Free science fiction Kindle books for 17 Feb 18

Beyond the Edge of Infinity

by R. R. Stark

Two men, one of them insane, are playing a dangerous game across time, each endeavoring to out-think the other’s next move. The stakes are high and they have everything to lose. The question is, who will be the victor in the end? Or will there truly ever be an end? And what is the final fate of all existence?

2nd Edition Note:

Something bothered me about how the original story wrapped up and ended, and certain elements weren’t clarified. I knew I had to instigate a delicate phasing to the temporal fabric of this tale. At first, I wasn’t sure how to proceed. However, when I received an epiphany of sorts, I knew exactly what to do. So I made a few changes, and now it seems to make more sense and hang together much better, especially the way it ends; hence a new reality!



The Exchange: A Short Story

by Deidrea DeWitt

Invoking a feared and unsettling law, an innocent woman sacrifices her freedom to protect the traitor who saved her life. But is it worth the cost?

A short story of 2000 words.



Beyond Regeneration

by Jenny Schwartz

A medical mystery of the most puzzling and impossible kind! What does it mean to be human? And is being human enough?

Charley Rowdon knew Dr. Jack Bradshaw years ago, before the accident, before she lost her left arm. Before her husband died. Jack is an internationally respected regeneration specialist, and he’s just made the breakthrough of the century: using QNA to grow non-human bio-enhancements on people, including himself. Think superhuman senses, claws, and even, wings.

However, when Charley accepts Jack’s invitation to accompany him to his private clinic, a luxury resort on the beautiful south west coast of Australia, she finds more than medical science and altered humanity. Her journalistic instincts urge her to dig deeper, even if it means confronting her disability.

Murder, espionage and a scientific development that Jack never ever predicted will challenge Charley to shed her grief and fear, and solve a mystery beyond imagining.

But as Charley regenerates her life, how much will she risk by loving again?



Terregon (Book Two of The Red Diamond Saga)

by Jennifer Janne

The story continues as Corinne struggles to keep her family of strangers together in their new house. Though connected by a tie they don’t quite understand, they find it difficult to communicate with each other. Corinne’s natural urge to protect and nurture threatens the already temperamental bonds she shares with Aaron, Lisa, and now Cori.

The truth about the Red Diamond Project is revealed, and the madman behind it exposed for what he had done. Corinne and Aaron share a familial bond that others could only guess at, though the two endeavor to keep their ties hidden from the rest of the world. Both have been watched from afar with great interest by the secretive group that genetically engineered them. Though Corrine and the others believe they have escaped the clutches of those who would try to control and manipulate them, forces lurk in the shadows, ready to capture or destroy them when the time is right.

Cori, a young clone of Corinne’s, falls into her hands, and the secretive group that created her moves in to take her back before her delicately manufactured mindset is contaminated by the warmth and kindness of Corinne’s. A precarious hostage situation erupts and demands the family’s special talents. Corinne, Lisa, and Aaron respond to the scene and use their heightened abilities to try to quell the situation. Aaron’s recklessness forces Corinne to take a life, something that will haunt her memories.

Before she even has a chance to recover, the family is called back as an anonymous tip had reached the police station that a random busload of commuters was going to be attacked. With the very real prospect of dozens of people dying and panic consuming the city, the police force is desperate for Corinne and Aaron’s help. Aaron’s recklessness again proves to be very trying for Corinne. With the unstable terrorists making demands on a city bus filled with innocent people and children, Corinne and Aaron will struggle, not only to keep the people of the city safe, but to keep their own bonds strong enough to survive what happens next.



Chain Breakers (Nuclear Winter Book 3)

by Nathan Jones

Aspen Hill has finally stabilized, after almost two years of chaos since the Gulf burned. The conflict and turmoil have ended, and the people living there are finally in a position where they’re confident they can feed themselves, not just through the next nuclear winter but long term. Nestled in its little valley in the Rocky Mountains the town looks forward to the future.

But not everywhere is so fortunate. Halfway across the country, along the Mississippi River that now forms a border between the Central Controlled Zone and Canada, Pete Childress and his unit remain locked in conflict with the remnants of the Gold Bloc countries that invaded the United States. Galvanized by the CCZ’s raids on the convoys the US and Canada sent to Mexico’s trade summit, the two countries have begun striking back. But rather than launching major attacks against the enemy nation, the combined force has begun using the CCZ’s own tactics against them, sending raiding parties across the border to hit enemy camps, free US and Canadian citizens taken as slaves, and punish those who enslaved them.

Pete’s unit forms the spearhead in the conflict, operating where the fighting is fiercest. And while Pete’s matured some in the year since he ran away from home to join the Army, he remains hotheaded and eager to bring the fight to the enemy. From the looks of things there’ll be plenty of fight to bring.



End of Knighthood Part III: Ballad of Demise (Reverence Book 4)

by Joshua Landeros

The resistance fighters have suffered a devastating defeat at the hands of Chancellor Venloran. With many of his enemies dead or imprisoned, the Chancellor is ready to move to the final phase of his scheme: The International Summit. The historic event is just hours away, drawing leaders from all over the world to the United Nation Headquarters in New York City. Venloran believes peace through dominance is at last at hand.
At the same time, Will is hell bent on launching an assault on that very night, though the remaining troops are weary and few in number. The renegade cyborg has the help of tech experts Alex and Bri, along with pilot Gabriella, but the opposition may be more than they can handle. Awaiting any threat are the Chancellor’s deadliest soldiers, among them the cyborg hunter Aliss Howard and Will’s very own former superior officer, General Kane. Looming in the back of Will’s mind is the reality that innocent people will have to die to see his vengeance finally realized.
As both sides prepare to collide, none are aware that an unscrupulous politician, Secretary General Vanzetti, is eager for the bloodshed to begin.

Check out the finale of the End of Knighthood Arc and prepare for a thrill ride. The Reverence Series transcends the science fiction genre and will entertain readers of horror, war, fantasy, and even the western.



Whispers of the Dead (Miraibanashi, Book 1)

by James Litherland

A wanted rebel tries to infiltrate the enemy hunting him in this gripping spy story set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic Japan.

IN THE SHADOW of Mt. Fuji, the oppressive Batsu government controls the rebuilding of the devastated country, bestowing boons on privileged citizens while leaving most to fend for themselves on the fringes. After a disastrous job ends with Batsu enforcers hunting him, reformed thief Roshike runsâ??right into the heart of their regime, the fortified Gaku complex, to take on an almost impossible task. And he just might stand a slim chance of success, if only he’ll accept some help. But first he has to decide who to trustâ?¦

The trilogy continues with Book 2: Enemies of the Batsu and concludes with Book 3: Endurance of the Free.



The Witches of Ne’arth (The Star Wizards Trilogy Book 2)

by S.J. Ryan

(Book II of The Star Wizards Trilogy. The series begins with The Wizard from Earth.)

Centuries earlier, the Star Seed Project secretly designed three Pandora Boxes: artificially intelligent space probes that would terraform a planet light years from Earth and populate it with life — including human. Now civilizations have grown on the new world, with teeming millions, unaware that an evolutionary apocalypse is about to be unleashed upon them.

After centuries of star flight in suspended animation, Mattimeo Jackson, a teenager from Earth who had intended to colonize another planet with his family, arrived on the world that had come to be known as Ne’arth and found himself hailed as a Wizard whose coming was foretold in prophecy. It was not a good thing, for the creators of the planet’s biosphere were intent on destroying him before he could disrupt their cosmic experiment.

Arcadia of Umbrick, aka ‘Carrot,’ aka ‘The Good Witch of Britan,’ the mutant native of Ne’arth whom he’d befriended, fought beside, and come to love, would aid him in his quest to free Ne’arth from its intended catastrophic fate.

Together they would encounter dragons, imperial agents, and beings that had only existed on Earth as fantasy and in nightmares. Their deadliest adversaries would be the witchlike Pandoras, and behind and above them, the most powerful of all the so-called witches of Ne’arth.

THE STAR WIZARDS TRILOGY IS COMPLETE!

Book 1: The Wizard from Earth
Book 2: The Witches of Ne’arth
Book 3: The Wizard from Tian



Mr Rail: Unwilling Transdimensional Traveller, Full-Time Cat Owner, Part-Time Yeti, Amateur Teacher and Something Even He Doesn’t Know About.: The Mr Rail Series Book 1: Blub

by Larry Appleseed

Mr Rail, the owner of the most well-travelled sofa in the known universe, thought he was preparing for his first day of work. He buttered the bread for his jam sandwiches and selected a tie that would suitably demonstrate his love of cats – all without realising that reality, his reality, was about to be shattered. As it turns out, this universe isn’t the only one in existence… although, it’s the only one he’s welcome in.



Terror Tree: Military science fiction set in a world of artificial super intelligences (The World of Drei Series Book 1)

by Ashley R Pollard

War is the father of us all, king of all. Some it makes gods, some it makes men, some it makes slaves, some free.

Imagine a future where humans face Artificial Intelligence systems controlling the machines of war. â?¨

A science fiction short story that asks the question: What if this goes on? â?©



Pivotal (Visceral Book 3)

by Adam Thielen

She knows the path to revenge, but will she find the way back to her humanity?

After a brutal attack that strips her of her beauty, dignity, and happiness, Agent Tsenka Cho stops at nothing to become better, faster, and stronger than her human form allows, seeking the training of a powerful vampire who has spent years distancing himself from the human world.

When she discovers that the man who attacked her has a sister imprisoned for her psychic abilities, Cho enlists the help of a legendary hacker and her android companion to help free the mage, if only for her own schemes.



The Ascendancy War (The Art of War Trilogy Book 2)

by Richard Swan

The Ascendancy War has raged for six months.

After two enormous fleet actions at New Port Louis and the Pillars of Cain, the seemingly unstoppable provari advance into UN space has finally been forced to a grinding halt.

In the respite of stalemate, the UN gears up for its biggest counter-offensive of the war: Operation Talisman, a do-or-die effort to open up the coreward flank of the Ascendancy. Succeed, and the UN will seize the upper hand; fail, and defeat is inevitable.

Andrea Constance, President of the UN and an anxious coalition of Tier Three allies, must prepare for either outcome as D-Day draws closer. But she knows that every human lost and every provar killed means two fewer soldiers to fight the Kaygryn Empireâ?¦

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Four Sci-fi Fantasy Thrillers (The Short Story Popcorn Factory Book 1)

by Peter M. Woolford

Each story has a crossword… What could a huge cut in Earth’s gravity do for the Special Relationship? Find out in Story 1 where Donald Trump and Theresa May clash, as winged insurgents fly up Downing Street. Story 2 has a handful of brilliant centenarians trapped inside a man-eating tree. Story 3 is set in the 1960’s where, in a parallel universe, a famous assassination takes an astonishing twist and in Story 4 a Swedish scientist investigates the mysterious powers of gyroscopes. See the crossword links at the end of each of the four stories in this British anthology from the The Short Story Popcorn Factory.



Under the Ice (The Worthington Collection Book 4)

by B. E. Foster

The capstone of the Worthington Collection finishes many light years away from Earth. Characters from earlier pieces now pursue separate goals. Attempting to find their paths after unimaginable disaster, each stumbles, with awkward grace, toward The One. Evolution, alien and human, collide with singularity and the new order erupts into life.

This very short story ends the collection.



Fighting the Silent (The Dark Sea War Chronicles Book 1)

by Bruno Martins Soares

In a distant solar system, a war breaks between the Webbur Union, its ally the Kingdom of Torrance, and their rival, the Axx Republic. Byllard Iddo is a young man who accidently killed his father in a martial arts training session. He left to join the Space Navy.
Now a lieutenant in the powerful Webbur Navy, Byl will serve in different ships and face danger as the war grows in violence. Refusing to disappoint his new family, the Navy, he embarks in a desperate mission to diminish a ruthless threat: the invisible Silent Boats that prey on the convoys that cross the void Dark Sea space between Webbur and Torrance.
He is sure of only one thing: many will die in the battles ahead and he will do whatever it takes to bring the war closer to an end. As he walks this path, through tales of love, pain and sacrifice, he becomes the youngest and most decorated Captain in Webbur Space Navy’s history.
Award-winning author Bruno Martins Soares comes back with a new scifi novel that will bring you to a dark hard world at war. What if WWII’s Battle of the Atlantic happened in Space, thousands of light-years from Earth?



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