**A NOVELLA OF ABOUT 18,000 WORDS**
A New World In Every Choice
Hari and Gerald tore a hole in space and time. It's a little hole, but a big problem. A pinprick to an alternate dimension. Too small for either Hari or Gerald to fit through, but at least it's pretty to look at. Unfortunately, they're about to learn that pretty things can be pretty dangerous.
Lenorean Ambassador, Ryol, must investigate the Rift on behalf of the Alliance. What she finds, however, could usher in the destruction of every world she's ever known.
The Lenoreans are running out of time to discover more of the precious energy source that powers their civilization. Perched upon the brink of collapse, their survival is inextricably tied with Earth's. Now, with the fate of both worlds in her hands, Falia, Leader of the Lenoreans, must decide which planet to save.
Parallel is a thrilling science fiction short story about first contact from Anthony Vicino. A darkly humorous short story full of suspense and intrigue, heartache and loss, as galactic empires explore space and personal sacrifice. Fans of Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Terry Pratchett's Discworld will love this captivating novella
Anthony Vicino is just an author living on the mean streets of Oakland where they believe in grafitti (not wallpaper), crossing streets whenever and wherever they please, and fixed-gear bicycles you'd best keep locked up with an Adamantium chain.
Anthony writes the sorts of fast-paced, thrilling adventures that will drag you (kicking and screaming if need be) into the world of tomorrow and leave you clamoring to turn the pages faster! If that sounds like your cup of kombucha, but you're feeling thrifty, then pop on over to his word-fortress at anthonyvicino.com/newsletter and get yourself the complete starter library (3 books!) for FREE!
When he isn't sitting in front of a computer screen contemplating the thousand different ways his character can escape the asylum with nothing but a fork, a shoelace, some chutzpah, and a lot of snark, Anthony is no doubt out climbing a rock in the Sierra Mountains. If not there, you may find him floundering in the ocean pretending to surf.
Anthony has erected a word-fortress in the cyber-slum over at OneLazyRobotBlog.com (and is a regular contributor for the Hugo award winning site, SFSignal.com) where he writes about anything and everything SFF-related. Stop over and see what he's scribbling on the walls.
"Excellent. Fast-paced and vivid." - Simon Banks
"An explosive and entertaining story that will leave you wanting much more of this world and the culture." - Red Eagle's Legacy Book Review
"A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy type brilliance people. But I didn't feel in any way the writer was trying to copy this story, just understood my twisted humor and fed into it!" - Karen Stewart