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Gentle Beast by Margaret Afseth
Series: Noor Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 76,660. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal(5.00 from 1 review)
They steal people; farm them in the bowels of the earth like cattle, leaving little hope for humanity to survive. Against the odds, Althea fights to stay alive, and in the process, finds an undesirable named Loki to help her before it's too late.
Cyber - Part 2 by David Sloma
Series: Cyber, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Picking up where the first short story "Cyber" left off, Xavier is forced to live his life alone, without his love, Lenore. Which shouldn't be too hard, since she only exists inside a computer. But he just can't leave the past behind. - The 2nd short story in the Cyber line, of 4 parts. Available in a one volume edition ebook and paperback. Also see: Cyber (Part 1) Spanish Version.
Fiction Vortex - August 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy short stories for the discerning reader, if by "discerning" you mean someone who likes solid plots, great characters, and fascinating technologies and cultures. This issue includes all the short stories that appeared on FictionVortex.com during August 2013.
Naero's Gambit by Mason Elliott
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,710. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by High Mark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Naero joins the Spacer Mystics to control her dangerous abilities. Then the Gigacorps launch a vast plan to destroy the Free Spacer Clans with superior numbers, terrifying advanced weapons, and horrific new alien allies. Naero and her friends fight for freedom and survival against the heaviest odds they’ve ever faced. Put everything on the line with Naero’s Gambit!
Allotropes (an Ell Donsaii story #8) by Laurence E Dahners
Series: The Ell Donsaii stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
“Allotropes" is the eighth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation which has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon. In “Allotropes,” one of her waldoes is exploring the ringworld she discovered at Sigma Draconis. The aliens there are doing surprising things with carbon allotropes! Can we learn to do the same?
Edward Reknown Interplanetary Superstar by Kenneth Guthrie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Yeah, I'm fat and I know it, baby," Edward yells at the TV weather caster, his fat belly jiggling as he gyrates and pumps his hips. Cat watches on. It is amused. Master is on a roll today. Somewhere deep above an alien considers the foolish human and his maniac dance. There's an job that they need a fool for. It considers. "He'll do," it says. And so the adventure begins for our Edward Renown.
Below the Belt (An Ancient Alien Fiction Novel) by Alexis Donkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,520. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Alisa meets Dr. Corwin Pierce, bizarre things happen on campus & at archaeological sites that link to him. She can only guess who he is, but the truth is more disturbing than his mystery... Unwittingly thrown in the middle of an ancient alien conflict, Alisa navigates terraformed worlds, apocalypse, romance, humanity, & difference. She must choose a side in Orion's Belt - rebels or Watchers
The Broken God Machine by Christopher Buecheler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,220. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Broken God Machine tells the story of Pehr, a boy on the cusp of manhood who is torn from his home on the sea and forced through the mountains to the plains on the other side. During this event, he encounters ancient technology and slowly becomes aware that the world was once much greater than it is now. At the urging of his new friend Tasha, he sets out to restore that greatness.
Now & Again by E.A. Fournier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When a day begins with burying your wife, you’d think it can’t get worse, but for Kendall McCaslin and his son, Josh, it can. On their way home they’re caught in a chain-reaction car crash and both killed. Surprisingly, they don’t stay dead. After devising an escape route from alternate car crashes they find they're trapped in a parallel version of their former life: one where the dead wife lives.
The Trilisk Hunt by Michael McCloskey
Series: Parker Interstellar Travels, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,680. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist at a time when humans had found alien artifacts but hadn't encountered live aliens. After a harrowing brush with a real Trilisk on Chigran Callnir Four, the PIT team, fresh with four new members, heads out on a new type of expedition: hunting a live Trilisk.
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6) by Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Call to Arms is the sixth book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. The Great Biomech War is now inevitable and the citizens of the Alliance ready themselves for what is to come.
We by Michael Landweber
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 52,570. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
After an accident, 40-year-old Ben regains consciousness in the house he grew up in. Ben has become a psychic hitchhiker in the brain of his younger self, 7-year-old Binky, who is not happy to have him there. It is 3 days before a vicious attack on his sister that will scar Ben’s family forever. Even if Ben can get Binky to say the right words, who will believe a boy can foretell the future?
Fuga dallo Sparviero by Quelli di ZEd
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: Italian. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nat è un autista di scuola bus che lavora in due stazioni spaziali residenziali. Con l'arrivo dei nuovi, piccoli scolari appartenenti a una razza aliena, scoprirà di essere il protagonista inconsapevole di un piano segreto che cambierà la vita a miliardi di persone.
Panic (Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 1) by K.R. Griffiths
Series: Wildfire Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,610. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(3.00 from 1 review)
Michael Evans is only in rural St. Davids to maintain a low profile after his time spent as a city cop ended in disaster. The town is perfect for him: isolated. A tiny population. Virtually no crime. But when the residents begin killing each other with their teeth, Michael quickly realises that what he thought was a crime scene is something far, far worse...
Refiner's Pyre by Taylor Strop
Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
In his first novel Strop crafts a timely tale- the prophesied time of Jacob’s trouble is here. Like Dorothy's trip to the Land of Oz, this believable 21st century time-traveling tale has something for everybody. A good read! -Glenn Nicholas
The Innovator: In Plain Sight -- Free Preview by La'Ron Readus
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Billionaire Abram Guy must protect the greatest benefit to humanity...from humanity itself.
Een gift van de schemerjaren by Mike Jansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: Dutch. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
De bevolking van de planeet Tertia Trega leeft al duizend jaar in vrede, maar met het vertrek van de jongere generaties naar nieuwe uitdagingen in de ruimte, kabbelt de maatschappij naar een roemloos uitdoven. Een bloedige moord, de eerste in al die tijd, schrikt de bevolking van Meerzicht op. Kent Tertia Trega toch inheems leven gevaarlijk voor de mens, of is er meer aan de hand?
Don't Switch It On by Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Debney just wanted to make a quick treasure run to collect some alien tech, make a quick profit and get home to Melissa. When one of his crew activates a field, it looks like none of them are getting home at all. A Barris Space universe side-story by Sean Monaghan, author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Life On Ventus - The Illusionist's Enigma by Rob De Hart
Series: VITA Cycle, Book Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,620. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Book 2 - VITA Cycle. 15-year-olds Will, Pikabo, and Iggy fled Aqua to find Ventus has suffered a global pandemic. The government rounds-up and brainwashes the surviving children. Using their powers, creativity, and teamwork, they must evade capture and get off this upside-down world. They are forced to rely on a band of renegade teens and a reclusive illusionist, each with abilities of their own.