Cold Fusion

      Phil Wheeler
Cold Fusion

Dylan Teague has proven Cold Fusion a reality, and someone else wants it. Can Dylan save his work, protect the woman he loves, and stop a mysterious organization from ruling the world?Travel through the centuries from ancient Japan and aliens with a breeding program, to Egypt and the Pharaoh Khufu, to the the Nazi's and die Glocke, and back to the Japan of today and a Torsion field star ship.Dylan Teague is a brilliant young physicist who has solved the greatest puzzle facing mankind – a safe, renewable, and cheap source of virtually unlimited power. The Holy Grail of the 21st Century, he has made Cold Fusion - fusion at room temperature – a reality. He has also fallen in love with the head of one of the largest international companies in the world – the beautiful Tomiko Samuelson, CEO of Samuelson LTD. When Tomiko asks Dylan to continue his work in Kagoshima, Japan he jumps at the chance, and the opportunity to stay close to Tomiko.Before he can travel to Japan, though, he must face the suicide death of his closest Friend, Robert Fuller. Fuller is a brilliant linguist and cryptanalyst working for the mysterious Donald Mason, the founder of SETLE, the Search for Extraterrestrial Life on Earth. Fuller has been working on decoding the Voynich Manuscript, a centuries old document that has been undecipherable – until Fuller cracks the code! Did he commit suicide, or was it murder to prevent the truth of the manuscript from coming to light? In Japan, Dylan and Tomiko are captured by a mysterious individual, the head of an ominous secret organization who wants cold fusion for his own purposes. Will Dylan give away his secret to protect the women he loves? Travel through the centuries from ancient Japan and aliens with a breeding program, to Egypt in the time of the Pharaoh Khufu, and back to the Japan of today. Learn the truth of the knights Templar, and die Glocke [the Bell] of Hitler's weapons general.Answer the question for yourself – if we are the result of an alien breeding program are we still aliens?

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    Choices

      Phil Wheeler
Choices

One man holds the fate of the human race in his hands, all he has to do is make the right choice.One man – alone. The human race is locked in a death struggle with Aliens possessing far superior technology. He has been captured while on a mission to ferret out the enemy’s weakness. Isolated in a small cell he is told by his captors that the future of his race depends on the choice that he will make in response to a single question. If he chooses correctly the human race will survive, if he chooses wrong the human race will be eradicated. A choice must be made; will it be the right one?

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    There's Always A Catch

      Phil Wheeler
There's Always A Catch

One horrible Mother-in-law, one lamp with a Genie in it, three wishes - what could go wrong. Henry knew it was too good to be true. It was!Henry sat silently in his recliner, trying hard to not listen to his mother-in-law's utterances to his wife. He needed a walk.Walking slowly along the beach his mind was preoccupied in his simmering anger, so he didn't see the object half-buried in the sand. He tripped. Looking back at whatever it was that had caused him to fall, he saw an old-looking lamp. It had a rounded midsection and bell-like base, and there was a small top covering an opening in the middle. The handle was curved, reminding him of the outline of an ear, and the spout was long and slender, protruding up and out like the neck of a swan. It looked just like the lamp in every movie about Aladdin that he'd ever seen. He absentmindedly rubbed at it with his sleeve. Suddenly, the lamp flew from his hands, smoke began to bellow out of the spout, and he stared in amazement as a large, seemingly naked, man appeared in the cloud. “Master, I am yours to command.” came the baritone voice, “What is your wish?”

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    Rain

      Phil Wheeler
Rain

Journal: day 317It rains every day here. Every now and then it slows to a trickle and the sun peeks through broken clouds for a few moments, but mostly it falls in great torrents of rain; constant, pounding, maddening. I listen to it, day and night, as it falls outside. The sound of it hitting the metal roof is a constant. Ting, ting, ting, it goes day after day and night after night.Journal: day 1My name is Jack Timmerson, and this is my journal. I have been assigned to Sarguss II as Technician 1st class. I am responsible for running the pumping station located on the planet, and if anything goes wrong I fix it. I am numero uno, the man in charge. Sounds impressive until you find out that I am also the only person on the station, on the planet in fact, and the pumping station is completely self-repairing. I am the proverbial third wheel, an appendix assigned more from tradition than need.Earth: Two years earlierThe human race had almost ended its sovereignty as the dominant species on earth. Centuries of pollution and wanton ecological madness had seen to that. They had tried to fix it, they really had tried; the atmosphere was actually in pretty good shape. The trouble was the water. That was beyond fixing. They’d stopped the pollution, but not the water consumption; free water was disappearing faster than it could be replaced. More and more water was being diverted from lakes and rivers to agriculture, industry, and humanity’s insatiable need and desire for it. On a world that was 75% covered with water they were dying for the lack of it. Some genius had come up with a way to desalinate the oceans. That was all well and good but the oceans, just like everything else, were a limited resource and part of a closed ecosystem. The planet was dying, terminal, irreversible. The first water riots had started over a century ago. They were growing worse as the water grew scarcer. Not a day passed without one and the world council had adapted harsher and harsher means of dealing with them. It was now a capital offense to participate in one, and thousands had died in the street from the effects of gas and bullets. It didn’t help, the people were too scared, too hopeless, and the rioting continued. Then a miracle happened.Dr. Henry Fredricson, NAS Spokesman – speaking at the opening of the Space Elevator“Certainly, nanoscience and technology isn't a secret. It's about the ability to see and to control individual atoms and molecules. Everything on Earth is made up of atoms—the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the buildings and houses we live in – our own bodies, but something as small as an atom is impossible to see with the naked eye. In fact, it’s impossible to see with most microscopes. It is only within the last century that the microscopes needed to see things at the nanoscale were invented. Making materials at the nanoscale level takes advantage of their enhanced properties; such as higher strength, lighter weight, increased control of light spectrum, and greater chemical reactivity than their larger-scale siblings. The Space Elevator was made possible by using nano-engineered carbon tubules for its creation. One end is anchored to a large station in the ocean, and the other end to an asteroid already in orbit. The cable running between these two points needed to be made of the strongest, yet lightest, material possible and nanocarbon fits the bill perfectly. With this elevator mankind will be able to receive water from Sarguss II.”Journal: day 105It’s raining again. That isn’t unusual, of course, it rains here all the time. Every day. Incessantly. Constantly. Maddeningly. It rains.

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    Willy's Bucket List: The Seven Deadly Sins for Fun And For Profit.

      Phil Wheeler
Willy's Bucket List: The Seven Deadly Sins for Fun And For Profit.

At first, Willy was stoic when the doctor told him that he had pancreatic cancer and only six months left to live. But Willy rebelled against his own mind and philosophy, and he made a decision; With the time left to him he would do what he had spent a lifetime denying – he would have some fun! With that thought in his mind Willy's Bucket List was created.William J. Demeter received the news of his death with the same stoicism that he demonstrated in all areas of his life. When the doctor told him that he had pancreatic cancer he accepted it with stoic resolve, and when the doctor told him he had only six months left to live he accepted that news the same way. It was only after rereading Voltaire's Candide that doubts started to creep in. The question hadn't crossed his mind in many years, in fact it had laid long buried in his subconscious for most of his adult life, but the genie had been re-released and could not be put back into the bottle with any success - “if God is both All-powerful and Good, why is there evil in the world? As Voltaire had railed against Pope's “Clear truth that what is, is right” and Leibnitz’s belief that “this was the best of all possible worlds” Willy now rebelled against his own mind and philosophy, and he made a decision.With the time left to him he would do what he had spent a lifetime denying – he would have some fun! With that thought in his mind Willy's Bucket List was created. “If I am going to die soon then what is the point of denying myself anything that would make that time more pleasant?”

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    Elf

      Phil Wheeler
Elf

What happens when a failed writer meets an other-world entity who has helped some the greatest writers in history? Meet ELF – that’s capital E capital L capital F – a literary genius named Lu-enodre-rapsonta from the planet Glogenbot; an Electromagnetic Life Force who lives in a tree. Lu-e and Rick join forces to write the greatWhat happens when a failed writer meets an other-world entity who has helped some the greatest writers in history? Shakespeare, Hemingway, Melville all had writers block until they meet ELF – that’s capital E capital L capital F – a literary genius named Lu-enodre-rapsonta from the planet Glogenbot; an Electromagnetic Life Force who lives in a tree. Lu-e and Rick join forces to write the great American Novel, but not until Rick gets some very convincing evidence that Lu-e is alive and living in his computer. It’s a partnership made in – well, you decide.

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    Single By Choice

      Phil Wheeler
Single By Choice

One man's search for true love on the internet, and a guy named Pavithra who lives in SurinameMeeting women the old fashion way, picking them up at bars, had never been his style, and you can only buy so much at the local supermarket, so he’d tried a dating service. Each time he got a response it was like hitting the Lotto.

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