The Steele Trap
"There are bad things in this world... the stuff of nightmares.”
Scaring off nannies used to be Susie Steele's biggest challenge. But now she’s facing expulsion from Wallsley Academy, her dad is missing, and someone—or something—is following her.
With the help of her best friends, Daisy and Monika, Susie must uncover the truth behind her dad’s disappearance. And she had better figure it out fast.
The dead are coming, and time is running out.
Join Susie as she discovers a hidden world and learns how far she is willing to go to protect those she loves.
the last cruise ship
One ship. No trust. The only hope.
Matt Kander’s life as a small cog in the Commonwealth Bureaucracy is over. Someone doesn’t want him poking around. He is fired, broke, and threatened with execution. For Matt, all seems lost.
Seizing one last hope, he heads off-world in pursuit of a job that is too good to be true. Maybe this is the chance to get his life back on track. But he never expected to be running from spies, dodging plasma blasts, and accidentally hijacking an interstellar cruise ship.
It’s all a big mistake. Unfortunately for Matt, no one believes him.
Pursued by his old employer and an invading war fleet, Matt brings together a ragtag crew to push back. But trust is thin and agendas are everywhere.
With no experience and a vessel designed for pleasure—one controlled by a forbidden AI—Matt must draw on his wits to bring down the conspiracy and teach a lesson to those in power.
And, if he survives long enough, save the last free planet…
They came in peace… or so they said.
Here are 18 examples of how they lied. This is an exciting collection of First Contact science fiction stories, all completely different! Take a risk – venture into the unknown with us. Who is out there? What will they want from us? Come join us in our adventure to find out how 1st Contact pans out. It will be a great adventure!
Featuring Replication by R Max Tillsley
Greenwich is the kind of backwater planet where colonists’ fever dreams run wind. For an agent travelling among the stars like myself, dirtside is a burden to endure.
I’m the one they send to investigate claims of alien artifacts, and I’ve seen it all—attention seeking, insurance fraud, terrorism. It’s always fake. Someone is always guilty. I know they’re trying it on.
Parlour tricks at the bottom of a hole in the ground? They have to be kidding. I don’t care if it’s the colony director, the pilot, the engineer or the reporter. I’ll get to the bottom of the conspiracy, no matter how deep it runs.
Storming Area 51
Thirty-five awesome stories - one meme that started it all.
It started as a joke. Storm Area 51 they said. They can't stop all of us they said. But all laughter stopped when the U.S. Air Force mobilized the reserves and pulled out the big guns.
However, relentless mockery and derision by the media and the powers that be pushed the weebs and alien enthusiasts too far. What else were they supposed to do? They put on their big girl panties and showed up, determined to find out exactly what secrets were hidden behind the walls of the clandestine government facility.
Featuring Crickey! by R Max Tillsley
Dave said goodbye to Australia for a vacation in the States. There’s a massive party brewing in the middle of nowhere. Of course, he’s going. Shame he’s all out of beer. And the bombs, they’re definitely bad.
Caught up in a panicked stampede and headed for a top-secret base guarded by mall cops with bad attitudes, Dave uncovers a bizarre and deadly plot. Accompanied by a soldier barely out of basic training, he must face a harsh truth: he may not live to drink another coldie.
In a quiet city down the coast of South Australia, three children will uncover a plot that could end all humanity.
FOREST OF LIES
The second instalment of the Matt Kander Chronicles.