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14 Fun Facts About Stars: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
We see stars in the night sky as pretty, twinkling objects, but what exactly are they? Here are some fun facts about stars. Do stars twinkle? What are stars made of? Do we know more about the inside of stars or the inside of Earth? Do stars have a life cycle? Is a dead star still a star? The Educational Version has activities that meet Common Core Curriculum Standards.
Leaving Earth: Why One-Way to Mars Makes Sense
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
The timeline for a Mission to Mars is still over 20 years off, but it doesn't have to be. This book demonstrates why we should go to Mars, and why when we do going one-way - not to die, but to live - actually makes a lot of sense. Accessible to a non-technical audience, 'Leaving Earth' is fast-paced, and full of fascinating scientific, historical, and personal stories. On to Mars!
Beyond the Edge
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Series: The Backworlds, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Book 4 Some truths are better left unfound. For two years Craze’s dear friend, Lepsi, has been missing. The murmurings of a haunted spaceship might be a message and may mean his old pal isn’t dead. The possibility spurs Craze and Captain Talos to travel to uncharted worlds, searching. Out there, in an unfamiliar region of the galaxy beyond the Backworlds, they stumble upon a terrible truth.
Faster-Than-Light Travel: The Basic Mechanics
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
This short paper presents the first practical technology solution for traveling faster than the speed of light. Most of the hardware & technology necessary for the first tests has already been developed. Light-years of distance can be traversed through millions of “hops,” while the entire distance traveled requires only a fraction of a second.
Our Place in the Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
This book tells the story of our universe and how humanity fits into the grand cosmic scheme. We will explore the most important things that science has discovered about our universe Then we will examine the remarkable way in which humanity fits into the grand scheme of existence. Einstein said: "The most incomprehensible thing about our universe is that it is comprehensible."
Encounter One - Static
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,970. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"Encounter One – Static" launches a science fiction trilogy that envisions a universe both physical and otherworldly in its infinite realities. The reader will experience a new take on alien invasion. But what will become of mankind, aliens and the entire universe after the sentient beings known as the Syzzack arrive on Earth? The answers lie here in "Static."
Eight Hour Fiction #1
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Series: Eight Hour Fiction, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,660. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Inspired by a JA Konrath challenge to write, edit, create a cover, and publish a short story in eight hours or less. A Career Move - A crash-landed alien tries to find his career path but isn't having much luck... 3072 word short story Capture At The Hive - The Evil Queen Mother has finally captured General Megatron, Defender of the Galaxy. 421 word flash fiction story (children's story)
Nephapricus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,460. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Five billion years ago The Beyonder became the first starship to reach the planet Doldoria. Meanwhile on that planet a primitive being named Alldegallo dreams about gods from the stars who are coming. He becomes the prophet predicting that the gods shall soon change their simple steam-powered animal-pulled world for all time. Other advanced aliens of Nephapricus will also never be the same.
The Travellers
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Price: Free! Words: 44,760. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lily has known from a young age that she was adopted and was content growing up peacefully with her adopted father and her extended family in the Library. She was not prepared for the truth the Library kept from her about her alien origins. Now Lily finds herself hunted by the Travellers. Will she make it to safety or will she be captured and exploited for her special alien DNA?
A Warning For Earth: Episode One
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Series: A Warning For Earth, Part One. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Episode One of the two-part short story. At the Earth Consulate located by the border of the Andromeda Galaxy, the building is just closing down when a wounded female alien walks up inside the entrance and leaves a message in an unknown and unfamiliar language.