science fiction

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A murder and time travel set the stage for “Charlie Fiction,” a ghost with revenge on her agenda

A teen boy in love with the victim finds himself pursuing justice, while also in the cross hairs of the killer

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Here’s how “The Martian” — and a chat with a super-agent — propelled a Colorado author to craft his novel

After experimenting with attempts to write a compelling beginning, Todd Fahnestock waited years for the inspiration to expand it. Finally, it arrived.

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From a vantage point far in the future, Colorado author’s “A Once-Dead Genius” examines the human condition

When an emissary arrives from another star system, how will the few remaining humans perceive it? How will it perceive itself?

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Interest in paleontology, evolution prompted Colorado author to take the (very) long view of humanity

When he found himself struggling, Gary Raham abandoned a traditional approach to sci-fi and went tongue-in-cheek. Then the novel practically wrote itself.

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Two editors probed a paradox: Technology increasingly looks to nature — especially animals — for inspiration

In their collection "Mechanical Animals," co-editors Selena Chambers and Jason Heller bring together writers at the intersection of creatures and technology

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Suddenly awake and alone, a woman works toward survival and understanding — on Mars

Right off the bat, the co-authors of "Denver Moon: The Minds of Mars" have their protagonist face two existential questions: Who am I? Why am I here?

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At the intersection of mystery and science fiction, a collaboration is born

The title character was the invention of Josh Viola, but after he shared his idea with Warren Hammond, a series emerged

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Melding fantasy with Greek mythology proved challenging — but also a lot of fun

L.D. Colter, back to back Colorado Book Awards winner in Science Fiction/Fantasy, researched 1950s Athens but also created her own underworld

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Pointed toward the underworld and told to use his instincts, freshly tattooed Ty begins his adventure

In this mythology-inspired fantasy, author L.D. Colter introduces us to a protagonist sent on a vaguely-defined mission he can't refuse