Metalheart

Metalheart

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Seran is a scout fighting alongside other robots in the war against humans. When she detects wreckage of a fallen battleship, an errant process compels her to fight through the human forces and rescue a survivor. She is drawn to the dying robot and the attraction leads her away from the protocols of machine society.Seran is a scout fighting on a distant planet in the ongoing war between robots and humans. When a battleship falls, an errant process compels her to fight through the human forces and rescue a survivor. Although she sustains heavy damage, she is drawn to the dying robot. Her attraction leads her away from the protocols of machine society, and to the horizon of evolution.
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Quota

Quota

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Life is short and brutal in the apocalyptic wasteland. Skag Murdet culls herds for slaughter to help sustain the population on razor-thin margins of available sustenance. Everyone has a duty to perform. Everyone has a quota to fill.Parental Warning: This story contains imagery which may be disturbing to young readers.Worst epic fail of her scientific career? Falling for a cyborg she helped create.Kyra Winters never meant for her cyber science discoveries to be used for evil, but that’s exactly what happened. Now returning Peyton 313’s humanity is the last chance she’ll ever have to atone. She can’t get back the lost decade, but she can only change the present by restoring the cyborg who was once Marine Captain Peyton Elliot.Certainly her grand plan for rectifying her mistakes didn’t include madly kissing the confused, passionate Marine when he begged her to. The same scientific mind that constructed the cyborg creator code now warned her not to let Peyton’s tempting offers of heaven cloud her rational decision making. Yet it’s difficult to resist the cyborg she’s restoring when he’s also the most intriguing man she’s ever known.
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The Predator of the Meadow

The Predator of the Meadow

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Vincent Wagner is a soldier for the Panthera Corporation. His mind has been chemically and behaviorally altered to make him a more effective soldier. Soldiers for the Panthera Corporation have no memories of what transpired during their duty. For Vincent, his duty leaves him with the impression that he is a lion in a vast meadow, moving and fighting with perfect ferocity and no long-term memory.Vincent Wagner is a soldier for the Panthera Corporation. His mind has been chemically and behaviorally altered to make him a more effective soldier. Soldiers for the Panthera Corporation have no memories of what transpired during their duty. For Vincent, his duty leaves him with the impression that he is a lion in a vast meadow, moving and fighting with perfect ferocity and no long-term memory. But then he wakes up.
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Woman of Glass

Woman of Glass

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Julian scratches metal flamenco in a dive where humans and synthetics intermix. A man invites him to play a song for his disabled neighbor. Although he plays he is uncomfortable around her and never sees Lee again. Lee, on the other hand, has her own ideas.Julian scratches metal flamenco in a dive where humans and synthetics intermix. A man invites him to play a song for his disabled neighbor. Although he plays he is uncomfortable around her and never sees Lee again. Lee, nearing death, finds in Julian a new reason to complete her synthetic research. The song he wrote for her becomes a hit, and Julian learns Lee thinks his public performance of the song reciprocates her feelings for him.
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Marionette

Marionette

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Mitch Tacit is Hyperion Dazzle's best friend, and being best friends with the universe's most famous media star requires going to extreme lengths. With Hyperion's new album ready to be released, Mitch uncovers a coup threatening his position as best friend. Thankfully, Mitch has his own network of friends to rely on for support.Mitch Tacit is Hyperion Dazzle's best friend, and being best friends with the universe's most famous media star requires going to extreme lengths. With Hyperion's new album ready to be released, Mitch uncovers a coup threatening his position as best friend. Thankfully, Mitch has his own network of friends to rely on for support, including a hive mind and his employer, the entity responsible for his best friend's persona.
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Reflections

Reflections

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

When Chance Holly's spreadsheet doesn't add-up, the universe crashes. Then, it's up to the alien AI, Max, and a pair of researchers and their illegal magnetic-vortex to save the day. Featuring robot kittens.In this book, Kiley ends up trapped by an unknown creature until now, Deception. The word and girl is dangerous and can never be trusted. What will become of Kiley or Deception? Read on to find out!
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Phone Calls From God

Phone Calls From God

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Craig Henry is an atheist and he loves Tabitha Wolfe. Her mother, Christine Wolfe, is a devout Christian and thinks her daughter can do better. But, when Christine starts receiving phone calls from someone she believes is the Almighty, long hidden family secrets come to light.Any scientific expedition to the Arctic expects plenty of risk. However, Dr. Welham of Miskatonic University's survey uncovers far more than the usual geologic and ethnographic samples. In the severe, rock-scouring blizzards of the far north, the team comes across a hideous object from an elder age. A relic that brings earth shattering terror in its wake...  This story is loosely inspired by H. P. Lovecraft's short story, Polaris, which was written in 1918. In that story, a modern man is troubled by recurring dreams, gaining in intensity. During these visions, he assumes the role of a sentry guarding the pass against the invading Inutos people from the west. However, under the malign influence of the pole star, the watcher falls asleep. This time, when he awakes, screaming, the sentry wakes as a modern man and realises that he has failed the marble city of Olathoe in the lost land of Lomar.
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Blood of the Lamb

Blood of the Lamb

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

In the nineteenth century, Cain is a gunfighter known as a leading cause of ghost towns. His desire for a peaceful life is impossible given his inability to remember his sordid past. Now, his friends from a Palouse tribe have begged him to right a wrong brought about by the US Cavalry. Indebted to the tribes, Cain rides to confront the Cavalry. And the demons of his past ride beside him.In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Cain is a gunfighter known as a leading cause of ghost towns. His desire for a peaceful life is impossible given his sordid past and his inability to remember the bad things he believes he did. Now, his friends from a Palouse tribe have begged him to right a wrong brought about by the US Cavalry. Indebted to the tribes, Cain rides to confront the Cavalry. And the demons of his past ride beside him.
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Oblivion

Oblivion

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

Diotitus was a Greek god for about a week. Now, he lives in an apartment in the afterlife reserved for the unaffiliated. His neighbor, Tif, has given up and become a catatonic drooler. When conscious thought left her mind she had a burst of insight. Now, to save the afterwords, the gods expect Diotitus to finish Tif's thought.A long time ago, Diotitus was a Greek god. At least for about a month until his worshiper-base of eight converted. Now, Diotitus lives in an apartment in the afterlife of the generally unsaved. One neighbor is the enigmatic Brangot, and another neighbor is the vivacious Tif Brown. Unfortunately, Tif has completely given up and is now a Drooler. But at the moment conscious thought left her mind, she had a burst of insight that is now the most sought after piece of information. Many gods from many afterworlds want to know the full scope of Tif's thought, and they expect Diotitus and Brangot to find out.
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The Autumn Engagement

The Autumn Engagement

Stephen Cote

Music / Plays / Fantasy

When Baseball is used to settle political disputes, one bad pitch cost Janus Franko his wife, career, and reputation. Eight months later, he is presented an opportunity to prove that he didn't throw the game. However, he will have to attend a party that caters to the ultra-wealthy where the dress code includes a robot date on his arm.War is extinct. Baseball games are the preferred method to resolve disputes, and Janus Franko is a genetically engineered pitcher for the United States of North America national team. But, one bad pitch cost him his wife, career, and reputation. Eight months later, he is presented an opportunity to prove that he didn't throw the game. To find the persons responsible, he will have to attend a party catering to the ultra-wealthy where the dress code mandates a robot date on his arm.
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