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Great Red
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Life, love, grand adventure— Piotr Petschnigg had it all until the avalanche swept his brother away. Now he travels a billion kilometers from home to throw his life into the implacable roiling bowels of the Great Red Spot. To dredge up a sample of the fabled metallic hydrogen from the vast hell-forges of Jupiter. And maybe, just maybe, to find his redemption-- and the girl that got away.
Bilking Time
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Associate Professor Antoine Beasley can't win. He spars with Dr. Dennison Wigdor over half-baked grants. He tries to game arch-nemesis J. Peabody Cramer in a not-so-friendly contest of H-O-R-S-E. But then Beasley makes the most serious miscalculation of all: he tries to bilk time itself. The consequences will make you laugh out loud-- or your head explode-- whichever comes first.
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon
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Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 139,670. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Starship Century: Toward the Grandest Horizon is an anthology by authors from both science and fiction writing backgrounds, illustrating some of the tech and ideology behind the illustrious goal of traveling to another star within the next century. Edited by Gregory Benford, New York Times bestselling science fiction author, and James Benford, leading expert on space propulsion.
Climbing Blind
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Melissa's visit to Caspar II on a regular survey should have jump-started her career. When a strange energy fluctuation shuts down all the expedition's equipment-including her artificial eyes-she's got to feel her way, literally, out of the situation. A companion story to Point Interruption by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Point Interruption
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A survey expedition to Caspar II should have been a simple, easy payday for Adrienne and her team: fly in, grab some samples, get on home. But when someone in her team finds an ancient structure, and people start dying, it becomes anything but easy. A companion story to Climbing Blind by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Extraction Plan
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,930. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Sean Monaghan's Hidden Dome series, begun with the novel The Tunnel, spans a huge universe with many stories. Extraction Plan is one of the side stories, a novelette following Geri Harrigan, determined stowaway, in a bold attempt to wrench her husband free from alien control.
Zero Point Energy
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You set the price! Words: 80,460. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Paradoxes Exist! And some people can resonate with them... Quantum physics, absurdist philosophy, meme theory, cutting edge brain research, religion and open relationships combine to make this sci fi novel one of the most researched fiction stories out there. Interactive links throughout the book are sure to pull readers deep into the mysteries of the universe while turning the pages...
Thieves Emporium
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,050. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.64 from 11 reviews)
A novel of technology, economics, and death in the age of the surveillance state. What price freedom when the government knows all our secrets?
Guardians of Shadow
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Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 108,260. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
After destroying a Kran invader, Terr, Teena and his brother Dharaklin, head for Orieli space where they will begin their cultural exchange mission. In a devastating Kran attack, Teena is taken and Terr seeks to rescue her. To win a war that threatens to consume the Orieli and the Serrll Combine, the fabled Wanderers must march against the Krans wielding the hand of Death.
The Shattered World Within
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Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Like three space stations before it, Zhiminda Station has fallen silent. Zhyara and his crew travel to the very edge of settled space to investigate. Will they find the station dead, its corridors exposed to the vacuum of space? Will they find bodies? Will they run into the unknown killers? Or is the reason much more sinister than that?
Anastomosis
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Price: Free! Words: 39,620. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Saturn looms through the haze above Titan’s menacing surface. The moon of Saturn is home to Alpha India. But the fuel that powers the colony is mysteriously disappearing, and the engineer responsible for maintaining the colony’s life-support is forced to leave the confines of the colony to confront his past and their future on the bleak moon of Saturn. Galaxy-wide human population: 51.
Beware the Boojum
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
If love conquers all and the standard model of particle physics only accounts for 5% of the universe, then... When isolated, almost totally insane asteroid miner Bracken MacFie sets his sights on being reunited with the lost love of his life, who is absolutely, totally bat shit nuts, he must overcome the ambitions of the man who separated them and the avarice of institutions.
The Floor of the World
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 66,410. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This adventure novel retrieves one of the hoariest old plots in science fiction and makes it fresh again with updated physics and likable characters. It has two wisecracking young men, two plucky girls, two races of aliens, two odd planets and much too much more: physics, religion, dishwashing, gospel music and of course, great whacking gobs of exposition. Science-minded readers may like it.
The Beam: Episode 1
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Price: Free! Words: 30,840. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In 2097, the North American Union is walled off from the Wild East, humans are enhanced by AI and nanobots, and the omniscient network of The Beam connects everyone. The country is ruled by two parties: Enterprise and Directorate... and every six years during Shift, citizens decide their party, and determine who they are and will be allowed to be.
Ribbon To The Sky
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A rogue asteroid threatens all life on Earth! Ascend the fabulous space elevator with Captain Andy Anderson on a mission with a group of scientists to investigate Scranton Asteroid, a mission that leads to an amazing discovery. When Andy discovers a sinister plot to sabotage the mission, only a race against time can save the day.
Godspeed
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,030. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jay Hara is an ordinary young man growing up on the isolated planet of Erin. But Jay dreams of adventure and escapades and the legend of the lost “Godspeed” drive which allowed humans to travel at faster-than-light speeds. Godspeed is a true coming-of-age tale told in the classic tradition of R.L. Stevenson’s Treasure Island. A modern day pirate story, set among the stars.
Perfects (Exodus #1)
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Series: Exodus, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Charlie is in his early 20s and has been campaigning for civil rights for the genetically modified. Being genetically perfect he cannot use his talents legitimately. So is trafficking people out of the country to safety. Into Charlie’s life comes Pandora, a young woman fresh from the same children’s home Charlie grew up in. This is the first part of the main story arc in the Exodus series.
America One - Return To Earth (Book 4)
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Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 134,900. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Now, Ryan Richmond is in his fifties, has angered, fought with, shot at many of the World’s most powerful countries from Space, and is not welcome in the Northern Hemisphere. Ryan doesn't really care, as he is millions of miles away, enjoying himself flying around the solar system, and about to return to Planet Earth.
Social Psycho
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A short story set in the near future. What happens when your social media profiles turn bad?
Star Cross'd Chatters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story about love and technology with a twist. Two star cross'd lovers meet online and fall in love, but all is not what it seems. Their world is about to get a little bigger.