June 2016A Ruby Beam of LightTom DeMarcoArmageddon is about to happen, but it’s not what you think. This war is not going to blow anything up; it's just going to turn everything off . . .

Cornell physicist Dr. Homer Layton and his research team have stumbled on a way to introduce a tiny local variation in the flow of time. It seems like a mere curiosity until they discover that the stored energy in common combustibles is insufficient to make them ignite in altered time. The variation, the “Layton Effect,” is propagated on a magnetic field. When an international nuclear exchange threatens, they reluctantly induce the effect over the earth’s magnetic field, and the last two centuries of progress are suddenly repealed. In this Layton Effect world, cars and planes won’t run, bombs and guns won’t go off. The military cabal that had brought the world to the brink of war is desperate to find the Layton group and smash their effector so they can get on with blowing up their enemies. Now Homer and his young protégé’s realize they have to run. But where to go in this strangely altered world?
June 2016A Hidden PuzzleMargie VieiraA young girl deals with an introverted father, the reality of her mother’s terminal illness, her own insecurities, and a boyfriend who may not be who he seems. June 2016AshfallenJoseph OcchipintiAlone in the ashen plains, a girl searches for the enigmatic nomads of Od-Siing, but the atmosphere proves too harsh for the young seafarer. Krynna is unconscious and dying when found by the twins, Durai and Quan. Durai falls in love with the girl from a distant ocean world but believes she is a star spirit and shies away. While recovering, the young emissary is shown writings that could help free the nomads from a brutal occupation. A surprise raid separates Durai from Krynna and his sister who then flee to distant asteroid station, where a young prospector has seen the same ancient script. A holy man named Aicobo, a pilgrim from the ocean world, takes the heartbroken Durai to find his two loves. They join Krynna in her pursuit of a truth so powerful it could not only transform the struggle against the totalitarian League, but alter the very meaning of existence for the disparate people of the three suns. June 2016Demons And DangersGillian DuceHaving contained the great threat of the wraith-maker to an area in the Grillion forest, Boh and his friends learn of a way that it would be possible for Dane to form an unstoppable force. As the borderline is pressed, Boh’s psychic reading increases. Who is the vision that Boh keeps seeing of the young man with the slanted eyes, small mouth and flatter facial features? Is he wanting to help, hinder or to be saved? With the quarantined area already being pushed back and widening, they have no choice. They must destroy at least one of the scrolls that are being sought by taking them from the possession of mad man. It is against the vampire clan in the Scarlet Mountains that they go to war. June 2016EmpyreanSasha EdlAlong the shore of scattered bones and metal skulls stands a rift between two worlds. A perfected young woman seeks the mysteries of human existence by digging through the corpses in her mind. Living and growing in a massive, sterile cage she yearns to change the world outside for the better. But even she knows that this will mean the end of an entire race.

Astraea, born not as human, but a mix of all things, must accept her path, or doom her soul to darkness. Her painful journey will put into question all the aspects of life she thought she knew. Humanity, as it has done forever, must confront the questions that shape the pursuit of vast intelligence. This new world is full of shifting characters and deceit. Astraea must manoeuvre between perceived reality and the truth; between the realms of machine and magic. Perhaps the pursuit of artificial intelligence should have been abandoned before it even began. Empyrean is a tale that stretches back through time and leaps forward again.
June 2016The Pleasure SeekersKayla Van EgdomIn the year 2042, men and women everywhere want to join The Pleasure Seekers. On an elite island known as the Pleasure Dome, themed sexual playgrounds and excessive alcohol and stimulant consumption reign supreme. The island consists of erotic playgrounds where the trysts of the island’s inhabitants are filmed. Paid subscribers outside the island can watch these encounters live. Women compete with other women, each one trying to seduce the greatest number of men. The men climb their own social ladders, and must ensure they keep the women oblivious to the darker realities inside the exclusively male Administration Centre.

Sterling, an ambitious Population Controller, finds his goals of social ascendance derailed after becoming infatuated with a new arrival: a journalist named Madison.

Driven by vengeance and the search for a missing friend, Madison begins to uncover the sinister truths about how women are dealt with at the Administration Centre. Meanwhile, Sterling becomes torn between his feelings for Madison and maintaining the integrity of the social structure to which he has dedicated himself.

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June 2016

White American is a special slice of weirdness.

Imagine that 'The Catcher in the Rye' had been written for 'Heavy Metal' magazine and you've got a good starting point for what to expect from White American. It's a classic coming of age story, turned on its ear and shoved to the ground.

Bizarre plastic surgery, heartless colonialism, a pornographic lottery, God gifted supernatural powers, Rooster Liquor, a track meet, toilet powder, Powerblonde Eterni-coifs... White American has a little something for everyone, and a whole lot of sci-fi goodness for those who like their fiction bizarrely inventive.

An adventure spanning 15 decades, 3 continents and 3 generations, White American is both wide ranging and intimate. (And maybe even relatable... if you know a cast of deformed miscreants).

Poignant, funny and a little bit gross, White American is one hell of a novel!

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May 2016

While in Faerie with his partner, Gaylord Silvertoes, Mortimer of Hamelyn is put under a sleep spell by Gaylord’s sister, Fiona. The spell causes him to relive events in the life of his uncle, Gabriel, whose abusive, homophobic behavior has estranged him from his nephew. Mortimer’s feelings are complicated by the fact that Gaylord was severely wounded protecting Gabriel from a shotgun blast. Mortimer gains new compassion for his uncle when he discovers that Gabriel has buried an ugly, painful secret from his own childhood, which warped his personality and blighted his relationships with all around him. Mortimer feels Gabriel’s childhood pain acutely and begins to understand his uncle’s behavior. Meanwhile, Fiona has placed Gabriel under the same spell, so he gets a first-hand understanding of Mortimer’s deep love for and attachment to Gaylord. He feels his nephew’s pain and bewilderment. Both men grow from the experience, reaching a place where they can begin to heal their estranged relationship.

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