Mysterious Galaxy is delighted to have Dana Fredsti and David Fitzgerald here to celebrate the release of Time Shards, with host Lisa Brackmann! A cataclysm has torn the world’s timeline asunder, creating a patchwork of different time “shards,” and a ragtag group of survivors from across time band together to find the truth about the Event.
Dana has worked as an actress with a background in theatrical sword fighting, and has also published various articles, essays, and short stories. She also volunteers at the Exotic Feline Breeding Facility/Feline Conservation Center and works with charities that spay and neuter kittens in shelters.
David has primarily written historical research and was an associate member of Committee for the Scientific Examination of Religion.
It's called "the Event." An unimaginable cataclysm in the 23rd century shatters 600 million years of the Earth's timeline into jumbled fragments. Our world is gone: instantly replaced by a new one made of shattered remnants of the past, present and future, all existing alongside one another in a nightmare patchwork of different time "shards"--some hundreds of miles long and others no more than a few feet across.
San Diego native Amber Richardson is stranded on a tiny fragment of 21st century Britain surrounded by a Pleistocene wilderness. She crosses paths with Cam, a young warrior of a tribe from Roman Britannia, and together they struggle to survive--only to be imprisoned by Cromwellian soldiers. One of their captives is a man who Amber calls "Merlin, and who claims to be the 23rd century scientist responsible for the Event. Together they must escape and locate Merlin's ship before the damage to the timeline is irreparable.
Out of the spotlight, in the darker corners of the studio backlots, Hollywood hides a remarkable secret. Actor or actress, set designer, electrician, best boy, or grip--in la-la land, it pays not to be human. Vampires, succubae, trolls, elementals, goblins--studios hire anyone and anything that can take direction, be discreet, and not eat the extras. (The less you know about your agent, the better.)
Though only human, stuntwoman and struggling actress Lee Striga is a member of the legendary Katz Stunt Crew. They're the best in the biz, in part because they can y, and boast superhuman strength.
When Lee lands a job on the movie Pale Dreamer, however, not everyone is following the script. It's up to her to gure out who--or what--is killing the cast and crew. Especially when Lee goes from stuntwoman to lead role... and the next target.
The thrilling conclusion of the zombie apocalypse begun in PLAGUE TOWN and continued in PLAGUE NATION! The zombie plague has gone airborne, and the conspiracy that began it all reaches the boiling point.
Having been ambushed in San Francisco, which is now fully engulfed in the zombie plague, Ashley and the wild cards must pursue the enemy to San Diego. There they will discover a splinter of their own organization, the Dolofonoi tou Zontanous Nekrous, which seeks to weaponize the plague. But that isn't the worst news. The plague has gone airborne, making it transferable without physical contract. It cannot be controlled by anyone, so reports of the zombie swarm are coming in from across the United States - and across the world.
An all-too-realistic thriller about for-profit prisons, big-money politics, shady non-profits, the war on drugs--and the people who would kill to keep the system intact
Emily runs a successful bistro in Humboldt County, California, where she lives with her boyfriend, Jeff, a volunteer firefighter. A lot of her best customers are in the cannabis business, but so what? It's true, firefighting isn't really Jeff's main job--that would be flying Humboldt's finest weed to out-of-state customers. And sure, he isn't really Emily's boyfriend, more like the guy she's stuck with by circumstance. Actually, his name is Danny, not Jeff, and Emily's real name is Michelle Mason, although no one can ever know that. She's on the run from her past--which has just caught up with her. Gary, an ex-CIA agent who got her and Danny into this whole mess, has just shown up in Humboldt County. Michelle should have killed him when she had the chance, but now she's stuck playing Gary's game--and if she loses, she or someone close to her will pay the ultimate price.