David Scholes

Contingency Nine and Other Science Fiction Stories

A collection of action packed, fast moving and entertaining science fiction and science fantasy short stories.

In the lead story “Contingency Nine” an alien zero tolerance law enforcer is brought back up from a down time penal colony to help a future Earth struggling for existence. After no longer being able to meet its galactic commitment the only semblance of order on Earth is provided in a few ruined cities by a group of urban pacifiers. Yet the urban pacifiers have a worrying secret and the Earth the “prisoner” is returned to seems nothing like the one he was sent downtime from.

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A collection of action packed, fast moving and entertaining science fiction and science fantasy short stories.

In the lead story “Contingency Nine” an alien zero tolerance law enforcer is brought back up from a down time penal colony to help a future Earth struggling for existence. After no longer being able to meet its galactic commitment the only semblance of order on Earth is provided in a few ruined cities by a group of urban pacifiers. Yet the urban pacifiers have a worrying secret and the Earth the “prisoner” is returned to seems nothing like the one he was sent downtime from.

In “Grand Master” the dominant Artificial Intelligences begin to feel threatened when their finest chess player is beaten by a subservient human. While “Qantas Flight 2134” finally arrives after some alien help. In “Disposable World” everything is disposable while in “Reality Rider” an advanced being rides the alternate realities helping unfortunates and threatening the wrath of ultimate power. And much more.

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The author has written over 140 speculative fiction short stories in the 7 years he has been writing speculative fiction.

 

His publications include six collections of short stories and two novellas. All of which are on Amazon.

 

For some years he has been a regular contributor to both the Antipodean SF and the Beam Me Up Pod cast sites. In more recent times he has also become a regular contributor to the Farther Stars Than These site. He has also been published on a variety of other sci-fi sites including Bewildering Stories, 365 Tomorrows and the former Golden Visions magazine. He is due to be published on WiFiles. .

 

He has written three sci-fi series: the 12 part “Alien Hunter” series for then Golden Visions Magazine in 2011/12, the “Trathh” series for the Beam Me Up Pod Cast site in 2012/13, and the “Human Hunter” series also for the Beam Me Up site 9in 2014/15.

 

He is about to publish another collection of science fiction and science fantasy short stories.