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Rites Of Passage (2055)
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Series: Still Light, Canto II, Act 1. You set the price! Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Our rites of passage define us, even for a posthuman like Zǔ. Now 13, he is to be released into the wider world for the first time, and undergo experiences that will scar him, and shape humanity’s destiny. This is the tale of how he came out of the shadows, and into the light. Also, flying robots, angelic visitation, virtual worlds, a bejewelled dragon, and a girl falling out of a tree.
Perihelion, Episode One: The Convolution
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Series: Perihelion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Three scientists open up a doorway to pocket universes for exploration, but also start what could be the beginning of the end for all life. The first of a six episode Serial Novel. 16 pages
The Legend of Caliban (Part 1) "Fall from Grace"
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Price: Free! Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
One thousand years ago the Arcadian race had come to Earth from the outer reaches of the galaxy. Their sun was dying, and so too would planet Arcadia. Knowing this, over the course of time they built great skyships able to traverse the darkest reaches of the universe, planet Earth merely having been chosen as a stopping point on the path to a longer journey; an uninhabited planet charted long ago.
The Gluon Amplifier
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You set the price! Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Greg Pattersen took a chance for the mere image of a distressed women in a thick fog. He donned a spacesuit and allowed a monstrosity of a franken-ship to collect him as it destroyed the beach and all around it. He had to find her, had to find the secrets behind the monster ship, and had to survive.
Awaken: Episode 1: Chaos
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Price: Free! Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abruptly awakened from his dream. Joe quickly finds himself running for his life from an alien invasion. Shocked due to his apparent physical transformations, he embarks on a journey to understand his mutations. His first stop, the asylum.
Tales of the Vuduri: Year One
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Price: Free! Words: 123,570. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Come look behind the curtain at the fascinating 35th century world of Rome’s Revolution. Tales of the Vuduri: Year One offers you 366 entries containing backstories, scientific tidbits, unrevealed secrets and more. Often amusing but always thought-provoking, detailed insights into this brave new world await your arrival.
Project Green Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 9,500. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Children of a dying world, humanity's dreams could be realized on a faraway planet. A science team, fitted with the latest technology and advanced weaponry that Earth has to offer, is tasked with determining the extent to which this newly discovered world can support human life. But are they prepared for dangers both great and small? What truly lies in wait, light years away on the Green Earth?
The Watchers of Ur: Cradle
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Series: The Watchers of Ur, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,520. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
THE WATCHERS OF UR: CRADLE will take you from Earth to Mars, Europa, Titan, and beyond on an epic journey filled with fast-paced action, gripping human drama, and stunning glimpses of the future of Mankind.
Sympatico (2048-9)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 6. You set the price! Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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
Flashing It: A Tiny Collection of Tiny Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 13,690. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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.)
Peripeteia (2041-2)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 5. You set the price! Words: 11,750. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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.
Imperfect
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Series: Lacuna. Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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.
Man - Machine: A Journey
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You set the price! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories exploring man's journey with and towards the machine. “Life is But a Dream” explores human intelligence and soul in a machine. “More Machine Than Human” explores the move towards Cyborgs and beyond. “An Arm and a Leg” explores what a society will give up to survive.
Identity
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Price: Free! Words: 101,590. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
Identity is a science fiction crime thriller, set in a future where decades of progress have come at a cost. After years of dividing society along genetic lines, those born with privilege take what they have for granted. However, the lines of separation are not as clear as they wish them to be. One violent act exposes the fragility and dangers of dictated perceptions.
Anagnorisis (2035)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 4. You set the price! Words: 13,020. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All hearts must break, and so know new life. There comes a time when each person must grasp or reject their fate. This is that time for three very different people, tied by the bonds of time and power, face a decision. Something of each dies, and something new is born. Also, a millennia-long fight using ecosystems as weapons, serial killing for a higher cause and beans excreted by cats.
Pigmossium
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You set the price! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Greedy gangsters trap each other into a fatal showdown while MAMPA agents help Theropods escape from their flooded planet.
Repelatron Raceway
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Price: Free! Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 109,000. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(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)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 3. You set the price! Words: 12,540. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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)
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Series: Still Light, Canto I, Act 2. You set the price! Words: 10,170. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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