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Report from Mars & Other Tales
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 40,100. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
REPORT FROM MARS This collection of short stories covers a range of genres, including science-fiction, humor, murder, split personality, espionage, and drama. Like the author's other collections of short stories (e.g. Of Heaven & Earth), these stories make good bedtime reading. As for the author’s other books, this one is available in eBook and printed book formats.
Pigmossium
You set the price! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Greedy gangsters trap each other into a fatal showdown while MAMPA agents help Theropods escape from their flooded planet.
Read This Story at Your Own Risk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
Do you truly believe that you are reading this by accident? Think carefully about what led you to this page. Think about the little decisions you made. Maybe they weren't your decisions at all. This story will let you know how we developed the means to bring you here. But that's only the beginning of the story. Since you may learn things you'd rather not know, read this story at your own risk.
Repelatron Raceway
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Brett Harden, 21 years old and Formula E World Champion, is third in the Repelatron Racing series. He also sits third on the grid at the Las Vegas Grand Prix for anti-gravity, 'repelatron' cars. The series is heating up and drawing world-wide attention from race fans everywhere. Always in the back of his mind is the love of his life, Melanie. The time for some sort of decision is looming.
The Final Battle
Price: Free! Words: 109,000. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When they come back from a raging battle on the moon, the gang finds that they're parents have been abducted. Jimmy realizes that the Yolkians must be up to their old tricks and decides to end their fight once and for all. This is the first book in The Final Battle Series.
The Atrocity Exhibition (2026-2030)
Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A year ago, the world was introduced to a weapon that perfected the abilities of the mind in communion with it. This is the tale of the atrocities that tore the world apart, and the hidden events that revealed them as the birth of the world’s first true artificial intelligence. Also, a virtual world like no other, a new generation of terrorists, two men watching a bird, and a moment of true peace.
The Coming Storm (2025)
Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
History is the froth on the ocean, a series of small events telling of the movements in the depths below and skies above. This is the story of one such historical moment, in which a presentation is made, and a new technology unveiled to the world. These tactical computers will become the birth of true AI, as well as a world radically different from the one that preceded it, and it begins at this m
Nanobots in the Lawn
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
It's just another working day for Fred Thorsen when he arrives at the Wheatley's for a little lawn maintenance. Unfortunately, the bug and weed-killing nano-bots in the slurry he's applying have other ideas. As long as you don't snort it, it's perfectly safe...right? A short story.
Naissance (2020)
Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A short story of the day everything changed. A secret group called Abraxas has gathered the best of the world's talent on a remote island to create the foundation for the future, and it all hangs on the outcome of a single game. This is that day, and an intimation of things to come as Still Light extends into the 26st century. Also, Go-playing robots, secret organisations, and a giant mushroom
Artificial Squared
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,580. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Mark Mattias is a brilliant software engineer with the veritable "steel trap" mind. He has developed a greatly advanced Artificial Intelligence. Suddenly he awakes in an unknown room, with a total lack of memory, and begins remembering things he didn't realize that he ever knew.
"The Time Catalyst"
Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 39,560. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Young billionaire, Dr. Patrick McClain, in Seattle, Washington, invented the ultimate solar powered source, called the Solar Unlimited. The Solar Unlimited condenses the Sun’s energy at historical levels. So potent is it that the SU punches a hole in space-time...thus opening the portal to Anarchists from 2287 to sow destruction. Tadosh, a cop from 2287, arrives to help Dr. McClain!
Remembrance Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Magnus is a broken-down veteran of the Basilisk war, running a bar on the Möbius Strip. His customers are trying to forget their pasts. He spends his time trying to remember his. A woman he once knew comes seeking his help. When Magnus finds out who is really involved it's time to reach for his blaster. But then he begins to discover just how unreliable his memories actually are...
Purge of Prometheus (Brink of Distinction book #3)
Series: Brink of Distinction, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,330. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
One-by-one, the brilliant suns of Alliance space are disappearing, left cold and lifeless after exposure to the Terran biological epidemic. Trapped on one of the sunless worlds, Keryn Riddell, the ruthless Wyndgaart warrior, fights against both a frozen landscape and her Terran captors.
Fall of Icarus (Brink of Distinction book #2)
Series: Brink of Distinction, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,300. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The Terran Empire has broken the Taisa Accord and invaded Alliance space in this exciting second novel in the Brink of Distinction series. Survivors of the Empire's first assault, Yen Xiao and Adam Decker swore vengeance against the Terrans. Joining forces with the enigmatic Keryn Riddell, the three warriors must find a way to destroy the Terran fleet.
Burden of Sisyphus (Brink of Distinction book #1)
Series: Brink of Distinction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 81,570. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Clean Teen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(1.00 from 1 review)
Between the alien Alliance and the Terran Empire, a neutral zone stretches between the galaxies, a demilitarized zone that was established 150 years previous, following the Great War. The peace accord granted a semblance of peace to the universe. The peace, however, is a facade, and it is the responsibility of Michael Vance and his covert operations team to maintain that illusion.
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.
Allotropes (an Ell Donsaii story #8)
Series: The Ell Donsaii stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
“Allotropes" is the eighth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation which has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon. In “Allotropes,” one of her waldoes is exploring the ringworld she discovered at Sigma Draconis. The aliens there are doing surprising things with carbon allotropes! Can we learn to do the same?
Now & Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When a day begins with burying your wife, you’d think it can’t get worse, but for Kendall McCaslin and his son, Josh, it can. On their way home they’re caught in a chain-reaction car crash and both killed. Surprisingly, they don’t stay dead. After devising an escape route from alternate car crashes they find they're trapped in a parallel version of their former life: one where the dead wife lives.
Echoes of Hush and Solace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,710. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From a bereaved man’s extraordinary love and unfathomable loss to the future of what it means to be human… a death-defying plunge into the vast hell-forges of Jupiter on a quest for redemption… and an occult jaunt through time to the White Sands of the Trinity Atomic Test Site in search of solace, this collection of stories shines new light on the paradox of the human condition.
Lights in the Deep
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,900. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ten astounding tales by triple award nominee Brad R. Torgersen. Go on fantastic new adventures at the bottom of Earth's oceans and at the edge of the solar system. Meet humans who are utterly alien and aliens who are all too human. Introductions by Stanley Schmidt, Mike Resnick and Allan Cole.