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Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General(3.67 from 43 reviews)
Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth" ... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins by Randolph Lalonde
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 0. Price: Free! Words: 178,930. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.67 from 55 reviews)
In the darkest region of explored space sits a bright beacon; Freeground Station. Serving as a supply and trading post it is home to a select number of human beings that will take a desperate chance to make a difference in their end of the galaxy. - Contains the entire First Light Chronicles Trilogy. A Space Opera Adventure enjoyed across the globe by all ages. [Final Revision]
We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore by M. David Blake
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.22 from 55 reviews)
"If I were editing a magazine I would be seriously considering buying this story for publication—but I'm not, so I can't. Sorry." — Bruce Bethke, author of "Cyberpunk" and Headcrash . . . Stan wanted a flying car. No, that wasn't quite accurate... Stan wanted a nice flying car, and the quantities of bliss that purchase would bring. Stan desired bliss. Fortunately, Bliss also desired Stan.
Snapdragon Alley by Tom Lichtenberg
Series: Dragon City, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 21,540. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.43 from 7 reviews)
Ten year old friends Alex and Sapphire discover something strange on the city bus map, a street that existed for only one year. As they set out to solve the mystery, they encounter the possibility of another world, another dimension perhaps, in a vacant lot, but they are not the only ones on the trail. Who will discover the truth, and who will pay the price? Book One of the Dragon City series.
Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Genre and Rating Guide by Blue Tyson
Price: Free! Words: 263,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
SH = Scary Horror SF = Science Fiction SI = Shootist SO = Sorcery Fantasy SU = Supernatural Fantasy SL = Sleuth SD = Soldier SE = Speculative SP = Sport SY = Spy ST = Study SP = Superhero SW = Swords Second Position N = Novel C = Collection A = Anthology M = Magazine O = Omnibus S = Short Story E = Excerpt R = Serial X = Non-Fiction Out Of 5 Stars
Death Ray Butterfly by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.83 from 12 reviews)
Inspector Stanley Mole doesn't mind a hard case, but things have gotten out of hand. There's a killer who escapes to a parallel universe, a frozen caveman with a bullet in his skull, a woman who claims to have witnessed her own murder, a toddler assassin, time-traveling dictators, and subatomic-particle sniffing butterflies. For Mole, this time more than just his reputation is on the line.
The Cyber Chronicles - Book I: Queen of Arlin by T C Southwell
Series: The Cyber Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.85 from 13 reviews)
When Queen Tassin is forced to flee her kingdom on the backwater planet of Omega V, she has no idea that the strange warrior who helps her is a cyborg; the deadliest hi-tech killing machine ever created. Her world has forgotten the technology that almost destroyed it, but then a freak accident damages the micro-supercomputer that controls Sabre, and he is free to take charge of his destiny…
John Smith, World Jumper Book One: Portal to Adventure by E. Patrick Dorris
Price: Free! Words: 63,930. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2008. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action(4.27 from 15 reviews)
Waking, hospitalized with amnesia during World War I, "John Smith" quickly realizes he is not like other men. John can travel to parallel worlds, seemingly through the power of his own mind. In this first serial, he not only learns of his power when it is triggered in the stress of combat, but visits an Earth still trapped in an ice age.
His Robot Girlfriend by Wesley Allison
Series: His Robot Patience, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.83 from 24 reviews)
Mike Smith's life was crap, living all alone, years after his wife had died and his children had grown up and moved away. Then he saw the commercial for the Daffodil. Far more than other robots, the Daffodil could become anything and everything he wanted it to be. Mike's life is about to change.
Xenolith by A. Sparrow
Series: The Convergence, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 126,200. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.16 from 25 reviews)
Lassoed, knocked down, face planted in the dirt -- best thing to happen to Frank Bowen in years. When wife Liz went missing in the wilds of Belize, the constables of San Ignacio could find no trace. Years later, on a pilgrimage to her remote 'grave,' Frank is abducted and whisked away to a place he can't identify, by people whose motives and origins baffle him. Could this be what happened to Liz?
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) by Blue Tyson
Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend by John H. Carroll
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.31 from 13 reviews)
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend is a stand alone short story. Joshua is a manager at FishBurgers who walks home alone every evening. One night, he comes across an unusual blue-haired woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. Sometimes love can be a little quirky, sometimes it can be a lot quirky.
Slave Empire - Prophecy by T C Southwell
Series: Slave Empire, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 68,120. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.67 from 12 reviews)
Alien hunters invade a dying Earth in search of a saviour, and an ancient prophecy predicts a golden child who will save a galactic empire. A mysterious black ship is Rayne’s guide and a masked outlaw known as the Shrike her guardian. Others want to slay her and prevent the prophecy from coming true. In the midst of two great empires’ strife, the Shrike holds the power to save or destroy her.
Empire (In Her Name: Redemption, Book 1) by Michael R. Hicks
Price: Free! Words: 132,910. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.56 from 16 reviews)
EMPIRE is the coming-of-age story of Reza Gard, a young boy of the Human Confederation who is swept up in the century-long war with the alien Kreelan Empire. Captured and enslaved, Reza must live like his enemies in a grand experiment to see if humans have souls, and if one may be the key to unlocking an ages old curse upon the Kreelan race.
The Alpha Centauri Project (Thinking Worlds) by Marco Santini
Price: Free! Words: 45,550. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Special contribution by Nikola Danaylov - "The Alpha Centauri Project" is a transhumanist novel about emerging technologies, set in a near future populated by humans and digital beings. Suspense and action, but also a fascinating travel into the impacts of Artificial Intelligence on our civilization, leaving us face to face with the morals of a world that one day we might share. Script available
Leigh Brackett (ology) Volume 1 by Blue Tyson
Price: Free! Words: 521,110. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Leigh Brackett, and is a companion to the Leigh Brackett (ology) website and collects the content found at the site. Brackett was known as the Queen of Space Opera, and famous for a series of brilliant planetary romance adventures, particularly those of Eric John Stark on Mars, Venus and Skaith.
Bob Moore: No Hero by Tom Andry
Price: Free! Words: 42,990. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.57 from 21 reviews)
Super powered humans started appearing 30 years ago. Now, they are everywhere. Bob Moore, Private Eye, dares to investigate those who could incinerate him with a thought. When he is called to help a super from his past, however, he'll be pushed to his limit. When supers and the police think there is no crime, can he get to the truth? Will he want to for the man that destroyed his marriage?
Transplant by D.B. Reynolds-Moreton
Series: Sapient Continuum, sci-fi. Price: Free! Words: 67,190. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Stupidity, greed, and isolationistic fundamentalism between the three main super powers had pushed mankind to the brink of destruction. Just before the holocaust began, a group of wealthy and reasonably sane individuals decided save some small remnant of humankind. A small group of near genetically perfect people would be sent to another star system, and so Project Transplant began.
Uprising by Justin Kemppainen
Price: Free! Words: 134,080. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(4.43 from 21 reviews)
The Citizens of Haven have finally realized their dream; separation. They have ascended. A new layer has been placed upon the city, sealing anyone they deem unfit down below. In the dark slums beneath the city, something has been set in motion that will usher in a change. Something that will rattle the city of Haven to its core and forever alter the lives of everyone within.
Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History by Blue Tyson
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977. I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change. I h