CHILDREN OF THE ICE [Laena’s Children, Book 1] by Charlotte Prentiss

A Woman At Once Blessed And Cursed With The Power Of Second Sight Follows Her Visions And Becomes The First Human To Cross The Perilous Bridge Of Ice To A New World Of Warmth, Plenty - And Undreamed Of Danger!

"My favorite book of all time. I never tire of it because it speaks to a very deep part of me." Amazon 5-star review

"The best book I've read in a really long time – the characters endearing and real." Goodreads

15,000 years ago, at the end of the last Ice Age, young Laena and her sister survive a tragedy that marks their lives forever. In a world where mammoths roam, where nature's most fearful forces rage, and where fellow humans can pose a deadly threat, Laena relies on her incredible courage, strength, and intelligence to endure. This is Laena's story...the story of her seer-like visions of a world beyond that shapes her into a tribal leader in a society of arrogant men...the story of Laena's triumph as the Chosen One, only to be cast out into the wilderness with her husband and child. This epic saga of adventure, passion, and suspense follows the extraordinary Laena and her family on a great journey that take them from the vast Siberian tundra and the freezing darkness of the prehistoric past to the fiery dawn of breathtaking discovery – a new world, a new age, and a new dream.

"Wonderful story, a real page turner" Amazon 5-star review "I absolutely devoured this book wondering if I had been in the story would I have made it to that utopia. Did I possess the same kind of strength as Laena? One of my favorites." —Amazon 5-star review

"Beautiful and surprisingly comforting. I am looking forward to the next book." —Goodreads

"I would give this book six stars if I could. A heroine who after a horrific tragedy develops an iron will and a vision given to her by the White Panther of a new and wonderful land that she will not let go for anyone or anything. It is this struggle that moves the story along at a fast clip, will anyone believe in her vision, will she find her parents in the new land, will anyone come with her, was it all just a childish dream...? A must." —Amazon 5-star review

Charlotte Prentiss is the celebrated author of Laena's Children, a five volume saga focusing on five key generations of women through 15,000 years of history, from their tribe's journey from the land bridge between Asia and Alaska through their slow spread south to what is now California.

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CHILDREN OF THE MESA [Laena’s Children, Book 2] by Charlotte Prentiss

Love and Conflict in a Powerful Novel of American Prehistory
ONE WOMAN’S RELENTLESS STRUGGLE TO PROTECT HER TRIBE!

Entertaining and thought-provoking.” —Publishers Weekly

The last Ice Age in North America is ending. The glaciers are retreating, and the Great Plains are teeming with wildlife.

However, the plains are filled with marauding gangs of brutal men who are as dangerous to other human life as they are to the beasts they slaughter.

Against them stands Mara, a chieftain with a unique vision. She pursues peace and justice, giving females in her tribe equal footing with males. But now her people are threatened with destruction, not only by vicious enemies but by catastrophic changes in climate.

This is the epic story of Mara, who will let no man break her spirit, despite the frailty of her flesh. She resists the treachery and terror that threaten her people. She alone has the courage to lead them against the evil giant, Barem, and his tribe of thugs.

Here is the enthralling saga of an unforgettable woman and a momentous struggle in a time when humanity is reaching perilous crossroads—and history is waiting to be made.

This is what Amazon readers have to say about the Children of the Mesa:

“I love these kind of books .This one reads fast and smooth. Lots of Big surprises in this story.”

“She does a great job...keeps you turning the pages. I'll read all of her books.”

“Charlotte Prentiss is a wonderful writer and her books are hard to quit reading until you have finished the whole book.”

“I couldn't put the book down and read it in less than a day. I recommend it to anyone.”

Charlotte Prentiss is the celebrated author of Laena's Children, a five volume saga focusing on five key generations of women through 15,000 years of history, from their tribe's journey from the land bridge between Asia and Alaska through their slow spread south to what is now California.

[Originally published as People of the Mesa.]

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CHILDREN OF THE SUN [Laena’s Children, Book 3] by Charlotte Prentiss

A WOMAN OF PASSION AND DARING — IN A SPELLBINDING SAGA OF DANGER AND DESIRE IN PREHISTORIC AMERICA!

“Hands down the best book in the trilogy! Loved all three books that not only showcased Native Americans but even more so: Women who were, Strong, Beautiful, Courageous and so many other things” —Goodreads

“I love all this author’s books.” —Goodreads

In the American Southwest, ten thousand years after the last Ice Age swept the earth, a peaceful tribe of cave dwellers hunt and till the land. Beautiful, sensuous Nisha, known as the defiant one, dares to choose her own mate despite the tribe's disapproval. And together, the fierce passion between these two gives life to an infant son, destined to become the Great Hunter.

But one night, under a sky filled with ominous stars, Nisha's world is viciously destroyed by a pillaging raping tribe of nomads. Watching in helpless horror as her husband and son are murdered, Nisha vows revenge. With relentless wit and wile, she plays her captors against each other, titillating them with a new kind of lovemaking, outsmarting and taming their brutishness. And with the triumphant courage of a resolute risk taker, Nisha escapes into a new life, filled with new adventure, passion-and love.

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“The story begins with Nisha's tribe and her husband and newborn baby. The tribe lives happily together as equals. men and women work together with trust and freedoms. In one night, her whole life is changed by one traumatic appearance of Greb and his sexist men. You follow Nisha as her rage and anger consume her as she tries to bring the men responsible for destroying her tribe and her people. This journey takes you along to see her frustration, her failures, her guilt, her wit and wile, her success and the different cultures and customs of other tribes. The characters are very well built; each has their own personality and their own reasons for doing as they do. The author did not flinch about putting blood and gore into the novel as well as sex. You want your readers to believe the story and it and how are we to believe it if the authors spare us the realistic truths of human savagery? As a survivor of an abusive boyfriend I understand the need for justice, the need for revenge and the need to help others like me. The guilt, blaming myself, the anger and rage and breakdowns were overwhelming and the story did a fine job of creating a similar circumstance for Nisha. It all happens during a time when agriculture and other advanced tools and systems were spreading through the many tribes of the American Southwest ... irrigation, trading systems, agriculture, bows and arrows - all the other innovations of that time. The scenery is wonderful as well and she writes vividly. Great for lovers of adventure, justice, passion, native and pre-historical fictions.” —Amazon Review

“Of the three books in this trilogy, Children of the Ice, Children of the Mesa and Children of the Sun, this was probably the most intriguing. It was more sexual than the others, to be sure - which was interesting because through this, Prentiss was able to show the aggression of the warrior tribe, as opposed to the sophistication of the Hohokam and Anasazi tribes. Having Nisha do a lot of traveling was beneficial to the reader - we were able to experience the cave dwelling people, the valley dwellers, and the people who lived on the mesa (descendants of the people who originally found the mesa in the last novel). She is very descriptive of her characters and surroundings.” —Goodreads

“Overall, this was a solid entertaining book I recommend to those interested in historical fiction.” —Goodreads

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FREE ZONE by Charles Platt

Hugo, Locus and Prometheus Award finalist—every major science fiction theme in one volume—the only science fiction novel you'll ever need!

Free Zone has been compared with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! “...but Platt is the better writer, and Free Zone is the better book.”—Washington Post Book World

In a disintegrating Los Angeles of the near future, fearless biker Dusty McCullough defends the Free Zone against intelligent dinosaurs, talking dogs, and barbarians from the Earth's core. Can she and her genius hacker boyfriend beat their enemies into submission before the invading horde of snaliens devour them all?

“Good, wacky, over-the-top fun!” —Goodreads

"An everything including the kitchen sink send-up of distopian sci-fi in a near-future Los Angeles 'free zone' where a freebooting woman is leading a semi-autonomous urban geography of misfits and freaks. The author touches on every conceivable theme used in science fiction (time travel, aliens, ESP, etc) and references several bodies of sci-fi work as well as specific authors. A great spoof book, equal parts humor and adventure. Extremely entertaining for anyone who has extensively read sci-fi to treasure hunt all the subtle and not so subtle references. This had me howling with laughter. Highly recommended." —Amazon review

“You’ll enjoy the book more if you put your brain in neutral and go along for the ride. Free Zone is a mostly successful spoof/pastiche.” —Aboriginal Science Fiction

"A delightful science fiction fantasy novel set in a parallel universe where Los Angeles is a chaotic dictatorship with a libertarian Free Zone in the middle of it. We know it's an alternate universe because ours is referenced in it by the super-intelligent robot from the future who stumbles upon it while threading time-space looking for a better place for the combat-grrl president of the Free Zone and her geek boyfriend, his friends. This is because the Free Zone is being invaded by hyper-intelligent dogs, aliens, dinosaurs and subterranean troglodytes all at about the same time. Fortunately, the Hell's Angels are there to save L.A. from these lesser terrors." —Amazon review

“This book has everything.” —Goodreads

Free Zone contains a list of over twelve dozen sci-fi themes used in the book.

Cover: Michael Marrak

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BUGGED! [Don Glut’s Pulp Thrillogy] by Donald F. Glut

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLING “STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK” COMES AN UNFORGETTABLE SCIENCE-HORROR CLASSIC!

Bugged! begins at college reunion in a moldering mansion in the midst of an isolated swamp. Howard Barks, accompanied by his daughter Karen, is looking forward to seeing his old college chums when his car stops dead. Howard gets out to see what the trouble is, when a hundred of insects swarm over him and strip the flesh from his bones.

Ronald Reid, owner of the mansion begins to grow concerned for the Barks when hours pass and they fail to arrive and sends his butler Grollman to find them. Grollman discovers their car, with Howard’s skeleton, parked beside the road, and his daughter Karen alive inside the locked car.

Thinking what has happened is a freak occurrence, the rest of the alums don’t realize the horrors are just beginning until each member is attacked by swarms of insects and eaten alive.

“An affectionate parody of … horror stories …quite bloody and gruesome … a good chunk told from the point of view of the bugs … All in all, a strange and unique little book." –Amazon verified review

Donald F. Glut is the author of the Number 1 nationwide bestseller, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He is also a prolific, Inkpot Award winning comic book author, who has written for Marvel, DC, and Gold Key Comics. As a novelist, television and comic book writer, Glut has been involved with popular franchises such as The Monkees, Tarzan, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Vampirella, Masters of the Universe, The Flintstones, Johnny Quest and others. The prolific Mr. Glut has also carved a niche in the film world as an executive-producer, writer and director of “traditional-style” horror movies featuring iconic monsters, among the most recent Tales of Frankenstein, Dances with Werewolves and The Mummy's Kiss. All of which makes him the ideal person to write a classic horror thriller and present it in slick, polished, high velocity pulp fiction prose. Donald F. Glut is the author of three previous novels, including the thrillers, Jawbreaker! and Spawn, soon to be reprinted for the first time in four decades by PageTurner Editions.

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SPAWN [Don Glut’s Pulp Thrillogy] by Donald F. Glut

Trapped on a planet of deadly dinosaurs that made Jurassic Park look like a kid's playground! ...These creatures were smarter than the average dinosaur!

The Marshall Museum sent Gene Bishop on a simple mission to the distant world of Erigon to collect dinosaur eggs for the Museum’s spectacular DinoWorld park—a scrupulous recreation of the Mesozoic Era on Earth. Bishop figured it as a quick in-and-out—swoop down, grab some eggs and be gone. But he figured wrong.

When one of the indigenous women, Leea, who had spent her whole life fleeing from the gigantic, macabre creatures, tried to set Bishop right, he ignored her. The Terran simply could not believe what she was trying to tell him: that there was one terrifying difference between Erigon’s dinosaurs and their extinct Earth brethren—the Erigon dinos were intelligent, and horror and destruction were sure to follow, as night follows day, if the eggs were taken back to Earth and allowed to breed. But Bishop had too much fame and fortune at stake to want to believe her.

Some people have to learn the hard way, and for Bishop what happened next was a lesson that could cost him his life.

Spawn is an action-adventure masterpiece of a Dino world written 15 years before Jurassic Park—and available for the first time in print in almost 50 years. Another book in Don Glut's famous Pulp Thrillogy, and arguably the award-winning horror writer’s greatest science-terror novel! Also features the outline for Spawn 2: Gluts’s never-written sequel—the original MS, lost for over 40 years! Recently discovered in a used book shop!

 

Donald F. Glut is the author of the Number 1 nationwide bestseller, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, which won a Galaxy Award. He is also a prolific, Inkpot-Award-winning comic book author, who has written for Marvel, DC, and Gold Key Comics, and a Rondo Classic Horror Award winner for his movie Tales of Frankenstein. As a novelist, television and comic book writer, Glut has been involved with popular franchises such as The Monkees, Tarzan, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Vampirella, Masters of the Universe, The Flintstones, Johnny Quest and others. The prolific Mr. Glut has also carved a niche in the film world as an executive-producer, writer and director of “traditional-style” horror movies featuring iconic monsters, among the most recent Tales of Frankenstein, Dances with Werewolves and Blood Scarab. All of which makes him the ideal person to write a classic horror thriller and present it in slick, polished, high velocity pulp fiction prose. Donald F. Glut is the author of three previous novels now proudly sold by Futures Past, including the thrillers Jawbreaker! and Bugged!, now made available for the first time in four decades by our imprint Strange Particle Press.

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FEE, FEI, FO, FUM by John Aylesworth

The hilariously imaginative tale of Judd Morrow, who woke up one morning to find himself truly a giant among men … a modern day Gulliver with a giant-size hangover!

“Enjoyable … Definitely check it out.” —Goodreads

This is the story of Judd Morrow, a rather ordinary young man with a job in advertising, a girlfriend in Manhattan, and a six-foot bed that had always been plenty big enough for him—a commonplace young man who woke up one morning to find that he had turned into a giant overnight!.

It was in his line of duty as an account executive that Judd had the misfortune to tangle with one Dr. Leon Grist, who might have been the original mad scientist, but for one thing: Grist lusted after money as other men did for women, and it was Grist's consuming passion that put Judd in this awkward predicament.

At first Judd was amused by the situation; he merely had to sneeze and he could level New York.

The Mayor was helpless, and so was the Governor. For that matter, so was the Beloved President of These United States. Then the Military came up with a solution: destroy the enemy!—and they stood at the ready to do so.

Suddenly Judd no longer found it funny. But love, money, and politics (an unbeatable combination) finally saved the day, and how they did is one of the most hilarious flights of fantasy you will ever read.

"A modern-day classic still as tasty and relevant as ever. We watch as society coalesces around Judd, turning the appearance of the giant into an opportunity for big business, political maneuverings and party after party after party. It's a clever story and spares no opportunity to skewer all ideologies/political persuasions and viewpoints. I found it pretty amazing how similar the political posturings of yesterday mimic the practices of today. The way the Russians, English, Chinese and US were portrayed didn't bring to mind antiquated diplomacy of the mid-20th century but any ongoing political negotiations you'd find being debated today.” —Goodreads

 

"In the dawn's early light of an ordinary morning, a handful of early risers discovered a three-hundred-and-fifty foot giant lying stark naked on the pavement along Madison Avenue..."

These are the opening words of one of the most Rabelaisian and irreverent satires ever to point a finger at the absurdities of life. Set in the not-so-distant future, it takes a gentle swipe at the passing scene while it tells the off-center story of a handful of people who have to be seen to be believed—and such is the craftsmanship of the author that you will indeed SEE each of the characters he has so realistically drawn.

John Aylesworth was an Emmy finalist writer and producer of many successful television programs, including Hee-Haw, The Sonny and Cher Show and The Julie Andrews Hour.

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JAWBREAKER! [Don Glut’s Pulp Thrillogy] by Donald F. Glut

Who is Jawbreaker, the hooded hero? The underworld wants to know!

Called Jawbreaker because of his no-holds-barred approach to fighting crime, he thinks nothing of stealing a cop’s motorcycle in his single-minded pursuit of evildoers! Not wanting to waste a moment in his battle, Jawbreaker doesn’t pause to don a costume, he merely slips on a black hood and goes into instant action in whatever he happens to be wearing—be it a suit and tie or dungarees and a sweatshirt.

Performing incredible feats of speed and strength, Jawbreaker possesses no superpowers. But like other famous, larger-than-life champions of justice—e.g., Zorro, the Scarlet Pimpernel, Tarzan, the Green Arrow, the Spirit, the Lone Ranger, Santo, the Phantom, etc.—he is a superhero.

But now Jawbreaker is up against his greatest challenge, a fiend called the Scarlet Skull who has unleashed a reign of terror on Southern California. But what is his motive? Revenge? Profit? Power? Or is he a complete madman glorying in inflicting death and destruction on anyone and anything? No one knows. And no one seems able to stop him.

Jawbreaker alone is determined to track down the Scarlet Skull and end the supervillain’s monstrous career of bloodshed and death—even if it costs the hooded hunter his life!

 

Donald F. Glut is the author of the Number 1 nationwide bestseller, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He is also a prolific, Inkpot-Award-winning comic book author, who has written for Marvel, DC, and Gold Key Comics.

As a novelist, television and comic book writer, Glut has been involved with popular franchises such as The Monkees, Tarzan, Spider-Man, Star Wars, Transformers, Captain America, G.I. Joe, Vampirella, Masters of the Universe, The Flintstones, Jonny Quest and others. Glut is also the author of three previous novels, including the thrillers Bugged! and Spawn, soon to be reprinted for the first time in four decades by PageTurner Editions.

The prolific Mr. Glut has also carved a niche in the film world as an executive-producer, writer and director of “traditional-style” horror movies featuring iconic monsters, among the most recent Tales of Frankenstein, Dances with Werewolves and The Mummy's Kiss.

All of which makes him the ideal person to create a masked hero in the classic vein and to present that hero in slick, polished, high-velocity pulp fiction prose.

 

First time in print!

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THE SILICON MAN by Charles Platt

ANOTHER DAZZLING SPECULATION BY THE HUGO, CAMPBELL, PROMETHEUS, & LOCUS AWARD FINALIST AUTHOR.

"A plausible, well-crafted narrative exploring cyberspace in a wholly new and very refreshing way." —William Gibson

“For the first time, a trip into the Heart of Virtual Reality with a Conrad who actually knows the territory. This fast-paced thriller set on the interface between Life and Immortality sends real chills down real spines.” —Terry Bisson

“In fascinating detail, Platt shows us what it would really be like to live—and breathe!—in cyberspace.” —Gregory Benford

What would it be like to upload your consciousness into cyberspace? James Bayley, an investigator for the High Technology Crime division of the FBI, finds out when he investigates LifeScan, a clandestine project sponsored by an aging billionaire. LifeScan’s aim is to create a silicon universe, and it has embezzled millions of dollars in public funds to create a detailed cyberspace that offers virtual immortality.

But what price this immortality? Those scanned will become immortal, virtual gods in a universe of their own creation, freed from the weaknesses of flesh. But to gain immortality, each candidate must first die!

And to keep James Bayley from reporting back to the FBI, LifeScan decides to kill him in a car crash and then use him as a test subject—the first person to be uploaded into the silicon universe they have created. But his wife, Yumi, as she discovers clues convincing her the crash was a setup, begins to investigate his death, determined to bring those responsible to justice … while James trapped in cyberspace, perhaps forever, tries to figure out who and what he is now.

“Full of good ideas ... a thought-provoking, thoughtful novel.” —The New York Review of Science Fiction

“A well-plotted, fast-paced, and imaginative look into the future ... a book where ideas drive the plot. Above all, Platt’s work is full of surprises.” —The Washington Post

“Who hasn't dreamed of disembodied barrel rolls over the fractal geographies of cyberspace, reincarnated as one of the infomorphs envisioned by Charles Platt is his unforgettable novel, The Silicon Man? Platt's achingly painful evocation of the man, 'downloaded' against his will, who realizes he is a cloud of electrons in computer memory who will never hold his wife and child in arms of flesh again has never stopped haunting me.” —Mark Dery, Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century

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THE BLACK DRAMA [The Judge Pursuivant Trilogy, Book 2] by Manly Wade Wellman

A horrifying story from Weird Tales, the supreme shudder pulp, about a mysterious personality who claimed he was a descendant of Lord Byron—and the hideous doom that threatened all those around him!

Gilbert Connatt, former film star, now dead broke, would give his life for a good role—and he may yet get his wish, now that he's signed to be the lead in a newly-discovered play by George Gordon, Lord Byron. As an added inducement, Gilbert finds he will be playing opposite his former flame, Sigrid Holgar, who has become a megastar since they broke off their headline-making Hollywood romance.

The play is to be premiered at a summer theater, deep in the Berkshires, far from the madding crowd. Not long after the cast's arrival there, Sigrid and her manager are attacked by menacing, half-shaped entities in the dark, and barely escape with their lives and sanity. Then, Gilbert accidentally stabs Varduk with a sword—but no blood is drawn and the producer is apparently unharmed.

Things become stranger still when Judge Keith Pursuivant, an eminent authority on the occult, who has been invited by Varduk to authenticate the handwritten manuscript of the play, is stumped when he realizes it's the great poet's work—even though the paper is less than ten years old. As Judge Pursuivant and Gilbert are discussing these unearthly events, Varduk's valet warns them not to challenge his master who, he says, is a man of tremendous and uncanny powers.

Later that night, things become more terrifying Gilbert and Sigrid, finding the flame of their former love has not been entirely extinguished, discover everyone's life is threatened by terrifying forces from beyond…

Another dark masterpiece from Manly Wade Wellman, World Fantasy Award Lifetime Achievement and Hugo Award winner.

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