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  • Journey to the Center of Microservices
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    We're trying something new. Well, trying two new things. We're starting to blog about Wattpad's journey into the world of microservices. And we're blogging on our own platform. We're proud of the really hard problems we have to solve every day and we'd love to show the solutions to the world. We also know that being c...

  • ECUADOR HIKING
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    Ecuador is one of the smallest South American countries, but it has a biodiversity that is second only to Brazil, the biggest country on the continent. First attracted to Ecuador by the immensely popular Galapagos Islands, we kept returning to it for its beaches and mountains, each blessed with stupendously rich fauna...

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  • The Nature of Time
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    ~*Wattys 2016 Winner*~ The Ministry is in an uproar over the alleged sightings of a ghost, Damien stands torn between helping an old friend and doing his duty as a top traveler of the Ministry, while Gerard tries desperately to bring back someone he lost long ago in the midst of discovering secrets that leads him to b...

  • Blood Brothers: A Novel of the Southern Plains
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    1864: A tragic encounter between white settlers and Comanche tribesmen on the Texas frontier sets the stage for the epic saga of two brothers, both divided and linked by fate. Jim Barclay: Taken from his family by the Comanche, he grows from a mischievous boy into a hardened warrior, and later becomes an apprentice s...

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  • Uncommon Stock: Version 1.0
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    Book 1 of The Uncommon Series, the bestselling tech startup thriller trilogy. Mara Winkel is rock climbing, mountain biking, and 'studying' her way through school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. But when her best friend James asks her to partner with him to start a disruptive new software company she discovers...

  • Blind River
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    The town of Blind River used to bustle with timber and mining concerns, but it has become just another coffee and donut stop on the vast TransCanada highway snaking through northern Ontario. Mark Roth, a one-time classical and jazz musician with a talent for following the money, finds himself retired to a cabin in the...

  • The Death of All Things
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    An interstellar hunter seeks vengeance on a powerful entity.

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  • Tales of a B&B Host
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    TRUE STORIES FROM A B&B HOST. I grew up in a B&B since the age of 4, after 20 plus years of having a constant stream of strangers come through the front door. You pick up a story or two....

  • The Last Town
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    A young man and his mother move halfway across the country to escape his abusive step-father. With his mother's new dream-job at a tech firm, their new life together is off to a great start... But they soon learn that dreams are often too good to be true. Isolated in a new town with no one to trust, they must dig up t...

  • Adultescence: a novella
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    The ultimate disgruntled fan learns that revenge has a way of biting back, in this hilarious and moving tale of maturity, and forgiveness, delayed until it's almost too late. ____________ "An addiction to a beloved story can be as exhilarating--and as debilitating--as any chemical dependency." Nobody knows this bette...

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  • Blue Collar Immortal
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    On the eve of retirement, working stiff John Henry Munroe, and everyone in the world learns of a new technology: consciousness migration. The consciousness is moved, not copied, to a brainbox which is then installed in an android body giving, more or less immortality. Amid the debate and the hysteria regarding this ne...

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  • Starfang: Claw of the Clan
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    After recovering from her harrowing ordeal, Captain Francesca Min Yue is on the hunt once more. Keen on revenge for the death of her beloved crew and pack-mate, she is not going to roll over and play dead. However, Yeung Leung, long-time enemy and leader of the Amber Eyes, still eludes the captain's claws. Will France...

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  • Big Data: A Startup Thriller Novel
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    If you think artificial intelligence is dangerous, then you don't know the real threat to humanity's future... Luna Valencia is the founder of the hottest artificial intelligence startup in history. She's about to become incredibly rich and powerful. But just when she's about to take her company public, her world begi...

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  • The Withered Land, THE EMPIRE FALLS: HELL'S AVATAR
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    D'Spayr, the EARLY YEARS ... nearly two decades before meeting the Sorcerer-Princess Nygeia and before encountering the Traveler In Red, a young journeyman Knight named D'Spayr encounters a dangerous secret sect, battles against an angel-like rogue alien with a sinister plan, encounters mercenaries from the Emperium's...

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  • SCORPIO RISING (serialized mystery)
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    Scorpio Rising (New Age noir) In the space of one hour, three strangers die violent deaths. A hit-and-run vehicle kills a dot-com millionaire jogging in San Francisco. A car bomb obliterates the team leader of a government counter-terrorism project in Los Alamos, New Mexico. An assailant ambushes a New York heiress wa...

  • Black Thread - Hēi Xiàn (黑线) (CPN)
    527 1 82

    A cowardly man forced to serve a bitter and abusive older woman. A dark and mysterious woman with magic and powers beyond comprehension. She seeks something almost unobtainable. What kind of path will these two walk? What kind of pain awaits them? What kind of fate brings them together or will this fate drive them ap...

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  • THE VISITOR (The Best Of Watties 2017)
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    Specialist astronaut Evelyn Slater encounters a badly damaged, ancient alien artefact on the first ever space junk elimination mission. A security clampdown is imposed by the USA, Russian and European governments. Evelyn leads a team of hand-picked scientists who make amazing discoveries within the alien device. S...

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  • The 32
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    A sci-fi short story. Quinn has been waiting for this day to come for twenty years. Join him in his search for truth in the dizzying heights of New London. [Audiobook to follow]

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  • Ten Months of Pregnancy in Twenty Minutes
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    This short story is about pregnancy. In here you won't find the "what to expect" week by week prognosis but rather just an easy breezy take on one of the most insane experiences of your life. All pregnancies are different but here's my opinion (and hopefully some educational tidbits) about these ten months. Yes, I...

  • Jack Archer: Days of past future
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    Jack Archer is a detective living 50 years in the far future of London in 2015. Down on his luck, private detective Jack Archer is given a case by Space Satellite Magnate Sir Nicholas Exloqii to find his missing daughter Amelia. Is it a simple case of a missing rouge heiress or are deeper forces as work? Archer invest...

  • SPIRAL JUNGLE-CANTOS 4 & 5 (Featured Story)
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    SPIRAL JUNGLE comes from the Black Sand Chronicles. In this transcript (CANTOS 4 & 5), mnemonic voyager Estrella Kuemanu dives into the past, going back to the 19th and 20th centuries in search of remnant clues to the future. Estrella has names and identities whittled into her drivepack, but that was n...

  • The Solution
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    Set in a Chinese future, it's 'Ready Player One' meets 'Interstellar'! Chon Lai is my name. Xen Lai is my brother. And with a little help from our friends, our family is responsible for the greatest accomplishment in human history. This is our story. In China's future, two brothers settle their differences and ful...

  • Star Pressed
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    When orphaned siblings Andra and Grunge are abducted from the landfill site they call home, they are pressed into service on the HMS Ghandi with three teenage aliens where they form a surrogate family in an unfair universe. LOST IN SPACE meets GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY....a love letter to space faring #ScienceFiction.

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  • Astra Zartraxx: Humorous Space Adventurer
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    Astra Tooren Zartraxx felt good. Why bother going to the other end of the universe if you weren't going to have some fun? He casually flipped his zapper into his back-holster and grinned, and there was a lot to be said for that grin. It was the kind of grin that defined a man or, indeed, his whole lifestyle. 'Look at...

  • This Week in Crime History
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    Why is modern culture so fearful of crime, but also fascinated by it? Why do the details of a gruesome murder, rape, or other heinous crime hold our attention? For years, psychologists and criminologists have tried to answer these questions, but thus far no one has been able to come up with a solid explanation. We are...

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  • Guanjo
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    BRILLIANTLY CONCEIVED! CREEPY AND COMPELLING! An eerie tale of first contact and perilous adventure. John E. Boyd, hyper-curious and depressed human being, dares to pursue the lost tribe of missing emigrants from city-Earth. Guanjo defies his expectations, turning his mission into genocide. HIGHEST RANKING IN SF: #2...

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  • SETI - The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence - Book I
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    Seventeen year old Sam Alexander has a mission: to finish his dead father's crusade to locate deep-space radio signals from extraterrestrial civilizations. He uses his powerful computer and radio equipment to search the electromagnetic spectrum for a message from deep space, and finds one. But when he shares his disco...

  • Scrambled Eggs
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    100 poems (4-27-16) --- Update after 90 poems (3-11-17) As I go into the 91st poem, "Scrambled Eggs" doesn't seem like a project that's been a year and a half in the making. Many words and concepts are packed into a small space. Although the poems are short, they are plentiful in a way that has found its own rhythm. ...

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  • I Want to Believe
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    FBI agents Scully and Mulder investigate the disappearance of a young girl, while Sherlock searches for an old friend. When Sherlock, Watson, and the agents finally see each other, they meet the Doctor, (a human-like alien with two hearts) and his companions, the Ponds. Just as they find the blue box (a TARDIS, as he...

  • "The Torturess" (Short)
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    The Holy Scriptures tell us that, in the cycle of time now past, our people conquered theirs with our superior weapons and intellects. The same texts tell us that in the current cycle, we shall conquer them again. Yet although I consider myself to be a man of faith, I have come to question whether we can ever claim...

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