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Grand Theft Planetary & other stories

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Grand Theft Planetary is a collection of fifteen short stories released as a precursor to the forthcoming H L Jones novel, "Ragnar Blaise’s High Idea".

Grand Theft Planetary – A bored celebrity decides to steal an entire planet.

My Life is Saved – If at first you don't succeed... A man who can turn back time persuades a desperate beauty to go to bed with him.

From Afar – The first man on Mars is forced to find another home while pursued by a horrific creature.

Technology Fails Me – An IT Technician working for a tyrannical corporation helps a computer to live.

Modern Glass – A shallow businessman visits his daughter between social appointments.

Man Alone – Wandering across an apocalyptic England, one man struggles to survive against UFOs, strange mutated beasts, and a one hundred foot tall metal giant.

Barriers – World War 3 erupts due to a desirable alien artifact.
Murve’s Dog – A penniless heart-broken man adopts an equally-pitiful dog.

Bud and Rufus Play Dare – Two housemates play a destructive game of poker where the loser is forced to do a dare.

I Rule – The newly-elected President is given some shocking news about the human race - and the part he needs to play.

A Theoretical Question – Two students misappropriate the university’s newest asset to answer an age-old question; how many babies can a man take on in a fight?

Time and Punishment – A shy intellectual starts work at Time and Punishment, a time-travelling prison facility where the world’s most notorious mass-murderer is plotting his escape – and the ultimate act of homicide.

Farming – The rulers of the world contemplate culling the world in order to save it from an outside entity.

A Visual Masterpiece – A university scholar becomes obsessed with a woman who offers him a taste of the world’s pleasures.

Ticket – On the anniversary of his friend’s departure, a shambling recluse remembers the events of that fateful day.

Grand Theft Planetary & other stories
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: Sep 30, 2013
  • Publisher: HL Jones
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 219 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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