Free science fiction Kindle books for 30 Apr 13

Real Martians

by M. Timothy Gray

In 2067 the second generation of Martian-born Colonist nears adulthood. Technology increases apace as Mars struggles with the question of its eventual future to enhance human habitation.

Uthald Haakonsson wants to be a typical teenager, but his mother and father’s dreams of a different future on Mars, have given him what Uthald considers curses. They make him different. But, these perceived barriers to Uthald’s social life, conceived and designed even before his birth, may be the only answer to an age old difficulty, as another generation of terrorists threaten the existence of the largest city on Mars. The safety of the Colony will depend on who and what Uthald Haakonsson is and just how far he is willing to go.



2020: Episode 2 (The Thrilling Post-Apocalyptic Series)

by Paul Moxham

Who thought that January 1, 2020 would be the start of the end? 
Not Logan Pollock. He only had one thought on his mind on that fateful morning, and that involved his bride to be, but in one instant, in one second, all that changed as he, along with everyone else, witnessed something so horrific and terrifying that life would never be the same ever again.

Episode 2 in this thrilling, action packed saga about the apocalypse has all the requirements to make it a slam bang action read. 

As Logan and Xavier head back into San Francisco to rescue Lucy, Kenneth heads toward Carson City. Both find themselves in danger, one in the city and in the mountains. With aliens chasing one group and men with guns chasing the other group, who will survive?



Ghost in the Machine (Corwint Central Agent Files)

by C.E. Kilgore

“Love is like a wormhole. You stumble on to it blindly, it sucks you in and takes you somewhere completely unexpected. You can’t fight it, because that would tear your ship apart. You can’t control it, either. All you can do is set your thrusters on glide and let it take you where it’s going to take you.”

Going against the rules of her Vesparian Sisterhood, which seeks to keep its entire existence a secret, Orynn is thrown into the open by a request for help that she could not refuse. Seeking to reconcile past mistakes and gain a forgiveness she feels she does not deserve, the control over her empathic abilities is put to the test when the darkness that lives within her spirit threatens to once again destroy any piece of happiness that she allows herself to find.

As a Mechatronic Automaton, Ethan defines his world through a set of logically defined values and understandings. Encountering Orynn throws his system out of balance as he tries to decide if he should trust the feelings he is developing, or if he should follow the logic telling him that she is trying to control him for some unknown purpose. Should he keep her at a distance despite his want to bring her near, or should he follow the heart he swears he does not have? As his understanding of her develops, he begins to question all of his preconceived notions about both himself and the universe around him.

In his attempts to capture the Vesparian prey he has been hunting after for two decades, the First Commander of the Xen’dari fleet will stop at nothing and track Orynn to the ends of the universe. On a path of vengeance for a past he can’t let go of, he will do everything in his power to burn her world down around her feet until nothing is left but ash and the bitter taste of regret.

Ghosts of the past clash with hopes for the future in this first book of the series, set in a universe where nothing is as it seems at first glance and trust is a highly priced commodity.



The Crimson Hunt (Eldaen Light Chronicles)

by Victoria H. Smith

College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.

Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing isâ??they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.

So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.

Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.

That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help herâ??but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.

Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.

The Crimson Hunt is a New Adult Science Fiction Romance.



The Awakening

by Ray Merkel

Be careful what you wish for! You might end up dandling from a helicopter, terrified, yet hoping to reach the plateau below safely to explore the archeological dream of a lifetime.

A Venezuelan vacation by archeologist Rick Conklin, assistant to the Chief of Antiquities at the prestigious Decker Museum, turns into an epic and historic journey of discovery! From colorful local characters he gets wind of mysterious mounds on a mountain plateau. Through luck and connections, he organizes an expedition to uncover an ancient city in the Guiana Highlands of South America.

Now the fun begins! Excavating and tingling suspense go hand in hand as the puzzle unravels. Bones, passages, a mysterious glass lined room and a puzzling black object reveal the pieces in this grand puzzle of ancient secrets.

The found city appears to have been burried for over 800 years but data from the incredibly advanced object, similar to a human brain, show astounding and unbelievable results. Blowing up a mainframe and translating an ancient language results in unimaginable conclusions – could they be aliens from another planet or could it be from Earth of the future or past?

Rick and his cohorts; Brad Price, Chief of Antiquities at the Decker Muesum; Dr. johnathan (K.C.) Wilson of Creiton University in Minneapolis and a host of characters unravel unbelievable facts about life in the universe.

If you’ve always dreamed of being on an archeological dig, THE AWANENING will fulfill your wish. If you think the Earth holds secrets and has had civilizations advanced beyond belief, this book is for you! Suspense and humor and twists and turns are an added bonus to this surprise ending.



Teacher – A Short Story from the Terra Nova Chronicles Universe

by Robert Dean Hall

Major Dawn Marie Russo is a diminutive, but headstrong medical officer on board the star ship Neil A. Armstrong, currently on station in orbit above an alien planet. On the surface her fellow marines are doing battle with a race of human-feline hybrids created by other humans who left the Earth fifty years before with the intention of conquering this world.

Russo’s morning routine is interrupted by news one of the enemy combatants is being brought there from the surface so Russo can treat her injuries. Along with the injured feline, a female, comes another, a male in restraints.

Russo soon bonds with the male feline, named Teacher, but finds out he is hiding something.

This short story is an enjoyable addition to the saga of Russo, Teacher and Morning Grass that began with Chamberlain’s Folly and continues with War Orphans.



Last Woman On Earth

by C.V. Hunt

What is there to do when you’re the last woman on the planet?



The Day You Discard Your Body

by Marshall Brain

Today your brain is inextricably linked to your body, and your body is a very poor vehicle for it. The problems are myriad, ranging from simple things like body odor and restroom breaks, to serious issues like cancer. If you get cancer at age 30 and the malignancy takes your life, your body is the worst kind of trap – your perfectly healthy brain dies when the disease kills your body. Any kind of serious accident – everything from falling down the steps to a car crash – has the same deadly effect on your brain.

There is an alternative on the horizon, in the form of Vertabrane and then complete disembodiment. In his book “The Day You Discard Your Body”, Marshall Brain skillfully guides you through the steps that will lead you to gladly discard the frail human body that your brain inhabits today.

MARSHALL BRAIN is best known as the founder of HowStuffWorks.com. Marshall started the site as a hobby in 1998 and it was purchased for $250 million by Discovery Communications in 2007.

As a well-known public speaker, Marshall frequently appears on radio and TV programs nationwide. He has appeared on everything from The Oprah Winfrey Show to CNN. He is the host of National Geographic’s “Factory Floor With Marshall Brain”.

Marshall has written more than a dozen books and a number of widely known publications.

Today Marshall resides in Cary, NC with his wife and four children. You can learn more about Marshall Brain at http://MarshallBrain.com



Intelligenz

by Lloyd Blake

Atlanta, Georgia. Something disturbing is happening at one of America’s most successful tech companies. A girl is found dead in her home shower cubicle. A home linked to the Intelligenz corporation network of technologically advanced gated communities. This suspicious death, in a world where everything is scrutinised by the media, sets off unprecedented interest.
A young rookie journalist, Clara Flockhart, is assigned by her chief editor, Eric Nash, to investigate the strange happenings at the Intelligenz compound. An assignment that will plunge her into the unknown and lead her straight to the man whose company is being rocked by events outside of his control, Brandon Bloomfield.
At the same time, a young college dropout, Karl Jones, has his own suspicions about the recent death and the gated community that has overtaken his neighbourhood. Suspicions that will see him undertake his own exploration of the Intelligenz compound, he calls the fortress.
As the body count climbs and the nanotechnology, Intelligenz has secretly guarded, comes under scrutiny, the mysterious riddle as to what is actually happening deepens.
Is there a saboteur lurking within the corridors of the fastest growing company in America’s corporate history? Or does the darkness come from an unlikely source.



Jerusalem Syndrome

by Martin Johnson

A star appears in the sky above Jerusalem on Christmas Eve. Immediately, Biblical prophecy appears to unfold as war and plague spread across the globe.

But things are not as they seem.

A group of skeptical young travelers and a rogue government agent must unravel the mystery before humanity is wiped out by an ancient alien evil. With the NSA and the Israeli Mossad in hot pursuit, time is running out.



The Day That God Came Back

by Andrew J. Krause

God, affectionately known as Billy to his fifth grade classmates, has been working hard on his science fair project.

In this short story a child accidentally creates life in a petri dish and decides to nurture it, hoping to finally impress his father at the upcoming science fair.

Find out what happens when God is not omnipotent, nor all powerful, nor all seeing. Find out what happens when God is nothing more than a child.



Rise of the Unmaker Past – Dawn of the Nightbringer (The Eridon Chronicles)

by Max Kenny

Rise of the Unmaker Past
Dawn of the Nightbringer

During the Dark Times, the Eridon Li Kari people are still recovering from the malign influence of the Masters; a formidable reptilian race who had enslaved them from for thousands of years before mysteriously vanishing. The Li Kari live in misery and superstition, shunning their natural abilities and fearing that one day the Old Ones will return.

Two boys – Kamrys and Ansharedan – are only four years apart in age, but as different as night and day. Kamrys has an affinity for animals and can’t even bring himself to throw stones at pilloried warlocks, while Ansharedan wants only to become a soldier and fight for the Great Serbidorn Empire.

After Invaders from the Serbidorn Empire force Kamrys to flee his native village of Tyrian Servar, he is rescued by a crippled Seer named Janerian. The boy learns that he will one day help all Eridon Li Kari people realise their true powers and unite. But before he can do this he will have to fight the chosen of Necronis the Unmaker – the Nightbringer.

While exploring local mountain caves with his friends, Ansharedan had fallen down a shaft into a hidden cave, where he accidentally opened a portal to the Dark God’s realm. Necronis dominated the boy’s body and soul and began training him to rule. As soon as Ansharedan was strong enough, he travelled to Sebora, capital of the Serbidorn Empire.

On his way to confront Ansharedan, Kamrys meets the love of his life; the warrior-princess Keriana. She teaches him to use a sword while he trains her in the psionic arts. They are stronger together, united by passion, but will they be powerful enough to defeat Ansharedan? Necronis’s Nightbringer has since become Archprelate of the Seboran Church, beloved by the empire, with an entire army of trained priests and soldiers at his command.

Also part of the Eridon Chronicles by Ethan Somerville & Max Kenny:

Rise of the Unmaker Present – Zenith of the Daystone
Half-caste
Time Crystal 1 – The Convergence
Time Crystal 2 – Delsaron’s World
Time Crystal 3 – The Icosahedron
Time Crystal 4 – The Singularity



Deja Vu (Saardu)

by Carma Chan

The third volume of the Saardu series takes readers back to Earth on the day that Ruby’s ancestors were forced to leave their home world.  A science experiment creates a miniature black hole that quickly expands.  The Commander of the Neptune Station refuses to leave his family behind, but time is running out as negotiates with the Zenyans who intervene.



Defying Fate – Two Tales of the Warden

by DL Morrese

This is not your typical epic adventure story. It is a humorous and thought provoking tale of a young man’s quest to find himself and save his country.

Together at last, The Warden Threat and The Warden War are now available in one volume exclusively for Kindle. Defying Fate is an enjoyable science fiction parody of epic fantasy adventure stories. Set on a planet much like earth, this tale follows the exploits of Prince Donald of Westgrove as he discovers that the true nature of the threat to his kingdom is not what his father, the king, believes it to be. With the assistance of his cynical guide, a goodhearted bodyguard, a beautiful messenger, and a couple of ancient androids, he tries to prevent three nations from going to war.

Technically science fiction, Defying Fate is almost an anti-fantasy, which pokes a fair, or perhaps an unfair amount of good-natured fun at the serious tone and dependence on magic common to many epic fantasy adventure novels. Often insightful and frequently funny, it is sure to appeal to readers of these genres who may be looking for something fresh and different.



STAR HOUNDS — OMNIBUS

by David Bischoff

VOLUME SIX Now Available: REINCARNATION WAR

Volume One THE INFINITE BATTLE
Volume Two GALACTIC WARRIORS
Volume Three THE MACROCOSMIC CONFLICT

and brand new —

Volume Four THE PLANET KILLER

FIVE STAR REVIEW FROM ANGUS IN FT. COLLINS, CO.

THE TRILOGY
“This trilogy is right dead in the center of one of my favorite genres, with sub-genre. It’s sort of a military space opera with techno-thriller, romance, alien interaction and comedy rolled together. Laura is a hotshot blip-ship pilot who through techno-augmentation can do things no natural human is capable of doing, yet she has some impulse control issues which seem to land her in trouble a lot. There is a borderline alcoholic pirate captain who is trying to drown hidden demons yet pursue a quest he barely understands for the betterment of the Galaxy.
There is of course an oppressive big brother type government which attempts to capture, torture, do lots of shady things and behave like corporations. The writing style and format are such that it is not a door stopper and I found it enjoyable to read. I totally recommend this trilogy because I like it and it rocks.”

Star Hounds, the classic space adventure series in print once again after more than 25 years. And for the first time, all three original novels in one single omnibus, plus a new forth book that continues the adventure into the new millennium!

The Infinite Battle – Woman Against Universe ? (Book 1): Laura Shemzak. Irreverent, rebellious, beautiful. A woman with an impossible mission: to rescue her beloved brother, the most brilliant physicist of the Galactic Federation, from the clutches of alien invaders, the Jaxdron. To succeed, Laura must gain control of a top-secret Mark XT ?blip-ship?. And to do that, she is forced into an uneasy alliance with the notorious space pirate, the bitter, cynical Captain Tars Northern.

Galactic Warriors ? A Universe Torn By War ? (Book 2): In the empty depths between the stars, ace-pilot Laura Shemzak struggles on to save her brother from the alien Jaxdron ? all while managing her own problems with brooding Starship Captain Tars Northern. Is he just her captain, or is there more to their relation? And what of the moody and dangerous alien Shon’till’s search for his lost race, the Frin?ral? Clues emerge when a Frin?ral derelict is discovered floating adrift. The alien spacecraft may reveal what happened to the mysterious Frin’ral? that is, if the Starbow and its crew survive its deadly secrets.

The Macrocosmic Conflict ? Duel Across the Galaxy ? (Book 3): Laura Shemzak and Tars Northern continue their fight against an odious Federation, which succumbs to the vile machinations of its leader, Arnal Zarpfrin. Together Laura and Tars continue a crusade of justice against both the Federation and Jaxdron locked in a bizarre apocalyptic war. But as they fight on, a new ally is discovered. Strange beings, the Aspach, emerge from the ashes of Northern?s past and offer clues about the Starbow and the puzzle of its creation.

PLUS — BEYOND THE TRILOGY

The Planet Killer – The Classic Series enters NOW Space ? (Book4): Laura Shemzak is still hot and ready to party…. But with her handsome brother Calspar? Uhm, time to cool those rockets! And the Federation? Arnal Zarpfrin still schemes to capture that damned Tars Northern, his ship the Starbow and its crew. But there’s a joker in this new deck. One deathly serious — a brain that used to be a man named Dr. Harla Zox. And this Joker packs a sinister power, one capable of destroying entire planets. The cards have been dealt, and with the Jaxdron, Frin?ral and Aspach still in the game, the stakes are now higher than ever before.



The Dead Tide – Episode One (shane pope’s Dead Tide)

by shane pope

Shane Pope’s sex, drugs, and headshots, end of the world zombie series.
This isn’t for the kids.

Get all six episodes in one volume for $2.99!! (The Dead Tide, B009T0NZVS)

‘If you can handle somewhat graphic scenes of violence, sex, and love the zombie genre, this book will be right up your alley.’
-Indie Book Blog Database hampton-networks.com

“Wow is about all I can say to start off this review. This series of books was well written and very easy to follow, but boy is it a bit vulgar at times. The author tended to focus on the blood, sex, and violence aspect that sometimes goes along with these types of stories quite a bit more than what I was expecting. From what I can gather these stories were originally released one at a time, but have been collected for easier reading. It’s a good thing too, because once you start reading you’ll find yourself wanting to see what new atrocities might be committed without having to search out the next installment.Our starring character is Omar. Not really a good for nothing type of guy, but not really one that is on the upswing of his life when the zombies come calling. The plague began overseas in the Europe area with the rest of the world watching through videos uploaded to the internet by soon to be victims. Omar was an avid follower of these videos until their end and has been mentally preparing himself for when it’s his turn.
Flash forward a bit and now the dead have started coming back in the good old USA and after making a pivotal decision, Omar is off and running on his cross country massacre just ahead of the newly risen dead….”

Read the rest of the review at Indie Book Blog (by Hampton Networks) hampton-networks.com



Family Time

by John Kovacich

A short story chronicling a physicists brilliant invention and the government conspiracy to keep it under wraps.



Search for the Alien God (Part 1 of 3)

by David Flynn

Search for the Alien God (Part 1 of 3)

Across the universe, thousands of inhabited worlds host intelligent alien life. Why should these alien races all have to come to earth, eventually? We truly do have one thing on earth that they don’t, and never will. All the alien races know this, but so do the dark forces that seek to prevent them. However, THESE aliens can defend themselves, even from hell itself.



The Psychopomp Book No. 1

by Benjamin Maniaks

THE PSYCHOPOMP is a paranormal superhero.

Joel Magnolia is an 18-year-old Graduate Student at Columbia University’s Center for Nanotechnology in New York City.

With the help of his roommate Sang, Joel designs molecule-sized robots that, when used in their billions, can be injected into soldiers in order to enhance their performance, and repair battlefield damage.

As fiercely intelligent as he is, Joel can’t figure out a way to talk to girls. Instead, he resorts to anonymous love letters to Maria Avellana, another brilliant grad student, who is nice to him at the lab. After humiliating himself in front of her, Joel becomes unexpectedly entangled in a series of paranormal episodes.

Protesting the use of soldiers as guinea pigs, Joel injects himself with the Nanobot solution and unknowingly becomes THE PSYCHOPOMP.

At first, he begins to see strange auras around people. He dismisses the auras as side effects of the nanobots, but eventually learns to understand this energy field and control it. This ability makes him extremely valuable to the Department of Defense, and they plan a special operation with him as the key player.

The only problem is he has to kill someone he admires.

With the help of Sang and Maria, THE PSYCHOPOMP dives head first into a political, paranormal typhoon of global, even universal proportions, as he tries to prevent a hostile force from controlling his country’s seat of power.



Flux

by DJ Burnham

Joe Stone’s life is turned upside down following a chance meeting with a beautiful woman called Zee. They are captured and taken on a long journey by a desperate, dying species and experience an experimental evaluation of humankind from deep within their subconscious, before being reunited, the moment they awake, to begin a blossoming love affair set to the backdrop of an alien world. However, not everyone has their best interests at heart and their resultant escape takes them into direct interaction with a pansophical entity.

Guardian of the alternative realities: The Flux



A Survey of Space

by Haystack

Captain Colthan has been out in space for a very long time. He has come across our little planet. What does he think of us?



The Cube (Short Sci-fi tale)

by J. Shoulderblade

“The Cube”, a short Novel.

“A Cube can change your life”?

Discover the truth behind the mysterious “Cube”.

Read the Italian’s review: “http://www.amazon.it/product-reviews/B00BL0DRA8/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1”

This story is inspired by Science Fiction author Richard Matheson, Philip K. Dick, etc..

Now on Amazon in English, at the lowest price!

Buy now!



Runalli-4: A Short Story

by Roland Byrd

Imagine meeting your perfect match moments before she vanishes.

Imagine a planet invaded by a species indifferent to its plight. A planet with a dark secret, that’s far from helpless.

Imagine stepping through a liquid-silver surface to emerge in an icy rush on a planet that’s light-years away.

Imagine your quest through space and time as you seek answers to the questions that haunt you.

Welcome to Runalli-4.

Roland Byrd’s first love was Science Fiction and Fantasy. He started writing at 12 years old and has written over 50 short stories plus most of 2 novels (that he’s finishing as soon as he’s done with his current writing projects.)

The short story, Runalli-4 is the first work of Science Fiction that Roland is offering to the public. Its grand scope and theme hearkens to stories from the golden age of fiction. Vivid language and imagery draw you in and propel you through the pages.

Enjoy the ride.

And remember to stay on the lookout for more Science Fiction and Fantasy stories from Roland Byrd!



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