Posts Tagged ‘scifi’

Off World
by Kimberly Adkins
Genre: SciFi
73 pages
Does space make you paranoid?

 

Was The Corporation harboring a dark secret on the off world
mining colony to protect their bottom line?
Christopher Carter loved to explore. He was a specialist in his field
back home on earth, and travel to a moon that orbited a gas giant
120 times the size of his home planet was the opportunity of a lifetime.
This would be his first deep space assignment, and he’d wanted this
contract more than anything else in the world; except for his family,
of course. And he didn’t have to choose one or the other.
It was amazing how things worked out –Until they didn’t.
Everyone was hiding something at the facility, and it didn’t take long to
figure out they were hiding it from him. Unfortunately for
Christopher, the truth would prove to be far more horrifying than
anything he could ever have imagined.
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Kimberly Adkins is an author and artist who spends her spare time working on
worm hole theories so she can go back in time and enter Star Gate’s
‘Get in the Gate’ sweepstakes as many times as it takes to win.
Q: Tell us something interesting about you that most people
wouldn’t know?
A: I have a Cylon toaster in my kitchen. So far, it hasn’t convinced
any of my other appliances to revolt against me and assume control
over the destiny of mankind. I guess I’m lucky there. It does burn
‘Frak Off’ onto my toast every morning, though.

Author’s Note:

It’s been quite a while since I’ve felt a spine tingling, awe-inspiring thrill. When you write fiction, your brain goes to so many places, and you wear several hats in the process. What we can imagine is amazing, and the world doesn’t often toss out something from our dreams.

Then February 6, 2018 came along, and SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  I held my breath while we watched the live feed. I said the word awesome more times than anyone ever should. But it was when those two rocket boosters flew back to Earth, landing with beautiful and perfect synchronicity on the designated pad, I knew I’d witnessed Science Fiction for real.

And as fast as Elon Musk garnered my undying admiration, he captured my heart as well, with the deployment of Starman, hands on the wheel of a cherry red Tesla Roadster, with David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ playing from the car radio.

He has a long journey ahead, our Starman headed for Mars and beyond, but he’s got some fantastic traveling music on the way. If you could, would you hitch a ride to the stars in his shiny space Roaster? I know I would in a heartbeat, even if it was the last thing I ever did.

In fact, somebody better look in the trunk. I might be there already.

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Wolf of the Tesseract
by Christopher D. Schmitz
Genre: SciFi Fantasy
227 pages
While investigating a series of strange murders in her neighborhood,
college student Claire Jones is kidnapped by a handsome werewolf who
claims he’s rescuing her from the clutches of an evil sorcerer. But
she can’t run forever and if Claire and her companion can’t
reclaim an arcane artifact to end the warlock’s reign of terror, he
will unleash the dark god Sh’logath’s cataclysmic power upon the
universe, shattering dimensional barriers, and devouring all reality.

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Christopher D. Schmitz is the traditionally published and self-published author
of both fiction and nonfiction. When he is not writing or working
with teenagers he might be found at comic conventions as a panelist
or guest. He has been featured on cable access television broadcasts,
metro area podcasts, and runs a blog for indie authors.
Always interested in stories, media such as comic books, movies, 80s
cartoons, and books called to him at a young age—especially sci-fi
and fantasy. He lives in rural Minnesota with his family where he
drinks unsafe amounts of coffee. The caffeine shakes keeps the cold
from killing them. His entire family is musically gifted, although he
is, sadly, their only bagpiper.
Education: Schmitz also holds a Master’s Degree in Religion and freelances for
local newspapers. He is available for speaking engagements,
interviews, etc. via the contact form and links on his website or via
social media.