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Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi

The Anti Higgs Drive
You set the price! Words: 74,630. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Earth, having ejected billions into space for work in the asteroid mining industry, controls the human race via the partial Dyson Sphere erected near the sun. Angered by his dependence upon earth controlled energy, one man aboard a small ship plans to change things. A genius by any measure, he has placed his fate and the fate of his unwitting crew in a radically imaginative propulsion technology.
Matter of Resistance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
"... the twisted carcass and its growing cloud of metallic entrails looked less and less like the ESF ship that had previously been orbiting Mars." The science fiction imagining of a former rocket scientist, Matter of Resistance pushes technology and human nature to the limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement's struggle for independence from Earth.
The Galactic Time Trap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,140. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A mysterious lander is found on the far side of the Moon containing a glass bottle with a message in it for humanity. A space station and teams of scientists are sent to the edge of the solar system. If it was only a natural phenomenon then why the warning to bring lots of guns?
Sam Cane: Hard Setdown (Sam Cane 1)
Series: Sam Cane. You set the price! Words: 34,580. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Sam Cane – ex-con artist (sort of), ex-soldier (definitely), and woman on the run - has left a life of petty crime on Earth and headed for the furthest flung of humanity's scattered worlds, looking for a place to hide. But sometimes, what you're running from isn't the thing that will kill you. Out on the fringe, Sam finds that things can get a little strange, and a lot dangerous...
Awaken: Episode 1: Chaos
You set the price! Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Sinister Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A young man is awakened from his dreams by the sounds of destruction caused by an apocalyptic war spreading out across galaxies.
Continuum
You set the price! Words: 162,850. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Psychology » Addiction
Where do you hide? You have created a vast universe harboring the seeds of intelligent beings destined to bloom in millennia to come. They will develop the means to probe distant galaxies or to peer far back in time. You carefully craft physical rules to lord over your creation. After careful review, you locate yourself where they can never find you...at the end of time.
Two Fantastic Tales: Quantum Physics and Time Travel
Series: Fantastic Tales of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Travel to two fantastic worlds. A trio of physics students find that theory is safer than practice. A lonely woman on a deadly mission receives a second chance, if she can seize it before it's too late. Two short stories by Kate Rauner, a reader's choice Best Scifi Writer at Ooorahs! webzine. Each under 4,000 words. Perfect for a break during your busy day.
The Wound
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Wound continues the story started in The Edge. We follow the path of one of the survivors of the Unity’s desperate victory against an unknown and formidable foe. Winning the battle has cost almost everything. And the enemy is not waiting though. War is coming. The survivor must heal and become something more if final victory is possible at all.
Red Desert - Point of No Return
Series: Red Desert, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,360. Language: British English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 1 review)
In what looks like a suicide attempt, Swedish exobiologist Anna Persson, crew member of the Isis, secretly leaves Station Alpha at the crack of dawn to travel deep into the Martian desert in a pressurised rover. Whatever her goal, wherever it is, will Anna reach her destination? “Point of No Return” is the first book in the “Red Desert” series. The second one is “People of Mars”.
Galactic Exploration
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,790. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Galactic Exploration looks at the Rare Earth hypothesis through the fictional outlook of three interstellar space craft exploring our galaxy.
A Long Night in Hell
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The ride down the elevator to Agni Mining Station was like a ride into Hell itself. On a planet where you could never quite get warm enough, it quickly became uncomfortably warm, then uncomfortably hot. G. Drew Akers had been in deep mines before, he'd worked in one for two years in Hussy Crater in his early twenties.
Frozen Sky
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 8,940. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
She knew she should have just flown back to Hangtian with Cheng. That was all that was required. Find the missing strato-freighter and report its location. But this was an American airship, and she was going to be damned if she let a bunch of rebels rescue it.
Prometheus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Part man and part machine, the spaceship Prometheus has become tired of living. The only thing is, the company won't let him go as long as there is profit to be made. Oh, and he prefers to be called Dave by his friends. A short science fiction story by Constance 'Dusty' Miller.
Survival of the Fittest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Survival of the Fittest" is a short novelette, set on Earth after the final environmental collapse. Scientists are genetically engineering food crops to grow in the new world. They also study the lizards that adapted naturally to the harsh conditions. Sam is the product of these experiments, and when the food crops are threatened, Sam will prove to be more than just an experiment.
King of Mars
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eve started to laugh. She was standing in her home of the past decade, an airship that might as well be dead. The only way she could get it functional again was to make it back to the colony, across sand-pits that could swallow her whole, and then get the neural processor back from Tadeusz before it starved to death.
Loyal Soldier
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
He saw the shapes of the mercenaries moving around near the pub's airlock and ran out into the sandstorm at a right angle to the vehicle so the mercenaries wouldn't see him. When he couldn't see them anymore, he curved back towards the vehicle. It was a bus, a long-range transport, the type usually used to connect smaller settlements to major hubs.
Desert Rangers
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 9,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
Gabriel had been an Echusian Desert Ranger last season, and now he was responsible for a purchase that ended up falling short by 15,000 plants. To someone that didn't know him, it could look like a scam. He could be charged with capitalism, one of the few crimes in the Confederacy that warranted the death penalty.
Sweat and Blood
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
For Artemio it had never been about winning, it had always been about surviving. He didn't know if he could beat Mudiwa Kachote in a fair fight, in fact, he doubted he could, but it didn't matter because he could survive a fight with Mudiwa.
Species of Sociopaths
Series: Mars 2194. You set the price! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The odds of any of them surviving the night were incredibly low, her odds weren't much better. She would need to salvage as many of them as possible if had any hope of surviving until a rescue ship could be dispatched. She would have to give the humans the thing they called 'hope,' she would need to lie to them.
The Twisted Galaxy
Series: The Galaxy Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Astronauts Paol Joonter and Blade Slater have landed on a planet thousands of light years from their home world, but what will they find there and will they survive the rest of their twelve-year-long mission? In the meantime, Carlton Zimmer and his research students continue to discover more about the superluminal comet and what it portends to the outcome of the mission.

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