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Far-called
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
As many cool ideas per page as possible. Indiana Jones on Mars! This book is half science and half fiction. It describes what life might be like in the 35th Century.
This Old Rock
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Price: Free! Words: 22,130. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Variations on a Theme. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
THIS OLD ROCK by G. David Nordley looks at a novice family trying to make a life for themselves in the asteroid belt. The pesky government inspector refuses to approve the home Dolph and Sasha have carved in their very own homesteaded asteroid. Is it a conspiracy to take their home from them? Or are there other lessons to be learned if they're to live and thrive in space?
Revolution
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: Australian English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It is one of humanity’s most comforting self-delusions to trust that it can’t happen here, it can’t happen now. A pandemic is sweeping the earth. In a world where organisation is rapidly descending into chaos and animals lay siege to human populations only one person has the means to reverse the evolutionary jump and restore human supremacy to the planet.
Neptune Crossing
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Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,880. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.
The Edge
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Price: Free! Words: 81,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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The interstellar war between the Earth allied Unity and the Kyrzal should have been quick and easy. The Unity victorious, the enemy humbled. But the war takes a nasty diversion. Mak, an Earth pod pilot aboard the DreadNought Exeter, finds that not all enemies are obvious. Nor are they easy. Hidden agendas, betrayals, complicate a dangerous situation into a fight just for survival.
The God Mars Book One: CROATOAN
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Series: The God Mars, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,870. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The survivors of a nuclear disaster on Mars awaken after a half-century in chemical hibernation, and try to unravel the mystery of why no rescue has come for them. Attempts to contact Earth fail, and they begin to encounter the descendants of other survivors...
The God Mars Book Two: Lost Worlds
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Series: The God Mars, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 113,140. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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The marooned UN survivors continue to try to establish peaceful relations with the competing factions on Mars, a challenge that becomes more urgent when a radically changed Earth finally does answer their distress calls. Because Earth does fear what’s happened on Mars, perhaps enough to attempt once again to destroy all life on the surface.
When a Cat Loves a Dog
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,390. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this Otters In Space spin-off, a black cat named Lashonda and her pug dog husband push at the very limits of their society -- socially and scientifically -- in their quest to have a family. Originally published in Five Fortunes by FurPlanet.
Message from Gondwana
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Price: Free! Words: 27,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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A corporation sends a team to Gondwana, a jungle planet. It is perfect for pharmaceutical prospecting, exotic vegetation loaded with strange chemical compounds that could make the company rich. The newest member of the team, Lani Callis, wants to impress the team's veterans, but first must overcome her own limitations and a planet that is either trying to kill them or may be just curious.
Strange Attractors
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Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,460. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
For John Bandicut, Earth is but a memory. Stranded outside the galaxy in a vast structure peopled by a thousand races, Bandicut finds unexpected friends—only to be caught up in a cascade of irresistible forces. Confronting an entity known as the boojum, Bandicut discovers that the Shipworld itself is in peril, and only he can intervene. Book 2 of The Chaos Chronicles—with an all-new Afterword.
Red
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
A pregnant teenager donates her embryo to a recipient mother who wants red-haired children. The doctor who pioneered the technology performs the microsurgery exquisitely. Everyone should live happily ever after. Except this isn't a fairy tale. "Red," a short story originally published in Nature's Future science fiction section.
Dubbelgangster
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Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: Dutch. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
De verkenner 'Azoran' reist duizend lichtjaar naar een interessant zonnestelsel om daar onderzoek te doen naar het plotselinge verschijnen van een witte dwergster. Mysterieuze gebeurtenissen vergen het uiterste van de bemanning. Zullen ze ooit terugkeren? Zullen ze overleven? Lees nu ook het vervolg op dit verhaal in 'Dwerghart'
Knight Moves
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,460. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Philip K Dick Award-nominated novel. Eight hundred years ago Doran Falkner gave humanity the stars, and he now lives with his regrets on a depopulated Earth among tumbledown ruins and ancient dreams brought to life by modern technology. Word now comes that alien life has been discovered, life so strange and impossible that the revelation of its secrets could change everything . . .
Serengeti
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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Serengeti is a short story exploring an alternative to the Rare Earth Hypothesis in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Set two hundred years in the future, the Serengeti is a generation star-ship, venturing out above the Milky Way, searching for signs of intelligence. The crew discover far more about the nature of sentient life than they imagined possible.
Hard Jack III
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Series: Hard Jack, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jack and Estelle romp about the galaxy with their mentor Elmer the AI. There are no magic wormholes or jump gates, all of the propulsion and habitation is accomplished with known (yet advanced) technology.
Intrepid - Revelations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,810. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012 by SDS Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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Who was Jack the Ripper? Did Hitler survive the war? Who shot JFK? Did OJ Simpson do it? Futuristic X-33 space shuttle Commander travels back in time to change history, after a meteor shower cripples the ISS. The imprisoned alien navigator of a secret flying saucer at Area 51 offers assistance, but a slip of the tongue diverts the journey to 1888 London, 1945 Berlin, 1963 Dallas & 1994 LA
Some Came Searching
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,130. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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Dave Warner is an aerospace engineer located in Houston. After reading several studies on the ancient megalithic structures and the monolithic stones used to build them, some weighing several hundred tons, Dave had to know how they did that with only manpower and ropes. When the answer lands in his lap, Dave is stunned by the rest of the story.
Trixie & Me
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Price: Free! Words: 26,110. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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Trixie & Me is the second of series of stand-alone novellas exploring alternatives to the Rare Earth Hypothesis in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Savannah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,910. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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Savannah is the third in a series of stand-alone novellas exploring alternatives to the Rare Earth Hypothesis in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. How did a nurse from Chicago find herself on a voyage to the outer reaches of the galaxy? After taking up a position in an exclusive hotel in Kenya, Diana finds her world turned upside down by the advent of the equatorial space-port.
Mindware Issues
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Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the age of the brain-wired supernet and pocket universes, Ghamdan, a 22nd-Century P.I., must track down the only surviving witness to an ugly kidnap and murder. The terrified witness seems to have fled into a top-security prison housed in a pocket universe. He's fleeing the powerful malware that the alleged murderer can inject into a victim's mind. So Ghamdan must follow. But who can he trust?