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The Future That Never Was — Guns are back in cereal boxes!

The Future That Never Was — Guns are back in cereal boxes!
COMPLETED
633 pages

WELCOME TO THE RETROFUTURE!

The Future That Never Was features an alternate space age where the Soviets colonized the belt before David Bowie sang Life on Mars; where rogue AIs took over the web; where pizza came in cans. Humankind couldn’t dream of a more exciting future. Yet, as foolishness eventually turned Earth into a nuclear wasteland, shadows began to conspire from the heart of the Moon to beyond the mysterious Planet Nine…


The book series is an extended universe which includes numerous R-rated titles. All of them will be uploaded on Royal Road. Check the Index or the list below for the main stories.


🐈  KITTY KITTY - START READING

Join sassy space cat Lee and his Desert Eagle-toting, soda-swigging human partner, Ali, in a future stuck in the late 80s/early 90s. Board the dynamic duo’s ship, the mythical Kitty, as they bounty-hunt their way through a dystopian solar system—so lock and load, and shout Cowabunga! because it’s crime-fightin’ time! 


🪐  PACHINKO BLUES - Fall 2022 - LEARN MORE

Amid the chaos of the Rings Civil War, a disgraced pilot finds himself tangled in a vast vendetta involving a megacorporation, android mercenaries and data-cartels. From Saturn’s Plastic Fields to the fringes of Kuiper, his violent redemption is an 80s-esthetic space western filled with tears, blood and... ducks?


Other stories related to the first arc of The Future That Never Was:

RADIO FREAK - Standalone biopunk short story featuring Ali Koviràn, the Data Maiden and Bill Murray

STELLAR PATRIOTS - Special episodes with Braun Kamirov, linking KITTY KITTY to the upcoming DATA dilogy and CYBER MACHO

• DATA ONE & DATA ZERO - 2023

• CYBER MACHO - TBA


Do you want to support our work or simply read in better condition? Visit our amazon shop and Patreon!

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L'Empire de Cendres

L'Empire de Cendres
COMPLETED
310 pages

Devenez un chevalier du troisième millénaire! 

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Au temps jadis, l’humanité régnait sur Terre et rêvait des étoiles. Mais cette époque est désormais révolue. La civilisation telle que nous la connaissons n’existe plus. Irrémédiablement balayée à la suite d’une mystérieuse catastrophe, elle est aujourd’hui à l’agonie ; oscillant entre un passé brisé et un avenir sans espoir.

Erol, archéologue et aventurier du IIIe millénaire, parcourt dans le secret les ruines souterraines de l’Ancien Monde. Bravant la maléfique Inquisition et son obscurantisme, il réalise un jour une remarquable découverte. Dans un sarcophage de verre au plus profond des dangereux labyrinthes, repose une jeune femme ultime témoin du cataclysme.

En quête de réponses, Erol va provoquer des évènements en suspens depuis mille ans et libérer des forces qui auraient dû rester ensevelies à jamais.


L'Empire De Cendres est le tout premier roman de Quentin Raffoux et Aliénor Rossi, auteurs de l’irrévérencieux KITTY KITTY - Le futur qui ne fut jamais. L'histoire, qui se veut plus sombre, vous maintiendra en haleine jusqu’au dernier acte de son antihéros, Erol Fueurhammer.


Pour plus d'informations, visitez notre site internet: raffourossi.com

Le livre est disponible en kindle et broché sur amazon

Les chapitres seront téléversés sur Royal Royal tous les Jeudi, 15:00 - heure de Paris

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The Empire of Ashes

The Empire of Ashes
COMPLETED
307 pages

THE MEDIEVAL TALE OF THE THIRD MILLENIUM

In ancient times, humankind ruled the Earth and dreamed of the stars. But those days are now over. Civilization as we know it no longer exists. Forever swept away by a mysterious disaster, it is now in agony; oscillating between a broken past and a hopeless future.

Erol, archaeologist and adventurer of the 3rd millennium, travels in secrecy through the underground ruins of the Old World. Braving the evil Inquisition and its obscurantism, he makes one day a remarkable discovery. In a glass sarcophagus, deep in the dangerous labyrinths, lies a young woman and last witness of the cataclysm.

Looking for answers, Erol will cause events that have been pending for a thousand years and release forces that should have remained buried forever.


FRENCH EDITION - Lire en Français


Among the amazon.fr 2020 Kindle bestsellers in 3 categories (steampunk, cyberpunk and post-apocalyptical), The Empire of Ashes is a title exploring themes like the ecological catastrophe, transhumanism as well as technological and scientific advancement.


Authors: Quentin Raffoux & Aliénor Rossi

Translated from French by: Barbara Halla

More informations: raffouxrossi.com


Schedule: One chapter every Saturday at 10:00 am EST (the story is 26 chapters long)

To support us, you can buy the complete story in paperback or kindle for less than $1 on amazon


Check our other stories here. We have smoking cats, pink spaceships and other weird things.

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KITTY KITTY

KITTY KITTY
COMPLETED
515 pages

BIENVENUE DANS LA VERSION FRANÇAISE ORIGINALE DU RETRO-FUTUR !

READ IN ENGLISH

KITTY KITTY - le futur qui ne fut jamais est un roman de science-fiction en trois parties empruntant à différents sous-genres comme le space opera, le space-western et le cyberpunk. KITTY KITTY possède un univers unique profondément retro car dans cette uchronie, les soviétiques ont planté le drapeau rouge sur la Lune dès 1949. Depuis, l’humanité repousse ses colonies aux confins du système solaire. Elle y consacre toutes ses ressources scientifiques et industrielles, si bien que ses codes culturels sont figés dans les années 1980.

KITTY KITTY comprend 3 compilations de nouvelles de 8 épisodes chacune :

KITTY KITTY Volume 1 

KITTY KITTY Volume 2 

KITTY KITTY Volume 3 

Ces trois livres sont disponibles sur amazon et Kobo, en plus de la version intégrale.


KITTY KITTY existe aussi en Anglais. La page Royal Road de la série de livres The Future That Never Was les recensent ici

KITTY KITTY also exists in English. You can find the Royal Road's page of the book series The Future That Never Was right here.


Si vous aimez cette histoire, n'hésitez pas à commenter ou laisser une note. 


Auteurs: Quentin Raffoux & Aliénor Rossi

Artiste pour la couverture de l'intégrale: Apsou

Plus d'informations sur le patreon ou raffouxrossi.com

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Lee's Psychotic Adventures Through The Space 90s

Lee's Psychotic Adventures Through The Space 90s
HIATUS
59 pages

PRESS START

Join sassy space cat Lee and his Desert Eagle-toting, soda-swigging human partner, Ali, in a futuristic video game from the early 90s. Board the dynamic duo’s ship, the pixelated Kitty, as they bounty-hunt their way through a 2D-solar system—so lock and load, and shout Cowabunga! because it’s crime-fightin’ time in the arcade!

The story is the GameLit version of KITTY KITTY from The Future That Never Was book series.


[participant in the Royal Road Writathon challenge]

The story will be completed before summer with approx. 70+ chapters.

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