AMARANTH: Ava, a talented coder for the multi-national Haute Tech Corp., is coping with the death of her fiancée, Liam. Now, six months after his passing, Ava gets a PM from Liam’s social media account, claiming it’s him. Ava saw the gruesome accident scene and identified Liam’s corpse, but somehow, the sender has information only he could know. Could Liam be alive, or is it just a sick joke?
Set in gritty, futuristic Tokyo, Amaranth is a thrilling sci-fi short story by Dawn Saga author, Zachariah Wahrer.
ENTHRALLED – A Dawn Universe Short Story: Tsarevna and her team of raiders prowl the fringes, making excursions into Ashamine controlled space to prey on merchant vessels. When they discover an abandoned Ashamine battle cruiser, the pirates know the tech and resources on board will make them unimaginably rich. After boarding, however, Tsarevna discovers exactly why the human empire abandoned the massive ship, changing her forever.
UTOPIA GONE: Alone in the world, the man enjoys life. He has no name, nor needs one. Every rock, tree, mountain, and sea: he knows it all in detail. He has no memory of how he arrived on the planet, only a blissful love of his surroundings. When the starship comes, his life makes a dramatic change. This short story offers an intriguing view of the future, one filled with wonder, fear, and fantastic locations.
“Utopia Gone is a science fiction piece…Wahrer’s best story of the three I’ve read. The psychological and sociological aspects mixed with the dystopian future in space are quite interesting. I think Wahrer should consider expanding this story into a novel, or a novella, at the very least.”
“The plot of the story was straight forward, but the descriptions really got to me. The world that the author constructed felt believable in its vaguely dystopian state. But what balanced it out was how that was not the focus—it was of the paradise the protagonist had been in and the taking of it. The parallel point of views worked well to counteract each other and it also improved the pacing…”
– Sarah S via Amazon
FLIGHT OF THE MARINER: When five torpedo bombers disappear off the coast of Florida during a training flight in 1945, Wally and his flight crew are sent to look for them. They head out over the stormy Atlantic in their Mariner seaplane, searching the dark ocean for survivors. They find the downed planes, and with them, something far more sinister.
“Quite short but well written ‘Zone’ like tale. Posits a freaky fate for the five torpedo bombers that disappear off the coast of Florida during a training flight in 1945, a legendary mystery. Recommended.“
– Ron Baker via Amazon
GEN-01: After a hundred of years of overpopulation and resource scarcity on Earth, the Generation program dispatches its first ship. The large vessel, Generation-01, is destined to colonize the Trappist system, 40 light years away. In transit, however, the crew encounters an unforeseen difficulty, jeopardizing their dreams for a new future. Will they find a solution, or will Generation-01 be pulled into the depths of a massive star?