Science Fiction & Fantasy

October 23, 2018

L.A.ser Boy

"L.A.ser Boy" by Cameron McVey

| Website | L.A.ser Boy is the story of Lorenzo Almanzo. With his often spectacular but tactically useless superpowers, Zo makes his living as the sidekick on a superhero television show. The show is a mild hit then, when the star quits unexpectedly, Zo gets fired. In a world in which superheroes are real, Zo is a fake, a poser, a pretender. Then he meets a real vigilante, Zenda the Magnificent, and his life changes. The United Protectors, the world's premiere superhero group, battle supervillains, terrorists, dictators and each other. Their leader, Valloria, the most powerful of all superheroes, pushes the Protectors hard. In order to keep the planet and its people safe, Valloria will go to any lengths. Her drive and the sacrifices she demands of both herself and the other Protectors tear the group apart.  That's when the aliens attack. An epic, sweeping story that spans the ages and the galaxy The Long Invasion begins on Earth and spreads out to encompass multiple worlds. L.A.ser Boy is set in a new superhero universe that combines the best elements of the Thomas, Buscema and Adams' Kree-Skrull War, Moore and Gibbons' Watchmen and Busiek and Ross' Astro City. L.A.ser Boy introduces a cast of characters that are both familiar and brand new. Watch them struggle and grow in a way no other superhero series has done. All right here (and nowhere else) in the books of The Long Invasion. Start your journey here with book one: L.A.ser Boy

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October 20, 2018

The Forest Beyond Sun’s Reach

"The Forest Beyond Sun's Reach: Part I of The To'liq Chronicles" by Edward Martinez

When a tribal princess is kidnapped by goblins, To'liq must brave an enchanted forest to rescue her. The only problem is... he has no desire to do so. In trying to deceive his tribe and escape his dangerous duties, To'liq unwittingly lands himself in even greater danger. He will soon lament his decision to seek after his own survival, as he becomes an unwilling plaything of the gods.

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October 18, 2018

THE MOONBEAM RIDER

"THE MOONBEAM RIDER" by Carlton Holder

| Website | Occupation began when the first mothership appeared in the sky. Now they are taking over, one continent at a time. Collaborators, human traitors, are plentiful. Welcome to the resistance.  Noa Ash, a lonely teenage girl making entries into her personal journal, takes us on an astounding adventure. After she is orphaned during an alien attack, Noa is sent to live with a stern grandmother she has never known on Shadow - a once sunny beach that was warped into a hellish place of fog and darkness by a meteorite shower. There Noa finds an old surfboard and begins riding the beach’s cruel waves. As she learns to surf, Noa goes through a transformation of body and soul that turns her from a helpless nobody into a true heroine.  But fate has an even stranger destiny in mind for Noa when she discovers an underwater cavern where an archaic robot lay rusting. Only the robot is not a robot. It is a vessel. To resurrect it - the only weapon on Earth Noa believes can stop the alien occupation - she will have to transfer her life force - her soul - into the battered metal hull to pilot it. Aiding Noa in her mission is a strange boy from another time. A boy who Noa finds herself inexplicably drawn to.  "THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK" meets "WAR OF THE WORLDS."

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October 16, 2018

The High Court

"The High Court" by Chris Ledbetter

| Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | High atop Mount Olympus, dawn breaks on a new academic term. Normalcy has returned to campus following a harrowing expedition into The Underworld to rescue kidnapped students by Zeus and his fellow Olympians. Now, as they prepare to testify in The High Court, Hyperion will be tried for the attack on Crete and death of Anytos. Kronos will stand trial for the murder of Mount Olympus Prep’s Headmaster Ouranos. As the trials draw near, Mount Olympus Prep students and faculty are besieged repeatedly by a race of gargantuan stone and earth giants. Under heavy assault, the Olympians are forced to flee to the volcanic island of Limnos to regroup. Meanwhile, a toxic poison Zeus has carried with him since a prior fight with a dragoness, creeps toward his brain. In a race against time and beasts, Zeus and his friends must find a way to survive not only the toxin ravaging Zeus’ body, but also the giants who grow stronger after every attack, and somehow make it to the The High Court alive.

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