In her short science fiction story "Digital Consciousness", Rianna explores a choice many of us may face. Given near immortality by advanced technology, what does it mean to be human?
As we invent technology that can repair our bodies, simulate our brains, and allow us to plug ourselves into our computers at an ever-increasing degree, where is the line between artificial and human intelligence? Dare... [click here for more]
Designed as advanced weapons of war, anthropomorphic tigers succeeded far beyond the plans of their creators when they hunted humanity to extinction. Purposeless—for they had been designed to kill—the tigers were left to question the meaning of their existence. Over the years, they developed sophisticated technologies, growing in knowledge until the... [click here for more]
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – her choices are death or life in a hard labor camp. At the last moment she receives an offer she can't refuse, a chance to be sheriff of Goodfriend, the only shuttle- port city on Dora. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come... [click here for more]
After a young girl sees strange lights in the sky headed her way she decides to give chase. Her cats join her. What they discover is stranger than she ever could have imagined. ... [click here for more]
Fear grips the King of Graybill. The terrified Queen of Man and Dragons refuses to fulfill her royal duties until the mystery of Graybill’s Forest is solved for all time. The future of the kingdom hangs in the balance.
A tale of dragons and survival concerning a family forced to question their very existence. ... [click here for more]
‘I know it’s just my own programming, causing me to feel this way. It’s just the by-products of my own genetics, which were evolutionarily selected as successful when humanity began to behave as a social organism.’ She sighs again, and initiates the “kill” sequence on the neural net. The blond woman shakes, then stops moving. She says flatly, ‘That woman... [click here for more]
Terrified orphan, Annabel, flees to a steam punk London one step ahead of a man determined to imprison her.
From deep in her soul Annabel dreams of becoming the world’s greatest magician and alchemist and vows nothing or no one will stop her.
Will the forces aligned against her destroy her or will she win The Prize she seeks? ... [click here for more]