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Beware the Boojum
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,790. 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.
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
This document describes a concept of operations (ConOps) for a habitat element to be used by human crews on future deep space missions; that is, missions well beyond the low Earth orbit of Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions of the past few decades.
Across The Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,810. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
We are not alone. It is inconceivable to think that no other life exists in the vastness of interstellar space. In 1977 NASA sent Voyager with a sampling of art, science and thought out into the cosmos. But what would an alien have made of these snapshots of Earth? How would our thought and music be interpreted and how might these gifts have influenced the evolution of an alien civilisation?
Where are They?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The phones ring and the whole world for Joanne turn upside down. The call is from the Pentagon urging her to a meeting of her fellow scientists about the impending near hit of the huge asteroid. She has a secret that will make all the hysteria of the asteroid seem to be very calm. Joanne will reveal to all of those at the meeting her discovery and will introduce it to the group.
Living A Long Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Stephen Jordan Ph.D., an astrophysicist working for the National Aeronautics Space Administration, is leading a team of scientists tracking an asteroid heading towards the earth. Another team of scientists are focusing on a coronal mass ejection that is happening simultaneously. The results of both events wreak havoc on Earth in abnormal ways and leads to an event that changes human existence.
The Black Spot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On a routine shift, one of the miners is exposed to something...different. The company doctor says it's just in his head, and he's right, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. There may be a Workman's Comp claim here… "The Black Spot" is a VERY short (570 word) speculative flash fiction.
Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 33,330. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Eric Wishbone's Head Teacher, Miss Isle, has gone completely bonkers! She wants to take over the world with mind-controlling ice cream, and has a diabolical plan to get the ice she needs by blowing up the sun! No-one seems to care but why would they when they can eat as much sports-car-rocket-launch-cloud-drifter-with-a-hint-of-toffee ice cream as they could ever imagine?
Higher Mission
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Champagne Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A widower paying for a cure of his ill daughter is shanghaied for the first voyage to a star.
Alex & the Immortals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,460. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
In a tale set in outer space a group of Kansas kids must fight an army of aliens and a shape-shifting amoeba. They receive a little help from Greek heroes like the one-eyed giant, the snakes-for-hair gorgons, sea monsters, and some winged horses. The bonds of friendship and brotherly love will be tested when the kid-warriors encounter dangers--not just to their lives but to our world.
Alex & the Immortals
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,440. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Teleported to Asteroid Eros, Alex and his friends must learn the ancient arts of flying, bottling lightning bolts and mental telepathy to prepare for battle. It's up to them to fight an evil, shape-shifting amoeba, which is killing every living thing. Even with help from Greek mythological heroes like Cyclops, Pegasus, and the gorgon sisters, the warriors are overwhelmed. Can Alex save anyone?