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Poisoned Bluestripe & The Machine and Her Mahout
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two hard science fiction short stories about the perils of colonization. In Poisoned Bluestripe, an idealistic investigator tries to prove a colonial culture innocent of genocide. The Machine and Her Mahout, a semi-finalist for the Writers of the Future contest, deals with the enduring love between a man and his sentient mining machine.
Варвары Крыма (in Russian) Технотьма #4
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Series: Технотьма, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,990. Language: Russian. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
От Москвы до Киева раскинулась Пустошь - заброшенные заводы, пустыри и развалины городов, где обитают наемники и фермеры, мутанты и бродяги. Здесь идет борьба не на жизнь, а на смерть за топливо и пищу. Здесь процветает работорговля и разбой. Здесь хозяйничают моторизированные банды и жрецы Ордена Чистоты, истребляющие мутантов. Какую ошибку допустило человечество? Что стало причиной катстрофы?
Воин Пустоши (in Russian) Технотьма #3
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Series: Технотьма, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,490. Language: Russian. Published: September 25, 2013 by Alex Bobl. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
От Москвы до Киева раскинулась Пустошь - заброшенные заводы, пустыри и развалины городов, где обитают наемники и фермеры, мутанты и бродяги. Здесь идет борьба не на жизнь, а на смерть за топливо и пищу. Здесь процветает работорговля и разбой. Здесь хозяйничают моторизированные банды и жрецы Ордена Чистоты, истребляющие мутантов. Какую ошибку допустило человечество? Что стало причиной катастрофы?
Identity
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Price: Free! Words: 101,590. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
Identity is a science fiction crime thriller, set in a future where decades of progress have come at a cost. After years of dividing society along genetic lines, those born with privilege take what they have for granted. However, the lines of separation are not as clear as they wish them to be. One violent act exposes the fragility and dangers of dictated perceptions.
Arc of the Dream
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Series: The Radix Tetrad, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 93,230. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An alien from a higher dimension has fallen to Earth, trapped within a reality too small to contain it. To win its freedom, this telepathic being touches a handful of lives: Filling a frail Asian man with godlike power. Freeing a middle-aged American from time. Wrenching a French girl out of madness. Opening a bitter punk to hope and love. Together they join in a quest to save the Earth from doom.
Anagnorisis (2035)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 4. You set the price! Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All hearts must break, and so know new life. There comes a time when each person must grasp or reject their fate. This is that time for three very different people, tied by the bonds of time and power, face a decision. Something of each dies, and something new is born. Also, a millennia-long fight using ecosystems as weapons, serial killing for a higher cause and beans excreted by cats.
Report from Mars & Other Tales
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 40,100. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
REPORT FROM MARS This collection of short stories covers a range of genres, including science-fiction, humor, murder, split personality, espionage, and drama. Like the author's other collections of short stories (e.g. Of Heaven & Earth), these stories make good bedtime reading. As for the author’s other books, this one is available in eBook and printed book formats.
Pigmossium
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You set the price! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Greedy gangsters trap each other into a fatal showdown while MAMPA agents help Theropods escape from their flooded planet.
Read This Story at Your Own Risk
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Do you truly believe that you are reading this by accident? Think carefully about what led you to this page. Think about the little decisions you made. Maybe they weren't your decisions at all. This story will let you know how we developed the means to bring you here. But that's only the beginning of the story. Since you may learn things you'd rather not know, read this story at your own risk.
Repelatron Raceway
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Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Brett Harden, 21 years old and Formula E World Champion, is third in the Repelatron Racing series. He also sits third on the grid at the Las Vegas Grand Prix for anti-gravity, 'repelatron' cars. The series is heating up and drawing world-wide attention from race fans everywhere. Always in the back of his mind is the love of his life, Melanie. The time for some sort of decision is looming.
The Final Battle
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Price: Free! Words: 109,000. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When they come back from a raging battle on the moon, the gang finds that they're parents have been abducted. Jimmy realizes that the Yolkians must be up to their old tricks and decides to end their fight once and for all. This is the first book in The Final Battle Series.
The Atrocity Exhibition (2026-2030)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 3. You set the price! Words: 12,540. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A year ago, the world was introduced to a weapon that perfected the abilities of the mind in communion with it. This is the tale of the atrocities that tore the world apart, and the hidden events that revealed them as the birth of the world’s first true artificial intelligence. Also, a virtual world like no other, a new generation of terrorists, two men watching a bird, and a moment of true peace.
The Coming Storm (2025)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 2. You set the price! Words: 10,170. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
History is the froth on the ocean, a series of small events telling of the movements in the depths below and skies above. This is the story of one such historical moment, in which a presentation is made, and a new technology unveiled to the world. These tactical computers will become the birth of true AI, as well as a world radically different from the one that preceded it, and it begins at this m
Nanobots in the Lawn
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Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
It's just another working day for Fred Thorsen when he arrives at the Wheatley's for a little lawn maintenance. Unfortunately, the bug and weed-killing nano-bots in the slurry he's applying have other ideas. As long as you don't snort it, it's perfectly safe...right? A short story.
Naissance (2020)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 1. You set the price! Words: 7,510. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story of the day everything changed. A secret group called Abraxas has gathered the best of the world's talent on a remote island to create the foundation for the future, and it all hangs on the outcome of a single game. This is that day, and an intimation of things to come as Still Light extends into the 26st century. Also, Go-playing robots, secret organisations, and a giant mushroom
Artificial Squared
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,580. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Mark Mattias is a brilliant software engineer with the veritable "steel trap" mind. He has developed a greatly advanced Artificial Intelligence. Suddenly he awakes in an unknown room, with a total lack of memory, and begins remembering things he didn't realize that he ever knew.
"The Time Catalyst"
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Price: $2.80 USD. Words: 39,560. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Young billionaire, Dr. Patrick McClain, in Seattle, Washington, invented the ultimate solar powered source, called the Solar Unlimited. The Solar Unlimited condenses the Sun’s energy at historical levels. So potent is it that the SU punches a hole in space-time...thus opening the portal to Anarchists from 2287 to sow destruction. Tadosh, a cop from 2287, arrives to help Dr. McClain!
Remembrance Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Magnus is a broken-down veteran of the Basilisk war, running a bar on the Möbius Strip. His customers are trying to forget their pasts. He spends his time trying to remember his. A woman he once knew comes seeking his help. When Magnus finds out who is really involved it's time to reach for his blaster. But then he begins to discover just how unreliable his memories actually are...
Purge of Prometheus (Brink of Distinction book #3)
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Series: Brink of Distinction, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,330. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
One-by-one, the brilliant suns of Alliance space are disappearing, left cold and lifeless after exposure to the Terran biological epidemic. Trapped on one of the sunless worlds, Keryn Riddell, the ruthless Wyndgaart warrior, fights against both a frozen landscape and her Terran captors.
Fall of Icarus (Brink of Distinction book #2)
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Series: Brink of Distinction, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,300. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Terran Empire has broken the Taisa Accord and invaded Alliance space in this exciting second novel in the Brink of Distinction series. Survivors of the Empire's first assault, Yen Xiao and Adam Decker swore vengeance against the Terrans. Joining forces with the enigmatic Keryn Riddell, the three warriors must find a way to destroy the Terran fleet.