The first human and dolphin colony team has arrived on Epsilon Eridani 2, a planet that was once inhabited by a highly advanced species that has gone extinct.
On this exciting new world, the humans have brought all of their typical problems with them, while the dolphins adjust quite easily to their new home.
All of this changes when bizarre events begin to happen to the colonists. Is the stress of... [click here for more]
100 years after Karel Capek coined the word, “robots” are an everyday idea, and the inspiration for countless stories in books, film, TV and games. They are often among the least privileged, most unfairly used of us, and the more robots are like humans, the more interesting they become. This collection of stories is where robots stand in for us, where both we and they are disadvantaged, and where... [click here for more]
In a world of transhuman survival and horror, technology allows the re-shaping of bodies and minds, but also creates opportunities for oppression and puts the capability for mass destruction in the hands of everyone. Other threats lurk in the devastated habitats of the Fall, dangers both familiar and alien.
After the Fall is the first anthology from Posthuman Studios, set in the world of... [click here for more]
Zen and the Art of Starship Maintenance and Other Stories is Tobias S. Buckell's seventh short fiction collection and is comprised of 15 stories, several of which are original to the collection or were previously only available through his Patreon. This collection ranges from galactic adventures to intimate explorations of humanity—sometimes in the same story—rich with a sense of wonder and deft... [click here for more]
When Kham, an ork living in the Seattle ghetto in the year 2053, is suddenly snatched from his day-to-day existence and thrust into a world of dragons, he learns the hard way whom to trust.
(This zip file contains two versions of Never Trust an Elf: one epub file (for use with many popular e-readers) and one azw file (for use with the Amazon Kindle). This book is based on an advanced reader copy of... [click here for more]
From the inner realms of humanity to the far reaches of space, these are the science fiction and fantasy tales that are shaping the genre and the way we think about the future. Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan continues to shine a light on the very best writing, featuring both established authors and exciting new talents.
Within you will find twenty-eight incredible tales, showing the... [click here for more]
Masters of War!
Three hundred years. An age of chivalry and brutality. Of star empires.
Princes and generals. Soldiers and spies. An age where heroes rally to hold back the darkness. And even the most unlikeliest of hands may determine the fate of millions. An age of duty, loyalty, and terrible choices.
An age...of war.
First Strike collects some of the best BattleTech... [click here for more]
A trio of Firewall agents investigate a criminal racket that turns average citizens into monsters—before extracting their bodily fluids for dubious purposes.
Nostrum takes place in the Eclipse Phase universe. It appears in the Firewall sourcebook, and is the second story in a three part series, following El Destino Verde and followed by Termites in the Framework. The complete... [click here for more]
The landmark anthology series of international speculative fiction returns with volume 5 of The Apex Book of World SF. Cris Jurado joins series editor Lavie Tidhar to highlight the best speculative fiction from around the world.
Cyberpunk from Spain, Singapore and Japan; mythology from Venezuela, Korea and First Nations; stories of the dead from Zimbabwe and Egypt, and space wonders from India, Germany... [click here for more]
For Ezra Payne and the Stealthy Tiger mercenaries, professionalism is everything. Hired to assist in the bitter, bloody fighting on the planet Hall, they quickly earn a decisive victory for their employer. They settle afterward in for a needed period of rebuilding, and a few months’ peace before moving on to the next contract.
But their respite does not last. More mercenaries, hired by the Allied... [click here for more]
Alone in a new city, far from friends and family, Jackie's only real human contact is her neighbor: Connor, a troubled young man with six figures' worth of military hardware grafted onto his body. As Jackie and Connor bond over their efforts to jailbreak Connor's mechanical arm, Jackie discovers her old life isn't quite done with her yet.
You'll receive EPUB, MOBI, and PDF versions of this book.... [click here for more]
CONESTOGA / PARADISE / TORUS
Agosta Pike enlists the mercenary effigy, Sloan Katona, on a suicidal mission across the apocalyptic ruins of a dead empire, an empire with few remnants of its existence barring a never-ending stretch of crisscrossing train tracks.
Kaiden Sivoy returns to the capital city of the oppressive kingdom of Aurago while possessing a critical artifact that... [click here for more]
This is exactly what it says on the tin: a list of 108 solutions to the Fermi Paradox. Never again will you wonder where your setting's aliens are, or why Earth apparently has been contacted yet.
Inside, your interstellar explorers will find that...
...there is no one out there, because the evolution of sapient life cannot occur without the presence of "diversification pumps" like regular meteor... [click here for more]
Jonathan Strahan, the award-winning and much lauded editor of many of genre’s best known anthologies is back with his 11th volume in this fascinating series, featuring the best science fiction and fantasy. With established names and new talent this diverse and ground-breaking collection will take the reader to the outer-reaches of space and the inner realms of humanity with stories of fantastical... [click here for more]
A librarian helps a desperate student find the door into a book; Sir Thomas Moore’s head is stolen and a messy rescue ensues; a mother sells a piece of her memory so her daughter can afford an education.
Science fiction is the story of what if and what comes next. It’s more playful, more inclusive and more entertaining than it has ever been before and as the world falls apart around us, it offers... [click here for more]
IT IS THE SECOND AGE OF SPACE... In the seventeenth millennium, the New Commonality of Humankind is expanding, using newly-discovered faster-than-light travel to rediscover lost worlds colonised in the distant past. It's a time of turmoil, of clashing cultures, as civilisations shudder and collapse before the might of a benevolent empire ten millennia old. In the Solenine Cluster, things are... [click here for more]
“All aboard for the Moon!”
This good-natured early science fiction story describes a near future where humanity coexists with people from other worlds and postulates regular flights between the Earth and the Moon and technological advances like breathing devices that use solid pellets of compressed oxygen. It is a fun and thought-provoking read that will resonate with fans of Victorian-era stories,... [click here for more]
BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AN EMPIRE
Theodore Kurita, samurai tyrant of the mighty Draconis Combine, is celebrating his sixty-first birthday. Topping the guest list is an unlikely bunch of high-tech troublemakers: Camacho's Caballeros, the toughest team of mercenary MechWarriors the Inner Sphere has ever seen. But their invitation is more than merely social. Theodore's powerful cousin, "Uncle Chandy,"... [click here for more]
For decades, J Alan Erwine has been writing stories about space exploration and discovery...now all of those stories are gathered into one massive tome. Travel the far reaches of space, or explore the solar system with him. Some of the stories are dark, some are optimistic, but all of them are uniquely his. This collection also features the first four stories in Erwine's Solar Federation Series. ... [click here for more]
Jake Carter’s hunt for his missing sentinel had taken him, by buggy and by mesh, in a wide arc around the Titan Quarantine Zone. Bobdog LaGrange had been missing for three days, and the trail Bobdog’d had his nose on wasn’t one that led anyplace good.
The disappearance of a neo-bonobo Firewall sentinel leads to a disturbing criminal operation and a potential... [click here for more]
I don’t know what happened on this world, but whatever the future holds, if we stand together, I believe transhumanity can face it.
A young Martian joins a group of gatecrashers sent to investigate the sudden silence from a remote anarchist exoplanet research station and encounters an unexpected threat.
“An Infinite Horizon” takes place in the Eclipse Phase tabletop... [click here for more]
In 2089, the universe is a cold, dangerous place and it’s up to the U.S. Space Marine Corps to secure the safety and security of U.S. interests in outer space through cutting edge tactics, training, and an armory full of high-tech firepower.
USSMC FM 7-22: Space Boarding Operations is a military-style field manual designed to read like an actual U.S. Space Marine Corps guide to boarding hostile... [click here for more]
A collection of near-future, optimistic SF stories where some of the genre's brightest stars and most exciting new talents portray the possible roads to a better tomorrow.
Featuring original stories by Alastair Reynolds, Kay Kenyon, Lavie Tidhar, Jason Andrew, Madeline Ashby, Jacques Barcia, Eva Maria Chapman, Ken Edgett, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Eric Gregory, Mari Ness, Holly Phillips, Gareth L. Powell,... [click here for more]
“Something put a fist full of fractal branching digits through his chest and took apart enough of his vital organs to kill him.”
The mysterious death of a scientist on the TITAN-altered moon Iapetus leads to an investigation of the research station's personnel that eventually reveals one of the moon's dark secrets.
“Into the White” takes place in the Eclipse... [click here for more]
This version of Melt contains 3 files for different electronic book readers: ePub, PDF, and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) format. It won't sync wirelessly to your Kindle, though; you'll need to connect it via USB and drag it over. "It’s simple, really, to wind up on the winning side when you’ve created the winner. And the loser." The political chess match between the dominant Planetary Consortium... [click here for more]
BC isn't much of a priest. Didn't go to Seminary. Doesn't like to be called "Father". Never even said Mass. Because even though he wears the collar, BC is really an Assassin for The Pope of the New catholic Church!
He'll soon kill Meredith McEntyre, Governor of Lunar Prime, Independent City-state on the Moon. The NcC is allied with the Universal Trade Zone (UTZ) of Earth and its Orbital Stations in... [click here for more]
"The Sixth Science Fiction Megapack" presents 25 more mind-bending excursions through time and space, with great stories by such authors as Arthur C. Clarke, Nancy Kress, Lawrence Watt-Evans, George Zebrowski, Philip K. Dick, and many more! Included are:
OUT OF ALL THEM BRIGHT STARS, by Nancy Kress THE HANGING STRANGER, by Philip K. Dick WALKING JOHN AND BIRD, by Neal Asher THE SYMPHONIC... [click here for more]
This collection brings together the current stories set on The Disturbance Timeline: an outline of the next 2000 years of human history. Contains five short stories, two novellas, and two novels.
This is Volume 1. Volume 2 will be a thing once there's more material finished on the timeline in a couple years.
Contains: Prison Planet-A failed interview that has the ultimate price. Chipped-Robert... [click here for more]
THE FUTURE OF THE REALM
Solaris VII, the Game World, is the Inner Sphere in microcosm, and Kai Allard-Liao is its Champion, veteran of the war against challengers who wish his crown for their own.
There is no place he would rather be.
Then the political realities of the Federated Commonwealth intrude on Solaris. Ryan Steiner, a man sworn to dethrone Victor Steiner-Davion, comes to Solaris... [click here for more]
T.I.T.A.N. 2100 is a Future Fiction story exploring the near-future of Earth and Humanity; detailing the potential course our history may take over the next century while utilizing a wealth of real world information and projections to create a glimpse of the future. Contained within is detailed information about the timeline, geography, people of the 22nd century, factions and the technology used... [click here for more]
The universe shifts and changes: suddenly you understand, you get it, and are filled with wonder. That moment of understanding drives the greatest science-fiction stories and lies at the heart of Engineering Infinity. Whether it’s coming up hard against the speed of light – and, with it, the enormity of the universe – realising that terraforming a distant world is harder and more... [click here for more]
We stand on the brink of one of the greatest ecological disasters of our time – the world is warming and seas are rising, and yet water is life; it brings change. Where one thing is wiped away, another rises.
Drowned Worlds looks at the future we might have if the oceans rise – good or bad. Here you’ll find stories of action, adventure, romance and, yes, warning and apocalypse.... [click here for more]
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM…
Life is fragile. The difference between success and failure can come down to nothing – the thread of a screw, the flick of a switch – and when it goes wrong, you fix it. Or someone dies.
Mission Critical takes us from our world, across the Solar System, and out into deep space to tell the stories of people who had to do the impossible.
And do it... [click here for more]
This volume assembles 25 novels and short stories by Murray Leinster, published between 1919 and 1963. Included are such science fiction classics as "The Runaway Skyscraper," "Space Tug," and "Operation Terror," as well as rarities like "A Thousand Degrees Below Zero," "The Gallery Gods," and "Nerve." Also includes a biographical introduction... [click here for more]
BLOOD, STEEL, AND HONOR
Aris Sung is a rising young star in House Hiritsu, noblest of the Warrior Houses that have sworn allegiance to the Capellan Confederation. The Sarna Supremacy, a newly formed power in the Chaos March, is giving the Confederation some trouble—and Aris and his Hiritsu comrades are chosen to give the Sarnans a harsh lesson in Capellan resolve.
But there is far... [click here for more]
Captain Paul Masters, a knight of the House of Marik, is well versed in the art of BattleMech combat. A veteran of countless battles, he personifies the virtues of the Inner Sphere MechWarrior. But when he is sent to evaluate a counterinsurgency operation on a backwater planet, he doesn't find the ideal war he expects. Instead of valiant patriots fighting villainous rebels, he discovers a guerrilla... [click here for more]
No one would have believed, in the closing years of the 1970’s, that science fiction was to experience a boom that would last through to the present day. The summer blockbuster had only just been invented. There was only one Star Wars movie. The voyage of the Battlestar Galactica had only just begun, and Buck Rogers had yet to conquer television. But between the pages of the Terran Trade Authority... [click here for more]
In her short science fiction story "Digital Consciousness", Rianna explores a choice many of us may face. Given near immortality by advanced technology, what does it mean to be human?
As we invent technology that can repair our bodies, simulate our brains, and allow us to plug ourselves into our computers at an ever-increasing degree, where is the line between artificial and human intelligence? Dare... [click here for more]
FEATURING KELLY LINK • HOLLY BLACK • KEN LIU • USMAN T. MALIK • LAUREN BEUKES • PAOLO BACIGALUPI • JOE ABERCROMBIE • GENEVIEVE VALENTINE • NICOLA GRIFFITH • CAITLÍN R. KIERNAN • GREG EGAN • K. J. PARKER • RACHEL SWIRSKY • ALICE SOLA KIM • GARTH NIX • KARL SCHROEDER • ELLEN KLAGES • KAI ASHANTE WILSON •... [click here for more]
ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND
Those were Neil Armstrong’s immortal words when he became the first human being to step onto another world. All at once, the horizon expanded; the human race was no longer Earthbound. Edge of Infinity is an exhilarating new SF anthology that looks at the next giant leap for humankind: the leap from our home world out into the Solar System. From the eerie transformations... [click here for more]
An extraterrestrial presence is real, and the agents of an interplanetary Consortium monitor us from sites hidden throughout the world. All the while they watch humanity strip mine its planet to fuel the growth of populations and economies.
If there is a plan to avert environmental and social disaster, the aliens operating out of a subterranean base in Antarctica didn't get the memo. As much as some... [click here for more]
Murray Leinster (1896-1975) enjoyed a reputation as a top pulp fiction writer from the 1920s through the 1960s, publishing dozens of novels and more than a thousand short stories -- and not just in the science fiction field, as this collection shows. However, his greatest fame came from SF, and the Sidewise Award (for best alternate history work) is named after his story, "Sidewise in Time."... [click here for more]
The multi-award winning Infinity Project undertakes its seventh and final voyage in the imagination of the finest science fiction authors alive…
Humanity has made the universe home. On the outskirts of the solar system, beyond the asteroid fields, deep in space, under the surface of planets, in the ruins of fallen civilisations, in the flush of new creation: life finds... [click here for more]
BUILDING TOWARDS TOMORROW
Sense of wonder is the lifeblood of science fiction. When we encounter something on a truly staggering scale - metal spheres wrapped around stars, planets rebuilt and repurposed, landscapes re-engineered, starships bigger than worlds - the only response we have is reverence, admiration, and possibly fear at something that is grand, sublime, and extremely powerful.
Bridging... [click here for more]
Science fiction is a portal that opens doors onto futures too rich and strange to imagine. Fantasy takes us through doorways of magic and wonder. For more than a decade award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan has sifted through tens of thousands of stories to select the best, the most interesting, the most engaging science fiction and fantasy to thrill and delight readers.
Featuring stories from Daniel... [click here for more]
The third volume of Wildside Press's ongoing Murray Leinster series presents 15 more classic stories.
Leinster was the pen name for William F. Jenkins (1896-1975), one of the great magazine writers of the 20th Century. This collection spans 6 decades and touches on most of the genres in which he worked: science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure, and war. Best of all, this is the first time 8... [click here for more]
It is our honor to bring glory to the Empire!
This is the Star Fleet Universe, based on Star Trek: The Original Series. Meet Klingons who have missions, wars, and battles of their own to fight!
In “For the Good of the Empire” Klingon military intelligence hires an Orion ship (Orions are notoriously known for skirting the edge of the law) to carry their agents into enemy... [click here for more]
HUMANITY AMONG THE STARS
What happens when we reach out into the vastness of space? What hope for us amongst the stars?
Multi-award winning editor Jonathan Strahan brings us fourteen new tales of the future, from some of the finest science fiction writers in the field.
The fourteen startling stories in this anthology feature the work of Greg Egan, Aliette de Bodard, Ian McDonald, Karl Schroeder,... [click here for more]
How do you repair a dead planet?
Maintenance Bot M-3 was always proud of the smooth and reliable operation of the starships it maintained, as they roamed the galaxy searching for life on unexplored worlds. It lived for the desperate struggle against the forces of chaos and decay, fighting against time to complete repairs before disaster struck.
But this job may be beyond even its capabilities.... [click here for more]
Robots locked in deadly civil war, explorers faced with impossible secrets,
a continent-sized asteroid about to destroy the Earth...these are some of the stories
in this volume of fantastic fiction.
Welcome to the 21st century.
Note from publisher: When you purchase the trade paperback edition of this title at Amazon the ebook edition is free. Offer only good at Amazon. ... [click here for more]