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G. Dean Manuel

G. Dean Manuel is a multi-genre author who was born in the Philippines but, through a series of misadventures (or just adventures, depending on your POV), he currently resides in Kansas. He has been published in several anthologies and magazines. His published stories include "Grandfather" (Contemporary Fantasy, Heart of a Child anthology), "The King's Road" (Fantasy, Unsheathed Anthology) and "Bounty:Greed" (Weird West, Gathering Storm Magazine). Besides fiction writing, G.

Jens Durke

Jens Durke is a hobby blogger and RPG design enthusiast, living, gaming and writing in Germany. He's been playing roleplaying games for over 25 years now, and writing about them for almost 8 years. When he's not busy gaming or writing or working to keep a roof over his head, he's preparing for his degree as a Print Media BA and exploring the beautiful city of Leipzig and its surroundings with his partner. His contributions to the UbiquiCity series are his first forays into writing (science) fiction.

Book 2 - Now Available!


Beneath the smartglass towers, hovering drones and digital advertisements of the corporate elite, life on the streets of Union City follows its own cyber-organic rhythms.

Book 2 Cover Reveal!

Original cover art by KHIUS (creator of the book 1 cover)

UbiquiCity Book 2: "Undercurrents" - Coming this winter from As If Books.

Includes stories by Irene Bassett, Brad Cole, D.M. Dore, Jens Durke, S.L. Koch, G. Dean Manuel, Adrian McCauley and Rick Rosenkranz.

Book 2 in Progress

Team Ubi is happy to announce that final edits and layup has begun for the second book in the UbiquiCity series! Set in the same city of ubiquitous computing and featuring many of your favorite characters from book one, the new installment is scheduled for a Winter release, and will include original fiction by Irene Bassett, Brad Cole, D.M. Dore, Jens Durke, S.L. Koch, G. Dean Manuel, Adrian McCauley and Rick Rosenkranz.

UbiquiCity Teaser Video

from "Real Life Action Hero" by T Reynolds

Isaac’s camdrone perched upon a nearby rent-a-charger and zoomed in on the two men as they walked into the RemoleCafé, trying to appear calm. The decor in the cafe was dominated by two huge waterfall walls pulling from the tower’s recycler system. Sitting on coffee-colored cerament floors, the bar took up the back of the room. Assorted seating was scattered about. They punched in their orders and waited silently.

from "Rebel, Rebel" by Tod Davies

“Sssshhhh,” Dea hissed. I hit my shin on a malfunctioning DreamRec™ someone had left sticking out in the middle of the passageway. I swore, then I giggled, and Dea’s hand clamped down over my mouth.

from "To Summon Mountains" by DeAnna Knippling

I isolated the part of the strand that I thought controlled the loss of telomeres, and created an incident at the company that made it look like we were being hacked by one of our competitors. During the supposed hacking, all our test subjects were injected with samples of the DNA. I thought, “Well, that will certainly make my name when it turns out that none of the brats can ever get cancer.”

But there it is. My name has never been made.