Science Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction-Horror, and Fantasy!

 

 

THE NANON FACTOR

(Young Adult Science Fiction-Mystery)

 By Wayne Carey 

The professor has been murdered and only his pets know why . . .

 Genetic engineering, nanotechnology, and the murder of a professor whose work challenges the definition of “human intelligence” collide in this gripping young-adult mystery. With her neighbor, Professor Wallace, found shot to death, sixteen-year-old Katie Tyler takes it upon herself to care for his orphaned pets, a German Shepherd named Sam and a cat named Sophia. Katie, a martial arts student, soon discovers there is far more to these animals than anyone could imagine: they are subjects of the late professor’s work and the recipients of enhanced intelligence, which combined with their own animal senses makes Sam and Sophia “superhuman.” With her father, Police Detective Tyler, at a loss to solve the case, it is up to Katie, Sam, Sophia and a rat (named “Rat”) to unravel the mystery, find the professor’s killers, and prevent the discovery of the century from falling into evil hands. Will they make it?

 

“Non-stop action and a great deal of fun, THE NANON FACTOR features characters, furred and otherwise, who ring true and make us care. Highly enjoyable.”

~Julie E. Czerneda, author of The Clan Chronicles from DAW Books

 

"Fast-paced fun with intelligent house pets, murder, mystery, and speculation."

~John E. Stith- Nebula Award nominee and author of Redshift Rendezvous

 

"A fun read! Meet Sam and Sophia, who are not your average detectives. Especially since they have a huge handicap to overcome in order to find a killer. Katie Tyler and her family join the investigation, providing a way through the handicap but also complicating matters. Too vague a teaser? It's meant to be! This story was a lot of fun and I cannot give more details without giving things away! The characters are believable, Katie's worries are sympathetic, and the twists in the investigation are welcome-and the pseudo-science underlying the story definitely adds an extra bit of spice. Wayne Carey weaves a great tale and one hopefully will grab you and hold on!"

~Herika R Raymer

  

SHORT FUSE

(Science Fiction)

 By Brent D. Seth

So the entire fate of the galaxy and dozens of alien races rests in the hands of a mega-mart cashier, a cop, and a cat?  

Overweight and over-the-hill, Jason Miller was on the road to nowhere. With a minimum wage job and only Jason’s cat, Leo, for companionship, bad goes to worse when Jason rear-ends a police car containing one very angry cop. Car totaled and about to receive a ticket that will cost a month’s salary, Jason gets a lucky break when a brightly lit Christmas tree suddenly falls out of the sky. At least it looked like a Christmas tree. . . .

        Waking up in a strange place, Jason finds his body is now twenty years younger, his cat is more intelligent than most people he knows, and that cop, in his own newly enhanced body, is still very angry. Jason and his companions soon discover they’re to be used as expendable conscripts in an interstellar war. With his new body and a new mind, force-fed with advanced knowledge, Jason and the others must escape and elude hostile aliens, win a galactic war, and save some new-found alien allies before they’re all blown to bits. The fuse has been lit, and time is running out!

 

“Take the character of Ash from The Evil Dead, throw in a bit of Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly and a feline, and you've got the makings of a comedic CATastrophe in Short Fuse!”

~Kage Alan, author of Twink Ninja Tiger, Flaxen Buns Of Fury

 

“If you liked Douglas Adams and his Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love Short Fuse! Brent Seth takes you on a whirlwind ride where the entire fate of the universe rests with two men and a cat, all plucked from Earth and dropped into the midst of an intergalactic war. A nonstop tale of adventure, punctuated with droll humor that you just can’t put down. Five stars for Short Fuse!”

~Chris Berman, military historian and science fiction author of six novels, including Das Bell

 

JUSTI THE GIFTED

(Fantasy-Adventure)

 By R.R. Brooks

 

 A gift from a god can be good. But what if it is damaged?

 

  Barbarians, bringing death and slavery, invade and all but destroy the Kingdom of Zell. The only hope for the people’s salvation lies with a young peasant boy. Gifted with a sense of justice by the god Li, this child, named Justi, will grow to be a young man blessed with the power to save the kingdom, meanwhile cursed with a power to kill—a power beyond his control. The prophecy of this wounded land has foretold of Justi’s coming and his meeting with another of the gifted, a young and beautiful girl his age who carries a great secret. But those who stop at nothing, influenced by the dark power of Dar, use kidnapping, assassination, and seduction to block their union and prevent them from fulfilling their destiny. With help from many Zellish, Justi must use powers at his command to avert disaster and to face the one fear that has haunted him: killing an innocent. 

 

“A fun quick read, Justi the Gifted leaves you wanting more.”

 ~LB Tillit, award-winning author of the Gravel Road series

 

“From the start, the reader is pulled into this Tolkienesque tale of a protagonist unwilling to believe at first of his special powers and the quest he must undertake to impose justice in a world of marauding barbarians. The writing sets a pace that makes the book hard to put down. The author paints vivid images in a rich tableau of memorable characters. Justi the Gifted is a happy diversion for all of us escapees from humdrum reality.  Entertaining and fun.”

 ~Rob Jacoby, writing as Robert Ryland, The Little Rock Messenger and Dream Traveler

  

DAS BELL

(Science Fiction-Alternate History)

 By Chris Berman

 

If you think World War Two ended in 1945 . . . think again!

 

In April of 1945, with the Allies closing in, Germany is about to be defeated and thousands of the Nazi elite vanish without a trace. From the watery grave of a sunken U-boat, through the enigmatic Plain of Nazca, and to the metropolis of modern-day Berlin, a mystery that imperils the entire world begins to unravel.

Nazis, alien machines, interdimensional travel, and a world where the United States of America never existed!  Learn the truth of Die Glocke (The Bell) a device so secret that sixty-two top-level scientists were executed by SS General Hans Kammler, rather than let the true nature of this ancient alien device fall into Allied hands. Now a new Reich is about to reclaim what had been lost to them seventy years ago.

 

“A dashing American scientist and a beautiful Ukrainian historian race to foil Nazi super-tech schemes and solve the secret of parallel worlds, gosh. Sample any page for nonstop action!"  

~ David Brin: New York Times–bestselling author of The Postman and The Practice Effect~


“If you like a fun thriller exploring the edges of physical science, you'll love this story; throw in a parallel universe, dimension-hopping Nazis, and a wildly different outcome to World War Two - complete with American Indian empires - and you have a fun ride!"

~Dr. Joseph P. Farrell: a researcher and investigator of alternative technologies, and an author of over nineteen books on this subject, including The SS Brotherhood of the Bell~  

 

“A very well written book! The idea that the Nazis made a device so advanced, it has the power to influence the future, our future. . . .  It's not over yet.”

~Igor Witkowski: Polish journalist and researcher into the history of the Nazi Bell. Author of The Wunderwaffe~

 

“Chris Berman has written a fast paced cross between time traveling science fiction, political thriller and mystery novel that is sure to entertain.   Das Bell has enough plausibility to allow you to suspend disbelief and is true enough to life to catch you up in the adventure.”

 ~ John Broom- PhD: Professor of military history- Norwich University, Northfield, VT~

 

A QUICK LOOK TO AN INSANE MIND

(Horror in poetry and prose)

By E.N. De Choudens

 

Let the Madness Begin!

An intriguing point of view of an insane individual, presented from the perspectives of known personality disorders, makes this book of poetry and prose--as well as this work of horror--a rare find.  De Choudens takes you to unimaginable places, makes you shiver your bones, and uses the empathy card from time to time, all cleverly tricking you to read more, sequentially.  The book is split into four sections: “INSIDE A SINISTER SOUL,” “BEYOND THE GRAVE,” “CREATURES ARE EVERYWHERE,” and “SOMEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE.” The main plot begins in a prison cell, at the hand of a very sly and diabolical man. The author cleverly balances the disturbing topic with a little dark humor and twisted love. It’s a story within a story you can’t miss. It all wickedly boils down here, in this imaginative book. 

 

“ . . . E.N. De Choudens’ debut collection is a complex gathering of poems and haiku revolving around themes of loss, insanity and dread. Ranging from the cold depths of the asylum to the colder depths of endless space, this collection contains a variety of poems designed to both stir the heart and send a chill down the spine.

 A beautiful collection . . . this book is more than worth your patronage.”

~  Jacob Milnestein – Psychopomp: A Quarterly Anthology,  and author of      

                                                                                                                             Sophistry-UK~

  

“. . . What if [the] mind is a stream of consciousness that flows, intact, from one lifetime to the next . . . Meet END, found guilty of heinous crimes and sentenced to an insane asylum . . . Hear END’s confessions. . . . epistolary prose, media reportage, and confessional poetry. . . [In] A Quick Look To An Insane Mind, E.N. De Choudens ushers you through the serial incarnations of a supposedly insane individual. But which is more insane—the obsessive-compulsive dynamic of stalker and prey, the forensic system that labels individuals as such, the asylum wardens who deprive the accused, or the inmates themselves . . .?”  

                             ~Terrie Leigh Relf, author of The Poet’s Workshop—and Beyond!~

 

“A whirling, restless view into a darker mind…A Quick Look To An Insane Mind takes you on a journey into places better left alone…a trip into madness and decay.”

 ~Best-Selling, Award-Winning Horror Sinisteria Author, Andrea Dean Van Scoyoc~

 

 “A fascinating collection of dark poetry exploring the mind of a serial killer. A man judged by law to be mentally ill but not being of the same opinion.”

                                                                                    ~Lisa Knight -Artifice Comic- UK~

 

 

CONDOSAUR

(Science Fiction-Horror)

 By Chris Berman

 

The Horror Awakes!

 

What is the connection between an archeological find dredged from the depths of a subterranean Siberian lake, a horrific automobile crash in South Florida, and a rash of grizzly deaths within a neighborhood of quiet homes and condominiums? 

 . . . They have slept undisturbed for over 200 million years. Now they’re awake and very, very hungry. The horror is about to begin. No one is safe.

 

 

CONDOSAUR is an old-fashioned monster movie in well-crafted prose, so much so that it's easy to imagine John Agar and Richard Carlson in central roles. But Chris Berman brings new life to the classic tropes with sharp observations about life in academia and contemporary Florida.” 

~Richard Lee Byers, author of BLIND GOD'S BLUFF: A BILLY FOS NOVEL and PROPHET OF THE DEAD~

 

"Fans of Jurassic Park will enjoy Chris Berman's suspenseful clash of predator and prey that turns sleepy South Florida into feeding grounds in which no man, woman or child is safe from ancient hunters -- a fast, danger-packed read."   

~Sandra McDonald, author of Boomerang World, The Stars Down Under, and The Stars Blue Yonder~

  

"Condosaur goes where Jurassic Park longed to stray, a full on dino invasion on American Soil . . . chomping down on everything and everybody that get in their way. . . . Condosaur reads like a nostalgic treat . . . The science feels right and I even found myself learning as the story progressed.

. . . If you enjoy a monster romp with humour and plenty of intestines dripping from jagged jaws you’re in for a treat . . ." 

                                             ~ Nathan Robinson- Snakebite Horror Magazine, UK ~  

 

 

ACE OF ACES

(Science Fiction)

By Chris Berman

 

2287: To save their future, they must reach into the past.

 

After untold thousands of years of bloodshed, humanity is finally at peace. War has been banished by the science of genetics, tempering mankind’s violence, but not our desire to explore the worlds of other suns. However, there are others among the stars who seek our destruction. Facing annihilation, and without military leadership, those of the 23rd century must reach across the sea of time, plucking five Second World War aces from the heat of battle, to train and lead the young and aggressive outcasts of humanity’s Second Enlightenment in the art of aerial combat. Fact meets fiction in a story that weaves the biographies of five actual WW II pilots—Douglas Bader-GB, Gregory Boyington-US, Adolf Galland-D, Lydia Litvyak-USSR, and Saburo Sakai-J—into this fast-paced tale of adventure.

 

"Chris Berman has written an imaginative and original novel, casting real historical figures into an almost unimaginable future war. Ace of Aces is great fun for both science fiction and aviation buffs."

~Dr. Reina Pennington, PhD-History. Former US Air Force officer and author of Wings, Women and War: Soviet Airwomen in World War II Combat~

 

"Chris Berman has crafted a fascinating scenario in which the skill and bravery of twentieth century warriors is not only esteemed three centuries in the future, but considered indispensable. Indeed, in Berman’s carefully crafted future world, the heroes and heroines of the past are considered with such high regard, that they are imported into the future to fight the battles of the twenty-fourth century. Berman does an excellent job of capturing the individual personalities of his multi-national corps of real World War II fighter aces who are now tasked with the incredible mission of saving the future."

~Bill Yenne author of The White Rose of Stalingrad: The Real-Life Adventure of Lidiya Litvyak, and Aces High: The Heroic Story of the Two Top-Scoring American Aces of World War II~

 

 

RED MOON

 (Science Fiction)

By Chris Berman

 2018: The conquest of space has just turned deadly!

While America prepares for a return to the Moon in 2020, the Chinese land a military expedition at the lunar South Pole and in defiance of UN treaties: seize the Moon’s subsurface ice fields and mineral resources for the People’s Republic of China. African-American President Cordelier Price, thrust into her role as Commander in Chief by an assassin’s bullet, must enlist the aid of defiant former NASA astronaut, John McGovern, to lead an international coalition and stake a counterclaim. McGovern, however, finds that he must share his command with a beautiful female Russian cosmonaut.Together they face traitors, assassins, and the Chinese military that will stop at nothing to end their quest. As the coalition’s crew battle for their lives on the unforgiving surface of the Moon, China’s true plans for global domination emerge, sending the world on a collision course toward nuclear war.

 " RED MOON is captivating. I couldn't stop reading it. It is very believable. The book will hold the attention of even the most jaded reader. I recommend RED MOON without hesitation."

~Dr. Norman E. Thagard- US NASA Astronaut~

"RED MOON is a look into what may happen when China takes over NASA's leadership in space.  A page turner with a real possibility that it may not actually be science fiction."

`Scott MacLeod, Lunar Module Test Astronaut~

"RED MOON is an exciting novel about space exploration.. A good read."

~Captain Edgar Mitchell- command pilot of the Apollo 14 lunar lander and 6th Astronaut to walk the Moon~

"...The novel is a fast read with believable situations and characters..."RED MOON" is a Ben Bova type of science fiction novel!"

~Midwest  Book Review~

 

 THE HIVE

 (Science Fiction)

By Chris Berman

 

Earth has been found! The Hive is coming!

"Once we understood how they encrypted their signals, our SETI group reviewed the past recorded data, some of it thirty years old.  We discovered hundreds of hours of video transmissions from this race, hidden within the background radio emissions of space.  They're like African army ants! Once they descend upon a world, nothing of the native population remains..."

And, the battle for humanity's survival is about to begin!

"Berman's The Hive, has characters that are well fleshed out and a writing style that takes the reader on a whirlwind ride to the final confrontation between the two races of being."

~Midwest Book Review~

"The Hive,  is a unique novel...what I like most about this book was the simple solutions...an excellent novel that is hard to put down."

~Jeff Mitchell- PhD Professor at MIT and former NASA astronaut representative~

 

    STAR PIRATES

 (Science Fiction-Adventure)

    By Chris Berman

Captured in the 17th century by pirates, Jack Bellingham, a young man from an aristocratic English family is given a choice: swear the pirate oath of loyalty or die. Jack relishes the freedom of life at sea.  His knowledge of science and ballistics gives his pirate crew a huge advantage over their Spanish victims and he soon becomes the captain of his own ship.  But when aliens come searching for human specimens on the Island of Jamaica, this former student of Isaac Newton finds himself having to swear the pirate oath once more, this time to creatures that look like over sized spiders, and walking squids.  Jack Bellingham's life at sea is about to become a life among the stars! 

 

"Shades of Errol Flynn! STAR PIRATES is an enjoyable romp, melding Captain Kidd with Captain Kirk. Great entertainment."

 ~Ben Bova, PhD- Best selling author and Hugo Award winner~