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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.
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
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.
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'
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.
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.
In Search of the God Particle
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013 by MQuills Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
With the foundation of the Universal Alliance, the long-hidden Garmaurian archives of their research in the fundamental particle of the universe became available to Alliance scientists. The breath taking simplicity of Trionic Theory, with its ability to generate instantaneous universe-wide travel and communications, stunned the scientific community.
The Oneiric Telefactor
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. 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.
'Split' & 'Krill' Omnibus (Parts 1 & 2 of the Gas Giant sequence)
Series: The Gas Giant Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
OMNIBUS: Parts 1 & 2 of the Gas Giant Sequence ---------- KRILL: On the deadly surface of Europa, Jupiter's frozen moon, a colossal mystery is awaiting in the prehistoric ice... ---------- SPLIT: One of Jupiter's moons is dead, fragmented into a ring of debris around the enormous gas giant. What is hiding within the eternal winds of Jupiter? And can the body survive where the heart cannot?
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.
The Shattered World Within
You set the price! Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.67 from 3 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?
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?
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
(4.50 from 4 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.
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.
Split (Part 2 of the Gas Giant sequence)
Series: The Gas Giant Sequence. Price: Free! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
One of Jupiter's moons is dead, fragmented into a ring of debris around the enormous gas giant. What is hiding within the eternal winds of Jupiter? And can the body survive where the heart cannot?
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.
An Implementation of Magic
Price: Free! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This short story is about what might happen if magic really worked on an industrial scale. And it isn't pretty...
Hep Z: Outbreak
Series: Hep Z, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
"Outbreak" follows a mysterious epidemic from the perspective of James, an "average Joe." How strong are the bonds that hold society together? At what point do things fall apart? Part one in a three part novella.
Uitzicht Op Diluvipolis
Price: Free! Words: 14,740. Language: Dutch. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
De stad Heilavn wordt opgeschrikt door een aantal brute moorden op vooraanstaande burgers. Ramon Vendiaz bekommert zich liever om zijn eigen slachtoffers. Wanneer beide moordenaars op elkaars pad komen is een confrontatie onvermijdelijk.