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Shermmies' Planet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bad enough the planet smelled like lemon meringue pie. But for Uplift Agent Holly Kirk, her future hinges on convincing the furry natives to adopt her uplift contract — before her competition beats her to it. Unfortunately, the natives are more interested in dancing! Work and play collide in this story of first contact. Includes complete bonus story "Journey to Emberland"
SCOUTS: The Time Thieves
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While investigating a colony of Sherians ravaged by the Fornyth war, all contact with the Scoutship Merlin stops. Scout Central assigns the Talon to investigate. Katy and the full crew of the Talon discover two worlds inhabited by the same species. One is a paranoid paradise with something to hide. The other a worker's hell with secrets. Will they discover the truth or suffer Merlin's fate?
Mission for the Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The machine arrived from far away, really far away, somewhere at the end of the It chose a spot to land near a small village in the middle of the American continent. It was six minutes past eleven o’clock when the machine alighted in the grass, in a small wooded area. With its mind set on its mission, it was ready to go to work.
L'Gem
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 305,290. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Internal Security wanted a secret weapon. They didn't want witnesses. They abducted the student they thought had made a discovery and bombed the university physics lab. That didn't work well, either. The student they'd abducted was convicted of attempting to murder the others. It was standard procedure. No one got out of Horgen Field prison alive, but if Bard was right, there was a way.
Persisting
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the human colony world of Eridani Prime falls to the implacable alien race known as the Hive, tech op Daniel Matsura holds the key to humanity's survival. Alone against impossible odds, Daniel must escape with the single piece of human technology that can defeat the Hive. But will the price of salvation be the soul of the woman he loves? Persisting is a 5800 word science fiction story.
The Brisingamen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Darryl Heim hunts space pirates, works alone, and good enough to be selective about his clients. When a mysterious Japanese deep space exploration firm hires him to retrieve the contents of an intercepted sample probe, the job takes him to the edge of the known universe, and into a story as old as the human imagination.
Alien Empire
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,980. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the aliens came, the world changed forever, but not even they imagined how.
Jungle Catatan: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY03. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Theoretically, Tammy should be able to handle all the tech issues for a small freighter, but that would require her to pay attention. She's screwed up big time, and meeting her best friend's family for the first time might not make things any better. A short story of about 3,700 words.
Yatorun Transport: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY02. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tammy's spent nearly a year working as a base-level tech—read: electrician—on a Catati vessel, and her shipmates still give her special treatment, because she's the only Human. But not all "special treatment" is a bad thing. A short story of about 4,000 words.
Catati Test: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY01. Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Earth's new spacefaring allies let Humans into their school, Tammy leapt at the chance. Maybe one of these days, she'll even pass—preferably before her alien friend gets a girlfriend. A short story of about 3,800 words.
Winter
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two stories in one volume. Winter - When humans return to Earth after 20,000 years of time dilation, things are no longer as they were, for this is not the earth they expected to find. The Adjoa Gambit - On occupied Earth, mankind inhabits the Antarctic Reservation for Indigenous Peoples. But the occupiers like to gamble, and the new family has lost their shelter.
the Mission
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,560. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Martian Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After a spelunking accident, Dorian finds himself trapped beside an underground stream, cold, soaked, and alone in the dark with a bout of amnesia. He gradually pieces together what has happened and sorts out reality from the very weird dreams he's been having about flying a spaceship. When he gets some light, he finds the ship, sitting and waiting for him to resume his mission from a past life.
6 Adrift on an Outpost
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,440. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Book 6 in the Flight of the Armada series. Enslaved by the Gharadee, Gareth struggles to keep his small crew alive. Darien sells addictive potions at outposts, convincing the Stellar Council worlds he has gone mad. Stuart and the scouts remain on Earth to guard their outpost and Spence reaches the Armada but cannot return to Earth yet. Carrol awaits the birth of Gareth's baby.
Gates of Cilicia (Empires of Terra: Black Legion, Book 1)
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Series: Empires of Terra: Black Legion, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,110. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gates of Cilicia is the first book in the epic science fiction series Black Legion that tells the thrilling tale of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Mercenaries.
War of Retribution: Frontlines
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Series: War of Retribution, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,300. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Book One in the War of Retribution Series: When Humanity’s farthest space station and colony is viciously attacked by an unidentified race, the United Earth Space Fleet must launch a counter attack as quickly as possible, but time is against them. Threats from near and far are boiling to the surface and former allies may become steadfast enemies.
Investments (Dread Empire's Fall)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,300. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This short novel takes place in the universe of Walter Jon Williams’ Dread Empire’s Fall series. Three years after the Naxid war, Lord Gareth Martinez has accepted a meaningless post as Inspector General of Chee, a newly-settled world. Intending nothing more than a pleasant vacation with his family, he must battle a literal cosmic menace that threatens to wipe out all life on the planet.
Star Crusades Uprising: The Second Trilogy (Books 4-6)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 266,380. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Star Crusades Uprising: The Second Trilogy contains the complete text of the novels BATTLE FOR PROXIMA, FALL OF TERRA NOVA and SLAVES OF HYPERION. This epic science fiction series chronicles humanity's first interstellar confederation, torn apart by religious strife and extremism.
Slaves of Hyperion (Star Crusades Uprising, Book 6)
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Series: Star Crusades Uprising. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In this latest book of the Star Crusades series, the newly founded Alliance rises from the ruins of the old Confederacy. Scattered groups of the enemy remain, but organised resistance has been crushed. Amnesty has been granted to those still at large and peace has returned to the war torn colonies. Or has it?
The Flip Side #7: Colliding Worlds
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Price: Free! Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by J. L. Stephens. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In issue #7 of The Flip Side, Starla Knight and the others must change their outlook on the future. The paradigm is shifting and the Protectors are suddenly forced to protect the very people they've been trying to kill. Convinced of a "greater role", Jeremy continues his trek to discover his fate while the others focus on the hope of rescue.
The Wisdom Test
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Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A test that measures wisdom is the ultimate determiner of sentience. Passing guarantees elimination.