Coyote Jim, a shapeshifter, takes off in search of a new home.
In a post-climate change dystopian future, Coyote, the guardian spirit of a desert valley in Nevada, is forced out of his home by the heat, the drought, and the deaths of his friends. He hits the road on a journey through the Pacific Northwest, looking for new home. Along the way he discovers a new purpose for his existence.
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.
My first book made the Kirkus Review list of one hundred best indy novels. Since then, I have earned an honorable mention in a literary award and won an additional place on the Kirkus Review list of best books. The review for my first book in Kirkus Review: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-re… I think I learned to write by reading. I am a voracious omnivore of books
Prepare to be disturbed… A private investigator hunts for his client’s missing stepdaughter in a
dieselpunk Los Angeles while keeping secrets of his own… A middle-aged recluse has a phobia about teenage girls… In a medieval England, what do the women get up to when all men and boys
fall asleep every full moon? A young boy and his alchemist master try to
find out… Will Charlotte Bronte be tempted by the devil…? All this and more as dark, quirky fantasy and wonderfully disturbing
horror mix seamlessly in this collection of short stories from British
writer, Liz Tuckwell.
Meet Liz Tuckwell
Liz Tuckwell lives in London and shares her house with a husband and too many books. She enjoys reading and writing all types of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Liz also enjoys travelling when there isn’t a pandemic. She’s a member of the Clockhouse London Writers group and the British Fantasy Society. Liz has had stories published in anthologies such as MCSI: Magical Crime Scene Investigation, Fairytales Punk’d, and in several of the Harvey Duckman Presents anthologies. She’s also published two short story collections.
In a male-dominated world, a few friends try to escape, to find a safe place. A place where your body is yours, a place based on principals. A place where men and women are seen as equals. While most people on earth are suffering, their little community seems to be thriving. Everyone lives together in peace, or so they thought.
In Neil’s mind it started with the man in the park. Or, more specifically, with the vicious bite the man had given Neil. He was wrong about that. The December Plague had started weeks earlier, though no one knew it. The early symptoms were so mild that almost no one noticed them. A scratchy throat. A feeling of lethargy that you just can’t shake. But then the slurring started. And an intense irritability. Finally, an irresistible urge to bite and consume accompanying an uncontrollable rage. The Infected cannot be reasoned with and there is no known cure. They cannot recognize even their closest friends. Anything that attracts their notice risks being torn apart, including one another. Quarantined in a desperate attempt to contain the December Plague, the patients and staff of Wing Memorial hospital are left to fend for themselves. When the small security force sent to aid them are wiped out, the Infected run loose in the halls and Neil is trapped inside with them. Even worse is the knowledge that containment has failed and the outside world has no idea what’s coming.
Curiosity is all around us. You just need to explore it. This book is doing exactly that – exploring various questions and hypotheseses about past, present and future world and society we’re living in. What you are going to read is by no means scientifically accurate in every way or a complete truth, but it is one man’s reflections on different topics with a pinch of creativity. A good part of the book is supported by various research, but a good portion is open to the imagination. That’s why I wrote this book, to share my view, which can be correct, it can be fictional and imaginable, but it is curious and explorational in many ways. That is the essence of writing – to explore your mind while bringing fiction closer to nonfiction.
The book consists of 18 chapters that are not connected subjectwise but are somehow connected in curiosity. Those chapters are structured to make you question your foundations of thinking and consider difficult subjects. Whether those are; a future world with sex robots, a world without weapons, or perhaps a world without electricity, I think they are very interesting questions that are open to interpretation.
Meet Domagoj Pernar
Born and raised in Croatia, Domagoj Pernar was always a curious fellow. From his young days, he was interested in many different topics ranging from Russian authors such as Dostoevsky to interests in computers, informatics science, and mechanics. Later in life, he started researching philosophical theories and the potential for a dystopian end of society (perhaps that’s why he was born in 1984.) These interests in the philosophy and meaning of life, potential future developments of the world, and overall curiosity about today’s (and past) world led to journaling of his thoughts. For more info about potential future projects or if you wish to contact the author, please reach out directly on CuriousMatrix.com
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
My husband and I share our home on an island with our dogs and our cat. I am retired and volunteer daily at a sanctuary for unadoptable cats. I write books that combine the harsher aspects of reality with fantasy, set either in the near future or the near past.
Like Orwell’s 1984 — but even funnier!
In 15-year-old Billy 9F’s world, the School is the centre of government and the Principal is the despotic Big Brother figure. All forms of humour have been outlawed. A smile, a laugh, even a single HA! is punishable by an excruciating electric shock to the neck — or worse, banishment to the deadly Clown Wars. All Billy 9F has ever wanted is to make people laugh. But in such a world, what is a natural-born class clown to do? BILLY 9F is about the importance and power of laughter. For readers 12 years of age to infinity.
Meet David Finley
David Finley is an award-winning television Screenwriter and Story Editor, Filmmaker, Playwright and published Author. In 1996 he received a Gemini Award nomination for Best Writing in a Children’s or Youth Program. In 2003 he was the recipient of an Award of Excellence from The Alliance for Children and Television. In 2005 he wrote, directed and produced a 21-minute film, “My Last Confession”, which screened at 41 International Film Festivals and won several awards. Also in 2005 he won the 2005 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical for “Aladdin”. In 2006 he received a Nomination for the same award for “Snow White and the Group of Seven.” He wrote, directed and produced the 2009 Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival hit comedy, “Donny’s Day.” Most recently (2017), he co-wrote and Co-Executive Produced Cody Westman’s comedic short film, “It Could Be You.” He also Directed and Produced a behind-the-scenes Documentary, “100 Proof Musical Theatre”, about an intriguing new Musical Theatre format. “Billy 9F” is his first novel, aimed at readers 12 years of age to infinity.
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.
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.
What readers said about it:
This book is a promising debut novel, filled with compelling characters determined to overcome hardship through acts of bravery and survival. ???? Leah, Goodreads
I try to keep spoilers out of my reviews, but read the prologue and you should be hooked. It is outstanding and will set the tone for what you will be in for. ????? William, Goodreads
It’s just amazing how sensitively, vividly and charmingly the characters, especially the protagonists, have been portrayed. ????? Marianne, Amazon.de
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.com
In the Land of Fayroll total immersion virtual reality doesn’t just exist, it thrives! An epic life-changing fantasy series starts with More Than A Game! Tasked with a new assignment, journalist Harriton is given explicit orders to write a series of articles on the virtual world of Fayroll and its developers. Harriton grudgingly accepts the assignment, but soon finds himself enthralled by its amazing quests, unpredictable challenges, and nearly endless possibilities.
As Hagen the Warrior, he skeptically enters the fantasy world, filled with wizards, demons, dragons, secrets, and mystery, where the thirst for success and vanity of high-level players in pursuit of legendary objects spills into the real world. Here, high-stakes bets are made on the success of the virtual characters. Events and decisions that Harriton makes in the virtual space as Hagen now start to affect his own reality. More Than a Game will exceed all expectations of fans of epic young adult fantasy fiction.
His unpredictable character, perseverance, and excitement draw the attention of powerful gamers and influential elite with a devouring interest in Fayroll’s outcome. It is not long before he realizes that this fantastic world conceals many dangers. Will he be able to pass all the tests? Start reading now!
*** Andrey Vasilyev is a prominent and acclaimed author that writes intricately crafted, action-packed heroic fantasy and adult epic adventure. Moreover, he is one of the founding fathers of the relatively new, yet insanely popular genre that blends cyberpunk, classic sci-fi and fantasy. His debut novel More Than a Game was chosen as the Best Book of the Year in 2014.