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Astronauts on Pluto
Price: Free! Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Adventure » General
Astronauts on Pluto is the story of a boy, his two best friends, and the adventures they have in their dreams. After studying the solar system in school, Mark decided he wants to become an astronaut. That night after falling asleep, he wakes up to see Pluto out the window of a space ship. After hours of exploration, the children wake to find it was all just a dream, or was it...?
The Case for Space Solar Power
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 150,270. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
This book makes the case for Space Solar Power; recounting the history of this fascinating concept and summarizing the many different ways in which it might be accomplished.
The Pragmatic Hitchhiker
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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The acrobat's odyssey carries on as he discovers throughout his encounters and his own feedback, a sound progression to mind. Speed-spacing on the on the Stellar Expressway, the Acoustic Funambulist finds himself in the midst of psychedelic delusions from a self-boarded Freaknik in this fifth episode of the series.
14 Fun Facts About the Galilean Moons of Jupiter: A 15-Minute Book
Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
On January 7, 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei turned his newly developed telescope to Jupiter. He discovered four objects orbiting the giant planet. It took him another night’s observations to clearly distinguish between two of them. He called them “The Medicean planets”, after the Medici family. Find out more fun, fascinating facts about these four moons orbiting our largest planet.
Fractured Gem - A Star Runner Story
Series: Star Runner. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: Australian English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
“Sell the Gem and settle here on Kiantite Five.” It was the one sentence that Zheen never thought that her father would ever say. After nearly being destroyed by an ion storm and an encounter with an asteroid field, they’ve been grounded. Holas and Zheen are left with few options when they realise how long and how much money it will take to repair their beloved ship. Now the choice must be made.
The Uneventful Galaxy
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The acrobat's odyssey carries on as he discovers throughout his encounters and his own feedback, a sound progression to mind. This fourth episode takes the Acoustic Funambulist through the Coma Void and beyond the End of Greatness to a flatted melody.
The Helium Bomb
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 72,390. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A rogue asteroid, 50 miles in diameter, threatens the imminent destruction of Earth. How can this doomsday rock be deflected or destroyed to save the planet? Back on Abras a rumor is heard that a scientist has designed a super bomb that may solve Earth’s problem. Regrettably, the scientist along with the bomb plans have disappeared without a trace. [ Content suggested for mature readers.]
Smuggler's Run - A Star Runner Story
Series: Star Runner. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: Australian English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Space. It’s where Sfolan has lived his life. His father’s the captain of a tradeship. It’s what Sfolan’s destined for too. But an unexpected mutiny has left him stranded on an alien world. He’s alone, with no food, no money, no prospects - until he lands the one job that might make it possible for him to get back into space. It’s not like he really need to know what he’s delivering. Does he?
Star Runner Book 3: Gravity Well
Series: Star Runner, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The crew of Star Runner have faced space battles, pirates, interstellar junkyards, black holes and The Bubble. But if they and their Mamoan allies are to reach human space, they must cross The Barrens – a vast unmapped region where stars are few and far between. No one knows what’s out there, the dangers they’re about to face. Will the resources of an entire fleet be enough for them to survive?
Long Shot: A Remnant of the Commonwealth, Book One
Series: A Remnant of the Commonwealth. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,300. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Having lost the war, Aaron and four of his fellow soldiers flee the Commonwealth. They hope to get a small freighter and move cargo between the stars. They have another reason for wanting their home to be a starship. In the last days of the Commonwealth, the government experimented on them. The experiments gave them strange new talents, but it also very well might get them hunted down.