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Blood Relation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,990. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
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Series: Flipspace, Book 10. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,370. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When artificial intelligence begins to evolve on its own, can humanity tolerate it?
Track Carlo
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Series: The Olla. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015 by Dunkerron Press posulliv@dunkerron.com. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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.
Kernel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Genn's having trouble lining his thoughts up. He remembers Janice and Jade, but not why he's on board this ship. The medics have given him a kernel device to help his transition, but Genn knows there's something else they're not telling him. A science fiction story from the author of "Her Crystal Husband". "Kernel" was originally published in Aurealis in 2013.
Split (Part 2 of the Gas Giant sequence)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,350. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
One of Jupiter's moons is dead, fragmented into a ring of debris around the enormous gas giant. What is hiding within the eternal winds of Jupiter? And can the body survive where the heart cannot?
The Martian Engineer's Notebook, Volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015 by Entangled Continua Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
The Martian Engineer's Notebook is a scientific supplement and critique of The Martian by Andy Weir. It contains explanations of scientific concepts and detailed solutions to problems related to the challenges of Mark Watney's ordeal on Mars. Should he have survived? What did he get right? What did he get wrong? What did he get wrong, but it didn't matter?
Advance Party
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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.
Into Stillness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A parable of a Pilot, a science crew, and absolute stillness.
Hardwired, Episode Six
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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.
Aerobrake
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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.
Stone 382
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Keith's in charge of Stone 382, an alien relic that's a waypoint to the stars. Stuck with Jimmy in the dilapidated, pokey, glued-on station, Keith just wants to get home to see Sue. But when the alien builders arrive, everything's going to change. A science fiction story originally published in Perihilion, by the author of "Walking Gear".
UFO Observer pt two
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Series: UFO Observer. Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
UFO observer pt two: The local scene. 50 pages of cartoons detailing the continuing adventure of Hector and Shelly. Hector has been sent here to observe the current extinction-event, and report on survivors.
The Dream of Planet Bloom (Mother’s Milk Space Stories, Book 1)
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Series: Mother's Milk Space Stories, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2014 by Jasen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A deadly accident on Starship Scorpio forces Captain Megan Ashley to forbid further usage of the dream resonator, a powerful alien technology that allows the crew to visit parallel dimensions by placing themselves in a state of wakeful dreaming. First Commander Sy Rikes talks her into changing her mind and goes on to create a dream program of a fictional alien paradise he calls planet Bloom.
UFO Observer
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Series: UFO Observer. Price: Free! Words: 170. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Hector, ufo- earth-observer, is assigned to earth to watch the current extinction-event Finding the likely survivors from a hole deep enough to be safe in before the other observers do is tricky. (cartoons)
November Seed
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Price: Free! Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two field biologists from N.J. Fish & Wildlife discover a pair of waterfowl clinging to a metal cleat with twig-like growths protruding from their skulls and have traced the contagion to a common marsh grass called Phragmites. Shortly after the biologists reporting in to the CDC, the contagion has found first one human host, then another and another.
Los Improductivos
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: Spanish. Published: November 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Los Improductivos" de Cristián Londoño Proaño es una novela adictiva de ciencia ficción donde la peor pesadilla de la humanidad se vuelve realidad.
The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands (A Classic Sci-Fi Time Travel Short Story)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2014 by Susan Hart. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: When a scientist and his assistant visit a formerly shuttered and remote temporal research station in a remote part of Alaska, they learn the true purpose of their visit. At least, one of them does.