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About A.K. Meek
A.K. Meek is a reader, reviewer, and writer, mostly speculative fiction. He lives in the South with his wonderful family and menagerie of dogs and cats.
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Will these "post-human" intelligences be our friends? Our servants? Our rivals? What will we learn from them? What will they learn from us? Will we allow them to lead their own lives? Will they have basic human rights? Will we?
Science and society will be forced to address these questions sooner than you think. But science fiction is addressing these questions today. In The Robot Chronicles, thirteen of today's top sci-fi writers explore the approaching collision of humanity and technology.
Its companion series – Alt.Chronicles, The Illustrated Chronicles and Chronicle Worlds – are similarly ground-breaking in their coverage of less mainstream tropes such as alternative history and shared universes.
Created by award-winning author Samuel Peralta, and edited by some of the most-respected editors in the genre, each volume brings together work from visionary new voices and from the grandmasters of modern science fiction and fantasy.
This Future Chronicles Special Edition volume is a compendium of stories selected from the Chronicles’ standalone titles, and includes five new stories, never before published, from some of today’s best writers in speculative fiction.
In the age of the 'post-human' being, in a world when your humanity can be measured by the number of electro-mechanical components that have replaced your biological limbs, what will be the measure of a man?
In 'The Cyborg Chronicles', twelve of today's top speculative fiction writers explore the approaching collision of humanity and technology.
This Omnibus edition of Tales from the Canyons of the Damned consists of Eighteen sharp, suspenseful, thought provoking short stories - from Nine of todays top speculative fiction writers.
Dark Sci Fi Slipstream Tales like you've never read before.
Fortunately, he lives in the Boneyard, a technological junkyard that stretches for miles in the Desert Southwest. Each day he eagerly dives into his work so he doesn’t have to dwell on his departed wife.
When a stranger shows up whispering rumors of war—a revival of the terrible Machine Wars of a decade before—Micah decides to fight fire with fire: he will find and fix Machine X. But the futuristic ship built by the defeated enemy AI is now locked away by the government.
To reach it, Micah and his trusty obsessive-compulsive robot will need to make a perilous trip through human scavengers and the inhuman dreaded Beast. But none of this prepares him for what he ultimately discovers within the enemy machine.
Sanford and Son meets I, Robot in this epic battle like you’ve never read.
In this latest title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies, thirteen authors confront the question of the Singularity: at and beyond that point of time when A.I. becomes more than simply a human construct. From first awareness to omniscience, these original short stories explore that territory where human intelligence comes face-to-face with what is either its greatest hope, or its greatest threat.
"The A.I. Chronicles" features stories by bestselling author David Simpson (the Post-Human series), Prix Aurora winner Julie Czerneda (In the Company of Others), plus eleven more of today's top authors in speculative and science fiction.
Tales from the Canyons of the Damned (canyonsofthedamned.com) is a dark science fiction, horror, & slipstream magazine we've been working on since 2015. What is Dark Science Fiction and Horror? Think of it as a literary Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, or Outer Limits, it's Netflix's Black Mirror in the short story format. And it's a bargain. Each monthly issue has three-to-five sharp, suspenseful, satirical tales from today's top speculative fiction writers.
These are Dark Sci Fi Slipstream Tales like you've never read before.
Nathan M. Beauchamp opens with Flesh of my Flesh, a moving study in what it means to be human.
Award winning Poet Samuel Peralta contributes sentiment as to The Way the World Ends.
A.K. Meek takes us back the world of Thoughts as Water with Second Invasion.
Kevin Lauderdale introduces us to The Peacemaker.
And Daniel Arthur Smith shares the first episode of The Off World Kick Murder Squad
Dark Sci Fi Slipstream Tales like you've never read before.
Ever since the last animal died off shortly after the Wars over a decade ago, people have mourned their passing, wishing for their return. But no longer. Thanks to the innovative imaginers of Acme, you can buy your favorite extinct pet. And better yet, you can bind to it through a drop of DNA, forging an unbreakable empathic and spiritual link. A true forever friend.
Timothy Hollow is an up-and-coming management analyst with no interest in Menagerie or forever friends; his only desire is to make it to the top of Corinth’s social order. He dreams of one day living miles above the city, in one of the uppermost floors of the most plush super skyscrapers dotting Corinth’s skyline. A modern-day Babylon. He’s worked tirelessly for the last two years, sacrificing all for his job. Now, he’s on the verge of a big promotion, and nothing can stop him. Except for Mom.
An unwitting pawn to nefarious plans, she stops by Timothy’s apartment one fine Corinthian day bearing an unexpected and unwelcome present, a Menagerie.
This short story has been turned into a novel, Acme's Menagerie. www.amazon.com/dp/B018IYXUVU
The invading aliens have shown their cards, and they're holding five aces.
It's a game for all the marbles as the bug alien invaders have poured on the gas and their minions are working overtime to thwart Jimmy's plans. New threats such as maniacal junk shop robots, frozen yeti, and a depressed vampire are some of what's in store for Jimmy and his team.
To make matters worse, town residents have mistaken Jimmy for an alien and have formed an impromptu and angry alien-burning mob.
But the bug aliens have sunk to a new low as they use Jimmy's own thoughts in a last-ditch effort to stop him from rebuilding the superweapon that will halt the invasion.
Can a ten-year-old defeat his own wild imagination to save the world?
Don't miss the epic conclusion to a video game world brought to startling life. For all those who love GameLit Fiction, Earthbound, Trapped in a Video Game, or any '90s RPG video game.
Nothing is more terrifying than a bump in the night. From the urban myth of The Bunnyman to alien encounters and living machines. These short stories come from Best Selling Indie authors and new names, but each one will captivate you.
Join Nick Cole, Michael Bunker, Jason Anspach, Hall and Beaulieu, Kevin G. Summers, M.G. Herron, A.K. Meek and Martin Ingham in 9 stories for barely a quarter apiece.
On the heels of an invasion by an unknown enemy, power is knocked out across the country. Attacked by outsiders, Bartel closes its doors to the world. A wall is built to keep intruders out, but it also keeps everyone in. Each day is a struggle to survive as old disagreements surface.
Two brothers on different sides of the law navigate a tumultuous relationship while facing a new, powerless existence.
The sheriff finds himself trying to maintain order when no one wants order. He and his small-town deputies face perils they never imagined.
The burnout finds even when given a new start, he’s still on the losing end. He soon finds himself in over his head when he hooks up with a band of outlaws, inevitably bringing hell on Earth to his brother, to order, and to his hometown.