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The Terror Aboard The Speedwell

Welcome to the future. The remnants of humanity, in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event known only as The Fall, have fled a dying homeworld to seek refuge among the colonies of the solar system.

Two hundred years later a small reconnaissance team returns to survey the surface of the dead world. What they find there not only puts their lives in peril, but also endangers all of humanity.

The Terror Aboard The Speedwell is a sci-fi horror game where victory means surviving a two month trip back to Mars as a deadly creature stalks your spaceship, picking your crew off one by one.

Maybe if you’re smart--and a little lucky--you’ll make it back home with all your limbs intact. Choose poorly and the Speedwell will be your tomb.

Featuring:

*A 50K word branching sci-fi horror story with 60 endings.
*A choice between two protagonists, each with their own unique dialogue and options.
*Heroine. Murderer. Savior. Survivor. Corpse. Coward. Conquerer. What will you become?

Content warning: Suicide, PTSD, and cannibalism are themes explored in The Terror Aboard The Speedwell. Violence, gore, and strong language are also part of the game.

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Lightspeed: Year One

Lightspeed: Year One compiles all the fiction published by the online science fiction magazine Lightspeed in its first year. Originally published stories include Nebula Award finalists Vylar Kaftan's "I'm Alive, I Love You, I'll See You in Reno" and Adam-Troy Castro's "Arvies" as well as Carrie Vaughn's Hugo Award-nominated "Amaryllis". Plus there are classic stories by Stephen King, Ursula K. Le Guin, George R. R. Martin, and more.

The popular, critically-acclaimed Lightspeed is edited by bestselling anthologist John Joseph Adams. Lightspeed publishes all types of science fiction, from near-future sociological soft sf to far-future star-spanning hard sf—and everything in between. Each month, Lightspeed features a mix of original and classic stories, from a variety of authors, showcasing the best new genre voices along with bestsellers, award-winners, fan favorites, and notable authors readers already know.

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Apex Book of World Sf

The Apex Book of World SF, edited by Lavie Tidhar, features award-winning science fiction and fantasy short stories from Asia, Eastern Europe and around the world.

The world of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers more than one country, one continent, or one culture. Collected here are sixteen stories penned by authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel, Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and other countries across the globe. Each one tells a tale breathtakingly vast and varied, whether caught in the ghosts of the past or entangled in a postmodern age.

Among the spirits, technology, and deep recesses of the human mind, stories abound. Kites sail to the stars, technology transcends physics, and wheels cry out in the night. Memories come and go like fading echoes and a train carries its passengers through more than simple space and time. Dark and bright, beautiful and haunting, the stories herein represent speculative fiction from a sampling of the finest authors from around the world.

"The great thing about Tidhar's collection is that it is full of such masterpieces. You do have to get used to having your mind warped as if by some powerful psychedelic. You'll definitely feel that way after Zoran Zivkovic and his Godot-like explorations. Or after Guy Hassan's thought experiment about the nature of mind and thought. But once you get used to the idea, you can settle in and enjoy the ride." 42SciFi-Fantasy.com

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The Apex Book of World Sci-Fi Vol II

An expedition to an alien planet; Lenin rising from the dead; a superhero so secret he does not exist. In The Apex Book of World SF 2, World Fantasy Award nominated editor Lavie Tidhar brings together a unique collection of stories from around the world. Quiet horror from Cuba and Australia; surrealist fantasy from Russia and epic fantasy from Poland; near-future tales from Mexico and Finland, as well as cyberpunk from South Africa. In this anthology one gets a glimpse of the complex and fascinating world of genre fiction—from all over our world.

Featuring work from noted international authors such as Will Elliot, Hannu Rajaniemi, Shweta Narayan, Lauren Beukes, Ekaterina Sedia, Nnedi Okorafor, and Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Chainsaw Warrior

An incredibly faithful adaptation of the classic roguelike Boardgame. The dice are virtual, but the equipment, the mechanics – even the gorgeous Brett Ewins card art, which exudes the biopunk stylings of the 80s incarnation of 2000AD. Barring a smaller surface area, the game plays out exactly as it does in its cardboard incarnation. In a gaming culture where the roguelike is most certainly resurgent, this is a fascinating piece of game archaeology – a pre-PC roguelike.

One intriguing survival from the social darwinist 80s is just how hard the game is. Auroch has given in to modernity by including easy and medium difficulty levels, which reduce the level of randomness in the character creation process, leading to a tougher, faster, more lethal and better-equipped warrior. The hard mode – which represents the setting of the original game – is gloriously infuriating.

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I Killed Adolf Hitler

Welcome to a strange, violent world in which contract killers are routinely hired to rub out dysfunctional relatives, abusive co-workers, and even just loud neighbours. 'I Killed Adolf Hitler' opens on a note of perverse sexuality and ends with a touching ode to the permanence of true love. Sandwiched in between there's murder, time travel and alternate futures - all brought together with a perfectly logical and yet completely shocking, unexpected climax.

Rendered in Jason's trade crisp deadpan style, and augmented by lovely, understated colouring, I Killed Adolf Hitley is an truly marvellous, oddball gem.

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The Apex Book Of World Sci-Fi Vol. III

The world of speculative fiction is expansive; it covers more than one country, one continent, one culture. Collected here are sixteen stories penned by authors from Thailand, the Philippines, China, Israel, Pakistan, Serbia, Croatia, Malaysia, and other countries across the globe. Each one tells a tale breathtakingly vast and varied, whether caught in the ghosts of the past or entangled in a postmodern age.

Among the spirits, technology, and deep recesses of the human mind, stories abound. Kites sail to the stars, technology transcends physics, and wheels cry out in the night. Memories come and go like fading echoes and a train carries its passengers through more than simple space and time. Dark and bright, beautiful and haunting, the stories herein represent speculative fiction from a sampling of the finest authors from around the world.

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War Stories

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War is everywhere. Not only among the firefights, in the sweat dripping from heavy armor and the clenching grip on your weapon, but also wedging itself deep into families, infiltrating our love letters, hovering in the air above our heads. It's in our dreams and our text messages. At times it roars with adrenaline, while at others it slips in silently so it can sit beside you until you forget it's there.

Join Joe Haldeman, Linda Nagata, Karin Lowachee, Ken Liu, Jay Posey, and more as they take you on a tour of the battlefields, from those hurtling through space in spaceships and winding along trails deep in the jungle with bullets whizzing overhead, to the ones hiding behind calm smiles, waiting patiently to reveal itself in those quiet moments when we feel safest. War Stories brings us 23 stories of the impacts of war, showcasing the systems, combat, armor, and aftermath without condemnation or glorification.

Instead, War Stories reveals the truth.

War is what we are."

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The Ware Tetralogy

It starts with Software, where rebel robots bring immortality to their human creator by eating his brain. Software won the first Philip K. Dick Award. In Wetware, the robots decide to start building people—and people get strung out on an insane new drug called merge. This cyberpunk classic garnered a second Philip K. Dick award. By Freeware, the robots have evolved into soft plastic slugs called moldies—and some human “cheeseballs” want to have sex with them. The action redoubles when aliens begin arriving in the form of cosmic rays. And with Realware, the humans and robots reach a higher plateau.

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HAPHEAD

HAPHEAD is an eight-part, neo-noir webseries from Postopian Pictures.

A cyberpunk webseries about a girl who's literally empowered by videogames. In 2025, games are so immersive that teenagers learn skills just by playing. After she enables the haptics, Maxine's favourite rabbit-ninja fighting game gets a whole lot more punishing, with the new tech beating skills into her muscle memory. Which is good: she needs to level up quick once her employer discovers her on-the-job theft...

Not sold? Check out the first four episodes for free on HAPHEAD!

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Apex Magazine (1 year subscription)

Apex Magazine is an online prose and poetry magazine of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mash-ups of all three. Works full of marrow and passion, stories that are twisted, strange, and beautiful. Creations where secret places and dreams are put on display.

Each month we bring you a mix of originals and reprints, interspersed with interviews and nonfiction. We have published many of the top short form writers working today: Mary Robinette Kowal, Saladin Ahmed, Genevieve Valentine, Amal El-Mohtar, Forrest Aguirre, Nick Matamas, Theodora Goss, Nalo Hopkinson, Eugie Foster, Cat Rambo, Jeff VanderMeer, Seanan McGuire, and Jennifer Pelland. And we’ve also presented the first professional work of amazing new writers such as Indrapramit Das, T.J. Weyler, Kathryn Weaver, Kelly Barnhill, Douglas F. Warrick, and Jeremy R. Butler.

Apex Magazine received a Best Semiprozine Hugo nomination in 2012 and 2013. We placed two stories in the 2010 Nebula Award category of Best Short Story and another in 2013. Nearly a dozen stories have been selected for the annual Year’s Best anthologies over the past three years.

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[R]espawn

It’s the future. The remnants of humanity, in the aftermath of a cataclysmic event known only as The Fall, have fled a dying homeworld to seek refuge among the colonies of the solar system. 500 years later on the small moon of Callisto, every human has the right to respawn. Today, you are exercising that right.

[R]espawn is a sequel to both You Were Made for Loneliness and The Terror Aboard The Speedwell. You do not need to have played either of those games to understand [R]espawn, but there are a couple of treats for players who have played the other two games.

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The Otherworlds II Bundle

Here's your invitation to Otherworlds II, a sci-fi bundle that will introduce you to some of our most loved sci-fi creators from 2015 - games, films, comics, books and music in one pay-what-you-like bundle.

Who is VODO?

A gang of filmmakers, musicians, artists, writers and technologists, spread from Wales to Germany, Canada to China . We’re dedicated to finding amazing content and getting it to you in ways that make sense. Meet our people.

& what do we do?

A good deal of searching, watching, listening, playing and reading. We consult a network of hardcore enthusiasts in their fields. Then we email, persuade, negotiate and cajole. We commission art and music and wrap it all up in an amazing release. Find out how we do it.

Content Partners

  • Wiley
  • Disinformation
  • First Hand Films
  • IDW Publishing
  • Phase 4 Films
  • Rare Bird
  • Top Shelf
  • Vinegar Syndrome
  • Britdoc
  • VODO is discovering & distributing amazing indie content... stuff that all too often gets lost in the digital noise
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  • 10% charity

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Bundles have been around for a while generating great exposure for indie games, audio and books and we figured we could spice things up a bit and offer them all at once, bringing film into the equation too! It's like what we've done before, offering different kinds of goodies when you donate to a film, but this time it's all up front and in the mix.

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Pay-What-You-Want means just that! Choose an amount that works for you and you get links to the bundle content. This includes permanent streaming access to the movie, with game, audio and ebook download links. The average price that people are paying for the bundle is figured on a rolling basis and if you choose to pay more than this, you get a whole bunch of other stuff too - Steam codes for more awesome games and more great special-edition ebook and audio book delights. Bonus! The bundle is only on offer for a few weeks though, so grab it while you can!

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