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Matter of Resistance
Price: $3.89 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by AEC Stellar Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
"... the twisted carcass and its growing cloud of metallic entrails looked less and less like the ESF ship that had previously been orbiting Mars." The science fiction imagining of a former rocket scientist, Matter of Resistance pushes technology and human nature to the limits as it chronicles our Mars settlement's struggle for independence from Earth.
America One - NextGen (Book 5)
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 115,610. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Ryan Richmond and his astronaut crew aboard AMERICA ONE are aging, and the next generation of astronauts will soon take over command; the ship’s space children. Unfortunately, it will take the entire crew at lot of planning to make their final return to Earth.
Nephapricus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,460. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Five billion years ago The Beyonder became the first starship to reach the planet Doldoria. Meanwhile on that planet a primitive being named Alldegallo dreams about gods from the stars who are coming. He becomes the prophet predicting that the gods shall soon change their simple steam-powered animal-pulled world for all time. Other advanced aliens of Nephapricus will also never be the same.
Ad astra: cuentos de ficción científica
Price: $6.76 USD. Words: 51,260. Language: Spanish. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Peter Watts es una de las voces más personales de la ciencia ficción actual, se especializa en ahondar con agudeza y rigor científico en todo tipo de cuestiones biológicas, psicológicas y filosóficas.
The Stars in Shroud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The first novel by New York Times bestselling author Gregory Benford, "The Stars in Shroud" original story was a Hugo and Nebula nominee.
Defiant (An Ell Donsaii story #9)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,150. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Defiant" is the ninth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation. This mutation has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon. In “Defiant,” political and economic disturbances from Ell's new technology bring Edith Stockton to Presidential power, a woman who despises Ell. Stockton demands Ell turn her tech over to the government.
The Incident at Kruger 60, Part 2
Series: The Incident at Kruger 60, Book 2. Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: American English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The second part of the adventure... Laura and Alex travel to some places most people would rather not go.
Sympatico (2048-9)
Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Even posthumans need a childhood. Zǔ is now 6, and will receive three great gifts. Each of these gifts will define a future spanning huindreds of years and billions of lives, and it all begins here. More importantly, this is the tale of a unique and lonely being finding their first true friend. Also, a completely new way of communicating, the rise of of true AI, and a friendly lady made of forests
rEvolution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,430. Language: Australian English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
It is one of humanity’s most comforting self-delusions to trust that it can’t happen here, it can’t happen now. A pandemic is sweeping the earth. In a world where organisation is rapidly descending into chaos and animals lay siege to human populations only one person has the means to reverse the evolutionary jump and restore human supremacy to the planet.
Intervention: The Pandora Virus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,130. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Sci-fi techno thriller set in a climate change wracked, near future. A young environmentalist learns that his parents had been involved in illegal genetic experimentation. Investigating, he stumbles across something that could change humanity if he can’t stop it… except he's not so sure he should. But someone is watching every move he makes, and they have no intention of allowing him to interfere.
Flashing It: A Tiny Collection of Tiny Stories
Price: Free! Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
An unusual audition that changes the course of Hollywood movie-making. An unusual cookbook. Boltzmann brains! And more in this brief collection of flash fiction, in which not everyone has bothered to put on a pair of briefs. (And some can't, because they have no bodies.)
Orbiting Sins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,860. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The race to Pluto is on, and two competing teams of sleeping astronauts are hurtling to the end of the solar system. The first mission, lead by a self made billionaire, uses refurbished space shuttles and outdated technology. The second spacecraft, funded by a corporate giant, shelters embarrassing secrets. Just how much are each team willing to sacrifice to get there first?
New Under the Sun
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,080. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Set in the near future, Nancy Kress’ story gives us a world increasingly hostile to new ideas as religious fundamentalism dictates social agenda and where the primary use of science is to bolster these very same uncompromising attitudes. This is the fifth book in the Stellar Guild line.
Phantoms: Shadows Rising and Secret Empire (Starfire Angels: Revelations Book 2)
Series: Revelations · Starfire Angels. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,210. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A shadow lurks in Corou Daris, something even darker than his past service as a Shirukan soldier. He thought he could escape it by serving the humans in watching and understanding the Inari; but a troubling scan of Earth sends him, Nare, and Agent Cross to the Inari homeworld for an explanation. The secrets they uncover could tip the balance in a war they didn't know they were fighting.
Peripeteia (2041-2)
Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After revelation, there must be action, a new ending sealed and a new beginning forged. Feng, renowned humanitarian and murderer, is tired. After long decades, he has one last, great act of creation in him. This is the story of a genius’ greatest creation; of the first posthuman, and first true AI. Also, a glamorous party, the real meaning of jihad, and someone riding an elephant in a palanquin.
REEL Rangers Adventure: Volatile Moon
Series: REEL Rangers Adventures. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Ecology Ranger “Tree” Mays once again gets reassigned after provoking corporate polluters. In order to redeem himself, Tree must lead his team on a perilous mission to prevent a mining disaster, while challenging a formidable adversary, at the South Pole of the Moon. On Delta Base, Captain Revelin North struggles to maximize mining production... a deadly confrontation is inevitable.
Imperfect
Series: Lacuna. Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
On Belthas IV, the great forge world in the inner sphere of Toralii space, thousands of constructs -- artificial slaves -- are manufactured every week. They are initially identical and indistinguishable from the other until each is implanted with a stock neural net. From that moment onward every construct is different. They all have one thing in common, though; all constructs are bound by rules.
The Gunthrower
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When you live in a bowl, be careful what you wish for. Or, why not?
The Totem of Curtained Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new guard on Cell Block D makes life difficult for Gareth Warren Abrahamson, serving a life sentence for one terrible mistake. But Ol' Man Clark Soderstrom has something remarkable up his sleeve, and what they discover will pull back the curtains shrouding the minds of men. And from time itself. A gripping story of the ultimate escape -- and one man's quest for rehabilitation.
Shards (Starfire Angels: Revelations 2.1)
Series: Revelations · Starfire Angels. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,590. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Before meeting Keeper Korali, I was Commander Rajeun Leksel, one of the best of the Shirat Empire’s elite soldiers, a Keeper killer. Korali changed me in her life and in her death, but in all that we shared, even she wasn’t aware of the dark secret lurking inside me. The time has come to confront that secret, even if it breaks me.