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About A.K. DuBoff
Award-winning and USA Today bestselling author A.K. (Amy) DuBoff has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows, and games. If it involves outer space, even better! She is most known for her acclaimed Cadicle Universe space opera books, as well as the Nebula-nominated Dark Stars trilogy. As a full-time author, she can frequently be found traveling the world while writing timeless science fiction, science-fantasy, and comedic sci-fi. When she's not writing, she enjoys wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.
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Seven full-length novels by bestselling authors that explore the far reaches of the universe, the limits of the human mind, and the divide between man and machine. Aliens, AI, and post-apocalyptic adventure—you’ll find them all among the Savage Stars.
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Starship Waking by C. Gockel
On an icy, barren world, a starship dreams of doom…Her nightmares will force an alien race to make contact with the most unlikely of heroes—6T9, a pleasure 'bot struggling to find purpose, and Volka, a lonely mutant on a repressive homeworld. The galaxy will be shaken to its core. The starship is waking.
Exin Ex Machina by G. S. Jennsen
When man and machine are one and the same, death is no longer an inevitability. Though Nika Tescarav has lived many lives, she no longer remembers them. But if whoever erased her past did so to silence her, they’ve failed. Enter a world of technological wonders, exotic alien life, captivating worlds—and a dark secret that will shatter it all.
Crystalline Space by A. K. DuBoff
Elle and a team of companions with magically enhanced abilities embark on an interstellar quest to stop an alien invasion. If Elle and her friends can’t stop the Darkness corrupting the crystalline network connecting the planets, their worlds and loved ones will be lost in shadow forever.
Star Nomad by Lindsay Buroker
The Alliance has toppled the tyrannical empire. It should be a time for celebration, but not for fighter pilot Captain Alisa Marchenko. After barely surviving a crash in the final battle for freedom, she's stranded on a dustball of a planet, billions of miles from her young daughter. She has no money or resources, and there are no transports heading to Perun, her former home and the last imperial stronghold.
The Legacy Human by Susan Kaye Quinn
What would you give to live forever? Elijah wants to become an ascender, a human/machine hybrid, but it’s forbidden for legacy humans like him. When he’s sponsored for the creative Olympics, he could win everything, including ascendance… or lose it all playing the ascenders’ Games.
Bypass Gemini by Joseph Lallo
Lex was the next great hoversled pilot until a fixed race got him banned. Now a freelance delivery boy, life couldn’t get any worse. Then a mysterious suitcase got him mixed up with mobsters, a megacorp, and a mad scientist. Now he must solve the mystery or die trying.
The Concordia Deception by J. J. Green
After spending 184 years in suspended animation, scientist Cariad begins a new life in a remote space colony. On a planet rife with intrigue, betrayal, and alien threats, can she fight to preserve humanity’s future in the stars?
WINNER - 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
A forgotten enemy’s return reignites an ancient war.
Jason Sietinen lives in the shadow of greatness. He’s worked hard to become a TSS officer in his own right, but having war heroes for parents is hard to top.
When Jason is assigned to investigate a mysterious attack, he finds evidence of powerful transdimensional beings never before seen. Or so he thought.
Jason soon learns that critical information was lost through the millennia: Tarans had an ancient treaty with the aliens. Unfortunately, rogue actions by a shadow faction within the Empire just broke the peace.
With the future of the Empire hanging in the balance, Jason must find a way to unite the Taran worlds, including the lost colony of Earth, against the mounting threat. There’s just one problem: how do you fight an enemy you can’t see or touch?
Perfect for fans of epic sci-fi featuring sprawling galactic empires, drama, intrigue, and psionic abilities, Empire Reborn is the first book in the Taran Empire Saga, a new entry point to the bestselling Cadicle Universe. Grab your copy today!
"A smartly executed jumping-off point for new readers in a complex SF saga." - Kirkus Reviews
"DuBoff has woven together a complex, high stakes plot that will be sure to keep even the most seasoned science fiction reader engaged." - The BookLife Prize
They had a plan all along…As the Taran Empire teeters on the brink of all-out civil war, the TSS prepares to take decisive action. Jason and his family still hold hope for a swift resolution to the conflict, but they’re rapidly running out of options.
Meanwhile, the standoff with the Erebus and Gatekeepers comes to a head as the enemy’s master plans are revealed. But with political tensions high and the enemy’s true power still unknown, winning the impending war might come at the ultimate price.
Empire United is the fourth installment of the Taran Empire Saga set in the Cadicle Universe, perfect for fans of epic sci-fi featuring sprawling galactic empires, drama, intrigue, and psionic abilities. Read the exciting conclusion to this storyline!
Ancient secrets may hold the key…
In the months following formal contact with the Erebus, there’s been an unexpected peace. However, that all changes when a series of attacks reveals the Coalition’s devious plans for the Outer Colonies.
With the Erebus poised for another assault and rumors that the Coalition is developing an experimental bioweapon, the TSS needs a new defense of their own. The power core ‘gift’ from the Erebus has opened up new possibilities, but the ancient technology hidden on Earth could be the real game-changer they desperately need.
Unfortunately, the TSS soon learns that the Coalition’s influence runs deeper than anyone imagined. Jason and his family are in not only a fight for their lives, but for the very future of the Taran civilization.
Empire Uprising is the second installment of the award-winning Taran Empire Saga set in the Cadicle Universe, perfect for fans of epic sci-fi featuring sprawling galactic empires, drama, intrigue, and psionic abilities. Continue the adventure today!
“A fantastic and captivating space opera… well-crafted and thought-provoking.” – Readers' Favorite
There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.
Bounty hunting is one of those morally gray areas that exist at the periphery of civil society. Few people know anyone whose job it is to find and retrieve fugitives, and bring them before the courts. In the future, however, one can envision any number of ways of how bounty hunting can be used (or abused) for any number of problems. Alien monsters haunting your space station? Bring in a team of hunters, and watch the double-crosses fly. Indentured workers flee ‘the system’ for the safety and anonymity of the Underhive? Facial recognition and some DNA sampling might help you find them. On the flip side of the coin, what if you were born wanted, and have been on the run your whole life?
Edited by Jamie Ibson, We Dare: Wanted, Dead or Alive is a collection of fifteen all-new stories that explore the wheres, the hows, and the whys behind this anti-hero filled profession.
Inside, you’ll find stories from:
Quincy J. Allen;
William Alan Webb;
Josh Hayes ;
Tim C. Taylor ;
Christopher Woods, and
Some alliances were never meant to last…Dark forces are working in the shadows within the Taran Empire. When a series of attacks hit the Outer Colonies, it becomes clear a new war is brewing.
As Jason and his family try to track down the perpetrators, they soon learn that their enemies pose a greater threat than they could have imagined. The Taran Empire’s fight for survival is about to begin.
Empire Defied is the third installment of the Taran Empire Saga set in the Cadicle Universe, perfect for fans of epic sci-fi featuring sprawling galactic empires, drama, intrigue, and psionic abilities. Continue the adventure today!
The Old Rule Must End
Since the ancient days the Serenity Ordus has been ruled by the five houses of the High Table, each controlling a moon of the Klemperer Rosette.
Terry left Serenity, searching for a new life amongst the stars, but after a taste of the greater universe, she wants to return home to a place she understands.
But the galaxy has other plans for her, and Terry's return is fraught with danger--both to herself and the Ordus.
Some secrets are worth protecting...
The fearsome Bakzen lurk within a hidden spatial rift, but all-out war is on the horizon. Wil Sietinen is tasked with training a group of twenty young recruits to serve as his officers in the coming battles—collectively, the Primus Elites. He has five years to raise them to full Agents in the Tararian Selective Service, and he'll need every minute.
Training alongside them, and with his partner Saera at his side, Wil still needs to master simultaneous observation, a unique form of astral projection which will be critical to fulfilling his role in the war. But, the closer he gets to achieving the feat, the more likely the mysterious Aesir will come to test him—to see if he's worthy of the Cadicle title.
If he can survive their test, he'll finally uncover the truth the ruling Priesthood has gone to such great lengths to hide.
This character-driven novel with action, romance, and intrigue reveals the true nature of the war as Wil learns the secrets behind the Bakzen's origins.
"Enjoyable, galaxy-spanning epic series" - Publisher's WeeklyA secret war. An empire in crisis. One final hope for victory.
Wil Sietinen is torn between two worlds. As a High Dynasty heir and the Tararian Selective Service's most promising telekinetic Agent trainee, Wil is expected to be nothing short of exceptional in every way—even though the weight of responsibility is slowly crushing him.
When Wil is captured by the Bakzen, a mysterious race skilled in advanced telekinesis, he learns he is the prophesied Cadicle. Foretold to have powerful abilities unlike any other, he can help end a secret war waging within a hidden dimensional rift, and time is running out.
However, as the dire nature of the war and the truth about his own abilities begins to unfold, Wil realizes that he and his parents are at the center of a generations-old galactic conspiracy. Enemies are not as they seem, and the future of the entire Taran Empire hangs in the balance.
Wil holds the key to victory, but saving his people may come at the ultimate price.
The Cadicle series is a sweeping epic that will grab you from the first page, perfect for fans of Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Frank Herbert's Dune, and the Lensman series by E.E. "Doc" Smith. With a rich blend of adventure, intrigue, and the intersection of technology with mental powers, join multiple generations of one noble family in their battle against unimagined foes to change the course of an empire. This series is an entry point into the award-winning Cadicle Universe.
"Appealing characters and detailed worldbuilding draw the reader into a tale of politics, sabotage, kidnapping, telekinesis, and clones. [...] DuBoff weaves together sympathetic characters, an intriguing plot, devious villains, exciting space adventure, and hopes pinned on a chosen savior." - Publisher's Weekly
Rumors of War is Book 1 in the Cadicle series, containing three volumes:
- Volume 1: Architects of Destiny
- Volume 2: Veil of Reality
- Volume 3: Bonds of Resolve
Additional books to complete the Cadicle series:
- Book 2: Web of Truth (Cadicle Vol. 4) - Buy it now: smarturl.it/cadicle4
- Book 3: Crossroads of Fate (Cadicle Vol. 5) - Buy it now: smarturl.it/cadicle5
- Book 4: Path of Justice (Cadicle Vol. 6) - Buy it now: smarturl.it/cadicle6
- Book 5: Scions of Change (Cadicle Vol. 7) - Buy it now: smarturl.it/cadicle7
* First book in the Nebula-nominated Dark Stars trilogy *"Do-overs" are possible.
Elle was just a normal teenager enjoying her summer vacation when everything changes. After an emergency planetwide 'reset' on her homeworld, she instead awakens on a spaceship and is told that the fate of known civilization is in her hands.
A mysterious Darkness has infected the interstellar crystalline network. The unique properties of the crystals allow reality to be 'reset' to past moments in time, granting second chances. However, the Darkness isn't only threatening the reset process—it's consuming entire planets.
Paired with a team of strangers, Elle embarks on an interstellar quest to protect the Hegemony by sealing the Master Archive, the backup for the crystalline network. With only vague clues to guide them, Elle and her new friends must track down ancient relics and unravel hidden secrets before their worlds and loved are lost in shadow forever.
Crystalline Space offers a fun blend of sci-fi and fantasy adventure with a sleek high-tech skin on traditional magic, perfect for fans of Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Xenosaga. Begin reading the complete, award-finalist Dark Stars trilogy today and be transported to a universe where second chances are real!
★★★★★ "Words cannot describe how fantastic this trilogy is. Immortality is what it deserves." - Amazon Reviewer
No good deed goes unpunished when you’re a crew of criminals.
Agent Joe Anderson finds a home on the Verity among the crew, but staying true to his TSS mission gets harder every day. Caught between his relationship with Captain Iza Sundari and stopping a plot to overthrow the Taran government, his loyalties are tested when he's forced to choose between his heart and his duty.
All Captain Iza Sundari wanted was freedom on her own ship. Instead, she ended up with an eclectic crew of misfits, an alien artifact with unknown origins, and a contractual engagement all competing to ruin her life. When her android friend, Trix, contracts a mysterious virus, she finds herself in a race with time to find a cure, but she can’t do it alone.
Things only get worse when the alien artifact places Iza at the center of a political race for power. She must come to terms with her unresolved feelings for Joe, save her ship, and her friends from destruction, while solving the mystery of the artifact and her past before everything she’s always wanted is lost.
Divided Loyalties is the second installment in the Verity Chronicles, a space opera adventure series set in the Cadicle Universe, perfect for fans of Firefly, Dark Matter, and classic space adventure. Continue the adventure today!