Science Fiction / Fantasy
Dawson Junior G3 by Brian Wagstaff
In the mid-24th Century life is comfortable and secure. Companions – robots almost indistinguishable from humans – fulfill their owner’s every need, including sexual. Almost every house is weaponized and able to protect its residents from any attack and to obliterate any attacker. This protection system is known as The Door, and the current version is Dawson Junior G3.
But as these home comforts have made people self-sufficient, they no longer meet up. In particular men and women are no longer attracted to each other. The population is plummeting. The state is doing its best to encourage people to marry and have children, but with little success.
Frank Mayfield, a well-off 39-year-old man, faces the prospect of a loveless marriage. But before the big day arrives, he accidentally meets a woman different from any other he has ever encountered. She makes him aware of the problems of his society and the way technology engenders distrust and drives people apart.
But can these problems be fixed? Having invented technology to make life safer and easier, is it possible to discard it and return to a simpler era? And is the society worth saving?
In a fast-paced and entertaining story, with many comic moments, Dawson Junior G3 confronts the questions ‘Where is technology taking us?’ and ‘how far can a decaying and corrupt society demand our loyalty?’
Earth Door by Cye Thomas
When ex U.S serviceman Bain Edwards receives a call from old army buddy Reeve Harrison, he's a little surprised. After all, he hasn't heard from his friend in nearly five years.Now Reeve is in England and he's in trouble.Leaving California behind, Bain crosses the ocean and heads for the U.K but when he gets there Reeve has vanished.As Bain delves into his friend's disappearance, he quickly realises that all is not what it seems. Who is Reeve really and how is he connected to the mysterious lights at Stonehenge?In a race against time, Bain must uncover the truth about the ancient monument and the dark secret that it hides.As the pieces of the jigsaw begin to unravel, Bain is drawn into battle against an adversary more powerful than he could ever imagined. With the fate of the planet hanging by a thread, he must fight not just for his friend, but for every other human being in a world that he calls home.
Murder Planet by Adam Carpenter
After their cargo is seized by Customs, the crew of the fast freighter Tulyar are desperate for cash. Desperate enough to get involved in a jail break operation to liberate a rebel leader from a jungle planet where anything can kill you. Little do they know just how far the tyrannical regime that runs it will go to cover up their secret.
Adam Carpenter comes to us from the United Kingdom