Free science fiction Kindle books for 10 Aug 16

Outsystem: A Military Science Fiction Space Opera Epic: Aeon 14 (The Intrepid Saga)

by M. D. Cooper

In the spirit of great Space Opera by Peter F Hamilton, Jack Campbell, and Larry Niven comes Aeon 14. If you love strong heroines like Kris Longknife, then you’re going to love Tanis Richards.

Major Richards needs to get out of the Sol System

Demoted by the military and hung out to dry, the media labels her the Butcher of Toro. Despite her soiled record, Tanis still one of the best military counter-insurgency officers in the Terran Space Force.

And they need her to find the terrorists responsible for trying to destroy the GSS Intrepid, a massive interstellar colony ship in the final phases of construction at the Mars Outer Shipyards.

It’ll be her ticket out of the Sol system, but Tanis discovers she is up against more than mercenaries and assassins. Major corporations and governments have a vested interest in ensuring the Intrepid never leaves Sol, ultimately pitting Tanis against factions inside her own military.

With few friends left, Tanis will need to fight for her life to get outsystem.

Categories include: space opera ebook series, space opera military fiction, space opera military fiction adventure, space opera novels, space opera action adventure series, military science fiction series, colonization science fiction, science fiction AI, Space Marines



Beneath the Flesh: They kept all the demons out … except one

by Alex Kings

It’s inside the walls

Three years ago the world ended.

The survivors saw their loved ones eaten or transformed into creatures worse than anything they could imagine. But they kept going. They built compounds, surrounded by twelve-foot-high walls to keep the demons out.

It’s inside YOU

But now, in Paradise Compound, something got inside. Inside the walls. Inside the body of Jessica Monet. It’s growing.

Only two other people know about it: Her boyfriend, and her doctor. If anyone else finds out, they’ll kill her.

And the only way to get it out â?¦ lies in the demon-infested city outside the walls of the Paradise Compound.

*

The first book in the Beneath the Flesh series.

This is a novella of 22,000 words.



Paradise 10K

by Shane Gregory

Ten years into the zombie apocalypse, ragged survivors compete in an annual race to determine who is worthy to live a life of peace and abundance on Paradise Island.

Theodore Klugman, a veteran of the initial zombie war and an amputee, secures a spot in the race and must run more than six miles through a city infested with the undead to reach a waiting helicopter.

This is a novelette. Approximately 10,000 words.



Trapped: Chaos Core Book 1

by Randolph Lalonde

While the artificial intelligences of the galaxy attempted to wipe out humanity, a designer slave, Aspen, escaped into the underworld. Some time later, mankind is slowly regaining control, destroying artificial intelligences by any means but leaving a chaotic, lawless galaxy behind as a result. Aspen has found a new home with the crew of the Cool Angel, a mercenary ship, unaware that she will soon be back in the hands of her old masters and will have to fight for her freedom all over again.

From the author of the best selling Spinward Fringe series, this new novella promises adventure, drama and space with swagger!



Schlock! Webzine Vol. 10, Issue 5

by Joseph J Patchen

This week, in a story by Joseph Patchen, one man awakens to a new view of the world. Meanwhile, Illara is on the run from Earth Space Forces. In another story from Steve Laker, Mr Fry learns to talk to animals. A liar and fantasist finally faces up to painful reality in a new tale from Konstantine Paradias. Property ownership proves to have serious disadvantages in Paul Lubaczewski’s Nine Tenths. And an air crash over the Congo leads to an even more terrifying adventure, courtesy of Zahid Zaman.

The ghosts of ancient Rome return to haunt Nightingale in John Buchan’s horror classic, The Wind in the Portico. The crew of the Nautilus encounter the terrible giant octopus. And in The String of Pearls, a lost dog trails his missing master back to Sweeney Todd’s barbershop.



Encounter at Shalana

by Angelia Almos

Space pirate Captain Kristy Ryan grew up the only daughter of a notorious privateer in the Border Planet Region. She learned her trade the hard way – there were no free rides on her father’s ship.

Now, she has her own ship, the Unicorn, and successfully works in the shadows, the fringes of legitimate trade. Her life is just how she wants it even on those days when her pilot and lover, Andrew Bennet, drives her crazy.

But an unexpected visit from the Military Space Alliance changes everything. Her father disappeared while working a dangerous mission for the MSA. Now, she’s being blackmailed into finishing his mission.

Previously published under the title SPECTORS.



Wanted Renegade

by RJ Henry

Marcel Johnston, obeying the orders given to him by Agent Brinks and her partner Agent Carlson, rushes to complete Project Fledge. After he becomes successful in his third attempt at creating a Cure for Being Human Virus, also known as Fledge, Calista becomes fully aware of its effects. However, this opportunity comes with the price of a continuous hunger that grows in demand. She runs away in fear, unintentionally spawning a new breed. It is just part one in Agent Brinks’ ultimate plan for the entire civilization.

Emily, a dear friend, is followed by her past. The truth is revealed, yet her fears come true. She finds out, later, that her ex is Agent Brinks’ other partner. And she doesn’t hesitate to give him what he deserves.

Suspenseful, thrilling, and exhilarating on each turn of the page, Wanted Renegade captures the harsh reality about the world we live in. To fight, or to flee? The choice will affect us all. But, when faced with extinction, who is brave enough to stand against it all?



Pregnant With A Monster

by K. Anderson Yancy

A doctor having noticed that most people substantially stop learning at a point though they have the capability to learn more, suspect there’s a gene, an IG, Intelligence Governor, which governs the point at which a person stops learning. He locates and removes it from an embryo and then implants the child in a surrogate mother. The resulting child is more than he or anyone could have ever imagined.



America’s Galactic Foreign Legion – Book 20: Time Machine

by Walter Knight

In the twentieth installment of this preposterous science fiction series, Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and Major (or is it General?) Manny Lopez guard the time machine recovered from an earlier altercation with a now-defunct alien species. Perhaps â??guard’ is a loose interpretation of what is done with the time machine. The CIA, intent on changing the future by visiting the past, launches a mission to remold history. Meanwhile, Czerinski is tasked with overseeing the ratings-rich use of the time machine to observe historical events via drones sent back in time for â??live’ broadcasts.

Of course, anything that can go wrong does, and Czerinski finds himself battling time paradoxes, Lopez’s evil time-twin from the future, and his own greed in an attempt to keep the time-space continuum in balance. The Arthropodan spider commander is pulled into the fray when Czerinski, while remotely observing Jesus’ crucifixion in the past, accidently transports the revered prophet to the future – and all Hell breaks loose. It will take nothing short of a miracle to fix this mess, but with Jesus now inducted into the Legion, courtesy of a sneaky ATM, maybe God will have to step in and take charge.

Whatever happens, the laughs are sure to keep coming.



Fantasia Divinity Magazine: Issue 1, August 2016

by Cathleen Townsend

In this first issue of Fantasia Divinity Magazine, we feature five stories by very talented writers.

First, in “Millions of Suns Left” by Evan Henry, you will embark on a dangerous intergalactic mission to find a mysterious object that can save Earth from invaders.

Next we have “Man from Oyon” by CB Droege, a flash piece where a mirror that is supposed to allow you talk to the dead ends up having a different ability.

In “After the Crash” by John Grey, the survivors of a fatal car crash move out into the woods to try and heal their broken minds and spirits, when things start going wrong.

“Unicorn” by Cathleen Townsend presents a unique approach to the unicorn mythos, by exploring exactly what an ailing unicorn must do to keep their immortality.

Finally, in “Flowers in the Pyramid” by Bartholomew Klick, a young girl becomes a reluctant guide to a man whose future depends on a mysterious discovery buried deep in the forest.



Journey to Metsvár (Taiju and Mackie Book 1)

by Sarah Bell

When the village elder needs a letter delivered urgently to the city of Metsvár, two young boys are selected for the task. Taiju is a mute, and Mackie is arguably an idiot. With two hundred miles between their home village and the capital city, their path takes them through lands infested by the dread Gyík Hei-Vér and the odds are heavily stacked against them.

Taiju is smart. He knows how to survive. But can he manage to get himself and Mackie to Metsvár City alive and in one piece in order to deliver the message that has taken them so far from home?



The Fated Sky: Transgressor Trilogy Book One (Fortune’s Fools 1)

by E M Swift-Hook

One man’s fight against fate shapes the destiny of an entire world.

Caer’s breath hissed between his teeth. For some reason he had assumed that offworlders would be frail, with weak, puny bodies. From all he had heard they were feeble, using machines they had invented to do the work of their muscles. But this one was strong and his body was built like any ordinary man. His flesh carried several old scars and his muscles were clean and compact beneath the skin. The thought struck him that this man would fetch a fortune in the Alfor slave pens. The castellans would be scrambling over each other to purchase something so rare and exotic as a genuine offworlder.
“See, he is a fighter, Captain. This and this – they were made by blades,” Zarul said, pointing at the scars. Caer nodded.
“Well, if he lives, perhaps we shall find out what kind of fighter he is, this man from the stars.”

Temsevar is an insignificant Periphery world on the very fringes of galactic civilisation. Settled long before the rise of faster-than-light technologies and left isolated for hundreds of years, its population have degenerated into the barbarism of a medieval culture. This primitive world has nothing the wealthy planets of the Coalition could want, until it becomes unwitting host to one of their most dangerous enemies – Avilon Revid.

From the moment he wakes up in the caravan of the merchant-princess Alexa the Fair, Avilon has to fight simply to survive in a world where he is seen as alien and dangerous. It is a battle to obtain his freedom,that pushes his skills and resources to the limit,so he can find a way off-planet before his enemies in the Coalition track him down.

But Temsevar has its own brutal conflicts being played out against the backdrop of its harsh and unforgiving climate. The society is dominated by a ruthless Warlord, intent on subduing the entire continent to his will and whose brilliant general – Jariq Zarengor – has earned a reputation for callous bloodshed. And then there is the enigmatic Durban Chola, trading information to whoever pays him for it, while playing his own, highly dangerous, game with fate.

The Fated Sky is the first volume in a new series of character driven books, which combine the action and space opera of science-fiction classics with the intrigue and political duplicity of the fantasy and historical genres. If ‘Game of Thrones’ met ‘Star Wars’ – this is what their progeny might look like.

The series continues with :

Transgressor – Book Two: Times of Change
Fate has left Jaelya Roussal as Regent of Harkera, at the most troubled time in its history. The Warlord Qabal Vyazin has set his sights on seizing the country and making it part of his powerful, barbaric empire, and he would crush the stirrings of a more progressive and compassionate way of life that the nation has embraced. Harkera is also home to a powerful secret which could affect the fate of all the Coalition worlds. Jaelya needs the help of every friend she can find to keep her daughter’s kingdom safe. But first she has to decide if she can trust those who offer to help her protect Harkera – or risk losing everything to betrayal.

Transgressor – Book 3: Dues of Blood
The Sabre is the most famous of the gladiatorial fighters in the Arena of Alfor. He knows how to face any opponent on the sand and has defeated them all in the blood-games patronised by the wealthy elite of medieval Temsevar. But the Warlord Qabal Vyazin has decreed the arena is to become a means of political execution and even the Sabre will have to struggle to survive. As the action on Temsevar moves to the end-game, those caught up in events find themselves polarised and choosing sides, unsure of where the dagger of betrayal may hide. But offworld influences are reaching into the planet’s affairs and Temsevar itself could fall under threat from the Coalition.



Got a new Kindle or know someone who has? Check out the ultimate guide to finding free books for your Kindle. Also available in the UK.