The Discovery of Dragons and Parallels

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A brittle map from 1859, found clutched in the bony grip of the long dead, sends three young boys on a dangerous adventure where an unsolved murder, modern crime, lost ancestors and ancient Chinese dragons reveal the true meaning of treasure.

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C. Lee McKenzie is a 4 & 5 star reviewed author. Her greatest passion is writing for young readers. Sign of the Green Dragon is her third Middle Grade novel. Alligators Overhead and the sequel, The Great Time Lock Disaster were her first two. She has traditionally published four young adult novels: Sliding on the Edge, The Princess of Las Pulgas, Double Negative and Sudden Secrets.


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What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever?

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension!

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Ignite – Daniel Beijbom

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After wrapping up an ambitious AtoZ tour through my Solarpunk short story, EOS, I’m moving full throttle into edits for Architects of Illusion, a young adult fantasy novel series inspired by the land and legacy of Biltmore Estate, where Greek mythology meets Night at the Museum, Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. A novel that’s evolved into a six book series and a daunting product to deliver. This will be my greatest challenge yet! I tend to juggle multiple media projects at once, but screaming deadlines will force me to focus on this ONE project. Here’s hoping I have enough discipline/kale in stock!!

EOS Review Contest

Post a REVIEW of EOS, a Solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99, by MAY 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas! 

Stay tuned for a groundbreaking music video for EOS this May and companion album from Really Slow Motion launching Summer 2016!

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The AtoZ of EOS_Zari Oadira

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

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Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


Meet the Characters

Lupita Nyong’o as Zari

Arjun stares with wonder at the sea of suspended crystal panels. His fingers find their rhythm, and within minutes, he’s flying through the complex web of code with unbridled joy. Within an hour, he cracks the key to unlocking the mysterious file. 

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A holographic scene sparks to life. This was no recording.

This was a memory.

Struggling in the center of a smoke-filled room, fire licking at the walls, was a bruised and bleeding Zari Oadira. An unfamiliar man, untouched by the devastation surrounding him, gripped her head savagely.

Behind them, a beautiful dark-haired woman was slumped at an odd angle over a pile of debris, her glassy eyes unseeing.

Zari stared into the eyes of the memory holder, tears cutting through the dust caking her face. Though the words that spilled from her swollen lips fell on deaf ears, the meaning was clear.

She was saying goodbye to someone she loved.

In one brutally swift motion, Zari’s body crumpled to the floor.

EOS struggles to process what she has seen, to comprehend the gravity of what she now knows.

The answer to the final question.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – The Last To Fall – Casey Edwards

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Stay tuned for a groundbreaking music video for EOS launching this May!

Author’s Note

I’m incredibly grateful for everyone who joined this special AtoZ journey. Infused with positive futurism and universal compassion, EOS is a daring departure from the dystopian path we’ve been told to travel. It was created to INSPIRE you. This story is yours. The underlying truths and powerful messages are meant for you to interpret. It is a story that reflects what WE, as artists, need to take an active role in changing. My greatest hope is that you will join us in building a bridge to a better tomorrow. Every voice can make a difference, no matter how small. Every voice is valuable, now most of all…


EOS Commenting Contest

During AtoZ, I revealed sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi Solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99. Leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Commenting Window Open Until May 8th. Winners Announced May 9th!

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EOS Review Contest

EOS, a Solarpunk short story (9.3K words) is available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and a signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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The AtoZ of EOS_YORI Technologies

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

AtoZ BADGE 2016      Damyanti's AtoZ Divas Badge_Final

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


YORI Technologies

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“Masako was just giving us the scoop on YORI,” Nellie tells Vanisa. “They make robots that can sew better than the both of us,” she whispers

“We started out with textiles, yes, but we’ve branched out into artificial intelligence,” Masako clarifies. “In fact, my father intended to present his initial inventions at the global summit ten years ago.”

“Really? I don’t recall YORI attending that summit,” Vanisa asks, sipping her wine.

Masako bristles. “His request to attend was denied.”

“Oh…” Vanisa shrinks down in her chair.

“More wine?” Nellie tips a bottle of white wine into Masako’s glass.

“Information regarding YORI’s summit submission and denial is not on file,” EOS announces.

“Cue moment of uncomfortable silence,” Vanisa mumbles.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – The Ancient One – Henri Vartio

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

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EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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The AtoZ of EOS_X

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

AtoZ BADGE 2016      Damyanti's AtoZ Divas Badge_Final

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 X = 10 Year Anniversary of Summit Attack

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R I S E by Jenny Vyas

EOS takes place in the near-future, ten years after a devastating terrorist attack targeted the International Green Summit. Innocent lives were lost. Hopes and dreams shattered. Their spirits bear the indelible marks of pain and fury. Their once-optimistic vision of the future crumbled beneath the weight of Fear.

But Fear is not the enemy.

Our enemy is the lover of death, who delivers it savagely without remorse. They wear many faces, but beneath their skin they carry the same plague that’s infected our past and threatens our future. They wield Fear as a weapon. They use it to clip our wings. Face Fear and take back what is rightfully yours. Find your wings. Rise. Fly until no one can stop you.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – The Last Battle – Harry Lightfoot

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

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EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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The AtoZ of EOS_Wounded

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

AtoZ BADGE 2016      Damyanti's AtoZ Divas Badge_Final

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 Wounded

S U T U R E S  by Jenny Vyas

S U T U R E S by Jenny Vyas

“Over the next several weeks, we invite you to experience the future. It’s my pleasure to introduce your host for the journey, the heart of Viridis.” Rafael steps back, lending the figure beside him the limelight. “EOS”.

The girl who’s not a girl smiles at the audience.

Vanisa gasps with recognition. The last time she laid eyes on the girl, she lay broken on a bed of smoke and blood in the ruins of the summit building ten years ago…

After addressing the summit, Rafael slips away to catch his breath, leaving EOS to meet with her new inquisitive fan club.

“Rafael!” Vanisa calls, embracing him. “It’s been too long, my friend,” she chides.

“Only ten years,” Rafael smiles sadly. “Lo siento, Vanisa. I couldn’t bear to face anyone from our past. It was too hard. The wounds, too deep.”

“We’re all wounded,” Vanisa says, “Some of us choose a prescription of coffee and companionship over isolation.”

Vanisa glances over at Arjun, who appears enamored with EOS. “She’s the spitting image of Esperanza. Is that part of the healing? Living with a ghost?” she asks gently.

Rafael winces. “We all have ghosts,” he whispers. “Some of us choose to walk beside them.”

“Well that,” Vanisa nods towards EOS, “is a spectacular way to do it.”

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Your God Is Dead – Daniel Beijbom

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

Battle Angel_RSM

EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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The AtoZ of EOS_Vanisa Kirti

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

AtoZ BADGE 2016      Damyanti's AtoZ Divas Badge_Final

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


 Meet the Characters

Tabu as Dr. Vanisa Kirti

Tabu as Dr. Vanisa Kirti

A shade before dusk, another car, slightly ahead of the first, arrives at an iron fence swallowed by vines as thick as a man’s wrist. The driver gingerly slips his arm outside the window, where it’s gently prodded by a curious creeper. Much like a dog sniffing out a threat, the vines find the man agreeable, and unlock their grip upon the gate.

In the back of the car, a wise woman wrapped in wonder watches the scene unfold. Having dedicated the better part of 20 years to the study of plants, Dr. Vanisa Kirti struggles to reconcile what she’s seeing with what she knows is probable.

Her teenage son, however, pays no mind to the unusual occurrence outside his window. He cradles a holopad in his awkward hands, a prototype of his own design, and finds its contents far more interesting than a sentient weed. But Arjun has never shared his mother’s love of botany. Computers were the companions of a boy who thinks too much and feels too little. 

“A moment, please, Sir,” she calls out to the driver, determined hands gripping the door handle.

“I’m sorry, Dr. Kirti, you must remain in the vehicle,” the driver squeaks, his voice raising an octave. The last time a passenger was overly inquisitive, it didn’t end well.   

“It will only take a minute. I just want to get a closer look at—”

Before she can step from the car, the trailing plant nudges her door closed, raps at her window as if delivering a proper scolding, and crawls back from whence it came.

The driver swipes at the sweat beading his brow and speeds through the open gate.

Just ahead, a rounded tower of gleaming glass and silver steel rises from the forest floor to kiss the sky, vegetation climbing its skin as if it were once swallowed by the surrounding mountains and spat out.

Vanisa stumbles from the car, barely registering the driver’s instructions as he hastily pulls their luggage from the trunk.

Panic replaces awe when she sees the driver carrying Arjun’s bags.

“NO! Please, leave them,” she urges him. “My son, he….he doesn’t like anyone touching his things.”

But, for the first time in months, Arjun isn’t hovering over his belongings, nor are his eyes glued to the tiny glowing screen in his palm. His gaze is drawn to the marvel before them and the magic waiting within.

 

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Releasing The Kraken – Henri vartio

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

Battle Angel_RSM

EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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The AtoZ of EOS_Unlikely Islands

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A new dawn is on the horizon, where boundaries are broken, diversity is embraced, and an optimistic, creative vision of our future on Earth takes center stage.

AtoZ BADGE 2016      Damyanti's AtoZ Divas Badge_Final

Fear takes us down an unexpected road in EOS, a revolutionary Solarpunk story from author Samantha Redstreake Geary, in collaboration with artist Jenny Vyas, featuring music by Really Slow Motion, and groundbreaking graphics via designer Koke Núñez Gómez! EOS tackles real-world issues concerning terrorism, prejudice, and diversity, to near-future technology surrounding sustainable energy that restores the balance between humanity and nature. This isn’t a defeatist tale. It is a look through the lens of positive futurism that showcases the courage, compassion and capabilities of humanity as equal partners in building a bridge to a better tomorrow.


A Bridge Between Unlikely Islands

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“It should work properly now,” she says, offering the device to the boy, who stops his pacing and stares at the screen with wonder. “It’s quite impressive. Did you create it?”

The boy nods. He gently plucks the screen from Selene’s fingers and lovingly cradles it in his palm. A small puppy materializes above the screen, its translucent tail wagging eagerly. A tiny bark springs from its muzzle, bringing a smile to the boy’s face.

The boy’s compassion for a computer-generated character surprises her.

“Thank you,” the boy rushes, startling Selene. “I couldn’t find…I didn’t know…how to save….,” he mumbles nervously, his eyes begging to understand. “How did you…?”

“It was a bug,” Selene explains, going into great detail about how she discovered it and the best way to avoid such debacles in the future.

The boy, realizing that she speaks his language, relaxes into the conversation and shares his plans to improve the design.

After hours of effortless discourse, the longest interaction of the boy’s entire life, Selene rises to her feet and wishes him a good night. 

“Arjun,” he calls to her, shyly. “My name is Arjun.”

“Selene,” she replies over her shoulder.

“Will you…can I…talk…tomorrow?” He stumbles, biting his lower lip.

A small smile tugs at her lips. “See you tomorrow.”

And just like that, under the watchful gaze of the constellations, amidst the warm glow of luminous leaves, a bridge is built between two unlikely islands.

Really Slow Motion – Battle Angel – Supremacy – Blake Robinson

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EOS Commenting Contest

Swing by and leave us a comment for a chance to WIN a digital copy of RSM’s latest public album, Battle Angel!

Each Comment = One Entry 

Battle Angel_RSM

EOS Review Contest

Starting April 1st, I’ll reveal sensory-rich sneak peeks into the world of EOS, a futuristic sci fi solarpunk short story available on AMAZON for $0.99Post a REVIEW of EOS on AMAZON by May 31st and you’ll be entered to WIN a signed copy of RSM’s Battle Angel and signed limited edition print from painter, Jenny Vyas!

Add EOS on Goodreads!

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