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Short Story Highlights
Return From Atlanta - He met her on the plane flight back from Atlanta at a dark moment in both their lives. What might have been was strangled by what was, burned like her ex-boyfriend's truck in the wet silence of a far-Brooklyn night.
Bad Engineering – What happens when the world receives a blunt message from an approaching alien armada? The Stranger’s Revolution. What future lies in store for the colonists that are sent out on arkships to preserve humanity and the purity of the new Revolutionary ethos? Bad Engineering. What dark secrets does a certain scarred pilot on Arkship 9 harbor, and how will they affect the life of the boy only he knows to be his son?
Owl in the Oak: The Siege of Opteos and Other Fragments – Translated fragments reveal the story of Pyroen the swordsman and his uncle Ythevni as they travel a post-apocalyptic land exploring the mysteries of an ancient artifact from our present time.
Othryadas Lost – Marooned on a frozen planet plunging towards a star, the last surviving human being has only Herodotus and his AI Capsules for company as he attempts to survive the Sunstorm to come.
Brokensong - A broken narrator greets the new year in 2008 with a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of scotch, bought with unemployment insurance. While civilization dances like a drunken devil on the edge of a cliff, he will experience heartbreak and redemption, travel to a homeland that is no longer home, prove himself on the campaign trail, and forge meaning in a crazy and amazing world.
Before the Sun Drinks the Sea - An anti-hero travels the ravaged land of a post-apocalyptic America in search of redemption and meaning, while alien visitors set up a dark empire from their towerships and prepare for the arrival of the machines that will burn the Earth's seas to make it habitable for their kind. Can the divided people of a ravaged Earth unite in time to stop them?
Categorical Imperative - In a future of bio-engineering and a Corporate colonized solar system, Jed Hoffer is a spy in one of the premier intelligence firms - he and his childhood friends, the journalist James Waters, the bio-engineer Larry Bergman, and Ogodan, Archduke of Darkside Pommeria, will find themselves facing off against one another and the forces of history as a miner's revolution in the Belt clashes with the dark strategies of fanatical bio-terrorists amidst an interplanetary cold war between the remnants of a Post-Apocalyptic America and the hungry Corporate power of a new China ruled by an android bent on mass human assimilation.
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