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The Last Enemy - Part 4 Volume 2 - 2071-2084 by Luca Luchesini The Last Enemy - Part 4 Volume 2 - 2071-2084 by Nov. 20, 2017 Free! 29098 words Read a sample
In the final volume of the saga, Louis Picard and the remaining members of the team face the ultimate challenge, they run for their lives against enemies that are plotting to throw the world into chaos again to bring it back to the pre-Telomerax age.
Lux and Lies by Meg Collett Lux and Lies by Nov. 20, 2017 $0.99 87222 words Sample 20%
When megastar Sloan Lux dies right before filming starts on the year’s most anticipated reality show, producers scramble to secretly replace her—with Wren, a young girl dying from cancer. She’s promised a cure by the nation’s richest pharmaceutical company for simply replacing Lux. Caught in the middle of a game between a powerful corporation and ruthless anarchist group, Wren must fight to live.
The Marque by Michael Patrick Hicks The Marque by Nov. 20, 2017 $0.99 13877 words
The world has fallen beneath the rule of alien invaders. The remnants of humanity are divided into two camps: those who resist, and those serve. Darrel Fines serves. He is a traitor, a turncoat who has betrayed his people, his wife, and most of all, himself. In this new world order, in which humanity is at the very bottom, Fines is a lawman for the violent and grotesque conquerors.
The Effervescence of Truth by Ivee Olivares The Effervescence of Truth by Nov. 20, 2017 You set the price! 59528 words Sample 20%
In a world where the truth is not always straightforward, scientists have tried time and again to create a drug that would compel people to reveal all. Scientist and Police Consultant Dr Neroli Sonnclere is pulled into a great discovery: a powerful new truth drug. With DI Adam McClellan, she realises that the truth can be dangerous and struggles to keep it from falling into wrong hands.
The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Eight by Colin J Platt The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Eight by Nov. 20, 2017 Free! 5438 words Read a sample
Mal and Loll is the same person; born in a man’s body, but always struggling to accept things as they are. Mal pushes herself to the fore and Loll has to take second place in a life of manic schizophrenia and bizarre circumstances.
Skip: Superhero of Las Vegas, Part 3 by Lindsey Tanner Skip: Superhero of Las Vegas, Part 3 by Nov. 19, 2017 $0.99 4602 words Sample 20%
Skip faces her worst foe yet as she struggles to rescue the kidnapped scientists and get her powers back. But when the kidnapper reveals his plans for the crystals, the whole world is in danger!
The City of Locked Doors by T K. Kozinski The City of Locked Doors by Nov. 19, 2017 $0.99 102271 words Sample 20%
Four hundred years ago a plague befell the world. It warped the bodies of all organic things and drove both man and beast rabid during the night. A convoluted semblance of civilization began, aided by the magic of Necromancy, to raise those butchered in the night, and Hemomancy, to heal their injuries. This fragile balance is threatened. A usurper lurks in the Undercity of Umbras.
Ageless Shadows by Katie Traveller Ageless Shadows by Nov. 19, 2017 Free! 5180 words Read a sample
Ageless Shadows explores the darker side life in a small collection of short stories. In this world around us, people change and people die. We take life in strides as we slowly age. Many people are surprised when death comes and some perhaps welcome it. But there is a few who follow death and watch with longing as it walks past them, over and over. They could even be called…Ageless Shadows.
Uncommon Life by T S Paul Uncommon Life by Nov. 19, 2017 $2.99 38126 words
Minerva Lee is her planets greatest living commander. From her command chair on board Freedom Station She rules the space above her planet. But it wasn't always like this. She once wanted a different life, a life more simple. It was all ripped away from her and she had to chose another. Read how Athena Lee's older sister fought battles that captured the hearts and minds of an entire planet.
The Dyson Stargate (2018 Edition) by V Bertolaccini The Dyson Stargate (2018 Edition) by Nov. 19, 2017 $4.95 55342 words Sample 20%
Action-packed amazing stories of encounters with mind-bending gateways to the stars and beyond! Something is buried away on Mars! Deep in the depths of Mars astronauts find an energy sphere and scientists use its technology to create a black hole and enter its mind-blowing gateway, the Dyson Stargate, with trillions of portals, and are chased throughout space by something from beyond the universe!
Risk Analysis by David Collins-Rivera Risk Analysis by Nov. 18, 2017 $3.99 153762 words
Ejoq Dosantos is on a cruise to a mysterious star system where ships should not be going. With a cyborg captain, a hung-over engineer, bickering data analysts, and a mission leader who is more than he seems, doing the job turns out to be only half the job! Space battles, international politics, and assassins in the shadows. Times are changing, and Ejoq might not live to see what comes next!
Awake by Shakirra Ulmer Awake by Nov. 18, 2017 $99999999.99 2781 words
Bringing back new wave science fiction with a twist, this collection of three uniquely thoughtful stories explores metaphysical paradoxes of a New World while following the lives of three very different individuals.
Evan by Lindsey Tanner Evan by Nov. 18, 2017 $2.99 22144 words Sample 20%
When an alien contacts the space center where Alicia Derrick works, it’s up to her to find a way to communicate with it, and possibly save the world.
Trickle Down by Anna Castle Trickle Down by Nov. 18, 2017 $0.99 4321 words
Learning to get along with a conquering alien species isn’t so hard -- or is it?
Now, what? by Anna Castle Now, what? by Nov. 18, 2017 $0.99 2208 words
What does a maths-minded girl have to do to get a little peace and quiet?
Dreams of the Technarion by Sean McMullen Dreams of the Technarion by Nov. 18, 2017 $3.99 122530 words Sample 10%
Stories from a Hugo finalist where the science might not be fiction! Plus the historical OUTPOST OF WONDER.
Jack Sprott Continuum Cop by Rhea Rose Jack Sprott Continuum Cop by Nov. 18, 2017 $0.99 3647 words Sample 5%
Time traveling cop, turned private investigator, Jack Sprott hunts down his wife's murderer on a hunch that a high school for bad kids may hide the culprit. If Sprott can "off" the murderer before the crime's committed, he can get his wife and his life back. A simple future killing turns complicated when time travel, futuristic bad guys and a robot get in the way.
Black Glass by David Naismith Black Glass by Nov. 18, 2017 $1.99 3366 words
Short Story. Science fiction. Horror. What would you do if you woke up one day, got ready for work, then read a cold, impersonal letter stating that you are no longer necessary, and that your status with your company has been permanently "reassigned"? And, what if this letter meant much more than just losing your employment? Henry Jones is about to find out what it means...
The Survivalist (National Treasure) by Arthur T. Bradley The Survivalist (National Treasure) by Nov. 18, 2017 $5.95 76062 words Sample 10%
Forced to choose between contentment and duty, Deputy Marshal Mason Raines must once again forsake his own happiness for the welfare of others. This time, however, he would be well served to remember that the motives of those being rescued are anything but pure.
Tudatküszöb by David Adamovsky Tudatküszöb by Nov. 17, 2017 $10.00 7357 words
A szubliminális befolyásolás olyan behatás, amely során az üzenet a befogadó fél észlelésének, tudatának küszöbe mögött, vagyis annak megkerülésével ér célba. Az ilyen befolyásoltság alatt cselekvő személy megtehet olyasmit, amit önszántából nem akarna vagy, amire nem is lenne képes. A jelenség léte tudományosan sosem nyert bizonyítást. Legalábbis mostanáig...
The Final Option: A Science Fiction Novel about Armageddon by Kyle Robertson The Final Option: A Science Fiction Novel about Armageddon by Nov. 17, 2017 $2.99 50547 words Sample 22%
This a dark story about a government mission going horribly wrong with biblical proportions.
Assiyah Rising: Part One by T.H. Ansz Assiyah Rising: Part One by Nov. 17, 2017 Free! 29880 words Read a sample
A young Army intelligence officer, an NSA agent, a physicist, a DARPA biologist, and an unassuming man from the Midwest are swept into a powerful current of events cloaked in secrecy and driven from the very top of political power. They soon discover an intelligence that has descended upon the Earth, forcing humanity to reconsider their position in the world and in the cosmos itself.
The Battle of Distant Times by Ethan Zielonka The Battle of Distant Times by Nov. 17, 2017 $4.99 79384 words
Welcome to the world of the Dreamkeepers. For many centuries the world has been saved by the Army of the Light until 1603, when the Darkness was taken from the world. Now the Darkness is back and is targeting the Dreamkeepers throughout time..... This is just the beginning
Minerva by A. A. McGowan Minerva by Nov. 17, 2017 $0.99 14441 words Sample 10%
The President has tasked Dr. Henrich and his men with finding the cause and cure for an algae bloom that is rapidly destroying the Earth’s oceans and waterways. Alexander, a Marine, is deployed to the outer reaches of our galaxy to fulfill his uniquely human destiny. Follow this short foray through space, time, and technoethics.
Existence_Volume 2_Chapter 1 by Désiré Gnani Zoro Existence_Volume 2_Chapter 1 by Nov. 17, 2017 Free! 11842 words Read a sample
"Existence" is a feuilleton that chronicles a fictional story of the Creation and the destiny of humanity. The feuilleton presents an alien civilization similar to human society, but differing from the latter under several key aspects.
Extinct? by Dana Bell Extinct? by Nov. 17, 2017 $5.95 80198 words Sample 10%
What if those ancient creatures so beloved in fiction, myth, and science had not disappeared? What if they were real? What might have been developed to handle them, and how might man have felt about the thundering giants in yesterday's, today's, or tomorrow's worlds.
Imperial Purrogative by William Mangieri Imperial Purrogative by Nov. 17, 2017 $1.99 15996 words Sample 20%
Champion of the Empire Hercules Tom is on the outs with Emperor Maxamillian and, Imperial Purrogative being what it is, has to deal with Rotter plots, traitors, assassins and other Imperial intrigues. “Imperial Purrogative" is a novelette, and is the fifth of the “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire" stories, following “Purr Mission”, “Nipped in the Butt”, “Cat and Mouse”, and “Baastards' Revenge."
The Distant Kingdoms Volume Seven: Bourke's Raiders by David A Petersen The Distant Kingdoms Volume Seven: Bourke's Raiders by Nov. 16, 2017 $3.99 170109 words
Her Royal Majesty, Sinar Thellon the First has issued a decree to Lord Colin Bourke that he must raise an army in order to venture west to the Azzil Territories in order to rescue those persons captured in battle near the now destroyed city of Kerroway.
Wasted Genius: A Flaherty Story by MIchael Fryar Wasted Genius: A Flaherty Story by Nov. 16, 2017 $4.99 77151 words Sample 10%
John Flaherty is a millennial intent on destroying Science Fiction as we know it. A starship captain, a video game vixen and Cerebus the Aardvark have teamed up to stop him. The genre just might have a fighting chance.
The Io Effect by Robert Stadnik The Io Effect by Nov. 16, 2017 $1.99 86479 words Sample 20%
TFS Phoenix is TERRA's flagship. After operating for over one hundred years, the starship returns home just as a ominous threat from the past returns. Can the crew of the Phoenix, and her newly minted captain, have what it takes to defeat humanity's newest enemy?
The Third Collapse by Ed Tanks The Third Collapse by Nov. 16, 2017 $3.49 50983 words Sample 20%
A sci-fi novel set sometime during the ‘Dark Era’ over 1e100 years in the future, where the inhabitants of the artificial planet called Jovnia relentlessly fight entropy and prepare for the possible Third and the last Collapse of the Universe, as they themselves are on the brink of absolute technological singularity.
Existence_Volume 2_Chapter 1 by DESIRE GNANI ZORO Existence_Volume 2_Chapter 1 by Nov. 16, 2017 Free! 11842 words Read a sample
"Existence" is a feuilleton that chronicles a fictional story of the Creation and the destiny of humanity. The feuilleton presents an alien civilization similar to human society, but differing from the latter under several key aspects.
Tattoo World by Charles J Marino, Jr Tattoo World by Nov. 16, 2017 $0.99 3005 words Sample 20%
In the Eridani star system, an interlanetary translator lives on a moon where humans erupt with forearm tattoos when they mature.
Hong's Bluff by William F. Wu Wu Hong's Bluff by Nov. 16, 2017 $0.99 2563 words Sample 20%
In this light-hearted, futuristic Wild West, Louie Hong, the young, all-human cousin of a cyborg gunfighter known as “the Hong,” just wants to survive—and earn his cousin’s respect. He lives in a frontier where most people have whatever electronic cyborg parts they want and can afford. In this parody of westerns, Louie faces a conundrum when his cousin needs help with a gunfight.
Internet Hate Machine by Charles Semich Internet Hate Machine by Nov. 16, 2017 You set the price! 8540 words Sample 30%
The views expressed in these recovered documents, statements, and transcripts are not those of the author, publisher, or distributor. Based on actual events and opinions recovered from survivors, universities, government buildings and published without the consent of the new government; to possess this is to be wanted 'dead.' How did this happen? It's in this evidence, somewhere.
The Sweet Earth by Charles J Marino, Jr The Sweet Earth by Nov. 16, 2017 $0.99 4500 words Sample 20%
Sci-fi story of post-apocalyptic survival of the human race in the care of robots.
Brutal Efficiency by A J D Brutal Efficiency by Nov. 16, 2017 Free! 2359 words Read a sample
A man fighting for his life on a world whose inhabitants are preyed upon by lethal machines. He can run, hide or pray, there is no fighting them. A woman just doing her job. Juggling morality and indifference she watches over the machines.
Sidra's Story by Saqib Sadiq Sidra's Story by Nov. 16, 2017 You set the price! 4968 words Sample 33%
In this short story, readers are given another look at the Reapers of the Damned Universe. This time through the eyes of a family facing harrowing circumstances. Tyrannical regimes made them refugees but sheer grit and determination kept them alive. Now as embers of resistance grow and champions of humanity gather, one woman tells her story.
Yesterday's Team by Wolf Sherman Yesterday's Team by Nov. 16, 2017 Free! 9776 words Read a sample
Three men appearing on different parts of the world, and seeking earnestly to re-install a planned Utopia, dutifully and daringly designed in an anxiously awaiting future. The men tried to make sense of their peculiar surroundings. All had been immensely grateful - at least to have made it - alive - amidst being caught in the middle of a strange reality.
Emerald Oceans by Michael Ender & J.T. Arralle Emerald Oceans by
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With some of SD13s crew lost on their previous mission, and others moving on to better things, new arrivals fill their positions, some that have a sorted past with the current well knit group. On a mission to investigate why production has stopped on Resource Planet 88, the new team finds a whole lot more than they expected. Dive into Emerald Oceans a full length 500+ page gripping novel.
Ghost of Mind Episode Seven by Odette C. Bell Ghost of Mind Episode Seven by Nov. 15, 2017 $3.99 50148 words Sample 20%
The end is here. Rear Admiral Fletcher has come to the Rim with one thing in mind - to find Alice and claim all remaining Old Tech. Though Alice and John work together to stop him, there’s an enemy far worse than Fletcher. Alice is about to have her every question about her origins and people answered, and she won’t like won’t she finds out….
UbiquiCity by Tod Foley UbiquiCity by Nov. 15, 2017 $11.99 108217 words Sample 10%
Imagine the World in 100 Years. Nine authors collaborated to envision a “Smart City” of the first world 100 years in the future, exploring trends like ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, biotech, anti-aging and green technologies - alongside corporate governance and social upheaval. "UbiquiCity" is a work of interwoven fiction that might turn out to be very real.
L'Envers Du Décor by Jean-Yves Crozier L'Envers Du Décor by Nov. 15, 2017 $0.99 2014 words Sample 20%
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. La fin justifie les débuts lorsque pour avancer on fait marche arrière, un retour du funambule qui n'est finalement qu'un aller et le vingt-troisième épisode.
In Vivo: A Psychological Sci-Fi Body-Trip Bundle by Jim Johanson In Vivo: A Psychological Sci-Fi Body-Trip Bundle by Nov. 15, 2017 $8.50 79718 words Sample 20%
In Vivo contains three works of psychological suspense and wonder, in which the characters' bodies are subject to bizarre forces beyond their control. Author Jim Johanson offers intrigue and philosophical quandary in the narratives compiled in this bundle. You'll get the novel 'Food for Thought' and short stories 'Kara's Window' and 'The Seed' all packaged into one edition at a reduced price.
Not Teeming with Life by DavidJMRussell Not Teeming with Life by Nov. 15, 2017 $1.99 20358 words
Many stories, One connection. It concerns us all. It got you to where you are today.
Stranger Paths Magazine 2 by Raymond Towers Stranger Paths Magazine 2 by Nov. 15, 2017 Free! 68870 words Read a sample
In the main feature for the December, 2017 issue of Stranger Paths, we have the exciting conclusion of Roaches In The Attic 0 - Non-Retrieval. Also included are five entries from the re-released fantasy and science fiction collection, Variant Worlds 1, and an exclusive preview of the dark fiction, future release Rothschild Apocalypse. Not for the timid! Rating: EXTREME controversy.
Feast by Jeremy Robinson Feast by Nov. 15, 2017 $3.99 79205 words Sample 15%
In 2015, Jeremy Robinson exploded onto the horror/sci-fi scene (writing as Jeremiah Knight) with his Top 100 bestselling novel: Hunger. Combining the speculative science of Crichton with the twisted scares of King, Feast continues the story that made Hunger the #1 post-apocalyptic novel.
The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Seven by Colin J Platt The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Seven by Nov. 15, 2017 Free! 5503 words Read a sample
Mal and Loll is the same person; born in a man’s body, but always struggling to accept things as they are. Mal pushes herself to the fore and Loll has to take second place in a life of manic schizophrenia and bizarre circumstances.
Reintegration by Eden S. French Reintegration by Nov. 15, 2017 $9.99 139409 words
Streetwise cyborg Lexi Vale brokers deals for gang lords in the anarchic city of Foundation. Her mind-reading implant gives her a crucial edge—but it also makes her brain a hot commodity. When she’s targeted by an augmented hunter, Lexi joins a group of rebels: a murderous vigilante, a daredevil smuggler, a drug-addled surgeon, and a revolutionary whose shared past with Lexi endangers them all.
Mind Breach by Anthony Vicino Mind Breach by Nov. 15, 2017 $3.99 106066 words
Unity sold a piece of its soul to survive the Dissolution. To survive what comes next, they'll have to sell the rest. A mysterious imprint, grafted onto the mind of Agent Mika Frost, holds the key to stopping Tom Mandel's terrorist cell, Castle. Survival means uncovering the secret hidden inside her own mind, before it’s too late. If she fails, Unity will fall. She won’t let that happen