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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: 7,450. 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: $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.
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?
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.
Crying Over Spilt Light
Series: The God Complex Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Hire A Muse, Get A Nobel Prize On the verge of abandoning his life-long project, an obsessive physicist hires the innovative service of an android Muse to help him finish his work. But when things start to go missing from his life, he must learn that not all is worth sacrificing on the altar of science before he has nothing left to live for.
Blood Relation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Sally's wondering if her brother Bevan will decide whether to donate a kidney. An asteroid belt station is no place for a kid to have kidney problems. Going through with the operation is not an easy choice for either of them. A short story, originally published in Outposts of Beyond. The ebook also includes bonus short short stories, "Bergamot Silhouetted" and "Hard Suit Lock".
Flipspace: Primalocracy
Series: Flipspace, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Testing a new Flipspace protocol, the Mockingbird travels to its most distant mission yet. There, Colonel Rama orders Major Fitch to lead a surface team to a planet outside the habitable zone, yet teeming with life based on ammonia. Rama flies a second science team in studying the remaining planets, where an artificial satellite is found.
Good Service
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When artificial intelligence begins to evolve on its own, can humanity tolerate it?
Track Carlo
Series: The Olla, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Petra never wanted to come to Callisto. The whole idea of Carlo robbing from the Olla was crazy. But the need the money. And it's a lot of money. Now Carlo's gone missing and Petra's got to do whatever it takes to track him down. The sixth story in The Olla series.
The Lamplighter Legacy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015 by Dunkerron Press posulliv@dunkerron.com. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When high school student Ernesto Suarez wins the Lamplighter Prize for Best Amateur Space Blog he finds himself thrust into the heart of a hidden conspiracy that will forever change the course of human space exploration. This short story is the 2013 grand prize winner in the James Patrick Baen Memorial Writing Contest sponsored by Baen Books and the National Space Society.
Advance Party
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Delle Ellison's running a distant planetary expedition. The last thing she needs is investigator Trevor Arton poking his nose in. Especially after they've lost probes. When they all get trapped on the surface, it looks like they're going to have to work together to get home. If they can evade the alien robot advance party.
Hardwired, Episode Six
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Cowboy, Sarah, and the rebel forces are bunkered in the Mojave desert, readying the strike that will either win the war or bring their own cause down in flames. But neither realizes that their cause has already been betrayed . . .
Pase de un Día
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
A billion Third Worlders wanted to work in the United States. As a lucky holder of a daypass, Chalo had the opportunity to teleport to his job, unless he overstayed his shift. Or lost his daypass.
Shackleton's Burden
Price: Free! Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
He came from the darkness. The cobalt blue of his skin had little to do with the chill in the air… His human hunt would have dire consequences…
Aerobrake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Claire makes a good living in her tiny orbital ship, repairing busted and broken-down satellites. When she gets a distress call, the last thing she expects is for it to be from her son. To make matters worse, it looks like the only way to save him is by landing the ship. But neither ship was ever designed to enter the atmosphere. Originally published in The Colored Lens, 2013.