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Starman's Quest by Robert Silverberg

The Lexman Spacedrive gave humanity the stars, but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonization and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous. But because of the Fitzgerald Contraction, a man who shipped out to space could never live a normal life on Earth again. Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace..

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Voodoo Planet by Andre Norton

The story is described as a "duel of the cosmic magicians." It involves two witch doctors who conjure up ghosts and demons against each other and might appear to be fantasy. But Norton bases the wizards' magic on the use of mildly hallucinogenic drugs, psychological manipulation and latent telepathy, which place the story within the realm of science fiction.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Dueling Machine by Benjamin William Bova

Dueling as a means of settling disputes has been revived by the invention of the dueling machine, which allows two adversaries to have at each other in the imaginary world of their choosing, with no danger to either other than humiliation and the loss of the point in dispute, until the Kerak Worlds found a way to kill with the machine. Unless a young Star Watchman can solve the mystery, the warlike Kerak Worlds will gobble up the planets.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Starman's Quest by Robert Silverberg

The Lexman Spacedrive gave humanity the stars, but at a fantastic price. Interstellar exploration, colonization and trade became things of reality. The benefits to Earth were enormous. But because of the Fitzgerald Contraction, a man who shipped out to space could never live a normal life on Earth again. Travelling at speeds close to that of light, spacemen lived at an accelerated pace..

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 257KB | Posted:
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Invaders From the Infinite by John W. Campbell Jr.

The alien spaceship was unthinkably huge, enormously powerful, apparently irresistible. It came from the void and settled on Earth, striking awe into the hearts of all who saw it. Its mission, however, was not conquest -- but a call for help! First contact was a job for the brilliant team of scientists, Arcot, Wade, and Morey. And what they received was an offer of an alliance against an invading foe so powerful that no known force could turn it back!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Answer by H. Beam Piper

Lee Richardson and Alexis Pitov, two nuclear scientists, are participating in a thermonuclear test involving a rocket and negamatter. The test is decidedly not a test to develop into weapons-grade materials. However, Pitov and Richardson cannot help but consider the fate of Auburn, NY fifteen years ago when the nuclear event shocked the world. It had to be the Soviets. But the Soviets thought it was the Americans. Maybe it was the Australians? This new experimental test provides the answer.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Falcons of Narabedla by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Mike Kenscott is having a really bad vacation. One minute he's camping in the Sierra Mountains with his brother Andy, and the next minute he's on a different world. Now he's Adric, Lord of the Crimson Tower, of the Rainbow City of Narabedla. He has to cope with his fellow Narabedlans: the Dreamer Rhys, the mysterious veiled Gamine, the dwarf Idris, his brother Evarin the Toymaker (whose Toys are deadly), and Karamy, the golden witch, who is either his lover or his greatest enemy...

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Fifth Dimension Tube by Murray Leinster

By way of Professor Denham's Tube, Tommy and Evelyn invade the inimical Fifth-Dimensional world of golden cities and tree-fern jungles and Ragged Men.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Islands of Space by John W. Campbell Jr.

Islands of Space was written as a sequel to 'The Black Star Passes" 'Arcot, Wade, Morey and their computer, Fuller, put together a ship which will travel faster than light... they give us what may have been the first space-warp drive. With it they hightail it among the stars. They locate the fugitive planets of the Black Star... find a frozen cemetery-world of a lost race... then head out for another galaxy... and wind up in a knock-down-drag-out interplanetary war there.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Seeding Hope Among the Ashes by Crumbly Writer

A Great Death Story (3)
The man telling the country how to survive an apocalyptic event must now travel across the country to teach people how to heal themselves. David's saga continues, only without David. Instead his followers set off in multiple directions, taking his cure to other communities in the hope everyone can treat their own people, while not getting themselves killed! This sequel follows each girl as they journey to different cities, trying to convince reluctant survivors to trust them to make them sick.
Added Chapters 15-18

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Pandemic, Drama
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 649KB | Downloads: 151 | Posted: | Updated:
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Shadows in Zamboula by Robert E. Howard

Despite a warning received in the Suq by a nomad, Conan stays the night in a cheap tavern in Zamboula, run by Aram Baksh. As night falls, a black Darfarian cannibal enters Conan's small chamber by means of a trick lock to drag him away to be eaten. The Darfarian slaves in the city are cannibals who prey on travelers, the people of the city tolerate this and stay locked securely in their homes, while nomads and beggars make sure to sure to spend the night at a comfortable distance from its walls.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Last Evolution by John W. Campbell Jr.

"I am the last of my type existing today in all the Solar System. I, too, am the last existing who, in memory, sees the struggle for this System, and in memory I am still close to the Center of Rulers, for mine was the ruling type then. But I will pass soon, and with me will pass the last of my kind, a poor inefficient type, but yet the creators of those who are now, and will be, long after I pass forever..."

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Cuckoo's Progeny by Crumbly Writer

A Not-Quite Human Story (1)
Al and Betty have peculiar skills which set them apart, and which leads them to search for others like them. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. They must discover who they are and where they belong, as there no room for them in their world. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their every movement, they're searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be.
Added Chapter 27

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Nanotechnology, AI
| Votes: 17 | Score: 7.53
Size: 401KB | Downloads: 792 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Maintenance Man Book 1 by Pars001

Mark had worked a long time to forget his family, his old life and women in general. On his first job all that would change, forever! Not only was he faced with a situation he had no control over but now he was forced to have a woman with him he didn't want, yet!
Added Chapter 5

in progress Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Nanotechnology, Politics, Slavery, Violence, Science, Assassins, Spies, Travel
| Votes: 16 | Score: 6.76
Size: 103KB | Downloads: 388 | Posted: | Updated:
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Crumbly Writer : Cuckoo's Progeny wrap-up

Well, we're closing in on the end of the story. Because several of the chapters are very short, I'll be combining them, which means the story wraps up this week with two chapter Tuesday (24 & 25) ... more
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Ernest Bywater : New Site Service for Readers

The site has a new reader function where they can add a comment at the end of the story for other readers. Authors can turn this on or off for each story. I've turned it on. This is for readers to mak... more
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Lost Empire by Pars001

A man with a past, not tied to anyone makes a startling discovery that changes his life and his perceptions of it.
Added Chapter 36

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI, Violence, War, Military, Assassins
| Votes: 35 | Score: 8.62
Size: 874KB | Downloads: 1560 | Posted: | Updated:
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Sovereignty by Pars001

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe Universe
His life was crap, nothing ever seemed to go his way. His wife had kicked him out he was at the end of his rope, then one day he had a strange dream, or was it? The beautiful woman who befriended him, the new worlds and people what wasn't to like?
Added Chapter 19 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Shapeshifters, Romance, Politics, Slavery, Violence, War, Assassins, Fantasy, Magic
| Votes: 20 | Score: 8.54
Size: 372KB | Downloads: 690 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Masi'shen Evolution by Graybyrd

Sequel to "Masi'shen Stranded" -- Michael Hawthorne and Dee'rah evolve to become ambassadors seeking to link two worlds across the galaxy. Earth recognizes the chance for global peace, but a corrupt American president threatens them all with nuclear nightmare as a ploy to rule the nation. Old enemies become allies, and old alliances fall apart. Will humankind survive to achieve a future in the stars?
Added Chapters 53,54 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Aliens, Space, Politics, Military, Anarchism
| Votes: 25 | Score: 8.48
Size: 966KB | Downloads: 1198 | Posted: | Concluded:
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A Good Man by Pars001

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe Universe
His life sucked, everything about it. He had a bitch of a wife, no job, nothing, but all that changed one day, for the better? Who could say? Yet?
Added Chapter 10 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future, Romance, War, Assassins, Monsters, Fantasy, Witchcraft, Dwarves, Furry, Magic, Royalty
| Votes: 23 | Score: 8.00
Size: 175KB | Downloads: 586 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Crumbly Writer : New Book:

I've just published a new book, "Zombie Leza", available on Amazon and createspace. I've dropped my connections to lulu (for future books), so if you want other formats, contact me at vincentberg at v... more
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The Princess and the Captain by Pars001

For years Jim had dealt with the loneliness and devastation. Finally he was alone to wallow in the memories, that is till she showed up.
Added Chapter 12 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI, Romance, Politics, Violence, Science, War, Military
| Votes: 43 | Score: 8.51
Size: 248KB | Downloads: 1134 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Aimless by JiMC

Taking place nearly a century from now, Jess finds out how one of the country's "best working" programs affects her life.
Added Chapters 12,13 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future, AI, Politics, Slavery, Travel
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 444KB | Downloads: 460 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Mission by Pars001

A story in the Time Travel Adventures Universe
For years Charles had hid as far from women as he could, then a chance encounter with trouble brought her to him. Now he had to not only save her and her kingdom but his self as well. Problem is her Kingdom is thousands of years in the past!
Added Chapter 10 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Time Travel
Tags: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Alternate Timeline, Clones, AI, Romance, Humor, Politics, Violence, War, Military, Assassins, Pirates, Spies
| Votes: 41 | Score: 8.01
Size: 195KB | Downloads: 836 | Posted: | Concluded:
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JiMC : Who is JiMC, and what is Aimless?

Hi! I'm JiMC. That's a pseudonym. I don't write for a living. I write for the enjoyment of writing. I've been requested to post my story to this site first, before I post it to my normal site. T... more
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Ernest Bywater : Writing Status 22 September 2016

I have over 20 stories in the Work in Progress folder I'm working on. A new story is with the editors and will be posted when they finish with it. I still have to revise Power Tool - not yet posted ... more
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Singularity by Crumbly Writer

An experimental NASA flight goes horribly wrong and the test pilot wakes up unhurt, back home. Struggling to discover what happened, Eric Morgan returns to NASA prepared to face a thousand questions as things continue to unravel. Is he still human or a new species, and what does that mean for those around him? Testifying before a Congressional subcommittee, Eric inspires fear and hope. As the danger mounts, he tries to fall off the grid, but the rest of the world won't let him walk away.
Added Chapters 17,18 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Science, Spiritual
| Votes: 40 | Score: 8.25
Size: 319KB | Downloads: 907 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Crumbly Writer : Future Plans

Now that "Singularity" has completed, I plan to take off another month to finish my next story, "The Zombie Leza". Once I publish that, I'll begin posting the first book of my "Not-Quite Human" trilog... more
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Grappling With Survival by Crumbly Writer

A Great Death Story (2)
An unusual post-apocalyptic story. Instead of banding together or fighting, the survivors find a world without, little trust and no desire to intermingle. How does society survive if the survivors won't participate? David and Alice try to determine who, if anyone, survived and why. Society is laid bare, and they must organize the reluctant survivors, as further disasters await.
Added Cast

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Pandemic, Romance, Violence, Science
| Votes: 18 | Score: 8.64
Size: 975KB | Downloads: 776 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Masi'shen Stranded by Graybyrd

The Masi'shen crash-landed on Antarctica 2,000 years ago. Their ship lies under the ice on a volcanic island. It has been detected by a spy satellite. The U.S. government, the Russian mafia, and a volunteer rescuer race to get there first.
Added Chapters 34,35 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Drama, Violence, Military, Supernatural
| Votes: 37 | Score: 9.15
Size: 734KB | Downloads: 981 | Posted: | Concluded: