Free science fiction Kindle books for 22 Jul 18

The Coming Race: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel

by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The Coming Race centers on a young, independent and wealthy traveler who visits a friend, a mining engineer. They explore a natural chasm in a mine which has been exposed by an exploratory shaft. The traveler reaches the bottom of the chasm safely, but the rope breaks and his friend is killed. The traveler finds his way into a subterranean world occupied by beings who seem to resemble angels. He befriends the first being he meets, who guides him around a city that is reminiscent of ancient Egyptian architecture. The explorer meets his host’s wife, two sons and daughter who learn to speak English by way of a makeshift dictionary during which the narrator unconsciously teaches them the language. His guide comes towards him, and he and his daughter, Zee, explain who they are and how they function.



Timeless Misadventures Part II

by Dragomir Mitev

Milo is once again taken on a bizarre adventure by the time travelers. Charles has gone completely mad and isn’t immortal anymore. Meanwhile, they are being attacked by an unknown sinister entity who thinks they are in possession of an ancient evil artifact. Jessica has also been acting strange lately, so it is up to the Time Keeper to keep things together with the occasional help of Jack and Milo. Will they succeed in bringing Charles back before it is too late and everything falls apart irreversibly?



Named in Blood and Other Stories

by Bill Ward

A drug heist gone horribly wrong, the insanity of the last man on Earth, an apocalyptic world straight out of The Road Warrior, a cybernetic assassin playing one final joke, a vast wasteland where once the world had been…the nine tales in ‘Named in Blood and Other Stories’ run the gamut from cyberpunk to film homage, science fiction horror to surrealist dystopia, apocalyptic satire to near-future nightmare. These are stories of despair and redemption, violence and survival, oppression and hope.

On ‘A Healthy Outlook:’

“It’s the end of the world again in Bill Ward’s humorous yet poignant ‘A Healthy Outlook’. Like all the best post-apocalyptic fiction, we have no idea what happened and we watch for clues through a veil of denial. It’s a great little piece.”–Gareth D. Jones, SF Crowsnest

On ‘A Gland Enterprise:’

“Bill Ward creates a nice little short-short in “A Gland Enterprise”. A tribe hunts and kills a beast and harvests a special gland. To what purpose? Ward gives us a startling answer.”–Sam Tomaino, SFRevu



Richter’s War: Case of the Japanese Alien

by Daniel P. Douglas

RICHTER’S WAR: Case of the Japanese Alien arose out of the following premise: An alien visitor to Earth speaks his first words, which are, essentially, “Take me to your leader.”

The outcome of that premise has a summary that reads something like this: When a World War II battle engulfs Los Angeles, a hard-boiled detective is swept up in the action, and into dangerous and out-of-this-world intrigue.

Originally published as part of an anthology by Geminid Press, LLC, under the title, Well, Haruki, Looks Like It’s Just You and Me, Kid, this short story features a hard-boiled Los Angeles detective of German heritage, Karol Eugen Richter, aka Geno Richter. Geno’s used to taking down Nazis for the War Department, but during one late night in February 1942, circumstances sweep him into unexpected wartime action involving something much more than the typical Nazi conspirators.

Case of the Japanese Alien draws on the mystique of hard-boiled detectives and the strangeness of the rumored enemy attack and anti-aircraft artillery barrage known as “The Great Los Angeles Air Raid” in late February 1942. The story integrates elements of themes related to racism, government, war, society, and human nature amidst action, suspense, humor, Nazis, and an alien named Haruki.

Geno Richter’s a tough heroâ??He must be tough in order to take on Nazi spies and an apparent alien invasion of Los Angeles. But he’s also tough enough to take a stand against the U.S. Government’s internment of people of Japanese ancestry during World War II. This dreadful episode is a key ingredient of Case of the Japanese Alien, and Geno rises to the occasion in his own special wayâ?¦

Case of the Japanese Alien has inspired me to write a RICHTER’S WAR series of tales, so look for more of Geno Richter’s mysterious cases down the road.

As a bonus, I’ve also included an excerpt from Book I of my science fiction adventure series, The Outworlds: War Torrent. In Torrent, and throughout the rest of The Outworlds series, unlikely heroes will be called upon to join extraordinary and mysterious struggles. Their sometimes-reluctant choices and actions will put them on a collision course with destiny and reveal unimaginable truths. Their survival will mean confronting personal flaws and doubts, and forging unexpected fates as inspiring new champions in the eternal battle against evil.

Thanks for giving RICHTER’S WAR: Case of the Japanese Alien and the excerpt from War Torrent a read. I hope you enjoy them!

As always, may truth be mighty and prevail.

-Daniel P. Douglas, March 2016



2024

by H. Berkeley Rourke

Will de Young wanted to save his family. Instead, he took them to hell.

Now, Russia is waging a nuclear war with The United States, and only one thing bears on Will’s mind: get his family to safety. Escaping the fallout, they travel to Frenchtown, Wyoming, but land in the middle of conspiracy and a guerrilla war on U.S. soil.

With the world on the brink of nuclear apocalypse, can Will protect his family and lead them to safety?



Trial by Ice (A Star Too Far Book 1)

by Casey Calouette

Midshipman William Grace, sole survivor of the genocide on the colony Farshore, is shipwrecked and stranded with a handful of surviving marines and soldiers. The good news, they’re alive. The bad news is that they face the frigid climate, betrayal, a harrowing ocean crossing, terror drones, and a mercenary force intent on holding the planet. But simply escaping isn’t enough; they must complete the mission and warn Earth of a coming invasion. The United Colonies are fracturing and this is the opening shots of a galactic civil war.

This is a full length 80,000 word novel. The first in the military science fiction series, A Star Too Far.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Interview with the Author

Q – What makes A Star Too Far special?

When I started writing Trial by Ice I wrote a story I wanted to read. A story that combined survival in a daunting situation and ended it all with a starship battle. But most of all I wanted a great story that was just plain fun to write and mirrored the sort of fiction I enjoyed reading. I usually read military science fiction, space fleet stories, maybe an alien invasion, but also enjoy a good slog in a survival story, like Shackleton. I like to see protagonists who take the worst and struggle to come out on top.

A Star Too Far was my chance to mix up a few genres, set a different tale where the hero isn’t a dashing space marine, but instead a young officer who’s struggling to find himself. While it’s definitely military science fiction it’s without a doubt a survival story melded in. Later on in the series the more traditional space fleet aspects come in, but through it all William Grace is struggling to lead men and women through the worst of it.

Q – Why should I give this a read?

It’s a series that keeps the action moving and you, the reader, engaged. Through it all you get to watch the characters evolve, change, win, and even lose.

Q – Is the science realistic?

The trick to writing good science fiction is to retain a basis in actual science. It doesn’t have to be exactly how we think the universe works, but it has to follow laws that are close. So while you may still find faster than light travel, you’ll also see Newtonian physics at work. Some engagements were simulated on a PC so that the timeframes would all mesh together.

Q – What inspired you to write this series?

Tales of survival. Shackleton, Perry, Mawson, along with stories of great naval battles like the Aubrey and Maturin series. And through it all shines inspiration from the Golden Age of scifi, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, and some of the great modern fiction like Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, Armor by John Steakley, and Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

Q – What are the rest of the novels in the series?

Trial by Ice
Edge of Solace
Edge of Redemption

Q – What else have you written?

Steel Breach – A story about a penal battalion, fifty second hand tanks, and a massive alien invasion. Think the Dirty Dozen with tanks. An Amazon Bestseller.

DogForge – Dogs in power armor fighting aliens to secure their freedom. â??Nuff said!

Thanks for reading!



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