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Under the Amoral Bridge
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Series: The Bridge Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
Artemis Bridge is the know-to, go-to guy, the amoral fixer in 2028 Los Angeles with the connection for your illicit desires. When an associate dies in his arms, he is burdened with a damaging video of the current mayor. With assassins dogging his every step, he has only days before the corrupt mayor is re-elected. This taut futuristic cyberpunk thriller is the debut novel by Gary A. Ballard.
Escape 2 Earth 2012
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Series: Escape 2 Earth, Book one. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Escape 2 Earth - 2012 begins when Matt and Will two crop circle photographers team up with a computer expert named Art to discover ominous messages hidden in the circles. Earth's destruction is imminent. A secret alien organization helps mankind as it struggles to abandon Earth but another devious race of aliens lead by Rotart attempt to thwart their escape.
The Twentyfirsters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,470. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An ex-federal agent scrapes out a living as a hired gun. A disgraced sports hero betrays his legions of fans. A group of industrialists possess abilities costing fortunes. Money and power are no defense from a man with a purpose: justice. THE TWENTYFIRSTERS by KekoaLake -- There's no such thing as safety in numbers.
Beneath
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,250. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In the depths of space, Beneath the frozen surface of a moon, Lies an ocean. Beneath the ocean, Lies hell. Kathy Connelly and her crew head to Jupiter’s sixth moon, Europa, in search of life. What they find changes the way they view the universe, but no one on Earth will ever know what they found. They search for life. They find death.
Paolo Bacigalupi (ology)
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Price: Free! Words: 98,220. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
This book is about the work of science fiction writer Paolo Bacigalupi, and is a companion to the Paolo Bacigalupi (ology) website http://paolobacigalupi.blogspot.com and collects the content found at the site. The various entries and elements can also be browsed there. He works often in the near future dystopia subgenre, with the major work being a series of stories set in post-oil Thailand.
Cold Comfort
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
A science fiction short story with a Twilight Zone twist by bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith. About to die a horrible death alone in the asteroid belt, his crew members already dead, Ben discovers that he might yet have a future. And he might get to see his wife once again. But it’s not the visit or the future he ever would have imagined possible.
The Bridge Chronicles, Books 1 & 2
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Series: The Bridge Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 102,790. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This edition collects Books 1 & 2 of the critically-acclaimed cyberpunk series, The Bridge Chronicles, starring Artemis Bridge, the amoral fixer of the future. It contains the full text of both Under the Amoral Bridge and The Know Circuit, as well as two short stories that were only available in the published editions.
Spake Cartaphilus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
War photographer Allen Orwin possesses a unique skill that goes far beyond taking pictures of the most dangerous places on Earth. Allen always returns from the dead - again and again, dragging with him the images of humanity's worst days. Tonight, Allen reveals his thoughts and answers questions in an interview the world won't soon forget.
Ill Wind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 163,970. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason A supertanker crashes into the Golden Gate Bridge, spilling oil. Desperate to avert environmental & PR disaster, the oil company uses an oil-eating microbe to break up the spill. But the microbe, becomes airborne . . . and mutates to consume petrocarbons: oil, gas, synthetic fabrics, plastics. When all plastic begins to dissolve, it's too late. . .
The Tear Thief
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Price: Free! Words: 11,800. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
In a world where emotions are disappearing, selling the tears containing these emotions has become a thriving industry. Alongside this enterprise and its harvested tears, a black market offers wild tears culled from unsuspecting donors for very personal use. Baldassario, the tear thief, is a virtuoso in this field. The greatest challenge of his career brings with it a most unexpected journey.