Books tagged: colony

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Amateur Rebel
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Series: Swan River, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2008 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Maggie, an interpreter, believes justice can’t be achieved without just rulers, so she fights corrupt despots of an 1830s British Colony. And tries not to fall in love with Jeremy, her hot-headed foolish ally. Magistrates commit murder, the natives mistake a missionary as an incarnation of the Rainbow Serpent come to evict white settlers, and Maggie could lose her head - literally!
The Painted Ladies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2009 by Darling Newspaper Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The nude painting of a senior officer's wife scandalises Britain's Swan River Colony in the 1830s. Young Maggie from the bakery fears for the mild male artist, her friend, who is challenged to a duel. This is a humorous excerpt from the novel "Great Land of Dreams".
Passengers to Zeta Nine
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Series: Peter Salisbury's Passengers Science Fiction, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,930. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Raife and Doctor Nancy Zing’s electronic DNA records and mind patterns have been travelling for one hundred and twenty years. They will be the first humans to see Zeta Nine, a beautiful Earth-class planet covered in lush vegetation, warm seas and having an apparent absence of predators. Everything looks perfect, or is it too good to be true..?
Ares Zone-A
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You set the price! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The fate of Mars hangs on the job of Security Screener; one missed terrorist could mean explosions, death, or even the destruction of an Ares colony. Can Screener First-Class Anone cope with the pressure as her colony marches to war, or will she fall victim to a rebel attack? "Ares Zone-A" is a stand-alone science fiction short story set in a terrifying future with echoes of the present.
Discipline
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Price: Free! Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
There's no joy in coming of age for Lexi. As a illegitimate third-born daughter, she knew the day only held exile from her clan-hold. Outside the walls of her home, there is only the unforgiving desert under the stationary sun of her world. Exile is a thin euphemism for death.
Jimmyland
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Price: Free! Words: 17,080. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011. Category: Screenplays » Sci-Fi
The settlers were dispatched to a distant planet to build a colony to house the future of mankind. They had everything they needed, except a backup plan in case things went horribly wrong, and there was no way home.
Glint of a Suncatcher (Children of Jad #1)
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Series: Children of Jad, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Amazing discovery or a trigger to war… Elvy Akuma hopes to make a little extra money by finding and selling Suncatchers, the shells of a native Jad land-mollusk, to tourists. She finds something else in the dirt, instead. An unexpected discovery that could make the humble world of Jad famous. Or it could reignite a war between Human and Chion. A science fiction novelette.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
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Price: Free! Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Blue Ink: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six-year-old Jason doesn't want to be cloned, even if his parents think it's a good financial investment. Concerned that his second self may not be happy, he secretly plans to violate the rules of his society... with unexpected results. About 3400 words. This story is also included in the collection DEAD MEN DON'T CRY: 11 Stories by Nancy Fulda.
Destination Void
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Series: The Pandora Sequence, The Prequel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The starship Earthling, carrying thousands of hybernating colonists to a new world, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores (disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions) go insane. A skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: create an artificial consciousness which could guide them to their destination or destroy them.