Free science fiction Kindle books for 08 Apr 19

Project Bright Star (Return to Earth)

by Kristin Durfee

A once thought failed secret mission to colonize a distant planet, named 0X3B1, is discovered to have been successful when descendants of that mission return to Earth fifty-one years after their grandparents left, much to the surprise, and fear, of the world.
A short story from Return to Earth.

INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR

Q – What is Return to Earth?

A – In Return to Earth, ten authors unite to interpret how humankind would react to the arrival of extraterrestrials who happen to be human. The stories range in setting from recent history to far future. This is the second project by the Alvarium Experiment, a consortium of accomplished and award-winning authors.

Q – Where should a reader start when selecting a short story to read in Return to Earth?

A – Each story is self-contained and can be read in any order. The reader is free to select any of the stories at random to begin their experience. The book description will explain the setting for each particular story.

About the Author

KRISTIN DURFEE grew up outside of Philadelphia where an initial struggle with reading blossomed into a love and passion for the written word.

She is the author of the Four Corners Trilogy. Book One Four Corners is currently available. Book Two Two Worlds is scheduled to be released in Fall 2016. She is working on the final installment of Four Corners Trilogy entitled One Earth as well as a short story entitled Revenge From Within that will be featured in Thrill of the Hunt 2, a collection of suspense tales.

Kristin currently resides outside of Orlando, FL, and when not enjoying the theme parks or Florida sun, she spends most of her time with her husband and their quirky dogs.



Flare: An End of the World Philosophical Horror

by Jonathan Maas

FEAR THE DAYLIGHT
Without warning or explanation, an extended solar flare bombards the earth and doesn’t stop, making each day a battle for survival.
The sunlight blinds and burns instantly, and then kills within minutes. The radiation has also destroyed all of the earth’s circuitry, leaving the nights dark and dangerous.

TWO FIND HOPE AMIDST THE CHAOS
Two survivors, a thousand miles apart, each hear a rumor of a distant safe haven that can withstand the sun. Zeke is a silent wanderer, Ash is a brilliant young man hiding a painful past, and neither know just what this place really is.
To get there they must each travel through ravaged towns and over hundreds of miles of charred earth, and must do so under a sky waiting to kill them with every sunrise.
But with the world’s population dying off and humanity getting more and more violent as the days pass, their paths are destined to collide, because this unknown and unseen place might be the only hope remaining.



Neurotopia: Geppetto’s Chains

by Tony Mohorovic

Your mind is not your own.

The government can read your thoughts. Improve them too. War, poverty, and crime are history. If you don’t like it, you can always try your luck on that orbiting stateless superpower known as Apollo (formerly The Moon).

When Earth’s neuronet is hacked with a suicide virus, a reclusive thought-scanner, Sky Marion, finds her mother slitting her own wrists. Her mom is not alone – over a million Earth citizens are infected.

Who is to blame? The usual suspects – synthetic telepath hackers hiding on Apollo.

With no known remedy on Earth and less than a week before the virus shuts down victims’ brains, phobia-ridden Sky must risk her life and sanity to infiltrate the lawless lunar colonies if she is to find a cure.

But in doing so, Sky will find herself in the middle of a hidden war, fought for ultimate control over our minds.

If you’re a lover of light YA sci-fi with romance, this book ain’t it. But if you’re a fan of worldbuilding and wouldn’t mind a mind-bending tale featuring a basement-dwelling 46 year old female protagonist with social issues, come on in.



Collapse (New America-Book One)

by Richard A Stephenson

BOOK ONE in the NEW AMERICA series.

America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.



Undead Worlds 2: A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Anthology

by R. L. Blalock

The fall of civilization! Zombies! Apocalypse!

The Reanimated Writers are back with their flagship anthology, Undead Worlds!

This time, we have 15 brand new stories from today’s best in zombie fiction for you to dig your teeth into! Check out these gruesome and action-packed stories inside Undead Worlds 2! Grab your copy today!

La Petite Mort by Ryan Colley
You don’t know stress until you’ve ran a restaurant in the apocalypse.

The Last Day by Justin Robinson
A man’s loves determine his past, but his mistakes determine his future.

Cookie Jars and Bluebirds by Valerie Lioudis
Avery is back!

Inception by Jessica Gomez
Where romance collides with the apocalypse.

First Occurrence by Joshua C. Chadd
Sheriff Gibson chases a cannibalistic serial murderer as all around him the world begins to unravel.

Dominion by R.L. Blalock
A new kind of leader emerges in the apocalypse.

Forget the Mall by RJ Spears
When zombies arrive, a trip to the mall turns into a death trap.

The Zee Brothers: First Job
The origin story of Jonah & Judas Zee continues!

Zombie Exterminators by Grivante
Two brothers saving the world one job at a time!

Valley of the Shadow by LC Champlin
It’ll take everything Amanda has to protect her family from
mindless cannibals, armed raiders, and her own neighbors.

Airborne by Arthur Mongelli
Fleeing the bourgeoning chaos on the streets of San Diego

Breakfast in Hell by Dia Cole
Never underestimate the “survival skills” of a former stripper.

Alone Against Zombies by Alathia Paris Morgan
An eerie return to civilization has Sarah Beth wondering if she’s alone in the world with the dead.

Gods and Monsters by Richard Restucci
The only thing more powerful than the wrath of a god is the hunger of the dead.

Zombie Beginnings: The Oracle by Javan Bonds
Smokes is The Oracle, Ponderous, Prophetic, and Profane.

Picking it up in the Middle by EE Isherwood
It only took a plane crash, a city full of zombies, and a stolen
armored personnel carrier for Mel and Phil to have their first date.

Get your copy and dive in now!



The Sister Verse and the Talons of Ruin

by Amelie C. Langlois

John, an unstable detective living in an alternate future, is plagued by hallucinations of a malevolent, shapeshifting entity that haunted his childhood. While he struggles to maintain his grip on reality, he soon discovers that his world is a terrifying illusion designed to make him suffer. Surreal, horrifying, and unflinchingly brutal – enter a world of blood and fear. Enter the Sister Verse.

The Sister Verse and the Talons of Ruin is the first book in a series of four that explores the realms of Lovecraftian horror, epic fantasy, and science fiction through an action-packed narrative of unrestrained psychedelic violence.

This book contains scenes of extreme gore that may be unsuitable for some readers.



LIVE SOLDIER (Die Famous Book 1)

by LIAM CLAY

I wasn’t always a marine with a government camera in my eye…

Before they hacked my head, stole my daughter and sent me to war, I sold drugs to plastic celebrities in the clouds. Not the most honest of professions, I know. But this world is broken, and although my city presents a glittering face to the ruins, it was built on the same rotten foundations.

Far below the movie sets, the gene editing labs and the body mod studios, another city exists. A place of flooded streets and tainted air. You wouldn’t want to live there – no one does. So can you blame me for burning my morals in return for a glimpse of the sun? Sure, it was far from perfect, but everything is these days.

Then I made a mistake. Crashed the wrong party, sold a good time to bad people, implicated myself in a terrorist attack on an A-list star. And the violence didn’t end there. Now the poor have been accused of massacring the rich, and to atone for our supposed sins, we are being trained for battle.

The task ahead of us sounds insane. Infiltrate the island stronghold of the planet’s most advanced post-human scientist. Learn its weaknesses, and lead an army to conquer it.

Insane? Scratch that, it sounds like suicide.

Except for one thing. That scientist is known as the Designer, and I was one of his first creationsâ?¦

Note from the author: you may have noticed that from April 8-12th, Live Soldier is being offered at the very reasonable price of free. Mostly I’m just excited to welcome new readers to the Die Famous universe, but it would also be great if you could post a review afterwards. Your feedback will be useful to other humans, and may even please the sentient Amazon algorithms that control my ultimate fate.

Thanks so much,

Liam

Critical response: “Combining elements of cyberpunk, military and apocalyptic science fiction, Live Soldier is a fast paced ride through a damaged but fascinating near-future world. Fans of Ready Player One, Red Rising and Murderbot will be entertained.”

www.liamclay.com



Backlash: Prequel to The Wildblood Series

by S. A. Hoag

After World War Last, everything changed. A tiny refuge, tucked away in the Rocky Mountains, The Vista, has survived on its own.

Team Three – Wade, MacKenzie, and Allen – young, ambitious, and ready to do whatever it takes to protect their home.

Backlash, prequel to The Wildblood series. Set on a near-future Earth mostly devoid of humans, this reveals some of the harsh realities facing people of The Vista, and how Team Three began. When Security faces an unknown adversary that threatens to wreak havoc across what little civilization is left, they must rely on the unusual abilities of a new team, and hope it’s enough to stop the chaos.

The Wildblood Series

No one remembers what started the war, the big one. Civilization stopped, and what came next was fueled by rage and fear.
Twenty years on, a tiny refuge, a place called The Vista, may be one of the last vestiges of humanity. Isolated, guarded, and hiding a dark secret, the people have survived World War Last, and they are content with that. Their children, however, are not. The search for others will send them out into a world they know nothing about, where the line between enemy and ally is blurred.



The Western Front – Part 1 of 3 (Western Front Series)

by Archer Garrett

Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.

-Habakkuk 1:4

Darkness has descended upon the world; the fabric of society has been torn asunder, sovereign nations collapse under their own burdens, once stable governments are ushered into revolution and allies of old are thrust into war. The tentacles of darkness have inevitably traveled across the Atlantic and are now tightening their grip on the American republic.

Now, faced with a collapsing economy, a failing currency and a society that is swiftly casting its humanity aside, the United States stands at the precipice of a bedlam and malevolence not witnessed since the fall of Rome.

Part 1 follows several characters who strive to navigate the chaos, including:

Jake, his wife and brother are forced to flee the maelstorm of violence as it spills from the cities and into their small town enclave.

A Texas State Guardsmen deep behind enemy lines on South Padre Island, stands with his compatriots against a wave of unspeakable atrocities committed by a ruthless cartel alliance committed to seizing the spoils of the American southwest.

An outlaw and his Catahoula cur companion, learn to survive and even thrive in their river swamp domain as they seek a redoubt from the troubles that plague the world beyond.

A radical revolutionary intent on plunging the wounded nation into revolution as he stokes the flames of hatred and destruction.

Part 1 is a novella length (approximately 20,000 words) and encompasses the first eight chapters of the series.

This series is written in a manner that is accessible by even those who are not fans of collapse or survival literature. So if you’re not a fan of the genre, give it a shot, I think you’ll enjoy it.



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