Free science fiction Kindle books for 25 Dec 18

Heir Non-Apparent: An Imperial Line Novel

by Leonie Holmes

The tiny farming colony of Jacob 6 going out of contact should have been no more than a footnote in the Emperor’s daily briefing, but instead it sends his advisors into a panic.

Captain Chase receives sudden orders to cancel his Platoon’s exercise and find the Military Liaison on Jacob 6, but when they arrive nothing is as it should be and soon they are fighting for survival.
The only chance the Marines have is lone survivor Se-se, a teenage Army Cadet whose combat skills are suspiciously advanced. She must lead them through the forest to find her fellow cadets and her Cadet Leader, the mysterious Colonel Castleman.

There is a secret hidden on Jacob 6, a secret Castleman is willing to die to protect and someone is willing to kill to discover.

This first in a series of Imperial Line novels introduces you to an ancient space-faring human Empire spanning hundreds of planets. Trillions of humans are ruled by an Emperor worshipped as a God by many and reviled as a tyrant by others. Tensions and rivalries abound, and nowhere more so than within the Imperial Court where high stakes power plays can trigger interplanetary wars and murder is not an uncommon tool.



The Futurist Manifesto # 3: The Elements of War

by John Paul Catton

December, 1940. Frank Cooper is working as a medical orderly at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, while trying to survive the London Blitz. It’s almost Christmas, and he’s saving up his cash and coupons to buy an engagement present for his girlfriend, Liz – but bombs, blackouts and rationings are the least of his problems. The mysterious figures that haunt his dreams and nightmares have begun to invade his daily life, and are walking the streets of London … and they may be more powerful and terrifying than anything in Hitler’s war machine.
This novelette is the third in the series of “The Futurist Manifesto”.



Heir’s Defence: An Imperial Line Novel

by Leonie Holmes

Imagine discovering everything about your life is a lie. Your family are really your bodyguards, their friends are in on it and your destiny is greater than anything you ever dreamed possible.
Se-se only discovered the truth after her home was attacked and she was forced to run for her life. Getting to the Imperial Palace and taking up her position as heir to the throne was supposed to be a joyful occasion, but with danger and death all around there is no time to celebrate.

The Imperial Guards are zealots, highly trained and feared defenders of the Imperial family, but even they cannot prevent the onslaught. Someone within the Palace is letting murderous Republicans in, and until they find out who the killing will only continue.

This time saving herself is not Se-se’s only concern. Now she is Princess Elisia, she must let her guards save her while she saves the Empire.

The battle travels from Jacob 6 to Homeworld and the bloodshed is far from over. Republicans are claiming responsibility, but as the death toll rises the most important question must be answered. Who is really behind the killings?



Ceres XIV: a science fiction love story (Dominion of Dreams Book 1)

by David Gallagher

The bold, powerful retelling of a classic tale from The Twilight Zone.

Clinging to a desolate asteroid in the corner of a distant solar system lies a small research facility, a lonely outpost of the autocratic Center Planet and home to only two beings: a human and an android. Working so closely together quickly stimulates a myriad of new and passionate emotions between the two, and with an undeniable magnetism there quickly grows a fragile and dangerous bond.

As they blunder through the nebulae of heart, mind, and soul, the pressures of infatuation, intrigue, and protocol push to a breaking point…

And nothing escapes The Center’s watch.

“Gallagher beautifully and masterfully explores what it means
to have a soul and to be human… A true work of art.”

-Nyle Ajina, Editor

Next in this series: Sinai

EBOOK CONTAINS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT including web links to:
–Material that inspired the story
–More art from cover artist Jackson Falor-Ward



Days of Entropy: Book 1 – A Pale Horse

by Marc Everitt

In the far future, humankind has left a destroyed Earth behind. No one misses the Earth; it’s location a mystery and its existence beginning to be considered a myth. Until rumours spread that something unbelievable, miraculous and valuable beyond compare is there. Those in charge want it, and an official mission to recover the Kamilifu mtoto of legend is launched, but they are not the only ones in the hunt. Criminals, mercenaries and hired killers converge on the dead home world. But is Earth as dead as they think? And are humans the only one searching?



Dark Fantasy Boxed Set

by William Hope Hodgson

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. A 17th-century gentleman, mourning the death of his beloved, Lady Mirdath, is given a vision of a far-distant future where their souls will be re-united, and sees the world of that time through the eyes of a future incarnation. The Sun has gone out and the Earth is lit only by the glow of residual vulcanism. The last few millions of the human race are gathered together in a gigantic metal pyramid, nearly eight miles high – the Last Redoubt, under siege from unknown forces and Powers outside in the dark. These are held back by a shield known as the “air clog”, powered from a subterranean energy source called the “Earth Current”. For millennia, vast living shapesâ??the Watchersâ??have waited in the darkness near the pyramid. It is thought they are waiting for the inevitable time when the Circle’s power finally weakens and dies. Other living things have been seen in the darkness beyond, some of unknown origins, and others that may once have been human. The narrator sets off alone into the darkness to find the girl he has made contact with, hoping that she is the reincarnation of his past love.



Sol: Inferno

by Vanessa Kittle

Earth and Mars are in chaos. The lines between the virtual and physical continue to blend for the Richaud family, and the fate of the entire Network rests in the hands of an outcast. Those caught in the middle wage an all out war for supremacy as the Greenhouse Revolution moves into its final phase. Meanwhile, Robert Stolz puts his own plans into motion that may change the face of Sol forever. In the midst of it all, Officer Pearl must get her young charges away from Earth, while Captain Casey struggles between his duties to his family, the UN Fleet, and the refugees around Pluto that he swore to protect.
Sol: Inferno is hard science fiction set in the Earth’s Solar System in 2450, and completes the story begun in Sol: Legacy.



Crilum (Haldan Thane Book 3)

by Mark Grisham

Haldan seeks a new start and buys an abandoned asteroid mine. He finds the mine is not quite as abandoned as he was led to believe and his efforts to make a living with the help of his two trusty robots turn into a fight just to stay alive.



DYSTOPIA Boxed Set: The Black Flame, Dawn of Flame, The Adaptive Ultimate, The Circle of Zero, Pygmalion’s Spectacles

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Black FlameDawn of FlameThe Adaptive UltimateThe Circle of ZeroPygmalion’s Spectacles



One Man’s Opus: A Survival and Preparedness Story

by Boyd Craven III

Man’s Best Friend

Rick is like many Americans. He’s concerned with what he sees on the news, and how the country seems to be ready to tear itself apart. His biggest concern has been civil unrest. Already an avid camper, he sets out to secure his future, and career, by finding his own Eden.

Tina is a small business owner and knows what she wants in life. She and her furry companion find themselves at gunpoint when Rick walks back into her world and forever changes the dynamic between them.

One dog, who’s been the savior, protector, and companionâ?¦ Opus. The owner of two humans that mostly understand him. Mostly.

When the police walk into an ambush, a series of events forces the couple to bug out. The problem with having to leave for a small town, at a remote location, is it really isn’t a secret. Small towns bring their own problems with crime, and power plays. Everybody knows everybody, and the gossip mill runs as fast as lightning.

Will the trio be as prepared as they need to be?



Unforeseen Enemy: A Thriller Novel

by Carl Strom

A GRIPPING, SUSPENSEFUL THRILLER.

Will a manipulator create bloodshed?

The stakes are always high for Jack Shaw, a sniper and intelligence operative for the Global Intelligence Agency. But now, following the death of his partner during a botched GIA mission, the stakes have never been more personal. Jack missed his target the first time. Was the mistake purely human, or is he losing his grip?

Now he’ll get the chance to find out. Paired with the far younger operative Yi Ling, Jack embarks on a deadly follow-up mission to track down the Romanian criminal that evaded his crosshairs.

But when their target is revealed to be merely the tip of the iceberg in a much more sinister scheme, they must confront an even greater evilâ??a corrupt sociopath named Wong. This twisted mastermind controls what he claims to be the holy grail of human genetic engineering.

In a manhunt spanning the globe, Jack and Yi face the riskiest test of their careers as the murders multiply and trusted friends become sworn enemies. Against the cinematic backdrop of Singapore, Jack and Yi barrel toward an epic showdown with Wong that will determine whether his homicidal technology is unleashed on a massive scale that could alter the course of human history.

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â??â??â??â??â?? â??Readers may get wonderful insight into the workings of the mind.’

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Perseid (Haldan Thane Book 4)

by Mark Grisham

Haldan and his new friends journey to a nearby space station to get needed supplies for the asteroid mine. He and his crew find more than they bargained for, investigating an unknown transmission, rescuing a mysterious young woman and finding themselves arrested on a station that’s under attack by pirates.



The Lotus Eaters & Other Weinbaum Sci-Fi Classics

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

Musaicum Books presents to you this unique collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices: Stories from the Solar SystemA Martian Odyssey (Mars) Valley of Dreams (Mars) Flight on Titan (Titan)  Parasite Planet (Venus) The Lotus Eaters (Venus) The Planet of Doubt (Uranus) The Red Peri (Pluto) The Mad Moon (Io) Redemption Cairn (Europa) Haskel Van Manderpootz & Dixon Wells StoriesThe Worlds of If The Ideal The Point of View



Edison’s Conquest of Mars (Sci-Fi Classic)

by Garrett P. Serviss

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The book features Thomas Edison. Set after the devastating Martian attack in the previous story, the novel depicts Edison leading a group of scientists to develop ships and weapons, including a disintegration ray, for the defense of Earth. 



The Second Deluge (Dystopian Novel)

by Garrett P. Serviss

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “The Second Deluge” features an eccentric scientist who predicts the coming of a new deluge due to Earth passing through a nebula. He built a new ark and soon enough the rain started. The world drowns, and few people remain.



3006

by Natasha Murray

In 3004, millions of Veenans came to Earth seeking sanctuary. Two years later, resources and food are at critical levels.
The Think Tank Program, used to run the nation, has been corrupted. Commander Conrad Heinz, faces assassination if he does not carry out its cruel orders. All fear being cast out into the wilderness beyond London’s invisible shield.
Kayleb Heinz has become disillusioned with London’s strict rules. Things must change, if we have any chance of surviving. Can Ana Bambi show him the way or will she lead him astray?
Rowan Gellpen, Kayleb’s old school friend, has been charged with murdering two Veenans. He must do his best to survive on the Isle of Wight, an open prison – home to vicious lifers.
10 year old Jack Solar is a waster and lives in the Welsh wilderness. He spends a lot of his time dreaming about getting into London.
Tensions are rising between Londoners and Veenans. Can David, the Veenan leader, make up for all the misery he has brought?
Is this our future? What will become of us all?



Operation Plucky: search for la zanja madre

by Tony Christensen

The year is 2082. The setting is Los Angeles. The destruction is complete after nuclear annihilation. Elijah Plucky, his wife Cindy, and their boy Zak take on the gigantic invader, Ivan, for control of the city. This is the aftermath of evil; Russia, Iran, and North Korea have allied themselves formally and have wrought nothing but mayhem and rubble, leaving everyday people to fend for themselves as to food, water, shelter, and safety. Eli and his family, along with their friends Morty and Deborah Schinebaum, take on the challenge of finding the old water conduits from the pueblo times of Los Angeles in a courageous drive to stay alive. They meet Sisyphus along the way, a mysterious genius capable of anything, and Jagged, an outlaw in Ivan’s gang. Is there any way to live in such a dystopia? There is no doubt, there is such a way: Operation Plucky.



Gulliver of Mars (Sci-Fi Classic)

by Edwin Lester Arnold

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Gulliver of Mars is the tale of Lieutenant Gulliver Jones of the United States Navy who magically appears on Mars. In a fortunate incident he manages to save the life of Martian Princess Heru who sticks with him, as his quick return to Earth is not possible. Gulliver learns a lot about the culture of Martian society as they get through many adventures, going down a River of Death.



The Syren of the Skies (Sci-Fi Classic)

by George Griffith

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Syren of the Skies or, Olga Romanoff continues the tale of ‘The Brotherhood of Freedom,’ a worldwide brotherhood of anarchists fighting the world armed with fantastical airships. They must be quick in accomplishing their goals, as a dangerous comet is heading for the Earth.



The Coming Race (Dystopian Novel)

by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. 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.



The Syren of the Skies & The Angel of the Revolution (Two Dystopian Novels)

by George Griffith

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “The Angel of the Revolution” tells the tale of a group of self-styled ‘terrorists’ who conquer the world through airship warfare. Led by a crippled, brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the ‘angel’ Natasha, ‘The Brotherhood of Freedom’ establishes a ‘pax aeronautica’ over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903. The hero falls in love with Natasha and joins in her war against established society in general and the Russian Czar in particular.”The Syren of the Skies” continues the tale of ‘The Brotherhood of Freedom,’ a worldwide brotherhood of anarchists fighting the world armed with fantastical airships. They must be quick in accomplishing their goals, as a dangerous comet is heading for the Earth.



The Angel of the Revolution (Dystopian Novel)

by George Griffith

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Angel of the Revolution tells the tale of a group of self-styled ‘terrorists’ who conquer the world through airship warfare. Led by a crippled, brilliant Russian Jew and his daughter, the ‘angel’ Natasha, ‘The Brotherhood of Freedom’ establishes a ‘pax aeronautica’ over the earth after a young inventor masters the technology of flight in 1903. The hero falls in love with Natasha and joins in her war against established society in general and the Russian Czar in particular.



The Blazing World (Dystopian Novel)

by Margaret Cavendish

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Blazing World is a utopian kingdom in another world (with different stars in the sky) that can be reached via the North Pole. A young woman enters this other world, becomes the empress of a society composed of various species of talking animals, and organizes an invasion back into her world complete with submarines towed by the “fish men” and the dropping of “fire stones” by the “bird men” to confound the enemies of her homeland, the Kingdom of Esfi.



A Journey to Other Worlds

by John Jacob Astor

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. A Journey to Other Worlds is a tale about life in the year 2000 on the planets Saturn and Jupiter. Space travel is achieved through apergy, an anti-gravitational energy force. Jupiter proves to be a jungle world, with flesh-eating plants, vampire bats, giant snakes and mastodons, and flying lizards. Saturn, in contrast, is an ancient world of silent spirits. The spirit beings provide the explorers with foresight of their own deaths.



A Columbus of Space (Unabridged)

by Garrett P. Serviss

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “A Columbus of Space” is dedicated to people who read Jules Verne and it is written in his style. The novel features an independent scientist who discovers the secret of “inter-atomic energy”. He manages to build a spacecraft which carries him and his three friends to Venus, where they discover incredible floating cities.



News from Nowhere (Dystopian Novel)

by William Morris

This eBook edition of “News from Nowhere (Dystopian Novel)” has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Guest falls asleep after returning from a meeting of the Socialist League and awakes to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. In this society there is no private property, no big cities, no authority, no monetary system, no divorce, no courts, no prisons, and no class systems. This agrarian society functions simply because the people find pleasure in nature, and therefore they find pleasure in their work.



The Crack of Doom (Dystopian Novel)

by Robert Cromie

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Crack of Doom investigates the risk of unregulated scientific tests and experiments. It contains the first portrayal an atomic explosion.



The Black Flame (Dystopian Novel)

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. “The Black Flame” starts several hundred years after most of mankind is wiped out by a plague and tells the story of a family of immortals who seek to conquer the world with advanced science. Its story concerns a brother and sister who have become immortal.



Of Dubious Intent (Dark Artifice Book 1)

by Richard Grantham

Do you think when a man’s name reaches my ear, that he doesn’t deserve what I bring him?

Cat has grown up as a cutpurse on London’s streets â?? pretending to be a boy to stay clear of the procurers, but that ruse is getting harder to maintain and she needs a new plan. One that will let her keep the gang’s next big score for herself, get her free of the streets, and give her the hope of a new life. Then she finds her plan was someone else’s all along â?? and that man’s intentions are not at all what they seem.



Across the Zodiac (Sci-Fi Classic)

by Percy Greg

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Across the Zodiac: The Story of a Wrecked Record details the creation and use of apergy, a form of anti-gravitational energy, and details a flight to Mars in 1830. The planet is inhabited by diminutive beings; they are convinced that life does not exist elsewhere than on their world, and refuse to believe that the unnamed narrator is actually from Earth. (They think he is an unusually tall Martian from some remote place on their planet.)



After London (Dystopian Novel)

by Richard Jefferies

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. After some sudden and unspecified catastrophe has depopulated England, the countryside reverts to nature, and the few survivors to a quasi-medieval way of life. Fields are becoming overrun by forest, domesticated animals are running wild, roads and towns are becoming overgrown, and the hated London is reverting to lake and poisonous swampland.



Brilliant: Book One of the StarCruiser Brilliant Series

by Rick Lakin

We all dream of discovering our superpower. For seventeen-year-old Jennifer Gallagher, that superpower is an IQ of 206. She has been captivated with the StarCruiser Brilliant movie franchise since she was five. Now, she has a chance to intern with the Hollywood studio that produces the series.
She knows that StarCruiser Brilliant is the key to finding out what happened to her father, but discovers that Brilliant will take her to the stars on her search. Join her as she plays tennis with Tayla and dances with John Wayne.
The first book of the StarCruiser Brilliant series will thrill and excite you as you get to watch Jennifer grow from a precocious teen to a powerful, professional woman and discover her true superpower.
This book is for fans of Ell Donsaii, Alicia Jones, T. S. Paul, Randal Sloan, Laurence Dahners



High Strangeness

by Eric Bickernicks

Something strange has arrived on Cape Cod, and it’s not just the UFOs.

Ken Wakeman, a skeptical UFOlogist who seeks the truth about paranormal phenomenon, struggles to discredit the myriad of crackpot theories out there. Melissa “Mel” Howard, a reporter for a small Cape Cod newspaper, copes with the seasonal tourist invasion and its accompanying anxieties. When the Cape becomes the national focus over a rash of UFO sights, they join forces to get to the bottom it.

Despite denials from town officials and the military that UFOs have landed, mass hysteria overcomes the seaside community. In addition to the frantic humans, Astro, Ken’s Golden Retriever has also been acting strangely.

Joining the invasion is Klick, the promiscuous leader of a spandex-clad UFO cult whose members want to “amalgamate” with the Fornacisians when their spaceship lands. Mel learns that when dealing with wing nuts, the truth isn’t necessarily “out there”. Tom Frasier, an infamous proponent of crashed saucers and frozen alien bodies, claims the local military base houses some intriguing secrets. After a visit from the FBI gives legitimacy to Tom’s story, Ken will ultimately decide how far he’s willing to go to witness humanity’s greatest close encounter.



Global Divide: 001 RYU RISING

by Peter Rodriguez

A dark, scorched surface. A black mist that destroys on contact. A serum that keeps you young. The reality as explained in the Global Divide. A Sci-Fi series that will have you in suspense while you immerse yourself into a world unrecognized by our current standards. A world deep in the future where the Apocalypse has taken place and society has destroyed itself leaving a small group of survivors in its wake. In this new aftermath, survivors must adhere to their new subjectors. The elites that are now in control demand loyalty without compensation. Their goal is to rebuild the Earth to its former glory while eliminating any of the human attributes that caused its demise in all previous wars. Anyone in opposition is subject to death and immediately killed. A group of highly skilled mercenaries disagree with the new oppressors and fight for the right to rebuild the Earth with the use of advanced technology. One that doesn’t involve the destruction of the human race. In this new battle, a teenager whom is forcefully recruited by the military wing of the Global World Order, finds himself at odds with his new way of life and decides to follow his conscious. An option that will indirectly tie him to the fate of the planet.



Haskel Van Manderpootz & Dixon Wells’ Adventures: The Worlds of If, The Ideal & The Point of View

by Stanley G. Weinbaum

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. These three stories deal with Dixon Wells, a perpetually late playboy who runs afoul of the inventions of his friend and former instructor in “Newer Physics”, Professor Haskel van Manderpootz, a supremely immodest genius who rates Einstein as his equal.Contents: The Worlds of IfThe IdealThe Point of View



The Last Man & Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.
“Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus” tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque, sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. It has had a considerable influence in literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories, films and plays.
“The Last Man” is a post-apocalyptic novel which tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. Lionel Verney or The Last Man is the orphan son of an impoverished nobleman. Lionel is originally lawless, self-willed, and resentful of the nobility for casting aside his father. When he is befriended by Adrian, son of the last King of England, he embraces civilization and particularly scholarship.



Renewed Hope

by Tim Orr

Humans have already destroyed one planet, and in the process, they almost faced their own extinction. Now, thousands of years later, humanity is once again on the brink of destroying itself, and another planet.

After leaving her life behind, Prissa joins a secretive team of people called the Restoration Project. Their goal is to save humanity by building a time-machine, using ancient technology, which they intend to use to alter history. The team is in a race against time to figure out how to prevent the wars and greed that have plagued Earth over the last thousand years, before they are found and destroyed by the remaining government powers.

Prissa must battle through ethical concerns, technical challenges, and corruption within her own team for the plan to work.



Droplet: Force of Nature (The D.E.W Files Book 5)

by Jonathan Tate

Droplet: Force of Nature
Lily Ayers’ life as a courier is a constant adventure never staying in one place however that is about to change. When her latest route takes her across the southern states she is ambushed by the most notorious bandit of the time, Bombfist. Left for dead, Lily miraculously survives although her life has forever been changed. Now with the ability to control water she sets off in pursuit of the man who wronged her.
Unfortunately for Lily, she is not the only person chasing her stolen delivery and her actions bring her to the attentions of Sam Naughton and the D.E.W. With her abilities still developing and the government requiring her cooperation to resolve a situation involving another enhanced individual, Lily is immediately thrown into a world which she previously knew nothing aboutâ?¦
The D.E.W Files
Journey into a world where enhanced individuals walk amongst regular people. Some are born with these incredible abilities whilst others seemingly stumble into them. One thing remains constant however, there will always be people willing to fall on the opposite side of the law and for every person who tries to become a hero, plenty of others turn to a darker path.
With stories set across the globe, The Department of Enhanced Warfare Files cover the lives of these people, both individually and collectively, as they attempt to do what’s right whilst dealing with what it means to be a hero.



The Rabbit Job

by Michael Ridley

A worker in an engineering company is given a special project that could help save all life on the planet. Not everyone wants him to succeed and he must risk the safety of his family for everyone’s future.



Paphos 1

by N.R. Burnette

When Austin brought his daughter to the unexplored planet Paphos, it was supposed to be a chance to reconnect with her. But when he and his crew of scientists discover an alien facility, all of that changes. Eager to become rich, the crew ventures in, surrounded by the remnants of an alien massacre. By the time they realize that something is there with them, it is already too late. Now Austin isn’t worried about reconnecting with his daughter, he’s worried about keeping her alive.

This series of survival fiction books starts with part 1, and it’s free.



BALADA: A Song of Stars: When war rages across the universe, which side are you on? (BALADA: A Symphony of Eternity Book 1)

by R.M. Solea

What if in the struggle between magic and science, magic was the victor?

What if technology disappeared and magic became what was used to colonize the galaxy?

What if now magic is used to wage war across the stars?

The imperial fleet’s only hope for victory is the â??Hero of the Empire’ Metternich. Too bad that the man many consider to be their greatest hero, is in fact their greatest coward.

Metty once more finds himself in a desperate situation on the Planet of Volun 4. Newly promoted to the rank of Commodore, he must take command of the defeated 378th fleet cops and lead it to victory against a superior foe, and he must do that before the arrival of an even greater enemy force, while also keeping his secret cowardice hidden from his own troops, lest they turn on him.

Meanwhile rebellion stirs in the Occupied Territories, as a mysterious figure called ‘Nobody’ emerges to rally the rebels and lead them to victory against the Empire. But is he truly their salvation?

Enemies to his front, vengeful rebels to his rear and surrounding him are allies that may betray him at any moment.

Just another weekday for poor ol’ Metty.

–BALADA: a Song of Stars by R.M.Solea.



Futures & Fantasies

by John Joseph Adams

FUTURES & FANTASIES is an anthology of science fiction and fantasy culled from the pages of the digital short fiction magazine, LIGHTSPEED. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SFâ??and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.

Launched in 2010, LIGHTSPEED is a two-time winner of the Hugo Award, and stories from the magazine have been nominated for major genre awards dozens of times, including the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award. LIGHTSPEED has published short fiction from a wide variety of authorsâ??from the bestsellers and award-winners you already know to the best new voices you haven’t heard of yet.

The stories in FUTURES & FANTASIES run the gamut from mythic, lyrical epic fantasy (“A Love Story Written on Water” by Ashok K. Banker) to far-future space opera (“A Bond as Deep as Starlit Seas” by Sarah Grey)… from  rough-and-tumble cyberpunk dystopia (“And You Shall Know Her by the Trail of Dead” by Brooke Bolander) to historical, tragic fantasy (“The Litigation Master and the Monkey King” by Ken Liu)… from post-modern portal fantasy (“Not by Wardrobe, Tornado, or Looking Glass by Jeremiah Tolbert) to counterfactual hard science fiction (“The Old Equations” by Jake Kerr).

Dive in and discover the wonders within!



Reign of Dreamers: Elizabethâ??s Mystery

by Michael Raduga

Reign of Dreamers: Elizabeth’s Mystery is a story of love and mystery.

After surviving a bloody raid by fierce mutants, a twist of fate brings orphaned country boy Thomas Yourg to Parthagon, the kingdom’s forbidden capital. All inhabitants of the ideal city are happy and wealthy, and their entire lives revolve around a mysterious practice. Now a grown man, Thomas dreams of becoming a knight in order to avenge his family’s murder, but his path is beset by a large number of obstacles, oddities, and puzzlesâ??foremost among them, a mystery hidden in one of the towers of the king’s castle.

REVIEWS:

  • “I think the novel turned out to be not only interesting, but brilliant. I was literally glued to it for the next 10 days, and it got to me like no movie ever has. The ending – it’s just the bomb! Many thanks to the author for this novel and the enjoyment it brought!”
  • “I would like to say that the book is extremely well written. Its interesting, epic storyline is a pure pleasure to read. It’s easy to read. Many scenes are described so interestingly and in such detail that you become fully immersed in them, feeling the realness of all that’s happening.”
  • “The twists and turns of the plot are anything but ordinary. Where else will you find anything like this? Like the main character, the reader is made to be torn between sympathy for ordinary people and an idea. Meanwhile, the twist in the last paragraph is priceless!”
  • “You can’t but notice that Michael Raduga has put his heart and soul into the book – all his knowledge, experience, ideas, and imagination. This is a book with an incredible, silver-screen ready storyline. One of the best books of its genre.”


Sarophia

by Stu Dunn

“A fantastic book for anyone – avid fantasy readers or newbie’s into the genre”

“Great story! The descriptions are excellent and portray your story perfectly. Well written.”

“WITH SAROPHIA, STU DUNN HAS CREATED A MAGICAL WORLD OF ADVENTURE AND FANTASY. NIGHTMARE CREATURES FROM THE DARKEST PART OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MINGLE WITH CHARACTERS AS RECOGNISABLE AND HUMAN AS THE PEOPLE IN YOUR STREET ~ THE ABILITY TO BLEND THE REAL AND THE IMPOSSIBLE, THE MYSTERIOUS AND PLAIN THAT MAKES FANTASY WRITING SO REWARDING ~ AND THIS BOOK IS NO EXCEPTION.
STU’S HEROES FACE A WORLD IN THE GRIP OF AN UNSPEAKABLE EVIL. WHAT BEGINS AS A FLIGHT FOR LIFE BY A GROUP OF FRIGHTENED YOUTHS DEVELOPS INTO A QUEST FOR UNDERSTANDING AND VENGEANCE. NOTHING IS CERTAIN, ALLIES ARE SCARCE AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT.

SAROPHIA WILL KEEP YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT; AS EACH CRISES IS CONQUERED, ONLY TO REVEAL A GREATER DANGER BEYOND, THE PAGES SEEM TO TURN THEMSELVES TOWARD THE NEXT CHAPTER”
– Peter Baillie



Ameritopia

by Kate Ritter

War and crime are relics of the past. Violence and non-tolerance have been bred out of the population. How? As a result of too much god-play, men have all but wiped themselves off the face of the planet. Women have inherited the Earth. But the species must carry onâ?¦
Daily monotony and curiosity about historic tales of romance overwhelm inexperienced and mannerly researcher Evelyn Knight. Consequently, she risks the comfortable life she’s always known and ventures into one of the last strongholds of men, tucked into the foothills of Colorado: The Rock.
Inside, Eve is pushed to the breaking point when confronted with everything she has been missing on the outside: aggression, betrayal, duplicity, and could it beâ?¦ love? Not the kind of love portrayed in the Austen novels she grew up withâ?¦ something more raw and incalculable.
Ameritopia defies gender roles and the status quo in a way that just might help you rediscover life (and love) with new hope.



The Guardians: Relativity

by Caroline Brunner

Inspirational novel with a twist of science…

Following the disappearance of her mother, Josie is left with a lot of unanswered questions. Together with a silver necklace, her mother has also left behind a letter. But instead of answering Josie’s questions, it only serves to underline further the mysterious circumstances of her abandonment.

Her past slowly begins to unravel as she finds herself catapulted to a place where reality itself becomes relative. It is here that she encounters â??The Guardians’, a group of scientists who rely on the secrets of the quantum universe to guard the fate of the time-line as we know it.

As Josie comes face to face with the shadows of the past she soon realizes that in a world of relativity things are not always what they seem â?¦



The North Star: Galactic Sentinel Book One

by Killian Carter

***An ancient alien race, a sentient monkey, and epic explosions.***

Jason Grimshaw has one job…

Get the cadets to Colony 115.

Just another day. Just another milk run. Or so he thought.

When scanners pick up an unidentified alien vessel, it’s already too late.

With his ship blown out from under him, and his crew scattered across a war-torn planet, his day just keeps getting better.

The good news is, one of the pilots survived. The bad news is, it’s the biggest pain in his ass, and she’s stranded miles away.

When Clio Evans said she wanted to fly, crash-landing a starship wasn’t what she had in mind.

She may not be the most experienced Fleet pilot, but she sure as hell has a few tricks up her sleeve, and with an army standing between her and the rest of her crew, she’ll have to pull out all the stops, even if it means exposing a secret that’ll see her hanged for treason.

You’ll love this military science fiction adventure with a twist, because who doesn’t love overbearing Commanders, cocky redheads, and aliens with guns?

Get it now.

What Amazon readers are saying:

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘I can not wait for the followup book so I can keep in touch with all the members of the crew.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘Please hurry up with the next book. This was great.
Great characters, gripping story. Definitely for fans of Joe Halderman, Chris Fox, etc.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘A well-written action-packed story with good characters, worth a read.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘Great page turner and keeps your interest to the end. Far better and more complex world building than usual.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘Enjoyed this immensely.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘The story grips you from the start with the two main struggles intertwined and a great ending. This would make a great movie. I will definitely be reading more from this series.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘A great book, fun to read, and absorbing. Don’t take my word for it…read it yourself. Personally, I hope to read the next one and hope the ship and crew work their way into a tv series…’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘This is the first book I’ve read from the author and I will definitely continue to read more. I would recommend this book to any who likes to read science fiction. There’s a bit of everything sprinkled throughout.’

â??â??â??â??â?? ‘This story had it all. A touch of space opera, mystery, aliens, fighting in space and on planets.’

About The North Star:

This is the first book in a Sci-Fi series set in a rich galaxy where humans compete with many other species for power and influence. The science fiction is fairly grounded yet not overly technical. Think of Mass Effect, Stargate, or Serenity. It is full of action as it follows three main character threads that are woven into the very fabric of the universe.

Reading Order:
Book 1: The North Star
Book 2: Enter The Shroud
Book 3: The Shadow Falls (Release date TBC)

Prequel 1: Beyond The Brink (can be read as a stand-alone)
Prequel 2: The Battle of Gorthore (Release date TBC)



Child of Air (The Windspider Chronicles Book 1)

by Robert Grimes

It’s the 26th. century and the world is recovering from a war with The Spiders, mechanical constructs designed to replace human soldiers.

Earth’s population has been decimated, but it shares the leftovers with a selection of beneficent extra-terrestrials who have blessed the survivors with free access to their advanced technology.

Can the problems that this solves outweigh the problems that it brings?

Whilst the Spider attacks have slowed, they haven’t stopped. A fascist global corporation has replaced almost all national governments whilst an active resistance bubbles under the surface.

The Lohlephel family watches over the Barony of Rustholme from The Roost, its fortress-keep rooted deep into the cliffs at Dover.

Lady Dorleith spends her time as any educated young lady should – Pursuing her dreams of air-piracy and avenging the memory of her father.

Her brother, Commander Mal’Ak-hai oversees the Pewter Guard, the well-armed and armoured protectors of The Roost and its inhabitants.

Their mother, the Baroness has ultimate control of the general running of Rustholme and the care of its people.

And the Baron? Well, he’s dead – But he’s not the type to let something as trivial as that stop him permanently.

Welcome to a new Royal Family for a new Albion in the 26th Century. We hope you enjoy the ride.



The Riddle Walker (The Weaving of Time Book 2)

by Alydia Rackham

Sequel to The Beowulf Seeker…

Bhaird noticed a stark difference in his younger brother Oleron after the battle with the Danes. But he soon forgets that puzzle when their father is killed in a hunting accident, and the three MacDonald brothers are divided to rule their inheritances. Oleron and Dunmor are given pieces of Scotland–and Bhaird must go to Ireland.

But as Bhaird and Oleron sail out toward that foreign land, the sea churns and takes their ships under…

And when they surface, the brothers find themselves in the far future.

In the midst of the second World War.

But because a small action in the medieval past…

The Allied Forces may not win after all.



The Web of Tenebrae: Book 1 of the Chronicle of KL-62

by Alydia Rackham

KL-62 was created in a test tube–a perfect specimen of a human male. His body and life belong to science, but his mind is quiet, cold and sharp. On the way to be transferred to a remote space station, he learns he is about to be the subject of one last experiment–and it will prove fatal.
So he chooses to break out of the only environment he has ever known, and crash-land on an abandoned prison planet called Tenebrae.
Now he must maneuver his way through a perilous web of dark dead-ends and patrol droids with the help of the only other living being on the planet: the intelligent security system.
A woman called LILI.

“Wow, incredible,” the doctor breathed, quickly scanning the stats. “Soâ?¦This is the Anglo-Saxon, specifically-British model of the KL group, conditioned to speak Standard Pronunciation Englishâ?¦White skin, dark brown hairâ?¦Six feet, three inches tall, weighing 90.719 kilograms. Is that last bit accurate, Archie?”
“Yeah, according to his weigh-in this morning.”
“And it hasâ?¦turquoise eyes?” The doctor gave Archie a funny look. “What on earth for?”
Archie shrugged.
“Just to see if it would take. You should have a lookâ??Dr. Zephon’s pretty proud of himself. KL-62 is the only one of his birth group to have that color eyes.”
“Dr. Zephon did this one?” the young doctor gasped, staring at the Monitoring Officer. Archie grinned crookedly.
“Yep. Everybody says KL-62’s the masterpiece.”
“Wow,” the doctor gasped. He took a step forward. “Soâ?¦So, if Zephon did this one, it must excel in every way, not just physically.”
“Mhm,” Archie nodded. “Limited Edition. He’s the complete package.”
“Soâ?¦” the doctor rapidly tapped the edge of his screen. “It has no need to shave face or bodyâ?¦and it would demonstrate the height of mental perfection as well as physical exceptionalism.”
“Theoretically,” Archie shrugged. “He doesn’t talk much.”
“What, haven’t you looked at the results of his learning regimes?” the doctor frowned. Archie snorted.
“Yeahâ??if I’m trying to put myself to sleep.”
“Can you pull them up so I can see?”
“Doctor, he’s right there,” Archie gestured. “Why don’t you just ask him a couple questionsâ??you’ll find out faster.”
Clearing his throat, the doctor stepped closer to the plexiglass of the cell, then stopped.
“You. Corpus KL-62. Rise and stand at attention.”
Inside the white cell, upon a slab that served as a bed, a man sat elegantly at rest, his back against the wall, like a panther in the shade. He wore a black, form-fitting, full-length jumpsuit and boots. The bare skin of his face, neck, and long hands was utterly white. His dark hair had been combed neatly back. He had carven facial features like those of a princeâ??high cheekbones, heavy brow, and an eloquent, purpose-set mouth.
His body lay motionless for a moment while the doctor’s request hung in the air. Then, like liquid obsidian, he rose slowly to his feet, and straightened to his full, towering height.
Lean and muscular, he stepped soundlessly toward the plexiglass, settled his feetâ?¦
And lifted his stunning eyes to the doctor’s.
“Good lord,” the doctor breathed. “It’s magnificent.”



Kraken’s Keep

by Jean Kilczer

A routine dive takes a drastic turn for marine biologist Tess Hoffman and her boyfriend, when a monstrous underwater creature of unknown origin attacks them.

As they attempt study this dangerous deep-sea denizen, they team up with a ragtag crew of scientists and explorers, including Culley – a hero in disguise – and George, a brilliant scientist.

Stranded within the confines of their research vessel, they soon understand that their research mission has turned into a fight for survival.



Proteus DSV: Episode 1 (PILOT)

by Charles Mead

It’s 2072, the oceans have been colonised. Ben Roberts is chosen as the new captain of Proteus, a sleek submarine for its maiden voyage, keeping the peace for the United Earth Seas (UES). A new menace is discovered which threatens to tear apart the delicate alliance between the undersea colonies. Can Ben Roberts prove his worth by manoeuvring Proteus into position in time to prevent a disaster under the ocean?



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