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Gordon E. Abbo               

A Meeting of Two Worlds                        Science Fiction

George Abooli, a recently unemployed amateur astronomer, has everything to gain when he encounters the Reptons, a friendly race of reptilian humanoids from the Tau Ceti system. He accepts an invitation to visit their home planet and is taken on an interstellar journey. George marvels at the pristine world and nearly utopian society he discovers. Concerned with humanity’s social problems, he asks his alien hosts to help him introduce their advanced technology to his home world. George’s request fits in with the Reptons’ own plans. They have been studying Earth with cloaked starships for half a century and are ready to reveal their existence to the people of Earth. They appoint George as their ambassador. However, as with any new diplomatic initiative, things do not go as planned…

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A New Beginning                        Science Fiction

The nuclear war that everyone has always feared finally comes to pass after friendly reptilian humanoids, the Reptons, reveal themselves to the people of Planet Earth. Unable to halt the cataclysm, they manage to save a paltry one thousand humans and transport them to the aliens’ home planet in the Tau Ceti system. There the Reptons help the refugees establish a colony to act as a latter-day Noah’s Ark until such time as the Earth can once again be made habitable. Charles Pankin, the leader of the colony, works with Interplanetary Ambassador George Abooli and the Repton rulers to prepare for the day when humanity can return home. With the example of the Reptons’ nearly-utopian society to follow, Pankin believes he can evade the mistakes that almost led to the extinction of the human race. However, the age-old dream of a utopian society once again collides with the imperfections of human nature. The colonists find they must overcome daunting challenges and personal tragedies to achieve their goal of a repopulated and peaceful Earth. Then something else goes wrong.

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A Galactic Odyssey                        Science Fiction

Humanity’s return to Earth following the devastating nuclear war has met with catastrophe and forced the survivors to retreat to the thriving human colony on Tau Ceti 2. With the re-colonization of Earth a bust, the Reptons include their human friends in their own colonization plans. With the new generation of Repton starships, the two species can reach every habitable world within a thousand light-years of Tau Ceti. Paul Collins and Heather Dixon are members of the mixed Repton/human crew aboard Te Laposo, the first of these new super ships. Their mission is to seek out planets suitable for habitation and to return to Tau Ceti to report. However, the new hyperdrive still has bugs in it. When the drive malfunctions and hurls them far across the Milky Way, they find themselves more than 50,000 light-years from Tau Ceti with no way to get home. Nor is fixing the hyper-drive their only problem. The local stellar neighbor-hood is full of danger and crowded with other spacefaring species, some of whom are not happy to see them…

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The Warrior Woman                        Science Fiction

After nuclear war makes the Earth uninhabitable, humanity’s survivors are sheltered by the Reptons, an alien race from the Tau Ceti system. With a thriving human colony planted on Tau Ceti 2, the two races begin a program of expansion to the surrounding star systems. During their explorations, they come across a world where the entire native civilization has been wiped out by unknown invaders. Another Repton/human starship follows a mysterious signal in space to a system where they discover the Bardrosians. Like humanity, the Bardrosians are refugees, having fled their planet when it came under attack by the warlike Thessals, who are out to conquer other worlds. Weapons officer Heather Dixon learns the ancient martial arts tradition of the Bardrosians to become an elite warrior against the Thessals. The odds are against her and the Repton/human/Bardrosian alliance, because the Thessals possess a massive army of deadly ‘droids and a planet-busting super weapon. Survival of the human race is once again in doubt.

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Nunzio Addabbo

Globe: Earth's Sister Planet  - Science Fiction

What would you say or do if I told you there is another planet with intelligent life in the universe?
Would you roll your eyes and walk away without a word?
Would you look at me like I’m nuts?
Or, would you be interested in learning more about my statement?
Every once in a while a story comes along that instantly triggers ferocious arguments. This is one of those stories...
Included are stories of communication with extraterrestrials, a never-told story of the shocking event that happened in the radio-room of the Titanic as the ship was sinking, and the saga of the Ham who recently patented  a radio generator to cure cancer.  Other stories about Hams include the Jonestown massacre; a large volcanic rock in the Pacific Ocean called the Island of Dreams; and the secret that united two WWII enemies.  There are tales about Howard Hughes; how the author helped save an old man behind the Iron-Curtain; and many more unforgettable true stories.

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Steven Dong                                    Science Fiction

Wild Side of the Window

Alice Liddel became a queen there.
Jonathan Hoag had a job there.
Lou Reed took a walk there.
Now, to save the woman he loves, Martin “Wuju” Woo-Julanski will go there and face evil twins, evil quadruplets, fire-breathing dragons, frumious bandersnatchi, spandex-wearing wizards, whacked-out superheroes, and a super-sonic cyborg flying turtle.
Find out what lies on the Wild Side of the Window….

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Pier Fuhrman                  

Cats Without Bodies and Snakes With Wigs

Jackie Spangle’s life is without direction until the day his girlfriend Marcea dumps him to pursue her career as a reporter on the far-off planet of Calpez.  Jackie eventually follows her, but arrives on Calpez to discover her dead; a casualty of a local riot.  When his investigation into her death goes nowhere, he books passage home, but is sidetracked by a commotion en route to the ship.  That is his first mistake.
His second is getting involved.
As a result, he witnesses a murder and is accidentally transported aboard the headquarters ship of the Bombeese Company Limited, the corporate power that fronts for the corrupt High Council of the Interplanetary Union.  It is aboard the B.C.L. ship that things begin to get weird...
Cats Without Bodies and Snakes With Wigs is the first book in the Calpez Trilogy, a rollicking interstellar adventure.  Join us for intrigue, murder, double-dealing, duplicate identities, space battles, revolution, good, evil, imploding planets, and the strangest mix of life forms and characters this side of Andromeda.

Social Justice Abounds

The evil Interplanetary Union is no more.  However, that doesn’t mean that the planet Calpez’s problems are over.  For one thing, the former Commander Cheryll Bartell has been elected Chancellor after a campaign of lies and deception; and giddy with power, she begins to build herself an empire out of the wreckage left behind by the fall of the I.P.U.   Meanwhile, conspiracies collide, old enemies return, the palace is blackmailed, kidnappings become commonplace, Calpez seems destined for certain destruction, and those aren’t the worst problems Jackie Spangle faces …
 Social Justice Abounds is the rollicking sequel to Cats Without Bodies and Snakes With Wigs, an interstellar adventure in the grand tradition.  Coming soon: Coffee Drinkers Of The World Unite; The Princess Debacle And Other Hanky Panky! 

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Scott G. Gier

Genellan: Planetfall - Science Fiction

Genellan—a beautiful, Earthlike world where intelligent cliff dwellers waited in fear for the day the bear people would return, killing them for their fur…
Genellan—the only refuge for a ship’s crew and a detachment of spacer Marines, abandoned by a fleet fleeing from alien attackers.
Stranded on Genellan, the humans struggled to make a home for themselves until—they hoped against hope—the fleet would return to rescue them. Lt. Sharl Buccari tried desperately to hold on to the threads of command over the spacers and the Marines—to keep her crew together and alive.
Winter was coming. No one knew if the winged natives would be friend or foe. And now the bear people were returning, intent on destroying the humans—but not before stealing the secret of hyperlight drive, the key to interstellar flight…

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Genellan: Shadow of the Moon - Science Fiction

Heart of Genellan
Hotshot pilot Sharl Buccari was a living legend. She and her crew of Survivors had established a foothold on Genellan—a beautiful new world, raw and unforgiving—becoming allies with the native cliff dwellers. Now the challenge was to engineer peace with the other advanced race inhabiting the same planetary system—the kones—and to build a colony for the children of humanity, including her own infant son.
But konish politics and xenophobia threatened to tear apart the fragile truce for which she had fought so hard. Worse, another mysterious race of aliens who twenty-five years earlier had massacred a human star fleet was back—and on the warpath.
Buccari had to choose. The other Survivors could take care of Genellan, and the cliff dwellers would take care of her child. But only Buccari held power over all three races of the Genellan system. Only Buccari could hope to unite them against a common—and deadly—foe… 

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Genellan: First Victory - Science Fiction

Fleet Admiral Runacres has taken the Tellurian fleet deep into the Red Zone trying desperately to make diplomatic contact, and now the Ulaggi mean to punish the humans for approaching too closely to the heart of their empire. The murderous aliens have come to kill. Ulaggi battle cruisers, human motherships, and konish dreadnaughts converge on the planet Genellan, just as a convoy of Tellurian transports arrives to eject their vulnerable cargo of human settlers into the rugged planet’s atmosphere. Hotshot squadron commander Sharl Buccari and her corvette pilots are all that stand between the enemy and the helpless settlers. Buccari is a living legend, but the Ulaggi have never been defeated. Can she stop them from invading Genellan? If not, Earth is next.

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Genellan: Earth Siege - Science Fiction

Trafalgar in Space
 Ancient were the Ulaggi before the ancestors of man walked upright.  The Ulaggi — a race of mind readers — terrorize the galaxy, destroying the weak.
Genellan, humanity’s first colony in space, is attacked.  Thousands die.  The colonial capital is destroyed, but the aliens are repulsed. The cost is dear in lives and ships, but worse — the Ulaggi learn the location of Earth.
Admiral Runacres, the Tellurian Legion Fleet commander, orders all ships back to Sol-Sys.  Desperately, he strives to bring her selfish governments into cooperation…
Too soon, the Ulaggi attack, forcing Runacres to retreat behind his lunar defenses.  Earth’s defense is untenable.  The Ulaggi descend to the surface, spreading death and ruin in their path.
Captain Sharl Buccari returns to Sol-Sys with reinforce-ments from Kon, humanity’s ally and bitter enemy of the Ulaggi.  Outnumbered, the human and Konish fleets engage the invaders… 

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Daystar - Science Fiction

Two super alliances compete for the galaxy: the Federation, a constellation of systems centered on Earth, struggles against the Galactic Independence/New Confederacy (GINC) as mankind spreads like a bloody stain, consuming entire planets in a rapacious competition for resources. Some colonies will live, but most will die to fulfill the needs of the core alliances.
A rebel organization, the Planetary Independence Movement (PIM), strives to obstruct the devastation. Its messianic leader, Daniel Enos Callihan, has not been seen for decades, but his sedition continues to hamper the alliances. Each alliance seeks to use Callihan against the other…or else to kill him. His location becomes available—Daystar System.
Duncan, a Federation ground-pounder, leads a penetration team onto the planet and discovers a pre-industrial society unable to defend itself—at least apparently so. A curious energy source leads Duncan to Callihan; but it is the energy source itself that changes everything. The elwar, a race of gentle innocents, possess a power unlike any previously known. It is this power that ultimately makes all the difference.

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Robert O. Hoskins

Devils in Quantum - Science Fiction

Preston “Pete” Borden struck it rich in 1899 in Goldtown, Nevada, in one of the last big strikes in the Old West.  Having made his fortune at the tender age of 20, Borden returned to his home in the East where he bankrolled a company named Borden Holdings.  Over the decades, Borden’s company and power grew, evolving into the Borden Bank of Trust of New York City.
 Pete married and though he longed for an heir, did not produce a son, Morgan, until 1932.  The elder Borden groomed his son to take over the business empire.  Fearing kidnappers, Pete hired an ex-prizefighter, Slugger, to look after his son.  The two have an interest in common.  Both want to become chemists.  While experimenting, Slugger creates a drink that sends imbibers to Quantum, a strange world not of this Earth.  There, he and Morgan are illegal arrivals, not subject to the strict laws of Quantum.
The two of them have a number of adventures, including riots, warfare, and a donkey, before they are eventually returned to Earth.

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Jack and Catherine Hart                        

Mythosphere - Science Fiction

Mythosphere is a virtual-world playground located on a remote island in the Caribbean and run by an extended family who style themselves "Olympians," the gods of Mythosphere.  Trevor Martin, a fair athlete and mediocre student, is not sure that he wants to squander his graduation money on a vacation trip to the island; not until he meets Diana, one of the Olympians, that is.
Once in Mythosphere, Trevor finds himself caught up in a contest between Diana's Samarkand and Mars's Camelot, and in the process, finds himself responsible for a woman who cannot stand him.  The only problem is that the contest is more a war than a game -- a war for the control of Mythosphere!
Trevor's story is only one strand in a complex weave of storylines involving humans and gods, both in and out of the virtual playground.   The people and beings that Trevor meets include a beautiful female knight, a serial killer, various fairies, a dragon, a hippogriff, and numerous others both mysterious and deadly.  He soon discovers that things are not as they seem, people are not who they appear, and danger lurks around every virtual turn in Mythosphere.

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Joseph Sloan Lyles


The Resurrection Rock Trilogy - Science Fiction

Silver Iridium is the most rare substance on Earth, since the world's entire supply comes from mining ancient meteor and asteroid strikes.  Yet it is common when compared to the fabled Black Iridium.  In fact, many people say that this radioactive isotope of the silver metal does not exist; and even if it does, tales of its power are wildly exaggerated.
Could a rock be the key to everlasting life? Eternal youth? Unlimited fortune?  Jason and his girlfriend, Paulina, seek to answer these questions as they voyage to another world in search of it.  He knows that he must have the Black Iridium if he is to save his father, who is hovering near death.  Nor is he alone in his belief that Black Iridium can be found beyond the Solar System.  His efforts to obtain the ultimate power source come to the attention of a criminal mastermind of the illegal sex-clone trade who will stop at nothing to possess …

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Ella Mack                

Where Sleeping Cats Lie - Science Fiction


Take a walk with Ilsa, resident of a sleepy tree village that has lived in peace and harmony for centuries.  Of course, peace doesn't last forever.  Disorder is always just a random event away and Ilsa soon finds herself on a life-and-death mission to save her people, her civilization, and her world.
Assume nothing in this four-footed adventure through an alien landscape on a planet where death and destruction are often found just beyond the next hill. 

Scuzzworms - Science Fiction


Nothing goes right from the very first day that Imelda arrives at Iago IV.  A biologist with a checkered past, Imelda is looking for a place where she can focus on her research, free from the intrusions of nosy civilization.  Unfortunately, she didn’t bargain on nosy fellow researchers.  She also didn’t bargain on the Iagans, some of the most disgusting creatures to be found in the explored universe.

Events spiral from bad to worse in this quirky tale of future scientific exploration. Sign on for an adventure you’ll never forget, if you dare...

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The Ergonaut - Science Fiction


When human explorers finally reach the stars, they discover that life elsewhere is both rare and primitive.  Under the watchful eye of the Committee for Human Advancement, space exploration is largely devoted to finding planets suitable for earthculture … the planting of Earthlike biospheres on formerly sterile planets. Science has matured to the point where psychomanagement is the only field still worth studying. That is, until the Delta Cluster Mission discovers an alien civilization hidden behind the veil of an interstellar nebula. 

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Peter L. Manly                 

Asterisms - Science Fiction

Nobody asked Patrick White's permission to sign him onto the crew of a multi-generation ship to the stars. His parents were too busy with departure preparations to even think about such legal niceties. His older sister just didn't care about little brothers. By the time he came of legal age, Earth's Sol appeared as a remote and dim speck among thousands of similar stars.
Patrick's whole world revolved, literally, within a slim cylinder populated by the people he'd grown up with and that included everybody within light years. The voyage would take 50 years as measured by the revolution of a distant planet about a far star which few on board thought about any more.
With graying hair and a mature man's responsibility, he then left the comfortable confines of his home aboard ship and faced a wild planet using innate skills dimly remembered — like how to deal with mud. He also had a family and a whole colony to care for. Other than that, he felt like any other guy with a wife, kids and a job.

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Steve Martindale


Aesir Trilogy - Science Fiction / Fantasy

      In the Icelandic fishing village of Nordfjordur, they take their gods seriously, and each person has his own way of dealing with them:
 Erik Thorkilsson, an awkward fifteen-year-old, whose hard-edged American uncle harbors a dark secret.
 Father Viktor Johnsson, Catholic priest, aboard a spaceship hurtling toward what may possibly be the ash tree Yggdrasil.
 Arnor Eriksson, the last remaining inhabitant in Iceland, left to tend Odin’s garden.
Each of them may follow a path differing from the others, but they have one thing in common: the Norns have yet to cut their threads.

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Michael McCollum  (see below)

Marion G. Otto

The Ultimate Hero - Science Fiction   

Sixty-five million years ago, a single rock struck the Earth and wiped out the dinosaurs.  It was a bad day for the thunder lizards, but a good day for the human race.  Without their destruction, it is unlikely our own species would have evolved.  Which brings up an interesting question.  Will tomorrow be a bad day for humanity, and a good day for the cockroaches?

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Bob Nadel                  

Spiral Nebula - Science Fiction 

Spiral Nebula deals with the sudden demise of civilization.  A group of scientists are seeking a cheap source of energy. They succeed beyond their wildest dreams when they stumble upon anti-matter.  Anti-matter utterly destroys any (normal) matter that it touches such as puny scientists and the world that they live on.In an instant they and their world are reduced to incandescent ash. The ash is scattered to the far reaches of the galaxy where the devastation continues in a chain reaction. Billions of souls are lost in the holocaust. A conglomerate of these souls, all that remains of humanity, is invested in a bodiless  entity. For want of a better name, we will call him George.
George is severely punished for his part in the devastation after which he is taken in hand by a God like entity who charges him with the formidable task of rebuilding the world and is given the tools with which to do it.
The second part of the book deals with George's successes and failures.Will he succeed and will he do it right this time or do his successors have to repeat the cosmic experiment ad infinitum?
Finally ... Is this about the past or the future. You the reader must decide ... or read the sequel.  

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Eray Oge, M.D.                 

Counterclockwise - Science Fiction 

Has science cracked the secret of human aging?  Are we on the brink of an era where it will be possible to buy back our youth?What would you pay to be twenty years old again? 
Can you imagine a world where one-hundred-fifty-year-old "youngsters" are as fit and active as today's young adults?  There are several ongoing genetic research programs that seek the goal of extending human life to two centuries or longer.  Many of us will be able to take advantage of this phenomenal research in our own lifetime.
COUNTERCLOCKWISE is the story of the quest for youth.  It is based on actual genetic research.  Although the story and characters are fictitious, the medical facts and hypotheses presented are very real.

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George Phillies

This Shining Sea - Science Fiction    

Meet Eclipse.
She's pretty, hardworking, bright, self-reliant, good with tools.  Everything a twelve-year old girl should be.  She also flies and reads minds.
Now she's here on our Earth. But even her powers may not be enough to stop The Invisible Menace.

The Minutegirls - Science Fiction    

Nice young women
who just want some good clean fun
with power armor,
plenty of high explosives,
and a few cute Minuteboys.

It is 2174.
From the hills of American Manchuria
to the depths of Outer Space.
America's Girl Militia
battles Franco-German Treachery
to shield the American Stellar Republic.

Nine Gees - A Collection of Shorter Fiction     

Nine Gees...eight short stories and an epic poem by George Phillies.
Nine Gees...spanning medieval fantasy, space piracy, mentalic duels, aliens, classical theology, and the monster that hides under the bed.
Modern literary heroes drown in their own angst. Phillies' heroines prefer sword, pistol, spell, weapons of mass destruction...and courage and determination.

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George Pinneo

Bergmann's Interplanetary Venture - Science Fiction    

Bergmann's team comprised Bergmann Ventures, Inc.  The few humans of BVI were ready to return to the Moon; Guy vowed they'd stay this time!  They'd build a moonship to take people to the lunar surface as a 'day-trip', one of several benefits of having an orbitat at the Lagrangian Point, L5.  Their third ship, Moon Maid, would be a good step towards the design and fabrication of a marship, for Mars was the real prize. They would expand the BV1 orbitat along the long axis, adding BV2 to accommodate more people and businesses in preparation to move on outward where humans belonged.


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Bergmann's Martian Venture - Science Fiction    

Bergmann Ventures, Incorporated, has established a small colony just west of Candor Chasma on the edge of the Martian Equatorial Highlands. The colonists are supported by two mars spinships: Barsoomian and Ares. Their shuttle is the Banderat-built Accelerator; their second mars shuttle is under construction back on Earth. The Candor Cliffs settlement is thriving; Humans, Strivers, Banderat, Sayen and Een are represented; the second mars ship, Ares, has just brought out the first group of tourists, along with the senior Bergmanns and Jerezs and Raquel’s parents, the former President of the United States and his wife, L.A and Loretta Lasker. Kim is fascinated with a Martian nautilus she has named ‘Nicki’ who lives in the Candor Sea below Plains End.

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Bergmann's Martian Colony - Science Fiction    

Nicki, the leader of the group of native Martian nautili in Little Valley Creek, asks Guy to help protect her group from another clan of invading nautili she senses moving north along the shore of the Candor Sea. Guy has no desire to intervene in a nautili dispute. He knows the Concordat people will watch closely to see how he handles the request.
It is the first Martian winter for the BVI colonists as snow falls at Candor Cliffs. The core team prepares to journey to Dengon’s Star aboard the Banderat starship Climber to take part in the Corcordat “Ingather” or “Circle Festival.” These Humans will be the first to participate in this interspecies Hub festival. Guy expects Kim to be the smallest and most effective Human ambassador there.

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Bergmann's Sunrise Venture - Science Fiction    

Guy Bergmann, on a trip to the planet Sunrise, runs afoul of a Varandrie Lord named Anoth. When the smoke clears, he is in possession of Anoth’s lands, castle, starship and all his vassals, as well as those of another Varandrie lord.
Returning to Mars, he finds the UN has taken control of the Martian Colony in his absence. Dislodging them requires more unpleasantness, which only ends when Bergmann returns to Earth to bell the tiger in its den.
Once again, Bergmann discovers that a hero’s work is never done.

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Jon Rominek 

Heavens: Prometheus Unleashed - Science Fiction    

When scientists discover radio signals emanating from a planet orbiting one of the stars in the Centauri System, the President of the United States orders Operation Bold Stroke, a mission to send a ship to investigate. The ship is the Prometheus, a colossally expensive gamble using unproven technology. The project is not the well-oiled machine much loved by writers of escapist fiction. The sponsoring nations balk at the cost, and crew selection falls prey to political infighting. Prometheus's commander is Glenn McCarran, a controversial choice, and not only because he is a convicted murderer pardoned by the President for the mission. The rest of the crew consists of a French scientist and two women, a Russian cosmonaut and an African-American astronaut -- none of whom trust each other or their captain. Then there is the ship's computer, a self-aware automaton with powers unknown to the human crewmembers and a personality of her own; a personality, it turns out, that is not completely honest.
Yet, with all of its shortcomings, the Prometheus mission is the most important exploration ever launched. For on its successful conclusion rests the future of the human race.

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Howard R. Tippin

The Voice of the Moment - Science Fiction
The aliens came to the Earth to purchase water, the most precious substance in the universe.  That was all that was known about them, so humans called them Water Merchants.   To serve as their base of operations, the aliens erected a mighty tower in the Nevada desert.  The Earth Company soon built a city around the tower to facilitate commerce.  One day, an alien is found brutally murdered in the bowels of the city.  Phelan Rodgers, former colonel, United States Air Force, who once piloted the secret Black Raptor fighters back-engineered from alien technology, is chosen to help investigate the murder along with Earth Company Investigator Philip Sloane.  During the course of the investigation Phelan begins to suspect that Sloane has been sent out to help keep what the murdered alien was doing a secret, and has his own reasons for thwarting the investigation.  Phelan comes to believe that the aliens may have their own agenda for being on the Earth and now it is up to him to uncover the aliens’ secrets before it is too late…

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Michael McCollum          

Gibraltar Earth - Science Fiction    


It is the 24th Century and humanity is just gaining a toehold out among the stars. Stellar Survey Starship Magellan is exploring the New Eden system when they encounter two alien spacecraft.  When the encounter is over, the score is one human scout ship and one alien aggressor destroyed.  In exploring the wreck of the second alien ship, spacers discover a survivor with a fantastic story.
The alien comes from a million-star Galactic Empire ruled over by a mysterious race known as the Broa. These overlords are the masters of this region of the galaxy and they allow no competitors.  This news presents Earth’s rulers with a problem.  As yet, the Broa are ignorant of humanity’s existence.  Does the human race retreat to its one small world, quaking in fear that the Broa will eventually discover Earth?  Or do they take a more aggressive approach?
Whatever they do, they must do it quickly!  Time is running out for the human race...

Gibraltar Sun - Science Fiction    


The expedition to the Crab Nebula has returned to Earth and the news is not good. Out among the stars, a million systems have fallen under Broan domination, the fate awaiting Earth should the Broa ever learn of its existence. The problem would seem to allow but three responses: submit meekly to slavery, fight and risk extermination, or hide and pray the Broa remain ignorant of humankind for at least a few more generations. Are the hairless apes of Sol III finally faced with a problem for which there is no acceptable solution?
While politicians argue, Mark Rykand and Lisa Arden risk everything to spy on the all-powerful enemy that is beginning to wonder at the appearance of mysterious bipeds in their midst…

Life Probe - Science Fiction    

The Makers searched for the secret to faster-than-light travel for 100,000 years. Their chosen instruments were the Life Probes, which they launched in every direction to seek out advanced civilizations among the stars. One such machine searching for intelligent life encounters 21st century Earth. It isn't sure that it has found any ...

Procyon's Promise - Science Fiction    


Three hundred years after humanity made its deal with the Life Probe to search out the secret of faster-than-light travel, the descendants of the original expedition return to Earth in a starship. They find a world that has forgotten the ancient contract. No matter. The colonists have overcome far greater obstacles in their single minded drive to redeem a promise made before any of them were born ...


Gridlock and Other Stories - Science Fiction    


Where would you visit if you invented a time machine, but couldn't steer it?  And what if you went out for a six pack of beer and never came back?  If you think nuclear power is dangerous, you should try black holes as an energy source -- or even scarier, solar energy! Visit the many worlds of Michael McCollum. I guarantee that you'll be surprised!

Antares Dawn - Science Fiction    


When the supergiant star Antares exploded in 2512, the human colony on Alta found their pathway to the stars gone, isolating them from the rest of human space for more than a century. Then one day, a powerful warship materialized in the system without warning. Alarmed by the sudden appearance of such behemoth, the commanders of the Altan Space Navy dispatched one of their most powerful ships to investigate. What ASNS Discovery finds when they finally catch the intruder is a battered hulk manned by a dead crew.
That is disturbing news for the Altans. For the dead battleship could easily have defeated the whole of the Altan navy. If it could find Alta, then so could whoever it was that beat it. Something would have to be done ...

Antares Passage - Science Fiction    

After more than a century of isolation, the paths between stars are again open and the people of Alta in contact with their sister colony on Sandar. The opening of the foldlines has not been the unmixed blessing the Altans had supposed, however.
For the reestablishment of interstellar travel has brought with it news of the Ryall, an alien race whose goal is the extermination of humanity. If they are to avoid defeat at the hands of the aliens, Alta must seek out the military might of Earth. However, to reach Earth requires them to dive into the heart of a supernova ...

Antares Victory - Science Fiction    

After a century of warfare, humanity finally discovered the Achilles heel of the Ryall, their xenophobic reptilian foe.  Spica – Alpha Virginis – is the key star system in enemy space.  It is the hub through which all Ryall starships must pass, and if humanity can only capture and hold it, they will strangle the Ryall war machine and end their threat to humankind forever.
It all seemed so simple in the computer simulations: Advance by stealth, attack without warning, strike swiftly with overwhelming power.  Unfortunately, conquering the Ryall proves the easy part.  With the key to victory in hand, Richard and Bethany Drake discover that they must also conquer human nature if they are to bring down the alien foe … 

Thunderstrike! - Science Fiction     

A Discovery Of Major Impact ...
The new comet found near Jupiter was an incredible treasure trove of water-ice and rock. Immediately, the water-starved Luna Republic and Sierra Corporation, a leader in asteroid mining, were squabbling over rights to the new resource. But all thoughts of profit and fame were abandoned when a scientific expedition discovered that the comet's trajectory placed it on a collision course with Earth!
As scientists struggled to find a way to alter the comet's course, world leaders tried desperately to restrain mass panic, and two lovers quarreled over the direction the comet was to take, all Earth waited to see if humanity had any future at all ...


The Clouds of Saturn - Science Fiction    

A Discovery Of Major Impact ...

When the sun flared out of control and boiled Earth's oceans, humanity took refuge in a place that few would have predicted.  In the greatest migration in history, the entire human race took up residence among the towering clouds and deep clear-air canyons of Saturn's upper atmosphere.  Having survived the traitor star, they returned to the all-too-human tradition of internecine strife.  The new city-states of Saturn began to resemble those of ancient Greece, with one group of cities taking on the role of militaristic Sparta ...

The Sails of Tau Ceti - Science Fiction    


Starhopper was humanity's first interstellar probe.   It was designed to search for intelligent life beyond the solar system.   Before it could be launched, however, intelligent life found Earth.  The discovery of an alien light sail inbound at the edge of the solar system generated considerable excitement in scientific circles.  With the interstellar probe nearing completion, it gave scientists the opportunity to launch an expedition to meet the aliens while they were still in space. The second surprise came when Starhopper's crew boarded the alien craft.  They found beings who, despite their alien physiques, were surprisingly compatible with humans.  That two species so similar could have evolved a mere twelve light years from one another seemed too coincidental to be true.
One human being soon discovered that coincidence had nothing to do with it ...

A Greater Infinity - Science Fiction    


Duncan MacElroy was an ordinary engineering student before he went out for a six-pack of beer one night and never came back.  Instead, he found himself embroiled in a war for the dominance of Paratime, as well as defending our own particular version of Earth from predators on both sides of the battle lines.  For he quickly discovered that "parallel universes" aren't, and that a single individual can make all of the difference in the worlds!

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