Sensored Souls: The Secret Life of a Mind-Hacking Neuroscientist

A dazzling intersection of mind, body, soul and the senses. When her father goes missing, Persephone Jones’ search for him brings her to a hidden art gallery in Shanghai. As she races to find answers to her questions, a room concealing a collection of glowing glass sculptures grips her.

Not knowing who, or what, to trust, Persephone becomes part of a gruesome plot that draws the young neuroscientist into a sinister and suspenseful situation. With time running out, mounting moral dilemmas, and her life in peril, can she triumph over darkness to accept where the future of medical technology leads?

Set in a near-future urban underworld, fantastic technology and futuristic Buddhism dance with characters caught in unpredictable events. This imaginative and eerie speculative vision is based in enough reality to haunt you.

This innovative cross-genre novel (metaphysical speculative sci-fi) offers a treasure trove for those who love insightful dialogue, accessible philosophical inquiry, plot surprises and a strong female lead.

The interplay of art and science, neuroaesthetics and ethics explores how far one may go in a desperate search for the elusive human soul. Layered with intriguing ideas and clear writing exploring the use and abuse of medical discoveries, “Sensored Souls” will make a fantastic movie or a mini-series.

Meet Jen L Hanson

Jennifer is a Pacific Northwest author, photographer and beekeeper who loves teaching yoga and meditation, and inspiring others to find their creative flow. Former lives include being President of the Portland Art Museum’s Docent Council, where she led art and photography tours; working in high-tech public relations in San Francisco in the mid-90s; editing custom-published financial magazines in Manhattan through the early 2000s; and teaching English and yoga with the Peace Corps in East Java, Indonesia.

She holds a M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer lives with her husband, Eric, whose ideas inspired her debut novel, “Sensored Souls.” Look for her future books combining photography, meditations and poetry.

Something Happened on the Way to the World’s Fair: A Strange Happenings Short Story

The year is 1893. Rosie Weston, fireman, is working on an overnight passenger train to the World’s Fair. Her routine shift has turned into a nightmare, beginning with a peculiar trunk in the baggage car. Worse, a passenger has gone missing. Can Rosie discover the truth behind the cargo before more passengers go missing?

Strange Happenings is a series of short stories set in an alternate timeline, where science and the unknown mix. Much like a penny dreadful, each story is meant to be enjoyed in a single sitting.

Something Happened on the Way to the World’s Fair is the first installment of Strange Happenings.

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Prolepsis

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Oren Lockwood is a rising star at Divine Providence Incorporated, one of a handful of global supercorporations that tyrannise an overheated and downsized post fossil-fuel world.

He is employed to spy on Divine’s rivals and engaged to marry the daughter of their fiercely ambitious CEO. This is the man behind the game-changing Prolepsis engine: software capable of building predictive extrapolations of the world, populated by AI copies of its digitally over-sharing inhabitants.

Oren’s callous Manhattan City friends envy his lifestyle and prospects. They desperately strive for similar advancement, but live in perpetual fear of being offboarded to live – or more likely die – amongst the ‘Tumbleweeds’ as the elite class refer to those replaced by androidisation or otherwise deemed surplus to the supercorporations’ ever-changing needs.

In a violent and precarious world Oren seems to be on a fixed path to a bright future, if someone can only convince him he wants it.

But when his obsession with a mysterious AI woman leads him into immense danger, Oren will have to decide if she is his nemesis or everything that is missing from his life.

Sean Henderson’s latest is a fast-paced speculative fiction thriller set in a dark dystopian near-future with shades of Philip K Dick, William Gibson, George Orwell’s 1984 and so much more…

Assassin Marked

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An interplanetary crime syndicate.
A debt, long overdue.
An assassin gone rogue.
Love. Revenge. Betrayal.

Although he knows it will mean the end of his relationship with both the Crime Syndicate and his long-time lover, Captain Victoria Maruska, Damian can’t let sleeping dogs lie. After overcoming his captain’s well-intended efforts to hold him back, Damian sets off to exact his revenge on the man who had once left him to die on the barren wastelands of Earth. . . .

Victoria may not know where to look, but she knows she has to find him. Following Damian’s disappearance and the not-so-mysterious murder of one of his superiors, the Syndicate has called Captain Maruska’s loyalty into question. As a result, she has been assigned the unenviable job of leading a task force to hunt him down. . . .

On the outs with his lover and on the run from trained killers, Damian DuFonte is . . .

An Assassin Marked.