DREAMS INC. – The Novelettes of T. E. Mark – Vol II
[Published 10 Dec 2018]
T. E. Mark delivers with his new anthology of Novelettes offering five fresh, thoughtful and engaging stories.
In a world where dreams are administered artificially by Dreams Inc, and no one sleeps, people are losing interest in reality – opting instead for their manufactured dream worlds.
A woman unleashes a demon when she follows the recommendation of her sentient machine companion by installing a revolutionary AI programming language. A profound story with a dark and refined grittiness to it.
Bobby Bright is 17. He’s remote, a gifted design student and a puzzle to everyone. When Annabeth Bachman, a passionate young therapist, uncovers what Bobby’s been working on, her world, his and ours will change forever.
A neuronthologist is tasked with extracting the memories of a 17-year-old resistance fighter who can hyper-accelerate – move through solid matter, when he’s caught inside a Pentagon general’s house stealing a top-secret war plan.
Pinnacle is the future. A future where art and music are unlawful. An austere future where people only see in black and white. And in this tragic future, Douglas and Oulette Fischer have gone on the run to protect their daughter who sings, draws and sees colours.
The Far Sighted – The Novelettes of T. E. Mark – Vol I
[Published 13 Sep 2018]
Each is unique, profound and richly thematic.
A man who wants his wife to think more like him thus has her brain remapped mirroring his own.
The government’s attempts to exploit a gifted boy who can see through the eyes of others.
A man given an unsympathetic choice: die within a week or relive his life without his beloved wife and children.
An idealistic journalist who tries to educate the lower classes about their world but finds himself joining them and learning the truth about his own.
These are world-class stories written by a writer with a searching imagination and gift
for making relevant statements in everything he writes.
The House of Seven Moons
The delicate balance of the Multi-Verse is again in peril. This time from a League of fanatics determined to extend their self-righteous morality throughout space and time to all inhabited worlds and a few rather quaint uninhabited ones too.
But they’ve overlooked a potential snag while devising their oh-so-abominable plan. They’ve garnered the attention of the omnipotent, the almighty, the incalculably clever and preposterously well-dressed Olgarb.
But even Olgarb will need help on this one. He’ll coax his old assistant Ralphgorn out of retirement. He’ll enlist Tracy, a randy dental Hygienist from Ganymede with breast issues. And he’ll buzz back in time to call upon his favourite Earth journalist, Perry Brambles, who is once again embroiled in marital problems.
With an all-star cast, mind-pulverizing action, heart palpitating suspense, disturbingly ordinary drama, nerve-numbing romance and hot steamy sex, The House of Seven Moons will have you laughing and panting and chirping like a sex-starved sparrow on holiday in Spain, Bermuda or on good old Rigel VII.
In 2419, the world is divided between humans and drones – synthetic beings indistinguishable from their human creators.
Humans, unable to compete, face a detestable inevitability – becoming a subservient underclass to the race of beings they created.
Peter Frost is an independent contractor – a corporate thief. He and his team have been commissioned by the human Directorate to steal something from the drones. Something vital to their plan for world supremacy.
But before he can steal it, Frost must do two things. He must find out where it is, and he must find out what it is.
Love in the Time of Apocalypse
In at least three universes and four richly diverse dimensions, the formerly cranky journalist will be tasked with, among other things, saving the Earth and countless other planets from annihilation.
While traversing the cosmos, he’ll meet Moncia, his Yr 7 physics teacher, fall in love and have a family.
He’ll take a road trip to Vitellius-3 Gamma, a post-apocalyptic world, where he’ll meet Truly, an absorbing girl with a sparkling wit and a penchant for housekeeping.
The humour is constant, often exceeding the legal limit in some regions of the Multi-Verse, but buried within, are several important messages. And if one reads deeply enough, they’ll uncover a finely crafted, meaningful and touching story about life and acceptance of those we choose to love.
No Way Out
By 2020, one final hurdle existed. The breaking down of a biological organism into data allowing it to live inside artificial, computer-generated environments. This process was called trans-materialisation and was achieved in 2022 by a brilliant MIT student working for the CIA.
His name was Stephen Cameron.
This is the story of the chaos that followed and how, in 2025, Jason Ghent, a gamer and NSA whistleblower, and Anggie Saad, a hacker on her way to prison, were enlisted to wrest control from Cameron the secret world surveillance project he engineered and administered called iSAP.
In the early 21st century, in an effort to increase human productivity, science granted mankind wearable AI headsets.
Infants received their implants at birth. Total human connectivity was achieved in March of 2201.
Governments, militaries and schools were abolished, and the world was handed over to a network of intelligent computers called AHNN.
Now in the 31st century, or 9th, depending on who you talk to, AHNN has pretty much had it with running the world and has decided to give it back.
This is AHNN’s story.
The Edge of Light
From a young girl’s struggles in modern-day England to her plight as a Goddess during the fall of the Persian Empire, this novel, a modern fantasy written in poetic verse, is guaranteed to please all.
A charming tale of historic battles and magic swords and of a Persian Girl’s search, throughout time, for the boy of her dreams.
A careful mix of poetry and prose.
Suitable for all ages.