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The God in the Box by Sewell Peaslee Wright

In the course of his Special Patrol duties Commander John Hanson resolves the unique and poignant mystery of "toma annerson.

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 7 | Score: 7.37
Size: 48KB | Posted:
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Lost With Nothing to Lose by Vincent Berg

A Not-Quite Human Story (3)
Unable to find a home and acceptance on Earth, an intrepid band of misplaced youth seek their ancestral home among the stars. Unfortunately, their reception is not what they hoped. The home they discover is a hostile environment, involved in a huge interstellar war with a hostile alien species. Viewed as untrusted interlopers, they search for a place in a universe with no use for them, and no place turn for assistance. One chapter has some explicit interspecies sex, but it's part of the plot.
Added Chapter 17

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Romance, Science, Dystopian
| Votes: 75 | Score: 8.73
Size: 582KB | Downloads: 3546 | 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 23

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: 98 | Score: 8.76
Size: 440KB | Downloads: 5058 | 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 14

in progress Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Crime, Violence, Science, Super Hero
| Votes: 60 | Score: 8.66
Size: 260KB | Downloads: 2253 | 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 64

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, AI, Violence, War, Military, Assassins
| Votes: 164 | Score: 8.96
Size: 1560KB | Downloads: 11252 | Posted: | Updated:
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Vincent Berg : Health Issues: Update

Some time ago, I mentioned (in an earlier blog) that I was having some health issues which were impacting my work (an inability to sleep, exhaustion and corresponding inability to focus). Well, it's ... more
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The Leader by Murray Leinster

The trouble with being a Superman, with Super powers, and knowing it, is it's so easy to overlook the unpleasant possibility of a super-superman!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 43KB | Posted:
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Juju by Murray Leinster

A 1919 pulp-press tale of deepest darkest Africa.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 141KB | Posted:
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Vincent Berg : Sci-Fi's Favorite 'Not-Quite Human' Story

Before I'd asked about a descrepancy I'd noticed between SOL and Sci-Fi users. While the SOL users seemed to overwhelmingly prefer the more recent and more detailed Lost With Nothing to Lose, Sci-Fi u ... more
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Wanted-7 Fearless Engineers! by Frederick Orlin Tremaine

A great civilization's fate lay in Dick Barrow's hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead--what dangers awaited them--or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: "Are you a brave man?"

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 25 | Score: 7.83
Size: 103KB | Posted:
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The Sky Trap by Frank Belknap Long

A stratospheric weather ship flying with an improbably large crew suddenly caught suspended in a force bubble in mid-air.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 33KB | Posted:
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The Mississippi Saucer by Frank Belknap Long

Something of the wonder that must have come to men seeking magic in the sky in days long vanished.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 8 | Score: 6.80
Size: 33KB | Posted:
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S.H.E.I.L.A by Pars001

A scientist is hunted for what he has created.
Added Chapter 17

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Near Future, Robots, Violence, Military, Workplace, Mystery, Assassins, Bounty Hunters
| Votes: 83 | Score: 8.92
Size: 313KB | Downloads: 3957 | Posted: | Updated:
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Mars Is My Destination by Frank Belknap Long

MARS Earth's first colony in Space. Men killed for the coveted ticket that allowed them to go there. And, once there, the killing went on... MARS Ralph Graham's goal since boyhood--and he was Mars-bound with authority that put the whole planet in his pocket--if he could live long enough to assert it! MARS source of incalculable wealth for humanity--and deadly danger for those who tried to get it!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 341KB | Posted:
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G-r-r-r...! by Robert Donald Locke

He had borne the thousand and one injuries with humility and charity. But the insults! These were more than he could suffer....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 8 | Score: 5.88
Size: 16KB | Posted:
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Next Door, Next World by Robert Donald Locke

Almost any phenomenon can be used--or act--for good or ill. Mutation usually brings ill--but it also brings greatness. Change can go any direction.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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The Forgotten Planet by Murray Leinster

Beneath dense gray clouds through which no sun shone lay a forgotten planet. It was a nightmare world of grotesque and terrifying animal-plant life. Gigantic beetles, spiders, bugs and ants filled the putrid, musty earth--ready to kill and devour anything in sight. There were men amidst this horror--men who cringed and ran from the ravening monsters and huddled in the mushroom forests at night. Burl was one of these creatures. But one day inspiration hit Burl. He would find a weapon--he would..

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 9 | Score: 8.47
Size: 317KB | Posted:
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The Ambulance Made Two Trips by Murray Leinster

If you should set a thief to catch a thief, what does it take to stop a racketeer...?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 9 | Score: 8.47
Size: 46KB | Posted:
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Attention Saint Patrick by Murray Leinster

Legends do, of course, get somewhat distorted in the passage of time. In the future, the passage across space to other planets may cause a slight modification here and there.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 6 | Score: 6.26
Size: 88KB | Posted:
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gjb reviewed The Issahar Artifacts

An interesting slant on space exploration and a very unexpected twist to the end. Kept me interested all the way through... more
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Tiger Fleet by Westernman

Jason started out as a farm boy and ends up owning a fleet of spaceships. This is his story.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Pirates
| Votes: 79 | Score: 7.84
Size: 45KB | Posted:
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Vincent Berg : A Couple of Screw-Ups

A couple of posting errors in Lost With Nothing to Lose. First, chapter 5, "Exploring an Alien World", was missing the image for Section II, "Arrival at Tandor". Secondly, chapter 6, "Testing Their Li ... more
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The Man the Martians Made by Frank Belknap Long

No mortal had ever seen the Martians, but they had heard their whisperings--without knowing the terrible secret they kept hidden.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 11 | Score: 8.18
Size: 41KB | Posted:
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Lost With Nothing to Lose by Vincent Berg

A Not-Quite Human Story (3)
Unable to find a home and acceptance on Earth, an intrepid band of misplaced youth seek their ancestral home among the stars. Unfortunately, their reception is not what they hoped. The home they discover is a hostile environment, involved in a huge interstellar war with a hostile alien species. Viewed as untrusted interlopers, they search for a place in a universe with no use for them, and no place turn for assistance. One chapter has some explicit interspecies sex, but it's part of the plot.

in progress Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Nanotechnology, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Romance, Science, Dystopian
| Votes: 75 | Score: 8.73
Size: 582KB | Posted:
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The Cuckoo's Progeny by Vincent Berg

A Not-Quite Human Story (2)
Al and Betty aren't like their classmates. They've developed skills which set them apart and sets them on a search for others like them. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their movements, they're searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be. Updated and revised to match the other books in the series.
Added Chapters 23-Cast (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Nanotechnology, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Romance, Science, Dystopian
| Votes: 18 | Score: 9.10
Size: 405KB | Downloads: 1084 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Cuckoo's Progeny by Vincent Berg

A Not-Quite Human Story (2)
Al and Betty aren't like their classmates. They've developed skills which set them apart and sets them on a search for others like them. As they discover who they might be, they become alienated from friends, family and humanity in general. Between walking into disasters, ungrateful rescues and government agents tracking their movements, they're searching for a way out and a way home, wherever that might be. Updated and revised to match the other books in the series.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Nanotechnology, AI, Extra Sensory Perception, Romance, Science, Dystopian
| Votes: 18 | Score: 9.10
Size: 405KB | Posted:
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A Justice Provider's Tale by Vanessa Ravencroft

There is no hunger, no social hard ship and thus the core reasons for crime eroded. That is the official opinion and beleive of most. One percent of a population, that is counted in Centillions is still a very big number. The shiny, mighty Union is not perfect. Some say a free society can never be.

Age Rating: Older than 7
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Futuristic, Clones, Nanotechnology, Robots, Extra Sensory Perception, Crime, Mystery, Bounty Hunters, Young Adult
| Votes: 9 | Score: 8.75
Size: 213KB | Posted:
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The Portal: Doorway to Adventure by Lazlo Zalezac

A story in the Damsels In Distress Universe
On Earth, Sid is a college student who has a very odd uncle. When his uncle dies and leaves him his house, Sid learns that he has inherited more than a home. In the closet of the study is a portal to the planet Crossroads and his caretaker, Sally. From Crossroads is a portal to Chaos, a planet with Damsels in Distress. It is up to Sid to rescue the poor Damsels in Distress and claim his heroic rewards.

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens
| Votes: 47 | Score: 9.04
Size: 194KB | Posted:
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Yesterday House by Fritz Leiber

Meeting someone who's been dead for twenty years is shocking enough for anyone with a belief in ghosts--worse for one with none!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 6 | Score: 7.35
Size: 54KB | Posted:
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What's He Doing in There? by Fritz Leiber

He went where no Martian ever went before--but would he come out--or had he gone for good?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 11 | Score: 7.08
Size: 11KB | Posted:
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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 30 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Politics, Violence, Assassins, Spies
| Votes: 108 | Score: 8.62
Size: 563KB | Downloads: 4872 | Posted: | Concluded:
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The Calm Man by Frank Belknap Long

Sally watched the molten gold glow in the sky. Then knew she would not see her son and her husband ever again on Earth.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 16 | Score: 6.11
Size: 30KB | Posted:
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The Man From Time by Frank Belknap Long

Deep in the Future he found the answer to Man's age-old problem.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 8 | Score: 7.50
Size: 29KB | Posted:
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Time in the Round by Fritz Leiber

Poor Butcher suffered more than any dictator in history: everybody gave in to him because he was so puny and they were so impregnable!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 8 | Score: 6.57
Size: 32KB | Posted:
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The Big Tomorrow by Richard S. Shaver

There are certain rare individuals in this world who seem bereft of all common sense. These are the people who set their eyes upon an objective and immediately all intelligence, logic, good advice, unsolvable problems, and insurmountable obstacles go completely by the boards. The characters we refer to are obviously are just plain stupid. What they want to do, just can't be done.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 32KB | Posted:
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Mex by William Logan

Perhaps it was just as well that I did not tell them what I was....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: 13 | Score: 6.00
Size: 3KB | Posted:
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The Night of the Long Knives by Fritz Leiber

They were two desperate scavengers in a no-man's land of radiation and death. Living in a kill or be killed world. Can they fin a new life and hope? A grim, grisly post-apocalypse story.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 178KB | Posted:
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G-r-r-r...! by Roger Arcot

He had borne the thousand and one injuries with humility and charity. But the insults! These were more than he could suffer....

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 16KB | Posted:
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Next Door, Next World by Roger Arcot

Almost any phenomenon can be used--or act--for good or ill. Mutation usually brings ill--but it also brings greatness. Change can go any direction.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
Size: 64KB | Posted:
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The Last Letter by Fritz Leiber

Who or what was the scoundrel that kept these couriers from the swift completion of their handsomely appointed rondos?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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A Bottle of Old Wine by Richard O. Lewis

A grim tale of a future in which everyone is desperate to escape reality, and a hero who wants to have his wine and drink it, too.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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Dr. Kometevsky's Day by Fritz Leiber

Before science, there was superstition. After science, there will be. what? The biggest, most staggering, MOST FINAL fact of them all!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
| Votes: - | Score: -
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R. Michael Lowe aka The Scot : Winds of Change Universe is open to all authors

Winds of Change Universe is open for other authors to write in, if they wish to. Please stay within the canon set out in the original story. That means you have the rest of the world and the future open to you. http://storiesonline.net/universe/954/winds-of-change
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Ernest Bywater : Breeder World Universe opened up to all authors

When I started on the Breeder World Universe I planned for it to be a very large group of stories. However, that was over a decade ago and I was working with Cazna on the stories with him. Since then ... more
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Ernest Bywater : Story Shiloh posted here for the first time

I just uploaded to the Submission Wizard a revised version of the DiD story Shiloh. I thought I had posted it here before, but I was mistaken, so it's going up all at once as a single post for 270,700 ... more
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Vincent Berg : Smashwords Ninth Annual Read an Ebook Week Sale!

To help promote the semi-annual Smashwords sale, I'm reducing my books from 50% to 75%. The Sale lasts from March 4 - March 10, 2018. 50% off (enter "RAE50" in the discount code field) - A House ... more
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Building a Legacy by Vincent Berg

A The Catalyst Story (6)
With time running out, Alex faces life with new confidence, even as events and those around him change dramaticly. Alex feels relieved of the need to save his people, but still feels responsible and wants to leave a strong legacy. But what will that legacy be? Follow along as he adjusts to new challenges as he struggles to continue, in this, the last book of the "Catalyst" Series. Alex continues to learn more as he grows steadily weaker. Plenty of surprises and a big conclusion.
Added Chapter 23 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 17 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Religion
| Votes: 26 | Score: 9.22
Size: 1027KB | Downloads: 1362 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 06: Into the Heartland by Ernest Bywater

A story in the Damsels In Distress Universe
Some remnants of the Slaver War are rebuilding in the lands south of King Sid's area, so Al decides to stop them before they grew to big. The nearest safe entry on Chaos is the Rider Citadel well across the continent from Al's helpers, so he must again recruit help from the locals. 11,900 words
Added Chapter 2 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Violence, War
| Votes: 31 | Score: 8.75
Size: 62KB | Downloads: 453 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 05: Island Girl by Ernest Bywater

A story in the Damsels In Distress Universe
The rebels on Cassandra have tricked the system into sending an important person to Chaos when they didn't want to go. Al is asked to rescue her then return her to Crossroads with two Damsels on the same island off the enemy held coast. To do so he must arrive on Chaos too far from his usual helpers to involve them in his plans to free the islands from his enemies. 27,300 words
Added Chapter 3 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Aliens, Space, Violence, War
| Votes: 27 | Score: 8.55
Size: 141KB | Downloads: 504 | Posted: | Concluded:
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Chaos Calls 04: Behind the Lines by Ernest Bywater

A story in the Damsels In Distress Universe
Al is asked to take on another special mission, but this time it's well into the enemy held lands where he can't get any of the Chaos helpers to go with him. He has along a few of his people from Earth who are training to be Heroes or wish to leave the Earth society for a life on Chaos. There are surprises for all on Chaos. 21,100 words - 3 parts
Added Chapter 3 (final)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Violence, War
| Votes: 30 | Score: 8.66
Size: 113KB | Downloads: 536 | Posted: | Concluded: