The dramatic premise explored in a new novel, Insynnium, is a wild, immersive leap into a world-changing (but fictional) drug. In other hands, what could be a dystopian thriller goes one step further in author Tim Cole’s capable hands. He focuses on the humans who first discover and use the drug and weaves his story with a devilish charm. This is somewhat Bill Murray/“Groundhog Day” territory, a film exploring one man’s reliving a day in his life over and over until he learned new behaviors, new skills and came out of it a better man. Unlike “Groundhog,” Max McVista takes multiple doses of the drug against all advice, then somehow expands time itself in what he calls an “AUE” or “Alternative Universe Experience,” enabling him to spend months and sometimes years becoming or experiencing whatever he wishes. When returning real-time, he’s only missed a day or two. (For E=MC squared fans, it’s basically reverse engineering of Einsteinian physics.) For a man with few basic skills, a drunk who all but abandons his wife and sons, he returns to his family with outsized skills as a musician, entrepreneur, carpenter, medical savant, pilot. Skills he could not have learned in any traditional manner. He lies about how he learned everything, tracing it back to an accident, choosing to bury his drug-induced years of time-traveling across the world, spending concentrated periods exploring whatever he fancies with no time “penalty” in the real world. Of course, it’s not all happy stories [...]
Part Three – The 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards Overall Grand Prize Winner, Division Grand Prize and First Place Category Winners – CIBAs
Part 3 and the Final Installment of the 2019 Chanticleer Int'l Book Awards Announcements that honor and recognize the 17 Divisions of the Winners and the Overall Best Book for the 2019 CIBAs Grand Prize Winner.
Part Two – The 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards Overall Grand Prize Winner and Division Grand Prize and First Place Category Winners
Part Two of a three part series announcing and honoring the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Award Winners. Join us as we celebrate these award winning author and their outstanding works.
The 2019 Chanticleer International Book Awards Overall Grand Prize and Division Grand Prize and First Place Category Winners (CIBAs) – Part One
Part One of a three part post to honor and announce the 2019 Chanticleer International Book Award Winners. Join us as we congratulate these award winning authors and their outstanding works.
This is the official announcement of the 2019 CYGNUS Book Awards, a division of the CIBAs, First Place Category Winners and the CYGNUS Grand Prize Winner. Congratulations to all! CYGNUS Awards presented by Elana Mugdan, OZMA Grand Prize Winner for Fantasy Fiction.
Katz sets us up for an epic sci-fi that is sure to whet the appetites of Le Guin fans and those looking to get lost in an other-worldly adventure. A promising new series from an award-winning author!
The SELAH BRANCH by Ted Neill – African American Science Fiction, African American Thriller/Mystery/Suspense, Time Travel
Can one person make a difference in decades-long racial injustice in one American town? The answer may surprise you. Highly recommended!
SOLAR REBOOT by Matthew D. Hunt – Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Action/Thriller, Dystopian Fiction
What happens when the sun sets out to destroy us? One family finds out the hard way as they fight against elements, distance, and villains while attempting to reunite in the relative safety of their mountain compound. Thrilling and terrifying - and one of our favorites. Highly recommended!
The FORTUNE FOLLIES by Catori Sarmiento – Dark Fantasy/Horror, Alternative History – Sci-fi, Romance
With rich, lyrical writing, Sarmiento gives us an alternative history of the WWII era, complete with dark fantasy roots and a twist of Sci-fi on the side. Cross genre-lovers will eat this one up! Recommended.
The KORPES FILE (The Korpes Files Series Book 1) by J. I. Rogers – CyberPunk Sci-fi, Genetic Engineering Sci-fi, Dystopian, Space Opera
An award-winning space opera that's sure to gather a dedicated audience. One of our favorites! Recommended!