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Science Fiction

Gravity of the Game by Jon Del Arroz

Gravity of the Game by Jon Del Arroz Commissioner Hideki Ichiro is planning a field of dreams on the moon. The World Baseball League’s viewership has declined to some of the most alarming levels in the game’s history. To survive, baseball needs to expand to a new market, and the only place to go is [...]

Sheik of Mars by Ben Wheeler

Sheik of Mars by Ben Wheeler Can a man save his true love from the tyrant of Mars? Haroun Rashid has found his true love, Zira Al-Zuwar, but she has been taken from him on their wedding night by the powers who rule Mars. Gathering allies from the most unlikely places, he storms the palace [...]

The Product by Marina Fontaine

The Product by Marina Fontaine Dragon Award winner and author of CTRL-ALT-Revolt Nick Cole says “Fontaine expertly paints a loveless future where what’s human and what’s real is dangerous and highly illegal. Taut, passionate and compelling, this vignette of a dark future reminds us that we are still human, no matter what laws are passed. [...]

The Stars Entwined by Jon Del Arroz

The Stars Entwined by Jon Del Arroz The Aryshan Empire and Earth are on the brink of war! The Stars Entwined is the first installment in an epic space opera series by multiple award-nominated science fiction writer, Jon Del Arroz. If you like Old Man’s War by John Scalzi or Rogue World by B.V. Larson, [...]

In the Shadow of the Cross by Lou Antonelli

In the Shadow of the Cross by Lou Antonelli Over a 15 year career devoted primarily to short science fiction, Lou Antonelli was unusual in that he accurately depicted the role of religion in people's lives. In a nation and era when religion in general - and Christianity in particular - is being oppressed by [...]

Jake and the Dynamo by D.G.D. Davidson

Jake and the Dynamo by D.G.D. Davidson Jake Blatowski can’t wait for high school: basketball, calculus, and a cafeteria that isn’t under investigation by the health department. Well, he’s going to have to wait: a computer malfunction has assigned him to the fifth grade. It’s bad enough that he bangs his knees on the desks or that Miss Percy is going over [...]

28 Minutes into the Future by Chrome Oxide

28 Minutes into the Future by Chrome Oxide Was there ever a time when the world needed to laugh more than it does right now? Thankfully, the cavalry has arrived. Nine rib-tickling, irreverent short stories take aim at political correctness and blow it to smithereens—in a hail of hilarity. "I found myself laughing with his [...]