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Transformers Headmasters Episode 1

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"A full year after Optimus Prime's resurrection, Galvatron and the Decepticons attack both the planet Cybertron and Earth with the aid of four new members: the six-changing ninja officer Sixshot and the three Headmasters, Destrons whose heads can change into smaller robots in vehicle mode. These include the vampire-like Mindwipe, the gator-like Skullcruncher, and the wolf-like Weirdwolf. The Autobots have some new allies of their own, however; the Trainbots, six Autobots with train alternate modes. Ultra Magnus successfully repels Sixshot's attack, but on Cybertron, the Decepticons are winning, thanks to Wipe's hypnotic abilities putting most of the Autobots, including the Dinobots and Goldbug, to sleep. But then a mysterious starship appears and four Autobot Headmasters (Chromedome, Hardhead, Brainstorm, and Highbrow) emerge to join the battle. Meanwhile, Kup and Spike Witwicky learn that Vector Sigma, the core of Cybertron, has become unstable and is in danger of se…

Radiun90 (Or, The Android Bat)

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Blood I will mass and cause bones to be.

I will establish a savage, `man' shall be his name.

truly, savage-man I will create.

He shall be charged with the service of the gods

That they might be at ease!

-- Marduk, Enuma Elish, The Sumerian Epic of Creation


[February 1, 1984 West Bengal, India]

“Why albino?”

“Because I could.”

“And the bright blue eyes, are those because you could do it as well?”

“Of course,” he laughed. “And besides, I like blue.” Dr. Turhan Korelia kissed his wife, who stood beside him in their basement laboratory. On the table rested a big brass cage, where the bat hung, stark white, large, with startlingly blue eyes. The chiroptera looked as if it might be wayward fauna transplanted from another planet. Indeed, given what they were proposing to do with the new material, this synthetic bat deserved a species classification all of its own. “I wanted to see how malleable Radiun90 could be. Turns out, it’s very pliant. The bat... I mean, 'Garuda', fitting na…

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets | Teaser Trailer 2

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VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers  Seriously can't wait for this movie. Its expansive and nice to look at. Plus I really enjoy the source material, which had a huge impact on my own Neo-human 'Verse.

And I have to say, the casting seems spot-on.


A Long Burning Star

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On the 100th Anniversary of Fountainhead's founding, the Sovereign gets a visit from an old friend.



Part 1. Sword Of Lightning



[Fountainhead: Prometheus City, Argon Palace]

The Sovereign stood alone, and grave out on his balcony, before him, over his Conglomerate’s capital, fireworks exploded in a blare of color. Today marked the 100th Anniversary. A century ago, his people fled Earth, and Anunnaki oppression.

Earth herself existed now as nothing more but a fractured husk, reduced to lifeless rubble, thanks to the destructive collision between itself and the planetship, Nibiru, which having been torn asunder from inside, came crashing down upon Mother Terra in the midst of a last ditch effort to liberate the home planet from Anunnaki dominance.

A 100 years, sighed The Sovereign.

“Has it really been that long?” Asked The Sovereign of no one in particular. Of course, he being a Morningstar, a synthetic being, forged from raidun90, a Robot -- Complete with positronic brain, could not…

Life Itself (Neo-human)

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On the evening Sarina Rubik-Tank gives birth to her new daughter, she's visited by a most unwelcome guest!

This is a free follow-up, to Synthetic, Electric Romance.
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Epigraph


Our buildings and machines will fall to ruin, the systems and the names of the great will fall like leaves, but you, love, you flourish in the ruins sow the seeds of life in the wind. Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, for mine eyes for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation seen salvation through love - and life will not perish! Will not perish! Will not perish!

--- Alquist, Clerk and last human. From R.U.R. by Karel Capek



[Gear, City Of Volt. The 22nd Century]

“Push, Sarina.” Implored the voice.

Sarina Rubik-Tank took a deep breath, closed her eyes, and indeed, pushed, summoning all her Morningstar capability and might.

The labor lasted hours. For Sarina, it began to feel as though she lay, legs up in stirrups for days on end. Yet her time-sen…

Stars, Only Visible in Darkness

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Authors Note


Though this is a direct prequel to Starblade, there exist many connections to both published Neo-human stories, and those yet to be released.


Epigraph


I see angels, angels in this very room. Now, I may be mad, but that doesn't mean that I'm not right. Because there's another force at work here. There always has been. It's undeniable. We've all experienced it. Everyone in this room has witnessed events that they can't fathom, let alone explain by rational means. Puzzles deciphered in prophecy. Dreams given to a chosen few. Our loved ones, dead, risen. Whether we want to call that "God" or "gods" or some sublime inspiration or a divine force we can't know or understand, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It's here. It exists, and our two destinies are entwined in its force.

--- Doctor Gaius Baltar, Battlestar Galactica: Daybreak Part 3




Part 1. Machine Cult


[Argentina,…

Robo-chickens, Are Cute?

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Robo-chickens, are sort of cool. Thinking of getting Titanmaster,  Crashbash, since he has a pretty good head sculpt.
Not much else to say about this.


There Be, Transformers The Last Knight Spoilers!

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From Seibertron.com. Well, they're sort of spoilers. Some fans got to see selected and redacted footage with Micheal Bay, himself.
Everything I read, sounds interesting. Oh did I mention, I really like Cade, he was one of the better things about Age of Extinction. None annoying human friends are always good in the Transformers franchise.

To Push An Agenda, or Be Good? That is the Question!

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For far too long, Science Fiction as a genre has been sinking into a realm where it puts agenda above entertainment. Only recently, has there been any sort of push back. There needs to be more push back.

If  Star Trek: Discovery's primary goal is to push a Social Justice agenda, oh and take the inevitable, not so veiled jab at President Trump, its going to fail, even as it will continually to be propped up by its Hollywood backers.

Before I go on, I should mention, I actually enjoy the JJ AbramsStar Trek movies, and I found the last movie, Beyond highly entertaining.

Pushing agendas, is what made much of modern Star Trek unwatchable. Seldom could TNG just touch on a topic without resorting to lecturing about it. This was a particular issue when Gene Roddenberry was still in charge. DS9, was in many ways, more even keeled and concerned with telling its story then lecturing and off the top of my head I can't think of any episode that annoyed me. Whereas just to pull a TNG title…

Justice League - Official Trailer 1

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I love this!
There seemed to be a lot of little tidbits in there. But Commissioner Gordon, and Lois Lane stood out. I notice they're using Wonder Woman as sort of an anchor here. Diana, of course would have a long view on history.
Oh and Aquaman, stole the show!

Of Gumroad, and Blog Revamps!

First. I radically changed the blog theme. Well maybe not super radical, as it still follows the same idea of white and black color scheme.

I did this mostly, to accommodate my Gumroad store. Hey, wait weren't you using Payhip a few hours ago? Yes. But I'd rather get paid direct into my bank, and Gumroad officers that. My biggest issue with Gumroad, there is no way at least that I can see, to upload a preview file...

This does make the blog look more modern, I must say. Probably be tweaking it for awhile.

A Slightly, Streamlined Blog...

I think I've said it before. I love Nabble's software, but it is sort of clunky for the modern Internet Age. More so then that, the Nabble gallery setup had gotten beyond my original intents. It was time to pull things back a bit.

Above you'll notice the Roadrunner Books tab, its also on the sidebar - If you press the Roadrunner Books logo, that will also take you to the page. This is basically, just my Payhip store in an iFrame. Though I have to say, its a very smooth integration of it. The reason I didn't do that from the beginning was, I wasn't able to provide direct links for each book, to places like Amazon, Kobo... ect. However on the page there are indeed links to those outlets, I figure if anyone doesn't want to purchase direct from my store, they can and would click on those links to their preferred retailer.

But having the bookstore, like this makes it more direct and there to be seen. I really wish I could somehow categorize things in Payhip...

Also …

Friday Kitten: Jessie Vard

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Your Friday Kitten is, Jessie Vard.
Though not readily apparent, Jessie Vard is in fact Thai, or half-Thai. A very lovely girl.

The Neo-human Glossary

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As I won't be including this GLOSSARY, with the next three books, but I do want it to be easily referenced, since it still contains interesting and relevant bits to the Neo-human series, I have made it public. 
Oh and Karaseer's wings, on that 'A Stream of Stars' cover, probably aren't accurate as of this moment... But, we'll get into that in the miniseries...

Neo-human GLOSSARY

Because I'm not including this glossary with the next three Neo-human books, yet I think it is still relevant and worth referring to, I've decided to post it for easy reference.


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GLOSSARY


AI: Artificial Intelligence. Any computer program endowed with self-awareness. Falcania, the Telchar Avatar at the center of The Heart of The Phoenix is an example of such a being. Others include the thinking machines such as Dr. Erasmus Chang’s companion Chronos.

Akjang-T'Shaak: Sub-commander.

Aliran: Wing; can also mean “stratosphere”.

Aranskrai: Ironsol.

Arblus: That which recurs or loops inward upon itself or “eternal recurrence”.

Arclayht Warlocks: The most inner circle of Tahru who utilized Druidic practices married with that of scientific calculations to affect change in their environment. Though they existed at the inception of the Falcanian’s Tahru caste and that of the Tarik Way, Arclayht Warlocks did not rise to promine…