Free science fiction Kindle books for 31 Dec 13

Under Vanishing Skies

by G.S. Fields

Hell is Different for Everyone

For Aron Atherton, hell is a small tropical island with white sand beaches surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean.

Trapped in Maldives after a massive solar event kills his family and nearly wipes out the human race, Aron plans to fish and drink until the apocalypse finally catches up with him. But when his best friend is murdered and he becomes the guardian of a ten year old boy, Aron’s plans fizzle away like the vanishing skies above him.

Drawn into a struggle that will decide who leaves the dying planet and who stays behind, Aron tries to escape the vortex of political corruption that has engulfed him. But when he uncovers a plot that threatens mankind’s last hope for survival, Aron must stay alive long enough to stop them.

Ë?Ë?Ë? “A startling sci-fi examination of humanity’s capacity for cruelty in a remarkable dystopian setting.” -Kirkus Reviews

“Fields’ post-apocalyptic novel, set well into the 22nd century, reveals a grim but lucid glimpse of the future, and genre fans will appreciate its descriptions of ultramodern technology such as data mats (computers that can be folded and stuffed into a pocket) and helojumpers (“flying, glass-bottomed boats”). “

Ë?Ë?Ë? “”If you’re looking for a relaxing read about sparkling, angst-filled, teenage vampires, look elsewhere.” -KJarvius Goodreads.com

“Under Vanishing Skies (UVS) is a welcome addition to the science fiction/post apocalyptic/end of the world/dystopian genre. With pirates! “

Ë?Ë?Ë? “Mystery-suspense-intrigue-apocalyptic-scifi-with a hint of romance.” -The Reader’s Review – Chronicles of a Book Enthusiast

“I appreciated the realistic idea of rebuilding technology after an apocalypse. “

Buy someone you love the Apocalypse for Christmas!



Entropy

by Andrew Galvan

A seemingly normal human male has awakened in the degenerate era of the universe after being abandoned in prolonged stasis. During this time period, space has expanded so much that the natural processes that are responsible for creating new stars can no longer function. Thus, it is a cold and extremely dark universe with very little energy left; only dust and a few dying stars remain. He is taken on one of the last remaining space vessels where he meets the ship’s sentient A.I. and a single humanoid crewmate. Together they catalog and explore the remaining remnants floating in the void while at the same time dodging immortal cabals of ruthless alien raiders known only as ‘Pariahs’ that have had all sense of dignity and empathy erased and replaced with an obsession for surviving by any means possible. Unintentionally they find themselves on the verge of unlocking the most powerful secret of existence itself that could mean their salvation or terrible ruin if the Pariahan armada were to discover it first. 

This is a hard science fiction novel written densely with concepts of astrophysics, cosmology, biology, and genetics.  Filled with twists, turns, betrayal, and a pinch of awkward romance should keep the intelligent reader immersed and intrigued.  Word count is approx. 80k



Mad World: DESPERATION

by Samaire Provost

“Forget what you thought you knew about this story, because everything is about to change.

With Alyssa near death, Luke, Jacob and their companions make a desperate attempt to reach Boston with the final ingredient needed for the plague antidote. They must travel through the Canadian wilderness, some of the roughest country in North America. Along the way they are joined by new friends and old as they fight to reach their destination and save Alyssa. What they don’t know is that something is hunting them.

Something evil is lurking, waiting to strike when they least expect it.

After years of fighting courageously against the living plague, they’d thought they knew their enemy. They’d believed their wits, bravery and strength would be enough to win this fight against the threat that had overrun so much of the world they once knew. But they were wrong.

Now Luke, Risa, Jacob, DeAndre and Jonathan face their most dangerous trials yet as they battle the ever-present zombie threat, along with a new challenge they never saw coming. How many ways can this plague try to kill them? Find out, in the latest installment of the Mad World series.”



Borinspawn

by David Buck

Borinspawn is set four hundred years in the future and eight thousand light years from Earth. The story is of Remi Talonne’s journey to safety across the lethal wilderness of Borin. Remi has just survived a shuttle crash that has killed most of the crew and the passengers. He needs to help the other survivors to find safety at the fortified Halifax colony that was the shuttle’s original destination. Along the way Remi and the other survivors find ancient underground ruins that tell of earlier visitors to Borin. He also must survive the deadly life forms of the planet, especially the Basilisk.

Authors note: Revised 22nd March 2013.

Approx 66,800 Words
Standard price $2.99



SpaceGate: Deep Space Catastrophe

by Elaina Kuijpers

Earth 2099, the world is in a state of anarchy. Life on Earth is no longer sustainable and humankind is on the brink of extinction. However, a secret organization located in an underground facility in India have been working on a strategy to save the human race together in partnership with a former department of the commonwealth known as the Indian Space Program. The last hope for survival rests on an Earth like planet discovered deep within the galaxy. Unaware of the dangers that lay ahead the crew begins an exciting journey into the unknown. A chain of unforeseeable events forces the crew into a dangerous and unfamiliar galaxy. The only method for the crew to find their way back to Earth is to create the impossible.



Inside Out

by W.D. Page

Em Sharpe, raised in a Young Outsiders Facility, is released into a barren â??Outside’ world, away from the civilised â??Inside’. She meets a boy in the same situation and, by accident, make their way into the forbidden ‘Inside’. They come to meet a family who are willing to harbour the fugitives, but their kind act comes back to haunt them when the couple are identified. Now the only way to escape the fate that would await them when caught is to flee to the â??Outside’, but that presents a whole set of other dangers for them.



Tetragravitron: Captain Spycer #1

by J. D. Crayne

SAVING THE WORLD HAS NEVER BEEN SO MUCH FUN! J. D. Crayne’s bestselling science fiction romp is a rollicking and hilarious space adventure that pays unabashed homage to science fiction greats of the past. Here is a book with touches of Terry Prachett’s Diskworld, E. E. Smith’s Lensmen, and Jean-Claude Forest’s Barbarella. Tetragravotron is classic interstellar adventure, with a bit of a feminist twist, and its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. The Earth hovers on the brink of destruction as black robed Phanot, evil ruler of an alien empire, aims an artificial quasar at the solar system! The only person who can save the world from this horrific threat is gorgeous, red-headed, emerald-eyed Captain Spycer of the Command Fleet. Accompanied by her trusty companions — Peter, a pain-in-the-rear robot, Colonel Krabchake, a scaly red alien with attitude, and the pickled head of her astrophysics teacher, plus a naive little anthropologist named Brian — Captain Spycer must rocket straight into the enemy’s clutches and allow herself to be captured, in hopes of discovering the secret of Phanot’s awesome weapon. Taken prisoner, she and her dauntless crew find they face the threat, not only of the cruel, despotic Phanot, but of his suave nephew, Prince Agramon, a man with wide-ranging interests — from hunting the local aborigines to designs on Captain Spycer’s virtue — and his sister, Princess Carnadine, a sultry, white-haired, ruby-eyed beauty with taste for naive little virgins like Brian, and the hot irons to brand them with! If Captain Spycer and her crew survive these perils, they still have to find Phanot’s weapon, the mysterious tetragravitron, an ancient device of unspeakable power that lies hidden away in the depths beneath his great citadel. With time running out and the fate of the solar system hanging by a thread, our courageous heroine finds herself helpless behind dungeon walls. Can Captain Spycer and her companions escape from the Phanot’s prison in time to thwart his fiendish plot and save the Earth? Can the gentle six-legged hargs save themselves and their world from the Phanot’s retribution? And, will innocent young Brian ever understand the words to that indelicate song the pickled head was singing? Follow the pulse-pounding, comical, and always bizarre adventures of Captain Spycer’s determined but motley crew as they do their level best to save civilization from destruction!



Bangkok 2032 – a short story from the ‘Squad B’ Archives. (The Squad B Archives)

by C P Sennett

Who’s the target?

Jack is a highly skilled operative with morals, hard to find in 2032 but when he takes on a contract with an unknown target, from a new client, things go wrong.

Bangkok is no place to be, especially when you’re trying to save the person you were paid to kill. Thankfully Jack is one of the fastest in the business but is he fast enough?

The Squad B Archives: The Archives are a collection of short stories set in 2032. Squad B are a group of individuals who work together in high level espionage, assassination, corporate and political affairs for their elusive employer.

A mysterious Frenchman and the owner of a business that doesn’t legally exist provides the missions for the group and each is now expecting his call.



Clairvoyance in Real Time

by Denham Bradley Cooper

“Google Earth is so yesterday…you need to check out Lyfcam” Lorelei informs her friend Anna over coffee. Lyfcam is the latest in online global mapping. Users are encouraged to install Lyfcam hardware on their vehicles. Before long, every second person has an orb shaped webcam mounted to the top of their car.

Anna is an unashamed technophobe. She has an ancient cell phone, an obsolete PC, and wouldn’t be able to download an mp3 track or an e-book if her life depended on it. When Lorelei introduces her to Lyfcam, Anna is unable to shake the feeling that something is horribly wrong with the latest innovation in online mapping. Soon Lyfcam begins to show her things that she doesn’t want to see. Things that will terrify Anna and Lorelei. Things that are best left unknown…

Clairvoyance in Real Time is a chilling parable about technology left unchecked, and the terrifying consequences of becoming too advanced for our own good.



Cluster

by Rider England

The earth is a snowy wasteland, civilization reduced to surviving in a huddle of buildings known as The Cluster.

Steven Novak works on Maintenance Team 326 with his partner Simms. When they are drafted by the military to work at the secret, abandoned Outpost 13, Novak is confronted with a reality that shatters his world.

Experiencing the memories of an army Captain that have been injected into his body using nano technology, Novak learns of a danger that could mean the destruction of mankind.

Joining forces with a team of outlawed Anachronists, he must resurrect a centuries-old military project and fight for Earth.
Cluster is a 15,000 word novelette that begins the military science fiction Cluster series. 



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