Listed by Kirkus Review as one of the 100 best indy books of 2019. “The world is coming to an end.” I pushed the oil rags and cigarette butts off the seat of my friend Arne’s old pickup truck and climbed in. He threw the truck into gear, gunned the engine, and smirked. “What’s the point of being a fairy if you can’t wave a magic wand and get shit done?”
Yeah, I’m a fairy. No, not that kind.
I let a half mile of clear-cut rumble past the window while I thought about my crappy mood, contemplating the butchered landscape. Back when I was a kid, I used to enjoy the ride to town because the road wound through a mosaic of wetlands and forest and lakes.
Mostly gone now: the forest, the marshes around the lakes, the moose.
Yeah, I’m half-human, half-forest spirit from the wild hare clan–what anthropologists call a trickster–and I live by the wild hare code of “feed, fight, fornicate”; except that’s using the nice word for it.
Maybe Arne had a point. Maybe I didn’t fight hard enough to better this world I so reluctantly belonged to. After all, my personal life was generally OK, so why get into a brawl about shit I couldn’t change?
What I didn’t know, as the ruined scenery brushed past, was that my personal life would soon go tits up too, and I’d get pushed into fighting in ways I’d never fought before. Lucky me.
Meet Laura Koerber
I live on a island in the Puget Sound with my husband and my dogs. I am a retired teacher, presently doing in -home care for disabled people while volunteering at a dog rescue
My degree is in art, and I am a painter, graphic artist, and ceramic sculptor. The writing started about five years ago, a surprise to me and everyone who knows me, since I had never written anything before.
The review for my first book in Kirkus Review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/jill-kearney/dog-thief-kearney/
I think I learned to write by reading. I am a voracious omnivore of books.
Sixteen hundred years ago, they fled Earth. Now their long journey may finally be at an end. None of them have ever walked on soil, felt rain, or breathed unrecycled air.
Their resources nearly spent, they sent a last exploratory mission to a new planet. It’s ideal… but they are not alone.
In the struggle for survival, they must make a choice. Sacrifice another species or accept their own extinction. And time is running out.No products found.
Light is currency, light is big business on Gliese 581g, the last remaining colony of the human race.
Severum Rivenshear hunts those who steal it in the form of fireflies, just to have enough light to live by. He works in the icy, eternally dark hemisphere of Evig Natt, the sun an absent deity. The rest of the world pursues every pleasure beneath a sun that never sleeps.
Thalassa Latimer will rotate the tidal-locked planet faster, or die trying. Dedicated to bringing light to everyone, rich and poor alike, she will stop at nothing to achieve her goal, even if it means destroying the environment and toppling the economy.No products found.
Galataria teeters on the brink of destruction. At least, the human population does. The rest of the world has been rescued. At what cost? Earth stumbles along the path to the Devolution War Galataria fought generations ago.
Dreams begin to cross the dimensional boundary between Galataria and Earth. Dreams of people and places that don’t match the lived experiences of the receivers.
For Kalara and Leonard on Galataria, the dreams appear like nightmares, a haunt of a past best forgotten. For Shalin and Jendal, the dreams of Galataria are peaceful and serene. A beauty in life they have never seen.
Stress builds in both worlds. Although the connection falters, it soon becomes the only way to save Galataria.
Ties bind them together, between worlds. Bringing a bit of both worlds across the bridge into the other. Both worlds are threatened with ideas, and a life most don’t recognize, and many fear.No products found.
? The Snake That Ate Its Own Tail – A Short Story From Dystopity ?
In the year 3220, a ruthless multi-global holding company called the Syndicate rules the known worlds through a series of proxy corporations. On the lush green planet of Tremaine, a group of corporate mercenaries have kidnapped the lovely princess Diahsees in an attempt to finally force their king into submission, allowing the Syndicate to finish taking control over every aspect of Tremanian life in total domination of the planet.
Micah Jovich, a veteran mercenary and brilliant computer scientist and programmer takes charge of the Transition, an interstellar battleship with the help of his trusty android and protector Debian. Micah and Debian along with the help of Diahsees give it their all to deliver the final finishing blow to the Syndicate and wrestle back independent control of Tremaine’s little corner of the quadrant. As if anything were ever that easy, the ruthless chief occupation officer of the Syndicate, Trilian Six, expertly captures Micah sending all their plans into a tailspin.
Debian and Diahsees are placed in a difficult situation and forced to use every single trick in the book to save Micah his creator and restore freedom to the citizens of Tremaine. The entire future of the galaxy rests in their hands as they desperately try to save Micah and restore balance to the quadrant.
About the Author
Adric Laser (born March 07, 1983) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist. He writes in several genres but is known best for his literary contributions in the science fiction genre. His full length novel Dystopity – The One-Eyed Man (2020) and the shorts associated with the series A Rebel Was Born (2020), The Snake That Ate Its Own Tail (2020) and Redrum on Reba (2020) made the franchise a huge success.
Laser was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in Seattle Washington. Laser’s works have been influenced by classic literature, popular fantasy, and science fiction; he often uses tropes from genre fiction. His background working in the entertainment industry gave him a strong character-focused approach, which many say contributed to the realism in his published works. His fiction often features characters that are highly skilled while at the same time coming from very troubled backgrounds and are forced to make difficult choices, often with odds that affect the lives of many.
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Laser’s experience as a teacher of English and History to secondary students in Southeast Asia gave him a profound opportunity to better understand the motivations of a more youthful generation. As such, this is why his writing is so appealing to younger generations. He has written three books on creative writing and is a prominent member of the Furry Writers Guild, a group dedicated to promoting quality writing in anthropomorphic fiction and informing, elevating and supporting its creators.
Warning: This novel contains depictions of sexual violence and suicide.
A future USA wrecked by a horrific virus provides the dystopian backdrop for this genre crossing speculative fiction. Elin has escaped a horrible past in the government run labs designed to find a cure. But can she overcome the trauma of her past as a lab rat for the government?
Elin is running out of options to survive in the streets after her escape. Winter is coming and when charismatic Jayden, himself a fugitive hiding from the government, offers her shelter she reluctantly takes it.
Jayden’s past is not very different from Elin’s and yet they couldn’t be on more opposite sides. After years of being forced to work as a guard at the government labs and trying to find and free his kidnapped twin sister he has developed his own, cynical ways to cope.
After reluctantly trusting Jayden Elin fights to overcome her trauma. As both work toward freeing their sisters from the labs their budding friendship develops. But when Jayden’s past is revealed to Elin she needs to decide: Is he the man she knows and trusts now or the corrupted boy he was in the past?
As Jayden tries to improve his self-destructive tendencies an old friend turned foe, reeling from his own loss and bereavements, recognizes an opportunity to settle a debt he deems owed.
A novel for fans of character driven novels like The Handmaid’s Tale and Children of Men who enjoy a dash more romance.
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This book is an odd, but riveting, mixture of speculative fiction (or dystopia, however you want to view it), and romance. […] It flows well, and it’s nearly impossible to put down. ????? Milk Chocolate, Amazon.com
After chapter two, I was hooked. I knew that this would be a story I was going to enjoy, even if I had no idea how it would turn out. Go read it! ????? Carmen, Amazon.comNo products found.
Eight years ago the December Plague swept through the human population of earth. The Infected were driven mad by the disease, becoming violent and cannibalistic, killing even those closest to them without hesitation.
Six years ago, the tiny surviving community of Immune humans found a cure, and the Infected began to wake up and realize what they’d done. And what had been done to them.
Over time, society began to rebuild itself. Now it is ready to judge those responsible for the Plague. Nella Rider, the court psychologist and Frank Courtlen a defense attorney are trying to establish the truth. But more depends on it than they know. They race to find the answers they need before the fragile remains of humanity vanish for good.
The After the Cure Series:
Book 1: After the Cure
Book 2: The Cured
Book 3: Krisis
Book 4: Poveglia
Book 5: The 40th Day Now Available
“This is a must read novel for anyone who enjoys a good post-apocalyptic story.”- Author Anthony Avina authoranthonyavinablog.com
“I look forward to reading more by this author.”- Amy Shannon writeramyshannon.wixsite.com
“I believe readers that enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories would appreciate this book”-Jeyran Main jeyranmain.com/
When the water’s all gone, what will you do to survive?
It’s the distant future. The earth is scourged by nuclear warfare and natural resources have become scarce.To top it all off, the country is overtaken by wealthy moguls who dominate the water supply and sell it back to the public at ridiculous prices. After a drastic crime increase “indigents” who can’t afford water are stripped of their belongings and forced out of town by an army of brutes called Purifiers.
Life becomes harsh and ominous for Joshua Wyman and his group until they begin to occasionally receive food and other basic amenities after Joshua is deemed useful. When a blatant abuse of Purifier power during a routine visit leaves them reeling Joshua and his friends reach their breaking point.
They devise a plan to steal the Purifiers’ vehicle during their next visit and escape their hell. Their journey across the uncharted wastelands filled with murderers and thieves proves to be far morethan this civilized, benevolent crew bargained for. Growing tensions within the nearby towns may cause the two worlds to collide, creating an epic storm.