Short Sci-Fi Adventures

by Lance Erlick

SF Collection D3 Alt (Front) (SM)

Collection of science fiction adventures:


Living on the seaward side of barrier walls built to protect against rising seas, the only means of survival for Regina Shen is underwater salvage, which is banned by the World Federation. After a storm takes her friend’s family and home, Regina is determined to help by defying the Federation.


In a world where boys and girls are forcibly segregated, Annabelle Scott fancies a guy she spies in a nearby prison. When she attempts to make contact, she runs afoul of the law. She tumbles into situations that challenge her beliefs and just may turn her into an unintentional rebel.


Inspired by Lord of the Flies and Bridge to Tarabithia.

Bullied as the smallest of thirteen boys in his class, Bradley is on plane that crashes on a remote island with a bully who is out of control. Bradley meets a mysterious tomboy who shouldn’t be there and has to learn to survive on the hostile island, deal with her, and come to terms with the bully.


Security Chief Nina Rekovic keeps the peace on the all-female Maiden’s Ark that left Earth five years before. Distress signal says Earth is lost, stranding lunar colonists. Someone sabotages the vital fertility lab. While balancing Returners she sympathizes with, a dictatorial captain, and an estranged lover who betrays her, can Rekovic solve the conspiracy before she’s imprisoned or worse?


Chilling short story of government surveillance.

At the intersection of global tracking, pervasive networks, mass storage, and the Patriot Act, we have the ability and some say the obligation to know everything about everyone. Can privacy survive? Can the individual endure?

Harold is a second-class citizen and a cog in a government surveillance system charged with reviewing “criminal activity.” He has private thoughts about a woman he’s forbidden from approaching, and he will not be deterred.


Outcast Regina Shen is condemned to live on the seaward side of walls built to hold back rising seas from abrupt climate change. A hurricane threatens to destroy what’s left of her world. Regina enters the storm with a home, mom, and sister, but that’s all about to change.

This is the novelette that launched the Regina Shen series and was expanded into Regina Shen: Resilience.

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