Meanwhile, on Earth, Emily is living her computer-simulated life, along with the rest of Earthâ€™s residents: bodies stored in vast underground chambers, minds living without disease, poverty, or pain. But dramatic change is coming to their carefully regulated virtual world. Impenetrable black walls suddenly cut off cities. Monsters appear, destroying all they touch. Emilyâ€™s expertise has her on the front line of the investigation, trying to understand these frightening developments.
When Rome and Emily meet, it seems they’ve found the answers to each other’s mysteries. But as the colonists and Earth engage in tense diplomacy, suppressed histories are revealed, and a tyrant with frightening powers rises. Together, Rome and Emily discover the terrifying secret buried deep underground that threatens the existence of everyone on Earth.
“This book is amazing…Rome and Emily are both well formed characters that stand fantastically on their own and when they come together, it’s just even better…This is a fast paced, fresh, fantastic work of science fiction.” —Readers’ Favorite.
This is humanity’s last stand.
Threatened on all sides by enemies they can’t fight and often can’t even comprehend, the human race has taken refuge in an inhospitable corner of the galaxy. A tiny pocket of habitable space concealed by black holes and dust clouds, hiding a cluster of colonies where the last humans in the galaxy reside, preparing themselves for a war of annihilation against all comers.
Crystallia is a hidden military base that guards the access route to the colonies. The main mission of the soldiers there is to remain undetected for as long as possible, to spot any incursions from the outside and to hit them with everything in humanity’s arsenal.
No one is quite convinced that this strategy will be enough to save the colonies or even to create enough of a delay for some of the colonists to escape. The best bet for the human race is to remain concealed.
Unfortunately, something has found them.
Dr David Ellers believes he’s seen it all, but when one of his research doctors in an Indian village declares he’s discovered a sub-branch of humanity which has evolved to be able to digest cellulose, he orders further investigation. As evidence grows, and the team finds the subjects are even more different than was originally suspected, Ellers needs to decide whether he should inform the world about his findings or protect the people who carry the mutation.
When the decision is taken from his hands by political intrigue, a chance encounter with a young mutant villager makes him realize greater issues are at stake than mere science.
A Mad Artist Prepares Himself TO Work On An Unimaginable Scale As The Whole Galaxy Watches… The Man Who Solved The World’s Food Problem Wonders If Other Things Might Be More Important… Virtuoso is a collection of science fiction stories from the fertile imagination of Gustavo Bndoni. Science Fiction is a journey that begins with the question “what if?”, and in th collection, the reader will find it asked and answered numerous times. The answers are sometimes comforting, sometimes bewildering, and sometimes saddening, but always thought-provoking.
of “Virtuoso and Other Stories”:
” …On one hand I have to admire how some of the tales in this collection natter at your brain, making you wonder how the characters resolved some crisis. Good stories can do that: linger in your mind long after you’ve finished reading them. ”
Abyss & Apex
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TENTH ORBIT AND OTHER FARAWAY PLACES
“Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places” is a collection of science fiction stories which have delighted readers of various genre magazines, available together for the first time!
of “Tenth Orbit and Other Faraway Places”:
“…old skool SF where the premise takes centre stage without taking all day.”
Peadar O’Guilín – Author of The Inferior
THE CURSE OF EL BASTARDO
Some might want to tag this book as quirky, wry, whimsical, witty, zany – along with other words begun by letters we rarely see at the front, for good reason I suspect. In truth we all know these words are used by pretentious people when they want to say funny. This book is funny. There, said and done. There are types of humour and this book has a few, but for all that the truth is this book made me laugh, which isn’t easy, and working on it was a pleasant experience. Believe me, as an editor that is divine! As a big fan of Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, I’m well aware that telling jokes is one thing, writing them another. Gustavo Bondoni, or Gus as we call him, does this extremely well. The comedy is smooth. It fits, it comes in naturally and never gets in the way of the narrative. If I hadn’t known better I would have thought the author British for his delivery and dry wit, and I can think of no higher praise (being British myself).
From Steven Beeho´s Introduction