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The People of the Crater by Andre Norton

"Send the Black Throne to dust; conquer the Black Ones, and bring the Daughter from the Caves of Darkness." These were the tasks Garin must perform to fulfill the prophecy of the Ancient Ones--and establish his own destiny in this hidden land!

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 11 | Score: 8.07
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A Burning Love Upon a Ravished Land by Haro James

An alien occupation. Resistance as a family enterprise. Stan Matheson knows duty, sacrifice, and at the end, some surprise. 2,700+ words

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction
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Haro James : Funny the difference a couple of years make

Just submitted A Burning Love Upon A Ravished Land (another piece from 2017) to the queue. Two years ago, I was not really satisfied with the finished story, but couldn't see what the problem was. T ... more
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Star Guardian 2 by Duncan7

A Star Guardian Story (2)
Brian continues his travels among the stars.
Added Chapter 14

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Coming of Age, Detective, Pirates
| Votes: 139 | Score: 8.32
Size: 233KB | Downloads: 6429 | Posted: | Updated:
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Haro James : first story

My first post here. Hunger, Hunger, Sister Anne was on top of a stack of short stories that needed that final pre-launch going-over. Committing to posting pushed me to wrap the story (instead of rethi ... more
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Hunger, Hunger, Sister Anne by Haro James

If you found an artifact from the future, what you would bargain for to return it? Gold? Stock tips? A burrito?

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction
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The Arena by Christopher Podhola

Whitney and Tommy Leighton are more than they appear to be. The twins were born in our dimension, but it wasn't just a birth. It was a rebirth. They originated in a another dimension that runs along the same parallel as ours. In the other world, Whitney is a Baran-Dok-Toi Prim warrior, and Tommy is a Prectock, but they know nothing about that. Other than the strange dreams that Tommy is beginning to have.
Added Chapter 7 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Extra Sensory Perception, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 6 | Score: 7.35
Size: 106KB | Downloads: 447 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Duncan7 : Gorn's

I put another chapter in the queue. I am doing about two chapters in a week recently, which is more than I had planned. By the way, I recall in Star Trek TOS the Gorn, which I thought would be a good name for a drinking establishment.
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S.H.E.I.L.A by Pars001

A scientist is hunted for what he has created.
Added Chapter 20

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots, Violence, Military, Workplace, Mystery, Assassins, Bounty Hunters
| Votes: 103 | Score: 8.88
Size: 371KB | Downloads: 5420 | Posted: | Updated:
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Sam by Pars001

A man is taken then returned. He's not the same or is he? Now with a lot of questions he leaves earth to search for the only other one like himself, so far.
Added Chapter 16

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Crime, Violence, Science, Super Hero
| Votes: 71 | Score: 8.54
Size: 297KB | Downloads: 3176 | Posted: | Updated:
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The Arena by Christopher Podhola

Whitney and Tommy Leighton are more than they appear to be. The twins were born in our dimension, but it wasn't just a birth. It was a rebirth. They originated in a another dimension that runs along the same parallel as ours. In the other world, Whitney is a Baran-Dok-Toi Prim warrior, and Tommy is a Prectock, but they know nothing about that. Other than the strange dreams that Tommy is beginning to have.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Extra Sensory Perception, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 6 | Score: 7.35
Size: 106KB | Posted:
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The Eyes Have It by James McKimmey

Daylight sometimes hides secrets that darkness will reveal--the Martian's glowing eyes, for instance. But darkness has other dangers....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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The Addicts by Joseph Samachson

Wives always try to cure husbands of bad habits, even on lonely asteroids!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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Unbegotten Child by Winston Marks

If this was true, there ought to be another edition of What Every Young Girl Should Know!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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A Prim and a Prophet by Christopher Podhola

A Twinfinity Story (4)
The steely requirements from a Prim warrior from where she originated. The elusive advice from a prophet she once fought side by side with. Whitney Leighton has vowed to return to Kat what Isolem Treff took from her, but Isolem has also vowed to end the twins before they can foil his plans. The twins may believe they have the upper hand, but Isolem took more than just a piece of Kat. He took a part of the twins as well and he is more of a threat now than he ever was before.
Added Chapter 25 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Violence, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 7 | Score: 8.24
Size: 462KB | Downloads: 570 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Christopher Podhola : Another Twinfinity story

'A Prim and a Prophet' ends April 1. No April Fool. 'The Arena' will start April 3. This is the last Twinfinity book available right now. I am working on another which has the Twinfinity characters, b ... more
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Chaon : Short stories by me.

Hi gals and guys, I have posted a couple stories I got motivated to write. There will probably be a few mistakes in there but nothing too prominent. Enjoy what I am writing and have fun. Thanks. Chaon.
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Who Were They? by Chaon

They arrived from deep space and ignored us. When they left, they left scars all over the planet and especially on our souls. We didn't know who they were or why they came, but when they left, we knew what they had done.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Aliens, Space
| Votes: 23 | Score: 7.38
Size: 16KB | Posted:
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Duncan7 : Ori Major

An extra chapter has gone up. We already had collusion with pirates, and obstruction of justice (and abduction of one of the investigating team). Now we have the team presenting their report with ample evidence.
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Oops by Chaon

How does the world end? Not with a bang or a whimper but with an oops.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Apocalyptic, Near Future
| Votes: 20 | Score: 7.63
Size: 13KB | Posted:
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Fresh Air Fiend by Kris Neville

Sick and helpless, he was very lucky to have a faithful native woman to nurse him. Or was he?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 7 | Score: 6.70
Size: 25KB | Posted:
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Of Time and Texas by William F. Nolan

Open the C. Cydwick Ohms Time Door, take but a single step, and--

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 20 | Score: 6.63
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Small World by William F. Nolan

What will happen when the alien ships strike Earth? And later? Who will survive? What will life be like in that latter-day jungle? William F. Nolan, well known in SF circles on the West Coast, returns with this grim story of the days and the nights of Lewis Stillman--survivor.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 13 | Score: 6.50
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Home Is Where You Left It by Stephen Marlowe

How black is the blackest treachery? Is the most callous traitor entitled to mercy? Steve pondered these questions. His decision? That at times the villain should possibly be spoken of as a hero.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 13 | Score: 6.71
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Reel Life Films by Sam Merwin

At least a contributing factor to the current cycle of science fiction movies being made in Hollywood is the touchiness of minorities having their nationals being portrayed as villains. Cinema-makers are now trying to avoid further boycotts by using space aliens for villains. But suppose some of our Extraterrestrial neighbors are also a bit touchy?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 11 | Score: 7.50
Size: 16KB | Posted:
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Duncan7 : Space Battle Ahead

I just put chapter five in the queue, I've been having fun and got a bit ahead of schedule. I hope you enjoy this chapter. Thank you for all the feedback I have had so far.
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Pipe of Peace by James McKimmey

There's a song that says "it's later than you think" and it is perhaps lamentable that someone didn't sing it for Henry that beautiful morning....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 12 | Score: 7.72
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Runaway by Joseph Samachson

Heroism is merely daring and ingenuity--at the age of ten--experience can come later!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 43 | Score: 7.53
Size: 25KB | Posted:
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The Test Colony by Winston Marks

Benson did his best to keep his colony from going native, but what can you do when the Natives have a rare human intelligence and know all about the facts of life?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 17 | Score: 8.39
Size: 76KB | Posted:
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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 66

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI, Violence, War, Military, Assassins
| Votes: 187 | Score: 8.85
Size: 1611KB | Downloads: 13558 | Posted: | Updated:
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A Prim and a Prophet by Christopher Podhola

A Twinfinity Story (4)
The steely requirements from a Prim warrior from where she originated. The elusive advice from a prophet she once fought side by side with. Whitney Leighton has vowed to return to Kat what Isolem Treff took from her, but Isolem has also vowed to end the twins before they can foil his plans. The twins may believe they have the upper hand, but Isolem took more than just a piece of Kat. He took a part of the twins as well and he is more of a threat now than he ever was before.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Violence, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 7 | Score: 8.24
Size: 462KB | Posted:
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Christopher Podhola : A Prim and a Prophet starts

I will be starting to post 'A Prim and a Prophet' starting Feb 28th. It will continue on an every 2 day posting schedule through March. This book has characters from all the previous books as Whitne ... more
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Twinfinity: Quest for the Prim Pockets by Christopher Podhola

A Twinfinity Story (3)
She was born blind and deaf, like the rest of the Prim, but she wasn't accepted by the rest of the Prim because she was born of a human father and mother. Panpar, a prophetic dreamer, told them of a legend--The Pockets of the Prim--that would enable them to fight the other Prim who controlled the inner walls of the city. Possessing The Pockets would enable Jo-Laina and her sister Jo-Vanna to overcome the Prim, take back the city, and allow the rest of the city their true birth-rights.
Added Chapters 15,16 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Extra Sensory Perception, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 8 | Score: 9.32
Size: 228KB | Downloads: 404 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Rocky Roads by Mark Randall

Space age Lost Dutchman.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Near Future, Melodrama
| Votes: 26 | Score: 7.88
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Spacers by Mark Randall

In the not to distant future.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Near Future, Melodrama, Politics, Military, Travel
| Votes: 31 | Score: 7.41
Size: 25KB | Posted:
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A World Apart by Sam Merwin

Most men of middle age would welcome a chance to live their lives a second time. But Coulter did not.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 28 | Score: 7.48
Size: 42KB | Posted:
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Shipping Clerk by Joseph Samachson

If Ollie knew the work he was doing, he would have resigned--if resigning were possible!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 27 | Score: 8.08
Size: 33KB | Posted:
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So They Baked a Cake by Winston Marks

He was tired of people--a "human interest" columnist, who specializes in glamorizations of the commonplace and sordid is likely to get that way. So. this starship seemed to offer the ideal escape from it all

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 15 | Score: 7.99
Size: 24KB | Posted:
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Star Guardian 2 by Duncan7

A Star Guardian Story (2)
Brian continues his travels among the stars.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Coming of Age, Detective, Pirates
| Votes: 139 | Score: 8.32
Size: 233KB | Posted:
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Duncan7 : Book Two

The first chapter of book two is in the queue. Probably it will be out tomorrow morning. I'm looking for some help with the story description and also the description for the series. If you have som ... more
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License to Steal by Louis Newman

The history of man becomes fearfully and wonderfully confusing with the advent of interstellar travel. Of special interest to the legally inclined student is the famous Skrrgck Affair, which began before the Galactic Tribunal with the case of _Citizens vs. Skrrgck_.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 11 | Score: 7.52
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A Fine Fix by Ray C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers--but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"--then they get mad!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 12 | Score: 7.83
Size: 46KB | Posted:
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Earth Alert! by Kris Neville

What defense could she raise against mutant science--telepathy, invisibility, teleportation--especially since Earth was not aware of its danger!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 9 | Score: 7.86
Size: 202KB | Posted:
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Twinfinity: Quest for the Prim Pockets by Christopher Podhola

A Twinfinity Story (3)
She was born blind and deaf, like the rest of the Prim, but she wasn't accepted by the rest of the Prim because she was born of a human father and mother. Panpar, a prophetic dreamer, told them of a legend--The Pockets of the Prim--that would enable them to fight the other Prim who controlled the inner walls of the city. Possessing The Pockets would enable Jo-Laina and her sister Jo-Vanna to overcome the Prim, take back the city, and allow the rest of the city their true birth-rights.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Extra Sensory Perception, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 8 | Score: 9.32
Size: 228KB | Posted:
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The Onyx Ravens by Christopher Podhola

A Twinfinity Story (2)
Whitney hates bullies more than anything. Her blood begins to boil within her as Decker Albright and his gang try to have some fun at their expense. The gang might have age and numbers on their side, but what they don't have is a blind and deaf girl who won't take crap from anybody.
Added Chapters 9,10 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Extra Sensory Perception, Fantasy, Young Adult
| Votes: 17 | Score: 8.06
Size: 83KB | Downloads: 465 | Posted: | Concluded:
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My Shipmate-columbus by Stephen Marlowe

We've been taught from childhood that the earth is round and that Columbus discovered America. But maybe we take too much on faith. This first crossing for instance. Were you there? Did you see Columbus land? Here's the story of a man who can give us the straight facts.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 16 | Score: 7.85
Size: 51KB | Posted:
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Judas Ram by Sam Merwin

The house was furnished with all luxuries, including women. If it only had a lease that could be broken

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 9 | Score: 6.84
Size: 39KB | Posted:
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Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore

Neither the vegetation nor people in this book are entirely fictitious. But, reader, no person pictured here is you. With one exception. You, Sir, Miss, or Madam--whatever your country or station--are Albert Weener. As I am Albert Weener.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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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 Epilogue (final)

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: 124 | Score: 8.54
Size: 453KB | Downloads: 6105 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Duncan7 : Update on Book Two

I am making progress with developing some new characters and I have outlined about three chapters and written one chapter so far. I got lots of suggestions from readers which I am reviewing to see wha ... more
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