New free Science Fiction Kindle books for 2018-04-22:

Cydonia Theorem: Tranquility
by James Wallace, David Wallace
$0.00, 264 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #4 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military
Mars’ (D-SEA) Deep Space Exploration ship, Tranquility, has been dispatched to an anomaly detected in a far-off star system. Awakened early by the ships Artificial Intelligence, Captain Dan Welko and his crew face danger at every step of their mission, including first contact. Meanwhile back home, war brews between the One World Religion of Earth's (TFA) Terran Forces Army and Mars’ free people. It is up to Admiral Meredith Welko, her team of warriors Aces and Zephyr, along with her smaller fleet of warships of the (MDF) Mars Defense Forces, to protect her people. Conspiracy, war, deep space exploration, and the essence of creation are explored.


When They Came
by Kody Boye
$0.00, 313 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (18 reviews), #4 in > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Science & Technology
I was never afraid of monsters—at least, not until They came: the visitors from outer space.

Now They're in our skies, on our streets, always watching, forever waiting.

At seventeen, I'm just about to graduate from the Juvenile Education System and declare my career of choice. The Midnight Guard—who protect our community from the vicious things that lie outside our walls—calls to me.

It’s hard, dangerous work, with grueling hours that offer little sleep, but it’s the one thing I know will help make a difference in
our ever-changing world.


Merely This and Nothing More (Writerpunk Project Book 3)
by Jeffrey Cook, Jenny Blenk, Michelle Cornwell-Jordan, Carol Gyzander, Voss Foster, Virginia Carraway, Lee French, Lindsay Schopfer, Sechin Tower, Lia Rees
$0.00, 348 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #9 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
A clockwork raven.
Two sets of irresistible teeth.
A house brought to life by nanobots.
A heart that won’t stop beating.

All this and much more in the Writerpunk Press version of the beloved suspense stories by Edgar Allan Poe. We’ve pulled out all the stops this time around to bring you the very best punked versions of classic Poe tales, complete with shiny gears and tiny bots!

In addition to the more familiar Cyberpunk and Steampunk, we’ve added Bio, Deco, and Dieselpunk genres to the mix. The resulting volume is a dynamic take on horror of which the Master of Macabre himself would be proud. Profits are to be donated to PAWS Lynnwood, an animal shelter and wildlife rescue located in the Pacific Northwest.


Shadow Touched (Dark Fae Hollows Book 12)
by Heather Marie Adkins, Charmed Legacy, Dark Fae Hollows
$0.00, 187 pages, 4.8 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #8 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Dystopian
One by one, Senka Hollow residents are falling to the shadows.

Agent Maurelle Nez was hand-picked by the Reina to track down the worst of the shadow touched and bring them in - dead or alive - and she's good at her job. So good the shadow touched call her "Reaper." Relle isn't afraid to get her hands dirty in the name of the Hollow and the sleeping princess she adores.

But all is not well in Senka Hollow - Senka's power is fading. When someone close to Relle is murdered, an underground infection is exposed: the council is failing, and more than one person in charge has been shadow-touched.

Then Senka rises and death comes to the Hollow.

Seemingly unaffected by the darkness embodied in Senka, Relle must find a way to restore the princess before she destroys the entire population. Her journey will take her deep into her Navajo heritage and make her question everything she knows about being shadow touched.

Fans of Kim Harrison and Divergent won't want to miss this harsh dystopian with faeries and magick that barrels into a breathless, beautiful conclusion.

Journey through myth and legend with Relle by ordering your copy today!

Note: Shadow Touched is part of the Dark Fae Hollows, a spellbinding shared-world collection. Each book is written by a different author. There are no cliffhangers and each book can be read in any order.


Cold Memory
by Harvey Church
$0.00, 300 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #6 in > Romance > Science Fiction

What If You Lost Your Memory...Every Thirty Days?


A rare, degenerative memory disease causes Niles's memory to reset. He has 30 days before the next reset, before he loses his memory once again.


How Would You Remember Those You Love? Your Life's Purpose?


Relying on a system of notebooks, Niles is determined to make the type of impact in his next thirty days that most people cannot achieve in the course of their entire lives. Torn between a daughter who's falling apart, an ex-wife that gives no clues as to the reason for their divorce, and a lover whose eyes alone can make him feel at ease, Niles must choose what matters most.


Tick-Tock


As he races against the clock to set things straight, Niles discovers a way to capture his new memories and hold onto them forever... without having to ever experience another reset. Without having to ever say goodbye to the people and things that matter most.


But Eternity Comes at a Cost


...and that's a price he and the people he loves aren't quite willing to pay.


Scroll up and get your copy of Cold Memory, the first in this exciting new, twisted series that will have you questioning what is real, what is imagined, and what matters the most.


If you enjoy science- and realiability-themed mysteries (think of The Usual Suspects meets Vanilla Sky) you'll love this series!




Leadership, Heaven and Hell; and a Cybersentient Hero
by Gary C. Mele Jr.
$0.00, 338 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (14 reviews), #3 in > Literature & Fiction > Religious & Inspirational Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy
My five-year old sister froze to death days after I'd left my childhood home on Earth. I'm sure she had been wearing multiple pairs of socks, mittens, a thick scarf, and I have no doubt that Mom had pulled her bubblegum pink winter jacket tight over layers of yarn-knit sweaters. There's no question that my mother and father huddled around Mary and gently shushed as my sister's cries weakened to sobs, before shivering deathly moans took hold. Dad had probably cried, too, quietly, and I can just hear Mom whispering to my father, even as her frostbitten lips quivered, "Matthew, we have to remember that Samuel is safe," knowing that the blistering night was about to take their lives as well.



The year was 2181. An implosion within the sun had shuddered Earth from orbit and ceased its rotation. My family, like my neighbors and everyone in North and South America who hadn't been lucky enough to have had been chosen for escape, had remained to suffer an agonozing death in a blistering never-ending winter night.



Twenty years after I had left my family behind to die on Earth, I stood in a warm brightly lit aluminum-plated hallway, which had been retrofitted three stories high to accommodate the hulking frame of the massive cybersentient form, the only hope for survival for the human race. There was a chance I could be a cybersentient, too, but I had to steady my nerves. Because once I stepped into the room, I would need to manage not just my cousin Eve's well-kept worry over losing me, but Tek's obvious anxiety, because if he failed, my human body would be dead and my soul gone forever.


Cabal of The Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower (Book #1 in the Templars in America Series)
by David S. Brody
$0.00, 437 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (217 reviews), #1 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Historical
A modern-day adventure/mystery based on actual artifacts left by Templar Knights during a secret mission to North America in 1398. Attorney Cameron Thorne is thrust into a bloody tug-of-war involving secret societies, treasure hunters and keepers of the secrets of the Jesus bloodline. Joined by Amanda, an enchanting British researcher with secrets of her own, Cam races around New England with only two choices--unravel the 600-year-old mysteries encoded in the ancient artifacts, or die trying. This is the first book in the "Templars in America" series.


Out of the Blue: And Other Stories
by C.J. Jessop
$0.00, 64 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #51 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Anthologies & Short Stories
Disintegration -- A woman wakes to find she has the wrong face.
Earthbound -- Anna could be so happy, if only they would just let her go.
His Plan -- Steve wakes from a blind date with an alien with more than a hangover.
Down To Earth -- Selmer the alien can't wait to make first contact with the people of earth. He just knows they're going to be so excited!
Out of the Blue -- Intelligent life is found on the pale blue dot.
So Shall They Begin Again -- When hostile aliens slaughter over half of a mining crew, Eri Nakamura is faced with a a choice between her career and her conscience.
Pale Siren -- When Sarah's car gets stuck in a snowdrift in the middle of a blizzard, she sets out across a field to get help.


The Isle of Brigadoon: The Source Trilogy - Book Two
by J.S. Fields
$0.00, 286 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #30 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
After narrowly escaping the evil Source - Ambrose, discovering her mother was alive, and finally moving the Center of Magic. Reese finds herself on a floating island surrounded by yet another Source - Eva, with an ancient city of untold mysteries lying behind a magic wall. Still, for all she and her friends have found, they have lost their friend, Em to Ambrose, after a betrayal by one of their own.

Now, Ambrose intends to gather the forces of darkness to make a final assault on Reese and take the Center of Magic, the one thing he requires to destroy the world, and remake it as he sees fit.

Hope grows dim with every passing moment, and a strange prophecy warns of death, if Em is saved. What price would you pay for a friend’s life?


Accidental Awakening (Guardians Book 1)
by Damien Benoit-Ledoux
$0.00, 182 pages, 4.7 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #1 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
After high school juniors Quinn McAlester and Blake Hargreaves found themselves restrained in a hospital room after a freak accident in a dangerous cave, they had no idea how much their lives would change. Shortly after a man named Agent Victor Kraze questions the boys about their weekend activities, they are discharged from the hospital into the care of their parents and their normal lives.
Life back in Portsmouth, NH soon proved to be anything but ordinary as unusual phenomena begins to manifest around them without their knowledge or control. When Quinn mysteriously stops a car from running over a toddler with his mind, the boys quickly realize they are developing super powers. That’s when they decide to seek help from their nerdy, superhero and comic-book loving science teacher. What Mr. St. Germain helps them see forever alters the course of their lives.

This is Book 1 of the GUARDIANS series, a tale of unexpected teenage superheroes and villains. GUARDIANS is a fun superhero/urban fantasy novel series based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. With lovable characters, exciting action, memorable moments, and unexpected twists, GUARDIANS is sure to delight all fans of the genre.


XR-404
by Matthew E Nordin
$0.00, 4 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (5 reviews), #15 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
10 minutes until the judges take away his pregnant wife. If they try to escape while the station is locked, the pod's propulsion would vaporize all inside. Can they leave together or must they accept their fate?
Hope rests on planet XR-404; one of the last that allows unmodified children. Their unbridled love formed the child. In this love, they must decide. The judges are merciless. Hold your breath through this story as it may be their last.

This is a work of flash fiction, <1000 words.


Beyond the Northern Lights: Love knows no bounds
by Arizona Tape
$0.00, 61 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #1 in > Short Reads > 90 minutes (44-64 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
After being diagnosed with an incurable illness, there are only two things Ben still wants from life. To see the Northern Lights an then to die under the Northern Lights. Simple enough, right?

A beautiful winter story that will warm your heart and melt the snow, no matter how cold.


The Sacred Protocol (Evilution Book 1)
by Hylton Smith
$0.00, 258 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (10 reviews), #34 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Alternative History
The Sacred Protocol is the first volume in the Evilution Series. It is an alternate reality crime thriller. Two pivotal events in history have a very different outcome. The first is the Spanish Armada. The story swiftly moves to the all-embracing Iberian Republic in 2016, when the internet collapses suddenly. The crumbling of banks and regional governments is prevented by the somewhat miraculous appearance of a new, impregnable system. A slide to dystopian culture is averted. However, after a few years, investigation of a number of mysterious deaths of protestors against the new system is warranted. There appears at first to be little evidence to link the cases, but when progress is made, the deaths take a sinister twist. It becomes a race against time to prevent global implications of unimaginable consequence. The various investigating bodies must reluctantly work together as zero point approaches.


Hard Vacuum (Kyra Sarin Book 1)
by Simon Cantan
$0.00, 71 pages, 3.8 out of 5.0 (65 reviews), #5 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations

Crossing 80s action movies with military sci-fi

When aliens arrived in the outer solar system, Earth began sending five hundred soldiers a month to the aliens’ base on Eris. After a decade, only four soldiers have survived their tour to return home. Kyra Sarin is one of those four.

On her way back to Earth to finally see her children again, the space station she stops at is taken over by terrorists. It’s the last mistake they’re ever going to make.

This thirty minute read is a taster of what to expect in the rest of the series. Grab a copy today and get into the sweary fun.

From the Author:

I loved 80s movies as a teenager. They’re often quite dumb, but the action is non-stop and the one liners make you chuckle and groan. I decided to try combining an 80s movie with military science fiction. After all, who’s better at kicking butt than a space marine?

I threw everything I loved about action movies into this quick read. It was only an experiment, barely more than a short story, but it’s proved so popular that I’ve written two sequel novels in the series, with a third on the way.

If you want a fun way to kill half an hour, jump right in.



Aftermath: EMP Post Apocalyptic Fiction- Book 0
by J.S Donovan
$0.00, 107 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #1 in > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Suspense > Horror
In a flash, an EMP blast disables North America’s entire east coast. Separated from her husband and daughter, thirty-nine-year-old psychologist Naomi Baxter finds herself trapped on the streets of Philadelphia. The brutal February cold gnaws at her skin as she strives to reunite with her family. Having a keen understanding of the human condition, Naomi knows that she must find her daughter before anarchy consumes the city.


Aeroparts Factory
by Paul Kater
$0.00, 21 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (8 reviews), #92 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Steampunk
A short steampunk story about the happenings around a factory where parts for airships are made. Would you blame the machines?