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Red Soil Through Our Fingers by N.A. Ratnayake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,880. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A Mars colonist accepts a deal with a mining company to start a new life on humanity's off-world frontier. But idealism turns to unease when reality becomes darker than the fine print foretold. With his farm under bio-genetic attack and the most powerful player on the planet as an enemy, Mahela has no choice but to run... and expose economic slavery on an interplanetary scale.
Are There Heroes In Hell? by J.J. Mainor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,640. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
USMC Lance Corporal Jackson Freebourne served on the front lines before his position was overrun and he was captured by Canadian forces and sent to an icy prison. If the elements don’t kill him, the guards might, and the only chance for survival involves keeping his head down and staying invisible.
Glory on Mars Colonization Book 1 by Kate Rauner
Series: On Mars, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,850. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi(5.00 from 1 review)
Something is terribly wrong on Mars. Emma has doubts before leaving Earth, but her team is ready to launch, and she won’t back out. She finds a strange illness threatens the first pioneers, and tragic deaths may be no accident. With no way back to Earth, Emma and her friends must find a way to survive on the deadly Red Planet, or they'll be the last settlers on Mars.
Schild’s Ladder by Greg Egan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,910. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Cass has stumbled on a set of quantum graphs that might comprise the fundamental particles of an entirely different kind of physics, and she has travelled three hundred and seventy light years to Mimosa Station, a remote experimental facility, in the hope of bringing this tantalising alternative to life. But her experiment creates a new kind of vacuum, expanding at half the speed of light.
Dichronauts by Greg Egan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,470. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
On a world where light can only travel outside a “dark cone” that stretches to the left and right, two species share bodies and combine their senses to make it possible to perceive more of their surroundings. But when surveyors Seth and Theo join an expedition to the edge of the habitable zone, they find a fissure in the surface of the world, so deep and wide that no one can perceive its limits
Luminous by Greg Egan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,320. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Luminous is a collection of ten stories: “Chaff” “Mitochondrial Eve” “Luminous” “Mister Volition” “Cocoon” “Transition Dreams” “Silver Fire” “Reasons to Be Cheerful” “Our Lady of Chernobyl” “The Planck Dive”
Permutation City by Greg Egan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,570. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Paul Durham keeps making Copies of himself: software simulations of his own brain and body which can be run in virtual reality. Maria Deluca is addicted to the Autoverse: a virtual world that follows a simple set of rules as its “laws of physics”. Paul makes Maria a very strange offer: design a seed for an entire virtual biosphere — a feat far beyond the capacity of all the world’s computers.
Teranesia by Greg Egan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,550. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Prabir Suresh lives in paradise, a 9-year-old boy with an island all his own: to name, to explore, and to populate with imaginary creatures. Twenty years later, when reports begin to appear of strange new species of plants and animals being found throughout the region, Prabir is forced to confront his past and to face the painful realities that have shaped his life.
The Dreamer Genome by Steve S. Grant
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 93,110. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi(4.33 from 6 reviews)
A secret lab conducts illegal experiments and takes genetic manipulations to a frightening level. Five viable test subjects grow up in drastically different environments, unaware of the secret locked in their DNA. Corporate greed dictates a high return on its investment. Will the freezable astronauts of the 21st century explore space willingly?
This Time: Richard III in the 21st Century--Book 1 by Joan Szechtman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,050. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi(4.33 from 3 reviews)
What if instead of dying in battle, Richard III awakens in the 21st-century? THIS TIME examines the medieval monarch as he adapts to modern technology, medicine, and American culture while investigating his past and what Shakespeare had wrought on his character. "This Time" named General Fiction Finalist in the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Starship Walker by Andrew McBurnie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
By foot across the galaxy: Walkers pilot starships, but few people have the mental talents to control the weird quantum technology that powers a star-drive. When an enigmatic force disables the two Walkers on board the Xinglong Hao, novice Walker Gillian Berry is thrust into the role before her training is finished. But she has problems that could cause disaster for the ship.
The Wound by Leslie Lee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,620. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Wound continues the story started in The Edge. We follow the path of one of the survivors of the Unity’s desperate victory against an unknown and formidable foe. Winning the battle has cost almost everything. And the enemy is not waiting though. War is coming. The survivor must heal and become something more if final victory is possible at all.
Shifting Infinity by Patty Jansen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Melati escaped New Jakarta space station when it fell into Allion's hands. Her family was left behind the enemy lines. She signed up for active duty with the International Space Force in the hope they would liberate the station. Instead, they chose to maintain a crippling siege that has lasted for ten months. The siege is about to break and war will begin.
Star Trails Tetralogy Box Set by Marcha Fox
Series: Star Trails Tetralogy. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 449,590. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Star Trails Tetralogy Box Set comprises the four novels in the series of that name: Beyond the Hidden Sky; A Dark of Endless Days; A Psilent Place Below; and Refractions of Frozen Time as well as The Star Trails Compendium which includes terms, definitions, detailed descriptions of the planet on which the story is set, and a discussion guide with lesson plan suggestions for science educators.
Wayland's Principia by Richard Garfinkle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 128,260. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The aliens sent word, sent science, sent ways of thinking and doing. But not themselves, not until three generations trained as Guests, as alien-thinking humans. When the aliens arrived, their thinking was more alien than even the Guests had anticipated. Now, with civilization collapsing, Guests join the aliens in their ships to see what can be communicated between species with nothing in common.
Distress by Greg Egan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,470. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Andrew Worth is a science journalist with optic nerve taps and a gut full of memory chips. He turns down a chance to report on a baffling new mental disorder known as Distress and takes an assignment covering the Einstein Centenary Conference on the artificial island of Stateless, where a young South African physicist, Violet Mosala, is expected to unveil her candidate for a Theory of Everything.
The Best of Hal Clement by Hal Clement
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 140,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Hal Clement, one of the all-time greats of science fiction -- named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1999 -- was defining hard science fiction before such distinctions were even being thought of. This collection presents some of his finest shorter pieces as collected by his friend and colleague, Lester del Rey.
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