Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi

I Am
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Susan and her assistant, Denesh, are on a quest to create a sentient computer.
Saint Vladnitz
Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Humanity is imprisoned within a solar system running out of resources. Divine intervention is needed. Instead, Captain Vladnitz and his crew limp onto the scene in their battered spaceship, Arkhangel. In search of enough asteroid metals to make the next loan payment, they instead make a discovery that changes everything, if the ship and its crew can stay in one piece.
De Koperen Oase
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: Dutch. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Een ruimtevaarder strandt op een planeet in een verre uithoek van het heelal. Hij wordt gered door een cowboy genaamd Mick en naar de bewoonde wereld gebracht. Maar de bewoonde wereld is niet wat hij op het eerste gezicht leek en ook Mick heeft misschien andere motieven dan verwacht. Winnaar Fantastels 2012
The Oneiric Telefactor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Harp Seal Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Day Therland works as an oneiric telefactor on Venus, where it rains acid and snows metal, where the atmospheric pressure is over 90 times that of Earth, and the mean surface temperature is well over 800 °F. Good thing his body is on Earth. Except that it’s not. It’s on Venus, and Day has only hours to find out where it is and why it has been brought there. Originally published in Leading Edge 56.
Destiny Unfulfilled
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Stephen L. Wilson. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
GOOD NEWS! THE ONE IS AMONG US! Our advancement, growth and progress happens faster and faster all the time. We continue to advance technologically. Our resources are dwindling. Our population is growing. Political strife threatens to rip our world apart. Our great thinkers are always busy solving the latest problems. There is a strong sense of having to finish before the end.
I Am Not.
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Part 3) Susan and her assistant, Denesh, have succeeded in their quest to create a sentient computer...
The Prometheus Incident, A Martian Murder Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
It was the ultimate cold case. The murders occurred on Mars twenty years ago, so how can Detective Inspector Richardson, a local policeman from Melbourne, Australia, track down the murderer – and why is he being asked to?
King of Mars
Price: Free! Words: 6,790. Language: Canadian 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.
Dubbelgangster
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: Dutch. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
De verkenner 'Azoran' reist duizend lichtjaar naar een interessant zonnestelsel om daar onderzoek te doen naar het plotselinge verschijnen van een witte dwergster. Mysterieuze gebeurtenissen vergen het uiterste van de bemanning. Zullen ze ooit terugkeren? Zullen ze overleven? Lees nu ook het vervolg op dit verhaal in 'Dwerghart'
Red
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A pregnant teenager donates her embryo to a recipient mother who wants red-haired children. The doctor who pioneered the technology performs the microsurgery exquisitely. Everyone should live happily ever after. Except this isn't a fairy tale. "Red," a short story originally published in Nature's Future science fiction section.
Mindware Issues
Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the age of the brain-wired supernet and pocket universes, Ghamdan, a 22nd-Century P.I., must track down the only surviving witness to an ugly kidnap and murder. The terrified witness seems to have fled into a top-security prison housed in a pocket universe. He's fleeing the powerful malware that the alleged murderer can inject into a victim's mind. So Ghamdan must follow. But who can he trust?
Welcome to Mars!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,150. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six astronauts with heavy brand sponsorship have been sent on humanity’s first manned mission to Mars, and cameras around the world are watching their every move and paying for the things they say. Upon landing the crew will discover that they are not the only ones dramatizing the mission with cheap theatrics: so too are the Martians.
Mining Games
Price: Free! Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Space mining is big business and corporations compete fiercely to exploit our solar system’s rich minerals. Spacial Alloy, a dominant firm on world markets, ruthlessly leads the pack on all fronts: exploration, exploitation, and production. Unfortunately, in space, incriminating evidence can drift around for a long, long time.
Prisoner 721
Price: Free! Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Locked in a maximum security facility, an inmate opens a unique dialogue with the prison's Artificial Intelligence. He begins teaching it how to understand and interpret art using methods the A.I. can easily understand. But does the prisoner have a hidden agenda, and is the knowledge he offers worth the risk?
Where are They?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The phones ring and the whole world for Joanne turn upside down. The call is from the Pentagon urging her to a meeting of her fellow scientists about the impending near hit of the huge asteroid. She has a secret that will make all the hysteria of the asteroid seem to be very calm. Joanne will reveal to all of those at the meeting her discovery and will introduce it to the group.
Hunted
Price: Free! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The second of the Land Taking Records of Palsenz, Hunted is a gripping tale set on an alien planet, where not only are the lives of the three survivors from the Argoss mission in jeopardy, but the entire future of humanity in that section of space hangs in the balance.
DoooD
Price: Free! Words: 12,910. Language: American English. Published: July 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sci-fi on AI - Artificial Inteligence All started with the two drones coming from nowhere, that threatened and subdued the two reckless drivers who were racing on I71 freeway. The CIA was baffled over the many mysterious incidents happening throughout USA. Take it from there. It is a fabulous short read for those interested in Scifi.
Blue Skies (Atopia Chronicles)
Price: Free! Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Olympia is a high-powered New York advertising executive with perhaps the chance of a lifetime when she lands the biggest account of her life - the new Cognix synthetic reality promotion. The stress, however, is killing her, and she desperately needs relief from the distraction of everything and everyone around her...
Original Strand
Price: Free! Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
The human race did its best to annihilate itself and certainly went out with a bang. Hundreds of nuclear devices and biological viruses have transformed the earth into a no man’s land. For the isolated moon survivors, biodiversity takes on a whole new meaning. The story is roughly 9 700 words and was originally published in the June edition (2012) of eFiction.
On the Great Wall of Texas
You set the price! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.25 from 8 reviews)
In 2045 a sergeant shows a young draftee the ropes of guarding the Mexican border, explaining how the Wall came to be built and why they are there. This is a short-short story, for general audiences, set very early in Harry Heyoka's all-too-plausible Spiral's Realms future history.