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West of the Texas Nebula
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012 by ResAliens Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Western
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
While honoring the visiting dignitaries from Tau Ceti, Sol’s Mayor, Wit Thomason, had a heart attack. He spent a good couple of minutes twitching on the floor, soiling his finest suit, right there in front of aliens, citizens, and everybody. It was only a matter of time before some gunslinger made a move to take over the job. If I wanted to save my skin, it was time for me to get out of Dodge.
Down Jump Blues
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Sully O'Quinn and the team from DL Security find themselves in a race to find a killer and recover a stolen fortune. It started as a simple protection job to escort a shipping executive to a clandestine meeting. But Sully and his team are set up to take the fall for a daring heist and murder committed in the middle of hyperspace. Was the killer still on board, or has one of his team double cross
The Star Creature
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.71 from 14 reviews)
A story of the first encounter between two intelligent species, with an assumption that "intelligence" is just one of many attributes that may be just as important. 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).
CNSEV Tormalinas, Lost
Price: Free! Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Newly promoted Major Amy Porter of the Commonwealth of Nations is the senior ranking Portal Navigator onboard the CNSEV Tormalinas. Portal Navigators, always women, are known for their high intelligence, high emotional control, high imagination, and most of all for being able to survive in the deepest darkest holes of space without losing their minds.
Rekindle the Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A dying world may not be the best place to start your life anew, but that's exactly where Kerri has been sent. The sun of Heffe VIII is burning out, and her husband has been hired by the canine aliens of that world to rekindle it. This story originally appeared in the Australian anthology of interstellar immigration stories "Belong."
Semper Audacia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Space opera. Novelette. 13,200 words. Alone. Leda is the last living member of the brigade, the sole defender of her world. War took everyone she knew, leaving her in the company of memories and ghosts. Or is it madness? The siren blares. In an aging flyer, Leda ventures out to meet her world's fate, the last stand.
The Hidden Tribe
Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
An intergalactic conflict inspires disobedience from one of The Ichouli, creating a hidden Tribe of Humans who are imprisoned for many millennia inside a dead world. This is a simple tale of one girl's dreams to escape that world and see what The Sphere has to offer. A story from "The Chronicles of John Alkali".
Monstrous Planet
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Gary Turner, deep space pilot extraordinaire and anything but worthless, might have crashed his ship in the middle of a run, but it totally wasn't his fault. That planet had it coming. In a search for a Xilium deposit to fix the shortage from his patched up fuel tank, Gary discovers how much size matters on this rock and how bad he wants to reach escape velocity.
Field Trip
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Meankitty Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Can a slightly cynical third grade teacher survive a field trip, an interdimensional incident and a handsome tour guide all at the same time? Find out in this futuristic comedy of (little) terrors.
Not Past Redemption
Series: Galactic Confederation, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,710. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Fired from her last starship piloting job, Seriala’s career seems over. In desperation she signs on with Crazy Mags on a mission to recover the logs of a derelict starship. It seems easy until they encounter salvagers looking to recover the same ship. Seriala must use every piloting trick she knows if they are going to get the job done and succeed.
Mooncake
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It is Mid-Autumn Festival in Lunar Colony 01111001's Chinatown, a holiday celebrated by eating mooncake and regaling with tales of Chang'e flying to the moon. Little Xiao Yue asks her grandfather what it all means. There is always a generation gap. How can precocious children in the future understand the metaphor? Enjoy this short short, a taste of one writer's science fiction and Sino overlap..
Beyond Reach: Book 1 of the Beyond Saga
Price: Free! Words: 15,800. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Nadia: an Assassin. Genetically engineered. Built and trained to kill. On the run from her owners, The Gemini Corporation. Devon: the Tracker. Hot on her trail. Closing in. Stranded on a space station, Nadia searches for escape before the urge to kill overwhelms her. While every moment brings Devon closer. And closer. Designed to kill. Desperate to stop.
Pretty Pink Planet
Series: Lori and Chiing, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.33 from 3 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.
Ray Was Right
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
The first mission to Mars is a success...how much of a success, the crew is about to find out.
Outworlder
Series: Star Wanderers, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
When Jeremiah set out for the stars, he never expected to receive an accidental bride. Since neither of them speak the same language, he has no way to tell her that there's been a terrible mistake. But the more time they spend together in the vast, lonely space between stars, the less of a mistake it seems.
It's The End Of The Universe As We Know It [And I Feel Scared]
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.13 from 8 reviews)
Huge metaphysical concept science-fiction, as discovered by a spaceship of idiots! This is silly light-hearted science-fiction in a flash. Also featuring monkeys in cummerbunds!!! Yes,really!
That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made" won the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and was nominated for the Hugo Award in the same category. Harry Malan is the president of a Mormon branch on Sol Central Station, where humans can interact with "swales" -- giant star-dwelling plasma beings. When a Mormon swale asks for help, Harry ends up confronting Leviathan, the largest of the swales.
Deep
Price: Free! Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The earth is doomed. But a new world has been discovered that has all the right ingredients to sustain human life. The vessel Seeder will travel four thousand years with its crew members and colonists to this new seed planet to ensure humanity lives on. But the stasis pods malfunction. When the crew is revived they discover they've been traveling for the past eighteen million years, and the col
Asteroid
Series: Tales of Solus Station. Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Interstellar astronaut Helene Kirsch surveyed asteroids for a privately funded research station in an outlying star system. Overworked and underpaid, she flew through the belt until her ship's scanning equipment met a rocky mass with high interference. If her intuition was correct, good things would follow and Hammond could deliver a steady paycheck for once.
Press Any Key To Destroy The Galaxy
Series: Antigravel ยท Press Any Key, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Iain M. Banks' Culture meets Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in this funny romp through the cosmos.