Friday, April 22, 2016

Science Fiction: On my Radar

Recently I have been getting into Science Fiction and I have really enjoyed the genre and what it has to offer. As many of my friends know I am really big on strong character development and a solid plot. In the past sometimes I felt that the science fiction books focused more on the societies and their social implications. Or at least the ones I read did. Which I feel is important but I felt the characters were flat with no depth. It did not make the story real to me. Character development will make or break a story. With those frustrations and feelings, I put the genre aside. Until now. I had a couple of science fiction stories offered to me to take a look at and I was impressed. I won’t mention those titles until later on. I want to really expand my thoughts on those stories before I share.

Meanwhile indiebrag has a quality selection of science fiction that I want to take a look at. Below are three that I have added to my reading pile. I hope you take the time to check these books out and explore what indiebrag has to offer.

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: Aegis Rising by S.S. Segran

Over a remote northern forest, a small plane carrying five teenage friends’ flies into a freak storm. Struck by lightning, the aircraft crashes and the passengers find themselves cast into a life-changing adventure.

In a hidden valley, a mysterious people gaze at the stormy sky as a glowing object with fiery wings disappears behind a mountain ridge. The astonishing sight reignites an ancient prophecy foretelling the arrival of five chosen ones destined to become bearers of light against a dark storm gathering on humanity’s horizon.

In a distant city, a secretive organization led by a shadowy figure initiates a sequence of cataclysmic events designed to wreak havoc across the planet, beginning with a remote mining site in northern Canada.

As the three worlds collide, unlikely heroes arise. Armed with powers entrusted to them by the ancient prophecy and the resilience of their life-long bond, the five teens take a stand against a malevolent foe.
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B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: Nine Meals by Mike Kilroy

When the sun belched and the power grid failed, it was only nine meals until the end of the world. Billy “Shep” Shepard always thought the apocalypse would come from an asteroid with a funny name, or a super bug, or a nuclear war, or even Yellowstone blowing its top. It came from none of those things. Instead it came from an angry sun in the form of the biggest Coronal Mass Ejection mankind had ever seen – and it slapped the human race back a century. In these grim times, people kill for food, water and weapons. They scratch out a feeble existence after “The Ejection.” But not Shep. His biggest question each day in his underground bunker is “Cheese Ravioli, Beefaroni or SpaghettiOs?” Shep soon discovers that nothing in this new world is guaranteed. He and Antigone, a girl he rescues, are forced to take a perilous journey across an unyielding landscape toward the one place rumored to be unsullied by the disaster. Along the way they must overcome hunger, disease, desperation and death while running from a man who wants nothing more than vengeance.

B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree: Star Rider on the Razor’s Edge
by Heidi Skarie

Undercover operative Toemeka Ganti, code-named Star Rider, lives on the edge.

Her latest mission is to overthrow the despot of Jaipar, General Bhandar. His protection comes from sorcerer Samrat Condor, an interplanetary conqueror whose space fleet destroyed Toemeka’s home planet and killed her family years ago. And Condor isn’t about to lose his stranglehold on Jaipar.

Making matters worse, Toemeka must preserve her cover while secretly developing an oscillator, a shield-destroying device wanted by both sides. All this must be accomplished under the watchful eye of her boss, Commander Rochambeau, who is pressuring Toemeka to become his mistress.

Accompanied by her Coalition team and trusted partner Erling Fenian, Toemeka bands with the local underground resistance and Michio Kimes, a handsome spiritual warrior trained to fight sorcery. Together they must battle to free the people of Jaipar and restore its rightful heir to power.

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