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1 Getting By

A story set in the Post Sickness world of Phoenicia
It has finally happened: Terrorists have unleashed an unstoppable virus upon the world. Only a very small percentage of humanity has survived. Gavin Thompson, unsatisfied with the prospect of just surviving makes plans to restore civilization as quickly as possible. This is his story. (This version is a bit longer and slightly modified from the version on SOL)

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Post Apocalyptic, Near Future, Pandemic
Downloads: 17987| Votes: 912 | Score: 9.03
Size: 764KB | Posted:

2 Once Upon an Alien

This story is fiction, but not the facts. Information from Sumerian translations are true. Hindu texts of battles in space...true. Einstein's brain autopsy proved that he used more of his brain than other humans. How is that possible? How do men get flashes of genius, and why doesn't everyone function at that level of ability all the time? Why did the Dark Ages happen, and why does mankind seem to be sliding that direction again? This story is fiction, I hope.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, Science, War, Travel, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future, Fantasy
Downloads: 25857| Votes: 384 | Score: 8.70
Size: 615KB | Posted: Concluded:

3 Stranded in a Foreign Land

An Unwanted Visitors Story (1)
"Never Leave Anyone Behind" is a familiar refrain for Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you're not in the military? Do you put your family's lives at risk, especially if they might not live. Josh Evens discovers a shipwrecked alien and tries to protect it and it's crew from his government.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Drama, Science, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future
Downloads: 25444| Votes: 499 | Score: 7.82
Size: 649KB | Posted: Concluded:

4 Per Ardua Ad Astra

in the Universe of Bill Axon
Bill Axon is a lecturer at the University of Southern Arkansas. He shares man's dream of going to the stars. The discoveries of a colleague, a Professor of Quantum Physics, are set to make that dream a reality. Read how that reality progresses.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Space, Near Future
Downloads: 55388| Votes: 533 | Score: 7.37
Size: 312KB | Posted: Concluded:

5 Dog and His Boy

A dog who can read one young guy's mine, a skinny girl who plans to make that young guy hers and purple stuff that does amazing things. Add crooked cops and politicians, survivors of an inter planetary battle and you have a wild adventure and a lot of fun.

Age Rating: Anybody | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Romance, Humor, Politics, Science, Spies, Science Fiction, Aliens, Space, Near Future, Young Adult
Downloads: 10008| Votes: 512 | Score: 7.26
Size: 435KB | Posted:

6 Hell Hound

'Once a Marine, always a Marine.' was the code he lived by. His dictionary had no definition for 'impossible:' an exceptional man who wouldn't let his superiors stop him from doing what he saw as his duty, even if it's by himself after being retired. The story is told by his niece who's concerned about how the authorities are trying to rewrite his life for their own purposes.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Action/Adventure
Tags: Violence, War, Military, Near Future
Downloads: 3700| Votes: 156 | Score: 7.24
Size: 177KB | Posted: Concluded:

7 Per Astra Ad Galaxias

in the Universe of Bill Axon
Bill Axon now heads the Space Service. He shares man's dream of going to the stars, and now he's well on his way. He meets some unexpected friends, and makes some new ones. Read how that reality progresses. This story carries on closely from where 'Per Ardua Ad Astra' finished.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Science Fiction, Space, Near Future
Downloads: 28301| Votes: 254 | Score: 7.07
Size: 383KB | Posted: Concluded:

8 The Lad Who Poked the Devil in the Eye

An Unwanted Visitors Story (2)
Twelve years after Earth's first encounter with aliens, they receive a return visit. Only this time, they aren't stranded and helpless. Young Otis Becker finds himself with access to information he can't explain, yet has to convince the world he can save them from alien enslavement. Hopefully Earth learned its lessons the last time. This is a slow story, so give it a chance to kick into gear. The sequel to "Stranded".

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Aliens, Nanotechnology, Near Future, Young Adult
Downloads: 9625| Votes: 181 | Score: 6.51
Size: 324KB | Posted: Concluded:

9 The Dust Devils

This little offering is intended to be part of the opening chapter in the forth volume of the Bill Axon tales. I am posting now because I have been reposting a revised and corrected version of 'Per Ardua Ad Astra'. I would ask that you please read the new version and review it, either through the Finestories review system or send to me in via a feedback comment. Thank you.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Humor, Space, Near Future
Downloads: 750| Votes: 66 | Score: 6.26
Size: 6KB | Posted:

10 Necessity

A japanese geologist, Sousuke Takahashi, is stationed in Field Zeta, the world's largest thorium-based nuclear power production site at a time when the internet is a thing of the past and the sea levels have risen by ten feet. Sousuke and some like-minded individuals are about to force humanity into a necessary struggle, and each one has a dreadful task to accomplish.

Age Rating: Older than 13 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Dystopian, Anarchism, Science Fiction, Futuristic, Near Future
Downloads: 589| Votes: 48 | Score: 5.40
Size: 19KB | Posted: