Books tagged: hard science fiction

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On the Great Wall of Texas
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You set the price! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In 2045 a sergeant shows a young draftee the ropes of guarding the Mexican border, explaining how the Wall came to be built and why they are there. This is a short-short story, for general audiences, set very early in Harry Heyoka's all-too-plausible Spiral's Realms future history.
Build Your Own Galactic Empire
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Lighthearted DO and DON'T lists for achieving pan-galactic supremacy or writing hard science fiction, formulated by the author of the Spiral Vector series in the course of developing his Spiral's Realms future history. WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
The Children Star - an Elysium Cycle novel
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,460. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2009 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Genetically modified children have settled Prokaryon—a world where chemistry kills unaltered adults. Now a ruthless corporation threatens to destroy Prokaryon by terraforming. But what of the alien intelligent life directing all aspects of the planet's existence?
Forbidden The Stars (The Interstellar Age Book 1)
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Price: Free! Words: 74,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010 by Mummer Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead, the asteroid completely missing. Their son survives, but develops alarming side-effects. The first mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, discovers an alien marker. We are not alone! From a criminal base on Luna, an expatriate launches an offensive. The race for interstellar space is on!
Life Choice
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You set the price! Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Truly revolutionary technology changes everything, including culture and language. Early in the 23rd century, an expectant couple move from Ceres to a new asteroid belt habitat, hoping to make a better life for themselves and their unborn child. This is a short story for general audiences, set early in the Solar Era of Heyoka's all-too-plausible Spiral's Realms future history.
Blanktown
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 by AKW Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tito, a Denver Dwarf, wanted for unlawful welfare evasion, dodges mechanized C.O.P.S. which attempt to return him to the tender mercies of city welfare homes and dead end vocational training. His life was fairly hectic until he met Charlie. Then it became more exiting and difficult.
Lamppost
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"We’ve wandered outside God’s field of view to where there’s a hole in the sky, and if I doze off at my post or my instruments fail, then it's not Jesus coming through the clouds; it’s the slow, systematic destruction of our universe by a thing that doesn’t breathe or think or feel. How can anyone believe whoever made this universe had anything resembling love in their heart?"
The Ugly Machine and the Man Who Sold The Planets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Can a game machine commit murder? Maybe if it contains a self-evolved avatar. Rick Koenig and Gus Byrne built the Ultimate Game Machine. A Neural processor with nodes in 500 cities around the world. With it and the avatar, by partnering with Homeland security,they they fight Drug Lords and help a South African Industrialist build a space ship.
Through Struggle, the Stars
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Series: The Human Reach, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,070. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
War is imminent between Earth's great space powers for reasons no one fully understands. When a young U.S. Space Force officer is assigned to shepherd an old spy out to the colonies, he begins to discover what lies at the root of the conflict. A hard science fiction novel by a former Pentagon and CIA reporter for the AP. "Great, good fun." - Analog "Very much recommended." - Midwest Book Review
Passing in the Night
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Price: Free! Words: 14,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A year-long shift in the middle of the interstellar void can be dull. For the Fourth shift crew of the starliner Pericles, enroute to Earth from one of the colonies, the passage could best be called routine. Until sensors detect an unknown and unexpected object ahead. What they find in the endless night of space will forever change their universe. Assuming they survive to tell about it.