Thursday, January 28, 2021

The Range: Lords of the Ruins by Yuri Ulengov

The Range, book 2

Lords of the Ruins

by Yuri Ulengov

Release - May 14, 2021

Chapter 1.

Earth Federation, Orion System. Rhapsody, Sector 3 of the Gray Zone—designated safe zone of the Range. The ruins, near the Green Zone.

It took us about 24 hours to reach the Green Zone borders—we had to make a stop to take care of Margot and take a desperately-needed rest. By the time I caught up with my friends, I was on a brink of collapse. Diss’ condition was no better. On top of being severely exhausted, I was also withdrawing from the stimulants, heroically fighting occasional bouts of nausea, dizziness and weakness. I knew I could power through, of course, in the most extreme case if needed. But that wasn’t the case. We intentionally avoided busy routes, found a dilapidated house with an intact basement, locked ourselves in it and fell asleep, breaking all the rules, not even bothering to have someone keep watch. Screw it. No one was following us—we checked, and the probability of running into someone random in this area was very low.

Monday, January 18, 2021

Disgardium, Buch 3: Die Vernichtende Seuche

Disgardium, Buch 3: Die Vernichtende Seuche
von Dan Sugralinov

Release - 15. März 2021

Kurze Zusammenfassung von Buch 1 und 2

Planet Erde, 2074-2075

AUF UNSEREM PLANETEN leben derzeit 20 Milliarden Menschen. Ein Drittel davon sind Nicht-Bürger: jene, die für die Gesellschaft als wertlos betrachtet werden und daher kein Recht darauf haben, in den Genuss der Annehmlichkeiten der Zivilisation zu kommen. Das UN-Bildungsministerium verlangt von jedem Teenager zwischen 14 und 16 Jahren, täglich eine Stunde in Disgardium zu verbringen. Nachdem Alex Sheppard beim Erstellen seines Charakters einen Fehler gemacht hat, der zu Problemen beim Leveln führt, verliert er schnell das Interesse am Spiel. Über ein Jahr lang verbringt er zusammen mit Eve O’Sullivan, einem Mädchen aus seiner Nachbarschaft, die in ihn verliebt ist, die obligatorische Stunde auf einer Bank neben dem Gasthaus der Sandbox.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Reality Benders-7: Cause for War by Michael Atamanov

Reality Benders-7: Cause for War
by Michael Atamanov

Release - March 19, 2021

Introduction. Horde Conference


The Vaare Star System, Meleyephatian space

Gas giant satellite Vaare I-III, Horde space docks

Mobile communication center



The huge spherical room which had previously served as a construction hangar for the Horde's large landing ships had been hurriedly refit as a long-distance communication center for hosting an emergency fleet conference. That was because the preexisting communication points on every military base or large starship couldn’t be used due to security concerns voiced by Meleyephatian analysts. Their formidable adversary had already shown that they could quickly trace signals to their source and send starship strike groups there to destroy the Meleyephatian Horde's command centers. In an effort to avoid unnecessary loss of starships and personnel, military engineers had refit a structure at the orbital docks of the uninhabited Vaare system as a communications center in record time. Meanwhile, another group of military specialists had anchored a large number of gravity mines in nearby space because they had proven most effective against the adversary's small starships in comparison to thermonuclear munitions or antimatter charges.