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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.
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.
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...
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.
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)
Faster Than Light: Babel Among the Stars
By Malcolm Pierce
Price: Free! Words: 44,840. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The third in a series of short stories about the I.S.S. Fenghuang, the last faster-than-light starship in the galaxy, and its crew of rebels determined to reunite humanity. This entry delves into the history of Captain Seth Garland and reveals how he came to be the last hope for interstellar travel.
The Shattered World Within
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Like three space stations before it, Zhiminda Station has fallen silent. Zhyara and his crew travel to the very edge of settled space to investigate. Will they find the station dead, its corridors exposed to the vacuum of space? Will they find bodies? Will they run into the unknown killers? Or is the reason much more sinister than that?
The Hyperscape Project -Sample
By Donald Swan
Price: Free! Words: 24,480. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Along with his newly found, rag-tag band of alien friends, Nick Bannon battles to keep his devastating technology out of the hands of the biomechanoid race known as the Mok'tu. Every species in the galaxy is in danger of total annihilation and it may take one man's greatest sacrifice to stop it.
The Astoundingly True Tale of José Fabuloso
By Jolie Jaquinta
Price: Free! Words: 56,180. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Take a stripper, a crazy pilot, an ace accountant, an alcohol obsessed engineer, and a mysterious curmudgeon. Place in a small stolen ship and agitate with stalkers, assassins, and lots of espresso. The result is the Astoundingly True Tale of José Fabuloso!
AstroTown - The Future of Humankind
By Saulo Fonseca
Price: Free! Words: 21,310. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a book for fans of science fiction classics. AstroTown tells the story of Paul Driefontein, who finds himself transported to a distant future. Once there, the fate of humankind proves to have taken some very strange turns, as the earth has been abandoned and people now live in a space station. Paul brings a different world's view, and his presence in the city stirs up a revolution.
Jak Phoenix: Paid in Full (A Short Story)
By Matt D. Williams
Series: The Jak Phoenix Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
An all new Jak Phoenix space adventure, set before the events of the first novel! Jak and Baxter are asked to pull off a seemingly simple grab – for a big payout. Unfortunately, shady dealings frequently end in space shenanigans.
Dancing Among the Stars
By Josh Langston
Price: Free! Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
A six-pack of Science and Speculative fiction stories. Meet aliens from other worlds and other dimensions. Some are friendly, and some... Well, just imagine how many dark alleys there might be in outer space.
Finis (Oolite Saga Part 4)
By Drew Wagar
Price: Free! Words: 65,160. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
With the alien menace poised to overthrow the galaxy a lone group of combateers is all that that stands between them and total annihilation. When one of their number is kidnapped by the aliens and their plans thwarted, the group must decide whether to mount a rescue and risk losing the war, or sacrifice her for the greater good of humankind… This is the conclusion of the Oolite Saga.
Kaman's World
By Bartholomew Thockmorton
Price: Free! Words: 22,220. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Betty and Sam are off on another sci-fi adventure! Traveling to a distant, desert planet to recover the body of an old friend at the request of his brother, our crew finds hidden danger and peril beyond imagination! Join Betty, Sam and Charlie, the ship's computer, on this exciting other-worldly exploit. And don't forget Marty, the only carnivorous mammal from the planet Betty named Xanadu!