Humanoid Central

      Tom Lichtenberg / Humor / Science Fiction
Humanoid Central

In the future, humans and androids desperately need to find a way to get along with each other, but they're failing miserably. A hand-picked group of Future Leaders is sent to a special academy, a sort of Blade Runner High School, where the young ones must learn how to just get along. In this absurdist fable, they're going to need all the luck they can get.In the future, humans and androids desperately need to find a way to get along with each other, but they're failing miserably. Mired in war and environmental catastrophe, a new generation has to rise to the challenge. A hand-picked group of Future Leaders is sent to a special academy, a sort of Blade Runner High School. Its up to these young people learn to overcome their differences, to see past the great divide of their time, and usher in a new era of peace and humanoid cooperation. Can't they all just get along? In this absurdist fable, they're going to need all the luck they can get.
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    Freak City

      Tom Lichtenberg / Mystery & Detective
Freak City

It’s hard to control your destiny while you’re waiting for the bus. The trouble for Argus Kirkham began when a stranger pushed his way through a crowd at a bus stop and pressed a package into his hands. Inside the package were various random items. As Argus and his friends unravel the clues, very strange things occur in this story of mystery and ghosts. Book Two of the Dragon City series.Naomi is a young woman who has had one bad relationship after another. She decides to find a temporary job and is accepted as a jillaroo on a cattle station in outback Australia. She falls in love with a cowboy. She wants to help save the station from bankrupcy. Her hero cowboy has to save her from her exboyfriend. To win her heart he needs to unravel what the perfect gift is. Some novels are available in print at amazon create space
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    The Girl in the Trees

      Tom Lichtenberg
The Girl in the Trees

Twelve year old Miranda Amelia Harden has lived all her life on her grandfather's ranch in the mountains. All she wants is to stay there, but the rest of the world can't seem to leave her alone. She has only two questions. How young is too young to know what you want? How young is too young to get it?Twelve year old Miranda Amelia Harden has lived all her life on her grandfather's ranch in the mountains. All she wants is to stay there, but the rest of the world can't seem to leave her alone. She has only two questions. How young is too young to know what you want? How young is too young to get it?Nowadays a young person out on a ranch or a farm somewhere in the middle of nowhere could easily be as connected – internet-wise – as anybody else in the world. She could be out there all alone and yet still have a social network and manage all of the family finances as long as she had a smart phone and wireless service. How might that change a sort of Anne of Green Gables story? That’s partly what “The Girl in the Trees” is about. It’s also a sort of wish-fulfillment fantasy of a young person who just wants to be left alone.
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    Tiddlywink the Mouse

      Tom Lichtenberg
Tiddlywink the Mouse

A collection of oddly surreal stories for unusual children, featuring a mouse and his friends - a squirrel, an elephant, a limpet and a fish - along with an assortment of mischievous clouds and cowardly mushrooms.Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other. As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.
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    Renegade Robot

      Tom Lichtenberg / Humor / Science Fiction
Renegade Robot

It's the end of the world as we know it, when the dreaded Singularity finally occurs and happens to be captured, live on tape, by agents of the Frantic News Network, which freaks out, as usual, and causes a lot of trouble for the mild-mannered nanobot exterminator who happens to get caught in the crossfire.Contemporary Christian Fiction - Ever since Laci was a little girl she's been growing out her pretty, brown hair and chopping it off to send to Locks of Love. When Greg moves into town and finds out what she's doing, he thinks it's a great idea...so he starts doing it too!Somehow Greg and Laci's continual attempts to help other people always seem to inconvenience reserved, young David and their hair growing efforts are just one of the things that David must tolerate as a friendship between the three develops throughout the years. As they near adulthood, however, David finds that he has grown not only closer to Greg and Laci, but closer to God as well.Eventually David finds himself content in every way, but when tragedy strikes David must struggle to find his way back to God.Chop, Chop is a stand-alone novel that does not leave you hanging, however, it is the first book in a series of eight for readers who wish to follow David further. Chop, Chop was the winner of an Honorable Mention at the 2008 Blue Ridge Writers Christian Writers Conference.
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    The Outlier #4: Zappers

      Tom Lichtenberg / Science Fiction / Mystery & Detective
The Outlier #4: Zappers

The world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in another unrealistic adventure. This time there are disappearing dogs, cars that won't start, and people who have been partially electrocuted, perhaps by God. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part somewhere on the spectrum and 100% completely absurd, The Outlier series continues with "The Outlier #4, ZappersThe world's #1 Big-Data Detective returns in another unrealistic adventure. This time there are disappearing dogs, cars that won't start, and people who have been partially electrocuted, perhaps by God. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part somewhere on the spectrum and 100% completely absurd, The Outlier series continues with "The Outlier #4, Zappers, another Dillon Sharif Tall Tale.
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    Wish World

      Tom Lichtenberg / Science Fiction
Wish World

We all have dreams. We pray, hope, buy lottery tickets and wish on falling stars. We know this isn't the most practical way to get things done, but we want to believe. Suppose the world really did work like this, a world where everyone was guaranteed to have at least one of their wishes granted in their lifetime and their life would instantly change, but would it be for better or for worse?We all have dreams. We pray, we hope, we buy lottery tickets and wish on falling stars. We know this isn't the most practical way to get things done, but our hearts tell us a different story. We want to believe. But suppose the world really did work like this, a world where everyone was guaranteed to have at least one of their wishes granted in their lifetime, and when it happened, their life would instantly change, but would it be for better or for worse?
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    Happy Slumbers

      Tom Lichtenberg / Science Fiction
Happy Slumbers

When Argus Kirkham disappears, his older brother Alex returns to the city of his youth to join in the search, but finds himself instead at the edge of a baffling mystery he can neither see nor begin to understand, in this fourth and final re-mix of the Dragon City series.Welcome to the Stone Age! Flint Dog is the story of a ten-year-old boy, Youngest. He has just two dreams — the first is to be a Hunter like his big brother and his father, and his second is to have a new dog of his own, after his beloved White Tail dies. Both dreams are fulfilled in the form of misshapen lump of flint — the flint dog of the story’s title. On the way Youngest has several adventures concerning baskets, caves, a mammoth and a menhir.Flint Dog, set in France, has been very carefully researched. It brings to life a period in our history that is often neglected. Suitable for 7-13 year olds - young readers who are ready to be stretched.
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    In Constant Contact

      Tom Lichtenberg / Humor / Science Fiction
In Constant Contact

The good folks at World Weary Avengers are at it again. They have a device that keeps you in continual contact with a "professional friend", guaranteed to always be there, whenever you need them, to be whatever you need them to be, but with friends like these, who knows what could go wrong? (Book Three of the "All Geeked Up" trilogy)The good folks at World Weary Avengers are at it again. Now they've come up with a device that keeps you in continual contact with a "professional friend", someone guaranteed to always be there, whenever you need them, to be whatever you need them to be. Now it's up to Kandhi Clarke and her team of test engineers to make sure if does what it's supposed to, and not what it's not, before this latest tech-astrophe is let loose on the world. (Book Three of the "All Geeked Up" trilogy)
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    Raisinheart

      Tom Lichtenberg
Raisinheart

Three stories of a lonely youth. Jimmy Kruzel's bad luck is that his worst enemies are always his best friends, or is it the other way around, and that sometimes his darkest hours seem to come right after the dawn. In tales more bitter than sweet, Jimmy finds that you can attract more flies with honey than you can with vinegar, but really, who wants to attract flies anyway?The Betwixt is a sci-fi soap opera with a dash of philosophy. It follows a space diner waitress as she sets out to discover her true origin, an adventure that sees her set against the most legendary of foes, takes her to the edges of the galaxy, and finally into the arms of one very handsome but stern Commander Cole....Mini is a diner waitress in a space bar. She has a flouncy skirt, a holopin, and a pretty little apron. She also, apparently, has a mysterious alien past; a past that comes knocking on her door in the form of a tiny red creature called Od. According to Od, Mini is all that stands between the galaxy and an invasion by terrible, soul-sucking creatures from the in-between dimensions. As Mini's galactic experience to-date revolves around serving drinks and picking up after customers, she finds that very unlikely.The only problem is that Od is right. So Mini reaches for the closest thing at hand – which just so happens to be a frying pan – and gives saving the galaxy a go. She isn't alone, however; she's caught the eye of a rather handsome Galactic Military Commander, and he isn't going to take his eyes off her until he knows exactly what's going on.
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    Fixture

      Tom Lichtenberg / Humor
Fixture

When a city commissioned a famous artist to create a masterpiece for their newly refurbished downtown, they only forgot one thing: to tell him when to stop. Now his greatest work is threatening to take over everywhere. It's a race against time and space and dimensions nobody even knew were there!This is the story of Joao, an uninspiring country boy who moves to a slum in the city with his drunken father and falls for amiable prostitute named Charity.All João ever wanted was to be of some use. All he ever wanted was to belong. And far away from the molesting lick of the sun, where his brothers and sisters toil upon the arid earth, in a dank café in the very worst part of town, and working as a barrista, João will himself, inside the sediment of a city, at the bottom of a ceramic cup.And a minister, a chef, and a whore, they will all taste him on their lips, long after he is gone.
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    The Lemon Thief's Ex-Wife's Third Cousin

      Tom Lichtenberg
The Lemon Thief's Ex-Wife's Third Cousin

YOLO. You Only Live Once. Or do you? Maybe there's another you living your own life somewhere else, right now.YOLO. You Only Live Once. Or do you? Maybe there's another you living your own life somewhere else, right now.When my friend received a postcard in the mail depicting his childhood home he had no idea who had sent it or why. Even stranger was the unknown address scrawled on the back in his own inimitable handwriting. Only one thing was clear. We had to go and find out for ourselves what this was all about. Our innocent little road trip down memory lane soon turned into something quite different, as one mystifying turn after another led us into a tangled knot of confused identities, alternate histories, unfathomable intrigues and sheer bewilderment in this short novel of the truth, the partial truth, and anything but the truth.
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    The Outlier #2: Migrants

      Tom Lichtenberg / Science Fiction / Mystery & Detective
The Outlier #2: Migrants

The world's #1 (if not only) Big-Data Detective returns in yet another extremely unlikely (if not impossible) adventure. This time things that should never move are apparently moving, and hidden dangers are lurking just beneath the surface. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part Metrosexual Doc Savage, but 100% completely absurd, another Dillon Sharif Tall Tale.The world's #1 (if not only) Big-Data Detective returns in yet another extremely unlikely (if not impossible) adventure. This time things that should never move are apparently moving, and hidden dangers are lurking just beneath the surface. Part Freakonomics, part Sherlock Holmes, part Doctor Who, part Errol Flynn, but 100% completely absurd, with a complicated reverse-polyamorous situation thrown into the mix, The Outlier series continues with "The Outlier #2, Migrants" another Dillon Sharif Tall Tale.
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    Ledman Pickup

      Tom Lichtenberg / Science Fiction
Ledman Pickup

If you were a sentient gadget, what would you do? Travel? See the world? After overhearing one warehouse worker tell another that 'Green Bay is better than San Francisco', a newly conscious handheld device decides to re-route its shipping destination. From there one hell of a wild goose chase is on as its owners race to bring it in before it gets away. (Book Two of the "All Geeked Up" trilogy)If you were a sentient gadget, what would you do? Travel? See the world? After overhearing one warehouse worker tell another that 'Green Bay is better than San Francisco', a newly conscious handheld device decides to re-route its shipping destination. Along the way its talent for personality recording and playback leads a number of unsuspecting human carriers through a host of changes. (Book Two of the "All Geeked Up" trilogy)
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    Zombie Nights

      Tom Lichtenberg / Horror / Science Fiction
Zombie Nights

Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth" ... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.She watched her mother work herself to death to give her daughter a better life and is determined to make her proud. If that means not risking her heart, not letting any man get too close, then so be it.Mitch Johnson lives a simple life in rural Georgia. Holding his secrets close. Hiding from the life he left behind. The last thing he wants or needs is a woman to remind him of his past.When the two are thrown together in a freak snowstorm, sparks fly. Mitch is everything she's worked to escape. Candy is a reminder of his painful past. But the attraction between them won't be denied. Will love thaw their frozen hearts, or will secrets tear them apart? One thing is certain; it will be a holiday to remember…
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