Best Anthony Vicino books

Time Heist (Firstborn Saga) (Volume 1)

Anthony Vicino

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In a world where time is money, what would you pay for revenge?

Former Time Vice Detective Tom Mandel is a dead man. The numbers on his arm don't lie. In less than twenty-four hours the nanocomp embedded in his brain at birth will deliver a jolt of electricity that'll carry him into the afterlife on the pixelated wave of a seizure.

Tom figures whatever comes next can't possibly be worse than what's come before.

That is until he hears a certain rumor circulating the Lowers. A rumor claiming the man responsible for pulling the greatest time heist in Unity history has escaped police custody.

A rumor claiming the man who murdered Tom's wife...is free.

Now, with less than a day remaining, Tom will return to the life he'd left for dead to catch the man who stole his everything.

But the path to perdition is never straight, and soon Tom finds himself at the center of a shadow-war being fought for control of Unity itself.

Torn between vengeance and duty, humanity's very survival hinges on what Tom does next.

Are you ready to join Tom on his quest for redemption as he confronts his demons, quiets the voices that haunt his dreams, and finds justice for his wife?

Vicino's lightning fast, cutting-edge stories have won over thriller, science fiction, and action/adventure fans the world over. Time Heist is a wildly inventive cyberpunk detective novel with high tech twists that'll keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

Praise for Time Heist

"A fast-paced technothriller exploring future technologies such as nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, the capture of human minds within digital interfaces, and more. The pace is frenetic...with enough twists to power a Hollywood blockbuster." -Ted Cross (Author of The Immortality Game)

"Time Heist has got to become an HBO television show!" -Andy Anderson (Amazon Top-100 Reviewer)

"Think of something a little tiny bit like the Matrix; but then not like it at all. I can't really come up with any other way to explain this very entertaining story. Nicely done!" -Dave Carver

Mind Breach (Firstborn Saga) (Volume 2)

Anthony Vicino

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The next stage of human evolution has arrived...

Humanity doesn't know they've been supplanted atop the evolutionary ladder. They don't know about the rival factions of Intuits battling for control of Unity. They don't know how close the end truly is...

Humanity sold a piece of its soul to survive the Dissolution. To survive what comes next, they'll have to sell the rest.

Tom Mandel is either villain or saint, depending on who you ask. In the fight to save Unity, he's already died once. He'll do it again, if needed, but he'd rather it didn't come to that.

Even hereos die...luckily they don't always stay that way.

A mysterious imprint grafted onto the mind of a young prodigy holds the key to stopping Tom Mandel's terrorist cell. Survival means uncovering the secrets locked inside her own mind, before it's too late.

If she fails, Unity will fall.

She won't let that happen. Not again.

A Mind Divided Cannot Stand

***For a limited time, grab Time Heist, the first book in The Firstborn Saga, for only $0.99!***

Vicino's lightning fast, cutting-edge stories have won over thriller, science fiction, and action/adventure fans the world over. Mind Breach is the much anticipated sequel to the adventure fans were calling a "modern cyberpunk classic." Jump into the series so full of high tech twists and turns that it'll keep you up late in the night.

What the Critics Are Saying About Mind Breach

"Mind Breach is a fascinating, if dark journey into a world in crisis. Razor sharp tension and an atmosphere of conflicted loyalties make this non-stop visit into a bleak future an incredible continuation of The Firstborn Saga." -Dii (Top Reviewer from Tome Tender)

"A truly exceptional book. A stunning sequel to Time Heist." -Jason Pennock

"You'll connect with Vicino's characters, look forward to his distinctive writing style, and never want to leave the world he creates." -Katherine Vanderford

Sins of the Father: A Short Story

Anthony Vicino

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Our mistakes as parents become the burden of our children.

"Brilliantly Shocking!" - Shauna Dean

When Ricky was nine years old he murdered his grandma with a shattered bottle of Jack Daniels. Nobody knows why he did it. Not even Ricky.

Forty-two years later and Ricky still believes he is that little boy. The face of the man in the mirror is a stranger he's never known.

Doctors at Pinehurst Mental Hospital, desperate to help Ricky confront the suppressed memories locked away in his fractured mind, perform a radical new therapy to reveal the secrets buried on that fateful night.

But soon they'll come to realize some memories are best left forgotten.

Sins of the Father is a psychological thriller from Anthony Vicino. A heartbreaking short story examining mental health, regret, and redemption. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe's suspense, or Stephen King's unsettling horror mysteries, will love this captivating short story.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q: What's Sins of the Father about?

A: Sins of the Father is part psychological thriller, part horror mystery. Mental health disorders are fertile ground for this type of story because they're something we're all susceptible to at some level. It was a bit scary exloring what it means to be a killer, and how, given the right stimuli, any of us could turn into that monster.

Q: Where did you get your inspiration for Sins of the Father?

A: Well, I have a degree in psychology which came in handy as I sat down to figure out how I could accurately depict, and incite, the sequence of symptoms the story calls for. All things considered, Sins of the Father is a break from my usual science fiction and fantasy stomping ground. An experiment in something dark, gritty, and loosely inspired by Stephen King. All things told, this is one of my favorite stories because it hit so close to home.

Q: What does it mean to you when readers pick up your books?

A: It's incredibly humbling. For so long I've slaved away at the keyboard in obscurity. To have my words out in the world being read by fans across the world is a bit surreal. I don't know if I'll ever be a best seller like Hugh Howey, but so far I've met a slew of wonderful people (both readers and fellow authors alike) which has made the whole publishing adventure unforgettable. Thanks to everybody who's taken the time to pick up one of my stories. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

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Extant: A Time Travel Short Story

Anthony Vicino

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***Originally published in Samuel Peralta's best selling anthology, The Time Travel Chronicles.***

Manipulating time always comes at a cost. For Special Agent Kaelyn Kwon, Blinking means living with one foot in the past and one foot in the present. Torn between memories of what was, and what could have been, she must use her power to decide what is yet to be.

A 10,000 word short adventure filled with action, time travel, and intrigue!

The Time Travel Chronicles (Future Chronicles Book 7)

Samuel Peralta

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Time travel. Humanity has long imagined what it would be like to be able to create a time machine, what we might see if we could travel into the future, or be transported to the distant past. And what if it were possible to travel into our own, more recent past? Would we be able to change our present, or are we prisoners of predestination? Is fate what we make of it?

In this latest title in the acclaimed 'Future Chronicles' series of speculative fiction anthologies, fourteen authors confront the question of time travel and its consequences, exploring a landscape where past, present and future all become imaginable destinations.

"The Time Travel Chronicles" features stories by science fiction grandmaster Robert J. Sawyer (Calculating God), Amazon bestselling author Rysa Walker (the Chronos series), Best American Science Fiction notable Samuel Peralta (Faith), plus eleven more of today's top authors in speculative and science fiction.

Purgatory: A Short Story

Anthony Vicino

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Together Beyond Death

As a Daydreamer for Imagine Nation, Jarek creates far flung adventures across space and time in his mind's eye for others to experience vicariously through their neural prostheses. Sometimes he fights space dragons, other times he dives to the bottom of Alear's deepest ocean and discovers what sorts of monsters lurk in the planet's darkest recesses.

But when his wife (aide to President Rance Mard) uncovers a conspiracy to tap into the limitless power supply of ancestors who have passed onto the spirit realm, Jarek soon discovers that the most horrible monsters are far worse than anything he could ever have imagined.

Purgatory is an 11,000 word short story from author Anthony Vicino about love's ability to transcend life and death. Featuring fast paced action filled with twists and turns, humor, suspense, and characters just trying to do what's right. If you like Jim Butcher, John Scalzi, or Chuck Wendig, then you'll love this captivating metaphysical romp!

Hindsight: Bonus Short Story: Infidelity

Anthony Vicino

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HINDSIGHT

Robert has been haunted by the mystery of his father's murder for years. Now, new clues will emerge, leading him on a thrilling chase through a web of lies and deceit to uncover a secret worth killing for.

Bonus Short Story

INFIDELITY

A man has been sitting at the bus stop outside Marcus' home for a couple hours now, and he shows no sign of getting on any form of public transportation that grumbles past.

Marcus, intent on discovering the man's true purpose, goes into spy mode and stalks the stalker. But when the truth is revealed, Marcus might just wish he'd stayed home after-all.

Parallel: A Novella

Anthony Vicino

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A New World In Every Choice

Hari and Gerald tore a hole in space and time. It's a little hole, but a big problem. A pinprick to an alternate dimension. Too small for either Hari or Gerald to fit through, but at least it's pretty to look at. Unfortunately, they're about to learn that pretty things can be pretty dangerous.

Lenorean Ambassador, Ryol, must investigate the Rift on behalf of the Alliance. What she finds, however, could usher in the destruction of every world she's ever known.

The Lenoreans are running out of time to discover more of the precious energy source that powers their civilization. Perched upon the brink of collapse, their survival is inextricably tied with Earth's. Now, with the fate of both worlds in her hands, Falia, Leader of the Lenoreans, must decide which planet to save.

Parallel is a thrilling science fiction short story about first contact from Anthony Vicino. A humorous short story full of suspense and intrigue as galactic empires explore space and personal sacrifice. Fans of Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Terry Pratchett's Discworld will love this captivating novella. Buy your copy today.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q: What's Parallel mean to you?

A: Well, that's a big question wit a lot of answers. At times it's a funny story about two friends who've made the scientific discovery of the ages. At others, it's an intriguing look at a woman tired of living in her mother's shadow, searching for a way to forge her own path. On top of all that there is political intrigue, galactic war, and aliens. Lots of aliens. It's a broad world with a lot of potential!

Q: What drew you to writing this type of story?

A: I've always loved the idea of an ever-expanding multiverse growing in relation to the decisions we make (or do not make). Within this framework there exist infinite potentialities, which is intriguing, but what really captivated me about Parallel were the characters. Each of them is an engaging individual coping with the consequences of their unique actions and decisions.

Q: What does it mean to you when readers pick up your books?

A: It's incredibly humbling. For so long I've slaved away at the keyboard in obscurity. To have my words out in the world, being ready by fans across the globe, is a bit surreal. I don't know if I'l ever be a best seller like Hugh Howey, but so far I've met a slew of wonderful people (both readers and fellow authors alike) which has made the whole publishing adventure unforgettable. Thanks to everybody who's taken the time to pick up one of my stories. I can't tell you how much it means to me.

Firstborn Saga (2 Book Series)

Anthony Vicino

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From Book 1: In a world where time is money, what would you pay for revenge?

Former Time Vice Detective Tom Mandel is a dead man. The numbers on his arm don't lie. In less than twenty-four hours the nanocomp embedded in his brain at birth will deliver a jolt of electricity that'll carry him into the afterlife on the pixelated wave of a seizure.

Tom figures whatever comes next can't possibly be worse than what's come before.

That is until he hears a certain rumor circulating the Lowers. A rumor claiming the man responsible for pulling the greatest time heist in Unity history has escaped police custody.

A rumor claiming the man who murdered Tom's wife...is free.

Now, with less than a day remaining, Tom will return to the life he'd left for dead to catch the man who stole his everything.

But the path to perdition is never straight, and soon Tom finds himself at the center of a shadow-war being fought for control of Unity itself.

Torn between vengeance and duty, humanity's very survival hinges on what Tom does next.

Are you ready to join Tom on his quest for redemption as he confronts his demons, quiets the voices that haunt his dreams, and finds justice for his wife?

Vicino's lightning fast, cutting-edge stories have won over thriller, science fiction, and action/adventure fans the world over. Time Heist is a wildly inventive cyberpunk detective novel with high tech twists that'll keep readers enthralled until the very last page.

Praise for Time Heist

"A fast-paced technothriller exploring future technologies such as nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, the capture of human minds within digital interfaces, and more. The pace is frenetic...with enough twists to power a Hollywood blockbuster." -Ted Cross (Author of The Immortality Game)

"Time Heist has got to become an HBO television show!" -Andy Anderson (Amazon Top-100 Reviewer)

"Think of something a little tiny bit like the Matrix; but then not like it at all. I can't really come up with any other way to explain this very entertaining story.