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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
The Psyman by Nick Bruechle The Psyman by Nov. 14, 2017 $1.99 75131 words
Nick Bruechle's dark vision of a fame-obsessed society wreathed in war and propaganda propaganda is by turns wry, terrifying and sad. The Psyman will have you questioning the nature of freedom, the art of propaganda and the dangerous distraction of fame.
Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe by WPaD Publications Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe by Nov. 14, 2017 $3.99 82144 words Sample 10%
WPaD presents: Strange Adventures in a Deviant Universe... A stellar science fiction collection from Writers, Poets and Deviants. Featuring the usual cast of deviants, with some fresh new faces joining the crew.
Assimilation Protocol by Brian F.H. Clement Assimilation Protocol by Nov. 14, 2017 $2.99 105962 words
Twenty years after The Final Transmission, Thomas has grown up far from the horrors of the Mutation Plague that swept the globe. Now an adult, he makes his way into a world inhabited by mutant communities, commonplace biotechnology, and violent cults.
The Slip Trilogy Complete Boxed Set by David Estes The Slip Trilogy Complete Boxed Set by Nov. 14, 2017 $7.99 277326 words Sample 20%
In a futuristic, dystopian world, population control measures have been implemented to ensure the population remains steady. Those born without birth authorization are terminated. When one illegal child slips through the cracks in the system, the hunt begins. This bundle includes all three novels in the Slip Trilogy, a dystopian series about rebellion, strength of character, and family.
Slip by David Estes Slip by Nov. 14, 2017 $2.99 109006 words Sample 20%
Someone must die before another can be born...As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. But what if one orphan slipped through the cracks? A gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice.
The Art of Death: Love & War: Book 1 by Quentin Washburn The Art of Death: Love & War: Book 1 by Nov. 14, 2017 You set the price! 75158 words Sample 50%
In the year 2097, every government in the world collapses due to an unknown virus that causes people to turn into "Beasts" and crave human flesh. 75 years later, a man named Oliver, goes on an adventure to find a safe haven. On his way to the safe haven, he meets new people and enemies. Disastrous events unfold, as a few mysteries come to light.
Short Stuff by J.R. Cornell Short Stuff by Nov. 14, 2017 Free! 4135 words Read a sample
short stuff by J.R. Cornell is a collection of flash fiction that takes what you know about dramas and thrillers and adds a little twist to it with either magic, a psychological twist, or a little time travel.
Sugarcoded by Koobie Wyatt Sugarcoded by Nov. 14, 2017 Free! 54886 words Sample 20%
Cal and his friends are hardwired. In mists divine, that’s where you’ll find them, sparking about in the most glorious, trackless bewilderness imaginable. It's so pure and instant and always and beautiful and everything all at once. Enlightenment and release and love and God and happiness all down the one wire. You know, The Answer. Only why is his only darling such a pain all the time...?
Mozek Part 2: Escalated Differences by Kiki Kay Lee Mozek Part 2: Escalated Differences by Nov. 14, 2017 Free! 4840 words Read a sample
Mozek. Some people may know such a place. Some may not. Mozek is a conspiracy theory that entails the afterlife of the human species. One of many multiverses surround us. Who is to say that we are not in control of what happens to us after we pass away? Is someone or something in charge of all the outcomes of your decisions in life? Is the afterlife always peaceful or is it somewhat hectic?
Interzone #273 (November-December 2017) by TTA Press Interzone #273 (November-December 2017) by Nov. 14, 2017 $4.99 56448 words
The November–December issue of Britain's longest running science fiction and fantasy magazine contains new stories by Laura Mauro, Rachael Cupp, Dan Grace, Erica L. Satifka, R. Boyczuk, and 2017 James White Award winner Stewart Horn. Features include all the regular column, and the book and film reviews include the latest from Nick Harkaway, Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner 2049, and much, much more.
Carnie's Tale: A Spinward Fringe Story by Randolph Lalonde Carnie's Tale: A Spinward Fringe Story by Nov. 14, 2017 $2.99 77601 words
Alice Valent, an Officer Trainee, is assigned to investigate a digital record of a young pilot, Noah Lucas. His callsign is Carnie, and he began his long story of survival after corrupted artificial intelligences destroyed the carnival he called home. He was left to survive alone on Iora, where machines turned against humanity. Set after Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground
Improvising at Branson Six by Sean Monaghan Improvising at Branson Six by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 7348 words Sample 10%
Once the go-to guy for the most dangerous rescues, Tony Mirenne lives in self-imposed exile. All because of that one last rescue that went worse than badly. But now the crew of Branson Six needs his help. If he can put his demons behind him. A prize-winning* near-future story from Sean Monaghan, author of the Jim Baen Memorial Winning story "Low Arc"
To the End of Ursathrax by Wayne Kyle Spitzer To the End of Ursathrax by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 20698 words Sample 20%
It was the first night of the Sacrificium, a night of sacrifice and death, a night when the black coins tendered in the Lottery would be tendered back ...
The Pierced Veil by Wayne Kyle Spitzer The Pierced Veil by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 16584 words Sample 20%
It was the first night of the Sacrificium, a night of sacrifice and death, a night when the black coins tendered in the Lottery would be tendered back ...
The Tempter and the Taker by Wayne Kyle Spitzer The Tempter and the Taker by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 16907 words Sample 20%
It was the first night of the Sacrificium, a night of sacrifice and death, a night when the black coins tendered in the Lottery would be tendered back ...
Comes a Ferryman by Wayne Kyle Spitzer Comes a Ferryman by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 17325 words Sample 20%
It was the first night of the Sacrificium, a night of sacrifice and death, a night when the black coins tendered in the Lottery would be tendered back ...
The Life After War Collection by Angela White The Life After War Collection by Nov. 13, 2017 $24.00 1712348 words Sample 20%
This box set contains all current books in the Life After War series by Angela White, plus both backstories. That’s 10 full books in one file--over 6000 pages!
Surrogate Hearts by Betsy Love Surrogate Hearts by Nov. 13, 2017 $5.00 47681 words Sample 20%
Surrogate mother Havala’s been told she must abort two of the children she’s carrying. Mehlo’s marriage will break a curse; his mother’s given him until Friday to find someone or marry the shrew she’s chosen. Can they find love together?
Blue Cab Company by Steve C. Gingolaski Blue Cab Company by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 81510 words Sample 15%
Living in near-future Philadelphia, Blue Cab Company mercenary Richard Vandercar's religious beliefs begin and end with "In God We Trust," and then only when the words are printed on cold hard cash. So when he learns Jeannie Aiken has a price on her head, his course of action should be clear: hand her over, collect the bounty, and move on. If only it were so simple.
Book III, Gamadin: Distant Suns by Tom Kirkbride Book III, Gamadin: Distant Suns by Nov. 13, 2017 $5.99 186464 words
The Gamadin Series (6 books to date) is a young adult, sci-fi adventure series about a couple of California surfers, a half-alien socialite, a movie star and his bodyguard who find an ancient, 17,000 year-old spaceship, and through heartache, love, courage, and honor become a force for good in the galaxy. AR approved.
Hong on the Range by William F. Wu Wu Hong on the Range by Nov. 13, 2017 $4.99 81444 words Sample 20%
Louie Hong is determined to make his way in the new Wild West. However, as a fully natural human in a world of cyborgs, he has plenty of challenges to solve with the help of Chuck, his talking cyborg steer companion. This novel was chosen by the American Library Association, Booklist, and the Library Journal for their recommended and best of the year lists.
The Apathy Bomb by Spencer Kimble The Apathy Bomb by Nov. 13, 2017 $5.99 44344 words Sample 18%
Andrew is an Army pharmacist whose past tragedies caused him to crawl into a bottle. With help from old friends and a new friend, he's trying to find a better way. What caused his decline and can they help him find his way out before it's too late? What will he do when he discovers that it's not just his mortality on the line, but his fate is intertwined with millions of others?
Behind a Pale Mask by Wayne Kyle Spitzer Behind a Pale Mask by Nov. 13, 2017 $2.99 14639 words Sample 20%
The new Ferryman novel. In the heart of the Tinsel Forest, the Ferryman battles his worst enemy--himself!
The Wall by Mario V. Farina The Wall by Nov. 12, 2017 Free! 1504 words Read a sample
This story takes place in the future. The great leader of the country has assigned the commander of the exploration team to travel to the end of the Universe and report what he sees there. The command does as ordered and reports there is a wall at the end of the universe advising that there is nothing on the other side and that no attempt should be made to go there. The commander does so anyway.
Shadow People by H Jason Schulz Shadow People by Nov. 12, 2017 Free! 787 words Read a sample
A missing associate instructed me to release the information in the event he went missing. Beware the shadows!
Sharp Edge of Moonlight by Robert Appleton Sharp Edge of Moonlight by Nov. 12, 2017 $2.99 61787 words Sample 20%
A murder investigation at an interstellar beauty pageant draws two detectives into a deadly mystery. Detectives Rappeneau and Thorpe-Campbell are from different worlds and have little in common. A lethal trail of conspiracy, monstrous assassins and hot bikini wax is more than they bargained for in this incendiary action mystery. Get ready for some serious heat on the dark side of the moon.
The Adventures of Viola Stewart #7: The Illusioneer by Karen J Carlisle The Adventures of Viola Stewart #7: The Illusioneer by Nov. 12, 2017 $2.99 28280 words Sample 20%
Viola has returned for her last adventure – a grand tour of Europe. Will she finally let go of the past or will it haunt her forever? A chance meeting at the Carnivale di Venezia leads Viola to Paris and the worlds of Illusions and magic and intrigue. Seeing is believing… or is it?
A Love That Destroyed Time by Melanie Ray A Love That Destroyed Time by Nov. 11, 2017 Free! 265337 words
A surprise pregnancy. A hidden father hiding as a guard. An oncoming war. To save his peaceful race, a king abuses the trust of his Protector. With treason over his head, the Protector watches over the mother of his children without sharing his secret. However, that is only the beginning of this time travel tale. To end tragically. To end well. To end at all . . .
Apollo's Plague by Derek Hart Apollo's Plague by Nov. 11, 2017 $3.99 175398 words Sample 20%
This is the third book in this post apocalyptic series. While the survivors in the Georgia bunker struggle with complacency, a new alien species appears bent on the final destruction of all of mankind and the vaunted Grid fails. In the midst of this collapse, 4 brave adventurers have set off in search of another medallion.
The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Six by Colin J Platt The Rhyming Schizophrenic Avenger Book Six by Nov. 11, 2017 Free! 5529 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.
Dominance by Niall Teasdale Dominance by Nov. 11, 2017 $2.99 78117 words Sample 20%
With new year, Fox Meridian is settling into her new position as the security and terrorism specialist of Palladium Security Solutions, and she’s finally getting over the death of her boyfriend. Then the violent murder of a vote broker throws Fox into a mire of sex and politics, and her friend Naomi Lind is in the hot seat.