99 Gods: War

99 Gods: War

Randall Allen Farmer

Randall Allen Farmer

99 Gods appear on modern day Earth with a mission to end national war and do good. Results don’t quite work out that way. Not only do the 99 Gods cause economic and political mayhem, they force many hidden powers into the open, including telepaths, magicians, and demon hunters. They, the Gods, and many other hidden powers and normal people find themselves trapped in a new kind of war.Dave Estrada’s cadmium poisoning threatens his life. His options gone, the successful business co-owner turns to the 99 Gods for help. Who are the 99 Gods, though?“I’ll make this short and sweet, as I’m not accustomed to public speaking in forums like this. As you’ve just seen, I can do miracles. My name is Dubuque, I’m a Living Saint directing God Almighty’s miracles, and I am but one of 99. We’re here to end national war, a new commandment sent by God, and our creators trained us in how to end wars. Beyond that, we’re here to do good.” So said Dubuque, a North American Territorial God, on the day of his arrival. The people of Earth, shocked and pleased at the sudden appearance of the 99 Gods, expect utopia. Dubuque also says: “The last thing our creators said to us was ‘Your capability to change the world does have limits. As we have hinted before, you are not alone.’ I take that as a warning to us Living Saints to be cautious, and cautious I shall be.” Who, then, are the 99 Gods peers?Dave’s decision to seek miraculous aid from the 99 Gods will thrust him into an emerging conflict involving the 99 Gods. His initial pragmatic reaction to the 99 Gods – “With the 99 Gods around, though, where’s the need for faith? You can just go ask them” – will face repeated tests. The choices he makes will irrevocably change his life.The just-starting-out Territorial God, Atlanta, is responsible for doing good in the southeastern United States. “I don’t even pretend to be as limited as a CEO,” she says. She senses some of the other Gods doing other than good, though, and decides to confront them about their activities. Her choice introduces her to God politics and puts her in danger, showing her how much more complicated the God business is than her previous profession as a Marine aviator.Nessa Binglehauser, who lives alone in Alaska, recently lost contact with her collaborator Uffie, a research primatologist. An old friend, Ken Bolnick, convinces her that one of the 99 Gods kidnapped Nessa’s collaborator. Their ability to know what the 99 Gods are doing in private marks them as special. “These Gods remind me of puppy dogs,” Nessa says. “House-training them is going to take a great many whacks on the nose. What happened to their sense of ethics and morality, anyway?” Nessa and Ken’s own sense of morality calls upon them to investigate the 99 Gods. To succeed, they will have to reveal themselves and their hidden abilities.“Thy will be done. I submit myself to you. Whatever thou wilst, let it be done to me,” John Lorenzi prayed. He, an abnormally long-lived magician hunter and holy man, initially welcomed the Gods – until one of the Gods attacked him and marked him for death. How far will he go to defend himself against the Gods?99 Gods: War investigates a near-future conflict between the 99 Gods and the people of Earth who oppose their actions, as seen through the eyes of the four people mentioned above. Hidden dangers from within and without will test all.
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Once We Were Human

Once We Were Human

Randall Allen Farmer

Randall Allen Farmer

The Commander (Book One)Carol, a housewife in the 1960s, catches Transform Sickness and from this, changes into a predator. Held against her will, she must figure out how to survive, then choose her destiny.The Commander (Book One)Carol Hancock, wife, mother, pillar of the community and faithful member of her church, never expected to contract Transform Sickness. Certainly she never expected to make that rarest of transformations, the female predator transformation. Now she was trapped in the custody of doctors working to research a cure for Transform Sickness while her body changed underneath her, becoming stronger, faster, with more acute senses, resistance to poisons, and more able to heal. Her mind changed underneath her, with new tempers, more aggression, violent mood swings and new hungers. She had new enemies, many of whom wanted to kill her for what she’d become, and more who wanted to use her as a tool. And she was dying, like all the other previous female predators in America except one, and that one had become a psychotic serial killer. She must figure out a way to survive her transformation and her enemies, preferably without becoming a psychotic serial killer herself.
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The Good Doctor's Tales Folio One

The Good Doctor's Tales Folio One

Randall Allen Farmer

Randall Allen Farmer

The Good Doctor’s Tales (Folio One) is a novella-length collection of additional material supplementary to the novel “Once We Were Human”.“Do you know who I am?” the hugely muscled taxi driver said, squatting over Hank and twisting him around to face her. He met the eyes of the predator and forced down panic. The driver wore a loose fitting long sleeve checked shirt, dirty brown pants, and stood but five feet tall.“Stacy Keaton,” Hank said. Despite appearances she was a woman, an extremely dangerous woman he would have given nearly anything in his life to meet…under much more controlled circumstances.She backhanded him again, this time breaking his nose. His head hit the wall behind him with another bang and blood leaked down his suit coat. “Show some respect, you quack. The proper responses are ‘yes, ma’am’ and ‘no, ma’am’.”“Yes, ma’am,” Hank said, automatically. “So you are really a failed Focus, ma’am? I didn’t believe the FBI reports. With the problems I’ve had trying to keep failed Focuses alive, I was sure they were mistaken and you were a Sport, one of the one-of-a-kind Major Tra…”She slapped him again. “Shut up, dammit! I don’t want to have to kill you, you sodden piece of scum. I want your help, but I don’t want you yammering away at me.”The banter was fun, in its own fatalistic way.
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