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Galactic Energies: Science fiction and fantasy short stories [Kindle Edition]

Luca Rossi , Andrea Pakieser
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The artificial intelligences of DataCom are trying to save the planet... by exterminating the human race.
Aurelia finds her perfect man: a robot.
The space explorer Captain Arcot sacrifices his life for an impossible conquest, the heart of Vril the vampire queen.
A shape-shifting mutant ignites the erotic desires of the galactic police officer who's been tracking her down.
Alessio fights against corruption in a universe of his own creation.
An innocent man is forced to submit to the domination of a ruthless prison director.
A king who's forgotten his own past wanders through a magical dimension where he discovers his own history.
Two souls separated after one abandons the other meet again in another life.
In an exciting virtual reality game, the hunter of the fearsome black widow becomes her prey.

Ranked #1 in WIRED's Self Published Books

A Highly Rated Read Voted To The Following Positions on Goodreads:
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#1 in Favorite Fantasy Books
#1 in Indie Novellas, Novelettes, and Short Stories
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#7 in Best Indie Fantasy Books
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#7 in Best Anthologies

This book contains explicit scenes of sexual nature.

About the Author

Research, science, science fiction and high technology: this is the world of Luca Rossi, and the main themes that run through his literary work. He believes the internet provides a tool to bring people together and make the world a more open, fair and democratic place. In 2013 he published Galactic Energies, a collection of short stories set in a universe where not just the laws of physics, but also the laws of eros, passion, desire and the spirit are a little different than our own. He was born in Turin on April 15th, 1977. He likes to ride his bike, take walks through nature and spend most of his free time with his family.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting collection 23 Oct. 2014
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Really good collection of stories, combining sex, violence, and dystopian settings. There's science fiction, and fantasy too, so that each story offers something new to the reader. Easy to read, with an engaging style. There are also some great concepts, and I really enjoyed this collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Imaginative Collection of Short Stories 28 May 2014
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With short stories, it's often hard to get too invested in the characters because they end so quickly. Sometimes, the best kind of short story is the kind that has a twist ending, something that shocks you and makes it more memorable. Luca Rossi manages to create several short stories where you do feel connected to the characters in many of them, and there are also quite a few that end with a punch. This book was originally written in Italian, so I commend the translator for doing a fantastic job. The writing is both smooth and engaging. The majority of the stories are science fiction, and each one is uniquely creative and inventive. There is also an erotic element to many of them as well.

Here is quick rundown of what I thought of each story:

"Rewind": This was a great story to start with. I quickly became immersed in this story where a young owner of a web agency becomes hugely successful despite the corrupt businesses that try to shut him down. It shows just how powerful social media has become. The main character is likable, and I was happy when his greatest fantasy becomes reality. But then the ending leaves you saying, what in the hell just happened?

"The Kingdom of Turlis": This story had a really strong and intriguing beginning. But then it turned into more of a fantasy story (rather than sci-fi), and that's not a preferred genre of mine. However, it still had an interesting plot that kept me turning the pages.

"Life in Prison": I loved the concept of this story, even though it was quite disturbing. A man is falsely accused of a crime and is placed in a futuristic prison, which is located inside a cave and manned by robots.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
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A collection that hangs together the same way that concept rock albums used to do in the ways when musicians made concept rock albums. Sex, a little violence, and the exploration in each story of some aspect of the human condition or psyche - usually via androids and technology. I was disturbed by the all too plausible matriarchal achievement of the end of the male gender, drawn in by the practicality of the notion of the redundancy of the old-fashioned banking system and pleased to see the inclusion of the Fiat Punto in fiction - a much neglected automotive character. Being an Englishman I am not qualified to comment on the erotic content of this collection, and I leave that to others. You won't fault the fantasy and concepts of the stories, or the sheer scale and scope of the speculation. Most splendid. Most splendid indeed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brave new worlds 10 Oct. 2013
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"Galactic Energies" by Luca Rossi is an interesting and unique blend of science, fantasy and exploration of the human condition. In this inspired selection of short stories Rossi takes us to new dimensions, planets and technological innovations, yet his heroes remain the same imperfect idealists and corrupt beings.
Highly original and intelligently composed the stories are written with a great distinctive voice. From the first amazing story onwards (where two Italian men invent a new paying system software) that voice held my interest with the promise of importance and meaning. The characters are well thought out creations that manage to make the unusual usual. Love, desire, hunger for power and other all too human qualities are perfectly set off against the artificial and virtual, futuristic, supernatural and paranormal.
Erotic and at times explicit these stories move across boundaries and dimensions; this is a feast for science fiction fans but also holds interest for readers in search of fresh or peculiar themes and innovative writing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read! 25 Aug. 2013
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I can't believe I read Galactic Energies so fast... I just couldn't stop! The author has an amazing imagination. Luca Rossi takes science fiction into new territory. All short stories are well written, with fascinating plots and unexpected endings. Female characters are dominant, strong and sexy. The book is written by a foreign author and you can tell. It's been a long time since I've read such new, fresh and innovative short stories, which made me think about who we really are, where we come from and how dangerous modern technology can be. Life in Prison, Forms of Love and Clouded Emotions were my favorite tales. Go enjoy them! Worth a read? Absolutely!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprising and Absorbing 3 Dec. 2013
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Not my usual cup of tea, I'll admit, but it didn't take long to hook me in, and once that happened I couldn't put it down. There are no wasted words in Luca Rossi's story-spinning, and the variety of concepts and executions in this collection is simply staggering. The author creates convincing characters and fills the tales with the right mix of action, sex, violence, social commentary, melancholy and love. Never dull, always different. All in all a fantastic escapist read. Thoroughly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An Extraordinary #1 book that I highly recommend
Galactic Energies: Science fiction and fantasy short stories by Luca Rossi is a first rate book with a magical sci-fi touch that moves the human heart. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging Short Stories
This diverse collection of stories covers subjects such as love, power, intergalactic travel, vampires, mutants, and family. Each story is unique and powerful. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Moongie
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book!!
Science Fiction is one of my favorite genres. I am always interested in finding out what is next in the world of technology. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lilian Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Short Science-fiction stories.
This series of short stories draws together different concepts with amazing creative skills. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Anna Othitis
5.0 out of 5 stars What a lovely collection of short stories!
What a lovely collection of short stories! I'm glad to have been given a copy of this book in exchange for some words of my experience with it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mandus
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Imaginative.
Science Fiction fans are in for a treat here with Luca Rossi's Galactic Energies. Entertaining and imaginative short stories; try it!
Published 4 months ago by MegaReader
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I dont understand how this book got so many good reviews. As a sci-fi reader, this book was far below mediocre. Read more
Published 4 months ago by 13atu
5.0 out of 5 stars and science fiction meld together in a series of short stories that...
A blend of everything in a wit narration style. Cyberpunk, erotic, fantasy, and science fiction meld together in a series of short stories that will satisfy readers from all paths... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Massimo Marino
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing blend of science fiction and adult fantasy!
A very interesting and exciting assortment of short science fiction and adult fantasy stories, seasoned with some hot erotic scenes. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Angel
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars
An excellent Sci Fi novel that keeps the reader interested through an assortment of characters and a very good plot line. Sexy, techy and thrill a minute!
Published 4 months ago by Gary Pratt
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