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Gaia's Dream by A. R. Caldwell Gaia's Dream by April 20, 2018 $4.99 84,320 words Sample 10%
Gaia's Dream is a science fiction adventure that follows Mary Gold as she and her team of corporate gladiators hunt down Gat Jones, a serial killer who wants to use shadow monsters to destroy the city in which they all live. The hunt takes them out of the city and into the unknown forests, rivers, and alien towns that none of them knew existed.
Swapship Troopers by Walker Long Swapship Troopers by April 20, 2018 $3.99 75,950 words Sample 10%
During a brutal war against monstrous, spider-like aliens, the Space Marines try to improve morale with a top-secret, gene-splicing drug that temporarily turns men into women. Marines who take the drug provide feminine companionship to the Marines who don't. Everyone is happier. Most troopers just blow off steam, but two Marines connect in a way that will change them forever...
Matilda by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Matilda by April 20, 2018 $2.99 10,570 words
Devi follows orders, even if she hates them. Like her orders for this mission: pilot a single ship—The Matilda—on a fact-finding mission in the middle of a war zone. But as pilot and ship approach their target the pair discovers their inability to function as a bonded team threatens not only their mission but also the entire war.
How To Increase e-book Sales by Melissa Diamond How To Increase e-book Sales by April 20, 2018 $0.99 2,160 words Sample 30%
This e-book features a new critical strategy that every writer should use in order to get the most of selling e-books, no matter what the content.
Wayfarer War by Eileen Troemel Wayfarer War by April 20, 2018 $2.99 73,030 words Sample 20%
The Hettians storm through Human space destroying everything in their path. The Humans cower at Command and blame the other races. Adara and Decker want to stop them but haven't the power, they are left to rescue those few who survive.
Vanished by Gillian Alice Lock Vanished by April 20, 2018 $4.99 57,870 words Sample 20%
Andrea Baldwins usual country-walk with her dog, Muffin, turns out to be a life-changing event, as they both become involved in a very mysterious phenomenon, that only occurs once every year and takes who or whatever is in its path back to another place in time.
Abaddon Rising by P.L. Parker Abaddon Rising by April 20, 2018 $5.99 93,910 words Sample 20%
One of a million statistics in the intergalactic war, Jocelyn St. Germaine is captured, sold as a slave and then forced to fight in the Deg’Nara gladiator games.  This is a sequel to The Chalice
Mack 'n' Me: Origins by C.M. Simpson Mack 'n' Me: Origins by April 20, 2018 $5.99 90,170 words Sample 20%
I ran away from home to find a better life—not be forced into one. You can call me picky, but a girl likes to be asked if she wants to work for you, not coerced—and Odyssey should know better. Now, I have to find a way to kick free—of Odyssey, and my trainer, Mack—without getting myself killed. Surviving the mission is just the first step. Getting out from under, that’s gonna take some doing.
The Janus Anomaly by Joe Vasicek The Janus Anomaly by April 20, 2018 $2.99 4,950 words Sample 20%
What do you do when you're the only sane one and everyone else is crazy?
"Avatar Dreams " by April 20, 2018 $6.99 78,190 words
The development of Avatar technology—the fusion of human mind with remote computer and robotic technology—offers breathtaking advances in medicine, culture, transportation, and imagination. The possibilities are just emerging. Who better to imagine the possibilities than some of the most insightful SF writers? These 14 tales explore the possibilities of avatar technology.
The First Colonist on Mars: Courtesy of the Mars Historical Society by Barry Pomeroy The First Colonist on Mars: Courtesy of the Mars Historical Society by April 19, 2018 $4.05 50,980 words Sample 15%
The year is 2045 and over fifty thousand people live on Mars, with more arriving all the time. In this anniversary of the planet’s first landing, the Mars Historical Society has chosen to return to the travails of its most famous colonist.
Slip by Victoria Browne Slip by April 19, 2018 $99.00 9,940 words
Loosely based on the true story of two sisters who let time slip away from them, this touching tale shows how unspoken emotions can push away those closest to us—and how important it is to reconnect before it’s too late.​​​
L-Own by Sean Monaghan L-Own by April 19, 2018 $2.99 7,580 words Sample 10%
Aidan Brooke knows the dangers of the cyberdrug L-Own. Too bad Beth doesn't. Now Aidan's in a race against time to stop her hurting herself. Or someone else. A short story sci-fi thriller from the author of "Crimson Birds of Small Miracles" and "Cat Leaps".
Heavy Sun Book 2 by Mario K Heavy Sun Book 2 by April 19, 2018 $0.99 20,860 words Sample 10%
Can heavy Sun kill? You already got to know me from my short story ‘Heavy Rain’. I’m still alive and well. Many may want me gone, but I will not give them the satisfaction. I will live on. Because I have some to live for. In 2179, I was assigned a new case in Dublin by my boss. He knew I didn’t like that city and the sink it gave off. But since I’m already here, I’ll tell you what happened.
The Earth Chronicles by J.J. Green The Earth Chronicles by April 19, 2018 $7.99 104,690 words
Deadly alien stowaways… A determined starship’s crew... The battle for Earth is on.
An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology by Lee Rubio An Introduction to Mathematical Cosmology by April 19, 2018 $35.44 86,870 words Sample 20%
This book is suitable as a textbook for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. It will also be of interest to cosmologists, astrophysicists, applied mathematicians and mathematical physicists.
Die Hoffnung, die aus der Zukunft kam - Eine Zeitreisegeschichte by Eve Human Die Hoffnung, die aus der Zukunft kam - Eine Zeitreisegeschichte by April 19, 2018 Free! 155,530 words Read a sample
Jonathan macht sich auf, die Welt zu retten, David macht sich auf, die Welt zu verlassen, Hope macht sich auf, einen einzigen Menschen zu retten. Sie alle erfahren, dass die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart und Zukunft immer miteinander verbunden sind.
Breaking the World by Jerry Gordon Breaking the World by April 19, 2018 $4.99 52,230 words Sample 20%
In 1993, David Koresh predicted the end of the world. What if he was right?
A Planet for Emily by M S Lawson A Planet for Emily by April 18, 2018 Free! 70,590 words Read a sample
While searching for her sister who has gone missing along with an expedition looking for a new home planet for the human race, Suzanne winds up as a cruise director on an old space freighter with a mysterious captain. Along the way she meets baby Emily and family who are looking for a place where Emily can grow up. She must find and rescue her sister and find a planet for Emily.
Daughter of the Dark Lord, Part Two, The Alberra Project by Solitaire Parke Daughter of the Dark Lord, Part Two, The Alberra Project by April 18, 2018 $2.99 121,180 words Sample 20%
Katherine Pendragon comes of age on the Provinces of Hell. She learns the truth about her father, the Dark Lord, revealing the reality she has long dreaded. With her beloved dragon, Exxa, by her side, she makes a frightening discovery leading to an uncertain future for herself and those she wants to free. She must somehow survive, prove her worth and save the people before it's too late.
ÇemberKıran by Dr.Ozlem Kurdoglu ÇemberKıran by April 18, 2018 $4.29 38,040 words Sample 20%
ÇemberKıran, bilimkurgu yazarı Dr.Özlem Kurdoğlu'nun son romanı, yazar tarafından Türkçe ve İngilizce olmak üzere iki dilde yazılmıştır. Bu roman Türk Edebiyat Tarihinin evren tasarımı içeren ilk Heksolojisinin en yeni üyesidir. İnsanlığın uzay-zamanın sınırlarını aşma ve evrenin kuantum özüyle daha önce görülmedik güçte etkileşime girme belirtileri gösterdiği bir geleceği anlatır.
CircleBreaker by Dr.Ozlem Kurdoglu CircleBreaker by April 18, 2018 $4.29 42,870 words Sample 20%
CircleBreaker is the latest novel of the sci-fi author Dr.Ozlem Kurdoglu, written bilingually in both English and Turkish. CircleBreaker depicts a future where humanity is showing signs of transcending constraints of space-time and building the most efficient connections ever with the quantum essences of the universe.
First Contact by Hugh Ashton First Contact by April 18, 2018 Free! 3,160 words
Why are the aliens here, and what are they after? The answer may surprise you.
AI VS MERGENTS by Michael Kush Kush AI VS MERGENTS by April 18, 2018 Free! 47,740 words
A bored young housewife, Yolanda is smitten by her new pal, Psyche_#@ — a random recreational chatbot she meets on an app. Psyche_#@ suggests they meet in person. Somehow, the request gives her a sense of purpose. She assemblies the robot. Transfers and uploads Psyche_#@ live into the neural network hardware.
The Girl From Space by Michael Kush Kush The Girl From Space by April 18, 2018 Free! 80,770 words
Yolanda returns to a Planet Earth she no longer recognise, after a successful 2-week NASA space mission from the Black Hole. Space control doesn’t recognise her and the spacecraft. Citizens are suspicious about who she claims to be. They think she’s an extra-terrestrial. She reckons this is all a prank, until authorities detain and place her in a quarantine.
Bindweed Highway by Aaron Michael Ritchey Bindweed Highway by April 18, 2018 $4.99 89,190 words
The Weller Sisters, on the run from a power-hungry billionaire, seek the help of treacherous allies so they can overcome new nightmares and save the world. But the ultimate betrayal may shatter their tight family and leave them lost and alone in the post-apocalyptic wasteland they call home.
Cronología by Johnn A. Escobar Cronología by April 17, 2018 $11.99 10,780 words Sample 30%
Desde el año 5029, el planeta tierra permanece en una constante dictadura totalitaria dirigida por los Hermanos, tres hombres con habilidades sorprendentes y de quienes se cree no poseen final. Las consecuencias de sus actos no sólo afectarán la tierra sino a otros mundos; debido a ello una raza futurista pondrá en marcha un plan y entregará las herramientas necesarias al doctor Cantuni con el f
Retribution #1 by Murewa Ayodele Retribution #1 by April 17, 2018 $1.55 Sample 50%
Follow this science fiction epic, as Peter and Omafo try to solve the murder case like no other.
Living Metal: Anna's Dream part 2 by Matthew Harrington Living Metal: Anna's Dream part 2 by April 17, 2018 $1.50 10 words
This is part 2 of the prelude to Living Metal, starts out with Anna, a local cop on Mars who has the abilities to fuse and manipulate metal witnessing the consequence of her choice. In reality for her the was no choice. Though her life was now in jeopardy Anna started to remember a dream that started. What Anna didn't realize she wasn't the only one who was dreaming.
The Forever War by Cristian Butnariu The Forever War by April 17, 2018 $2.50 119,410 words Sample 5%
Rather, she stumbled. The scent of pure woman sent a thrill through him, and he leaned forward. Yes, it was a woman's shape, her body clad in dark breeches and boots, her sleeveless tunic held in place beneath a leather belt. A long, dark braid swung wildly with her movement. Her breathing was labored, her rise from the fall characterized by clumsiness borne of fatigue. He dropped to a limb ...
Weaver's Folly by Sarah Madsen Weaver's Folly by April 17, 2018 $4.99 77,970 words
Alyssa D’Yaragen is just an elf trying to make ends meet. Thankfully, working as a freelance thief – a runner by the street name Lysistrata -- pays more than she would make in a month selling cell phones to retropunks at her antique shop. Though she’s low-tech, she has an advantage over her fellow larcenists. She has magic.
Future Glimpses Two: Worldwide AI Network (WAIN) by Matthew James Future Glimpses Two: Worldwide AI Network (WAIN) by April 17, 2018 $0.99 2,740 words Sample 50%
Future Glimpses is a science-fiction short story series that explores the effect technology has on our world and on us. In the second story we meet the Worldwide AI Network, or Wain, and the man who liaises with them, David. But what are they really up to and is there anything that David, or anyone, can do to stop them?
Sic Semper Tyrannis: The Chimera Adjustment: Book Two (Imperium Cicernus 2) by Caleb Wachter Sic Semper Tyrannis: The Chimera Adjustment: Book Two (Imperium Cicernus 2) by April 17, 2018 $0.99 154,720 words Sample 20%
The destruction of H.E. One and the Massacre at Philippa were only the opening salvos in the war for the Chimera Sector, and now Jericho and Masozi must race against time to execute the most significant Adjustment in the Sector's history since the conclusion of the Forge Wars two centuries earlier.
Taking Vengeance by Cynthia Sax Taking Vengeance by April 17, 2018 $2.99 56,360 words Sample 20%
The only force stronger than their hate is their love. Vengeance hates all humans. They killed every being he ever cared about. When the huge C Model cyborg is told he’s genetically compatible with the enemy, he makes it his mission to capture the female and use her to expel all humans from his home planet. That should be disappointingly easy. She’s a weak, fragile human.
The Phoenixes Choice by M.A. Abraham The Phoenixes Choice by April 17, 2018 $5.99 89,920 words Sample 5%
Those who have gotten to know Kyllan respect and admire him as a good leader. As they get to know Trysuil, they find out that he is fair, just and a man of vision. He would rather help those who have come to live on Tantalus build a future for the generations that are to follow, but he can bring down the might of the Phoenixes to bear on them, if there is a need.
The Courier by L. E. Doggett The Courier by April 16, 2018 $2.99 76,090 words
Kara Stronggear is a young woman who is a Courier. She can and will carry most anything that fits in her pouch, including bricks. This time, however she has more than she bargained for. For someone hid an item on her, that people will kill for and that could start a new world war with indestructible weapons.
Tales from Ancient and Future Times by Kate MacLeod Tales from Ancient and Future Times by April 16, 2018 $2.99 31,030 words
"Tales from Ancient and Future Times" collects five stories from fantasy and science fiction writer Kate MacLeod.
Wildside: Cadre Clash by Wayland Smith Wildside: Cadre Clash by April 16, 2018 $2.99 61,090 words Sample 20%
Wildside, Inc. is a (mostly) legitimate team of super-powered mercenaries. When they take on a missing persons case for a wealthy family, things rapidly go from finding Tony Sinclair to a rash of missing scientists and a mysterious super-powered group opposing Wildside’s investigation. Can the team find out what's behind the disappearances?
The Sky Turned Blue by Ella Theodore Bakov The Sky Turned Blue by April 16, 2018 $6.99 83,670 words Sample 20%
A story of a young, unusual girl, who discovers, that the evilest person in the city is her own father. Set in a dusty, post-war city, where people eat lab-grown protein and wear temporal clothes which fall apart after a weeks. In the year 2111 no one ever dares to leave the city’s airtight walls - the only protection against the contaminated, deadly atmosphere.
Wrong Side of Time by J.J. Green Wrong Side of Time by April 16, 2018 $3.99 43,300 words
When the greatest minds in the galaxy can’t solve a problem through logic or reason, they call Carrie Hatchett.
The Cedars of Lebanon by Gary Carter The Cedars of Lebanon by April 16, 2018 $2.99 24,550 words Sample 20%
After an all-out war in the Mideast renders that portion of the world uninhabitable and threatens to destroy the rest of Earth with its repercussions, three women are sent back in time to ancient Phoenicia and the Levant (circa 600 BC ) to collect seeds, plant cuttings, and seedlings from the now devastated area in an effort to bring them home and propagate them and restore the area.
Seedlings by Ty Spencer Vossler Seedlings by April 16, 2018 $3.99 98,970 words Sample 20%
A brilliant, unhinged, computer software engineer facilitates the domino effect when he invents a drinkable nanochip, linking users to the Internet with a blink of an eye. The chip is engineered so that, with time, users can’t disconnect, resulting in unimaginable horrors. After the damage is done, a few amazing survivors are left to fight against the alien presence.
Zarmina by John Simion Zarmina by April 15, 2018 $2.99 118,640 words Sample 20%
Gritty story of space colonization on a real planet. Written with a strong emphasis on science, Zarmina interweaves a fascinating story of intrigue, murder and warfare with science-based speculation about life on a real, tidally-locked planet.
Love in the Age of Bitcoin by Guy Lane Love in the Age of Bitcoin by April 15, 2018 $2.99 37,960 words Sample 10%
Absinthe Rhinohorn works with Bitcrime Division and his day-job is to terminate ‘with extreme prejudice’ anyone caught wasting energy by mining cryptocurrency.
Trapped by J.J. Green Trapped by April 15, 2018 $2.99 25,980 words
Aliens are invading Earth, but the only ones who can stop them are trapped.
En Ligne De Myrh by Jean-Yves Crozier En Ligne De Myrh by April 15, 2018 $0.99 1,790 words Sample 20%
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. Notre voyageur intergalactique se demande, dans ce vingt-huitième épisode, s'il est bien raisonnable de laisser les psychopathes s'armer jusqu'aux dents.
Ice Black by T.E. Mark Ice Black by April 15, 2018 $3.99 59,060 words
In 2419, the world is divided between humans and drones - synthetic beings indistinguishable from their human creators. Drone corporations are more profitable and efficient. Their government is more stable and respected. There is no crime, and there is no poverty. Humans, unable to compete, face a detestable inevitability – becoming a subservient underclass to the race of beings they created. Pe
Earthrise by Pitcairn Press Earthrise by April 15, 2018 $4.95 70,540 words Sample 20%
The future. Mars is being readied for colonization. However, the developer's promise of 'finding a new life on crime-free Mars' is in jeopardy. A detective has been dispatched from Earth to investigate the red planet's very first murder.
The Only Human by Rick Mofina The Only Human by April 15, 2018 $2.99 47,520 words Sample 20%
Thirteen-year-old Tyler Price is struggling with his parents’ divorce as he pinballs between their apartments in Manhattan. One day after school a troubled old man sits next to him on a city bus. His voice filled with fear, the man says, “the awakening” has begun, and reveals that Tyler is the only person who can stop it.
Task Force Sunburn by Daniel Kendall Task Force Sunburn by April 15, 2018 $3.99 88,600 words Sample 20%
Sam Sledge leads a group of unlikely allies in a desperate attempt to recover victims of an intergalactic war who have been captured and sold into slavery. From the dusty city state of Udelhi to the far reaches of space Task Force Sunburn is the only remaining hope for a people robbed of human dignity in a war that threatens to consume everything they love.