Free science fiction Kindle books for 02 Jan 19

Breakdown: A Post-Apocalyptic Survival series (Dark Road Book 1)

by Bruno Miller

Do you have what it takes to survive?

Ben Davis was prepared for disaster. He just didn’t know it would come so soon.

He and his teenage son, Joel, are miles deep in the backcountry of the San Juan Mountains when high-altitude nuclear electromagnetic detonations light up the pre-dawn sky. Ben, Joel, and their dog, Gunner, must make their way home – or to whatever’s left of it – on foot.

Without the ability to communicate with his ex-wife in Maryland, Ben has no idea if Joel’s brother and sister are okay. The two decide they have no options but to head East. Before their journey begins, they venture into town to check Ben’s outdoor store for supplies and discover one of Joel’s classmates, Allie, alone and in desperate need of help.

When Ben realizes Allie’s flight attendant mother is most likely dead and her father lives in Pittsburgh, he knows he has to take her with them. Ben must use the skills he learned as an Army Ranger many years ago to survive the post-apocalyptic world they now live in.

Can he keep himself and two teenagers safe as they navigate the dark and dangerous road ahead?



The Divide: the Cool and the Waste

by James Hearne

The Divide is my first novel, and I have been working on it, on and off, for five years. It is like a impertinent child that demands my attention but rarely listens to my instructions. It is a dystopian bildungsroman (oh no! not another) about our attempt to control our reality through science, myth, indulgence, and belief. It explores the futile war between science and myth that rages on throughout history. And, it is about the futility of that great human endeavor to control our experiences and understand the world around us. Sinless McCool lives in a community named for his forefathers and anchored in logic and reason- The Cool, but he is not satisfied and cannot hold onto happiness. His match Hatty and his kinfather Koner do everything they can to save him from his own brilliant destruction but sometimes our paths are worn deep. No one has ever survived Denouncement and no midtimer team has ever won the Announcement Sevens Tournament but Sin is rushing towards both disaster and brilliance like a howl dog to the kill.
“Freedom is a luxury of the Saved, and theirs is pretense. On the Waste you need Paps and Coolfolk, laws and regulations, out-of-bounds, times to wear breathers and goggles, and we always stay connected. If not, if you break only the smallest of these laws, then you kill us all. ” – Koner McCool



Passage at Delphi (Apollo Series Book 1)

by A.K. Patch

The lives of history and ancient language professors, Lauren and Zack Fletcher, have been upended in ways neither could imagine in this epic adventure tale that takes readers from sunny San Diego to the stunning vistas of ancient and modern day Greece.

The Fletchers carry on their academic lives with relative ease but they are splintered by their contention over career goals and starting a family. Now, unbeknownst to them, they’ve been drafted to take part in events that will span millennia and decide the course of mankind’s future.

Lauren and Zack have been propelled into an ancient Greek war, forcing them to confront a past that is both familiar and terrifying. To return home, they must overcome warfare on a massive scale, set aside their recent marital discord, and find within themselves the wisdom to navigate treacherous routes of survival. Dreams will be dashed and others realized as Lauren and Zack negotiate a dangerous dance of cultural wonder, calculated risk, and unintended consequences.



Do the Trains Run on Time?

by Paul Starkey

An England that could be today, could be tomorrow, or could even be yesterday, has been invaded by a faceless, implacable enemy, and for a lucky few the only escape is via refugee train, but time is running out for one group of evacuees waiting at a lonely railway station when they find themselves menaced by a monstrous creature.

An enthralling novella, Do the Trains Run on Time blends science fiction with horror, and is accompanied by nine short stories each of which has time as a central theme; from countdowns to time travel, from the distant past to the far future.

Stories include:

THE DELICATE ART OF DEEP SPACE NEGOTIATION: When a labour dispute on a far flung mining colony threatens to bankrupt a galaxy spanning corporation, one senior executive embarks on a desperate mission to resolve the issue, but time is of the essence.

FOLDING BACK THE YEARS: The place is London, the year is 1970, and Soviet backed forces are on the verge of taking the city. As the evacuation begins only one man knows that this isn’t how things were supposed to beâ?¦

THE ASTRONAUT’S SON: Growing up is hard enough without your dad being an astronaut who’s aging slower than you are.

ULRIK MUST DIE!: It is another place, another time. Lady Maryam is far from home and heavily pregnant, with only her wits to rely on she must fight to ensure not only her own future, but the future of her unborn child. One thing is clear, for them to survive, Ulrik must die!



FIVE GREAT SCI-FI STORIES

by JOHN TARTTELIN

In THE DREAM WITHIN a reckless scientist decides to prove to his disbelieving colleagues that is is possible to latch onto ancient memories buried in junk stands of DNA and actually re-live the past. For a lonely Welsh astronomer in THE PROBE his humdrum star-gazing becomes much more when a brilliant flash of light is seen blazing in the night sky. ON ASSIGNMENT deals with a tortured soul who is extremely unhappy about returning to Earth to live his seventh and last allotted life. But his reluctance to conform is not welcomed by the powers-that-be. Then an unusual way out of his predicament presents itself. In THE KEEPERS an accident caused by young Amanda releases a toxic gas into the atmosphere of Libarion threatening to wipe out over 11,000 alien animals in an interplanetary zoo. In ALONE Captain Jubal Metak’s desire to complete his trade mission leads to a ill-judged decision that sends his vessel hurtling out of the Galaxy on a journey to nowhere.



The Anomaly

by G L Gardner-Shaw

Three women Maria, Faith and Eva are bound together not only as a family but they have something that they must keep secret at all costs.

Having found “The Anomaly” Maria faces life changing consequences, she needs to protect her family at all costs.

With the help of Erin and Ceres can she achieve her aim?

Or will the authorities find out her secret…

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Gayle Gardner-Shaw has written since an early age, only starting to write seriously after returning to University.

Now living in Stoke on Trent with her husband and three children, she is currently writing her second novel.



Sacrament: A YA Dystopian (Covenant Series)

by Jim Miesner

Everything she’s ever known is a lie…

At ten years old, Samantha Lewinson has all but mastered the skills required to survive her primitive, jungle world. But when men in strange costumes come from the sky, Samantha’s world comes crashing down. Learning her biological parents died in a crash as she is torn from the only family she’s ever known, Samantha is brought to the Covenant-the world she was meant to grow up in.

Alone and confined to a bright white room, she’s given a choice: remain imprisoned forever or take The Sacrament and be granted her freedom. It’s a simple choice, but in her new world nothing is simple. Will The Sacrament be the salvation she needs to return to home?



Stars In Our Sails

by Jakub Wisz

The crew of the “Dauntless”, a band of freelance traders and mercenaries, decides to make some quick cash and finds themselves in trouble above their pay grade. With some dodgy cargo on the spaceship and their destination in the farthest reaches of the Solar System, they have little to no doubt this is not going to be a straight-forward job…

“Stars In Our Sails” is a science-fiction thriller set in a colonised Solar System – a story about people dealing with their lives and issues while unwittingly tangled in a conspiracy threatening to destroy them. The crew must cope with the vastness of space, isolation and constant pressure, forced into a game the rules of which they don’t understand. Only their resolve and cooperation stand between the crew of the “Dauntless” and certain death – but can they really trust each other?



Impossible Target: A Flying Adventure

by Mark Wade

AIR RAID ON NEW YORK CITY X THIS IS NOT A DRILL. December 1943. The momentum of the Second World War has shifted in favor of the Allies, and American confidence in the security situation has soared in the past few months. City lights and radio stations are back on across the East Coast as normalcy has returned to America.

While Germany may be down, though, it isn’t out, and the Luftwaffe has developed the technology to get Nazi Germany back in the war. Operating from secret bases in occupied Norway, Hitler’s Luftwaffe is about to launch their new heavy bombers against the mainland United States.

Unprepared for an attack on its homeland, only a limited number of air and naval units are available to react to the surprise attack on America’s most valuable asset â?? its will to fight.

It’s a race against time, with the fate of New York City hanging in the balance. You’ll experience breathtaking action and historical drama as the American homeland is attacked for the first time since 1812 by a foreign power. Can the Americans stop the German bombers before they release their weapons, or will the German forces fight their way through and destroy their impossible target?’



Home From The Sea

by William Meikle

In these pages you’ll find some glowing fog, some mad scientists, some tentacled things, booze, dreaming gods, cigarettes, some boats of various sizes, a bar or two, some stiff upper lips, a ghosthunter, a great detective and a multitude of universes, among other things.

Home from the Sea contains 14 tales of Lovecraftian Terror

Contents:

SymbiOS
Carnacki: The Island Of Doctor Munroe
The Terror that Came to Dounreay
Inquisitor
The Tenants of Ladywell Manor
Carnacki: The Larkhall Barrow
The Invisible Menace
Sherlock Holmes: The Color that Came to Chiswick
Professor Challenger: Ripples in the Ether
The Doom that Came to Dunfield
Home From the Sea
Amoeboid
From Between
#Dreaming

Praise for William Meikle:
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“One of the premier storytellers of our time.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland

“William Meikle is an entertaining writer with a knack for Lovecraftian fiction.” – Lovecraft eZine

“Willie Meikle has a gift for writing highly entertaining thrilling novels.” – Ginger Nuts of Horror



Abducted By The Fire King (Viking Mate Book 1)

by J. S. Wilder

Two dying alien races and one human female. What’s the result? A dating agency. 
Stevan, the leader of the Fire Planet, wants to save his people, once he shifts and lands on Earth. He abducts Catherina in the hope of preventing the races from facing extinction. The women are no longer able to mate and the first birth in centuries has resulted in a stillbirth.
They discover that they need a way to connect the aliens together. Catherina uses her skills of working for a dating agency to connect them.
Catherina has a dead end job back on Earth, with the rise of technology – dating agencies have become a thing of the past. She enjoys bringing the two races together. Her focus shifts from connecting the races to a hot passionate night with the seven-foot leader.
Sereni has other ideas as she wants to claim Stevan and she doesn’t want a small, pale-blooded human to take her place as Stevan’s rightful mate. 
Sereni is out to get Catherina before Stevan begs Catherina to stay. 
Can Catherina win against Sereni for the heart of the leader?

Author’s Note:
This was previously called The Fire Planet Vikings. Now, it has a new title and cover. The content of the book is the same as was previously published. It is a stand-alone novel and the first book in the Viking Mate series. I hope you enjoy the action-packed adventure with plenty of steam in this alien love triangle romance.



a Royal Family No.35 / Poison plants

by Aki Matsu

Where is the little finger?
I can not find my little finger.
I asked my mother.
My mother said.
ate.
I ate your little finger.
My mother is laughing.
I said.
Was it delicious?
What kind of taste?
Do you want to eat again?
My mother said.
was very delicious.
I like to eat fingers.
Plant fingers.
Animal fingers.
Human fingers.
I asked my mother.
Which is the most delicious?
My mother said.



a Royal Family No.36 / Feces in the bath

by Aki Matsu

We are seeing the stars.
I have a telescope.
It is the property of me and a friend.
My friend said.
Want to watch!
Star!
alien!
Your rotten mother!
I said.
Can you see it?
With this telescope?
Are you insane?
Are you crazy?
My friend said.
I can do it.
I can see.
Now for your mother.
My friend is looking into the telescope.
My friend said.
Your mother is taking a bath.



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