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Other Systems

Would you go to a planet that has never known war, hunger, or even a single murder?
Other Systems explores the difficulties of space travel, planetary colonization, and the loss of friends, family, and identity due to time dilation and the distance between stars.
Humans established a utopian colony on Kipos, an Earth-like planet orbiting a Sol twin. Unfortunately, birth rates plummet and without an influx of human DNA, Kipos has eleven generations before failure. With Earth over ninety light-years away, time is short. On the over-crowded Earth, many see opportunity in Kipos's need. After medical, intelligence, and physiological testing, Abby and her younger siblings, Jin and Orchid, are offered transportation. Along with 750,000 other strong young immigrants, they leave the safety of their family with the expectation of good jobs and the opportunity for higher education.
Terrified that Earthlings will taint their paradise, the Kiposi pass a series of indenture and adoption laws in order to assimilate the savages. When Abby wakes up on Kipos, Jin cannot be found. Orchid is ripped from her arms as Abby is sold to a dull-eyed man with a sterilized wife. Indentured to breed, she is drugged and systematically coerced. To survive, Abby learns the differences in culture and language using the only thing that is truly hers on this new world: her analytical mind. Haunted by the agony of her loss, but determined, she joins a planetary survey team where she will discover yet another way of life.

Published by 48Fourteen (April 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1-937546-01-4
Website: Other-Systems.com

"a gripping, superbly crafted read. You will not want it to end!" --Sofia Essen Author of Change of Pace

"nerdy, die-hard sci-fi, and a family saga that stands the test of time." --RL King Author of Dead Heart

Short Stories

First Contact

A science fiction fan meets an alien tourist in need of a cup of sugar. Read Free on Wattpad

Love in the World of Make-Believe

Sarea has grown up with hologram technology, but how can she find love if no one can really see her? Read Free on Wattpad

Winter Solstice in the Black

A flash piece set in the Other Systems Universe about what happens when everyone lives with time dilation. Read Free on Wattpad

 

Graphic Novels and Comics

FamineLands: The Carp's Eye

In the once fertile Talamh, moans of hunger permeate the air. Her home in ruins, the young Lark crosses the world in search of her elder brother. She finds him enslaved to the mysterious Lord Malak. In exchange for Orin's freedom, Lark and her brother hunt down a perfect pearl known as the Carp's Eye.

Published by ZB Publications (2008)
ISBN: 978-0-9801459-8-4

Website: Faminelands.com

FamineLands: Living Stone

The adventure continues for Lark and Orin. As they storm a castle of the living statues, Orin must face who he is if he is going to become who he wants to be.

Published by ZB Publications (2009)
ISBN: 978-0-9801459- 9-1

Website: Faminelands.com

FamineLands: Mareton's Curse

As the famine spreads, many enact age-old sacrificial rites to bring forth rain. Lady Meadowlark and her Hunters Roan and Orin, share a dream of a prince’s death and venture forth to save him.

Published by ZB Publications (2013)
ISBN: 978-0-9801459- 3-9

Website: Faminelands.com

Out for Souls and Cookies

Twin demons, Rosamundian and Tychobraticus, want to retire but hell has no retirement plan. So they dress up as poodles and move to Seattle where people will take care of them in their accustomed lifestyle.

Yearly issues: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in circulation.
Published by ZB Publications (2008-2014)

Website: Outforsoulsandcookies.com

Lure

Jack and Tom head north to the Klondike with dreams of easy money, instead they find back breaking work and a clan of man-eating sirens.

Published by ZB Publications (2010)
ISBN: 978-0-9801459-4-6

Website: zblure.com

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