Josie Skye is one of the most accurate meteorologists in the country – but not everyone considers that a good thing. When weather forecasters and others start disappearing or dying and Josie fears she's one of the targets, she teams up with weather researcher, Oliver Burns, to try to find some of their missing colleagues and figure out what's going on. And what's with all these butterflies?
This 194-page 'soft' sci fi story will appeal to both those who enjoy sci-fi, as well as those who don't normally read that genre.
It is the late twenty-first century, and Momo is the most celebrated dermal care technician in all of T City. Humanity has migrated to domes at the bottom of the sea to escape devastating climate change. The world is dominated by powerful media conglomerates and runs on exploited cyborg labor. Momo prefers to keep to herself, and anyway she’s too busy for other relationships: her clients include some of the city’s best-known media personalities. But after meeting her estranged mother, she begins to explore her true identity, a journey that leads to questioning the bounds of gender, memory, self, and reality.First published in Taiwan in 1995, The Membranes is a classic of queer speculative fiction in Chinese. Chi Ta-wei weaves dystopian tropes—heirloom animals, radiation-proof combat drones, sinister surveillance technologies—into a sensitive portrait of one young woman’s quest for self-understanding. Predicting everything from fitness tracking to social media saturation, this visionary and sublime novel stands out for its queer and trans themes. The Membranes reveals the diversity and originality of contemporary speculative fiction in Chinese, exploring gender and sexuality, technological domination, and regimes of capital, all while applying an unflinching self-reflexivity to the reader’s own role. Ari Larissa Heinrich’s translation brings Chi’s hybrid punk sensibility to all readers interested in books that test the limits of where speculative fiction can go.
Born in the sands, unmade in the seas.
In a world where the politics of court determines the future of every person in the kingdom, Dima has maneuvered her way not only into the good graces of the caliph as a tutor for his daughters, but into the heart of his son. However, when a prank goes a step too far, the childhood friends are separated in an effort to force them to grow into the people they are expected to become.
When a simple journey turns into a kidnapping, Dima is thrust into a strange land and must rely on a dark magical power that had been long buried in the sands of her home. But as her magic grows stronger and the tides of her new home rise, so do her darker temptations.
Caught between her heart and her magic, she finds herself struggling to choose who she will become. Through interactions with vikings, pirates, magical creatures who only speak in riddles, and forces hellbent on controlling everything she holds dear, Dima must discover who she is beyond the politics of the royal court.
Experience the full Lightning Touch story with this complete boxed set.
On the mining colony, Perseus Station, Navigational Computer Operators like Lennina are supposed to be cool and collected, guiding their Diggers through the difficult and dangerous task of mining in Kronos’s toxic atmosphere. Emotions only put the Diggers in more danger.
But Lennina’s emotions have been a bit of a problem lately. She cares more for her Digger, Javolo, than she should. When an earthquake hits Kronos, burying the miners under rock and rubble, everyone assumes Javolo is dead. Lennina knows he isn’t. She can feel him in her mind, a telepathic connection that she can’t begin to explain.
But if Lennina reveals this newfound Talent, she’ll have more than just earthquakes to contend with. The Company have a sinister agenda, and if Lennina isn’t careful, she and Javolo will both end up in their crosshairs. She can save him, but will she be landing them both in a situation far worse?
Mysterious powers. Daring escapes. Enemies on all sides. If you love Sci-Fi adventure stories with a romantic twist, then dive in to the Lightning Touch series today.
Boxed set contains Touch of Lightning (Book 1) and Power of Lightning (Book 2).
Not all gifts are a blessing. Some are a curse.
When Amelia turned 12, she began growing pearls. Every month, a crop of beautiful pearls bursts from the skin on her back. Her mother, Denise, believes her daughter is blessed, and sells the pearls to put food on the table. Amelia sees her condition as a curse. As the pearls form, her body aches and her skin grows feverish. The harvest of pearls brings temporary relief from the pain, but leaves her back marred by scars. Denise hides Amelia away from the world, worried that Amelia's gift will be discovered and she will be abducted for the wealth she can provide. Now a young woman, Amelia realizes she has become her mother's captive, and plans her escape. When she runs away from home, she finds a new family in a troupe of performers at a museum of human oddities. She soon discovers the world is much more dangerous than her mother feared.
WHEN A TEMPEST IS MORE THAN A VIOLENT STORM
When the touch of a demonic force starts to create imbalance, two great divine beings decide to create a cure. A child aptly named "Tempest". At fifteen cycles, her care is entrusted to the Sword Master of Eerikki. His task is to train her to become an Elite Warrior in her own right.
Elite Warriors are renowned for their Immense Size, Strength and Battle Skills. They are the best of the best and all sworn to the service of the Goddess and protectors to the realms of MarDav.
Tempest suddenly finds herself surrounded by other warrior trainees on the practice fields; only two challenges, she is neither 6ft, nor male.
Tempest may have been gifted with immortal abilities but will she live long enough to control her immortal gifts and become an Elite Warrior. Or will the Dark Lord Arawn and his mortal agents destroy "The Panacea" meant to bring equipoise back to MarDav?
"The Tempest of Eerikki" is the first book of The Panacea Quest Series of epic tale of battle-hardened warriors,
fanatical dishonoured zealots, divine
intervention and the coming of age of
the greatest gift.
Paris, 1930. Monsieur D'Haricot is a secret agent with a twitchy moustache.
Out of sight and mind, a community of refugees has been forced beneath the catacombs by centuries of persecution. They have built their own city, a replica of Paris, and developed advanced technologies and transport systems. With post-WWI Europe in turmoil, now is the time for them to resurface.
Monsieur D'Haricot has no problem with this, but a planned invasion is a different story altogether. He is, after all, duty-bound to protect France.
Faced with mistaken identities, split personalities, trickery, lies, downright lies, and repugnant bicycles, he will need to engage his complete repertoire of guile and espionage training to prevail. If that fails, well, at least he can rely on a little help from his friends: a sweet-toothed crab and an angel puppeteer.
The time is right for revolution, but the clock is not.
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