the Howls of the Wolf might Save you from Mortal Danger

· How the Ghostly Brakeman Saved an Empire

· The danger of avoiding the Nock-Knocks

· What Happens When You Forget to Pay the Piper

· And Much More

These stories will frighten and delight you. As an added bonus, there is a section on how to make your scary story reading even more intense! So be ready to get your ‘Scare’ on, even in broad daylight.

Don’t Delay. Download This Book Now.

Mary Robinette Kowal's science fiction debut, The Calculating Stars, explores the premise behind her award-winning "Lady Astronaut of Mars."

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On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.

Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.

Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

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