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Sparkles: A Short Story by Beth Powers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas was having a bad day. And that was before his ship started drifting toward a Molasses storm.
The Beast Within: A Sci-Fi Short Story by Elysa Hendricks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a short, short sci-fi story. Approximately 4000 words. Amy Starr knew asteroid mining was dangerous. One small error could kill you. But her desire for the stars outweighed common sense and fear. Now trapped in her disabled ship far from the chance of rescue she has two choices: a lingering half-life or a quick merciful death. Which would you chose?
Starship Captain: Red Alert (The Demon Wars #1) by Derek Paterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Four colony worlds abruptly cease communication. Probe ship Bluebird under the command of Captain William Star is tasked to investigate Procyon Colony. Upon arrival in the system, Bluebird encounters radioactive debris, the remains of the two probe ships Star was to rendezvous with. Hundreds of colonists are dead or missing. The war has begun. But who is the enemy?
Skyblaze by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) #17 Historic moments, it turns out, are not always comfortable, even for honorable people. Vertu's reward for acting exactly as a delm ought is perfectly Liaden. Her salvation? That will depend on her.
Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the android business, the best of the best are Human Perfect. For as long as she can remember, Christa has hated androids. The texture of plastiflesh skin and the non-smell of the animate machines jars her senses. When she meets a competitor, she must determine whether he's human, human perfect, or something she had never, ever considered.
Ten Thousand Miles Up by Rick Griffin
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.00 from 1 review)
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
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. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(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.
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
Debts to Pay by Cora Buhlert
Series: Shattered Empire, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,770. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Carlotta Valdez thought she'd left her past as a mercenary behind her, when she joined the Galactic Rebellion. But the past has a habit of catching up with you, and so, Carlotta runs into her old boss Darius Gilroy. He has a job for her and won't take no for an answer. And so Carlotta finds herself on a mission to take out a drug lord. How can Carlotta reconcile this job with her new convictions?