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Mayday Aurora Colony: Triptych of a Future Time and Place
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,330. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This three story collection set at different times in the same future, looks to the depths of the mind to define sentience and courage. Deep thinking characters navigate their lives, striving for small victories from passing, macabre circumstance. Dialog dense with weighty motivations, take an enlightening walk into a future reflection of recognizable humanity.
Whether We Are Mended: Three Love Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,780. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Here, in three wildly different stories, Perry Slaughter gives us romance as only he could—or would. With settings ranging from Earth to distant planets to parallel worlds, with characters running the gamut from human to cyborg to alien, he shows us love in all its dirty, wretched, heartfelt squalor.
The PlanetDeath Chronicles
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Power and profit minded people long denied the reality of climate change and ignore results of environmental proof. Citizens of governments that were the worst polluters didn't take action to stop the carnage. By the time they did it was literally too late. These stories are the chronicles of how the planetdeath of the once sapphire gem of the solar system unfolded.
Dragons and Dancing Trees
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,500. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In order to forge a future for her species Sarah Thompson will have to face down threats on all fronts and somehow deal with beings as unlikely as Dragons and Dancing Trees. The final book in the Post First Contact trilogy.
Ares' Anger
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
It was a routine mission outside the confines of the bio-habitat housing the first human colony on Mars. At least it was supposed to be routine. Which is why Dexter Arnold was outside alone despite policy which dictated a mandatory out-time partner. Routine departed when he wrecked his rover buggy. That was the least of his problems as the worse was yet to come. As a matter of fact, the worse was
Water Robot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Brit and Stan's idyllic beach life seems perfect. When Brit finds a deepwater robot cadaver washing up in the surf, everything starts blowing apart. The robot activates. The oil people arrive. Brit loses track of Stan. She can only hope to salvage something from the mess. A science fiction short story from the author of Walking Gear.
I Am Alpha
Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
Part 2 - Susan and her assistant, Denesh, have succeeded in their quest to create a sentient computer...
Survival of the Fittest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. 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.
Burning Eagle
Price: Free! Words: 133,390. Language: American English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.58 from 12 reviews)
A hundred years ago, Super Sapient AIs made first ever contact with intelligent life from outside our solar system. Millions died. A century later, an expeditionary force arrives to liberate the first human world to fall. Among them is an outcast officer, a rebel smuggler, and a soldier in a secret pact. They are unprepared for what they find.
The Martian Ascent: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Little people have colonized Mars. Three of them struggle to become the first humans to scale Olympus Mons, the highest mountain in the solar system. But their climb becomes haunted by eerie noises. Are they are going mad? Will they ever make it to the top? "Elinor has a different way of looking at the world....loved every moment in it," said a customer's 5-star review.
How to Weigh a Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Asteroid mining is a tough business. Gil's got a busted-up foot and a deadline to meet. Now he's stuck on Jalaya's surface. The ice-covered rock is unforgiving and unrelenting. Add to that a bunch of aggressive, hacking prospectors after his claim and Gil's in for a bad afternoon. A science fiction adventure story from the author of The Whalefall.
The Whalefall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,740. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Gemma's father has gone missing, somewhere out on Stinngaser's wide, deep oceans. She knows he's always careful, but maybe this time his findings have angered the wrong people. Even though she's terrified of the water, she's going to find him. Whatever it takes. Originally published in The Colored Lens, and from the author of Arlchip Burnout.
Neutrino C.A.T.
Price: Free! Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The atomic age is ending with a peaceful bang and George, who has lived with the threat of nuclear weapons for his entire 90 plus years, takes his cat with him to see the final fireworks. This short story was freely available on the Smashwords TTA Press page from 2011 to 2014.
L5 CERT
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,390. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Damage from meteorites, accidents, equipment failure and ordinary medical problems are all threats to the well-being of Space Station colonists. To deal with such situations the station has emergency response teams. These volunteers are on standby to render what assistance and repairs they can. They never expected to find that sabotage was being added to the list of potential problems.
The Visitor
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 73,700. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Would we appreciate a superbeing for what they are, not for what we have made them?
Star Trails Compendium
Series: Star Trails Tetralogy. Price: Free! Words: 34,730. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Star Trails Compendium includes a glossary of terms as well as additional information pertaining to the four novels which comprise the Star Trails Tetralogy. Further explanation of the political structure, weather patterns and Cyraria's indigenous race, the bnolar, are likewise included plus topical discussion guides with more in-depth information for book club members and educators.
The Four and a Half Minute Boiled Egg
Series: Alfred and Bertha's Marvellous Twenty-First Century Life, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Bertha and Alfred, married for twenty years, enjoy all a truly science fictional life in the twenty-first century. But in spite of all the technological marvels surrounding them, an argument at the breakfast table about egg boiling times escalates and threatens to end their marriage. This parody piece is a mundane short story of 3500 words, written in the style of science fiction's "golden age".
Robot's Bluff
Price: Free! Words: 3,880. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Oculus has lost contact. It's unknown if communications have ceased due to technological failure, or something worse. Micro Grocer pilot Dick Shannon and his harvest bot HN-R3 are sent in to investigate. Can they solve the mystery of the Robot Bluff? Or will Oculus's secrets sink into the sand?
Warlords of Antares (First Contact)
Series: Warlords. Price: Free! Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Warlords are coming...Their blood lust must be quenched. Prepare yourselves, the Antarian Warlords are coming. Can Earth face this new alien threat? The Eridonians' mission is to prepare us for their arrival, but will their help be in time to save humanity?
White Seed
Series: Seed World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: American English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The White Seed Brings Life to Worlds. Three thousand years ago, the seeds arrived from Earth on hundreds of worlds...