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Preferred Risk by Edson McCann

The Company was a powerful, efficient, and monstrous insurance organization that controlled the entire world, scientifically regulating everything in life: war, epidemics, one-a-day food pills and test-tube sex...all through the use of its patented, terrifying human deep-freeze vault. Claims Adjuster Wills, a great believer in the Company, begins to have second thoughts when he meets beautiful and sorrowful Rena, whose radical father lies in a frozen subterranean vault.

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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A Choice of Miracles by James A.Cox

You're down in the jungle with death staring you in the face. There is nothing left but prayer. So you ask for your life. But wait! Are you sure that's really what you want above all else?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Guardians by Irving E.Cox

It's not always "The Truth shall set you free!" Sometimes it's "Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!" And that can be dangerous!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Hills of Home by Alfred Coppel

"Normality" is a myth; we're all a little neurotic, and the study of neurosis has been able to classify the general types of disturbance which are most common. And some types (providing the subject is not suffering so extreme a case as to have crossed the border into psychosis) can be not only useful, but perhaps necessary for certain kinds of work....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Half Past Alligator by Donald Colvin

It takes sportsmanship to make a ball team. and foul play to get a backward race civilized!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Fire People by Ray Cummings

The first of the new meteors landed on the earth in November, 1940. It was discovered by a farmer in his field near Brookline, Massachusetts, shortly after daybreak on the morning of the 11th. Astronomically, the event was recorded by the observatory at Harvard as the sudden appearance of what apparently was a new star, increasing in the short space of a few hours from invisibility to a power beyond that of the first magnitude, and then as rapidly fading again to invisibility.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Solomon's Orbit by William Carroll

There will, sooner or later, be problems of "space junk," and the right to dump in space. But not like this...

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Egocentric Orbit by John Cory

It took a long time for human beings to accept that our little piece of meteoric rubble wasn't the exact and absolute center of the Universe. It does appear that way, doesn't it? It may not take so long for a spaceman to learn.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Turnover Point by Alfred Coppel

Every era in history has had its Pop Ganlon's. Along in years and not successful and not caring much anyway. A matter of living out their years, following an obscure path to oblivion. It was that way in ancient Egypt, just as it will be when the Solar System shrinks to our size. And once in a while such men are given an opportunity to contribute to the society that has forgotten them....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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The Amateurs by Alan Cogan

The ultimate show demanded the ultimate in showmanship--now if only Mr. Sims could measure up!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Teething Ring by James Causey

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society. the more disastrous the mistake!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
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Racing the Clock by Vincent Berg

A The Catalyst Story (4)
Alex has a mission to find as many new followers as he can in the limited time he has left as he comes to grip with the knowledge his abilities will likely kill him. Before that happens, he hits the road with his sister and Gail. Along the way, they learn much more about him, his followers and about leading a mission when one doesn't know the way. He needs enough followers to build a new branch on the evolutionary tree, but has a limited time and needs to stay below the radar as he does it.
Added Chapter 19

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Coming of Age, Young Adult
| Votes: 12 | Score: 8.40
Size: 1046KB | Downloads: 759 | Posted: | Updated:
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Toman of the Cherokee by Pars001

A story in the Mage and Magic Universe Universe
A mage and his grandfather on the run in ancient America. Wanted for murder Toman thought his life was over. Little did he know what laid ahead.
Added Chapter 10

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Shapeshifters, Coming of Age, Crime, School, Violence, Assassins, Bounty Hunters, Supernatural, Fantasy, Magic
| Votes: 57 | Score: 8.48
Size: 191KB | Downloads: 1909 | Posted: | Updated:
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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 52

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI, Violence, War, Military, Assassins
| Votes: 110 | Score: 8.67
Size: 1254KB | Downloads: 5658 | Posted: | Updated:
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Cat Fight by Pars001

A Man with a lot of bad luck, suddenly finds he is more than he thought.
Added Chapter 21

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Politics, Violence, Assassins, Spies
| Votes: 63 | Score: 7.82
Size: 388KB | Downloads: 2335 | Posted: | Updated:
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Vincent Berg : Racing the Clock

Another book in the "Catalyst" series. You'll notice we missed a day in the 5-days a week posting schedule, as you've got to post the first chapter before you can schedule postings. Next week we'll ... more
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Normalcy Is Harder Than It Looks by Vincent Berg

A The Catalyst Story (3)
Having wrestled with trying to preserve a 'normal' last few months of high school, Alex faces an even harder time, as not only does he have to explain to those he loves what his life has become, but he faces several people who seem to hate him as much as his followers adore him. What's a confused teenage atheist religious figure to do? In the third book of the series, follow Alex Jennings as he deals with a variety of challenges as he learns about what he's ultimately facing.
Added Epilogue

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Coming of Age, Romance, School, Science, Religion, Cults, Young Adult
| Votes: 24 | Score: 7.53
Size: 1350KB | Downloads: 1247 | Posted: | Updated:
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Destiny's Road by Lumpy

A Destiny Saga Story (1)
Caspian Grey's life was already pretty weird, and then he started high school. He must cope with the bizarre changes in his life while trying to find the family he always wanted. A sci-fi coming of age story.
Added Chapter 29 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Coming of Age
| Votes: 55 | Score: 7.84
Size: 503KB | Downloads: 2247 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Vincent Berg : Up Next ...

For all those who responded to my "What Should I Post Next?" blog, I'll star posting "Normalcy Is Harder Than It Looks" on Monday. Only, instead of posted 3 chapters, twice a week, I'm going to try po ... more
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Vincent Berg : Quick Question: What to Post Next

I'm on the proverbial horns of a dilemma (a minor one). Should I continue posting the next book in my The Catalyst series, 3: Normalcy is Harder Than it Looks or postpone it an post my newest sci-fi ... more
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Vincent Berg : Editor & Proofreader Appreciation Day

Several editors, lead by Thornfoote, TeNderLoin and Omachuck (all of whom edit for me, and several other authors—though not all participated in my original Catalyst series) are organizing an ... more
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Trying to Be Normal by Vincent Berg

A The Catalyst Story (2)
Alex, returning from New Orleans with a whole new life, tries to become just a normal teen as he returns to school. Can he blend in for the next two months, despite having women following him? And will his abilities really be invisible to those around him? Follow Alex's adventures as he struggles with his new abilities, followers, growing responsibilities and his new role in life. The second of six books following Alex as he learns about what he's ultimately facing.
Added Chapters (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Coming of Age, Romance, School, Science
| Votes: 26 | Score: 7.74
Size: 994KB | Downloads: 1060 | Posted: | Concluded:
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S.H.E.I.L.A by Pars001

A scientist is hunted for what he has created.
Added Chapter 5

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots, Violence, Military, Workplace, Mystery, Assassins, Bounty Hunters
| Votes: 37 | Score: 8.35
Size: 91KB | Downloads: 806 | Posted: | Updated:
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Vincent Berg : Trying to be Normal Goof: Wrong Chapter 2

As many of you likely already noticed, and I only just discovered, chapter 2 was never posted correctly, instead chapter 3 posted twice. Chapter 2: Facing the Inquisition of Friends and Family, help ... more
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Vincent Berg : Catalyst #2: Trying to be Normal

Alex Jennings returns, trailed by a bevy of women compelled to follow him, sensing something about him he doesn't comprehend. Returning to school after his adventures in New Orleans, he tries to retur ... more
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An Unknown Attraction by Vincent Berg

A The Catalyst Story (1)
A young man, suddenly finds women mysteriously attracted during a family trip to New Orleans. He acts as a catalyst, activating strange abilities in them that he doesn't understand. He's not ready for the responsibilities of adulthood, yet he's called upon to lead a string of followers. There are no superheros or world saving here, it's an examination of building a movement from the ground up.
Added Chapters 15,16 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Coming of Age, Science
| Votes: 26 | Score: 7.67
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Vincent Berg : New Posting of an Older Story

Responding to the lack of stories on Sci-Fi (and the continued dumping of 'out of copyright' protected stories on the site), I'm releasing my original "Catalyst" series. As many of you might know, I ... more
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R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot : Winds of Change - revised

Winds of Change, all 119,800 words revsied to fix errors. It's also available from Ernest Bywater's Lulu publishing site as a print book and an e-pub. Other formats can be provided upon direct applica ... more
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Winds of Change by R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot

A story in the Winds of Change Universe
Grant Maxwell is sent back to the Colonial period of America to try to thwart the actions of a Scottish professor who hates the United States. Unfortunately, too much damage may have already occurred and it may be up to Grant to try to salvage the Nation. Note - Slavery concerns life in Colonial America. - 119,900 words.
Added Epilogue (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Time Travel
Tags: Science Fiction, Time Travel, Aliens, Alternate Timeline, Historical, War
| Votes: 57 | Score: 8.61
Size: 682KB | Downloads: 2026 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Zombie Leza by Vincent Berg

An unusual young woman, Leza lives with, cares for, communicates and controls an army of the undead. She can teach the living how to survive, if the humans can only keep from killing her. Leza represents more than just another day of survival, but whether that portends humanity's rescue or the future of the undead is anyone's guess. She may be humanity's redemption or their ultimate annihilation.
Added Chapters 17,18 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Pandemic, Science, Zombies, Undead
| Votes: 19 | Score: 8.89
Size: 314KB | Downloads: 617 | Posted: | Concluded: