For undercover agent Shane O’Ryan, relationships never came easily, until he met Ainsley. Beautiful, smart, loving and unique. Almost the perfect girlfriend and mission partner. Too bad, she’s not human.
Shane must solve a legal conundrum. Individual members of a low-level organism are dumb, but in groups, the bugs become a distributed computer network. Their collective intelligence is a square of their numbers. They have only one goal—eat anything that moves. How can Shane defeat the bugs without wiping out the species and do it before the government resorts to mundicide?
"Flawed Pearl," the third installment in the Society Agent series, takes undercover agent Shane O’Ryan to New Tahiti. Tourist ads describe it as a perfect pearl. Shane’s mission: expose its impure, gritty core. Every pearl has one. Can he return the planet to its lawful owners without becoming the next murder victim of the criminal gang that runs the colony?
Shane and his student partner visit a snowy vacation planet to solve a mystery—how could a sub-intelligent species leap 50,000 years in evolution in months to harness fire and develop a language. Their investigation leads them into deadly conflict with a sophisticated gang trying to gain control of the planet for its mineral riches. Can Shane alert the Society before the gang kills them?
Twenty-five tales of evil weeds to entertain, enthrall and change the way you look at the unwelcome invaders in your lawn. From feral tumbleweeds to ravenous seaweed, from alien life forms to migrating asteroid fields, in these pages you will find fairy tales and weird westerns, space romps and chilling horror stories. Scary or silly, wicked or wily, these plants are here to stay.
The author had written this story as a satire of works on authoritarian dystopias and the common views and fears of egalitarian politics. The author presents a highly imaginative dystopian society and titular character, Harrison Bergeron.
Dowagers, heros, commuters and children all have one thing in common. They search. Whether or not they find what they're looking for is another matter altogether.
Searching for Finding is a slipstream anthology of flash fiction.
From a sentient space ship lost in deep space to a man whose hatred of robots risks tearing his family apart, the characters in this collection of short stories will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
Exploring the seams where humanity and technology, society and individuality intersect, Nebula- and Sturgeon-nominated author Kenneth Schneyer presents thirteen mind-bending, thought-provoking tales of near and far futures that will amuse, amaze, and unsettle. These stories confront the question of just what makes and keeps us human.