The Banished (Chapters 1-10)

      Drew Avera
The Banished (Chapters 1-10)

In a future where people must live underground to survive, some must pay the ultimate sacrifice in order the human race to continue to exist. The banished are sent above ground so the rest of the community can thrive. Resources become the biggest hardship the colonist face and eventually it will all run out. How will humanity survive when life above ground is next to impossible?In this very short story by Rish Outfield, Wyatt is given a magical ballpoint pen, but its power is limited. Cover art by Jonathan Wilson.
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    The Policeman (a short story) The Dead Planet Series

      Drew Avera
The Policeman (a short story) The Dead Planet Series

It is 2400 years in the future and Serus Blackwell is a policeman. His job, though, is not to uphold the law, but to kill political targets within the Syndicate, the centralized government on Mars. Follow Serus in this short story that sparks the beginning of the end, for a future that is darker than you think.As night falls on Midsummer's Eve, Elliot joins the noteworthy of Neppon society as they gather for the city's gala ball. All does not go as smoothly as planned however, as the first hints of a plot against the Roscans casts its shadow across our stage.*The city of Neppon drifts through the shallows, where the walls circling the mortal realm are thin. Here the daemons gather out of the surrounding night, drawn by its promise of candle flame warmth.As the election for the city's mayoral office approaches, one man stands head and shoulders above the other candidates. His reputation is as a bastion for all that is good and honest, in a world beset from all sides by horrors. But Jaret Roscan carries a secret. A secret that could bring ruin to his political career, and chaos to his beloved city.One person carries the key to his salvation. The question is, will they come forward in his hour of need?Harlem's Deck; a story in instalments. Keep your hand close to your chest...*Read this if you enjoy the work of Joe Abercrombie or Scott Lynch, or love watching Tru Blood or Battlestar Galactica.
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    Soul Match (short story)

      Drew Avera
Soul Match (short story)

A science fiction short story. In the midst of a civil war, May reflects on the love of his life, a love that may be lost.In Zombie Resurrection (Episode #3 of the Tale of Tom Zombie series) Tom Dexter, a.k.a. Tom Zombie, found himself in the darkened, stifling confines of a tractor trailer truck full of zombies for several days. He was teetering on the brink of dehydration, madness, boredom, and exhaustion, but one of the few things that helped his mind survive the ordeal was to converse with his fellow passengers. Un-dead and uninterested as they were, Tom spoke to them just the same. Presented here is one conversation, albeit one sided, that he had that you won’t find in Zombie Resurrection. Consider this vignette an “author’s extra” for all the loyal readers of the series.
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    The Dead Planet Series: Exodus (Book 1)

      Drew Avera
The Dead Planet Series: Exodus (Book 1)

The world is run by an organization of businessmen called The Syndicate. Their aim is global domination through the total control of the economy, health, and welfare of the people. They do not take human life as anything more than a potential profit, and once a person is deemed a burden then The Syndicate has them killed. Can anyone stand against The Syndicate?The thrilling ride you've been waiting for! 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon! The Dead Planet Series: Exodus is a dystopian, science fiction novel which takes place on Mars in the distant future. The world is full of corruption and the government is run by an organization of businessmen called The Syndicate. Their aim is global domination through the total control of the economy, health, and welfare of the people. They do not take human life as anything more than a potential profit, and once a person is deemed a burden to their pockets then The Syndicate has them killed. The policemen are the perfect tools for their bidding. The policemen work for The Agency and are political assassins. This is the story of one man trying to save the world. Can anyone stand against The Syndicate? Follow the story of Serus Blackwell and find out.
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    Hellfire (short story)

      Drew Avera
Hellfire (short story)

Nate is a test pilot for the United States Army. Actually, he is the best damned test pilot period, even with the headaches. The United States is developing a new kind of piloted war machine with the help of Franklin Industries and they have secured some of the most high tech, abrasive equipment on the planet. Does it work? Read here to find out!Nate is a test pilot for the United States Army. Actually, he is the best damned test pilot period, even with the headaches. The United States is developing a new kind of piloted war machine with the help of Franklin Industries and they have secured some of the most high tech, abrasive equipment on the planet. Does it work? According to the test pilot, it works like a champ. If that's the case, then why is everything shrouded in mystery at the end of Nate's test flight? Furthermore, why does Nate suffer such horrific migraines? Read here to find out!
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