Prey

      Josh Shiben
Prey

Greg is searching for the perfect woman. Beautiful. Smart. And vulnerable.Greg is searching for his perfect woman. Beautiful. Smart. And vulnerable.But will he find he's bitten off more than he can chew?
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    A Face at the Window

      Josh Shiben
A Face at the Window

A mother begins to worry that something is coming to her son's window each night.What if the Long Chronology in archaeology is wrong? What if Creationism and Gradualism are wrong? What if all religions are based a lie, the same lie?What would you think then? How would you see the rest of mankind? How would you see yourself?Are you strong enough? Are you one of the many who will not be able to accept new truths?Can you emotionally handle the Long Chronology, Creationism, and Gradualism being false and unscientific notions? Are you capable of adjusting to the reality that all religions are based on the same lie which began as a misunderstanding of reality and nature by primitive people?Are you able to accept historiography, forensic science and logic without an ideological bias in considering new information which will alter your beliefs?Whether you consider yourself a free thinker, open-minded or someone who esteems intellectual honesty and integrity of thought you will be chagrined, upset, angry and disbelieving. This will occur to the emotionally balanced amongst you.How did people react when they found out the world was not flat? How did people react when they found out the Earth was not the center of the universe? How will you react when you find out everything you have been taught is wrong and hardly more than a bald-faced lie?You will try to find flaws in the minutiae to maintain your beliefs. You will shake your head and say “but it can’t be…they [the savants] couldn’t be so wrong.” No one likes to be proven wrong. But this is not just a case of being proven wrong. It is a life altering change in how we will see ourselves and our modern human history. It will explain man’s inhumanity to man for example.This novel, the four essays and historical tidbits will change the way you think…about life and about human development from the end of the Palaeolithic period. The four essays are particularly cogent in showing the unique ideology of Gradualism and explaining why the Long Chronology became religious dogma 1,700 years ago.This novel utilizes historical connections, forensic science and logic without an ideological bias and what can be known about the chronology of our modern human era starting in the Mesolithic period.I have placed at the end of the novel four essays as well as historical tidbits such as the forensic science showing the Old World was in contact with the New World at least in the Neolithic if not earlier. There is not a lab in the world which can rebut the evidence found by Dr. Balabanova et al. There is not a genetics study which can rebut the findings of Dr. Brown et al.Work with the facts and live with the truth.There is good news. The conclusions I reach does not impact the concept of theism. The explanations of religion and ancient contacts once devoid of ideology will enhance our understanding of human history in the modern era; the social and cultural developments.I hope you enjoy the novel as an adventure during the second great tumultuous period in our modern history. I hope you do not have any physical problems from the conclusions I have drawn from a wide array of data.Who should read this novel? Only those among you who have emotional equilibrium and are not ideologically predisposed. Otherwise, I cannot be held responsible for physical side effects you may experience. This adventure takes place during the second greatest tumultuous period in our modern era. It is the time of the Exodus and the great submergences throughout the world.
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    Dreams of Eschaton

      Josh Shiben
Dreams of Eschaton

Death. Despair. Madness. When a terrifying nightmare predicts the apocalypse, Detective David Burfict finds himself drawn into an ancient conspiracy to bring about an end to the age of man. Can he stop the machinations of madmen, or is he merely an unwitting link in the chain of our destruction?David Burfict has always been haunted by nightmares - violent ones, with unspeakable horrors, and terrifying whisperers, whose every word has always proven to be prophetic. Now, he dreams of Eschaton - the end of times. Can he avert the prophecy, or are we doomed to destruction by an entity beyond our understanding?
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    The Lake of Glass

      Josh Shiben
The Lake of Glass

When two archeologists investigate an ancient sheet of glass found buried in the Libyan Desert, they unwittingly awaken something buried for millennia.Inspired by both W.B. Yeats poem, The Second Coming, and H.P. Lovecraft's weird horror, The Lake of Glass revolves around two archeologists unearthing something terrible in the Libyan desert.
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    The Unmasked

      Josh Shiben
The Unmasked

A man searching for shelter from a storm finds instead, a nightmareAfter an accident strands Glen Tillman in a thunderstorm, he looks to the only nearby home for shelter. But is what he finds inside the building more dangerous than the storm he escaped?
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    No Strings

      Josh Shiben
No Strings

There's something inside Evan, digging through his skin, boring a trail of tunnels through him. Can he find a cure to his suffering?Have you ever been thirsty? Really thirsty? So parched you'd do anything for a drink? Evan has, and he'll do anything to find relief.
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