Books tagged: machines

The adult filter is active; content marked as adults-only by the author is not listed. To view this content, click the button below to disable the adult filter.

Found 32 results

The Mad Scientist
By
Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Dwayne is a decent, polite man. That is, until he finds himself harboring violent feelings towards the morning bus driver. Soon he learns that the source of his anguish comes from the fact that the driver is actually an almost-but-not-quite lifelike robot built by a man who calls himself the Mad Scientist. Now Dwayne ponders the ethics of murdering the robot, and if, indeed, it is murder at all...
Ex Machina
By
Price: Free! Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A scifi short story. Something is seriously wrong with Parvati's baby. When she'd dreamt about the moment she'd meet her daughter, as she had so many times over the past nine months, the last thing she imagined was that it would be half machine...
REX-34-Metal Messiah
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,500. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Could machines feel? If so, would we as a race be willing to see them as equals? Would the moral majority persecute them, hunt them and degrade them as they struggled for basic human rights? Could a machine, struggling to understand emotional intelligence, fall in love with a human? Could she love it back?
Grave of the Wilds Part II: Dawn of a Setting Sun
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,430. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While the city in the stars falls to earth and ignites everything below, Hurn has to carry Dyra's dying body through a sea of apathy and panic of his kind, and all the while, Dyra struggles inside the depths of her own mind where she's trapped with her worst enemy—Ares. The only salvation for her is down below, in the path of the coming devastation.
Star Sails: Tin Machines
By
Series: Star Sails, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Tin Machines is #5 in the Star Sails' series. Limping on their way home, the crew of the SS Falcon are in desperate need of supplies. The most important is gluonite so that they can get their hyper drive working. Without faster than light engines running, it'll take them close to 30 million years to get back home. That's a little longer than the estimated life of the good ship Falcon.
The Mechanic's Curse
By
Series: Beasts Within. Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Mechanic's Curse - story #4 in Clive Gilson's Beasts Within series What sort of nightmares come when you dream machines and those same machines are made real?
A Challenge to be a Unicorn, A Knight's Tale Book 3
By
Series: Unicorn Dreams, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Horses
All unicorns’ have to undertake a special challenge before they get their golden horns and it’s not an easy task for them to undertake. First on earth they have to spend a lifetime being a true living horse, whether it’s as someone’s pet or a free and wild horse, roaming the ranges. This is a short story of a Knight's war horse Called Charger who becomes a unicorn.
The Space Explorer: Jimmy Philips and the Knot Civilization
By
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology
In the 23rd century, humanity has discovered the means warp space and time in order to explore the universe. Sean Philips, a research scientist, with his two children Jimmy and Amy travel the Milky Way galaxy in a private vessel known as the S.E. Dragonfly. On an expedition to a strange new world, Sean Philips is lost while at work and the children embark on an adventure to find him.
A Cruel and Burning Ice
By
You set the price! Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Markus Kohl's aching body struggles to attend to his duties as the kingdom's lowly tinker. Though his neighbors rely upon the tinker to keep the mechanisms of their livelihoods in working order, few in the kingdom appreciate Markus's effort. Regardless, Markus satisfies his king's newest request with a creation that will remind all of those in the kingdom of the debts owed to the humble tinker.
The Rise
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When robots rise in popularity, they become more and more advanced until they rival humans. They compete for human jobs and fight for a human vote. This sci-fi short explores how far specialized robots can go when they are given a mind of their own.