Kate Rauner

Biography

Kate Rauner, Hanover, New Mexico, USA
A science fiction writer, poet, firefighter, and engineer on the way to becoming an eccentric old woman.

I write science fiction novels and science-inspired poetry, and serve as a volunteer firefighter. I'm also a retired environmental engineer and Cold War Warrior (honestly, that's what Congress called us) because I worked in America's nuclear weapons complex. Now living on the edge of the southwest's Gila National Forest with my husband, cats, llamas, and dog, I'm well on my way to achieving my life-goal of becoming an eccentric old woman.

Contact Kate: katerauner@gmail.com or at katerauner.wordpress.com

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Series

On Mars
A one-way journey to Mars may be a mistake. Discover how the first settlers survive and build a colony on the Red Planet.

Books

Colony on Mars Books 1-5 The Complete Box Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 421,420. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
From NASA to Mars One, real-life visionaries will send settlers to Mars. Go today in science fiction. Start with a fragile foothold and read on into the future. From the first twelve colonists struggling with a strange illness through the generations, follow one settler in each book as they face danger and build a life on Mars. Five novels, value-priced, over thirty hours of reading pleasure.
Storm on Mars Colonization Book 5
Series: On Mars. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Zeker plans to change Mars. Once adult-qualified, he joins the elite Tower Guilds. But neuroplasticity treatments may have failed, because his own impulses are his biggest challenge. When he storms out of the Towers, Zeker lands in a lawless burg filled with desperate people. Farther from his goals than ever, he must find a way back to the Towers, because more than his project is in peril
Water on Mars Colonization Book 4
Series: On Mars. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,460. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Bliss is certain this is the best time to be Mars-born. The colony has grown - no disaster could possibly wipe them out now. She's leaving her little burg and childhood sweetheart behind to move to Kamp Kans, the largest city on Mars with six hundred eighty-two people. There's a dark side to Kamp and her new boss is crazy, but she won't let that spoil the fun.
Hermit on Mars Colonization Book 3
Series: On Mars. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,950. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A call for help sends Sig into the Tartarus Mountains of Mars. Delivering repair parts to his mother offers a temporary escape from his miserable life in the colony, but there are dangers in her cavern and on the surface of the hostile Red Planet he hadn't expected.
Rhyme and Reason Three - Poetry Inspired by Science
Series: Rhyme and Reason. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poetry that favors rhyme; Inspired all by science; Outward to the edge of time; Or tied to earthly cadence. Light and written all for fun, There is no angst to hide. You're invited now to sample one Of my poems inside. Enjoy over forty short, descriptive rhymes of science. Includes the popular Desert Watermelon, a few haiku, and learn how to say Cruithne (Earth's second moon?)
Born on Mars Colonization Book 2
Series: On Mars, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,990. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Contacting recent settlers half a planet away is the only hope for a rebellious young man's failing colony, though the conflicts they bring from Earth could be deadly. Jake is born into a dying colony, abandoned by Earth, and Mars yields none of the minerals they need to survive. A second colony arrives half a planet away, but visiting the newcomers is more perilous than he imagined.
Glory on Mars Colonization Book 1
Series: On Mars, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,390. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Something is terribly wrong on Mars. Do you dream of living on Mars? Journey through interplanetary space with your team, inhabit cold stone bays, and feel the deadly grandeur of a barren planet. Explore. Share struggles, pain, and triumphs. But remember, this is a one-way trip. Will you be the first human on Mars or the last? Read the series! Check out the value priced Box Set, Colony on Mars.
Rhyme and Reason Two - Poetry Inspired by Science
Series: Rhyme and Reason. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Kate's 2014 collection of poems in rhyme; Inspired all by science; Outward to the edge of time; Or tied to earthly cadence. Light and written all for fun, There is no angst to hide. You're invited now to sample one Of my poems inside.
Venture
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,810. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An international crew ferries their space station to an anomaly where our solar system touches the Helios star system, a portal that was discovered decades ago and may be lost. Tensions flare along the way as they mine a dangerous comet and visit the colony on Mars. Things don’t go as planned and the crew must save their mission and their lives. Adventure combined with life aboard a space station.
Rhyme and Reason - Poetry Inspired by Science
Series: Rhyme and Reason. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
(4.00 from 1 review)
Expanded 2nd Edition! A collection of short poems in rhyme; Inspired all by science; Outward to the edge of time; Or tied to earthly cadence. Light and written all for fun, There is no angst to hide. You're invited now to sample one Of my poems inside.
Glitch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,890. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
What does the 21st century hold for us? Find out with Kate's predictions surrounding a story of one fantastic discovery - an improbable glitch in space that opens a path to another star system. Stretching from advances within our grasp, like self-driving cars and a private space industry, to rewilding a depopulated prairie with cloned mammoths, glimpses a future rooted in today's science. Jo

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Smashwords book reviews by Kate Rauner

  • Tevun-Krus #1 - First Contact on Nov. 07, 2016

    I've contributed to Ooorah on Wattpad and it's great to see I can now download the e-zine here. I like having the stories collected by theme - that makes it easy to find what I like. I recommend this month and the series. Collect them all - you're sure to find stories you enjoy.