The June issue of The Fifth Di…


The June issue of The Fifth Di… is now available for download, and this issue is only $1.

The Fifth Di… features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Thomas Canfield, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Robert P. Hansen, and many more.

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Meet the Alexans


The Alexans are a new species that is available to players in the Ephemeris Role Playing Game.  They can be found in the Ephemeris Species Compendium of Deep Space Species at

And here’s a little bit about them…

The Alexans evolved on a low gravity planet, but in a strange evolutionary twist, they are still small creatures. The average Alexan is only four feet tall, when it would be more commonly expected that they would be quite tall due to the low gravity of their homeworld. The Alexans are bipedal, having two spindly legs and four spindly arms. In addition, they also have small flightless wings. Some ancient ancestor of theirs could obviously fly, but the Alexans are not able to fly anymore. Their skin color ranges over a variety of shades of blue, and it seems the darker the skin, the higher their social ranking.

The Alexans do follow a caste society, which is made up of eight castes, and only those of the three highest castes are able to be Cyber Wizards, Nanists, Scientists, and Traders. The lighter blue Alexans of the lower five castes fill up the rest of the character classes, although darker skinned Alexans can choose to be one of the “lesser” character classes if they want to be.

The Alexans evolved on a planet orbiting a G type star in Sector 45. It’s a planet that is unknown to the people of Earth.

Alexans can be a bit stand-offish, but they are genuinely nice creatures that just want to be left alone to explore the galaxy, but like all the species of “Deep Space,” they’ve been forced to learn how to fight by the constant attacks of the Ernya and the Khruntha.

When an Alexan character is created, they receive a +2 bonus to their Agility, but they suffer a -2 penalty to their Endurance due to their fragile build. It’s also important to note that since they have four arms, they receive bonuses on certain skill checks, as outlined in the core rulebook.

When creating the character, if a game master wants the character to roll to determine their caste, three six-sided dice should be rolled, and the following table should be consulted:

3-6 Caste One (lowest caste)

7-9 Caste Two

10-11 Caste Three

12-13 Caste Four

14-15 Caste Five

16 Caste Six

17 Caste Seven

18 Caste Eight

The Ephemeris Species Compendium of Deep Space Species


In the Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica volumes about Unexplored Space, you were introduced to five new species that live out in Deep Space, an area of space more than two hundred light years from Earth.  Now you can learn all about these species…

The Alexans: Small explorers that mostly want to be left alone

The Ernya: An aggressive species that wants to conquer

The Julahmo: The Beaten Ones, as they’re known…victims of countless wars with the Ernya

The Khruntha: The grand conquerors of Deep Space, a species so violent that they make the Ernya look tame

The Lomisians: The Librarians of the galaxy, a peaceful species that wants to learn everything they can, but that has been forced into war over and over again.

Learn about all five of the species: their languages, their points of view, their variant species, and the special classes that are only available to them.

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The Martian Wave pre-sale


The 2014 issue of The Martian Wave will be released on July 1st, and when it is released, the cover price will be $10, but you can pre-order it now for just $9 by going to

The e-book is also available for pre-sale, and you can order it for $3.99 by going to

What do you have to look forward to in this issue:

The Martian Wave features stories about the exploration and colonization of space, with special emphasis on our solar system. In this issue, you’ll find alien microbes and aliens that are like nothing you’ve ever imagined. You’ll be taken to icy worlds, and the sands of Mars. You’ll even get a look at Earth trying to regain its place in the stars.

The volcanoes of Io and the deep dark of space are also waiting for readers. Many stories paint a possibly grim future for humanity, but others are truly optimistic. No matter the tone, all of the stories and poems in this issue capture the adventurous spirit that make Humanity what it is.

Step inside, and be transported to places you’ve never imagined…maybe even places you never could imagine.


The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sectors 22 & 23


Welcome to “Unexplored Space.”  The EEG Sectors 22 & 23 introduces you to the sectors beyond “Colonized Space” and “Near Space.”  This tome introduces you to the systems that the six species are only just starting to colonize, the systems that they could colonize in the future, and also tells you about some long dead civilizations.  In addition, it brings you some surprises once you reach the outer systems of Sectors 22 & 23…

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The Poet on Kindle


Max checked out of reality years ago. When he comes back, he finds himself to be a bum dressed as a priest. He also finds himself to be the only potent man in an otherwise impotent America.
Max eventually reaches the west coast where he finds himself the host of an hour long TV show watched by billions. His adoring fans begin to call him The Poet, and they see him as the savior of the world.
Joined by his triplet lovers, Max sets out to change the world; a world that is more than a little resistant to his efforts. Smothered by his adoring fans, and dogged by men intent on killing him, Max’s multiple personalities fight their own battle in his mind, and no one is sure who will win.


The Opium of the People on Kindle


After a near-miss of a giant comet, the American people fall under the control of a radical right-wing fundamentalist Christian government, ruled by the Grand Patriarchs, that slowly strips away their freedoms and establishes a rule of law that even the dictatorships of the 20th Centruy couldn’t have dreamed up.
Forced into virtual seclusion, Edward Silverberg, a former English Lit professor, finds himself on a path that will lead to either his destruction, or the destruction of the Grand Patriarchs…or maybe both.