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Metamorphosis Alpha

Metamorphosis Alpha


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A vast starship, a virtual world in itself, carrying colonists, livestock, and the flora and fauna of Terra is struck by a cloud of unknown radiation while en route to a distant star. Chaos reigns when the radiation kills most of the crew, and in the ensuing madness, the knowledge of what the ship is and where its destination lies is lost to the survivors - and there are many survivors. Intelligent mutated animals and plants now populate the vessel, and these compete or perhaps cooperate with the humans aboard.

In METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA, you are aboard the stricken starship and struggling to survive, trying to gain knowledge of the strange devices and mechanical apparatus of the vessel, attempting to learn the secrets of the strange "world" you inhabit...

Eight authors come together to help bring the world of METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA alive. Led by James M. Ward, the game's original creator, enter the starship Warden, and through the eyes of the authors, enjoy the adventures of the bold as they struggle to complete their quests to understand what their "world" is all about.

To Visit the Stars by James M. Ward
The Starship Warden was the most ambitious project ever undertaken by humanity. How did the ship get its name? Probably the same way it got its duralloy armor...

Tolerance by Craig Martelle
Different day, different adventurers, same result. What happens when parties keep showing up at the same village? The natives get fed up.

A Small Chance of Success by Craig J. Brain
The Marines are sent on a perilous mission. Wolfoids are running rampant. Could saving the lives of intelligent toys help the Marines to eliminate the Wolfoid threat or will they find something even more important?

Ties that Bind, Ties That Break by Michael Curtis
Sana is tasked by her mother, the village shaman to go on a quest to find a rare plant. Armed only with the staff of the shamans, she heads into the unknown, alone and afraid.

Malleable Minds by Stephen A. Lee
When an artificial intelligence uploads personalities into regenerated bodies, will they blindly do the AI's bidding? The first two assignments in support of the global effort to repair and regain control of the starship are an indicator of things to come.

Fear in a Handful of Stardust by Valerie Emerson
When disaster struck the Warden, a cadre of Engineers found shelter in the Gravity Chamber. They survived, but at a price, and as the years passed that price became ever steeper.

Demon in the Midst by Christopher Clark
One of the best aspects of adventuring aboard the Warden, especially with the Metamorphosis Alpha rules, was that mystery was not an occasional challenge to be faced, researched, probed, and understood. Mystery, the vast quantity of things that are 'unknown' to the heroes that ply the Warden, is a constant and ever-present threat. Add to that confusion the ability to be wrong; to have gained an understanding that does not reflect the true nature of an item, a creature or perhaps an entire situation or story line... and you'll understand why I love the Warden.

Aboard the Starship Warden by Steve Peek
Who built the Starship Warden and what were they like? Mechanics and construction people, your average Joes, driven to build something that had never been built before, showing the indomitable human spirit, like those who built the pyramids, the Panama Canal, or the Empire State Building.

Mission: Recovery by Craig Martelle
When a command band is found by Wolfoids on Deck 11, it is business as usual for the maintenance technicians to be tasked with taking it back and securing it. What's not usual is what they find on the recovery mission.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781547189960
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/05/2017
Series: Chronicles from the Warden , #1
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

Visit Craig's web page, for the latest posts and updates or find him on Facebook, Author Craig Martelle. Send an email to to join his mailing list for the latest on new releases, information on old releases, and anything related to his books.

Enough 3rd person - this is me writing to you, the incredible readers who have stumbled upon my stuff and then liked it. The great reviews, the emails, the notes, the Facebook comments - all of it keeps me writing because you are so supportive.

I grew up in Iowa, joined the Marine Corps and got to see the best and the worst that the world had to offer. No matter where I went, I always had a book with me. Thanks to 21st Century technology, I now have hundreds of books loaded on my phone and computer at any point in time. This breakthrough allows us to binge read our favorites. How many books would I have read on deployments and at home had I not had to have a physical book with me. I paced myself so I wouldn't finish it too quickly.

We aren't encumbered like that now. I love the works of Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, JRR Tolkien, Robert E. Howard, and so many more. I have been compared to Andre Norton and that is humbling - she was an incredible author with a huge list of novels to her credit. With every new book, I aspire to live up to the comparisons to make you, my readers happy that you've picked up my latest book.

Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up in Fairbanks, Alaska. I never expected to retire to a place where golf courses are only open for four months out of the year. But that's the way it is. It is off the beaten path. My wife and I get to watch the northern lights from their driveway. Our dog has lots of room to run. And temperatures reach fifty below zero. We have from three and a half hours of daylight in the winter to twenty-four hours in the summer.

It's all part of the give and take of life. If we didn't have those extremes, then everyone would live in the sub-arctic.

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