The Zombie Leza
“The Cuckoo’s Progeny”
Not-Quite Human 1
Al and Betty aren’t like their classmates. They’ve developed particular skills which set them apart, and which sets them in a search for mysteries which eventually leads them in a search for their origins, and the long interstellar trip home.
Searching out others like them, they build a crew to search for a ship which will hopefully take them to a home they’ve never known, to a reception they aren’t sure will be welcoming.
“The Nature of the Game”
This is a bit unusual for me, and probably won’t interest many of my normal sci-fi readers, but if you’re up for something different, it’s a quick read (only 8 chapters).
An experimental interstellar space voyage goes horribly wrong and the unlucky test pilot ends up, unhurt, back home. He then struggles through internal, personal and Congressional investigations as he struggles to perceive exactly what he’s become.
I found the story to be uplifting, something I really appreciate these days. As as science fiction story goes, it has some nice twists and wrinkles.
Yea Vincent, another winner!!Stuart
If only we could achieve the excellent premise of this book. Life would be less stressful and more conducive to helping others.Nigel Waters
“Never Leave Anyone Behind” is a familiar refrain for American Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you’re not a member of the military? Do you put your and your family’s lives at risk to help those who can’t help themselves, especially for those who may never reward you or who may not even survive?
Josh Evens discovers an injured shipwrecked alien and undertakes to not only care for it, but to seek out, rescue and protect its companions from both his government and others.
A story of an intricate apocalyptic event where most of the the life on Earth is wiped out, but with a difference. This one focuses on the people during the apocalypse, and how it affects them afterwards.
The chronicles of a young man, as he discovers he’s a catalyst for other people, giving them strange abilities, and drawing strangers to him like moths to a flame. He’s not ready for what happens to him, but slowly adapts, with help from his family and friends. What he does with his many followers, though, is an open question.
A House in Disarray
(delayed, again!) 🙄
Phil Walker was an average man, until demons invaded his world. Unsure whether they were real, he resisted until they threatened someone’s life, and then he took action. The results were quick. He was questioned by the police, humiliated and insulted, but the homeless man he defended reported his schizophrenia was cured. After that, everything Phil knew was twisted upside down.Seeking to understand his visions, he seeks answers, only to face skepticism and hostility from the medical community. Does it really matter if he’s technically insane if he cures hundreds? As Phil battles his inner demons, he wrestles with where these demons originate and how they impact him and his health. However, the question remains: are his new skills an otherworldly phenomenon, a disease or a gift from above?