Free science fiction Kindle books for 25 Feb 15

The American Mandarin

by M. Eugene Smith

A wife is killed and a husband critically wounded in the Boston Marathon bombing – it was an act of terrorism – but was it also an assassination attempt?

This tragedy initiates a chain of events that tie past to future and forces into the open revelations of a life lived in secret. The story goes back to 1989 when, in partnership with rogue elements in the Chinese government, a young American businessman was kidnapped by the largest and most ambitious Triad in China, the Sun Ye On. The Chinese government wants him for his DNA – but the head of the SYO Triad wants him for a slightly different reason. One man’s unique genetic makeup holds the key to advanced weapons, assassination tools and genetic poisons.

The American Mandarin is the first book in the thirty year story of Michael Scott and his family. It is the story of domestic and international political intrigue, espionage, genetic manipulation, the science of epigenetics (genetic memory) and how Michael, his wife Catherine (a federal prosecutor) and their unsuspecting family gets caught in the middle of a generational battle between two superpowers and their proxies.

Lee Marvin and the Long Night: A Short Story by Nick Cole

by Nick Cole

“Someone once let me have it straight…” begins small time private eye Lee Marvin in this short SciFi Noir night journey through someone’s vision of a past that never was. Twists, turns, Henry the Eighth and a murderous shoe clerk named Norton Morris stop at nothing to wreck the universe by using a down and out knight in dirty armor to escape reality. A dame with silver eyes and a legendary gun that might be the future’s Excalibur won’t be enough to make the sun rise over Bay City in the morning unless Lee Marvin plays all his cards just right. The Matrix meets The Maltese Falcon in this fun romp through the gritty side of a dream.

The Pattern Ship (The Pattern Universe Book 1)

by Tobias Roote

Buried in an ancient marsh a heavy storm starts a chain reaction that results in the release of a spaceship packed with amazing technology. Earth is given a helping hand to advance itself, but the alien ship has plans of its own providing a backdrop for a fast-paced space opera.

Meanwhile, the Nubl, a warring race of artificial ‘hive’ intelligence has heard of the planet and its biological sentience and prepares to eradicate them. Can Earth develop the technology to defend themselves before its too late.

The Pattern Ship is the first of four books, each one a complete story. Book two, ‘POD’, is also out and available on Amazon. ‘The Nubl Wars’ is due to be published Summer 2014. With the fourth book ‘Deliverance’ in Autumn 2014.

Beginnings: 2984 chapter 1

by Gerrit Hansen

Has earth’s Sea-dweller resistance won its first global champion? The dominant Land-walker race has been trying to stamp out the genetically engineered people they created centuries earlier. Two members of the underdog race, unable to have children, emerge from hiding and cross over to the Land-walkers in order to receive fertility treatment. The results are catastrophic, but for whom?

The Black Ships

by A.G. Claymore

First in the Black Ships Series

Our planet was just one small island in the midst of a vast, empty sea. For millennia, its inhabitants thought they were alone – until they took their first tentative steps out of the cradle. As the nations of Earth struggle to establish a fragile colony on the surface of Mars, they suddenly lose all contact with their settlers.

In the days that follow, it becomes abundantly clear that humans are not the only ones intent on exploiting the resources of the solar archipelago. In a desperate bid for freedom, Humanity must undergo social and economic changes on a scale previously unheard of.

In the midst of growing turmoil, the struggle to build an effective defense leads the species to a turning point. The smallest of chances may determine the difference between freedom or eternal subjugation.

(Approx 99,000 words)

The Bionics (The Bionics Novels Book 1)

by Alicia Michaels

All Blythe Sol ever wanted was to be a normal girl. Yet, her dreams of following in her father’s footsteps by joining the military after graduation are crushed when nuclear war comes to the United States in the year 4006. Tens of thousands are killed in a series of attacks on many major cities, while thousands more are left injured from the devastation of the blasts, or terminally ill from the effects of radiation.

When the government offers the sick and injured a second chance as part of the Restoration Project, how could they refuse? Hoping to put her life back together after the blasts take both her arm and her eye, Blythe enrolls in the program filled with hope. She never expects that the bionic additions will change her life so drastically. When it is discovered that those outfitted with the robotic parts have become enhanced beyond the limits of ordinary human ability, normal can never exist for her again.

The Bionics become targets of the government, as fear of them spreads across the nation, further enflamed by media propaganda and political conspiracy. Forced to go into hiding or face execution, society’s outcasts band together to form the Restoration Resistanceâ??an underground rebellion which Blythe becomes a part of in order to survive. She could never imagine that joining them would thrust her at the forefront of an imminent revolution, or that it would put her in a confusing tug-of-war between two of her fellow soldiersâ??Gage Bronson, the mysterious new addition to the Resistance, and Dax Janner, her best friend. Even though Gage is rapidly capturing her heart, she is forced to face the possibility that her feelings for Dax might just go beyond friendship. However, with impending war and the threat of death hanging over her head, Blythe hardly has time to worry about anything as trivial as a love life…

Darkness Ahead: Part 1

by Lijah Phoenix

The old world is gone. A darker one has taken its place. Here in this wasteland of desolation and torment, Mason, a survivor of the apocalypse, ventures to hope for something better. His father spoke of a place that survived, a place where mankind still lives, shielded from the outside world. Mason travels the endless road in hopes of finding this place. He marches on undaunted, and when his family is killed, his only companions are the creatures that attack in the night.Will Mason ever reach an end? And will that end be better or worse than where he is now? 
“The corroded road swept below me, and the darkness dredged on. They said it would be better here. They said that the road would end, and that it would end in a place better than where it started. I was eight years old then. I had a family then. Now, I have grown. The years have waged on, each one darker than the last. Both sky and hope–darker than they once were.”

Emergence: A Superhuman Detective Novella (The Darby Shaw Chronicles Book 1)

by Liberty Speidel

Breaking News: New superhero found, capable of raising the dead!

Officer Darby Shaw, Kansas City Bendex Police Department, is a good cop. Reliable, mostly level-headed, she’s the backup everyone wants. But she longs to be a detective. While she waits for her exam results, Officer Shaw arrives at the scene of what should be a domestic disturbance. Instead, she finds the common law wife deadâ??and her killer husband not twenty feet away.

Taking the suspect into custody turns into a life and death struggle for Darby, and for the dead woman who returns to life with no apparent explanation other than Darby’s touch. Sequestered in a hospital room, cut-off from colleagues, friends, and family, Darby learns that several government agencies are vying to take her into custody.

Can Darby fight the law she’s devoted her life to when it’s her freedom on the line? But the bigger question hanging over her head: Can she resurrect the dead again?

The Founders Gifts: The Symbiotic Sword

by Drayton Alan

Dalt has found an ancient sword and the nanite technology from it has infected him. Now Dalt hears and sees the images of people from an earlier time. These are not mere recordings of the founders of his world but virtual humans stored in a nanite matrix now interfaced to his brain. These founders tell him the truth of his world, an uncomfortable truth.

From the viewpoint of those founders, his world is a backwards place. It’s a place where using unapproved technology means punishment by the Luddite Purist’s who control his world. Can technology help his people have a better life and really improve his world, or will its storehouse of information corrupt and pollute it? The inner dialog of this young man with the very ones who changed the world provides him answers for his future, but at the same time, he discovers disturbing questions about the past.

He realizes he must search for the wisdom he needs to find the answers. It’s while searching for these answers he meets someone who has beauty, power and privilege, yet secrets of her own. What will he do when she discovers his secret?

World Glimpses: Parasite (Parasite Publications Short Stories Book 1)

by Sara King

PARASITE PUBLICATIONS – WORLD GLIMPSES is a collection of three of Sara King’s masterful short stories, giving you a look into two of her stunning new worlds. In Planetside and Opening Night at the Naturals Preserve, you get to look into her upcoming new world of After Earth. In Parasite, for which this edition is titled, you have the chance to read into some of the background and history of one of the brilliant characters from Sara’s Millennium Potion series, of which you can find the first novel, Wings of Retribution, right here on Amazon!

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