In this epic, Conan fights to recover the throne of Aquilonia from Nemedian invaders aided by the Acheronian wizard Xaltoltun. This collection also includes 'The Hyborian Age,' a description of the times and lands that Conan was familiar with.
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Lord of the World is a 1907 novel by Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson that centers upon the reign of the Anti-Christ and the End of the World. It has been called prophetic by Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
"Did you ever wonder at the lonely life the bird in a cuckoo clock has to lead --" wrote the editor of "Fantastic Universe" in January, 1954, blurbing this tale "-- that it might possibly love and hate just as easily as a real animal of flesh and blood? Philip Dick used that idea for this brief fantasy tale. We're sure that after reading it you'll give cuckoo clocks more respect."
In the aftermath of a devastating nuclear war between the United Nations and the Soviet Union, sophisticated robotsnicknamed "claws"are created to destroy what remains of human life. Left to their own devices, however, the claws develop robots of their own. II-V, the second variety, remains unknown to the few humans left on Earth. Or does it?
Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity.
In the Hyborian age, the major events of Howard's pseudohistorical prehistory, both period before and after the time of the Conan stories. In describing the cataclysmic end of the Thurian Age, the period described in his Kull stories, Howard links both sequences of stories into one shared universe.
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 12
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Conan the Barbarian is employed by one of the civilized countries to help in it's push to claim lands from the primitive Picts. The Picts are not excited about the idea however. Old gods and mythical creatures are called up by the Pict witches to contest the invading army and Conan finds himself battling for his life amid the blood thirsty hordes that include saber-toothed tigers, 40 foot long venomous snakes and a demon from another dimension who is intent on crushing him.
A sweeping, fiery saga of the last days of the doomed land. Atlantis, at the height of its power and glory, is without equal. It has established far-flung colonies in Egypt and Central America, and its mighty navies patrol the seas. The priests of Atlantis channel the elemental powers of the universe, and a powerful monarch rules from a staggeringly beautiful city of pyramids and shining temples clustered around a sacred mountain.
Harry is one of the growing number of people who can't stand the over-crowded cities. He lives in a cramped bachelor's apartment -- he could upgrade to a larger one if he'd get married, but he'd also have to add an hour to his commute each way, bringing the total to six hours. One day he suffers a mental breakdown and is sent to a bucolic clinic in the country, where he soon enters a relationship with a nurse.
Hoping to create a new growth agent for food with beneficial uses to mankind, two scientists find that the spread of the material is uncontrollable. Giant chickens, rats, and insects run amok, and children given the food stuffs experience incredible growth--and serious illnesses. Over the years, people who have eaten these specially treated foods find themselves unable to fit into a society where ignorance and hypocrisy rule.
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)
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)
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
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
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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.
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
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)
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
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
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)
A deadly virus sweeps the world bringing dead back to life. A Think Tank Group is at the Cheyenne Mountain Complex when the alert is issued. Its senior members join in a conference with the Commander of the United States Northern Command who relays their orders from the Pentagon. Maximilian 'Mad Max' Milton, the 2nd in-charge of the Think Tank gives reason to his nickname, and the war is on with those afflicted with The Contagion. Will they win the war, can they win the war? 11,400 words. Added Chapter 2 (final)
Just submitted to the wizard is 11,000 words in 2 parts. This is my view of how a Zombie Apocalypse would really be handled. As usual, available at Lulu for those who can't wait.