Category Science fiction

The Lightning Thief–Percy Jackson–Book 1

05/07/2013 Science fictionteen  13 comments

At the Movies ~ Percy Jackson and the The Ligh...

At the Movies ~ Percy Jackson and the The Lightning Thief, 2010 (Photo credit: erjkprunczýk)

We were on a stretch of country road — no place you’d notice if you didn’t break down there. On our side of the highway was nothing but maple trees and litter from passing cars. On the other side, of the four lanes of asphalt shimmering with afternoon heat, was an old- fashioned fruit stand. There were no customers,  just three old ladies sitting in rocking chairs in the shade of a maple tree, knitting the biggest pair of socks I’d ever I seen. I mean these socks were the size of sweaters, but they were clearly socks.

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Green Rider

04/26/2013 Science fictionteen  21 comments

61BJWZTJPCL._SL300_The racket shattered the woods. The trees and shrubs shook as if some wild creature–many times larger that a squirrel– thrashed in the twined branches and undergrowth. Crazed catamounts and rabid wolves played through her mind. She hadn’t a weapon with which to fend off the beast, and she couldn’t run either; her feet seemed to have taken root in the ground. She drew a ragged breath. Whatever the nameless beast was, it charged her way, and fast. It burst from the woods in an explosion of branches, Karigan’s breath hissed in her throat like a broken whistle. The creature loomed huge and dark in the tree shadows. It huffed with great wheezings through flared nostrils like some infernal demon. Karigan closed her eyes and stepped back. When she looked again a horse and rider, not some evil dra...

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Star Man’s Son

03/13/2013 Science fiction  2 comments

3742989061_fd2c332024_mTo be one of the Star Men , honored by all the tribe, consecrated to the gathering and treasuring of knowledge, to the breaking of new trails and the exploration of lost lands – he, Fors of the Puma Clan, had never dreamed of any other life.

Fors lives two hundred years after the Great Blow-up, the atomic war, a Star Mans son but mutant, with night sight, to-keen hearing and silver hair that sets him apart from other members of his clan. His father a great Star Man roved the lowlands looking for safe city’s where forgotten knowledge might be discovered and brought back to the clan, mapping roads and trails, bringing light out of darkness. Fors’  father is killed on his way home from a trip to the lowlands and Fors’ dreams of becoming a great Star Man like his father are dashed...

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