Free science fiction Kindle books for 23 Feb 18

The Arks of Andromeda (The Imperium Chronicles Book 1)

by W. H. Mitchell

The Imperium is in turmoil!

Seven centuries after the sleeper ships brought us to Andromeda, our human empire is plagued by war, intrigue, and a mysterious secret that may tear it apart!

Black sheep of the Imperial family, Prince Alexander finds himself thrust into a conspiracy to overthrow his father. Torn between a family that doesn’t trust him and a usurper from a family that wants him dead, the Prince must decide where his true loyalties lie.

Professor Jessica Doric, fired from her university job, gets hired by playboy Lord Devlin Maycare to search for rare xeno artifacts before the mega corporation Warlock Industries gets its unscrupulous hands on them.

Randall Davidson has dedicated his life, as member of the Robot Freedom League, to freeing robots from de facto slavery in the Imperium. But, once he succeeds, he finds the oppressed have become the oppressors.

In his debut science fantasy novel, W. H. Mitchell introduces us to the stories intertwined in the fabric of the Imperium, from the richest nobles of the Five Families to the lowest dredges of the Underclass. Their adventures will take us to every crevice of Imperial society and beyond.

In a galaxy where the strong rule the weak, it’s good to be strong!



The Untold Tales of Dolly Williamson: An Occult Steampunk Thriller: Prequel to The Guild Chronicles (The Guild Chronicles: A Steampunk Fantasy Book Series 0)

by J.M. Bannon

Not Your Typical Guns and Gears Steampunk! �

This one is steam-powered, alchemy fueled and boosted by the supernatural. The first of six books! �

Fredrick “Dolly” Williamson is a young detective in the newly formed special crime detection branch at Scotland Yard.  When he is called on to investigate the murder of an investment banker, he is reminded of past encounters with the occult and requests help from Rose Caldwell. Problem is Rose is an outsider whose very presence grates on the Victorian society she protects from the paranormal threats they want to ignore. Sister Rose an expert in the mystical arts uses her ingenuity to craft devices that straddle the latest scientific and metaphysical discoveries to create defenses against the dark arts.

As the body count continues to rise and the mystery deepens after the enigmatic Necronist Guild provide clues to the origins of the murderer. The clues from the secretive French death cult are not enough and Rose and Dolly must reach out to a cast of characters that include a young lord that is possessed by a Sufi mystic from the thirteenth century and an up and coming triad gangster.

A tightly wound thriller set in an alternative 19th century where powerful guilds use mechanical power, occult rituals and alchemy to vie for influence in the courts of Queen Victoria and the ever-youthful Emperor Napoleon. 

The untold tales of “Dolly” Williamson is an occult steampunk thriller and the prequel to The Guild Chronicles, a steampunk fantasy book series.

This book is what steampunk is all about with the right dose of technology and wizardry to make you wonder what our world today would be like if our past was like this. The story respects the steampunk genre and the intellect of the fans of steampunk.

This is the prequel to the Guild Chronicles

Book 1 The Alchemists

Book 2 The Necronists

Book 3 The Mechanists

Have a look inside now and see if the untold tales is the steampunk yarn for you.

FAQs

What other books have you written and what order should they be read?

The Alchemists

The Necronists

Why should a reader pick up your book?

If they are looking for a series with character driven stories that include fantasy and science fiction but also a nod to history then pick up this book.  I love it when a reader writes me that I introduced them to a historical figure they never knew existed and after researching learned that the life they lead was not all that different from how I portrayed them.

What is Steampunk?

Steampunk is an esthetic and for some a way of life.  One key point is that steam is the main mode of power.  So, the car would have an external combustion engine rather than an internal combustion engine.  From there things can be wildly different, some steampunk is set in the future and is dystopian some is set in the past.  I heard a good tag line

“When the Victorian comes together with science fiction like clockwork.”

My rules for the Steampunk world I have built is this is an alternative history to our timeline.  Many things are the same, and I use historical characters along with my fictional characters. In this world things happen slightly earlier and better mechanically and there are paranormal aspects along with fervent study of the physical sciences this world had also pursued study of the metaphysical.    I like to say it is Urban Fantasy before electricity.



KEPT

by Theresa Jacobs

Twelve massive ships leave the dying earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.
Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape and what will they encounter if they succeed?



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