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Astronomicon 2: Distant Relatives
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,570. Language: British English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A cloud of unidentified objects moving in a coherent manner towards Earth. First contact situation or sinister threat?
The Martian Ascent: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 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.
The Madness Engine
Series: The Awakening. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,990. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015 by Asura Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The war between the Sentient Concord and the Earth Federation grinds on, but dark forces are moving behind the scenes, forces intent on unleashing terror on a scale never seen before, a terror that has already spread beyond Commander Hrothgar Tebrey's universe.
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.
Tranquil Sea (Part 3 of the Gas Giant Sequence)
Series: The Gas Giant Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Siblings Maria and James have been tasked with setting up a nanomachine-based antenna dish on the dark farside of the moon. When a mysterious vapour cloud appears over the lunar surface, all hell breaks loose. As the situation becomes more desperate and increasingly impossible, the team must face the shared trauma of their past to overcome the dangers of the present.
OMEGA Brutal
Series: OMEGA, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The sixth book in the OMEGA series! Empires are destroyed. Whole populations are lost. The Universe can be a brutal and unforgiving place. Prior greatness does not ensure future longevity. Will a new and powerful ship bolster the New Alliance? Or will it cause its demise...
To Save The Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 138,570. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
ANCIENT EARTH IS DOOMED... Earth's Sun will explode, not millions of years hence but in mere lifetimes—violently enough to scour Earth clean and leave the Empire of the Hundred Worlds adrift. The Empire's scientists deem that nothing can be done. The age of heroism is past: this is the long, stagnant afternoon of the human race. By six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova.
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.
Days of Iron (Book 1)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 139,960. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A reluctant fugitive, a rebellious savage and an insurgent slave fight against a battalion of heavily-armed troops, a ruthless government and the most omnipotent supercomputer ever devised–but the conflict within themselves is something none of them suspected.
Arlchip Burnout
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Flis wants to quit enduring the horrors of interstellar war. She's willing to burn out her embedded arlchip and return to a simple life. A cryptic message from her brother throws her plans into disarray. Boarded by merciless river pirates Flis faces a desperate race. Aided by the mysterious Grae, she struggles through the wilds. When the pirates uncover Bryce's secret, the race becomes deadly.
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.
Empire Ascensions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by The Zharmae Publishing Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
“Honor! Victory!” So rings the battle cry of the Hammer Warriors, the elite fighting force of the interstellar Hyperion Empire. James Ursidae, son of the Hammer’s founder, must assume his birthright in order to defend his friends, allies, and family from the total annihilation as enemies seek to destroy the Empire from without and from within.
The Visitor
Price: Free! Words: 73,770. 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?
A Plea In The Darkness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,340. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When an alien fighter craft crash-lands in the Pacific Northwest, her pilot is healed by Air Force doctor Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Harris. Dr. Harris names the alien Laurie, and helps her convince his superiors of an alien threat, the Krev. Laurie and her ship’s AI enter a treaty of technology exchange with the US, and begin to construct a space fleet, based on their advanced tech.
Baramulla Bomber: Science Fiction Espionage Thriller (Svastik Trilogy, Eka)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,430. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
AN ANCIENT WEAPON FROM THE VEDAS & BIBLE ONCE HUNTED BY THE NAZIS POWERED BY THE SOUND OF UNIVERSE REBORN WITH HELP OF QUANTUM PHYSICS GOING TO BE UNLEASHED ON TO THE WORLD AND KASHMIR HOLDS ITS SECR
Star Trails Compendium
Series: Star Trails Tetralogy. Price: Free! Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,290. 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".
Inkers
Price: $5.84 USD. Words: 75,550. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Amber, grey-skinned immune, fights for survival in the violent streets of Kathmandu. Her AI-infused strength cannot protect her from the coming war. In South Africa a poverty-stricken prodigy named Lwazi has the power to destroy nations. Trapped on a remote island the orphan Lily has taken more ink than anyone alive. Together they will decide the fate of billions...
Tiona (a sequel to Vaz)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,680. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
“Tiona” picks up six years after the end of Vaz. Tiona, Vaz’s daughter, is starting grad school in physics, but her experiments are plagued by bizarre movements in the membranes she's studying. When she mentions the movements to Vaz, typical for his odd autism-spectrum personality, he intensely focuses on the movements. Soon he has determined that her “problem” represents a physics breakthrough!