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SAPIEN: Dawn of Oblivion by T.O. Burnett
"The yet to be integrated Sapien solar system is on the verge of major economic, political, and social change. In an attempt to unite the nine autonomous planets -- seven of which are ethnically pure -- the Supreme council encounters all types of obstacles seen and unforeseen. Each of the triumvirate of politicians aligns himself with a faction of the underworld he hires to push his own personal agenda.
"Vice Chancellor Theris Lamont, the most conscience obedient of the politicians, is forced to enlist the services of the crew of the Starship Whisper, a band of capable smugglers and mercenaries. Led by their captain, Mulati Soldaat, they embark on a mission that Theris hopes will bring harmony and unity to humans. Along the way, they encounter Francois Larue, a rogue member of the notorious DOD gang. After betraying the DOD, Francois must conceal his past affiliation with the gang as he tries to assimilate into his new environment with the tight-knit crew of the Whisper.
"Mulati had to balance duty and unit cohesion while he obeys his conscience. Add the fact that he is part of the less than one percent of the solar system who is of mixed ethnicity, and the challenges abound. Inevitably, all sides collide, and the Sapien solar system is caught in the middle. On the precipice of oblivion, what unfolds is a tale of murder, greed, deception, betrayal, and darkness."
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DREAD COLD: Terrifying Tales to Chill the Blood (Fantastic Books Publishing, 2022)
"Inspired by a lonely vista -- white snow, a still blue lake, a castle on a hill -- these authors weave their magic.
"Is it an ancient castle or a modern hotel? Is the horror dressed in darkness waiting in the dungeons, or dressed as an innocent by the side of the lake?
"The stories play out across the seasons, across the ages, across the stars...
"Here comes the fear.
"Includes competition winner, The Loop, by novelist Mark Henderson and an invited contribution from guest editor, acclaimed horror author, Matt Adcock."
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