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The Star Creature
By Kevin A. Lyons
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4). This is a story of the first encounter between two intelligent species. I've tried to present an unusual viewpoint and challenge some preconceptions. Mostly, I hope you enjoy it.
Triorion: Awakening (Book One)
By L. J. Hachmeister
Series: Triorion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 144,470. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Triorion: Awakening finds five-year-old triplets Jetta, Jaeia, and Jahx struggling to survive on a harsh alien planet under the thumb of their brutal owner. When the Dominion discovers their extraordinary telepathic talents, they are coerced into military service.
A Breath of Hope
By Robert E. Taylor
Series: The Humal Sequence, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The Humals. Humanoid Aliens. They dominated the spiral arm millennia ago then vanished without trace. Man had found traces of their presence, reverse-engineered their technology and speculated endlessly about their demise. But no one really knew what had happened. No one knew why they had disappeared or why so few traces of them remained...
Stopover at the Backworlds' Edge
By M. Pax
Series: The Backworlds, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Nothing sane travels the starway. Today it brings disaster. In the far future, humanity settles the stars, bioengineering its descendants to survive in a harsh universe. This is the second book in the science fiction series, The Backworlds. A space opera adventure. Revenge is on Craze’s mind. He chews on it everyday along with the relentless dust on Pardeep Station.
Shadowplay: Book One of the Starcrown Chronicles
By Jon Gerrard
Price: Free! Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Waking up on a strange ship, 21 year old Cordass Pell learns that he is on his way to serve a life sentence on the penal planet of Demerl. But before the transport arrives, the ship is hijacked by pirates and Pell and the other prisoners are sold as slaves to a sadistic owner. The trouble is that he can’t remember anything about his life before waking up. And someone keeps trying to kill him.
Memories of Hel
By Jason Dodge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After a merciless enemy boards her cargo hauler, Captain Kasha Eaves is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life - she withdraws her distress call. “DCCS Memories of Hel to any vessel within range – this ship is to be considered hostile. Repeat – the Memories of Hel is hostile. Destroy on sight.” However, her crew's fight for survival and freedom has barely begun.
Hyclos
By Angela B. Mortimer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,050. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In spite of being regarded by her race as a misfit and a rogue, Doella is asked to secretly save her home planet from powerful foes once more. While doing so she receives another gift that has been waiting for her for aeons, guarded by a hidden horror. In saving Varan again, she loses that which she loves most. But she must still fulfil her promise to discover what has happened to the Hyclos.
Majesty's Offspring (Book 1)
By AJ Vega
Price: Free! Words: 93,860. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
More than a century ago, war hero Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty—the first living machine. Today in 2213, he and his partner Laina command a pirate ship, and despite their desire to retire from the pirate life, are drawn into another galactic conflict where they must once again save humanity, but this time with help from Chorus—Majesty's secret offspring...
Majesty's Offspring (Books 1 & 2)
By AJ Vega
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 180,550. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
More than a century ago, war hero Julius Verndock helped end a galactic war with Majesty—the first living machine. Today in 2213, he and his partner Laina command a pirate ship, and despite their desire to retire from the pirate life, are drawn into another galactic conflict where they must once again save humanity, but this time with help from Chorus—Majesty's secret offspring...
Sholpan
By Joe Vasicek
Price: Free! Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
She'd rather die than be a slave to the conquerors of her home world.
A Plain Jane Book One
By Odette C. Bell
Series: A Plain Jane, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 79,730. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A sci-fi space opera with a dash of romance, action, and mystery, A Plain Jane follows Jane as she travels the galaxy desperately trying to find out who she is, where she's from, and what she's really capable of.
Neptune Crossing
By Jeffrey A. Carver
Series: Chaos Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,880. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When John Bandicut encounters an alien intelligence on Neptune's moon Triton, his life changes irrevocably. Urged by the alien quarx now sharing his mind, he accepts an audacious mission—to steal a ship and hurtle across the solar system in a desperate bid for Earth's survival. Book 1 of The Chaos Chronicles, by the Nebula-nominated author of Eternity's End—with a new Afterword by the author.
Faster Than Light: Dobhriathar
By Malcolm Pierce
Price: Free! Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The second in a series of short stories about the I.S.S. Fenghuang, the last faster-than-light starship in the galaxy. In this volume, Governor Caitlin Adair struggles with her place among the crew while they investigate an isolated solar mining platform.
Where the Purple Grass Grows
By J.A. Marlow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Tales From The Arm & Bar: Book II of the Irredente Chronicles
By Patrick Sutton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 270,350. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This second Irredente novel follows the separate trajectories of the boy Henryk Burgred and the reactionary cleric Hersey through 750 pages of adventure, peril, revelation, and redemption until the lives of many individuals converge upon a single, mysterious point: the doomed planet Innisfree.
Knight Errant
By KD Sarge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 88,970. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Taro Hibiki is ready to take on the galaxy, but his own over-protective Marine sister is another matter. For Rafe Ballard, though, he'll dare anything--even his sister's wrath.
Pretty Pink Planet
By Joy Smith
Series: Lori and Chiing, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL (Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life) visits Prism, a popular tourist destination, to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens, if she can find and talk to them.
The Rebelliousness of Trassi Udang
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story set in the ISF-Allion universe. Published in the Belong anthology (Ticonderoga publications). Fifteen-year old Ari has plenty of run-ins with enforcers when he smuggles prohibited ingredients for his uncle and other clandestine restaurants in the B-sector of New Jakarta Station. But he stumbles on a rebellion that reaches far outside his insular little work, and is far more dangerous.
Daisy Chaining
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A boastful spaceman traps himself into racing a frezzipod through an asteroid field. (Original venue: Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Issue #5)
The Zochtil
By J.A. Dalley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jump to the Stars! Join the Solar Fleet! The Solar Fleet faces just two problems: one, the alien blockade that prevents any ship from leaving the solar system, and two, the United Monarchy of Europe, which is tying up most of the Solar Fleet's resources, thus preventing them from attacking the blockade. Almek Manning is eighteen and wishes to join the Solar Fleet as a midshipman.