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SPACE OPERA: 'On the Shoulders of Giants' by Trevor Holcroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,920. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The world had almost destroyed itself once and now it was running out of room and resources. But a new goal could give it hope; the colonisation of Mars. Col. Jack Fortune of SpaceCom and his crew are given the task of testing the new spaceship which can make Martian terraforming feasible and with it preserve the the future of SpaceCom and save the planet. If only it were so simple...
Broken by Cedric Johnson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,660. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Veronica Giguere. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Criofan Byrne and Miranda Garren come from two different worlds, but they are thrust together by a ruthless gang leader who forces Criofan into an experimental cybernetics procedure, turning a medical breakthrough into a tool of violence for his own ends. Only together can Criofan and Miranda escape him.
Nocturnal Academy 9: Mirror Mirror by Ethan Somerville
Series: Nocturnal Academy, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,340. Language: Australian English. Published: September 3, 2013 by Storm Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Nocturnal Academy principal Madam Nocturna has tasked Quincy Darkchilde, the new Professor of Magick, and Marco Cazadora the half-elf Jesuit, to figure out how the mysterious Mirror of Albiroth really works. Meanwhile, Millicent Jorgenson sees something disturbing in the school library. Unfortunately she can’t bring herself to report it to Madam Nocturna, and more strange events follow.
The Blizzard by Craig Melville
Price: Free! Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
An energy-starved world has been saved by the discovery of a remarkable new invention: the water cell. A spoilt teenager - a little-too fond of mind-altering medicines - must evade amputee assassins, water-worshipping cultists, and a widow whose seven previous husbands have met questionable ends in order to save his fugitive father and uncover the dark truth behind this mysterious new power.
Winter Well: Speculative Novellas About Older Women by Crossed Genres Publications
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Older women take center stage in these four novellas. They may be wives, mothers, wise women or healers, but those archetypes are not their defining characteristics. Their motivations are their own, and they’re not interested in living in the background of someone else’s epic yarn.
Gods of Changeling Love by Sally C. Fink
Series: Tales of the Lalloure, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,610. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Valonilyr has seen a future for herself that is so seductive, so ironically valid for her, she has no choice but to pursue it. But the way to it is through another world, a dangerous world, a place she barely comprehends and does not know precisely how to reach. But she does know in what direction to point her plans. Unfortunately, it is a direction that could lose her Rasong.
El secreto de las luciérnagas by Sergio de Marcos
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 91,580. Language: Spanish. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
En ocasiones la evolución de una especie puede llevar a su extinción. El secreto de las luciérnagas es una novela trepidante, llena de giros inesperados, atrevida y diferente. Amor, ciencia y ficción se mezclan en una compleja trama que desembocará en un inesperado final.
Behind The Fire by Susan May
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,780. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Emily and Bobbie Jessup stand accused of first-degree arson. Something led them to leave their children with a sitter while they embarked on a fire-bug spree. That something was a secret they’d promised to protect. This is an amazing story of one couple’s battle to protect their town from a dangerous threat. Is this a tale of insanity or great heroism? You won’t know until the very last page.
In Memory Alone: Talon's Epic Book One by Charles Millhouse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,750. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Taken into deep space, an 18th century British Naval officer must fight to survive as he navigates his way through a universe of lies and danger.
Letters from the Sky by Rich Paz
Price: Free! Words: 117,390. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(4.86 from 22 reviews)
How will it all end? Enoch Sotheby´s got many problems and what teenaged adolescent doesn´t? He´s fighting to stay afloat, not to get lost in the crowd and now he´s falling for his long time best friend Danica Pride and she´s only the hottest and most popular girl he´s ever known. I forgot to mention that his world will soon come crashing down by a mysterious and sinister crimson-cloaked entity.
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception by Lisa Nowak
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
What if the Pacific Northwest seceded? In 2063, Cascadia’s closed border keeps out U.S. climate refugees. Piper’s sure her brother’s stories about poor people vanishing are rumors—until she comes home to an empty house. Losing her future, her family, and her freedom, she must get to the bottom of the disappearances. But the only one who can help might be the boy whose family displaced her own.
The Pyrite War by Blake M. Petit
Series: The World of Siegel City, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,170. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In 1939, Siegel City had only one superhero. When David Ruston's brother discovers powers of his own, he quickly learns nothing in Siegel City is what it seems... even in a Golden Age.
The Gate Keeper by William Mezger III
Price: Free! Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Henry is a bullied, lonely teenager until he stumbles into a mysterious garden, and makes the first true friend he has had in a long time. Now Henry is on a whirlwind adventure through the universe to protect his new friend from herself.
A Bright Symmetry by Michael P. Dunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
Final Truth by Michael Davis
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Champagne Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When only one human possesses the telekinetic ability to pierce the alien relics and stitch together the final cosmic truth, the question isn’t how but why.
Escape From Zulaire by Veronica Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Deverane was thinking about how to spend his retirement bonus when HQ assigned him one last mission: rescue a civilian woman stranded on a planet on the verge of civil war. Someone has pulled some serious strings to get Andi plucked from the hot zone. Deverane’s never met anyone so hard-headed—or so appealing. Suddenly his mission to protect this one woman has become more than just mere orders.
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: $3.49 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?