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1/10th the Speed of Light
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,950. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The second edition of “1/10th the Speed of Light” is a collection of more traditional science fiction stories. No magic, wizards, vampires or beings with powers that violate the laws of physics. The main story concerns a civilization that has achieved interstellar travel between closely spaced stars in a cluster. Other stories concern future technology and environmental regulation.
Arborum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,370. Language: American English. Published: August 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Phyllis Finn was rooted in two worlds. Her father connected her to the mechanical revolution sweeping Southern Argonia; her mother connected her to the untamed lands of the North. When the king hustled her family into the northern wilderness, she began to learn the true history of the world she lived in, that not all fairy tales were fiction, and not all wars were fought by men.
Cold Winds Dark Days
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,900. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
We are the hunted. Unknown forces are determined to stop our relentless destruction of the earth. We are like a cancer but refuse to change. Scientists want to exploit a new green energy source but will it really be our saviour? A reluctant priest must gain the help of a ruthless investigative journalist and her young son to find and stop this mysterious force before it's too late for us all.
Ilvi
Series: The Fae of Gillwillan. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,020. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Ilvi yearns for acceptance, just like everyone else. But her particular talents – impatience, rash decision making and a love of speed – set her apart from everyone else. Now, Ilvi is discovering exactly how difficult it is to meld this collection of abilities into any form of respectability. Maybe impossible. So, where does that leave her? Perhaps she’d do better as a human. Perhaps not.
The Patchwork Starship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: Australian English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Olwen finds her life taking a direction she’d never imagined when she and a huge tract of the Daintree Rainforest are transported on board a starship. Dealing with aliens, alien animals and space pirates, Olwen is doing her best to adapt to her surroundings – And then she learns something that will change her life again, this time forever...
People with Fishtails
Price: Free! Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
When Gayle and Sander meet on an environmental pirate ship, they promise each other to work against the evils aboard ship. Meanwhile, each has some issues to take care of: Gayle is obsessed with mermaids, and Sander is determined to discover the last remaining biological treasures of the ocean before his dad destroys them all.
Uncle Moe and the Martha’s Vineyard Frackers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,330. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015 by AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Moe Thibault is a lovable octogenarian who sometimes thinks he’s Jacques Clouseau and who’s convinced he once had an identical twin. Moe arrives on Martha's Vineyard, trying to track down a long lost twin, when a fracking operation offers a threat to the Vineyard. If you like irreverent stories with zany characters, this one is for you!
The Blackout
Series: Tania, Book 26. Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
A worker at a construction project near Tania's housing society damaged some power cables. So the housing society and the neighbouring areas experience a blackout. After sunset it is too dark to do anything fun. Or is it? Mama shows Tania an old book and then Tania has a brilliant idea. Read on to find out what Tania and her friends do for entertainment during this pitch dark night.
Baby Polar Bear's Wish
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Screenplays » Action Adventure
An easy-to-read fun and imaginary story that conveys the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Where are the Flying Cars? Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Price: Free! Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Essay » Technology, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable
Where are the Flying Cars? is not really about flying cars. It's a brief discussion of science, technology and public policy, and the need to confront the reality that not all new and proposed technologies will ultimately prove to be both successful and (hopefully) environmentally benign. Included is a suggested energy policy for America with some of the rationales behind the recommended actions.