Free science fiction Kindle books for 16 May 18

What Diantha Did

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

First published serially in Gilman’s magazine the Forerunner in 1909-10, the novel tells the story of Diantha Bell, a young woman who leaves her home and her fiancé to start a housecleaning business. A resourceful heroine, Diantha quickly expands her business into an enterprise that includes a maid service, cooked food delivery service, restaurant, and hotel. By assigning a cash value to women’s “invisible” work, providing a means for the well-being and moral uplift of working girls, and releasing middle- and leisure-class women from the burden of conventional domestic chores, Diantha proves to her family and community the benefits of professionalized housekeeping.



Extraordinary Voyages

by Jules Verne

The Extraordinary Voyages Series:

(Les Voyages Extraordinaires)
Five Weeks in a Balloon (1869)
The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras (1874-75)
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth (1871)
From the Earth to the Moon (1867)
In Search of the Castaways (1873)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1872)
Around The Moon (1873) (‘From the Earth to the Moon’ Sequel)
The Fur Country (1873)
Around the World in Eighty Days (1873)
The Mysterious Island (1874)
The Survivors of the Chancellor (1875)
Michael Strogoff (1876)
Off on a Comet (1877)
The Child of the Cavern (1877)
Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen (1878)
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (1881)
Godfrey Morgan (1883)
The Lottery Ticket (1886)
Robur the Conqueror (1887)
Topsy-Turvy (1890)
Claudius Bombarnac (1894)
Facing the Flag (1897)
An Antarctic Mystery (1898)



DANGER RISING

by E. D. Richards

All things are not as they seem as Dr. Abbey Bertrand races against time, while glaciers threaten and others are after her.



The Fuller Crater: The Sixth Attraction – Tome 4

by Alain Villeneuve

Book 4 – The Fuller Crater

Dominos continue falling into the Sixth Attraction. Marilyn Monroe, the mistress of digital reality, uses Round 28 of the Electoral 2072 competition to help the duo of psychopaths sent by President Emilio Sanchez to Mercury. The killers, sent on the suicide mission, having rescued stranded puffs of Martian sand deep below the ice of the Fuller Crater, escape. Observe as the walls between realities begin to fade, allowing the whisper created by the mind of Laurent Lapierre to step across certainties as he evades his digital prison and touches the real world.

President Emilio uses his gift to see the future, to help Marilyn repel an invading foreign army on Mars and save the moons of the red planet. Marilyn begins to tell the truth as she rewards Emilio with the keys to the true meaning of life in the Multiverse. As events continue to cascade to the Sixth Attraction, Sophie’s power grows beyond this dimension as a single tear creates a wrinkle in the Multiverse itself. See the meaning of authentic power as she severs basic notions such as space-time.



A Time to Reap (The Legend of Carter Gabel Book 1)

by Jonas Lee

Pemberton Academy is not just a school, it’s a gathering place for the children of the future that are afflicted with Temporal Displacement and Telepathy; in short, time travelers and mind readers who have been diagnosed with this “disease.” The Academy is not all as it seems after an explosion nearly takes one of its classmates, but not before Carter Gabel rescues her by using an unknown symptom related to his described illness. An unsanctioned group called the Program begins taking notice as the two classmates exhibit stronger abilities when they are together. Carter’s sense of reality begins to unwind as he learns more about his estranged father’s involvement with it all.

Carter will have to overcome the past of his father leaving, the present of an unknown adversary hunting him down and a future that seems to change with each decision he makes. He will have to learn who to trust out of the people in his life if he wants to conquer the looming notion that the government may be hunting him down because of his developing abilities.



The Beaten Path (The Road To Gatlen Book 2)

by Paul Saylor

WARNING: As this is part of a serialized novel, the following description may contain spoilers to the previous parts.
After being Banished from their hometown of Yvryt, Addylyn Yago and her brother Tymy make their way to Corlune. Luckily, a caravan they joined is going straight there. But the generous Mr. Vio Antario, the leader of the caravan, is more than he appears to be. And it’s not just him, soon Addylyn finds herself mired in a conspiracy surrounding the Artifact given to her by her late father. With the straight path to her ultimate goal proving to be the most dangerous and beset by personal problems of her own, Addylyn learns about sacrifice on the journey down the Road To Gatlen.



The 1st Texas Dragon Slayers: An Apprenticeship With Death (The Chronicles Of The 1st Texas Dragon Slayers)

by Katherine E. Lightsey

When armored aliens the size of a bus invaded earth, beginning The Dragon War, Elpidia Sofia de Pareo wanted only to survive, but when she saved a church full of families by killing one of the aliens with a fireman’s axe everyone began to look to her for leadership.

Battling daily with both Dragons and the criminal gangs that rose up in the wreckage of civilization, Elpidia led the resistance while struggling with the the emotional toll that death and exhaustion bring. She united a resistance that became the 1st Texas Dragon slayers and helped define and build a community which could flourish in the post-apocalyptic world in which she now lived.

This is the 1st Chronicles of the 1st Texas Dragon Slayers.

…I was within about forty meters of the Dragon when I stopped, dropped the axe, and raised the Weatherby. I was panting lightly at this point and I’d never even fired the rifle. I had hoped to get closer before I tried a shot, but knew that I was out of time. I flicked the safety off as I brought the rifle up, lined up the brass bead of the front sight in the shallow ‘V’ of the rear express sight, focusing on the back right side of the Dragons head. I squeezed off the first round and heard a dull ring from the direction of the Dragon, like when you hit the bottom of an iron skillet with a wooden spoon.

I had prepared myself mentally for both the recoil and the sound of the Weatherby, but I was still shaken quite a bit. The muzzle kicked skyward and I immediately moved my right hand to the bolt pulling it up and back to eject the brass then forward and down as I brought the rifle back down to line of sight on the Dragon. As soon as I settled the sights back on the Dragons head I squeezed off a second shot. Again the rifle pitched up and I heard the dull ring. The Dragon apparently had not moved, nor had it continued to draw its weapon. I lined the big rifle back up for a third shot on the still unmoving Dragon and squeezed it off, again followed by a dull ringing sound.

The Weatherby holds two rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber and I had just fired all three. I picked up the axe, tucked it beneath my arm and began walking purposefully towards the Dragon which remained unmoving. I loaded three more rounds into the Weatherby from a leather pouch on my belt as I walked. When I got within ten meters or so of the creature I could make out three indentations on the back of its head spread out about six inches. The ringing apparently had been from the impact of the 500 grain fully jacketed slug with its body armor. When I got within about five meters I once more dropped the axe, raised the rifle and fired three more times into the back of its head, this time each round hitting within about an inch of one another. Still the creature stood without moving. I reloaded once more then lay my rifle on the ground and picked up the axe, a plan forming in my mind as I settled the big axe in my gloved hands.

I could see from this distance that the Dragon’s armor was ‘pleated’ at the joints. It appeared that the external armor was form fitted over the creatures body and the joints consisted of a woven cloth pleated like a bellows and covered with more of the metallic armor that spread out or closed with the action of the joint. I thought that perhaps the joints might be a weak point in the armor that I could exploit.

I came up alongside the right of the dragon and swung first at the joint of the creature’s forward right leg, using the blade of the axe and hoping to break the joint. I was rewarded by solid ‘thunk’, a shudder from the creature, and a clear indentation in the armor where I’d hit at the joint. I swung again, bringing the blade and the full force of the six pound head over my head spinning downward on the 36″ handle and slamming the blade into the leg joint. This time the leg buckled at the joint and the creature yawed towards the failed leg…



Five Weeks in a Balloon

by Jules Verne

A scholar, Dr. Samuel Ferguson, accompanied by his manservant Joe and his friend Richard “Dick” Kennedy, sets out to travel across the African continent â?? still not fully explored â?? with the help of a hot-air balloon filled with hydrogen.



Fantasy of my Mind: The Beginning

by Perry V McDonald

Fantasy of my Mind
is a fantasy sci-fy journey through time.
“The Beginning” is the first book of a series,
Follow Daniel as he grows to manhood and he finds that doing what’s right isn’t always easy.
The universe is in the grips of a war that has lasted generations.
Daniel must choose how to honor his father, while avenging his death.
To protect his family while serving the Empire.



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