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The dystopian future: bright and sparkly, dark and hopeless:
Several hundred years in the future, Earth is a different planet. Antigravity has been invented and “flying” has given way to “floating”: giant platforms with cities remain above the growing surface temperatures as enclaves of the privileged. A global pandemic has wiped out 80% of those on the ground and a virulent, flesh-eating disease, necrofasc, has left most with artificial body parts. Insects are the main food staple. War has been replaced by survival as there are too few left to fight.

Metrofloat New York, a futuristic city of thirty million, is run by an oligarchy of five rich and powerful people. An unknown killer, working from within the system, attempts to seize control and declare himself dictator by methodically removing all rivals. Detective Matthew Heart, teamed with a female police synthetic, must unravel the mystery of the secret assailant and stop his killing spree.

Amazon: Metrofloat New York
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We all die. Rich, poor, famous, unknown, cultured, or uneducated, we all leave this world. Some of us leave naturally, some of us leave accidentally, and some of us leave deliberately. Yet no matter what any of us do, we all face that final moment of our lives.

Author’s Note
These stories are based on real life: news articles, random things from the Internet, and personal accounts given to me by family and friends. Horror is not necessarily monsters and crazed serial killers, but rather our day-to-day lives and the sometimes overwhelming difficulties we face.

Amazon: Death is a Many-Splendored Thing
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Science fiction with (gasp) sex:
Alan Maitland is a successful businessman on his way up the corporate ladder. Life is good, but life is also full of the unexpected. A scientific experiment goes awry and Alan’s mind is transferred to the body of Hana Toussaint, a high-class escort. Suddenly, he must not only contend with a new identity, but with the eye-opening experience of living as a female: how to walk in high heels without falling; how to put on a bra without dislocating a shoulder; how to deal with makeup without poking out an eye; and how to get along in a society which in many ways is still male-dominated.

When Alan discovers that Hana has taken over his body, the two of them must work together to find the scientist who can reverse the experiment and give them back their respective lives. Along the way, they must cope with living as each other and learn what it's like to be a member of the opposite sex. And as their adventure goes on, Alan the woman must figure out his growing feelings for Hana the man.

Alan faces the biggest challenge of his life which Hana sums up with one decisive question:

“Are you man enough to be a woman?”

Amazon: Of Sound Mind and Someone Else's Body
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We’re born. We die. We marry. We divorce. Here are ten short stories about how things work out. Sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s bad. However, no matter what the results are, no matter the pain and anguish we all live through or the happiness we find, this is our life. As a wise man once said, “If you hang in there long enough, you’ll grow old and die.”

Amazon: Life, Love & the Big D
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Why (sci-)fi: because it's fun to think about what doesn't (yet) exist.

Science fiction or speculative fiction? Five short stories speculating about the future when science has figured it all out: outer space, inner space, space ships, teleportation, alternate worlds and alternate realities. The future looks interesting, even exciting, but it’s not without its dangers.

Amazon: Why Fi Vol. 1
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Ten more short stories exploring what could yet come to pass.

Amazon: Why Fi Vol. 2
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salmagundi (noun) – a mixed dish
Recipe: Take the heinous — crime as a mixture of robbery and murder — and blend in the horrifying — monsters both real and sadistic — then sprinkle with humor — a chuckle and the occasional guffaw. Serve liberally with a gasp and a smile. Enjoy. Low in calories, no cholesterol, and contributes to the health of your (funny) bone: key to a good sense of humerus.

Amazon: Salmagundi
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1 comment:

D. A. Wolf said...

Not only talented and savvy, but incredibly prolific! Bravo, Mr. Belle. Fantastic.