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Star Catcher Publishing is dedicated to publishing quality genre writing with a nod towards good old-fashioned storytelling, all at an affordable price. Here you can find good science fiction with strong plots, strong characters, exotic locales, a sense of wonder, adventure, and a feeling of hope.

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Blame it on the Dog (Forward Motion Anthology 2014)
Series: Forward Motion for Writers Anthology. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
Blame it on the dog - the age-old excuse. Sixteen writers took on the prompt with a collection of short stories across a variety of genres including fantasy, science fiction, contemporary, poetry, superhero, historical, humor, and more. The Forward Motion for Writer's Anthology is an annual showcase of the multi-national writing talent at the venerable writer's group.
Summer Crash (Zerralon 1.1)
Series: Zerralon, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,620. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Summer comes to a crashing end… Ten-year-old Kevin Taggert prefers to stay home with his video games, but his parents insist he join a summer sports program. Exactly on the day the Vordac raid Earth. With his little sister depending on him for protection, Kevin must find the strength and wisdom to keep them both safe. Before they both end up dead, or even worse: as life-long slaves of the Vordac
Glint of a Suncatcher (Children of Jad #1)
Series: Children of Jad, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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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.
The Tower of Epnos (The String Weavers - Book 5)
Series: The String Weavers. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Kelsey Hale's team join the Eebra-Shee in an investigation of a Nief-Pirae ship that somehow escaped the Veil designed to keep them contained. The mysteries deepen with the discovery of disturbingly familiar technology, a hostile government, and a Tower strangely weakened. They must find the answers soon. At stake is every life-form, planet, sun, and universe among the infinite multi-universes.
Into the Forest Shadows
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,690. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Grandmother's house. A red cape. A planet-wide conspiracy. An invitation to visit Grandmother's house among the renowned giant trees of the planet gives Kate a welcome respite from her overbearing Uncle Travis. After Grandma goes missing, she joins forces with a local Gatherer boy to confront a deadly threat to the human colonists, forest inhabitants, and even the moving trees themselves.
When the Skies Fell (The String Weavers - Book 6)
Series: The String Weavers. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 107,840. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2015 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When a band injury forces Kelsey Hale to return to Sanctuary, she uses the risky visit to learn more about Professor Hadrian's ultimate plan. But Professor Hadrian knows of a lethal way to silence Dr. Rozelle Mallard while also stealing Kelsey's Phoenix Eggs. He forgets the Weaver team he is dealing with. He forgets Kelsey's determination to never give up. He forgets what Phoenix Eggs really are.
The Dividers (The String Weavers - Book 4)
Series: The String Weavers, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 97,850. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The chase reverses… Dangerous pulsing in the Strings trap Kelsey Hale's Weaver team in a place Captain Delphi Winters recognizes: Universes cruelly ruled by creatures who divide Universes for their own destructive gain. After a division goes wrong the Dividers are on the hunt for the cause. The race is on to stop the Dividers before they themselves are captured.
Salmon Run Collection #1 (Salmon Run Books 1-3)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,130. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A new life in Alaska, a massive aurora, a spaceship hidden under the ice and snow… A haunted lodge… A singing voice only Zach and Sasha can hear... Follow Hawk and Zach Callahan, the eccentric people of the town of Salmon Run, and the aliens hidden nearby as their lives become intricately entangled. This collection contains the first three books in the Salmon Run series.
The Great Salmon Run Cake Fiasco
Series: Salmon Run, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
The Salmon Run Men's Club, the General Store cafe kitchen, and the one-month anniversary of the Callahans in Alaska... All the ingredients needed for a messy disaster of legendary proportions... An Alaska short story placed in the "Salmon Run" series.
Mop Jockeys and Fighter Pilots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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Captain Carme Batista doesn't have time for anything other than fighting the next battle. But Felix isn't an ordinary janitor. He remembers things no one else does, unobtrusively attentive, seeming to sense what she needs before even she knows it. He doesn't seem to understand she has no emotion left. The war with the Chion destroyed them a long time ago... Or did it?
Aurora Equinox (Salmon Run - Book 6)
Series: Salmon Run, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Good moods are scarce in Salmon Run these days, right down to a temperamental Solar Express train. Zach Callahan's lingering foul mood even manages to drive off Sasha. Concerned this may be caused by the alien translator band on Zach's wrist, his father insists on a check-up visit to the local spaceship. Just as Zach discovers a menace worthy of true worry: The return of a threat from the south.
Flying Dutchman of the Spacelanes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,520. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
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The cursed Flying Dutchman returns to the spacelanes... While busy with repairs, Sora Anali gets the surprise of her life: a real cursed ghost ship docking with Langdon Space Station. Then the Flying Dutchman triggers the servicing robots into delivering expensive and rare items needed for the station. Items she needs back. But, the legends say to board her is to die on her...
Spires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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I should be barricaded at home, scared like the rest of them. But no. I'm out walking the streets, sure my mind is about to burn out. The last thing I need is to run into a snot-nosed kid with a stolen alien artifact. Both seem to have something to do with the vines invading the city, but why should I care? Unfortunately for me, the vines care. Includes the complete BONUS story, "In the Cauldron"
Specter of the White Death (Salmon Run - Book 5)
Series: Salmon Run, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,690. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Hawk and Zach Callahan agree to basic survival training with Amber Marley, they instead get an entire town of helpful interfering neighbors. With the help of Sasha and Grandpa Neely, they escape into the mountains. Elsewhere, Admiral Kian orders Nanuk to help ready their spaceship using Earth-based materials. Leading both to a dangerous encounter with one of the horrors of winter: Avalanche.
Where the Purple Grass Grows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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The last thing reporter Steve Gortney expects is pirates raiding the strange space-elevator on the backworld of Vorstogen. While he's thrilled for the exclusive on a pirate raid-in-progress, he soon finds his own life in danger from a secret the pirates are willing to kill to keep hidden. Meanwhile, the space-elevator has a few secrets of its own... A science fiction novelette by J.A. Marlow.
The String Weavers (The String Weavers - Book 1)
Series: The String Weavers, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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An alien dropped off by a flaming Phoenix? Seriously? Abducted from Earth, teenager Kelsey Hale finds herself thrust into a deadly adventure among alien worlds and alternate universes. She must not only survive, but also find a way to rescue her father. In the process she will discover a family secret that will change her life forever. With the mysterious Weavers connecting it all.
Breakup - Alaska Style (Salmon Run - Book 7)
Series: Salmon Run, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Summer, fall, winter, and breakup... The thaw turns Salmon Run into a gooey mess, signaling the return of Spring. A time the Callahans hope will bring lodgers. For Sasha and Jacob Neeley it means the tribal "coming of age" trial. In the midst of the madness, Nanuk and Yenni attempt to fit into the human world while waiting for rescue. And in the forest, an ancient myth stirs into life…
Secret Illusions (Salmon Run - Book 4)
Series: Salmon Run, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,700. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After the earthquake the Callahans get a pleasant surprise: customers. Right when the aliens choose to reveal themselves to Zach and Sasha's families. They need human help to identify a potential threat… in Bermuda. But, according to Uncle George's will, the trip to Bermuda could cost them their lodge. Unless they can make the entire town believe they never left Salmon Run in the first place.
The Art of Negotiation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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After overseeing the downsizing of a construction facility at Arcturus, Zada Harper comes face-to-face with an old friend... whom she just helped lay off. Zada then finds herself the next target of the ISC Corporation layoffs. She is suddenly without a job and forced into automatic arbitration for a severance settlement. But Zada won't go quietly. The ISC feels the sting of her departure.
Eloquently Crooked
Series: Abashiri Sky City, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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A determined bounty hunter meets her match in a silver-tongued criminal… Patricia Silverton privately battles the smugglers infesting the sky city of Abashiri. Only, the next smuggler on her list refuses to allow an arrest stand in his way of making the next delivery. One must give. Patricia promises it will not be her. Even if she dies trying. A science fiction thriller novelette.
Coffee Cup Dreams (A Redpoint One Romance)
Series: Redpoint One, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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During a simple operation Tish Douglas died. And yet, she also awoke in what doctors called a 'psi event,' sending her fleeing to an ancient spacestation of alien origins called Redpoint One. There she meets new boss Arthur Getty, and the sparks fly. Despite Arthur knowing that as his employee Tish is off-limits. Despite the secret Tish keeps of what sent her fleeing in the first place.

Books

A Princess, a Boatman, and a Lizard (Forward Motion Anthology 2012)
Series: Forward Motion for Writers Anthology, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
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A Princess, A Boatman, and A Lizard. One prompt resulting in 17 different stories from 17 authors with works ranging from silly to dramatic across genres such as fairy tale, steampunk, science fiction, fantasy, Native American tales and more. The 2012 Forward Motion Writer's Anthology is an annual showcase of the multi-national writing talent at the venerable writer's group.

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