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The Aurelian Archives: Palatine First
By Courtney Grace Powers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,340. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
This morning, Reece Sheppard woke up, put on his riding goggles, spats and waistcoat, and set out to take his airship captain's test at The Aurelian Academy, or The Owl. Tonight, he's lying in the academy's hospital wing with a very nice telegram letting him know he's failed…and vague suspicions that the meteorite that caused his ship to crash mightn't have been a meteorite at all.
Mission for the Universe
By Boris Tzaprenko
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The machine arrived from far away, really far away, somewhere at the end of the It chose a spot to land near a small village in the middle of the American continent. It was six minutes past eleven o’clock when the machine alighted in the grass, in a small wooded area. With its mind set on its mission, it was ready to go to work.
Battle Earth IV (Book 4)
By Nick S. Thomas
Series: Battle Earth. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When Ramstein is obliterated in an aerial attack, it becomes clear that the battle for Earth is not over. With enemy forces remaining in the solar system, the armies of Earth have no choice but to rally together and make an assault against the Moon to secure the safety of their planet. They must take the fight to the aliens.
Dreams of Earth
By Bud Sparhawk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Case awakens on an alien starship with no memory of his origin. He is told that he is the sole survivor of a ship that his alien benefactors assume came from a lost human colony called “Earth.” In the company of his alien caretaker/companion he travels to various systems in search of his origins. As Case recovers from his injuries, he struggles to make sense of the flashes of unconnected memori
Heibai and Huckleberry
By Vincent Cleaver
Price: Free! Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Boy meets girl, girl and boy like each other, but they are little busy being kidnapped...
L'Gem
By Sharon L Reddy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 305,290. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Internal Security wanted a secret weapon. They didn't want witnesses. They abducted the student they thought had made a discovery and bombed the university physics lab. That didn't work well, either. The student they'd abducted was convicted of attempting to murder the others. It was standard procedure. No one got out of Horgen Field prison alive, but if Bard was right, there was a way.
Welcome to Terra
By Mark Moore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Gavin Deane is a typical high school senior - typical except for the fact that he's been told he's a destined hero that will go to another world and rescue the king! Short story: 9,015 words. Some bullying, action violence, and talk of death. Appropriate for grades 8+
Sci Fi Tales, Volume 2: On the Mark
By Richard Alan Dickson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,690. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Five science fiction tales of pure entertainment, in a strap-on-your-ray-gun-and-hang-on-tight kind of way... or whatever approximation for a ray gun the heroes of each tale might happen to have. The stories include: "Nova Warriors: The Return;" "Devil Dogs;" "Suitcase Switcheroo;" "Shooting Stars and Electric Sheep;" and "Outward Bound."
Eccentric Orbits
By Simon Kewin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Collected science fiction short stories, 1999-2011. An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void.
ELISE Episode 2 : The Darkness Within
By Katsuo Takeda
Series: ELISE, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Seven Mile Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Otruk have launched a surprise attack against Foothold, the fortress city surrounding the tether point of the space elevator. Trip and his squad must now make an emergency descent to the surface to reinforce and defend Foothold from the onslaught of the Otruk, who are intent on driving humanity off the surface. Anxiety runs high in the squad as they prepare to enter battle.
Aurealis #50
By Michael Pryor (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,130. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #50, edited by Michael Pryor, features Patty Jansen’s cracking hard SF ‘Abode’ and a quintessentially piece of Australian SF with Jonathan Robb’s ‘Remembering the Mimi’. On top of this it’s the usual Aurealis interviews, links and reviews. Aurealis #50 is a goldmine.
ELISE Episode 1 : To Touch the Ground
By Katsuo Takeda
Series: ELISE, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Seven Mile Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Trip McElory and his teenage friends rush to complete training in the armored bio-mechanical suits before the assault to recapture Earth begins. They must compete in a series of final exercises pitting cadet against cadet in order to graduate. Ven Rodan has eyes set on humiliating Trip and his squad, though, in his drive to graduate top of the class.
Nova Warriors: Darkness Falls
By Richard Alan Dickson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When aliens invaded the Earth, Colonel Alan Lane expected death and destruction to sweep the planet. He didn't expect them to simply disappear into the ocean. After three weeks, however, all remains quiet except for a few missing boats in pirate-infested waters. Are the pirates up to their old tricks, or is something sinister finally going on?
Altered: The Survivors
By Jillian Stevens
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,710. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
After a deadly toxin is released onto the world, a group of people go underground to escape it. Eighteen years later when they come up to the surface, they find that the world as they once knew it, will never be the same again.
When the Angels Sing
By Cheryl Corbin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When aliens visit Earth and offer astounding technology, negotiator Maighdlin Dunne is sent in to get the one thing they won't share - the cure for all diseases. This is a short story of 6500 words or approximately 20 pages.
Persisting
By Dale Ivan Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the human colony world of Eridani Prime falls to the implacable alien race known as the Hive, tech op Daniel Matsura holds the key to humanity's survival. Alone against impossible odds, Daniel must escape with the single piece of human technology that can defeat the Hive. But will the price of salvation be the soul of the woman he loves? Persisting is a 5800 word science fiction story.
Vitalis VI - Evolution
By Jason Halstead
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,840. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Novel Concept Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
When a highly adaptive native species merges human DNA with its own, the results threaten the existence of everything in its path. The small colony of human survivors must decide how to deal with this newest menace. Fear turns to terror when the residents of Treetown learn the new breed isn’t trying to destroy them, it’s stealing them away in the dark of the night for a new kind of evil.
Rapture Ready (Dancing With Darwin)
By Chris Northern
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Armageddon by insanity. Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. - law.com Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. - wikipedia
City on Fire (Metropolitan 2)
By Walter Jon Williams
Series: Metropolitan, Metropolitan 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,700. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Award, City on Fire returns to the world-city of Metropolitan, dominated by plasm, the magical substance capable of both creation and destruction. With her help, Aiah’s lover Constantine has established himself in the metropolis of Caraqui---Aiah must fight not only for her revolution and for her place in the world, but for Constantine’s very soul.
The Brisingamen
By Hugh J O'Donnell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Darryl Heim hunts space pirates, works alone, and good enough to be selective about his clients. When a mysterious Japanese deep space exploration firm hires him to retrieve the contents of an intercepted sample probe, the job takes him to the edge of the known universe, and into a story as old as the human imagination.