by T. L. Smith
an Intersteller Alliance Novella
You can’t tell a secret if you can’t remember it, but for Shara Batista her secret life draws her husband and best friend to a strange new world, where they are forced to protect their alien friends from the worst humans have to offer.
SCENT OF TREACHERY An Interstellar Alliance Novella
by T. L. Smith
Jayda Maldonado exiled herself from humanity, but even a distant space station isn’t far enough to escape the attention of a charming freighter captain and a conspiracy that can kill everyone aboard.
SUPER SCIENCE STORIES THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION
IN THIS ISSUE
Stories from February, 1942
Digital Series BLACK MASK PULP STORY READER #7
BEAMING FICTION DIRECTLY TO YOUR BRAIN
COUNT TO A TRILLION
by John Wright
Mysterious Galaxy Book Review
“In COUNT TO A TRILLION, John Wright takes up the great themes of classic science fiction. His hero, Menelaus Montrose, is a member of the first human-crewed starship, whose goal is to investigate the Monument, an alien artifact a nearby star. The Monument is a cypher, inscribed with gyphs of unknown significance. To read them, Montrose dares to boost his intelligence artificially, and so discovers the secrets of the galactic overlords, and of their plans for insignificant humanity. Like the best science fiction, COUNT TO A TRILLION, is a novel of ideas. Wright is concerned about affirming human freedom against the dead necessity dictated by science, technology, and daunting power of super-intelligent aliens with a galaxy at their command. To this mix, Wright adds the appeal of his own inimitable sensibility: a fascination with intelligence, mathematics, European history, classical virtues, Catholicism, and all things Texan! Above all, COUNT TO A TRILLION is rip-roaring good read, told with immense exuberance and optimism. I loved reading this book … so will you!”- DJ
Mysterious Galaxy Books
by Sharon Poppen
Sharon Poppen’s latest novel, REGARDLESS, has been published by Regal Crest Publishing and can be purchased both in print and ebook. Check it out and, if you enjoy her writing, please post a review at the Amazon Website. “Enjoy!”
Photographer/Artist Michael Parker is a gay man from the planet Maurac. Star Command Captain Tom McConnell is a heterosexual Earthling who is married with a five-year-old daughter. While enjoying an Aspen ski vacation, Tom meets Michael and finds himself unnerved by an attraction to …
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Taken from the WRITE WORD, the newsletter of the Society of Southwestern Authors Vol. 4` No. 5 October/November 2012
BOOK II GAMADIN: MONS
by Tom Kirkbride
Stuck on a lifeless planet with no In-N-Out burgers and a government that wants its property back!
Finally,the Boys have a series the Girls love to read!
BOOK I, GAMADIN: WORD OF HONOR
BOOK II, GAMADIN: MONS
BOOK III, GAMADIN: DISTANT SUNS
BOOK IV, GAMADIN: GAZZ
RED REVOLT The Story of Hank Chin and the Founding of Martian Society
by Margaret S. Boone, Ph.D.
Hank Chin barely survives the Second Chinese Revolution, in which 200 million people die. When bombs begin dropping, he finds himself sheltered with Hu Mei, a young revolutionary who becomes his first wife. When she leaves him, pregnant with their twins, he immigrates to America as the sexual partner of a retired admiral who gives him his freedom and becomes a lifelong friend. He resettles in Southern Arizona, marries a Spanish beauty, Francesca, and creates the first planned agricultural community based on nanotechnology. They achieve levels of productivity never before seen on Earth. Hank is lead engineer on the 2094 Mars expedition, and builds a large and profitable bunker of New Arizona, overlooking the largest canyon in the solar system. Almost four decades later, he fights the Martian Rebellion with his third wife, Carolyn.
Hank evolves into an almost sacred figure … revered and feared, with a charisma that draws others to him. He and his now-adult children build a stable economy, form a new society, and lobby for Martian independence. When Chinese Earth forces blow up the Martian moon Phobos, the first inter-planetary war breaks out. The Chinese enforce a ten-year-long embargo and repel the Martian Militia’s best efforts to defeat them. The Martians eventually drive off Earth forces with help from distant sentient beings who provide them a very special advantage. Love, tragedy and holy things follow human beings from the third, to the fourth planet from the sun.