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The Earth Ship
By Graham Storrs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
This is a short story (under 9,000 words) about a distant future and a lost colony. The planet Beasphor had enjoyed hundreds of years of peace - until the Earth ship arrived.
The Otherwhere Chronicles Book One: Saloon at the Edge of Everywhere
By A.H. Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
Our unlikely hero finds himself on a mission with a ragtag assortment of aliens and humans when space pirates interrupt poker night.
Orion: Suresh Adventure
By J. Thomas Beaton
Price: $1.53 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction
A novella filled with action and adventure, about heroism and doing right, no matter the circumstances. Captain John Kruiger and the crew of the Orion are on their way home when they are thrown off course by unlikely circumstances. Finding themselves stranded far off course and cut off from help, the crew of the Orion must face an alien culture and tough decisions to get home again.
Starfarer: Rendezvous with Destiny
By Edward Crichton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 173,420. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction
When a colossal starship jumps off course, the technology that allows it to travel the cosmos is at stake. In the wrong hands, this technology to instantaneously travel between planets could upset humanity's tenuous political balance. Factions will vie to recover this technology, but the device they seek has its own secrets, ones that will forever change humanity's understanding of the universe.
Atmosphere of Freedom: 70 Years at the NASA Ames Research Center - Pioneer, Galileo Jupiter Probe, Kepler, Apollo, Space Shuttle, Planetary Sciences, Space Life Sciences, plus 2012 ASAP Annual Report
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 183,400. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is a comprehensive history of NASA's Ames Research Center in California. This 70th anniversary edition begins with a history of the Center from the perspective of the Center directors— there have been ten since 1958.
Racing Dragons
By Todd Burnett
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,300. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Racing Dragons is a satirical look at the future of space travel, technology and genetic engineering. This laugh-out-loud adventure sees cutthroat battles with salvage pirates, incredible action in the dragon arena, and the opening salvo to interplanetary war. This is a must for any fan of independent author science fiction, and has received outstanding reviews.
Iástron
By James C. Dunn
Series: The Gilaxiad, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 141,610. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Two-hundred years ago the powerful Iástron race disappeared. Fifty years ago it died out completely. Darkness followed. War and death and suffering, born of prejudice and fear, fills the Four Systems. Crilshar’s power grows. The Systemal Alignment trembles. Titan, the only force able to fight back, has never been weaker.
Contested Ground: The Historical Debate Over NASA's Mission - From Sputnik to the Apollo Moon Landing, Space Shuttle and Space Station Decisions, Commercial Space
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 198,100. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This book will examine the changing views of NASA's mission(s) held by government officials over the years. Drawing upon relevant concepts in political science and public administration, it will attempt to account for the shifts in space policy, by describing the political, economic, and technical factors that helped bring them about.
Boomerang World
By Sandra McDonald
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,000. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Tom Carter wants to go home. He's a 25th century American space jockey stranded millions of light years from home, and he's sick of aliens--slimy aliens, double-crossing aliens, aliens who leave you to certain doom, and aliens just in general. Rescuing a beautiful alien princess on Boomerang World might just provide a way home - or lead to interstellar war and true love.
Pursuit of Power: NASA's Propulsion Systems Laboratory (PSL) No. 1 and 2 - NACA, Aircraft Engine Research, Cold War Research, Nuclear Navaho, Rockets, Missiles, RL-10 Hydrogen Engine, Supersonic
By Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
This is the official history of an important NACA/NASA propulsion research facility located in Ohio, which began operations in 1952 and was demolished in 2009. By the late 1950s, Pratt & Whitney, Wright Aeronautical, and the U.S. Air Force began building their own propulsion labs and altitude facilities.