"Kenny Emmanuel hurls sympathetic characters into dire circumstances with his brilliant ability to extrapolate current technology into gripping and sometimes terrifying future scenarios bursting with fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat action. What a ride!

—D. Yutko, Copyeditor/Reporter, Daily Dragon

"This collection is a joy! Kenny Emmanuel is probably a strong enough writer—as both a storyteller and a wordsmith, and as the conveyor of an empowering sense of values—to break all the rules of convention, and his fans will still love him.

—FE Anderson, Former Acquisitions Editor, Tiwaz Press

Audio Narration Preview by Bently Brazel

the dark side of light

SCI-FI NOVELETTE COLLECTION - Volume 1


"We tried to stand in the light, but that meant casting shadows."

Survivors of a post-apocalyptic-level event seek revenge on those responsible for the barren wastelands they once called home. Violet and her Tactically Enhanced Space-Combat Light Armor, Solaris, are adrift in space. After his mother’s death, Lucien stands against the most powerful Order to clear his name.

Seraphine isn’t spliced, a popular trend among her peers that alters their genetic code with characteristics from animals and reptiles. Damian finds his soulmate among the hostages when his app-connected ring turns gold. Light's return to pro gaming puts close relatives in the crosshairs.

They’re all just trying to stand in the light, but that means casting shadows.


Amazon: Kindle | Paperback | Hardcover 

IngramSpark: Paperback


Formats: E-Book, Paperback, Hardcover

Print Pages: 395

Paperback ISBN: 979-8-9863367-7-0

Hardcover ISBN: 979-8-9863367-8-7

Cover Art: Eddy Shinjuku | Deviant Art | ArtStation

Cover Layout and Graphic Design: Felipe Conde | Portfolio

the stories

Vanguard

Survivors of a post-apocalyptic-level event seek revenge on those responsible for the barren wastelands they once called home. Their rampage is aided by unique technology custom designed and developed by a mysterious ally. As they destroy everything in their path, they wonder if they can reach the end without losing the last thing they have remaining: each other.

Space junk

Violet and her Tactically Enhanced Space-Combat Light Armor, Solaris, are adrift in space after a large-scale battle. Many of Solaris’ systems are damaged, which leaves Violet no other alternative but to scavenge for parts. In the darkness of space, Violet discovers she isn’t the only one roaming the quiet battlefield or the remnants of an enemy warship.

EDEN

Scientists determine that life after death exists when nanomachines designed to treat brain diseases remain active after a patient dies. The discovery leads to mass hysteria, the realization that sin doesn’t exist, and that those who willingly rush to the afterlife don't make it. For Hansel, that means challenging the new world order to ensure evil doesn't make it to Eden.

vampyrella

Seraphine isn’t spliced, a popular trend among her peers that alters their genetic code with characteristics from animals and reptiles. Pushed to her limits by bullies because she can’t afford the procedure, Seraphine experiments with her own genetic code. She quickly ascends the social ladder, and then the food chain.

colorblind

After Luciela, the Crescent Light, is killed, the Order of Light accuses her son, Lucien, of murder. Without unnatural color in his eyes, the side effect of power granted by an artifact from space, Lucien stands against the most powerful Order to clear his name and restore honor to his family.

NEON LIGHTS

A popular first-person shooter game turns deadly when players learn that their selected characters are real human beings trapped in a virtual reality system. While the government scrambles to find the hostages and shut down the game, famed pro gamer, Light "DSL" Johnson, makes a return. With a few games under his belt, he starts a new match and discovers that his character is a close relative.

soulmate

After Damien's compelled to rob a bank with his brother, he finds his soulmate among the hostages when his app-connected ring turns gold. Now he’s faced with standing in the light to rescue the woman of his dreams or continuing in the dark to help his brother.

the witch's trial

Ethan is convicted of committing a crime in the future based on calculations computed by an artificial intelligence system named: Witch. One of Witch's sentencing protocols, and humanity's idea for second chances, is the Trial, which transports Ethan to an uninhabited planet until the date of his future crime has passed, and the automated system returns him home. Dead or alive is up to him.

edge of reality

Chandra and Mikael have observed humanity for years without interfering until Chandra discovered a social media account that changed all of their lives. Through the account’s photos, music, and writing, Chandra became engrossed in the life of a man struggling to find love. So much that she’d risk everything, including eternal life, to help him find it.