ARR: Science Fiction
1012. PLEASE DON'T TALK ABOUT ME WHEN I'M GONE by David Perlmutte
Genre: Science Fiction
Cicero Clayton and his gal pal, Suzy Mack, have had plenty of adventures in their fictional version of Halifax. After all, life as a cartoon character should be nothing but fun and excitement, right?
All things may be possible in the world of Cicero and Suzy, but the real adventure won't begin until their show is cancelled - and that's exactly what's about to happen.
1015. END OF THE LINE by Emma Meade
Genre: Paranormal short story
Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks waiting for the train to come. She loses her nerve the first couple of times but returns to try once more.
After all, third time's the charm.
1018. THE CERBERUS REBELLION by Joshua Johnson
Genre: Fantasy/Gunpowder Fantasy
One hundred years of peace and prosperity. War changes everything.
On the world of Zaria, Elves, magic and mythical beasts coexist beside rifles and railroads. The futures of two nations hang in the balance as rebels and revolutionaries trade gunfire with loyalists and tyrants.
Eadric Garrard was raised to believe that as the rightful King of Ansgar, his loyal nobles and fearful subjects answered to his every whim, no matter the cost or consequence. His decision to send his troops thousands of miles away will test that fear, and loyalty.
Raedan Clyve was ordinary until an Elven ritual involving a griffin’s heart turned him into something more. Twenty years later, he still struggles with the magics that rage through his body. His mentor holds him back from his full potential and he faces pressure to find a suitable wife and father an heir.
Hadrian Clyve has picked up where his father left off and works to expand his family’s influence amongst the Ansgari nobility. His aggressive negotiation of alliances and shrewd choice of marriage agreements has earned him respect, and resentment. When his King calls his troops to arms, Hadrian has other things in mind.
After a century of scheming and decades of preparation, Magnus Jarmann is ready to bring his family’s plans to fruition by launching a war of independence that will free his people and return his country to its rightful place among the nations of Zaria. The King’s call to arms creates an opportunity that Magnus cannot afford to miss.
In a war, little is held back; in a revolution, nothing is safe.
1020. THE THRONE OF AO by Robby "Zero Angel" Richardson
Genre: Action Fantasy
What would you be willing to give up to save the life of a family member? The life of your best friend? A stranger's?
The Culling of Humeity has been killing humes of the world of Ao for ages. Feeding on magick, it affects the strongest of the hume race the most.
Val's mother succumbed to the Culling.
Val's elder is dying now.
Together with his best friend, Uri, he needs to find a cure to save his elder. A cure to save everyone. This is his Lifequest. This is how he will come of age or in failing, be lost forever.
The Throne of Ao stands towering over realms torn apart by war--it is a great mesa that houses mysteries of its own that were old when the world was new. Mysteries that may lead Val to the legendary Panacea. Here will be the site of Val's greatest trial.
Uri will be there beside Val and their friendship will be tested.
Will Val, Uri and the companions they meet on their journey be able to make the sacrifices necessary to save each other? To save Val's elder and those afflicted by the Culling? To save everyone?
The War of the Ages has begun anew...