Free science fiction Kindle books for 08 Feb 18

Dark Retreat (EMP Lodge Series Book 1)

by Grace Hamilton

Three months after life as she knows it was decimated, Megan Wolford has only one goal: protect her daughter, Caitlin, at any cost. When a mysterious illness strikes Caitlin down, Megan is forced to forage for medical supplies at a remote lodge. The last thing she wants is help from her fellow survivors when so many in her life have let her downâ??but soon she’ll find herself with no other option. â?©

Ex-Navy SEAL Wyatt Morris is doing everything he can to hold his family together after the tragic death of his prepper Dad, so when Megan enters their lands, he is mistrustful at first despite feeling drawn to her. He won’t turn away an ill child though–no matter how deadly the world has become. But the arrival of another stranger named Kyle soon gives them all a new reason to be suspicious. Wyatt knows he’ll have to forge alliances in order to keep his family safe, but trusting the wrong person could be a deadly mistake. â?©

When Megan and Wyatt discover her daughter’s illness may be linked to Kyle’s arrival, it sets off a race to discover the truth before it’s too late to save Caitlinâ??and the rest of the Morris clan. Can they work together for survival . . . and something more?â?©



Under a Tell-Tale Sky: After the EMP (Disruption Trilogy Book 1)

by R.E. McDermott

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A Desperate Journey In a World Gone Insane

When an EMP produced by a massive solar flare fries the electrical grid, Captain Jordan Hughes’ problems are just starting. Stranded far from home with a now-priceless cargo of fuel and a restless crew, Hughes weighs his options as violence worsens ashore and the world crumbles around the secure haven of his ship, the Pecos Trader.

â??Wait and see,’ isn’t an option. Hughes must get his ship and crew home — but FEMA arrives with other plans.

Resisting an increasingly corrupt and self-serving federal bureaucracy, Hughes leads a hastily formed and ragtag little band of sailors, preppers, and dissident military personnel on a desperate voyage to reunite them all with home and family – only to find their real journey is just beginning.

A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR

I’m a fan of post-apocalyptic fiction. As a kid I devoured classics like The Earth Abides and Alas, Babylon, and still enjoy a convincing, post-apocalyptic yarn. However, I never attempted to write one, because the key word is â??convincing,’ and I doubted my ability to convince readers to take that journey.

You see, my previous work is set in environments I know well and didn’t have to research much, but when research was needed, I was obsessive. Before I can convince you, I have to convince myself the scenarios I plot out are possible, and that requires a good command of the facts. Skeptic that I am, I wasn’t sure research would get me to that point in regard to ‘collapse’ scenarios. Boy, was I wrong!

I found credible source after credible source addressing the vulnerability of our aging power grid. National Geographic produced multiple articles and documentaries on solar storms’ potential to do lasting damage. Government agencies have also issued reports, all with the similar conclusions, and companies such as the venerable British insurer Lloyd’s support that view. In fact, one recent Lloyd’s report states:

“As the electric infrastructure ages and we become more and more dependent on it, risk of a catastrophic outage increases with each peak of the solar cycle. Our society is increasingly dependent on electricity. The potential for long-term, widespread power outages, makes the hazard posed by geomagnetic storms one of the most significant.”

So having convinced myself, I knew I could convince my readers.

But that wasn’t all there was to it, because I didn’t want to write just another post-apocalyptic tale. I therefore focused on characters caught unprepared by the â??event,’ and forced to survive by their wits. While there is an experienced â??prepper’ family in the tale, you won’t find overly-specific details of weaponry or long lists of needed supplies. What you will find are believable characters, acting and reacting, sometimes cowardly, sometimes heroically, but always I hope, realistically.



Dead Dayz

by Shaun Whittington

What would you do if it were just you and your son during the zombie apocalypse?

This is exactly the situation David Johnson has to endure. It is four weeks into the apocalypse, and with his wife and daughter still missing, David is doing his best to keep it together and look after his seven-year-old son Harry. But as the days go by, this task is proving to be getting more difficult.

With many obstacles getting in David’s way to protect his son, like avoiding thugs and trying to keep hydrated and fed, he has decisions to make in order for he and his son to survive long term.

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A message from the author

Please read before downloading

In October 2014, I decided to write a little book inbetween the Snatchers series (a little tradition of mine) and began writing a story about a father and son that were trying to survive in the Zombie apocalypse. I called it Dead Dayz

In December 2014, I decided to ditch the first draft and concentrate on a new Snatchers book, Snatchers 5: The Dead Don’t Yield. I didn’t like the finished Dead Dayz, but some individuals who had read the book liked the father and son story, so I decided to incorporate it into the fifth Snatchers book.

The story was about David Johnson and his son, Harry, (Paul and Kyle Dickson), and I saved the best bits from the Dead Dayz book and put it into the Snatchers book.

The following you are about to read is the original Dead Dayz book. If you have read the Snatchers series, then this book still has many parts/chapters that you haven’t read before, but the story will certainly be familiar. And if you haven’t read the Snatchers series before, then everything I have talked about doesn’t matter.

Dead Dayz was initially a standalone novel, before it was dissected for the Snatchers 5 book that was eventually released in February 2015, and it seemed a shame to leave it sitting on my hard drive in its original form.



43 Seconds: A Hayden’s World Short Story (Hayden’s World Origins Book 1)

by S.D. Falchetti

Earth to Mars in Twelve Minutes.

James Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there. But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot at the stars.

43 Seconds is a hard science fiction short story set in the Hayden’s World universe. The story is a 6000 word short read (< 45 minutes) and is the perfect size for reading on the go.

This updated edition includes the bonus story Silver-Side Up, a 1900 word short detailing what happens next with James and William.



Girl from the Stars Book 2- Daylight

by Cheree Alsop

Liora Day’s fate entwined with the crew the day she joined the SS Kratos. Fleeing the Coalition in their attempt to destroy the Omne Occasus before it falls into the wrong hands, the captain and crew band together to save not only their ship, but the fate of the Macrocosm against those who would use the machine for harm. Liora’s heart is caught by Tariq, the damaged, brooding medical officer, but his past is entwined with hers in a way that makes a relationship nearly impossible.
Despite their acceptance, Liora’s presence endangers the ship, the crew, and everyone she meets. She must confront both the demons of her youth and the dangers of running from the Coalition in her fight to save not only the galaxy, but also what is left of her heart.



Dead in Space

by T S Paul

It was supposed to be a simple rescue mission… what really happened was something else entirely.

A strange new alien life form has surfaced on an out of the way colony planet. The deep space research vessel Thanatos Rising has been sent to ascertain what it is and where it came from. They are too late. An infection has spread across the planet killing and changing everyone in its path. Is it related to the Alien or is it something else altogether?



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