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Science Fiction


Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".

 
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Faker

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

Homeless in a space habitat, in the warren of tunnels dug into an asteroid, is hard enough. What's harder is Gray isn't just homeless, but is a hermaphrodite, shunned or worse by everyone. But in learning to stay alive, Gray learned to read people's body language, to study and remember. Will those skills be enough to make it? Or will Gray have to fake it? A science fiction novel of coming into one's own, of overcoming oppression and exclusion, of using skills an...

Excerpt I: Meanwhile, the predator was stalking me, faking being an ordinary stationer. The corridor stretched gray and rust before and behind me, with occasional hatches and cross-tunnels interrupting. No shop windows here, vacuum-strength glass cost too much. I could count a handful of people walking it aside from me and the faker. A full-time hydroponics gardener in green, a ventilation duct cleaner in brown, a cafe wait-staffer in blue, a nurse in white, and a...

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Rivers Between Worlds : Volume Roads Between Worlds 3

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

Justin Willehelm works for a security company, getting along in an ordinary life, until suddenly changing course. His boss blames him for a failed assignment, simmering tensions erupt in his wife leaving, and he's left standing and staring at the Passage River. Running water has always fascinated him, and there's something about this particular river… Justin ends up in the river, and then literally out of the world he worked in. He meets extraordinary people like U...

Some of the best bits: @2019 Kevin Wade Johnson Call me vile. Call me a villain. But I wasn't willing to be a victim. * * * I scuffed at the ground, kicking a dead leaf into the river. It swirled away, caught in the current. I wondered where it was going. I sighed. What I needed to do was stop wondering, and decide where I was going. "You're on your own, leaf," I murmured, but thinking more of myself. * * * I had to look out for her the way s...

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Across the Worlds with Aimee and Phineas

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

A train, stopped on the western plains. A man rides up, on a horse he'd better relinquish. A struggle on board the train; a woman of surprising, even superhuman abilities, and an unconscious man. Who is this woman, named Aimee? For that matter, who is the man who comes to her rescue, named Phineas? How is it her train can travel to parallel worlds? Who are the people who attacked her train? "Beware of false friends, and false enemies." A world called "Aryan Trans...

I ordered staples and stores without any trouble, and went back outside to find a florid fellow questioning the wagon driver. The slave put his deed back in a pocket, and his questioner nodded and strolled over to me. "New in town," he observed. "Passin' through," I replied, pushing my hat back off my forehead. "Come in on that there train?" he said, lifting his chin to point. "Yep," I said. "Right nice," he observed. "Yep," I agreed. "Buyin' food?" "Yep." Why ...

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Shadows Between Worlds : Roads Between Worlds Book 2, Volume 2: Ro...

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

John Stephen Gray suffers sleepless nights from the memories of mistakes he's made, mistakes he can't forgive himself for. Or, at least, that he's never learned to forgive himself for. But neither he nor his daughter Janna have time to brood when invaders attack his home. In a world of visionaries who have invented such wonders as regeneration tanks, cloned hardwoods and advanced weaponry, they have to find a way to deal with their attackers, and more importantly th...

She ran out of the smoke straight to me. Gunshots and explosions boomed somewhere behind her. Fires flared. Dark-haired, dirty, and dressed drab, same as everyone else here in Bethlehem. Three years old? Four? I wasn't that good with kids then. I was slow. She'd grabbed onto my one leg, choking back sobs, before I could shoot her. Look, sorry, but too many kids were being used in this filthy little "uprising." Some had frag's or incendiaries taped onto them, un...

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T-Man

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

His own mother hasn't been willing to look at him since he was five years old. He and his twin sister have a connection that seems almost psychic. He realizes that close physical contact can let him know what others are thinking as well. His sister's different from most. He's different. But how? And why? He and his sister never knew their father, and their mother won't talk about the man. What they first learn only deepens the mystery. Could that have anything...

Gary McInnes gets his nickname of T-Man not from being transgender (although he meets and befriends a transwoman), but because of uncanny abilities he shows. How are they connected with this very different United States? Or the fact that his mother turns from him? He'll find out...

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Roads Between Worlds : Volume 1

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

Parallel worlds touch where two places are so similar that one leads to the other. Only people more perceptive than the norm can sense them, though. Einar follows the much more "knowing" Agnethe from one world to the next, each seeking their destiny.

Snow was falling by the time the sun set, and I soon found myself in the monotonous state I'd been in last night. The frozen crust crumpling just a bit, the sharp wind, feathery with snow, icy against our eyes. No other skin was exposed, but it was once again too dark for the goggles. Winter nights have a certain, stark beauty. This far north, the nights last for hour upon hour; on a clear night, the stars glitter brilliantly. This clouded night, with the snow falli...

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Ghost Mode

By: Kevin Wade Johnson

A science fiction novella with a political undertone, looking at what virtually unlimited power does, and how it might have been used over the years from 1934 into the 2010s

"[I]f the scientists are correct, the worlds out there are parallel to ours. Well, not parallel, but branches from the same tree, from the same history. … "Worlds where Tesla never heard about Yellowstone while visiting Colorado in 1903, never had his imagination fired by descriptions of 'Coulter's Hell,' never had the fundamental inspiration for the Tesla Field."

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Captain Quark and the Time Cheaters : Donald Trump's Favorite Sci-...

By: William Shatspeare

Universes are colliding. Characters from a tangle of universes—Star Trek, Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Harry Potter, DC Comics, Middle Earth and more—are colliding in a reality that has gone mad.The evil, orange-skinned usurper, Uranus Blowhard, has hypnotized Amerricans with his mind-numbing MAGA chant. Blowhard is determined to collect the Time Cheaters that will make him the most powerful roach motel tycoon in the Infiniverse. The only thing standing in Blowhard’s way is...

"Once you delve into the illusions of orthodox history—such as, who deserves credit for discovering Amerrica—you will understand how the past can change, because..." Muddle’s pulse quickened, " ...you will have changed it!" Muddle fell back a step and held his breath. He had dropped his bombshell. The professor exhaled slowly and agonizingly. Down and down sank his chest and with it went Muddle's hopes. Instead of erupting into riotous applause Muddle's students looked ...

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Fana

By: Daniel Frisano; Tanti Susilawati, Translator

Umat manusia telah menemukan rumus keabadian: pemeliharaan dan penggantian organ-organ tubuh secara rutin, serta penyimpanan harian data lengkap otak ke dalam komputer. Di masa depan yang amat jauh dari sekarang, saat hanya kaum wanita saja yang tersisa di bumi ini, kehidupan mereka berjalan tenteram dan kekal, tanpa terusik ancaman apa pun. Setidaknya sampai...

“Rasanya tak masuk akal,” sanggah Hawiya. “Aku maklum bahwa topik ini tidaklah terlalu umum, tapi menurutmu apa mungkin dari antara ratusan juta orang yang ada di dunia ini tak seorang pun tertarik untuk mengingat planet terakhir yang kita tinggali sebelum pindah ke bumi ini? Lagipula, kita semua tahu bahwa perpindahan antargalaksi menghabiskan sejumlah besar energi dan materi, meski hanya untuk memindahkan sekedar ratusan orang. Bagaimana kita dulu sanggup memindahkan s...

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فانٍ

By: Daniel Frisano; Alshimaa Mohamed, Translator

توصلت البشرية إلى تركيبة الخلود: فحص منتظم للأعضاء واستبدالها، ونسخة يومية من بيانات المخ بالكامل على كمبيوتر. في مستقبل بعيد جدًا يقطنه النساء فقط، سارت الحياة أبدية وهادئة، ومنيعة على ما يبدو ضد كافة التهديدات المحتملة. على الأقل حتى...

«لأنني لست مقتنعة. بدايةً من أنه طبقًا للرواية الرسمية فنحن على الأرض لأن الكوكب الذي كنا نسكنه من قبل لم يعد صالحًا للحياة، بسبب اقتراب النجم الذي يدور حوله من الانهيار. لكننا لا نعلم ماذا كان اسمه، ولا أين كان يوجد، ولا إذا ما تبقت منه بعض الأقزام البيضاء أو أشياء أخرى، لا نعم شيئًا. أليس غريبًا؟» نظرت (وحاء) إلى صديقتها بملامح مليئة بالتساؤلات، ورفعت الأخرى كتفيها كناية عن أن الأمر في النهاية ليس شديد الأهمية، فلم يعد أحد مهتمًا بالتاريخ، لوجود الكثير من الاهتمامات ال...

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אֲרָעִיּוּת

By: Daniel Frisano; Einat Cooper, translator

האנושות גילתה את הנוסחה לחיי נצח: תחזוקה קבועה הכוללת החלפת איברים וגיבוי אלקטרוני יומי של כל בסיס הנתונים במוח. בעולם עתידי, רחוק עד אין קץ המאוכלס בנשים בלבד, החיים זורמים נצחיים ושלווים, בלתי פגיעים ולכאורה בטוחים מפני איום אפשרי, עד ש

״אבל כל שנדרש הוא מאמץ תאורטי קטן להסביר הכל. הדבר היחיד שאני עדיין לא ממש מקבלת הוא כמה ממדים יש, אם המספר שלהם הוא אינסופי ואם כן, האם ניתן להחיל נימוקים דומים על מספר הממדים עצמם - בהנחה שיש בכך תועלת כלשהי. הראיות מצביעות על כך שכנראה שלא. אבל כל הא-נשים יודעות זאת, אז למה את שואלת?״ ״כי אני לא קונה את זה. קודם כל, על פי הרשומות הרשמיות, אנחנו חיות על כדור הארץ כי כוכב הלכת המקורי שלנו נהיה בלתי ניתן לאכלוס כאשר הכוכב שסביבו הוא סבב קרב לקריסה. אבל תראי, אנחנו לא יו...

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Непостоянство

By: Daniel Frisano; Андрей Н. Вдовин, translator

Человечество открыло формулу бессмертия — в виде регулярной профилактики и своевременной замены органов с ежедневным электронным резервированием всех данных мозга. В необозримо далеком будущем, когда население планеты составляют исключительно женщины, жизнь спокойно течет своим чередом, и ее размеренному ритму, кажется, ничего не угрожает. Во всяком случае, до поры до времени...

— К тому, что меня этим не купишь. Взять хотя бы официальные данные, согласно которым считается, что мы живем на Земле потому, что наша родная планета стала непригодной для обитания, когда звезда, вокруг которой она вращалась, начала приближаться к коллапсу. Но нам не известно ни ее название, ни где она находилась, ни что с ней произошло — превратилась ли эта звезда в белый карлик или что-нибудь в этом роде, — вообще ничего. Тебе не кажется это странным? — Хавия бросила ...

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Vergänglichkeit

By: Daniel Frisano; Kathi Baxter, Translator

Die Menschheit hat den Schlüssel zur Unsterblichkeit entdeckt: regelmäßige Wartungen und der Austausch von Organen sowie eine tägliche elektronische Sicherung sämtlicher Gehirndaten. In einer weit entfernten Zukunft, bevölkert ausschließlich von Frauen, fließt das Leben endlos und ruhig dahin, scheinbar immun gegen jede Art der Bedrohung. Zumindest bis ...

„Weil ich es einfach nicht glaube. Erstens einmal sollen wir laut offiziellen Aufzeichnungen auf der Erde sein, weil unser ursprünglicher Planet unwirtlich wurde, als der Stern, den er umkreiste, unmittelbar vor dem Zusammenbruch stand. Aber wir kennen weder seinen Namen, noch wo er sich befunden hat oder was davon übrig ist. Hat er sich in einen weißen Zwerg oder sonst irgendetwas anderes verwandelt? Findest du das nicht seltsam?“ Hawiya wandte sich mit einem fragenden ...

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Impermanência (Portuguesa)

By: Daniel Frisano; Ricardo Gonçalves, Translator

A humanidade descobriu a fórmula da imortalidade: a revisão e a substituição regular dos órgãos e a cópia eletrónica diária de todos os dados cerebrais. Num futuro infinitamente remoto, habitado unicamente por mulheres, a vida flui eterna e serena, aparentemente invulnerável a qualquer possível ameaça. Pelo menos até...

‒ Porque não acredito nisso. Para começar, de acordo com os registos oficiais, estamos na Terra porque o nosso planeta original tornou-se inóspito quando a estrela em torno da qual orbitava se aproximava do colapso. Mas não sabemos o seu nome, onde ficava ou se a estrela se transformou numa qualquer anã branca ou noutra coisa qualquer. Não achas isso estranho? ‒ Hawiya virou-se para a amiga com ar interrogativo. Baxti encolheu os ombros: já não era assim tão importante, ...

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Impermanencia (Espanol)

By: Daniel Frisano; Celia Cordero, Translator

La Humanidad ha encontrado la fórmula de la inmortalidad: revisión y sustitución periódica de los órganos, más copia sistemática de los datos cerebrales completos en ordenadores. En un futuro infinitamente lejano, donde los únicos habitantes son mujeres, la vida transcurre eterna y tranquila, aparentemente invulnerable ante cualquier posible amenaza. O eso parece...

“Porque no encaja. Para empezar, según la versión oficial estamos sobre la Tierra porque el planeta en el que vivíamos antes dejó de ser acogedor, cuando la estrella alrededor de la que giraba se acercaba al colapso. Pero no sabemos ni cómo se llamaba, ni dónde estaba. Como tampoco si quedó alguna enana blanca u otra cosa. Nada. Extraño, ¿no?” Hawiya se volvió hacia su amiga con un gesto de incredulidad y Baxti se encogió de hombros, como restándole importancia; además, ...

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Impermanence (Francais)

By: Daniel Frisano; Rémy Kuentzler, Translator

L’humanité a découvert le secret de l’immortalité : la maintenance et le remplacement réguliers des organes, et la sauvegarde électronique quotidienne de l’intégralité des données cérébrales. Dans un futur infiniment distant, peuplé uniquement de femmes, la vie s’écoule de manière éternelle et sereine, apparemment invulnérable à toute menace possible. Du moins jusqu’à ce que...

Parce que je n’y crois pas. Pour commencer, selon les archives officielles, nous sommes censées nous trouver sur terre parce que notre planète originelle est devenue inhospitalière lorsque l’étoile autour de laquelle elle était en orbite était proche de l’implosion. Mais nous ne connaissons pas son nom, son emplacement, son destin, à savoir si l’étoile s’est transformée en naine blanche ou peu importe, ni quoi que ce soit d’autre. Tu ne trouves pas ça étrange ? Hawiya s...

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Impermanence (English)

By: Daniel Frisano; Sarah Jane Webb, Translator

Humanity has discovered the formula for immortality: regular maintenance and replacement of organs, and daily electronic backup of complete brain data. In an infinitely remote future, inhabited solely by women, life flows eternal and serene, seemingly invulnerable to any possible threat. At least until...

“Because I’m not buying it. For a start, according to official records, we’re supposed to be on Earth because our original planet became inhospitable when the star it orbited was close to collapse. But we don’t know its name, where it was, what became of it – whether the star turned into a white dwarf or whatever – or anything else. Don’t you find that strange?” Hawiya turned towards her with a quizzical look. Baxti shrugged: it wasn’t so important, she seemed to imply, ...

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Impermanenza : La mortalità e il futuro (e presente) dell'umanità:...

By: Daniel Frisano

L’umanità ha trovato la formula dell’immortalità: regolare revisione e sostituzione degli organi, e copia quotidiana dei dati cerebrali completi su computer. In un futuro infinitamente lontano, ormai abitato da sole donne, la vita scorre eterna e serena, apparentemente invulnerabile a ogni possibile minaccia. Almeno finché...

“Perché non me la bevo. Tanto per cominciare, secondo la versione ufficiale, siamo sulla Terra perché il pianeta dove stavamo prima avrebbe cessato di essere ospitale, avvicinandosi al collasso la stella attorno alla quale girava. Però non sappiamo né come si chiamava, né dove fosse, né se sia rimasta una qualche nana bianca o qualcos’altro, niente. Strano, no?” Hawiya si rivolse all’amica con aria interrogativa, e l’altra alzò le spalle come a dire che in fondo non avev...

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2023.2 : Volume Sequel to 2023

By: John Coby

A deadly comet is on collision trajectory with Earth. Will the aliens' grand plan to save the Earth's species from certain extinction succeed, or is there a more sinister reason for their terrestrial presence? 2023.2 is the sequel to 2023. NOTE; 2023.2 is not the end of the story, which now continues in 2123.

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2123 (Volume sequel to 2023.2)

By: John Coby

A comet has struck the Earth precipitating an extinction level event. There were a small number of survivors. This is their story.

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