New free Colonization (SF) Kindle books for 2017-10-15:

Sunset Over Abendau (The Inheritance Trilogy Book 2)
by Jo Zebedee, Teresa Edgerton
$0.00, 286 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (7 reviews), #14 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration
Kare promised he'd hold the Empire for ten years and no longer. A decade later, he's no nearer to freeing himself. Haunted by past events, in a role he hates, the temptation to walk away bites deep.

When the lost heritage of his father is revealed a new future opens to him, one threatened when old enemies rise against those he loves. To safeguard them, Kare will have to fight for the Empire he hates and face the deadly secret hidden deep in Abendau's deserts.

Invasion!: The Orion War
by Kali Altsoba
$0.00, 252 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #21 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
War has returned to the Thousand Worlds of the Orion spiral arm for the first time in 300 years. Fleets are moving, planets are being bombarded, invading armies are landing. Storms of blood and metal are blowing across the broken face of invaded Genève and four more startled worlds. More war is on the way, racing outward to fill every corner of Orion.

Jan Wysocki is a failed officer, a washout from Aral Academy who ran away from his first ever combat. But he’s in command, with over 300 fighters looking only to him. He must overcome a lifetime of self-doubt to lead a cutoff and ragtag Madjenik Company on an epic trek to reach the last place of refuge on invaded Genève, if it’s even still there. He must master himself as well as the enemy. He must learn to lead in spite of his limits and failures. He doesn’t think he can do it.

Zofia Jablonski is younger, more confident, more ruthless toward the enemy and brutally honest with Jan. She led her platoon back to save him on that first day, wounded in the leg as he ran away, his back to the enemy. She graduated top of her class. She's a consummate military professional who exudes confidence and competence. Not like him at all.

Can they work together? Can they elude the swarming and surrounding enemy to reach refuge? What then? Is there any way off a burning world? Any chance to defy an invader so much more powerful in every way? Can they find a way to make peace no more, forever?

Coming next: Exodus
Vol. II, The Orion War

Jan Wysocki must get a battered company into a city entirely ringed by enemy. Should he stay to fight the last battle or flee offworld on an Exodus fleet to live an uncertain exile of endless war and savage resistance. Madjenik is threatening to mutiny if he refuses to go back to the berm fight.

He faces a third decision. An extraordinary secret mission from the garrison commander. Orders to leave his home to a cruel enemy and trek to the stars like Ulysses, to fly a flag of hate until the day Krevans return to take blood revenge. He could be exposed as a fraud or he could live up to his legend as the ‘Ghost of the Woods.’ This is the crossroads of his life.

Can the Exodus flotilla even get away? A more powerful enemy occupies the system, blocking egress from every jump point. Nine little ships will have to fight their way out. If Jan and Zofia go with them, there is no promise that they will stay together or survive the run to the far LP.

Kali Altsoba is the pen name used to publish future war fiction by a military historian who teaches at a major research university in the United States. In his academic persona, he has published award-winning books on world military history, 20th century military history, and international relations.

Biker Bounty Hunters of Galaxy 13
$0.00, 18 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #33 in > Short Reads > 30 minutes (12-21 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
In the alien outback of planet Tulaya a confrontation takes place.
Tavern owner Clem Bob Chesterfield hopes to keep the peace, but it is not to be.
The bounty hunting White Mambas and the last alien of Tulaya are headed for a clash. Who or what will be left standing is anyone's guess.

Phantom: A Tale From The Sonali War
by Trevor Wyatt
$0.00, 27 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #1 in > Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Earth-Sonali War was one of the most destructive conflicts in the galaxy...
Over 9 billion dead - on both sides...
Now, here the stories of the survivors...

It was a simple contraband run past from The Outer Colonies
We should have never used known shipping channels.
All of a sudden, we're stopped by the Terran Armada.
Our's no match for an Armada cruiser.
So we stop. They board us. They find the cargo.
And now, we're facing long sentences on a prison colony.
Except...they give us a way out.
They tell us they'll set us free if we carry out a mission.
Sounds good, right?
Well, they tell us what it is once we agree.

And it makes us think we'd be safer in jail.

Treachery: Celestial Empires Book 2
by Raymond Cooper
$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #6 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Treachery: Celestial Empires Book 2

Gemma wants nothing more than to settle back down and get on with her life – a normal life – a life free of space travel and dangerous adventures. Soon, however, she learns that her exploits on Cromia have caught up with her.

Boygan, the man she'd double crossed way back out there among the stars, has worked up a ploy to lure her back out into space – and draw her into another web of intrigue, deceit, and murder.

Complicating matters, Gemma finds herself saddled with a mysterious man who is not who – or what – he says he is. A man who could be friend – or foe.

With her robotic companion by her side, Gemma finds herself in a race against time and caught in a trap that entails a deadly dilemma.

Fermat's Last Theorem of Robotics
by Michael Galloway
$0.00, 11 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #90 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
Two rival robotics engineers visit an abandoned Martian battlefield only to find out they are not alone.

This is a short story from an upcoming collection titled, "Windows Out". It is approximately 2,700 words in length.

The Neutron Hammer (Even the gods Die Book 1)
by Matthew Pyke
$0.00, 20 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #58 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Occurring thousands of years before the events in The Last Days of Qenateed, the beginnings of a celestial power struggle can be seen. Follow Maxxa on his first combat mission as a young Governor, as the Confederation seeks to assert itself over a hated enemy.