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A Thing as Good As Sunshine
By Juliet Nordeen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by ArtChi's Voice. Category: Fiction
Life on a mining colony asteroid is a bleak thing, according to Honey Girl's Mama, unless you have "a thing as good as sunshine" to live for. Because Honey Girl grew up inside the belly of an asteroid, Perseus Two, she has never understood how a good dose of sunshine can make you feel all warm and happy and full of life, until she meets Sheng Tian. Then life gets interesting...
The Myoshi Effect
By Jim Yoakum
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,570. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2013. Category: Fiction
The year is 2020. Can the Presidents of the United States come together in order stop a giant asteroid before it destroys Earth in one month's time? Who IS the mysterious Doctor Apophis? What is the "S.U.R.", and why is the President of the USA determined to defend it at all costs? What the hell is the Canadian army doing in North
Beware the Boojum
By Eric M. Witchey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction
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
By Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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
By Jack Klein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,810. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
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?
By Raymond V. Martin
Price: Free! Words: 14,030. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Byron Goines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By William Mangieri
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: 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
By Jonathan Oldershaw
Price: Free! Words: 33,330. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: 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
By Larry Hammersley
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Champagne Books. Category: Fiction
A widower paying for a cure of his ill daughter is shanghaied for the first voyage to a star.