Hard science fiction.
Althea is the source of piezo-temporal crystals, which distort time and make interstellar space-flight possible. The Company has a monopoly, but when aliens show up to do a little mining of their own it spells big trouble. The twenty-three year-old mechanical engineering technologist Mickey and his friends race against time to save the others, foil the aliens and win their freedom. For not one, not two, but three alien species to show up at the same time on a planet thought to be uninhabited is more than just bad luck. When the biggest time-storm in decades hits, the best laid plans of aliens and men go awry.
When aliens show up and start injecting their DNA into human beings. Micky and Tom and Melissa head for the hills while they try to figure things out. Tom and Melissa are getting a divorce, and the fact that Mickey was framed up to make him a debt slave to the Company hardly complicates matters at all. Please rate, review, or just click on like for this book. Thank you. Show more Show less
Philosopher Heron of Alexandria is teaching school and in his spare time designing and building an aeolipile, the first reaction motor in history. Diogenes and fellow student Peleus follow their teacher into high adventure when assassins are sent by Domitian, Emperor of Rome and persecutor of Christians, with orders to send Heron straight to hell.
'The Case of the Curious Killers,' (E-Book)
by Louis Bertrand Shalako. Available at the Kindle Store.
When aliens abduct security guard Brendan Hartle for use in a propaganda, mind-control experiment, little do they know he has no objective reality of his own. This tends to have unfortunate consequences for the Empire and those who would usurp it.
Ride along with the most assertive unarmed (and unemployed) security guard in the galaxy.
Brendan is darned angry and he isn't going to take it anymore. He's taking names and kicking some nasty alien butt. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048EJZR8
'The Paranoid Cat and other tales,'
'Redemption: an Inspector Gilles Maintenon mystery,' $2.99 (may vary by retailer.)
Recently widowed and inspired by a boyhood fascination with Sherlock Holmes, the middle-aged Inspector Gilles Maintenon of the Surete is on a walking vacation of Dartmoor when he stumbles upon death in mysterious circumstances. When the woman he is falling in love with is brutally murdered, Gilles swears that he will never rest until the case is solved, the killer is caught, and justice is done.
Available on Amazon and Createspace as a 6 x 9" trade paperback.
'Thirty Years Gone.'
by Louis Bertrand Shalako
All Rights Reserved
I feel no pain
I have no thoughts
I have no ambition
No hopes, no wants
I have no hunger
I have no thirst
I have no fear
I have no needs and no regrets
No goals, and no aspirations
I have no body
And I have no mind
I have no envy, no pity,
I have no hate
I am empty of all things
I am weightless
Floating in a warm, silvery sea
I am reduced to my essentials
I am pure spirit,
I float, alone
Lost forever in the void
I am spirit flying
I am free for evermore.
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