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Interzone #275 (May-June 2018) by TTA Press Interzone #275 (May-June 2018) by May 15, 2018 $4.99 55,210 words Sample 10%
The May–June issue of Britain's longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine contains new stories by Erica L. Satifka, Steven J. Dines, Abi Hynes, Malcolm Devlin, and Leo Vladimirsky. The cover art is by Vince Haig. Features include all the regular columns, book and film reviews, news and interviews, art, and much, much more.
Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty Broken Dolls by May 15, 2018 $4.99 47,970 words Sample 20%
Ella doesn’t remember what it’s like to be human - after all, she’s lived as a doll for thirty years. She forgets what it’s like to taste, to breathe…to love. She helps the professor create other dolls, but they don’t seem to hang around for long. His most recent creation is Lisa, a sly goth. Ella doesn’t like Lisa. How could she, when Lisa keeps trying to destroy her?
Daughter of Ash by Matthew S. Cox Daughter of Ash by May 15, 2018 $4.99 118,710 words Sample 20%
All her life, Kate’s skin has burned whatever she touched, leaving her isolated and angry; when a chance for a normal life is offered, she’s willing to do anything to make it happen.
The World Jumper: A LitRPG Adventure by Chip Munster The World Jumper: A LitRPG Adventure by May 15, 2018 $3.99 72,700 words Sample 20%
When the game is broken, the rules don't matter! Sarah's boyfriend is trapped inside a virtual reality game. To rescue him, she needs to find a way to defeat the mysterious Game Master who rules over thousands of realms. But as she levels up, she will realize that this game can't be won by playing by the rules. Will Sarah be able to win or will she end up trapped forever in the virtual nightmare?
1947 by Michael Burnam 1947 by May 15, 2018 $1.99 88,120 words Sample 20%
Set first in Roswell New Mexico in 1947, and later in America during the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, 1947 continues the story of the Roswell UFO incident.
Spaceberg by M. Pax Spaceberg by May 15, 2018 $2.99 34,220 words Sample 20%
This berg has balls and they bite. Spaceberg arrives without warning. The size of Jupiter, it hits with deadly consequences, taking out ships and colonies in the outer solar system. Orbital Rescue Squad 51 is first on the scene with the most decorated first responder in the Sol. Nikili Echols battles the mega disaster to save her family, everyone in trouble, and entire worlds.
Return by Toni V Sweeney Return by May 14, 2018 $5.99 86,350 words Sample 5%
In an attempt to clear himself of the charges causing his exile, Aric kan Ingan returns to Arcanis and immediate arrest.
The Demon Accords Compendium, Volume 2 by John Conroe The Demon Accords Compendium, Volume 2 by May 14, 2018 $2.99 35,510 words Sample 20%
For more short stories for Demon Accords Fans: the mind of a mind reader, babysitting the supernatural, Packing it in, and a day in the life of a queen.
The Saturn Nexus - Parts 1 & 2 - Ascension Dimension by Adrian Holland The Saturn Nexus - Parts 1 & 2 - Ascension Dimension by May 14, 2018 $4.07 79,950 words Sample 20%
A sequel to the Cydonian Legacy. Two ancient prophesies point to the ‘end of days’ and everything points to Saturn’s moon Iapetus. This thrilling conclusion to the Cydonian Legacy, and the Saturn Nexus holds the answers…
Mayhem’s Children by Edward Aubry Mayhem’s Children by May 14, 2018 $4.99 137,120 words Sample 20%
Eight years have passed since the Mayhem Wave forever altered the world to a blend of science and magic, and since Harrison Cody rescued twenty-eight teenage girls from human traffickers. Now they are disappearing, and he suspects their former captors, followers of an entity of ultimate power and evil, of an elaborate revenge scheme.
Out of Time: Amazing Stories for Ordinary Wo-men by Wendy Gillespie Out of Time: Amazing Stories for Ordinary Wo-men by May 14, 2018 $2.99 69,240 words Sample 10%
Sci-fi strong enough for a man. Made by a woman ! A collection of short stories from Earth and beyond.
Carrie's Calamity by J.J. Green Carrie's Calamity by May 14, 2018 $3.99 46,090 words Sample 20%
Uh oh. Carrie Hatchett’s back in town.
Tales of Old Gods and New by Kate MacLeod Tales of Old Gods and New by May 14, 2018 $3.99 59,120 words
"Tales of Old Gods and New" collects ten stories from fantasy and science fiction writer Kate MacLeod.
Opportunity by Alasdair Shaw Opportunity by May 14, 2018 $2.99 64,740 words Sample 20%
Security Lieutenant Dave is looking forward to some simple cases and patching things up with his wife. His handling of a terrorist attack has gained him acclaim and some new friends in high places, but he is still closely involved with Arancha Station's mob boss. When the space station manager is killed in a new and worrying way, Dave realises that he's got possibly the biggest case of his career.
Aurealis #110 by Chimaera Publications Aurealis #110 by May 13, 2018 $2.99 29,670 words
Aurealis #110 features fiction from Kathryn Hore, B A Varghese, Dirk Strasser and Philip Dean, plus engrossing non-fiction from Claire Fitzpatrick and Lachlan Walter.
Lonesome Town by Samie Foster Lonesome Town by May 13, 2018 $0.99 6,560 words
When Kaylee dumped Jake she didn't know what he would do. She didn't know he would mope around in self pity and then take off to the mythical place called Lonesome Town, where broken hearts can be mended. But as Kaylee becomes increasingly worried about her friend she goes to find him. I her journey she learns Lonesome Town is a very sinister place that preys on its customers.
The Rovan Ruins by Michael McCloskey The Rovan Ruins by May 13, 2018 $3.99 65,170 words Sample 15%
The Rovan Ruins is the 11th book in the PIT series. Avoiding their alien master at Sol, the PIT team has taken up new homes on a huge space habitat. As they ponder their next move, they hear of new alien ruins in a distant system, discovered by a Celaran probe ship. Uncertain of their future, the PIT team decides to do what they do best, so they leave on a fresh voyage of discovery.
The Parched Lands by N.A. Ratnayake The Parched Lands by May 13, 2018 Free! 5,210 words
Amanthi is a teenage student in a not-so-distant future school system of hyper-testing and top-down control. In this world, creativity is a liability — but Amanthi is not deterred from dreaming.
Unlikely Prophet by L. S. King Unlikely Prophet by May 13, 2018 $3.99 72,210 words Sample 20%
One man becomes the unintentional savior of his dying world.
Iron Five - Dogs of War by Seon O. Stronghold Iron Five - Dogs of War by May 13, 2018 Free! 113,170 words Read a sample
I present to you the complete version of Iron Five (Book 1, published) & (Book 2, the newest installment) in one full novel. If you crave spaceports, docking & undocking from them, jumping to hyperspace, Mech (In this case, flying battle tanks/walking fighter jets) within a realistic-ish environment, this might actually be the book for you. Welcome to my Earthfront Universe, I hope you enjoy.
The Saturn Nexus - Part 2 - Samvartaka Fire by Adrian Holland The Saturn Nexus - Part 2 - Samvartaka Fire by May 13, 2018 $2.69 40,080 words Sample 20%
A sequel to the Cydonian Legacy. Two ancient prophesies point to the ‘end of days’ with dramatically different outcomes. Will the human race survive, and if it does, will it be a different type of human that emerges? This thrilling conclusion to the Cydonian Legacy, and the Saturn Nexus holds the answers…
The Saturn Nexus - Part 1 - Pandora's Box by Adrian Holland The Saturn Nexus - Part 1 - Pandora's Box by May 13, 2018 $2.69 39,990 words Sample 20%
A sequel to the Cydonian Legacy. For the survivors for the battle to save the Earth, strange changes in people’s behaviour have been detected, and it is as though they are waiting for some sort of signal before the whole planet erupts in violence. Everything points to Saturn’s moon Iapetus, where there is a very unwelcome reception awaiting…
The Prince of Blades by F.W. Irvin The Prince of Blades by May 13, 2018 $3.99 91,540 words Sample 15%
Two intelligence leaders meet regarding a strange substance. A shadowy group convenes to discuss a sinister plan. Power outages and riots sweep the globe. A militia forms enacting its own martial law. The three most powerful nations engage in a game of chess. It is up to an unlikely team, and a mysterious man, to avert disaster. Will they unravel the plot, or will the world change forever?
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge by Randolph Lalonde Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge by May 13, 2018 $3.99 140,630 words Sample 21%
Alice continues her training at the new Haven Fleet Academy and just as the curriculum multiplies in difficulty, news that her father's ship, the Revenge, has gone missing comes in. With resources already stretched to their limit and relations with allies strained, Haven Fleet must assemble a small force to search behind enemy lines.
МЫСЛИТЕЛЬ МИРОВ и другие рассказы by Джек Вэнс МЫСЛИТЕЛЬ МИРОВ и другие рассказы by May 12, 2018 $3.99 96,570 words Sample 20%
Этот сборник можно было бы озаглавить «Ранний Джек Вэнс», так как в нем содержатся рассказы, относящиеся к первым двенадцати годам писательской карьеры Вэнса — к тому периоду, когда он публиковался главным образом в дешевых журналах.
Sense of Wonder by Gardner Dozois Sense of Wonder by May 12, 2018 $4.99 217,210 words
Gardner Dozois' collected reviews from Locus Magazine, amazing insights for any writer of SF fan.
Clockworld by Will Perks Clockworld by May 12, 2018 You set the price! 21,020 words Sample 20%
Come to Clockworld, it's full of drugs and too far away for anyone to cause trouble. Better yet, send your troubled, snooty children there and call it a boarding school. Blackhall is light years from Earth, but for the boys stuck there--the ones dealing with hormones, relationships, brain chemistry, sexuality and every other thing--it's their very own home-slash-prison.
We Built This City by R Jacques We Built This City by May 12, 2018 $2.99 97,160 words Sample 15%
Two years after the War of Liberation in Rasere’s War, GoSpeed Rasere is looking for a change in her life. Island life has become boring so she decides to make her way to the fabled place called Bay City. There she encounters a danger from another time which the locals are helpless against. Will she step up to face the challenge herself? Who will help her if she does?
Lost With Nothing to Lose by Vincent Berg Lost With Nothing to Lose by May 12, 2018 $7.99 112,480 words Sample 15%
Unable to find acceptance on Earth, an intrepid band of misplaced youth seek out their ancestral home among the stars. Unfortunately, their reception is not what they were hoped. The home they discover is a hostile place, involved in a huge interstellar war with an hostile alien species. Viewed as untrusted interlopers, they search for a place in a universe with no use for them.
Not-Quite Human Box Set by Vincent Berg Not-Quite Human Box Set by May 12, 2018 $11.99 186,720 words Sample 10%
Al, his sister Betty, and a group of others who are drawn together by forces beyond their control, come to the realization they simply don't belong on Earth. Learning their heritage lies among the stars, they search for a home which isn't any more welcoming than their home planet. Follow their adventures as they flee from one world, only to face similar situations across the cosmos.
Rajani Chronicles II: Resistance by Brian S. Converse Rajani Chronicles II: Resistance by May 11, 2018 $3.99 80,900 words Sample 10%
James Dempsey and his fellow empowered humans have crash-landed on Rajan. After the invasion of the Krahn Horde, the Rajani are in desperate need of help, but will they change their peaceful ways to save themselves?
Hunter and Hunted by Cora Buhlert Hunter and Hunted by May 11, 2018 $2.99 24,480 words Sample 20%
Once, Anjali and Mikhail were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and went on the run together. Now they eke out a living on the galactic rim, while trying to stay under the radar. Anjali and Mikhail are ambushed by bounty hunters. Wounded and hunted across a frozen planet, they find shelter in a cabin. The hunters track them and Mikhail must face them alone.
Being Gardner Dozois by Michael Swanwick Being Gardner Dozois by May 11, 2018 $3.99 82,420 words Sample 10%
Insights into the mind of the author/editor who holds the record for most Hugo awards for editing.
Aliens from the Sky - The Endgame by C.O. Amal Aliens from the Sky - The Endgame by May 11, 2018 $0.99 18,580 words Sample 20%
The thrilling conclusion. The earth hive is now expanding through the planet. But, humans finally learned to fight back. Sure, humans lost many. But humans are like a concentrated light beam – for united they stand. The wicked hive queen is planning big. But humans learned to plan bigger things. Jeep and team finally reached a safe place, or so they thought.....
From Beyond Space and Time (2018) by V Bertolaccini From Beyond Space and Time (2018) by May 11, 2018 Free! 45,570 words Read a sample
Scientists, military, archeologists, hunters, and treasure explorers uncover a lost world of Jurassic dinosaurs, and what they think are unknown early or last dinosaur species, with other strange life forms, trapped in an immense crater, surrounded by immense cliffs, at the center of an uncharted Pacific island, and start to uncover a colossal fifteen-mile flying saucer buried beneath the island!
Dwarves of Calcus by Katie Hamstead Dwarves of Calcus by May 11, 2018 $4.99 72,100 words Sample 20%
Snow Sabbia has hidden for years on the peaceful planet of the dwarves, and when Timothy White shows up, she falls in love. But his high profile in society draws unwanted attention from her vengeful stepmother, who wants Snow dead.
The Lived Glory by Meyari McFarland The Lived Glory by May 11, 2018 $2.99 7,130 words Sample 20%
Lindsey jerked as raindrops fell from the cedar overhead down her back. Surinder and his stupid wet trail. She'd much have rathered stay home dry and safe. Surinder's 'Glory' wasn't what she'd expected. It was light and life and death coming for all three of them. Not if Lindsey had her way. The Lived Glory is a story of nature, change and determination that will pull you on to the very end.
Rescue by Evelyn Weibel Rescue by May 11, 2018 $0.99 13,780 words Sample 10%
Tashi encounters fierce resistance when she tries to rescue a slave
Wayfarer: AV494 by Matthew S. Cox Wayfarer: AV494 by May 11, 2018 $5.99 102,840 words Sample 20%
Kerys Loring takes the job of a lifetime for a xenoarchaeologist, but soon after arriving on a remote planet a three-year flight from home, her dream becomes a nightmare.
Return to Rat City (Rat City #2) by Tyffani Clark Kemp Return to Rat City (Rat City #2) by May 11, 2018 $2.99 72,100 words Sample 20%
The Gods were just a myth until she landed on top of them... For the first time since Dalia can remember, she’d found a home, and in a matter of seconds it was taken away from her. All because of who she was born to be.
V-War: Insurgency by Nick S. Thomas V-War: Insurgency by May 11, 2018 $4.99 72,730 words
Axel Ward is a former soldier who fought in the virtual arena for his nation’s freedom. He has been cheated of his hard-won victory, imprisoned, and left for dead. Yet his friends fight on to save him from the game’s creator, the ruthless Mic Zenner. A merciless oppressor, and head of a corrupt mega-corporation plotting against the American government.
Incredible Worlds - The Sci Fi Action Pack II (5 Full Length Novels) by Nick S. Thomas Incredible Worlds - The Sci Fi Action Pack II (5 Full Length Novels) by May 11, 2018 $7.99 466,290 words
From the authors of Battle Earth, Star Crusades and Star Legions comes an epic collection of five top full-length novels. The Incredible Worlds box set contains the full text of five full-length novels. That’s right, five great books! Buy the set today and read this unmissable ACTION PACK collection from start to finish:
The Devil's Close by Joanna Mackintosh The Devil's Close by May 11, 2018 $4.99 63,360 words
The Finshaws, along with their son Daniel, move into Munro Way as a way to assuage their long-persistent marital discontent.
Aliens from the Sky - The Origins by C.O. Amal Aliens from the Sky - The Origins by May 11, 2018 Free! 45,430 words Read a sample
When we were enjoying the day, they rained from the distant sky, in flying saucers, capturing and carting all the humans they see to an unknown place. When we made a stand against them with all the weapons we have, they started nuking all the places. And the massacre doesn’t end there, too. Newly hatched alien lizards are now roaming the land, to kill and eat anything that has flesh....
Asteroid Fever by Robert Zwilling Asteroid Fever by May 11, 2018 Free! 110,700 words Read a sample
Earth 2037 where people eat genetically medicated food and sip insect plasma laced with Martian microbes. Mining asteroid dust has revitalized civilization providing unlimited energy and resources. Asteroid Fever has replaced gold fever, with murder, plundered mining ships, treasures awarded by musical chairs and detectives who can see the past imprinted anywhere they look when they feel like it.
Khan by David Adams Khan by May 10, 2018 $0.99 6,270 words Sample 20%
On a world ravaged by war, Khan the white tiger is king. The constant battles provide endless food for him to scavenge and the quiet, abandoned cities are a perfect home. But a white tiger is a rare creature indeed, valuable, and even when surrounded by war and death, humans still find a way to take what they want. A short story set in the world of Symphony of War.
Retribution by Daniel D. Longdon Retribution by May 10, 2018 $4.99 58,130 words
Albion bleeds, its people suffer, its capital in ruins and still the war that put an end to the Skavite rebellion threatens the fabric of Albion civilisation. The army of the free democratic government march north against their king, determined to end the royal line forever.
Retribution by Daniel D. Longdon Retribution by May 10, 2018 $4.99 58,280 words
Albion bleeds, its people suffer, its capital in ruins and still the war that put an end to the Skavite rebellion threatens the fabric of Albion civilisation. The army of the free democratic government march north against their king, determined to end the royal line forever.
Alien Rex. Alien Characters #8 by Neil A. Hogan Alien Rex. Alien Characters #8 by May 10, 2018 $0.99 1,830 words Sample 10%
Alien Rex is a parallel reality tour operator. He can take people from their home on World One to a slightly different version of their home on World Two, or even World Three. But one day he meets someone that he has been scared of meeting, and it changes everything. Who does he meet? Find out more in book 8 in the Alien Characters series. Featuring 17 amazing illustrations by Genelyn Javier.
Ryk Brown - Series Reading Order - with Summaries & Checklist by Albie Berk Ryk Brown - Series Reading Order - with Summaries & Checklist by May 10, 2018 $2.99 1,470 words Sample 20%
RYK BROWN READING LIST WITH SUMMARIES FOR ALL SERIES BOOKS AND STANDALONE NOVELS - UPDATED 2017 CHECKLIST INCLUDES ALL RYK BROWN FICTION RYK BROWN Fan? Get the most pleasure out of your reading. Don’t miss a single RYK BROWN book and read them all in the best order. Don’t waste your money on a book list that’s out of date or one that doesn’t include story summaries.