Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. Exploring the consequences of scientific innovations is one purpose of science fiction, making it a "literature of ideas".
A science fiction adventure in Antarctica.
He would lose Karen forever. And his research. But who cared about that. Would anyone ever find him? Would they find him alive? Only God knew. He wondered why he had gone to this hellhole. He felt lost. Completely lost. By the time he was found he would be dead. When he didn't return to his quarters tonight they would send out a search party. But not until morning. By then he would be dead.
A poetic look at life and death.
John was still nude. George was wearing a gown. John inserted the syringe between his toes and shot up. He loved it. It was perfect. He felt very tired. He just ignored George and laid down on the blackness.
A short story.
She showed Amber her penis. Amber was shocked. Cindy leaped at her and started kissing her. Amber thought for a minute then reciprocated. They necked.
What happens if the capacities of four scientists get downloaded into one computer? The joined brain will be able to solve the most complicated tasks at a high rate. And what if add the creative potential of a few hundred people more? The artificial intellect will not just memorize it all, but produce any kind of solution, putting it together like a jigsaw puzzle.
The creator of the “Einsteiner” a bio-generated hardware, working on human creative energy, has disappear...
Join the adventures of Mark Prior, a twenty two year old Brit, in an incredible journey across Europe as he uncovers, alongside his friends, a hidden and primeval power. Follow the story of the four friends as they release the blue lightning, trapped inside a forgotten relic from a time long lost, and witness their change from young university graduates to beings of extraordinary power.
NumbaCruncha begins with a chilling peek into the near future, when Sebastian and Jarek, now in their eighties, confront a particularly vile religious autocrat, whose reign of terror has led to the destruction of their laboratories, but not their secret weapon.
We then take a thousand year leap to a future city state in which the human aptitude for duplicitous and unjust social schemes has reached its logical culmination in Oasis, a flesh-crawlingly evil dystopia rul...
1: Somewhere in Far North Queensland Towards the End of the Twenty-first Century.
‘Make sure there’s nothing left to salvage, or tomorrow there’ll be nothing left of you.’ The priest’s twisted smile, more venomous than his customary frown, underlined the threat. Ignoring the nervous nods of his sweating acolytes, he turned, raised an imperial finger in warning and waddled back to his limousine, slashing the air with his stick to ward off mute offers of assistance from...
In 2055 humanity is confronting countless hardships inflicted on them by the powerful evil in control of the world. The Great Catastrophe had unfolded in waves that affected the environment, economy and society, and now enslaved the few hundred million survivors. As readers would expect from today’s trends, food was in short supply from runaway climate change, life support systems were overloaded with toxins, and ecosystems and the energy supply had collapsed.
“Wow!” said Edde. “What we learned about the bastards casually through our talks over the years makes more sense to me now. They acquired power stealthily and misused it to control humanity in accordance with how they saw the world, which was and still is connected to their brain structures. The world they see, the reality they act within, is reckless, selfish, cold and destructive, in contrast to our normal more cautious, altruistic, warm and creative reality.”
Arthur Mcnair climbed to the top of society with his world changing invention: The Memory Chip. This device, implanted above the user's right ear, can erase any memory or group of memories. The chip gave the world a chance to forget their problems and pain, and the world bought it.
After many years of successfully leading the company as CEO, Arthur found himself faced with divorce papers from his wife and a lawsuit from his partner. On the eve of the court trial that w...
The rain covered the sound of footsteps behind him. He did not shout for help as a strong arm grabbed him from behind and another blow hit him square between the shoulders throwing him to the ground. He made no struggle as his arms were pinned behind his back. A car pulled up and he was thrown headfirst into the backseat.
A female voice commanded his attacker, “Quick give me his head.”
His head was lifted from the floor of the car and twisted to give unobstructed acce...
A radio signal is traced from outer space by SETI. The story now heads in an unexpected direction. This narrative is serious, not heavy and has a novel mix of technology, philosophy and ideology to suit readers of all ages. The singular feature of the book unravels as the soft and gentle mannerisms underlying the basic nature of the aliens come to light in the later chapters
It was 7th August 2011, and 10.55 pm. Greg, one of Seth’s staff members who was about to pour a cup of coffee for him, heard an unusual beep coming from his monitor. It was pulsating on the monitor repeatedly at regular intervals. He went back to his seat immediately; diverted his concentration fully on it and realized that may be the sign of SETI’s dream coming through.
.... He said “As human beings, we should respect each other more than anything. Now I could visu...
The Brane Skip device may provide a way for humanity to overcome the light-speed barrier and finally head for the stars. It seems like magic to Lisa Chang, the young engineer in command of the first crewed test flight, and Lisa doesn't believe in magic. But she does believe in the mission. Humanity must explore space in order to survive and prosper, and she feels honored to be among the first to go where no one has gone before. She does not know what will happen when the...
The antagonistic magician stepped back and drew another item from a belt pouch. This one looked like either a small cocoon or a large wad of pocket fluff. He gestured more theatrically this time.
"Swirling mist on quiet bog
"Patient sits a bump on log
"Craving flies within the sog
"Now thou art a croaking frog!"
She could not restrain herself this time and laughed in his dumbfounded face.
Rennart backed away, still watching her, his eyes narrowed in a cold, calcula...
And now for something completely different—a humorous science fiction parody of epic fantasy adventure stories—an anti-fantasy book that pokes some good-natured fun at the serious tone and dependence on magic common to many epic fantasy adventure genre novels. There are no dragons here, but there are some androids.
This is the story of Prince Donald of Westgrove. He is the idealistic third son of the king, and he comes to believe that he may be the only one able to pr...
Donald held his breath. The great black monolith stood its ground refusing to so much as acknowledge his presence, much less answer his summons.
“Maybe you have to do it naked,” Muce whispered, breaking the silence.
The young notso held the prince’s translation of the patched vellum scroll in his hand. “It says here, Naked to the Warden’s love. Maybe that means you have to do it without any clothes on.”
“Let me see that!” The prince snatched the paper from hi...
His job is to observe humans and make sure they aren’t doing anything that will upset either their simple lifestyles or the profitability of the Corporation. But MO-126 is not a robot. He is a Mobile Observer android, albeit one in the form of a dog of no remarkable pedigree or distinction. Still, he has free will. He can make choices. After millennia of observing humans, he questions whether the Corporation’s plans for them have priority over those they might choose for...
MO-126 briefly wondered if he could shock the village leader back to reality by biting him but concluded he could not. The headman lived in a different reality. It might not be quite as far away as his sister’s, but in the headman’s world, demons could live in an old woman and steal sheep. In the android’s, people could be irrational and sheep could wander off on their own without any supernatural assistance. The two realities touched in some places, but they were lightyears apart in others.
Space Force Grunts (Second, Revised Edition) tells the story of soldiers conscripted to defend the Human Alliance, a civilisation that has spread over thousands of worlds after the invention of hyperspace flight. They are fighting an enemy they don't understand in a war they did not choose. Space Grunts is told mainly from the perspective of the rank and file of the Human Alliance ground forces, who face an eminent foe, commanding over far superior means. Space Force Gru...
Base 18 on Planet DN-DU-144/5 was a place that could only be found on detailed military maps. This planet was circling a sun situated at the border between our Local Bubble of stars in the Milky Way and the much bigger Loop 1 Bubble, another assembly of suns and planets. DN-DU-144/5 was the fifth planet in outward direction, when counted from the local star as centre. Base 18 now consisted of a dozen bunkers, a few deep wells and a couple of cisterns appendant to them, a...
“Año 2064. En una ciudad cualquiera, y a punto de entrar en el cupo de fertilidad, a Tom y María les proponen viajar a Horonya, en el continente africano. Tom, experto climatólogo, tiene la misión de modificar el clima de cierta región. Y María, reputada costumbrista, no duda en acompañarle. Para hacer su estancia más agradable, deciden intercambiar su vivienda con la de Alí y Nona, una pareja nativa que les acoge con los brazos abiertos. Pero, de repente, el campo de tr...
An IT contractor finds out that a great disaster is going to strike earth and uses the opportunity to commit a crime that will set him for life.
He comes up with an ingenious and infallible plan.
Or so he thought.
This short story book includes two book previews.
Mark left the ground and soared up from the street between the buildings. He was at the wrong angle and feared he might continue into the sky even after all his preparation only to fall to his death once the wave had passed.
He gritted his teeth and leaned into the building. His calculations were perfect and he was going to hit twenty just as planned. He had to.
Beyond the floors of the building flying by him, he saw cars twisting up into the air. It hardly looked real...
A mad man's ramblings and vows take us on a journey in his epic quest to solve one hundred of the most impossible problems.
Space Force Grunts is a Science Fiction novel playing several generations into the future. After the human race has invented hyperspace flight, thousands of planets are colonised. Those new societies maintain their independence until the human race encounters an alien civilisation that also masters space flight and hyperspace travel. Being so very different from the human race, those aliens are at first not even recognised as an eminent civilisation commanding over impre...
"Forager" - a full length dystopian/post apocalyptic novel with twists & turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Michal looked down at me, clearly displeased about something. "You gotta be more careful, Ethan."
"Me?" I asked, not having the slightest inkling of what he was referring to.
"Yes, Ethan, you," he confirmed as he turned the key in the ignition and pumped the accelerator gently to get the engine started. The truck was pretty old and I doubted it had a single part that hadn't been replaced or refurbished at some stage. "I'd wager my bottom dollar they're here 'cause ...
Two 21st century men travel through time and alternate universes recovering UFO debris from the 1947 Roswell crash.
The air pulled out of his lungs, a moment of breathlessness and it is over. The lyrics to a Pink Floyd song fill his
“home, home again”
"Home.." AM Lincoln said as he steps through the wormhole, older but not aged, his gray-green eyes betray his
youth. A sense of weightlessness fills his body every time he rips. The cube glows a florescent green. The journey
although less than 5 seconds is 13 years across 1 universe.
He looks at the familiar beige wall that s...
This sci-fi smorgasbord serves up 9 retro tales inspired by the pulp magazines of the 1920s - 1940s. It drops you into the deco chiseled cities of alternate Americana, airlifts you to exotic locales, then rockets you to the farthest reaches of yesterday’s tomorrows!
Witness the otherworldly genesis of Wild Marjoram in a Chicagoland speakeasy as the violence of the all-female Killdeer Gang reaches vigilante-inspired fever pitch in "The Birth."
Flying taxis fight for...