Books tagged: near future science fiction

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The Whole World for Each
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,060. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After humankind fled Earth for space they discovered one inescapable truth. People die in space. And lots of dead people means lots of ghosts. April Nguyen earns a nice living getting rid of those ghosts. People all over the Solar System clamor for her aid. April's only problem? Never actually seeing a ghost.
Detective Arcole
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: American English. Published: August 8, 2017 by Rahul Bhagat. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This is a near future police procedural told through the eyes of detective Martin Arcole, a near retirement cop. He is a misfit and doesn’t understand the world anymore. Vehicles that drive themselves, AI digital assistants that talk and behave like real people, walls that turn into giant TV screens - the landscape has become frighteningly unintelligible for Martin.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ashlyn Gates is a young psychologist thrust into an unbelievable situation. Connor Moore is a ten-year-old subjected to an insane experiment which is slowly killing him. Can Ashlyn keep Connor’s mind intact as the scientists fight to save what’s left of his body – or has Connor found his own solution? First published in Aurealis #88, March 2016.
The Mars of Malcontents
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,590. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Valentina knows how to live in the community spread throughout old mining caves under the Martian ice cap. A violent place in a forbidding climate but home for her and her brother. Until she wakes from a coma to find her brother gone. A journey from the polar ice cap to the Martian equator? Not enough to stop Valentina. Not with her brother on the line.
Gardens of Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Akeli lives in a village of tethered balloons and airships far above the unlivable surface of the Earth, but under the cruel thumb of her uncle. Her baby girl fell down to Earth a year ago. An airship full of sailors docks and her uncle demands Akeli get a new baby for the good of the clan. Her cousins know all about wooing men. They always outshine quiet Akeli. But not today.
Full Circle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Humans live throughout the solar system but the factories on Earth stopped producing. No new ships, no new stations. Find an old ship to salvage? Someone died there. Maybe many someones. April knows this better than anyone. She cleanses haunted spaces, removes ghosts left behind by hull breaches, failure of a life support system, or even good old-fashioned cabin fever. People rely on her for peace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When a deadly plague ravaged the Earth refugees fled into space, crowding into any space station or lunar colony that would take them. Decades passed and the descendants of the survivors struggle to live in anything remotely spaceworthy. Omesh, banished from his Earthly home, finds himself in Barnacle Town. A collection of salvage clinging to the hull of a space station in lunar orbit.
Liquid Muse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Jonah Winter has developed the perfect creativity enhancing drug – one hundred percent effective, non-addictive and safe. Ron Varnhagen has experienced the drug's remarkable properties for himself and plans to invest in Jonah's venture. But then he learns of the horrifying secret behind the drug and its production… 2600 words, approx. 10 print pages.
Theater Ship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Actress Catherine Mason is old enough that Hollywood no longer wants her, so she performs theater in space for the soldiers. But it's dangerous duty for the actors. As they land on a military post, Catherine discovers the aliens are watching. She's about to give the performance of her life, if not her life.
The Scientist's Widow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ana Santiago has one of those murder cases that she can’t let go. A neuroscientist with promising research. Did his wife do it? Why does she tow around a cooler every day? Is his remains in the cooler? Ana wants answers, but learning the truth may be more than she wants.