Free science fiction Kindle books for 29 Nov 15

eHuman Deception (The eHuman Trilogy Book 2)

by Nicole Sallak Anderson

The Great Shift is coming…are you ready to Jump?

With Edgar Prince and the one world government imprisoned in limbo for the next one hundred years, a new Golden Age of eHumanity has begun. Evelyn Prince, the creator or Neuro and Edgar’s daughter, joins Origen and the rebels to build a new world–where eHumanity will finally be free to live up to its potential. Adam and Dawn celebrate this victory in their own way, by setting out on a quest to find evidence that carbon-based humans might have survived the Great Shift.

The new leadership soon discovers that a free and open society means different things to different people–and that Neuro itself has its own agenda. When eHumans begin to die after plugging in to recharge, and Dawn goes missing while on her mission, Adam and Evelyn sense their father closing in on them from every side, and Origen knows that the game is up.

But Edgar Prince isn’t the only one with many plans.



Tipping Point

by Rain Stickland

Mackenzie knew the power grid was going down. She was warned. So she spent years coming up with a way to survive and protect her daughter at the same time. When major cities start going dark, and supply lines to millions of people are cut, Mackenzie is suddenly faced with an entire litany of situations she wasn’t expecting, and isn’t prepared for.



[Corentine]

by James B. Willard

Though they’ll try to mimic what we are, in the core of our souls, writing our very memories for us, they will never be able to replace the truth and the reality as it existed before they’ve tampered with it. They cannot write our histories for us, our very thoughts, feelings, emotions, and actions. There will be no questions. We’ll always know the difference between the real and the imagined.

Attributed to a skeptic (In reaction to the initial press release issued by Synchro Systems about their Synchronicity Drive treatment tests)

What if the greatest love of your life never existed?

What if they did, but someone was trying to erase them from your memory?

When Corentine arrived, she couldn’t remember her past, and all I wanted to do was forget my own. We fell in love, traveled the world, and started a life together. I never wanted it to end.

… and then she vanished.

I knew that she’d been visiting with a doctor who specialized in memory disorders and that he worked for a company called Synchro Systems, but the company was under federal investigation after several volunteer patients had died undergoing experimental, cutting edge treatments, so finding information about Corentine’s case was difficult, to say the least.

This is the story of my journey to discover what happened to Corentine.

Foreword:

[Corentine]’s first incarnation (as the Origami Shadows website) was designed to illustrate an idea introduced in the narrative – that the mind can process seemingly unrelated, disorganized information into a general understanding of events that occurred in the story. The passages of the narrative were broken into small pieces, scattered across several hundred web pages, and presented in various formats – some were written with invisible text, some sections were hidden in image descriptors on pages, some sections of the stories were converted to binary or hexadecimal code, and so on. The site was designed as an expanding web of unmarked links; the page names were chosen to help reinforce or introduce ideas that the narrator was experiencing. I composed and published music (as Brokenkites) to accompany the reading of the material; track names matched up with page names in the site and were intended to expand the experience of the story by incorporating multiple types of media into the whole work. Some of those page ideas have been retained in the Supplemental Materials Section of the text.

Origami Shadows was a puzzle that the reader had to reassemble in order to see the complete picture, just as the characters in the work were attempting to recompile their own disparate ideas about what they remembered as the truth. I’d been fascinated with the idea that you could take a book, tear every page out of it, read the pages in any random order, and at the end, you’d still have a good understanding of what the book was about. While you may have a slightly different perception of the story than someone who read the work in its original format, I love the idea that your own perception and the blanks that your unique imagination fills in for you are what makes the story complete. Isn’t every story unique from reader to reader based on how the individual imagines it to be and how their own perspective colors the work, filling out the details with the things that they’ve imagined as they play out the narrative in their mind?

[Corentine] is the original story presented in a more congruous format while still retaining the elements introduced in its incarnation as a website.

If you enjoy the story, please share it with a friend!



Ancient Lies

by E. Nicolson

An old man hobbles an escape from the murderous rampage of alien enemies. A young girl fights against tradition and custom. A middle aged English Literature professor faces life’s many changes and injustices. Three people; three times; three planets, yet all are entwined through a universal law of connection and Ancient Lies.



Profundum: The Beginning of the Unity Fall

by L. Thomas Ransdell

To Jared North the galaxy is a prison. His superiors in the Andromeda Gain corporation are his chief tormentors. After years of wandering space, stealing worlds for the benefit of the corporation, North is stripped of all hope that he will ever return to his home. When he is ordered to secure an important water planet for Andromeda Gain, North finds himself powerless as events unfold that will not only change him and all those around him, but also begin the collapse of the galactic order.



The Oilman’s Daughter

by Allison M. Dickson

1907: A world of steam and steel, of brass and bravery. Spaceships ply the lanes above the Earth, running on coke furnaces and a prayer, while the atomic-powered Circumferential Rail runs the route between Paris, France, and Houston, Texas. Where there is cargo, and passengers of means, pirates soon follow, and this is how Jonathan Orbital, heir to the Circumferential Rail finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy surrounding a kidnapped French woman with a valuable secret.

Enter the roguish space pirate Phinneas Greaves, who kidnaps the beautiful and intelligent Cecilie Renault off the Circumferential Rail in order to deliver her father’s research to the highest bidder. The smitten Jonathan will stop at nothing to rescue her, but both men soon learn the global implications of the woman’s knowledge, and they are forced to wage harrowing battles across the Big Black of space and the dusty landscapes of the American West, with the only certainty being that those who want to exploit this revolutionary technology will stop at nothing to acquire it.

The Oilman’s Daughter is a rollicking steampunk collaboration representing the best of authors Ian Thomas Healy (Just Cause Universe) and Allison M. Dickson (Strings, Colt Coltrane).



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