Science Fiction
Dawnhammer Origins: Dawn of the Guardians

Dawnhammer Origins: Dawn of the Guardians

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Five centuries before the events of Dawnhammer, the Guardians entered the Great War. The events recounted here tell of the final casualty.-If youre interested, here's a rough short.. I dont know how this is going to go down. Might be confusing for some. I'll clean it up, soon.If you're into covers and wnat to give it a shot, let me know.…

Wisdom of the Ancients

Wisdom of the Ancients

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A possible future in less than 500 words, if plastic wins. This was my entry for the WattPad/National Geographic #PlanetOrPlastic competition back in late 2018. It reached their Top 10 Submissions which, given that there appeared to be well over 5000 entries, was a very pleasant surprise! The competition itself had a limit of 500 words so, for those who keep asking if I intend continuing the story, the answer (for now!) is no - unless I can find a very good reason for adding any more. Many thanks to everyone reading and voting on this story and getting it to number 1 in the #sciencefiction category in May/June 2020! I did try to thank the voters individually on their pages but Wattpad have a daily limit on the number of times I'm allowed to do that and there are now too many of you (not that I'm complaining)! Here's the top 10 submissions page: https://www.wattpad.com/list/738243473-planetorplastic-top-10-submissions If you want to read the story in Polish please head over to https://www.wattpad.com/story/236405960-m%C4%85dro%C5%9B%C4%87-staro%C5%BCytnych-t%C5%82umaczenie-pl where @juliatlumaczy has done a fine job - thank you, Julia! @juliatlumaczy has now sent me a version of the cover she used for her Polish translation - thanks again, [email protected]_sokolova has also translated the story into Russian as well. You can read that here: https://www.wattpad.com/976002417-мудрость-древних - many thanks, Alex!We now have a third translation! @AlfonsoLucassen has kindly translated it into Spanish and you can find it here: https://www.wattpad.com/1063634347-la-sabidur%C3%ADa-de-los-antiguos…

THE TIME MACHINE (Completed)

THE TIME MACHINE (Completed)

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The Time Machine is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1895 and written as a frame narrative. Wells is generally credited with the popularization of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposely and selectively forwards or backward in time. The term "time machine", coined by Wells, is now almost universally used to refer to such a vehicle. The Time Machine has been adapted into three feature films of the same name, as well as two television versions, and a large number of comic book adaptations. It has also indirectly inspired many more works of fiction in many media productions.…

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870) (Completed)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (1870) (Completed)

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In 1866, ships of several nations spot a mysterious sea monster, which some suggest is a giant narwhal. The US government assembles an expedition to find and destroy the monster. Professor Pierre Aronnax, a French marine biologist (and narrator within the story) receives a last-minute invitation to join the expedition. As the expedition travels south around Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean, the crew finds the monster after a long search and then attack it, but the ship is damaged with the three main protagonists thrown into the water. They are quickly captured and then meet the enigmatic Captain Nemo. ~ Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne and was originally published in 1870. The novel was originally serialized between March 1869 and June 1870 in Pierre-Jules Hetzel's periodical, the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation. An illustrated edition, published by Hetzel in November 1871, included 111 illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Cover done by @sinadan…

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (Completed)

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (Completed)

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The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialised in 1897 in the UK by Pearson's Magazine and in the US by Cosmopolitan magazine. The novel's first appearance in hardcover was in 1898 from publisher William Heinemann of London. Written between 1895 and 1897, it is one of the earliest stories that detail a conflict between mankind and an extraterrestrial race. The novel is the first-person narrative of both an unnamed protagonist in Surrey and of his younger brother in London as southern England is invaded by Martians. The novel is one of the most commented-on works in the science fiction canon.…

Adventures of the Spherical Cow: Collected Essays

Adventures of the Spherical Cow: Collected Essays

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A collection of the essays of Kathryn Cramer. More will be added as I go along. I expect to include "Science Fiction and the Adventures of the Spherical Cow," and others.…

D'Spayr: A Knight in the Withered Land

D'Spayr: A Knight in the Withered Land

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In a decayed and dying alien world that was once center of a vast planetary empire, an embittered rogue knight, soldier to the fallen empire, traverses a bizarre landscape discovering strange and sinister truths about the nature of the leaders he once served and about the mysterious warlords who have now carved the world into their private kingdoms.************************************************************************************************Wonderful cover art by Stefanie Saw: @seventhstar…

Shepherd Moon

Shepherd Moon

43,898 2,475 46

On the run from the Earth government and military forces, wanted former terrorist Maddy Hawthorn seeks a new life on Mars. When she discovers plans for another terrorist attack, her only hope to prevent a global catastrophe is to seek the help of other insurgents. But everyone wants her dead, including the people she is trying to save. With the help of a runaway Elite teenager and a band of renegade slaves, Maddy fights to save the very government system she despises. Nothing lasts forever. Although it alludes to events in the previous Maddy Hawthorn book, "Days of Iron", this is a separate story and is designed to be read and understood independently.Cover art by BeyondBookCovers. www.beyondbookcovers.com…

The Lost City Of Atlantis

The Lost City Of Atlantis

38,815 1,092 4

This book contains theories about the existence of the City of Atlantis.…

One Last Mission - The Hunt For Siregar

One Last Mission - The Hunt For Siregar

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The Sequel to One Last Mission.Having received his assignment from the Emperor, Zack Assegaf heads off to lead his troops into battle against the pro-coup forces and their leader, the renegade Field-Marshal Dzhokhar Siregar. Meanwhile, he's also been assigned to work alongside Jude Chiang, the mysterious Biro Keamanan Negara Director, with whom he had just developed a rivalry.Yet there is more going on than meets the eye, for Assegaf and Chiang had in fact crossed paths during the Civil War, fighting side-by-side against a gauntlet of dangerous threats in what seemed like a lifetime ago. Now thrust together once more, both men will be forced to face their past, as they struggle against a formidable enemy which threatens even their combined might...…

THE INVISIBLE MAN (Completed)

THE INVISIBLE MAN (Completed)

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The Invisible Man is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells. Originally serialized in Pearson's Weekly in 1897, it was published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and invents a way to change a body's refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light and thus becomes invisible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but fails in his attempt to reverse it.…

Outsystem: A Military Science Fiction Space Opera Epic

Outsystem: A Military Science Fiction Space Opera Epic

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In the spirit of great Space Opera by Peter F Hamilton, Jack Campbell, and Larry Niven comes Aeon 14. If you love strong heroines like Kris Longknife, then you're going to love Tanis Richards. Major Richards needs to get out of the Sol SystemDemoted by the military and hung out to dry, the media labels her the Butcher of Toro. Despite her soiled record, Tanis still one of the best military counter-insurgency officers in the Terran Space Force. And they need her to find the terrorists responsible for trying to destroy the GSS Intrepid, a massive interstellar colony ship in the final phases of construction at the Mars Outer Shipyards.It'll be her ticket out of the Sol system, but Tanis discovers she is up against more than mercenaries and assassins. Major corporations and governments have a vested interest in ensuring the Intrepid never leaves Sol, ultimately pitting Tanis against factions inside her own military.With few friends left, Tanis will need to fight for her life to get outsystem.Contains violence and some foul language. 17+ recommended.…

The Decay Outdoors

The Decay Outdoors

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It's been seven months, seven months of no human contact, scavenging resources from nearby towns that are slowly crumbling to dust.The United Rebel Front led a planetary scale rebellion among many countries and were against the UN itself. That lead to a planetary war called the 'Insurrection War'. A biological weapon was created and was used on the front lines to turn soldiers into monsters, but they couldn't keep control of the monsters....and that led to a zombie outbreak.Now I live alone in the Forest away from the zombies and other humans. I've been turning insane or is it that's what I'm thinking that I am turning insane but anyways, I am alone...that's what I thought anyways.(Idea & Inspiration of this zombie apocalyptic story goes to @CrystalScherer) -The Virus Within [Similar Hierachy] (And the idea came partly from resident Evil){Ranked #13 for 'Main' at 10th of July 2018}…

Cognitive Deviance

Cognitive Deviance

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In 2045, Psychwatch treats the mentally ill or cages them. Margo wants to bring empathy to every patient but a killer pushes her, and the system, to the limits ***** In a dark future, more than a third of the United States population suffers from mental illness and violent crime is on the rise. In response, Psychwatch is formed - an organization intended to combine mental healthcare and law enforcement - creating monitored areas and neglected ones known as the Psycho Slums. Margo Sandoval is the latest recruit to Psychwatch, bringing a new level of empathy to the controversial agency known for its unforgiving methods. Margo spends her days as an Empath treating everyone possible, until the arrival of a new serial killer upends her life and forces her to confront the evils of the human mind and the system that claims to be the solution.…

Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

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Island Legends Book 2Island Legends is an epic fantasy adventure series set in a galaxy reeling from devastating wars, filled with countless alien species, a rich history of powerful magical forces and the interventions of many gods and dangerous spirits and demons constantly at war.Among its many influences are the grand operatic adventures of the Star Wars universe, the ensemble cast of desperate heroes of a Final Fantasy game, and the long and all-important journey of The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time series. It also has influences of a serial television series, where we learn more of the characters as the progressively complex story develops, with new characters being introduced along the way.________________________James Island has begun his journey away from his hometown, accompanied by the bewildering and troubled Evan Goodheart, and his mysterious ex-colleague Sam Hawkings.Their journey takes them farther across Medropon as they search for clues to a hidden army being formed, made up of abducted people from all over the galaxy. Evan Goodheart continues his mission to restore peace to his troubled homeworld. Sam Hawkings is tasked with training James Island to become the soldier he once was, while revealing more to James about his unknown past. James struggles to be the hero everyone expects him to be, while discovering more about himself and deciding what kind of a person he will be, or if he can ever go back to who he was.#3 in Fantasy #2 in Sciencefiction #4 in Scifi#2 in Adventure…

I Don't Seem So Bright in a Well-Lit Room

I Don't Seem So Bright in a Well-Lit Room

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The universe is a very strange place. It will take even stranger heroes to save it."Absurd. Existential. Ridiculous. Tragic. Comic. The antiheroes of "I Don't Seem So Bright in a Well-Lit Room" are a kind of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern with space packs, inadvertently colliding with their destinies against a starry background of witty wordplay. With a vision as sprawling and limitless as the loveably goofy universe in which it's set, Browning's wit, wisdom and heart are always at play, combining to form a wonderfully panoramic and very silly heroes' journey that visits every trope of its overlapping genres and draws moustaches on all of them."- Marcel St. Pierre, author of "Vengeful Hank" and "Cliché and Wind Go Hitchhiking".(Sci-fi /Dark Humour/Absurd) *Completed! Enjoy! Highest rankings:#1 Adventure#1 Action#1 Science Fiction/Sci-fi#1 Misadventures#1 Absurd#1 MindbendingAnd all because of YOU. Thank you.*Now available in paperback from Story Well Publishing anywhere you like to order books! www.storywellpublishing.comMerch available at:www.theseanbrowning.com…

Elemorts

Elemorts

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*HIGHEST RANKINGS: #1 THRILLER; #2 FANTASY, ACTION; #4 MYSTERY; #5 ADVENTURE; #6 SCIENCEFICTION/SCIFI*Something sinister is brewing on planet Karomoz - the central hub and heart of a galaxy with numerous hospitable planets. Rumors abound of experiments for creating the perfect soldiers, excavations for ancient relics, and the hoarding of fuel and supplies - deadly weapons included.Twenty strangers - the Elemorts to-be - from twenty different home planets visit Karomoz, each with their own reasons and motivations, and each armed with a unique elemental power.Once on Karomoz, their fates get intertwined in unlikely ways, and two factions are formed, locked in an ongoing battle for what each side believes in - a battle not of good versus evil but one of gray versus gray.*FEATURED ON WATTPAD SCIENCEFICTION'S "HIDDEN GEMS FROM WATTPAD OUTREACH" READING LIST**FEATURED ON WATTPAD BEYONDSOL'S "SUNFLOWER SPACE OPERAS" READING LIST**FIRST PLACE IN SCIENCE FICTION IN THE 2018 TALENT AWARDS**COVER BY @shelbychdance*If you are reading this story on any platform other than Wattpad, you are very likely to be at risk for a malware attack. If you wish to read this story in its original, safe form, please go to:https://www.wattpad.com/story/111292481-elemorts.Thank you.…

FEDERATION

FEDERATION

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Federation takes close encounters to a whole new level. A galactic empire of a quarter of a million worlds stumbles across the Earth.Their philosophy on life is totally unexpected. With the help of intelligent automatons, they've turned a reviled political system into a utopia for the masses, but are they a force for good or evil?A Daragnen university graduate, Yol Rummy Blin Breganin, discovers that Earth failed in its attempt to join the Federation, and, for some unknown reason, members are forever banned from visiting or contacting the planet. Rummy had never heard of a whole world being outlawed. Perhaps it would be sensible to leave well enough alone but no, he decides to investigate...FEDERATION is the first in a series of near-future, hard science-fiction novels by Tony Harmsworth, the First Contact specialist.Submerge yourself in humankind's cultural and economic dilemma by reading Federation today.(c) Tony Harmsworth 2019…

Gaea

Gaea

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A short novel about interstellar colonization, the dangers of scientific discovery, and the end of the world. Image credit goes to Space Engine.…

The Invisible Universe

The Invisible Universe

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What lies beyond the senses? What secrets have been hidden from you due to your physical limitations? Is the universe as empty as it seems? Are we alone?Dr Thomas Clark has just made a discovery that will answer all of those questions...Hope you enjoy and I would love to hear from you.…