Mysteries & Thrillers

The Runner
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The Runner

Peter May

When Sun came in Li told him to close the door behind him and turn out the overhead light, which left only the ring of light cast around the desk by its lamp. He motioned Sun to take a seat,…Read more

SF & Fantasy

Octavia Gone
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Octavia Gone

Jack McDevitt

Alex, you know who Angela Harding is, don’t you?”  “I have no idea, Gabe.”  “She is Rick Harding’s sister.”  Alex’s brow creased. “The name rings a bell.”  “He was one of the people lost on Octavia.”  “Oh. Right.”  Amanda had…Read more

Teen & YA

In early September, the morning before school starts, I wake predawn to find my heart attempting a jailbreak through my ribs. I sneak from the house, racing myself down leaf-lined streets, trying to outrun the black and white. Can’t. Her…Read more

SF & Fantasy

Westside
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Westside

W. M. Akers

The ship sailed north, alone on the river, and disappeared around a bend after it passed the Borderline. I had nothing to do but wait. I settled onto the pier, gathering my black skirt around me, and basked like a…Read more