New free Colonization (SF) Kindle books for 2017-12-17:

Edge Of The Future: A Techno Thriller Science Fiction Novel (The Edge Book 1)
by Andria Stone
$0.00, 275 pages, 4.3 out of 5.0 (29 reviews), #1 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine

“He wasn’t human. You’ve discovered the existence of a new enemy combatant, Captain. Since you saw him—he saw you.”

• 150 years after the last war, humanity has united in exploring space with colonies on Mars and the moon Luna. But the Europa Mission has just failed and 152 people died in space. Nobody knows why.

• When military bioscientist Capt. Warren’s hidden research installation gets attacked, he joins forces with armored assault Sgt. Von Radach. They become entangled in a deadly fight to stop the theft of classified military secrets by a lethal female villain, whose devious plans to use enemy cyborgs posing as humans and altering unsuspecting military personnel’s neural implants to accept her commands have every chance of succeeding. Unless…Capt. Warren and Sgt. Von Radach get a chance to end her first.

Edge of the Future is an action-packed Science Fiction military thriller, with everything sci-fi fans love – starships, space colonies, cyborgs, secret military and medical technology and even a bad-ass villain.

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by Craig A. Falconer
$0.00, pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (236 reviews), #6 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Colonization
They were heading for Venus. Somewhere else found them first…

When a sudden impact sends a spacecraft bound for a distant research station hurtling towards a previously unseen and inexplicable planet, responsibility for the safety of its passengers immediately falls on Ivy ‘Holly’ Wood, a former poster-child of the public space program now fleeing Earth’s tyrannical leadership.

The mysterious planet’s startlingly Earth-like atmosphere initially breeds optimism among Holly’s group of stranded survivors, but before long it becomes clear that Earth’s rules don’t apply and that nothing can be taken for granted.

With all hopes of escape dependent on discovering the true nature of this increasingly hostile planet, Holly and the rest of the desperate survivors know only one thing for sure: their newly discovered world will not give up its secrets without a fight.

Terradox is a sci-fi thriller/adventure novel from the author of the breakout bestseller Not Alone, an ‘Best of 2016’ finalist. [Paperback length: 550 pages]

The Bellerophon: Ambush (The Captive Galaxy Series Book 1)
by J.W. Kurtz, Kevin Reynolds
$0.00, 320 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #25 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine
UPDATED 2nd EDITION (with additional content)
Book 1 of The Captive Galaxy Series
Captain Tilman “Til” Wray originally joined the military in pursuit of the stars. But he found he’d served for far too long protecting the petty interests of others instead of exploring those stars that had called to him in his youth. The military serving Earth, and the greater corporate worlds and outposts of humanity, had become something of which he could no longer be a part. The greed and corruption was simply too much to handle any longer.

Now, Wray plies the transit lanes of interstellar space while leading a crew of castoffs he alone trusts. Aboard the beleaguered Bellerophon, breathing the stale tasting recycled air while light-years from the cradle of humanity, the Belle’ transports cargoes of questionable legality, hunts the rich shipping of rival corporations, battles rivals and raiders, and participates in risky industrial sabotage missions in an attempt to keep the privateer business afloat.

What really pays the bills, offers the most lucrative and consistent payouts, are the captured raw technologies once belonging to the ancient Minervan race; an advanced sentient race that disappeared approximately 50,000-years ago. Alien artifacts and research data is a valuable commodity everyone is hungry for. Hungry enough to kill

Captain Wray, the Belle’, and her crew, have a long and difficult road ahead when a routine hop doesn't exactly go as planned. What happens next will forever alter the course of humanity. But that is just the way things always seem to go, right?

The Bellerophon: Ambush is the first book in the new Captive Galaxy Series. You can read more about the series, spin-offs, associated novellas, and other upcoming fiction projects at:

Shadowcat: Tales from the Edge of Sleep
by Victoria Randall
$0.00, 66 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #21 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
There is a misty place between sleep and waking, where if you wander long, you may find yourself caught in a world of strangeness. You may meet the irrepressible Shadowcat, recruiter for the Catmasters Guild, who use cats as weapons. You may hear of a colony of spacefarers who have vanished completely, or encounter a sandwich with a terrifying ultimatum, or meet the last known human being in the universe. You may find that the voice in your mind is not yours at all, or learn that time travel has its drawbacks.
Seven short stories set in the future, and on other worlds, and in this one, which is strange enough when you think about it.

The Contact Episode Two
by Albert Sartison
$0.00, 114 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (48 reviews), #17 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Medical
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Mankind’s ascendancy is being decided on Jupiter

--Scientists develop language to communicate with aliens...
--First dialogue with extraterrestrial intelligence...
--MacQueen’s plans...
--Secret mission to Mars...

In the 22nd century, mankind has assimilated the Solar System within the orbits of the inner planets, and is gradually moving further out, beyond the asteroid belt, towards the outer planets. The recently discovered technology of remote manipulation has given people the capability of altering the orbit of planetary-size celestial bodies, laying the foundation of a new era for the human race: the terraforming age. The colonisation of space beyond the limits of the Solar System has become only a matter of time. Soon after the first successful test, changing Mercury’s orbit, a strange object moving from the depths of space towards the centre of the Solar System enters the field of vision of a telescope at an observatory in Chile...

The Caves of Ceres (The Age of Aether)
by Sawyer Grey
$0.00, 98 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #19 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk

The first two expeditions to the abandoned Martian base on Ceres vanished without a trace.

Captain Allen Warren, Royal Navy, is determined that the third will succeed. When he reaches Ceres the ships of the first two expeditions are still parked on the landing field, but there is no sign of the crews except for a single dead man inside the base's airlock.Within days Warren has established a camp near the airlock and teams have surveyed the main levels of the underground base. Everything is going according to plan.

But soon the expedition is rattled by rumors of voices whispering in the air vents and automatic lights that turn on when no one is there. People begin to disappear, vanishing in the night without a trace, while the remainder are torn apart by an epidemic of madness and violence. And down in the lowest level of the base there are warnings written in blood about the Great Old Ones.

Perhaps Ceres is not quite as abandoned as it appears.

The Caves of Ceres is a standalone novella set in The Age of Aether universe.

A Brief History of the Future, the Third Millennium and Human Colonization of the Solar System: The Terraforming of Mars and Venus (HHcSS Book 1)
by Charles Joynson
$0.00, 159 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #4 in > Nonfiction > Science > Astronomy & Space Science > Astrophysics & Space Science
This is a history of the progress humans made in colonising the solar system between the years 2000 and 3067. It includes descriptions of how our ancestors terraformed Mars and Venus, how they gave these planets atmospheres and oceans, how they used life to make them habitable and how science changed both the people and their machines.