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  1. Apex Magazine #75 – August 2015
  2. Beneath Ceaseless Skies #179 – August 06, 2015
  3. Clarkesworld Magazine #107 – August 2015


Written – Flash


Audio – Radio Dramas

Audio – Serialized

Free eBooks – Various Speculative Subgenres

@GigaNotoSaurus: Blow the Moon Out by E. Catherine Tobler
[Speculative Fiction Novelette – EPUB, MOBI – GigaNotoSaurus]

Free eBooks – Science Fiction

Robots Like Blue by Anthony J. Deeney
When asked, “Robot, are you self aware?… Do you think that we are self aware?”
Robot thought briefly, then responded, “Does it matter?”
Robot, Robbie, is just one of one hundred new robots. Running revolutionary new software, these robots are truly unique. His only desire is to serve Lucy Walker. Brian Webster, his developer, also installs “The Governor” overseeing software that adds an additional safety layer, but this denies the robots free will.
Hoping to develop the robots further, Brian inadvertently opens a channel where the robots can communicate and share their experiences.
One hundred intelligent, enslaved robots, collecting and sharing data on humans… Surely, they must learn to serve humans better?
After all, they are programmed to serve.

[Hard Science Fiction Novel

Titans by Edward W. Robertson
Rob Dunbar is the world’s best history professor. And with good reason: he’s been alive for three thousand years, keeping his existence a secret since before the days of Athens.
But a stranger named Baxter has a better use for Rob’s vast expertise. Baxter’s looking to found a mining company in the Asteroid Belt. In exchange for Rob’s help, he’ll try to unravel the mystery of Rob’s origin.
As they’re getting their outfit off the ground, they come under covert attack by HemiCo, a powerful Mars-based corporation. And Rob learns Baxter has a secret of his own–he’s not human. He’s a highly illegal AI.
Developed by HemiCo in the wilds of Mars, the first AI escaped decades ago. They’ve been fighting a shadow war against their creators ever since. Dragged to Mars, Rob is thrown into the center of the fight–and becomes the unlikely leader of a revolution that will change the course of human history amongst the stars.

[Space Opera Novel – Amazon | B&N]

Where Bluebirds Fly (Synesthesia-Shift #1) by Brynn Chapman
Verity Montague is a servant in 1692 Salem. Her flaming red hair and mismatched eyes make her a prime target for accusation of witchcraft. Orphaned during the Indian raids, she and her brother with Asperger’s Syndrome come to live with the key historical figures of the trials-The Putnams. They keep their synesthesia secret- that days, months and years appear as color in Verity’s mind, and for John, that symphonies play in a Fantasia-style performance of colors and geometric patterns.
[Time Travel Romance Novel – Amazon]

Free eBooks – Science Fiction – Young Adult

Orphan Tribe, Orphan Planet by Jonathan Vick
Darkness is a place; a planet without a sun; an ice giant drifting through the void; lost andalone; searching for an orbit to call home. The orphan planet is blind but alive. There are creatures without eyes or color or light, living on the mountains, in the caves, beneath the crust.
On an icy planet with no sun, no light and no sight, an immature young warrior leaves his village for the first time on his very first hunt. His father and brothers don’t think he’s ready. When he has to be rescued not far from home, he seems to have proven them right. But when a storm divides the hunt team and they are attacked from below, the young warrior has to travel through an unfamiliar world to save his dying father, fight unimaginable creatures to save his own life, and warn his village about a devastating future only he knows is coming.

[YA Science Fiction Adventure Novel – Amazon]

Free eBooks – Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian

After The Event (After The Event #1) by T.A Williams
In a single moment hundreds of thousands of people died instantly, every plane fell from the sky and the world was plunged into darkness.
This became known as The Event.
The addiction had always controlled Grant’s life. It caused him to abandon everything, his home, his wife, and his children. Yet when his wife loses her battle with cancer he has to return to a family that barely knows him.
Then The Event Happens
As society crumbles all around him Grant must face the demons from his past in order to provide his family with a future.

[Post-Apocalyptic Novel – First of Series – Amazon]

Free eBooks – Steampunk

Balanced on the Blade’s Edge (Dragon Blood #1) by Lindsay Buroker
As the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, Colonel Ridge Zirkander is used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron—what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives…
[Steampunk Romance Novel – First of Series – Amazon]

Free eBooks – Fantasy

@Beneath Ceaseless Skies: #179 – August 06, 2015
[Fantasy Magazine – EPUB, MOBI, PDF – Beneath Ceaseless Skies]

Free eBooks – Horror

Nether by Jason Beymer
Keep your demon alive, win the sweepstakes.
Burklin had it all — a spacious house, a shapeshifting wife, a wide open future — until his father ripped out his soul and trapped it inside a dog. Now he’s a slave, mopping up after a homicidal teenage demon. His father is sleeping with his ex, the possessed dog won’t shut up, and the cleanup jobs keep getting messier. Burklin would give anything to have his life back — even if it means forfeiting his chance to win the Nether’s sweepstakes.
Opportunity knocks with a dead woman’s hand. When the demon’s latest victim won’t stay dead, the rules of life and death change. Freedom lies within Burklin’s reach, but to get it he’ll have to defy his father, the ex-wife he still loves, and the Nether itself. Just how far is he willing to go?

[Horror / Dark Fantasy Novel – Amazon]

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