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Ten gripping speculative fiction tales: teens discover clues to their heritage and unsettling facts about their backward world ; a university student develops an innovation to revolutionize the holographic film industry ; alien pirates compel a pilot to know what it means to be alien ; a hybrid man struggles for freedom on a mining planet ; solar power in the new age is in jeopardy, and more!

This collection includes the following stories:

Phane
The Jisil-ou-az-lar
Audra
The Brain Machine
Rodofink
Flowerfly
Tempting Yerva
The Movie Maker
A Simple Lens
Benevolent Influence

Published: Chris Turner on
ISBN: 9781927117217
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