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Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2017 by Jeremy Zimmerman Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2017 by March 30, 2017 $3.99 45416 words Sample 20%
Wing removal from tooth fairies, discoveries of insect history, and Romantic poetry written by automatons. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist, there is also fiction from Constance Flux, Shanan Winters, and Bobby Riahi.
UnLEASHed by Lauren Courcelle UnLEASHed by March 30, 2017 $2.99 100909 words Sample 15%
On my 16th birthday, my parents died in a double homicide, and I was unceremoniously loaded into a PAR and sent off to Vermont. Vermont had just two things going for it. One, it was backwards. Two? The family I now lived with exuded love in everything they did. I had never seen love before. It intrigued me. Better yet? They were unLEASHed... just like me. Yanno, I just might like it here... maybe.
Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1 by Athena Grayson Scandal: Scions of the Star Empire #1 by March 30, 2017 $0.99 73465 words Sample 20%
When a princess who's no stranger to scandal runs afoul of the secrets of the most powerful cabal on Landfall, even her crown can't protect her from the consequences.
The Amelioration Expedition by Linda Rigsbee The Amelioration Expedition by March 29, 2017 $2.99 112217 words Sample 20%
Oriel is sending an expedition team to planet Opus in preparation for colonization. Dr. Oriana invites Donte to scout for them and, since he and Rianne are no longer together, he accepts. Captain Pacilio's granddaughter is on the team and her rebellious actions wind up getting them both trapped in an underground chamber. Everyone believes they have drowned, but Purlieu isn't ready to give up.
Zombies! Episode 3.6: Choosing Sides by Ivan Turner Zombies! Episode 3.6: Choosing Sides by March 29, 2017 $0.99 21745 words Sample 20%
The laws have been signed and the blitz has begun. August Reuter's plan to rid society of both the dead and the infected has finally come to fruition. Anyone infected with the zombie plague has been ordered to report for relocation to the zombie islands.
The Misborn III: Winter by L. V. MacLean The Misborn III: Winter by March 29, 2017 $0.99 252374 words Sample 20%
Jared and his multi-species friends live quiet, normal lives, hiding their special talents, but invaders from another dimension are targeting them. These enemies don't know much about this universe, but they can be dangerous, and it's up to Jared and his eccentric assistants to find a way to fight these trespassers.
Double expérience by Boris Tzaprenko Double expérience by March 29, 2017 $1.88 8555 words Sample 20%
Gérard et Michelle, deux scientifiques reconnus, décident de mener des expériences sur l'intelligence animale, mais, très vite, rien ne se passe comme prévu… Des phénomènes étranges et inattendus bouleversent le cours de leurs expérimentations… et leur esprit rationnel ! Quels sont ces évènements troublants ? Les deux chercheurs sauront-ils
Contamination Event (Short Story #1) by Adam Wasserman Contamination Event (Short Story #1) by March 29, 2017 Free! 8985 words Read a sample
Two astronauts sent from Earth to scout out Proxima Centauri suddenly arrive to find that everyone has forgotten about them. One hundred years have passed since their departure. After a period of recovery, they embark on an exploration of the local star systems. Contamination Event is the first in a series of hard science fiction short stories detailing the wonders and perils of the cosmos.
If Not Earth, What Planet? by Nicola Vallera If Not Earth, What Planet? by March 29, 2017 $3.99 9955 words Sample 25%
Among billions of Earth-like planets in the galaxy, only four seem suitable for life as we know it on Earth. Will Mr. Machiko succeed in finding a new world to allow people to survive?
The Mind Drive by Ian Hall The Mind Drive by March 29, 2017 $2.99 97236 words Sample 20%
The year is 2617, and Stacey Pencrom is on her way to Space Academy! The class soon find out that the MacCollies Corporation, who control space travel, is not as squeaky-clean as they'd like everyone to think. Follow Stacey and friends as they navigate the adult world, and try to make sense of it all. If you like Ender's Game and Divergent, you’ll love The Mind Drive
Interzone #269 (March-April 2017) by TTA Press Interzone #269 (March-April 2017) by March 29, 2017 $4.99 58501 words Sample 20%
The March–April issue of Interzone contains new science fiction and fantasy by Steve Rasnic Tem (also interviewed), Sean McMullen, Tim Akers, Christien Gholson, and Richard E. Gropp; art by Dave Senecal, Martin Hanford, and Richard Wagner; the usual features by Nina Allan, David Langford, Jonathan McCalmont, and Nick Lowe; plus reviews of the latest books and movies.
Con otros ojos by Fabián Plaza Con otros ojos by March 29, 2017 $1.55 86725 words Sample 20%
Novela detectivesca "cyberpunk" que explora los límites entre la lucha contra el crimen y el respeto a los derechos fundamentales.
Opus Crescendo by LL Lemke Opus Crescendo by March 29, 2017 $1.99 85023 words Sample 20%
Project Maestro - a program for training enhanced assassins with AIs. As penance for past crimes, John Stratton runs it. Light Morrison is one of those assassins - an Opus. Their stories twine and follow Project Maestro from its inception until the beginning of the end.
The Legacy and the Lion by Elaine Jemmett The Legacy and the Lion by March 29, 2017 $2.99 145484 words Sample 15%
The future is a primitive place where the Ancients are feared and despised. Patrick is a man in need of a future. He follows his ancestor to the kingdom of Yusay, only to find that ancestor is not only remembered, he is worshipped. Patrick finds himself the target of enough envy and suspicion to put his life on the line, especially when he becomes a prime suspect in a plot to murder the king . . .
First Light by Paul David Robinson First Light by March 28, 2017 $2.99 72718 words Sample 20%
First Light was started in 1961 and finished in 2017. It is about the survivors of a war that followed global warming. It destroyed civilization as we know it. When packs of humans ran out of animals to eat, they ate the weak, the helpless, and the stranger. Jefferson Washburton was 16 when the world fell apart. It took Jeff 70 years to get two packs of humans to eat plants instead of people.
The Hundred Gram Mission by Navin Weeraratne The Hundred Gram Mission by March 28, 2017 $2.99 85187 words Sample 50%
An "Elon Musk" of asteroid mining, launches a private, interstellar, space program. Its mission: to settle humans at Alpha Centauri. He is mocked by a climate-ruined world of failing states. Yet, as the "Pathfinder" Program progresses, it inspires hope for the lost and ignored. The status quo fights back - the world order of the "Big Five" superpowers isn't to be overturned by an upstart dreamer.
Galactic Fist of Legend: Volume 2 by Scottie Futch Galactic Fist of Legend: Volume 2 by March 28, 2017 $2.99 68837 words Sample 20%
Welcome back to the madness that is Galactic Fist of Legend! In this latest installment of the Galactic Fist of Legend LitRPG series, Scott Davidson must contend with all manner of ridiculous shenanigans while dealing with the horrors of the underworld, fruit baskets, and the most disturbing sock puppet in history. Death awaits around every corner, and perhaps even fates worse than death...
The Gift Of Time by Allan Alexander The Gift Of Time by March 28, 2017 Free! 4714 words Read a sample
A scifi-psychological thriller, that will keep you entertained till the last word and make you think even after the story is over. Come on a journey to find love, life and a second chance.
Redshift by A.R. DeClerck Redshift by March 28, 2017 $0.99 86721 words Sample 20%
By USA TODAY Best-Selling Author AR DeClerck REDSHIFT When a mysterious wormhole appears on the edge of a Nevada town, Rand Hazen and his team race to study it. Together with his partner and the love of his life, Rand knows he can be the first physicist to prove that time travel is possible.
Galactic Outlaws Book Three: The Outlaw's Savior by Susan Kelley Galactic Outlaws Book Three: The Outlaw's Savior by March 28, 2017 $5.49 69857 words Sample 20%
A dark paladin walks in shadows, venting his wrath onto the deserving, until she pulls him into the light.
The Usurper's Seduction by Rik Johnston The Usurper's Seduction by March 27, 2017 Free! 4765 words Read a sample
When The Usurper Serendipity catches sight of a space pod that she had forgotten about, she takes it to The Pockets of Nothingspace to open it up. What she finds inside is a human, and repairs his broken body to the best of her ability. What she did not intend was that she would almost instantly develop an emotional bond to this human, one that could change the course of a prophecy.
Last Escape by S.J. Bryant Last Escape by March 27, 2017 $3.99 54199 words Sample 10%
Slave to Savior Aart has lived his whole life a slave. Only hours after finding freedom, he is stranded on a planet where emotions are bought and sold... and stolen. Lost Hope Criminals are forcibly 'harvesting' the population. When a gang of thugs steal Aart's greatest emotions, he can no longer stand idly by. Final Stand Aart must fight against the injustice and find his place in the universe
Demon Father by Nichole Haines Demon Father by March 27, 2017 Free! 2552 words Sample 5%
The very bright light from the icosahedron object was blinding my eyes because it was so bright. I wasn’t sure what this thing was while I was laying there, but in my mind I was thinking it was a ghost, demon or the devil. I then was able to break out of the sleep paralysis in my dream then my dream oddly switched to me getting photos taken by strangers for something important.
Metamorphosis - Book Two of The Earthside Trilogy by Sherri Fulmer Moorer Metamorphosis - Book Two of The Earthside Trilogy by March 27, 2017 $1.99 57579 words Sample 20%
Humanity teeters on the edge of evolution and extinction.
The Legend of Ichi Jones by John Pepin The Legend of Ichi Jones by March 27, 2017 $2.99 49440 words Sample 20%
The early life of a man who is instrumental in changing two galaxies.
kRaveings: Bad Blood by Soul Tsukino kRaveings: Bad Blood by March 27, 2017 $0.99 10801 words Sample 20%
kRaven and Mirakoshi are at it again! After falling victim to an ambush and having a bullet pass through his head, kRaven just wants to end this horrible night. Now that he knows who set him up, as well as the death of the daughter of a prominent state politician, it is time to wrap this up for good.
Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler by David Niall Wilson & Patricia Lee Macomber Remember Bowling Green: The Adventures of Frederick Douglass - Time Traveler by
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Something very strange is going on in Bowling Green, Kentucky. A masked terrorist attacks a local politician and a news reporter at a minor league baseball game. A Gay Pride parade is bombed. A veteran's home is invaded and taken over by new ownership, and every resident that is not Caucasian has suddenly...disappeared. Not directly affiliated with the ACLU but 80% of sales will go to them.
Dust To Dust by Scott Sakatch Dust To Dust by March 26, 2017 You set the price! 5443 words Sample 20%
Farmer Del Christensen has a problem with the alien Arcadians, even if no one else on Earth does. And he's ready to make an explosive statement about how he feels...
The Cosmos of Despair by Chris L. Adams The Cosmos of Despair by March 26, 2017 $0.99 82599 words Sample 20%
Having recently fled horrors beyond description, Erik finds himself in circumstances that might shatter a weaker mind when he and saucy Peenemünde are taken into custody by servants of Deneb. Momentarily they will dock at XentriX II, a pleasure planet where they will take aboard a gray-back. He has a decision to make – one with potential history-altering reverberations…
Scorpia Satanica's Grimoire of Dark and Thrilling Tales by Scorpia Satanica Scorpia Satanica's Grimoire of Dark and Thrilling Tales by March 26, 2017 $5000.00 538 words
SCORPIA SATANICA’S GRIMOIRE OF DARK AND THRILLING TALES is a collection of four flash fiction stories with macabre and suspenseful themes mostly set in the science fiction genre.
Catharsis by Logan Fuller Catharsis by March 26, 2017 You set the price! 4367 words Sample 20%
CATHARSIS is a collection of flash fiction about the brief moments leading up to discovering freedom through truth. The collection is a hodgepodge of characters coming to terms with the issues that have been holding them back and giving them a chance to let it all go.
Bright Darkness: A Collection of Flash Fiction by Pablo Javier Torres Garcia by Pablo Javier Torres Garcia Bright Darkness: A Collection of Flash Fiction by Pablo Javier Torres Garcia by March 26, 2017 Free! 2474 words Read a sample
BRIGHT DARKNESS is a collection of three personal flash stories. Two crime dramas and a sci-fi adventure. All stories revolve around the same main themes and human behavior related questions. Why do we do what we do? Do we even have a choice or is it all inevitable? Can we pick our own paths or are we destiny's choice?
Traveller Inceptio by Rob Shackleford Traveller Inceptio by March 26, 2017 $5.99 199448 words Sample 10%
If you were sent a thousand years into the past, would you survive? With the accidental development of the Transporter, university researchers determine that the device sends any subject one thousand years into the past. Or is it into a possible past? The enigmatic Transporter soon becomes known as a Time Machine, but with limitations. An audacious research project is devised to use the Transporte
Awakening: The Prince of Nabalar by Diana Flame Awakening: The Prince of Nabalar by March 26, 2017 $2.99 75457 words Sample 20%
Awakening is an epic science fiction action romance. Book 1 in The Awakened Series. One galaxy. One human. A prophecy. She was destined to save one planet. She may just save the entire sector. Her name is Ariella. She has arrived on Nabalar where a prince awaits his awakening. Without this awakening, neither prince nor people can reproduce as their fertility is connected through his Z'raschein.
Pests by StoryForge Press Pests by March 26, 2017 $0.99 2427 words Sample 35%
A science fiction short story about the perils of consumer purchasing.
Displaced by Steve Harvey Displaced by March 26, 2017 $0.99 22043 words Sample 20%
In the future computer enhancements are the only way to keep up with the pace of development and ever increasing work demands. When our character can't keep up he is removed from his job and his home and sent to a work camp outside the metro. His efforts at improving his work performance lead to the modification of an android work 'companion' and a near disaster which only makes things worse.
It's In the Water by J Alan Erwine It's In the Water by March 26, 2017 $1.49 6617 words Sample 10%
Richard hated being a corporate drone, but what else was there to be in Corprotopia? After losing his girlfriend to the government, Richard struggled with just surviving, but when he learns a deep secret, a secret of resistance, he suddenly finds a reason for his life…or does he?
The Abolition Of Sadness by Walter Balerno The Abolition Of Sadness by March 26, 2017 $1.23 42922 words Sample 30%
On a decades-long flight from Earth to another planet, Solace struggled with addiction. Put to sleep for the rest of the journey, he awakes to find himself on a frozen planet whose terraforming has only just begun. The colonists drift through their long lives, editing their own thoughts and experiences of life, sharing them with each other. Brutal murders are epidemic but hardly anybody seems...
ALTERNATIVE LIFE EXPERIENCE - Part 1 by Sophie G. Winner ALTERNATIVE LIFE EXPERIENCE - Part 1 by March 26, 2017 $2.99 60762 words Sample 30%
2025. Lola, a young student, is invited to discover Planet Earth in 2100. Her time machine is called Alternative Life Experience. This ultra sophisticated virtual simulation reproduces reality point by point. However, Lola quickly realizes that the future is not entirely as she imagined... A breathtaking adventure that will whisk you away with the heroine in a frantic race to save the planet.
Things... And Stuff... by Kristofer West Things... And Stuff... by March 26, 2017 $9999.99 2555 words Sample 20%
THINGS... AND STUFF... is a collection of short stories that prey on the readers imagination, which requires them to think about what is going on in each of the stories.
The Good Reaper: A Novel by Dennis Butler The Good Reaper: A Novel by March 26, 2017 $0.99 85841 words Sample 16%
An alien race has traveled 9,000 light years to reach Earth. They brought with them, a cure for cancer and all infectious diseases as well as advancements in propulsion technology. But is the human race ready to welcome a superior race? Is the human race ready to move beyond the narrow-mindedness of a territorial mentality? Is the human race prepared to trust strangers from a far-away world?
Qué difícil es ser Dios by Arkadi y Boris Strugatski Qué difícil es ser Dios by March 26, 2017 $2.99 69931 words Sample 20%
En esta novela nos encontramos con una serie de individuos escondidos a plena vista, sobre el terreno en una sociedad medieval, destinados a observarla para que otros compatriotas con vocación historiadora saquen sus propias conclusiones mientras que ellos se limitan a contemplar sin casi intervenir.
Barren by G.P. Burdon Barren by March 26, 2017 Free! 129182 words Read a sample
Leaving a dying Earth behind them, the remnants of humanity head towards their new home on a distant planet. However, they never reach it, instead crash landing on a barren and hostile planet that no human was ever meant to survive on. With no water, and no hope, they must find a way to keep the human race alive in the wastelands of Icarus.
Domination 1: Victorian Domination by Daisy Rose Domination 1: Victorian Domination by March 25, 2017 $2.99 11404 words Sample 10%
It's the year 2017. A young woman blinks awake in the middle of the night to find that she wasn't in her room. Then, she realizes she's in the middle of Victorian London. Lord Theodore Angus is eccentric, powerful, and irrationally possessive. So, when she appears in the middle of his estate, it's only natural that he thinks of her as his property.
Middleland by Nicola Vallera Middleland by March 25, 2017 $0.99 3676 words Sample 15%
A man doesn't accept the rules. His only hope is running away.
The Aliens of Valtrit by John G. Bluck The Aliens of Valtrit by March 25, 2017 $2.99 100517 words Sample 20%
After UK spy agency employee Gina Perelli peers through an espionage camera altered by an electrical surge, she and her MI7 boss see a dozen men executed by ray guns a world away. Gina and her partner, London policeman Colin Green, must capture a ray gun, the most important arms development since nuclear weapons. Gina and Colin follow a trail to a planet called Valtrit.
I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight by James Hold I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight by March 25, 2017 Free! 1399 words Read a sample
Can a lone girl save Earth from an invasion of extraterrestrial spiders bent on taking over the planet? Read it and see.
Shattered Existence by Cy Bishop Shattered Existence by March 25, 2017 $2.99 63060 words Sample 20%
In a post-apocalyptic world left behind by an earth-shattering event, Leigh and Cole make their home in a safe, sheltered community. But a nearby settlement decides to stir up trouble, and it's Leigh's head they're after. They'll have to find a way to resolve things before the larger settlement decides to kill everyone they know.
Prometheus by Dusty Miller Prometheus by March 25, 2017 Free! 3158 words Read a sample
Part man and part machine, the spaceship Prometheus has become tired of living. The only thing is, the company won't let him go as long as there is profit to be made. Oh, and he prefers to be called Dave by his friends. A short science fiction story by Constance 'Dusty' Miller.
Blurred Lines: Directors Cut by Martin Chittenden Blurred Lines: Directors Cut by March 25, 2017 $2.99 115353 words Sample 15%
Even before the outbreak of World War II Josef Mengele wanted to experiment with what makes us human, then improve it. Without full knowledge of what he had done, Mengele created subjects who were healthier, better, smarter, and deadlier than any human could be in existence.