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Higher Mission
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 83,330. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Champagne Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A widower paying for a cure of his ill daughter is shanghaied for the first voyage to a star.
Eric Wishbone and the Frozen Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Eric Wishbone's Head Teacher, Miss Isle, has gone completely bonkers! She wants to take over the world with mind-controlling ice cream, and has a diabolical plan to get the ice she needs by blowing up the sun! No-one seems to care but why would they when they can eat as much sports-car-rocket-launch-cloud-drifter-with-a-hint-of-toffee ice cream as they could ever imagine?
The Black Spot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a routine shift, a miner is exposed to something...different. The company doctor says it's just in his head, and he's right, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. There may be a Workman's Comp claim here. See what you make of it – read “The Black Spot.” "The Black Spot" is speculative flash fiction, and is also in the collection “Still Even More Things I Could Get OUT OF MY MIND."
Living A Long Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Stephen Jordan Ph.D., an astrophysicist working for the National Aeronautics Space Administration, is leading a team of scientists tracking an asteroid heading towards the earth. Another team of scientists are focusing on a coronal mass ejection that is happening simultaneously. The results of both events wreak havoc on Earth in abnormal ways and leads to an event that changes human existence.
Where are They?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
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The phones ring and the whole world for Joanne turn upside down. The call is from the Pentagon urging her to a meeting of her fellow scientists about the impending near hit of the huge asteroid. She has a secret that will make all the hysteria of the asteroid seem to be very calm. Joanne will reveal to all of those at the meeting her discovery and will introduce it to the group.
Across The Universe
Price: Free! Words: 102,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
We are not alone. It is inconceivable to think that no other life exists in the vastness of interstellar space. In 1977 NASA sent Voyager with a sampling of art, science and thought out into the cosmos. But what would an alien have made of these snapshots of Earth? How would our thought and music be interpreted and how might these gifts have influenced the evolution of an alien civilisation?
NASA Space Technology Report: Deep Space Habitat Concept of Operations for Transit Mission Phases - Mars, Phobos / Deimos, Near Earth Asteroid, Habitats, Crew Systems
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 19,760. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
This document describes a concept of operations (ConOps) for a habitat element to be used by human crews on future deep space missions; that is, missions well beyond the low Earth orbit of Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions of the past few decades.
Beware the Boojum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » General
If love conquers all and the standard model of particle physics only accounts for 5% of the universe, then... When isolated, almost totally insane asteroid miner Bracken MacFie sets his sights on being reunited with the lost love of his life, who is absolutely, totally bat shit nuts, he must overcome the ambitions of the man who separated them and the avarice of institutions.
A Thing as Good As Sunshine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,040. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by ArtChi's Voice. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Life on a mining colony asteroid is a bleak thing, according to Honey Girl's Mama, unless you have "a thing as good as sunshine" to live for. Because Honey Girl grew up inside the belly of an asteroid, Perseus Two, she has never understood how a good dose of sunshine can make you feel all warm and happy and full of life, until she meets Sheng Tian. Then life gets interesting...
Glitch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,890. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
What does the 21st century hold for us? Find out with Kate's predictions surrounding a story of one fantastic discovery - an improbable glitch in space that opens a path to another star system. Stretching from advances within our grasp, like self-driving cars and a private space industry, to rewilding a depopulated prairie with cloned mammoths, glimpses a future rooted in today's science. Jo