Review: Sleepless by Richard Parry

Review: Sleepless by Richard Parry

Richard Parry’s debut short story Sleepless is subtitled, “Staying awake is staying alive.” For the crew of the Texas, sleep isn’t a means to sanity, as it is for the rest of humanity; it’s a means by which the crew succumbs to the madness caused by a rumbling mechanical defect few can hear. Sleepless opens with Jennifer Prescott, commander of the starship Texas, in a bit of a pickle. Members of the crew are dying left and right, willingly (and…

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New Releases for August 2017

New Releases for August 2017

As We Rise: Rogue (As We Rise Saga, Book 1) by Donnielle Tyner (Science Fiction, Space Opera, Colonization) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Beasts of Babylon by E.A. Copen (Horror, Weird Western) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print | Barnes & Noble Burning Bright (Star Justice, Book 5) by Michael-Scott Earle (Genetic Engineering, Cyberpunk, Space Marine, Science Fiction) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Crowns of Rust (Kingdoms of Sand, Book 2) by Daniel Arenson (Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Myths &…

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Review: Independence by Alasdair Shaw

Review: Independence by Alasdair Shaw

Alasdair Shaw’s Two Democracies: Revolution Series hinges upon a brilliant series of premises. Can an artificial intelligence become autonomous? Should such a being be destroyed or allowed to develop on its own? Can an AI lifeform choose its own path to “good” or “evil”? The answers to those questions are, largely, not answered within Independence. Instead, it acts as an introduction to the story world. It’s told from two perspectives: Commander Olivia Johnson, the commander of the Repulse, a Congressional Navy…

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New Releases for July 2017

New Releases for July 2017

Beacon’s Fury (Potomac Shadows, Book 3) by Jim Johnson (Urban Fantasy, LGBT Fantasy, Coming of Age Fantasy) Amazon Kindle Callacean (Fractured Space, Book 2) by J.G. Cressey (Alien Invasion, Space Opera, Galactic Empire, Science Fiction) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Days Until Home by Mark Gardner, Greg Dragon, and David Kristoph (Science Fiction, Space Disaster) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Equality (Two Democracies: Revolution, Book 3) by Alasdair Shaw (Military Science Fiction, Space Opera) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Jeremiah Jones Cowboy…

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Call for Submissions: Free Friday Fiction (Website)

Call for Submissions: Free Friday Fiction (Website)

Alternate Realms Magazine is seeking submissions for short form fiction up to 3000 words in length, to be published on our website under the category “Free Friday Fiction.” Stories must fall into the genres of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Weird, or Speculative Fiction, although they may blur genres. We have no requirements for theme or tone (light, dark, funny, serious). All settings and time periods are welcome. In fact, all we ask is that submissions be well-written and self-contained (i.e. a…

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New Releases for June 2017

New Releases for June 2017

The Clockwork Circus by Lucy Hill (Steampunk, Dark Fantasy, Novella) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Devil’s Due (Luther Cross, Book 1) by Percival Constantine (Urban Fantasy) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Earth Eternal (Earthrise, Book 9) by Daniel Arenson (Alien Invasion, Colonization, First Contact, Science Fiction) Amazon Kindle | Amazon Print Jeremiah Jones Cowboy Sorcerer: Episode 1 by H. Duke (Weird Western) Amazon Kindle Night’s Favor (Night’s Champion, Book 1) by Richard Parry (Dark Fantasy, Superhero, Paranormal) Amazon Kindle | Amazon…

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