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3D The Salvage of RalphaBook of the month: The Salvage of Rapha

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An accident leaves a crew of four salvage contractors stranded on the silent moon of Rapha Three. Feeling responsible for the accident, inexperienced engineer Nelson struggles to regain the respect and understanding of his captain and crew – especially Beck, a former soldier back from a long tour of duty and strangely out of touch with humanity. The crew discovers a city, once prosperous but now apparently abandoned. Around the empty city the ecosystem is dwindling rapidly towards a mass extinction and gravitational changes are tearing the moon apart, all for no clear reason …

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Jason Spencer is an ordinary man living an ordinary life until one day his wife, Amy, doesn’t come home. Despite all efforts to find her, it’s as if she vanished into thin air without a trace. Jason fears and prepares for the worst until a mysterious stranger appears who says he has the answers. His explanations, however, smack of pure conspiracy theory. But what if he’s right? What if the impossible was suddenly possible? How far will Jason stretch his beliefs to know if his wife is still alive? And what will this do to his own sanity?

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It has been said that the veil which separates the past from the present is not as immutable as one might think. Some have equated time as a spiral. But what if we could jump from spiral to spiral? A more terrifying thought: what if it accidentally happened? Cherries in Winter, was inspired by two events that actually occurred- one at the turn of the last century, and one in the 1930’s. These are only two amongst many documented cases. This story could be categorized as a love story between two centuries, two worlds – but with a twist.

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When a terrorist organization hacks into the base station of a newly colonized planet, all humans aboard an orbiting space station above are facing catastrophe, unless they can get help from one of the personnel on base. But first they must expose her to a devastating truth. Base personnel are sophisticated facsimiles of their human creators, delicate and thoughtful androids who think they are human. So the awful task of requesting assistance falls on an AI code analyst and developer who must beg her little android for forgiveness, if the truth doesn’t kill her first.

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Not long from now an event changes human history: singularity, when a computer achieves “consciousness.” Unprepared for this event, humans must scramble to survive. This novella traces the Pitcher family’s quest for survival during the first week of this event, setting forth one possibility of what could happen. Man faces off against machine, but it isn’t brute force or cleverness that decides the outcome.

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In the far, far future, an over-worked historian sits in an office surrounded by mounds of paperwork. He is part of a government research study that seeks to answer the question of why human civilization nearly collapsed thousands of years ago, which remains a mystery. Although the historian was initially enthusiastic about the project, he has been poring over ancient documents for weeks with nothing to show for it and is starting to lose heart …

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When a fearsome pirate captain hires on a new crew member, she hardly expects he might teach her to love. However, as her carefree life on the seas spirals out of control, she might not have anyone else to turn to. Hoping to escape a violent past among the fae people, Amethyst set sail on a ship that will bow to no one. Cadell is a captain who must reign in vampire instincts while still squelching anyone who would oppose him…

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