A Writers of the Future semi-finalist
A multi-millionaire heiress commits suicide after a biotech company implants an experimental treatment device in her brain. Her grieving, lawyer husband sues the company for millions more.
In comes a private investigator, ex-cop Albert Jimenez. Hired by the biotech company to dig up dirt on the "grieving" husband. Albert expected the usual: greed, a mistress, emotional manipulation, a marriage on the rocks.
Instead he found something far more sinister.More info →
After the destruction of Washington, D.C. by nuclear terrorists on June 19, 2019, the country turned to the America United movement and elevated the movement's leader, Gov. Everton, to the Presidency. A veneer of normalcy returned to the country, undercut by rumors of secret prison camps and mass ar...More info →
Earth barely survived the 21st Century.
Thousands fled the chaos on rogue warpdrive ships to settle colony planets. When Earth reunified in the 22nd, its fleets rediscovered the colonies and hunted down the warpdrive ships.
Every warpdrive ship but one.More info →
When Melanchthon arrived at the dim red star after a forty-year journey, Theodore awoke from suspended animation eager to implement the Lutheran Interstellar Terraforming Society’s plan to transform a barren rocky world into New Augsburg, a refuge for faith and life.
A challenging plan, made more challenging by other members of his own expedition.More info →
With advanced biomedicine banned in the United States, rich and powerful Americans traveled to India to extend their lifespans and augment their bodies and minds.So too did Americans who wanted wealth and power. Middle-class, middle-aged Americans like Liam Kleinschmidt and his wife.More info →
The Confederated Worlds implanted in his brain the skills to make him a soldier. He had to learn for himself how to survive interstellar war.More info →
Entering the last game of the season, Cooper could be the first player since Ted Williams a century ago to bat .400 -- thanks to secret biotechnology giving him superior vision. Riches awaited in free agency. But would Cooper rather sign a contract for half a billion dollars? Or win a World Series?More info →
- Ashwin George, supported by the colony's elite and Tián Quán, the Chinese company whose hyperdrive ships and intelligent robots dominated half the settled galaxy.
- Desmond Park, nanotechnology engineer, armed with a shrewd intellect, the loyalty of the colony's smart and disaffected youth, and the most formidable weapon of all.
A single idea.More info →