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Horizon: A Question of Survival (revised)
by Magnus Graham Crime, Science Fiction 15 Nov 2014
After buying a consignment of goods from a couple of dodgy offworlders, Martin Aldiss finds himself and his friends caught up in a turf war between Port Kalrin's most feared gangster and a psychotic rival with ambitions of her own.

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The Flora and Fauna of Hell
by Julian Green Historical, Fantasy 28 Dec 2016
The year is 1885. The natural history collection of the British Museum has recently moved to its new South Kensington site; the debate over evolution is raging, while naturalists are collecting thousands of specimens from distant lands … and worlds. But is one of those worlds Hell?

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Zero Tolerance (Rev)
by Stuart Martin Short Story, General Fiction 01 May 2016
Peer pressure can be a powerful influence, and the wrong path can be the most tempting. Andrew Rice is faced with a life-changing dilemma

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The Four Letter Word
by Simon Totten Short Story, General Fiction 03 Jan 2017
In this short story about work, Liz Fraser's job in the Library turns quite literally into a series of nightmares. She is on the brink of insanity and when reality hits, she doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

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Taking Holy Orders (revised Aug '15)
by The Gannet Short Story, Comedy, Fantasy 05 Aug 2015
Not the opening chapter but maybe one day, the closing chapter of a collection of memories about growing up in the 70/80's. Hopefully humourous in parts. Contains adult humour

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The Bureau
by Daisy Fraser Adventure, Historical, Novel, General Fiction 24 Jan 2017
Posh action-girl goes undercover as a housemaid to find the identity of a German spy. Will the domestic bureau used as her cover be open long enough to complete the mission? Since its new owner is more interested in finding a husband than running a business.

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by Simon Totten Fantasy, Thriller 27 Nov 2016
'Spirit' is a supernatural thriller. It asks what spirit is? What is it for? And where does it go when we die? Jake Hunter’s dream holiday in Thailand leads him to the brink of insanity, suicide and near death but can his spirit help him survive, bury the past and find a wonderful new beginning?

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Young Will
by Sheila May Bird Children's Fiction 13 Mar 2017
Ten year old William Shakespeare has no friends until new boy Hamnet joins his school. He allows Hamnet to share his adventures and gradually lets others into his fantasy world. Based on available facts and Shakespeare's plays this is a fantasy/fiction story for children.

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Paternal Instinct
by Stuart Martin Short Story, Thriller, General Fiction 01 Nov 2016
Karl Daugherty never takes his work into his daughter’s world. That is until a mysterious package and a voice from the past tear down the divide and put his priorities to the test.

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Luke and the sky-ghosts
by Michael Mann Adventure, Children's Fiction, Mystery, Novel, Fantasy 29 Mar 2017
When Luke's life is saved by a sky-ghost called Loona, they must unravel a mystery to get him back home and to the land of the living.

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