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Ganymede Bead Raid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,330. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Claudia Clovitz needs one last job and then she's out of the game. Stealing information from the moons of Jupiter has lost its appeal. All she needs to do is grab the data beads, and get out. On a high drop from over Ganymede city, she's going to have to use every ounce of skill to pull it off. If she can wrangle her two hyped-up offsiders.
Assassin of Dark, Hunter of Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Haz Dugan is the best gun caddy around Aboard the abandoned habitat orbiting Uranus, Haz is caddying for Kate Kukielko. Kate's chasing down slurps. But when the slurps start fighting back, the pair are in for the battle of their lives For their lives When the future of the solar system depends on ending the threat of the slurps, everyone's counting on Haz and Kate's team to do the impossible
Pleistocene Tsunami
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This is a tale that began in the depths of space and was billions of years unfolding. A tale of planetary alignments, rogue asteroids, an interstellar journey and an ice age. All which led to a drama involving a rabbit, a coyote, and a lake. The thing is, the lake became a river and that's when the real drama began.
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
(Part 3) Susan and her assistant, Denesh, have succeeded in their quest to create a sentient computer...
Remembering Crystals
You set the price! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
As part of the Century of Wonder, humankind has been mandated to seek out and colonize extra-solar system settlements. But little does humankind know that the Century of Wonder will bring many more centuries of death and strife. Remembering Crystals is prequel to The New Empire Trilogy.
Android's Orchid
Series: The Brulle Mosaic. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Personal assistant android Ki Po is hacked by his owner, allowing him to think for himself and mimic his owner's imperfect traits, until he is forced to decide between following his inherent directives or protecting his own kind.
Tulpa (Part 4 of the Gas Giant Sequence)
Series: The Gas Giant Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,160. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A shattered moon. Minds unfurled. Mysterious thoughtforms brought to life. The impossible truths of Jupiter have finally been revealed. Now it's up to a haggard survivor, with nothing more than cloned brain tissue and the fragmented resources of an usurped conglomerate, to stymie the awaking entity that threatens to bring pandemonium to Earth .Jupiter's eye is ever watching...
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.
Ares' Anger
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 4,290. 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".
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?
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.