Free science fiction Kindle books for 30 Nov 15

AMONG WOLVES: Book 1 in the Children Of The Mountain series

by R.A. Hakok

It has been ten years since the Last Day, and the Juvies huddle inside the mountain, waiting for the world to thaw. But outside the storms still rage, and supplies are running low. Kane says they are the Chosen Ones, but sixteen-year-old Gabriel isn’t so sure.

Then while out scavenging Gabriel finds a bloodstained map. The blood’s not a problem, nor are the frozen remains of the person it once belonged to; there’s far worse to be found in any Walmart or Piggly Wiggly you care to wander into. Except this one he recognizes. It shouldn’t be here. Now all Gabriel can think of is how he’s going to get back to Eden and let Kane know what he’s found.

But Gabriel’s troubles are only just beginning. For things are not as they seem in Eden, and soon he will face a much larger problem: how to get Mags and the other Juvies out.

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Tags: Post Apocalyptic Thriller, Dystopian Thriller, Survival Fiction



Division Zero

by Matthew S. Cox

Most cops get to deal with living criminals, but Agent Kirsten Wren is not most cops.

A gifted psionic with a troubled past, Kirsten possesses a rare combination of abilities that give her a powerful weapon against spirits. In 2418, rampant violence and corporate warfare have left no shortage of angry wraiths in West City. Most exist as little more than fleeting shadows and eerie whispers in the darkness.

Kirsten is shunned by a society that does not understand psionics, feared by those who know what she can do, and alone in a city of millions. Every so often, when a wraith gathers enough strength to become a threat to the living, these same people rely on her to stop it.

Unexplained killings by human-like androids known as dolls leave the Division One police baffled, causing them to punt the case to Division Zero. Kirsten, along with her partner Dorian, wind up in the crosshairs of corporate assassins as they attempt to find out who – or what – is behind the random murders before more people die.

She tries to hold on to the belief that no one is beyond redemption as she pursues a killer desperate to claim at least one more innocent soul – that might just be hers.



Life (Citizens of Logan Pond Book 1)

by Rebecca Belliston

Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.
Two people.
One future.

The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworth struggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people, and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.

Greg sets to work devising systems to protect the clan from the new regime, but it doesn’t take long to realize the true reason behind their safety. Patrolman Simmons has fallen for Carrie. When a government raid nearly wipes out their clan, Greg takes it upon himself to give the socially-awkward patrolman what he wants. Only Carrie doesn’t like Greg throwing her in Simmons’ path, especially when Greg’s brusque exterior melts, and she catches a glimpse of the real man underneath. Carrie is forced to choose: follow her heart or save her clan.

Life won’t let her choose both.
CITIZENS OF LOGAN POND (Life, Liberty, The Pursuit) is a dystopian romance trilogy set in the not-too-distant future. 



Prophet of the Badlands (The Awakened Book 1)

by Matthew S. Cox

For most twelve year olds, being kidnapped is terrifying. For Althea, it’s just Tuesday.

Her power to heal the wounded and cleanse the sick makes her a hunted commodity in the Badlands, a place devoid of technology where the strong write the law in blood. For as long as she can remember, they always come, they always take her, and she lets them. Passed around in an endless series of abductions, she obeys without questionâ??mending those who killed to own her.

After three whole months in the same village, the affection of a young warrior makes her feel almost like a member of the tribe rather than a captive. Her brief joy shatters when raiders seize her yet again; for the first time in six years, being stolen hurts.

A reluctant escape sends her wandering, and she realizes her gift is a prize that causes as much death as it prevents. Her attempt to return to the tribe leaves her lost and alone, hounded at every turn. When a family who sees her not as the Prophetâ??but as a little girlâ??takes her in, she finds the courage to use her power to protect those she loves.

A strange man from a world beyond her imagining tests her newfound resolve, seeking to use her power to further his own agenda. Tired of being property, her freedom boils down to one question:

Can Althea balance the sanctity with which she holds all life against the miserable truth that some people deserve to die?



Reconfigure

by Epredator

Reached the top 100, as high as 52 in general science fiction, and went to number 2 in its sci-fi genre on Amazon.

Roisin Kincade is a young, talented, full stack techie. Her mind is full of thoughts, ideas, film quotes and analogies. She knows and understands Flow, allowing herself to be in the zone when coding. That takes it out of her. Dropping out of Flow, as she did that night, means inattention. She is not a great fan of command lines, nor of systems admin, at the best of times.

Finishing a long coding session she just had to do some minor file system tidying up. We have all done it, typed the wrong thing into the wrong window, deleted the wrong file, messaged the wrong person. This time she typed a Linux command in the wrong place. She missed the terminal window and managed to Tweet the World instead. She expected the public ridicule, the trolls and the bot responses, but she did not expect an automated Direct Message. Neither did she expect to spend the next few days using a game engine to help her talk to a new system. It seemed like she was hacking an old school text adventure game, by invitation, but it was much more! A world of Fractal Iterations, Quantum Computing and strange side effects opened up. It appeared to offer a programming interface to everything around her.

Reconfiguring anything in the real world might attract some attention? It might attract attention from parties more interested in controlling the World themselves? She didn’t know who they were, she had never heard of them. The corporate cartels have the world pretty much to themselves. They exist above governments and security agencies. She knew they dodged taxes but she didn’t know they watched everything everywhere. She didn’t know they kept an eye out for such things, such anomalies.

A late night Tweet led her to be able to do things for real she had only done in game code and virtual worlds. Now she was alone, off the grid, with no signal. She had a plan, but it might, like those hated command line interfaces, be terminal!



Journey to the Center of the Earth

by Jules Verne

Jules Verne (1828-1905) is one of the most recognizable names in Western literature, coming to be known as one of the Fathers of Science-Fiction. Although he studied to be a lawyer and held stock trading jobs, he quickly learned that he had a knack for weaving adventurous stories of travels and expeditions. It didn’t hurt that one of his teachers may have been inventor Brutus de Villeroi, who created the first submarine for the U.S. Navy. Verne wrote about air travel and space travel 50 years before either was possible. 

One of his most famous works is A Journey to the Center of the Earth, a classic adventure novel published in 1864. The story involves a German Professor Von Hardwigg, who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Harry, and their guide Hans encounter many adventures on the journey, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards. One of Verne’s main ideas with his stories was also to educate readers as to the different kinds of extinct creatures throughout different geological ages, from ice ages to dinosaurs. It is one of Verne’s most acclaimed works, and Journey to the Center of the Earth continues to be a popular classic today.



Dreaming of Xeres (The Third War Book 1)

by Orion T. Hunter

Do you feel like you don’t belong here?

Maybe you don’t.

Maybe you reincarnated from another planet.

What would you do if one day you found out that your loved ones had once lived on another planet? That they lived entire lifetimes before reincarnating here?

Dr. Riley MacPherson faces that dilemma when Tessa, his girlfriend, reveals in a past life regression that she’s originally from another world. One with orange-colored trees with blue leaves. This sends him on a quest to uncover all he can about this other world, Xeres. Along the way, Riley discovers more people who remember lives on that other world, and some of them are dying.

Can Riley uncover their shared past before an ancient enemy destroys their future?



The Recombinant Theory

by John Yarrow

A scientist discovers a way to splice the DNA of one species into another. The CIA and KGB battle to secure this genetic breakthrough to create superhuman soldiers. Our protagonist, Dr. Jason Hoffman’s son suffers from a debilitating genetic disease, and Jason has to prove his theory now to save his boy. Jason alters the DNA schematics his own senses to that of a Wolf; however, there is an ill-fated side effect. The formula is like a cancer that destroys the molecular structure of his brain. Jason realizes he is going to die if he does not reverse his DNA code. Both governments use extortion and terrorist tactics to secure the genetic formula. Unable to trust anyone, Jason hides his work from everyone. In an attempt to steal the Recombinant Theory from the Americans, the KGB kidnaps Jason’s family, holding them hostage. With the CIA hell bent on capturing the doctor first, Jason must save his family and himself before the inevitable happens to him. This frantic race leads to a spellbinding finish as we discover who wins the Recombinant Theory.



City of Shadows: The Rubies of Master Lo

by Jack Conner

Anything can happen in the dystopian, steampunk -ish city of Lavorgna, a place of fog and shadows, where the undead stalk the night, mad scientists struggle for power and zeppelins soar through the skies overhead. All manner of otherworldly dangers wait for the unwary in Lavorgna, but sixteen-year-old Stevrin is anything but unwary.

A foul-mouthed orphan used to living by his wits, Stevrin is the leader of a gang of boys that poke into the dark corners of the city — for a profit. One day at Hang Tree Market, a man appears out of nowhere, on fire, and flies into a nearby building.

As soon as Stevrin finishes picking off the pieces, he is plunged into a nightmarish adventure of exotic intrigue, assassins, opium dens and monsters beyond his imagination. Bodies are turning up all over town, and if Stevrin doesn’t figure out what’s causing it and put stop to it, the whole world will suffer.

Join him in his latest adventure in “The Rubies of Master Lo”, a 14,000 + word novella.

Keywords: Steampunk, dark fantasy, fantasy adventure, dystopian, dystopian adventure, weird fiction, New Weird, mystery, noir, novella, short story



Black Hole: Colonization (Book Two) (Colonization Project 2)

by Scott McElhaney

Zane and Sarai had woken the rest of the ship’s crew and they were now ready to see where their long interstellar journey had taken themâ?¦

The tropical world known as Kepler Moon Alpha had beckoned mankind to come visit. It called for us to travel nearly twelve light years to explore its lush jungles and to relax on its white sandy beaches. Thousands of images sent from the robotic landers and the unmanned orbital probes fully prepared us for what awaited us in the Tau Ceti system. Thirty-two years later, the first colonization craft arrived and the crew quickly discovered that something had drastically changed. Kepler Moon Alpha was nothing like they expected and they hadn’t come prepared for such a place. The crew of the CP-4 had a decision to make, but the decision was pretty much already made for them. They didn’t have the fuel nor the supplies to return to Earth. They were going to have to somehow make this work.

Colonization Saga:

Kepler Moon Alpha (Book One)

Black Hole (Book Two)

The Gateway (Book Three)

Valhalla (Book Four)

Fossil (Book Five)

Editorial Reviews:

“McElhaney’s story telling is deft, well-paced, and with an ear for conversation” ~ Beacon Journal Book Review

“The author does a good job of sucking you into the moment and feeling as if you are the main character. The technology and scenarios are realistic enough for this sci fi fan and if you like a good storyteller Mr. McElhaney knows how to do it.” ~Top 50 Amazon Reviewer and Vine Voice Michael Gallagher

Brought to you by the author of the international bestselling novel “The Mystic Saga”. Scott McElhaney brought the concept of serial novels back to science fiction after the idea lie dormant for many decades. Why spend $9.99 on a novel only to discover after the first eighty pages that you really don’t like it? The 99-cent serial novel gives you a full 80-100 page story that in itself can stand alone. If you like it, you’ll find another 99-cent continuation within the next month. If you didn’t like it, you only wasted 99 cents. If you stick with the whole story, you won’t have spent more than $5.00 and hopefully you enjoyed it even more than those ten-dollar novels. The Mystic Saga started out as a serial novel and now you can buy the whole 550-page omnibus for $2.99. That’s the way we roll around here.

Over 250,000 copies of McElhaney’s book have been downloaded worldwide!



Tomorrow Is Another Day

by Tom Bruno

Imagine a world where it is September 10th, 2001 every day. David Nollett pretends to be a day trader in a futuristic theme park recreating pre-9/11 Manhattan, sleepwalking through his life until he meets Amber- a fellow employee of the Company portraying a hooker on 42nd Street. Or is she? “Tomorrow Is Another Day” is a 7,000-word short story about history, memory, and the importance of letting go.

This is a short story that I wrote several years ago- it was published in the literary ‘zine InkCollective (issue #4, 2007), and I’m now making it available as a Kindle edition. I think every writer who remembers the tragic events of 9/11 has tried to wrestle with the meaning of that dark day in some way. This was my attempt.



Red Scare (Red Scare series)

by Neil Herndon

Aliens have come to earth. They’ve invaded, and they’ve devastated. Moscow is gone. London is burning. Beijing, Paris, Tokyo, all broken. Every nation with the power to fight back was caught in a surprise attack that left them crippled. The invasion force has landed in America, and they’ve walked across the strongest military on the planet. Citizens scatter, fear taking over. The end of the world is seemingly upon them. A few college kids are left in the middle of everything, trying to find a way to survive. A way to move forward. A way to beat an enemy that’s apparently superior in every way.



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