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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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Cat Eyes (Forward Motion Anthology 2013)
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Series: Forward Motion for Writers Anthology, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,030. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Cat Eyes." What does it mean? 21 authors took on the challenge and came up with diverse answers. From literal cats, to idols, aliens, marbles, and so many other inventive possibilities across multiple genres. The Forward Motion for Writer's Anthology is an annual showcase of the multi-national writing talent at the venerable writer's group.
The Dark Phoenix (The String Weavers - Book 3)
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Series: The String Weavers, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 105,340. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Kelsey and her team respond to a Weaver emergency they find a Universal Group filled with Phoenix. Not unusual, considering the Phoenix repair Strings, too. Then, one turns to attack. Her team scrambles to rescue the Weaver team and stop Professor Hadrian. All while avoiding Phoenix acting in a way never seen before. But, Kelsey did once. In memories her Weaver band shares in her dreams.
Night of the Aurora (Salmon Run - Book 1)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 41,080. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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For Hawk and Zach Callahan, getting to the small town of Salmon Run presents the first challenge. They think they have it made when they board the unique train that will take them through a dark roadless wilderness to their new home. The same night a massive Aurora Borealis strands them in the middle of nowhere. An Aurora also affecting an alien spaceship hidden beneath the ice and snow...
The String Weavers (The String Weavers - Book 1)
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Series: The String Weavers, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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Disappearing food. An alien dropped off by a giant flaming bird... Abducted from Earth, Kelsey Hale finds herself in the middle of a deadly conflict among alien worlds and parallel universes. She must not only survive, but also rescue her father from a dangerous group of unknown intent. In the process discovering a family secret that will change her life forever.
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
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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.
Once Upon a Pet Show (A Redpoint One Romance)
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Series: Redpoint One, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,040. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Vallory Schist must quickly find her rare Etrucian Daubpups a new habitat, and an attraction to Damien cannot get in the way. Failing life-support systems at both the Exotic Pet show and station keep engineer Damien Lysander busier than ever. Then he encounters Vallory and her heat-sensitive daubpups... and the fireworks when they are together.
Mary Celeste Adrift
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Low-ranked crew member Riya Cobley gets the lovely privilege of joining the team to investigate the drifting space-freighter "Mary Celeste." The mystery mounts when they find prepared food still sitting on the tables, intact systems, yet no crew or record of them leaving. Where did everyone go? Then new alarms sound on both ships... Inspired by the real "Mary Celeste" maritime mystery.
Bowl the Lizard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,650. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Something is missing… The Princess just knows it. Something important, something she can't think of. With robot caretakers in tow she goes in search through the extensive royal gardens, determined to continue until it's found. No matter how deep into the gardens the search takes her. A science fiction fairy tale short story. Includes the complete BONUS story, "Gaslight Tea Party" by Alex Vaugn.
Coffee Cup Dreams (A Redpoint One Romance)
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Series: Redpoint One, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,850. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
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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.
Secret Illusions (Salmon Run - Book 4)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,450. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After the earthquake Hawk and Zach Callahan get a nice surprise: customers. Right when the aliens choose to reveal themselves to Zach and Sasha's families. They need human help to identify a threat… in Bermuda. But, according to Uncle George's will, the trip could possibly cost the Callahans their lodge. Unless they can make the entire town believe they never left Salmon Run in the first place.
Specter of the White Death (Salmon Run - Book 5)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,950. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
There is such a thing as too much help... Amber Marley insists on giving Hawk and Zach Callahan lessons in basic survival training. Instead, they get an entire town of helpful interfering neighbors. Elsewhere, Admiral Kian orders their spaceship readied using Earth-based raw materials to manufacture their own parts. Leading both to a dangerous encounter in the rugged Alaska mountains.
Aurora Equinox (Salmon Run - Book 6)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,340. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
With the equinox come the aurora and the itch of spring… Good moods are scarce in Salmon Run these days. Zach Callahan's lingering foul mood even manages to drive off Sasha. His concerned father insist on a check-up visit to the local spaceship just as Zach discovers a threat worthy of true worry: The return of a threat from the south.
The Dividers (The String Weavers - Book 4)
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Series: The String Weavers, Book 4. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,910. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dangerous pulsing in the Strings trap Kelsey Hale's Weaver team in a place Captain Delphi Winters recognizes: Universes she and those of her Universe escaped many years before. A Universal Group filled with creatures who have harnessed Phoenix Eggs and the division of Universes for their own destructive gain. A whirlwind of rebellions, old friendships, and new enemies test them as never before.
Breakup - Alaska Style (Salmon Run - Book 7)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,610. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Summer, fall, winter, and breakup... Slush and mud mix with snow, turning Salmon Run into a gooey mess. Spring will soon arrive, 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. In the forest, an ancient myth stirs to life...
The Phoenix Eggs (The String Weavers - Book 2)
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Series: The String Weavers, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 101,550. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
What Professor Hadrian wants with the Phoenix Eggs, no one knows. What Kelsey Hale and her team do know: They must find and secure them first. Before he can harness and use the raw power contained within. The lives across many universe, including theirs, depend on the team coming together like never before. Kelsey’s rare talent may turn the battle around. If her teammates will believe it exists.
Vaulted Career
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When the object of career criminal Shawn Pickett's desire asks him to do one last job, how can he say no? Besides, is it really stealing if he retrieves data from the thieves who originally stole it? As his last job unravels into a web of unexpected attraction and inter-planetary corporate espionage, a mysterious fog descends. A Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles suspense science fiction novelette.
Mop Jockeys and Fighter Pilots
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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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?
Spires
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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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"
Oxygen Kisses
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,180. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A mysterious roadhouse leads Annette Staton to an impossible reunion in the war-torn past. To reunite with the man she loved and lost in his brave fight against a man driven insane by years of bitter war. But is this trip back in time a blessing or curse? Is she destined to die with him in one dark night of history? A steampunk romance novelette in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles.
Wolf Dance
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Keeping the Sorin worlds free from vermin like poachers is a full-time job for Ranger Corsac. As a regular at the Gateway Roadhouse, the building appearing out of nowhere isn't a surprise. It asking for his help is. A request which will collide with a hidden secret of his past. A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the complete BONUS story, "The Book Nomad"
Alien Winter (Salmon Run - Book 2)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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A haunted lodge? The Salmon Run Lodge needs a good cleaning. Hard to accomplish with the plumbing and power constantly going out. And the strange unexplained noises. Nanuk wants to continue his scientific human observations. Hard to do when the Admiral insists he take along a new arrival to the Earth Mission. How can alien and human worlds not collide?
Curse of the Second Date
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Abandon all hope with the second date… Jack desperately wants the second date with the woman of his dreams to go as well as the first. Instead, an unbelievable cascade of disasters threaten to torpedo the blossoming romance. Attempting to turn the night around, he escorts Millie to her door… to find his next obstacle in the form of her waiting cat. A humorous romance short story.
Summer Crash (Zerralon 1.1)
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Series: Zerralon, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,620. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2014 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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
In the Cauldron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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I like to live. I'm funny that way. I must convince the other passengers to stay with the ship and get the engines running. Before we lose all power. Before the drifting ship makes a fatal encounter with a pulsar jet. Before time runs out. A suspense science fiction short story. This edition includes the complete BONUS story, "Spires"
Breaking Point
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A man with nothing left to lose... A series of layoffs forces starship pilot Alfonso Wickham to make a shuttle delivery with no help other than the accompanying 'efficiency expert.' Nothing he does pleases the man. Neither do the native ground crews. Then local salvagers appear, viewing his cargo as an easy score. Alfonso just reached his breaking point… A science fiction adventure novelette.
A Turn of the Pipes (A Redpoint One Romance)
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Series: Redpoint One, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,320. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Rachel Henderkito's job of caring for Redpoint One's plumbing isn't easy with citizen pets clogging up the pipes. Rare lizard breeder Ignacio Manetti doesn't have time for the dark memories romance brings. And yet, love blooms with the help of an alien flying squirrel and the ovably interfering Naughty Knitter's Club. Except Rachel hates his rare alien Newt while he unconditionally loves it.
The Art of Negotiation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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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.
The Book Nomad
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Good thing physical books are rare in 5432, especially with poor Hembert transported uncontrollably to the time and place described. Now he's stuck in a historical Earth conflict called "World War Two." It's a race to find a book, any book, to transport him away. But, why aren't they working? A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the BONUS story, "Wolf Dance
Are We There Yet?
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Larson family head out in their space-RV on a vacation trip to Venus when the mini-disasters start piling up, soon leading to an age-old refrain… "Are we there yet?" A science fiction humor short story.
The Singing Lakes (Salmon Run - Book 3)
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Series: Salmon Run, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,790. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
An ominous singing voice only Zach and Sasha can hear... First came the blizzard. Then the earthquake hit. Even as the people of Salmon Run rally to pick up the pieces, Zach and Sasha start hearing a voice singing across the radio. Singing no one else can hear. They need answers from the only ones who can help. But, how do you find aliens who don't want to be found?
Crystal Wishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A string of wishes hang in the window… Opal's parents latest obsession in frontier-world mining ends in tragedy. Even as the grief descends, the questions consume her: What does she do now? Does she stay or leave, and how can she pay for either? Alone on a harsh frontier world, can she dare trust anyone? A science fiction short story. Edition includes the complete BONUS story, "Teacup Mountain"
Salmon Run Collection #1 (Salmon Run Books 1-3)
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,100. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A new life in Alaska, a haunted lodge, singing only Zach and Sasha can hear - It started with the inheritance of the Salmon Run Lodge. Then came the eccentric denizens of the small town itself, the discovery of aliens hidden nearby, and the wilds of Alaska itself. The Callahans are on the adventure of a lifetime, one that could affect everyone on Earth. Contains books 1-3 of the Salmon Run series.

Books

A Princess, a Boatman, and a Lizard (Forward Motion Anthology 2012)
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Series: Forward Motion for Writers Anthology, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
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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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