If This Goes Wrong

Author: Hank Davis
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 1625795572
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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WHAT COULD GO WRONG . . . ? Progress! It’s wonderful—though it sometimes has unexpected and undesirable side effects. Read the long warning list of possible side effects on a medicine bottle’s label sometime . . . the part in really tinyprint. But surely the benefits of modern technology outweigh the drawbacks. Until they don’t. Remember how increasingly deadly weapons, from the machine gun to the H-bomb, were supposed to make war too horrific to even be contemplated? Didn’t happen. The cell phone has made it possible to phone from almost anywhere—too bad if you wanted to be out of reach. And civilization is so big and complicated, that a breakdown of any part can have disastrous consequences. Modern transportation makes it possible to get anywhere in a hurry, though traffic jams and overextended airports may slow the hurry part to a crawl. And it also can ensure that a new disease can go all over the planet in a few days. Then, there’s the sheer complexity of society itself, from interminable waits at the DMV to trying to get tech help on the phone (“Your call is important to us . . .”). And that’s just the present day. What new technologies, new ways of organizing (or disorganizing) society, new confused and confusing government bureaucracies, new ways for small disgruntled groups to wreak havoc, and worse, will the future bring? Will privacy keep eroding? Could computers and robots take over? Maybe they wouldn’t want to. And if the pace of modern life is driving you batty, just wait to see what’s on the horizon. Exploring such scary, yet fascinating, possibilities are such masters of science fiction as Robert A. Heinlein, Sarah A. Hoyt, Fritz Leiber, Gordon R. Dickson, Lester del Rey, Christopher Anvil, Fredric Brown, and more, writers who have seen the future—and it may not work . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for previous anthologies edited by Hank Davis In Space No One Can Hear You Scream “. . . the 13 tales in this collection blend sf with horror to demonstrate the resiliency of both genres . . . offers strong tales by the genre’s best storytellers.” —Library Journal “. . . first-rate science fiction, demonstrating how short stories can still entertain.” —Galveston County Daily News A Cosmic Christmas 2 You “This creative and sprightly Christmas science fiction anthology spins in some surprising directions . . . A satisfying read for cold winter evenings . . . a great stocking stuffer for SF fans.” —Publishers Weekly As Time Goes By “As Time Goes By . . . does an excellent job of exploring not only romance through time travel—relationships enabled or imperiled by voyaging through time—but the intrinsic romance of time travel itself . . . The range of styles and approaches is as wide as the authors' sensibilities and periods might suggest . . . full of entertaining and poignant stories . . .” —Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, IntergalacticMedicineShow.com

Darkship Revenge

Author: Sarah A. Hoyt
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 1625795785
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The popular Darkship series returns! After winning the civil war in Eden, Athena returns to her calling, collecting powerpods with her husband Kit. Now weeks away from Earth, she goes into labor. To make matters worse, a strange ship attacks Athena and Kit’s Cathouse and kidnaps Athena’s husband. That ship is called Je Reviens. It’s a named steeped in history—and not the good kind of history. Hot on Kit’s trail, Athena discovers that you shouldn’t name a ship Je Reviens unless you intend it to return. The genetically modified Mules are back, and they have a plan to prevent themselves from being exiled ever again. And if the Mules win, the best thing humanity can hope for is slavery. The worst is death. While a bio-engineered plague wreaks havoc on the forces of liberty, Athena must risk herself, her husband, and her child for the survival of humanity. The Mules may be about to find out what revenge truly is: one angry mother. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Sarah A. Hoyt: “[Three Musketeers creator] Alexandre Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.” —Steve Forbes “[F]anciful and charming.” —Library Journal "First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com “[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.” —Jerry Pournelle “Exceptional, wonderful, and enormously entertaining.” —Booklist

Through Fire

Author: Sarah A. Hoyt
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 1625794967
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new chapter in Hoyt's celebrated Darkship series dawns with revolution on Earth as the Good Men fall. DOWN WITH THE TYRANNY OF THE GOOD MEN! A spaceship mechanic has no place in a fairytale. But now Zen Sienna finds herself in a beautiful palace being courted by the ruler of vast lands. Yet soon Zen is caught up in a revolution that comes a bit too close to imitating the original French revolution—complete with beheadings. Swept up in a turmoil of fire and blood, she must find her footing. Torn by divided loyalties, unexpectedly in charge of protecting the innocent while trying to stop the guilty, Zen discovers both her inner strength and discovers who will remain true friends and comrades, and who will be revealed as enemies in disguise waiting to strike! Through the fire of revolution and war, Zen must earn her citizenship on Earth and find her place in a world that's totally changed. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Things from Outer Space

Author: Hank Davis
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 1625795238
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ORIGINAL MASS MARKET. STORIES OF THINGS FROM SPACE. Mostly very, very bad things that want to harm humans and destroy Earth. Or take it for their own. Original stories and reprints of classics from the scary side of science fiction! THE THINGS ARE COMING . . . As we all know, in space, no one can hear you scream. Which doesn’t mean that anyone is safe just because they’re standing on the soil of planet Earth, because if a thing from out there drops in, screaming probably won’t save you. Earth has spawned myriad unpleasant life forms which are bad news for humans, ranging in size from the Ebola virus to the great white shark up to the Tyrannosaurus Rex (extinct, fortunately for us)—and that’s just one planet. What even more deadly life forms might the billions of planets in our galaxy have spawned? And suppose the things are intelligent and capable of crossing space and coming here . . . Considering that very possibility are the masters of science fiction starring in this book, including Robert Silverberg, David Drake, Sarah A. Hoyt, James H. Schmitz, Fritz Leiber, Robert Sheckley, Murray Leinster and John W. Campbell, as well as classic stories of extraterrestrial horrors by H.P. Lovecraft, George Allan England and more. E.T. might have been happy eating Reese’s Pieces, but other visitors from the void might have less dainty appetites. And there are probably worse things than merely being eaten . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). Praise for previous anthologies edited by Hank Davis: In Space No One Can Hear You Scream “. . . the 13 tales in this collection blend SF with horror to demonstrate the resiliency of both genres. . . . offers strong tales by the genre’s best storytellers.”—Library Journal “. . . first-rate science fiction, demonstrating how short stories can still entertain.”—Galveston County Daily News A Cosmic Christmas 2 You: “This creative and sprightly Christmas science fiction anthology spins in some surprising directions. . . . A satisfying read for cold winter evenings . . . a great stocking stuffer for SF fans.”—Publishers Weekly As Time Goes By: “As Time Goes By . . . does an excellent job of exploring not only romance through time travel—relationships enabled or imperiled by voyaging through time—but the intrinsic romance of time travel itself. . . . The range of styles and approaches is as wide as the authors' sensibilities and periods might suggest . . . full of entertaining and poignant stories . . .”—Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, IntergalacticMedicineShow.com

The Sun and the Shrub Book 1 The Quest for Faith

Author: Loretta McKee
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329798880
Format: PDF
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The Quest for Faith introduces a mystical kingdom called Terra, a world ruled by a benevolent monarch named Emperor Abba. The people of Terra have lived peacefully for many years, until Malum, the Emperor's traitorous servant plagued the hearts of the citizens with a terrible curse that brought evil into their lives. As the people are losing the very virtues that would keep them from falling completely into sin, Emperor Abba hid away these virtues across the land of Terra, deciding that in time they would be restored to the people of Terra by His own lineage. Many years later, a timid maiden named Laurel is hurled into the most epic adventure of all times as she is needed to drive out the evil of Malum's curse. In her first adventure, The Quest for Faith, and with the help of many new-found friends, Laurel must come to terms with her own uncertainty as she discovers the true meaning of faith.

Dark Ship

Author: Nicholas Averill
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1291359095
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When a local reporter inadvertently photographs bloodstains on a luxury yacht in Penzance Harbor, it is revealed that it had been found drifting lifelessly in the Atlantic. This discovery quickly captures the imagination of the national press. In response, Revenue and Customs agent, Simon Jenkins is called to the Royal Naval Base in Portsmouth to meet with Vice Admiral Wilkinson. The meeting reveals a shocking secret that turns Simon's world upside down as he finds himself leading the reformed Preventive Service. Teamed up with 'smuggler-turned-coast guard' Michael Williams, the pair are propelled into a dangerous investigation that unearths ghosts from Michael's past and leads them on a deadly chase that questions their own morality.

Die Monster die ich rief

Author: Larry Correia
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838753984
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Owen Pitt ist Buchprüfer. Eines Abends erfüllt er sich einen lang gehegtenTraum und wirft seinen Boss aus dem Fenster. Allerdings aus gutem Grund - denn dieser hatte sich vor seinen Augen in einen Werwolf verwandelt und ihn angegriffen. Als Owen im Krankenhaus erwacht, ist ein Mann bei ihm, der ziemlich beeindruckt von Owens Überleben ist. Er offenbart ihm, dass Monster wirklich existieren und seine Organisation, die Monster Hunter International, sie unter strenger Geheimhaltung im Zaum hält. Und dann macht er Owen ein interessantes Jobangebot ...

The Shadows over Us

Author: C.J. Gnos
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483642526
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Garon planned a fun trip for Cassie. He was taking her and their friends to Earth for some R&R but it was beginning to look like they might witness Earths final days instead, unless they could stop an invasion. Who were they and where were they from and why were the cloaked ships dropping their deadly cargo all over Earth? Calling the League of Planets for help Garon hoped to destroy the ravenous beasts that were devouring all life and keep them from spreading to other planets. One of the League ships was captained by Kamarsoman the Malai warrior who held a special place in Cassie's heart. Could the League turn the tide and save Earth and could Garon keep Kam and Cassie apart or did fate have other plans for all of them.

Uncharted

Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 1625796455
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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New Alternate History Fantasy series created by New York Times best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt. Arcane America A new world. New magic. New history. After Halley’s Comet was destroyed in a magical battle in 1759, the backlash separated the entire New World from the Old in an event known as The Sundering. Now isolated from the rest of the globe, America has become a very different place, where magic works and history has been changed forever. It is 1803—a new 1803. Young Meriwether Lewis, footloose and intrigued, goes to hear a lecture in St. Louis by the venerated old wizard Benjamin Franklin. Franklin’s talk is disrupted by the attack of a winged fire-breathing beast, much like legends from Lewis’s own Welsh heritage. In the aftermath, Franklin tells the young man that he knows of a great, growing evil that lurks in the uncharted Arcane Territories west of the Mississippi. Using his own vast fortune, Franklin commissions Lewis and his own talented partner William Clark to embark on a remarkable voyage of exploration, to meet and document the indigenous tribes, to find a route all the way to the Pacific Ocean—and perhaps beyond the magical veil to Europe again—and to stop the growing evil that is filling the American West. For while the Sundering separated the rest of the world and granted the original colonists unexpected magical gifts, sorcery inspired by native legends has also been ignited. And the Arcane Territories may hold unparalleled dangers for the expedition, both natural and magical. Accompanied by the brilliant shape-shifting sorceress Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark set off on an unparalleled adventure across a landscape that no European has ever seen. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Kevin J. Anderson: "Anderson delivers action, engaging characters and credible fantastic worlds in spades . . . not to be missed."—Publishers Weekly "Wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying."—Jonathan Maberry "Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino in the fantasy adventure genre."—The Daily Rotation "Prepare to be entertained." —Charlaine Harris “Delivers solid action and will certainly satisfy.”—Booklist on The Winds of Dune About Sarah A. Hoyt: “[Three Musketeers creator] Alexandre Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.” —Steve Forbes “[F]anciful and charming.” —Library Journal "First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com “[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.” —Jerry Pournelle “Exceptional, wonderful, and enormously entertaining.” —Booklist