Towel Day has been an annual tradition celebrated on May 25th to honor the work and remember the life of author Douglas Adams. Best known for probably the best science fiction book ever written, “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” Mr. Adams had a career that would endear him to the soul of the even the most casual reader and science fiction connoisseur. His work was imbued with a humor that was rare and an idea that life is to precious to waste. Hold your towel close today and if you’re looking for a really wonderful read, be sure to check out my list of recommendations below. Thank you, as always, to Rangewoman Inc for her tireless work in helping me format this post and be sure to check out her page for special events and interviews to celebrate the day.
Category: Science Fiction
Publication Date: February 18, 2015
Then Fredrick Ran by Nicholas M. Bugden is a collection of 14 stories with a futuristic theme. Topics range from a man teaching a machine to play chess, to a young woman breaking things off with a longtime love, to a sleep study that explores dreams.
Publication Date: March 24, 2015
What would you do if you knew how many years you had left to live? In an After Timer world, people know exactly how their choices impact their longevity. Connor only has two years left on his timer. Is starting a relationship the right thing to do? With a Grim Reaper type of serial killer on the loose killing those with timers about to expire? D.I. Frank Stewart must work to find the killer and his next victims.
Publication Date: March 5, 2015
Years have passed since the world came to know the Helpful Ladies—female superheroes with unique powers. The women have set up a Ladies’ Net and the world looks to them to solve difficult problems and save lives. Trish and Megan, the original American Goddesses have thrived and now have their own children, each with a daughter that may or may be on the cusp of realizing their own Helpful Lady powers. When Melinkova returns with an obsession to destroy Trish and Megan and gain indomitable power for herself, is she the one foe the Helpful Ladies cannot defeat?
Publication Date: December 21, 2014
In Brane Child by D.L. Morrese, Commander Lisa Chang and her team take the Brane Skip device on a test flight they expect to revolutionize space travel. What they don’t expect is to land in a medieval world while Orcs are attacking. In an unexpected world of dragons, magic and a king can they find their way home?
Publication Date: December 12, 2012
In The Infinity Bridge by Ross M. Kitson, Sam and his brother Ben have an ability to see things that others can’t; Nick is a computer genius able to design the sort of computer viruses to end the technological world and Annie is a highly trained fighter. These teens stand between their world and the dark forces looking to find the Infinity Bridge, a device that could destroy everything.
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Charlie Pinwright is the most forgettable man on earth. As a child, his mother frequently picked the wrong boy up from school simply forgetting his face. After losing his girlfriend to a Spanish cake decorator, losing his job and being forced to share his flat with another family (the landlord leased the bedroom simply forgetting that Charlie was there), Charlie is kidnapped by an alien bounty hunter. Charlie soon finds out that the continuation of existence as we know (and don’t know) it may rest on his shoulders. Can one forgettable man save the galaxy?
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Publication Date: October 15, 2013
Rising Storm by Ian Kane, It’s 33 years in the future and corporations have taken over. The people are ruled by the super-rich who can afford soldiers for hire to keep the populace in line. The worst of the worst is Arlington Gibb, the super-rich banker. He’s striking down immediate threats and people who may become threats in the future. There are pockets of resistance. One of those pockets is led by former super soldier, Leonard Kilbane. Is all hope for the future lost?
Publication Date: July 27, 2014
In Vaporized: Apocalypse Adventure by Simon Rosser, the busy lawyer Amber Lee has found time to relax in short supply and is very happy to have an extra day off for a holiday weekend. As the weekend begins the world wakes up to find that following strange objects reported to be heading for the poles that the earth’s water has vaporized. When Amber suddenly finds herself alone can she survive after such a cataclysmic event?
Publication Date: August 20, 2014
Princess Shalira was blinded as a result of an assassination attempt as a child. Her best chance to escape her home and cruel stepmother is to agree to an arranged marriage. Princess Shalira convinces Mike Varone, a Sectors Special Forces officer, to escort her to her groom. The connection between Mike and Princess Shalira is unreliable, and when complications in the transport arise will they be able to resist the attraction and manage to stay alive?