New free Space Opera Kindle books for 2017-08-15:

The Juggernaut (Tales from the Juggernaut #1): A space action-adventure mystery
by Peter A Dixon
$0.00, 147 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #1 in > Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Action & Adventure
**The Juggernaut is part one of an exciting space action-adventure mystery series.**

The Juggernaut.

A city in space built from the twisted wreck of a thousand ships, in a decaying orbit around a dying star.

The last refuge of the dispossessed.

The place Tila Vasquez now calls home.

When a distant colony of stars lost contact with earth, they descended into the fires of a civil war. From the ashes rose the the Commonwealth - Eleven systems struggling to survive the aftermath and rebuild civilisation with the remnants of the technology they once had.

The mission to colonise Baru was to be the first step forward in a hundred years. Three colony ships set out to discover a new star and build the first hyperspace beacon in three generations.

But the mission failed.

The Far Horizon vanished through the unstable wormhole. The Rising Star and New Dawn were destroyed.

Tila's parents were among the thousands lost. Now she has joined the ranks of the dispossessed.

So when Tila finds the impossible - a shuttle from the Far Horizon buried deep within the Juggernaut - she sets out with her friends Ellie and Malachi to uncover the truth behind the colony mission.

But some things are buried for a reason, and some secrets should never be revealed.


ENLIGHTENMENT: THIS EARTH
by Ken Kirkberry
$0.00, 202 pages, 5.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #295 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Fourteen-year-old Sean has had a pretty intense time. In between dealing with the trials and tribulations of living as a young teenager and suffering through a particularly chaotic car crash, the teen discovers that his self-contained happy world is not the only one, there is an alternate Earth in the universe. Transported to a strange and exotic land, Sean is pulled into an exciting new world he has no idea how to navigate.

Although similar to his own reality in many ways, this alternate Earth is more advanced in both time and technology, yet its landscape, culture and people have more in common with the medieval stories he's read about on his own planet. With the land ruled by Kings and cornered off into different regions, Sean is forced to adapt to this new environment and harness its power in order to protect himself and his family from the dangers of this dangerous land. With the eyes of this alternate Earth set on space and a cosmic threat brewing, Sean is forced into action in order to stop the destruction of both his own world and this alternate reality he's found himself in.

Launching an epic fantasy saga, author Ken Kirkberry wraps a brilliant coming-of-age tale into an exhilarating sci-fi adventure in his new novel, Enlightenment. With the fate of the two worlds hanging in the balance, can Sean find the courage he needs to save not only his family, but the universe itself?


A Mirrored Soul Part One
by Robert Young
$0.00, 77 pages, 4.6 out of 5.0 (3 reviews), #67 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Hard Science Fiction
A lonely scout pilot creates an Artificial Intelligence to help him handle the long months of exploration. The AI takes on a life of her own and becomes the most important person in his life.


Rika Mechanized: A Rika Prequel (Rika's Marauders Book 0)
by M. D. Cooper
$0.00, 109 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (17 reviews), #2 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
A Novella of the Orion War (Aeon 14)
Rika is a scout mech, once human, now she is the property of the Genevian military.


Rika's crime was small, stealing food. But when faced with a five-year prison term, or conscription in the Genevian military, she chose war.


She had no idea what that conscription would entail.


Now little of Rika's human body remains, and she serves as an SMI-2 scout mech, the meat inside a cyborg body. She, and others like her, are sent in ahead of the human soldiers to tip the scales of war.


But the enemy has upped the ante and the mechs of Rika's fireteam will have to go up against unimaginable odds if they want to serve their time and become human again.


An Aeon 14 series
The events of the Rika's Marauders series occur during the New Canaan time span in The Orion War series. This series may be read at any time after reading Destiny Lost, New Canaan, or Orion Rising.


About M. D. Cooper & Aeon 14
M. D. Cooper is a New York Times bestselling author who has envisioned a rich future for humanity, one where planet-sized megastructures house trillions of humans, and civilization has risen only to fall and rise again.


Fans of Starship Troopers, Honor Harrington, The Expanse, or Elizabeth Moon's Vatta's War will feel right at home in this, the first book of the Rika's Marauders, which takes a deeper dive into the world of Aeon 14.


Over the course of the next few years, M. D. Cooper plans to release an additional twenty-two books in this expanding universe. So strap in with Rika and get ready to kick some ass as we find out what the future has in store for us.

What is Aeon 14?
The universe of Aeon 14 is based on the premise that advanced, intelligent, starfaring life takes 14 billion years to evolve. In astronomy an aeon is a billion years. In Aeon 14, humanity is at the leading edge of this evolution in the Milky Way Galaxy.


Humanity and the AIs they have created spread out amongst the stars and find that they are alone, though it may not always be that way....

Recommended Reading Order:

  1. Outsystem

  2. A Path in the Darkness

  3. Destiny Rising can also be read in place of Outsystem & A Path in the Darkness

  4. Building Victoria
  5. Destiny Lost (also works as a starting point)

  6. Set the Galaxy on Fire

  7. New Canaan

  8. Orion Rising

  9. Rika Mechanized (can be read at any time after Destiny Lost)

  10. Close Proximity (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)

  11. Strike Vector (Forthcoming - to be read after Close Proximity)

  12. Rika Outcast (Forthcoming - can be read at any point after Destiny Lost)

Notes:
- The forthcoming Delta-Team stories can be read at any point after Destiny Lost, but may contain small spoilers.
- The forthcoming 242nd Marine stories can be read at any point after Outsystem.


Nova Libræ: Part 1 - Effugium Terra
by Gio Marron
$0.00, 58 pages, 4.5 out of 5.0 (4 reviews), #296 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Alan Snowe had a choice to make, live as a well-cared for slave or risk his life and lives of his family while escaping from Earth for a chance at freedom. Most people—at least not those on Earth—could not appreciate why anyone would trade relative comfort and security for uncertainty, but he knew that a chance to breathe free and fulfill ones destiny lie implicitly in the uncertainty.

This is part 1 of the novel Nova Libræ, each new part chronicles Alan Snowe and his family’s journey to a new life in freedom.


The Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles #1, Inception
by Andrew Beery
$0.00, 250 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (252 reviews), #21 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Military > Space Marine
2067 was the year I died for the first time… It was painful. Had I known how often I’d be expected to die over the next several millennia, I might have made a stronger effort to stay dead. The year actually started off rather nice. I finished my PhD in high energy physics and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the United States Air Force. My first posting after the promotion was to the Lunar One Air Base where I worked with my father, Dr. Robert Kimbridge on “The Project.” “The Project” was our name for a VASIMR Ion Drive interplanetary space craft that used Thorium LFTR reactors for both shielding and power. Capable of a sustained point one G of acceleration, our prototype was expected to make the Mars run in less than a week. By the end of November the ESX Arizona was ready for her first trial runs and I was her pilot. History has an odd way of repeating itself.

Uncounted millennia ago the uncreated Creator reached forth a hand and touched a series of disparate universes. The touch set in motion ripples that created life in the Creator’s image… a life that was self-aware… a life that aspired to be more than it was… a life that sought to create in its own right. Love and fear walked hand in hand. Thus the stage was set for an epic conflict that would span the universes. These are the adventures of one brave soul and her quest to protect all life. These are the Catherine Kimbridge Chronicles.


Tanya (Chronicles of a Space Mercenary Book 2)
by Ronald Wintrick, William Motzel
$0.00, 276 pages, 4.2 out of 5.0 (16 reviews), #118 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Tanya sees someone from her past in a chance encounter- that chance encounter triggering a flash of memory from her forgotten childhood. Amnesia they had told her.
That chance encounter- and the face of the one she hated more than any other- released the floodgate of her suppressed memories. Tanya begins to remember everything . . . and to realize her entire life had been a living lie.
She wasn't who she had been told she was . . . and someone was going to pay for it!
Sci-Fi Action.
Thanks and enjoy.
New re-edit in place.
Tanya was a main protagonist in Chronicles of a Space Mercenary but the book 'Tanya' is a stand alone novel.
This is Tanya's story.


HAB 12 (Scrapyard Ship series)
by Mark Wayne McGinnis
$0.00, 288 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (451 reviews), #3 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration
“Buckle up--this is another crazy ride!”

The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi "cliff-hanger" adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series:

Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. 

Jason's been informed that three powerful Craing warships, having similar technology as The Lilly, will soon be en route to Earth. The Alliance must destroy the Craing's wormhole means of distant space travel to avert Earth's total annihilation. Unfortunately, there's no way to reach the Craing worlds in time, at least not through conventional means. 

It's up to Jason and his hand-picked assault team to traverse, by advanced phase-shifting means, through the hazardous environment of HAB 12. This is an adventure fraught with carnivores of a Jurassic Age magnitude, and a terrain so deadly that turning back may be their only hope of survival.

Note from the author:
Don't be surprised by cliff-hanger endings. I'll do my best to keep Scrapyard Ship as well as the Tapped In series books coming so you wont have long to wait for the next book. Enjoy!


The First Men in the Moon (Phoenix Classics)
by Phoenix Classics, H. G. Wells
$0.00, 220 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (96 reviews), #33 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon by the impecunious businessman Mr Bedford and the brilliant but eccentric scientist Dr Cavor. On arrival, Bedford and Cavor find the moon inhabited by a race of moon-folk the two call "Selenites." The novel can also be read as a critique of prevailing political opinions from the turn of the century, particularly of imperialism.


JumpStart: The first human teleport spaceship to explore the galaxy (The Champagne Universe Book 1)
by A.K. Brown
$0.00, 343 pages, 4.1 out of 5.0 (9 reviews), #28 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Exploration

Champagne Universe Series Book 1: JumpStart

JumpStart follows an intrepid team, led by Dr. Stevenson, as they discover instantaneous travel.

Will their discovery be the greatest boon in human history or the greatest threat?

Teleporting a spaceship to the nearest star is as easy as teleporting the core of the sun to the Earth’s surface.

Read how the team risks it all to explore nearby space, and pilfer superior alien technology.

But beware...

The aliens are not happy!

This is fast paced action sci-fi thriller.

If you like authors such as Ryk Brown, Christopher Nuttall or Glynn Stewart you will love the Champagne Universe series.

See what some readers had to say:

"… this hilarious space opera is a refreshing mix of science and retro-tech.”

“It has a laid back easy to read style, yet riveting.”

“The fast paced action kept me on the edge of my seat! Bring on more!”

Take a look inside the fantastic worlds of the Champagne Universe.



Chronicles of a Space Mercenary - Vengeance
by Ronald Wintrick
$0.00, 248 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (11 reviews), #109 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Chronicles of a Space Mercenary - Vengeance

Vengeance is not the epic length novel the first Chronicles was but is as much a work of love as the first.
I had a great time writing this book and hope you enjoy reading it as much.
Follow the further adventures of the most dysfunctional crew of misfits in the universe on their quest to rule the universe.
lol

Ronald Wintrick


The Interstellar
by David Lund
$0.00, 294 pages, 4.0 out of 5.0 (1 review), #76 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > First Contact
Mankind is going to Mars! But they're not going to make it!

Michael Edwards has the honour of being Captain of the newest and best ship ever to have been built: The Interstellar. He and his crew will be the very first people to set foot on Mars.
But along the way, an anomaly in space pulls them twenty seven light years away from home, into a different solar system, where they discover not one, but two alien species. The aliens are angry, and want the humans dead. Michael and his crew soon learn why, and now they have to find a way to get home before the Earth is destroyed.
They are lost in space, with a dangerous enemy after them. Outgunned. Outnumbered. The odds are stacked against them. But they must succeed. The survival of the whole human race rests on their shoulders!


Chronicles of a Space Mercenary
by Ronald Wintrick, William Motzel
$0.00, 352 pages, 3.7 out of 5.0 (41 reviews), #88 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
This is the original Chronicles of a Space Mercenary but now edited by William Motzel.

I wrote this book in the Old School Style and as with the Classics of Old you will find action, adventure, romance and a bit more.


Overtaken: An Alien Romance Story (Sci Fi Alien Romance)
by T.J. Brandow
$0.00, 161 pages, 3.6 out of 5.0 (46 reviews), #10 in > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction
Lane Akins is living her life as just another government-funded physicist when the space station she works on comes under attack by the Apkallu, a shape-shifting alien species, and Lane becomes the single hostage in a high-tension intergalactic conflict. The head Apkallu diplomat, Akari, takes custody of Lane and the two slowly discover more than mutual respect for one another. Akari reveals to Lane the existence of an underground group of Human terrorists who have secretly been building weapons aboard her station, citing this as the reason for the Apkallu attack. When the Human government panders to the terrorists and negotiations reach a breaking point, full-out war appears inevitable. In a last-ditch effort to protect Lane from being turned over to the terrorists, Akari telepathically bonds with Lane. Lane is appalled that Akari would force her to give up her Human citizenship and her independence, but Akari quickly teaches her the advantages of a telepathic partnership. In the end, the two learn to work together and sort out their complicated feelings for each other before the galaxy is plunged into World War III.

FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Tags: Alien Romance, SciFi Romance, Science Fiction, Colonization, Cyberpunk Fiction, Dystopian Fiction, First Contact, Romance Trilogy, Romantic Suspense, New Young Adult Romance, Drama, Tragedy


Antz - The Awakening (Book 1)
by Ronald Wintrick
$0.00, 161 pages, 3.4 out of 5.0 (25 reviews), #114 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Mankind has expanded unimpeded across the Galaxy. Expansionist and Imperialistic before space travel, one nation against the next, later the corporations, but man was many more times so after. After space travel. First men fought over the moon and mars, and then quickly onward as fast as the fuel of greed could compel them. The Corporations owned space.
Corporate expansion into the Galaxy didn't last long. It only lasted long enough for them to have the first alien contact, and a devastating financial loss, and mankind suddenly found itself under attack by the first alien race it had made contact with.
Since that time man has marched across the Galaxy and over every sentient race he encountered, exterminating them down to specimens and even less in most cases. Man has grown strong and numerous and now sits quiescently in control of all he purveys. Until the day an unknown intruder exits Jump without warning and breaks through the Protected Zone.
Mankind has always been the most industrious, the most technological, the fiercest, the most numerous, whatever it took to prevail, but this new enemy outnumbers man millions to one and mankind finds itself in the unusual position of having either to prevail, or face complete annihilation.
The Hswgi have been marching across the Universe for millions of years. The Hswgi are vegetarian, but their larvae required meat. No longer planet dwellers, truly the nomads they had been designed to be, they continued to raid as they always had. Mankind seemed an an easy meal.
P.S. This book has received a new full edit as of 10/27/2011.
The next installment of this series will be coming in December 2011.
Thank you and enjoy!


Highway Saucer
by John Meany, Science Fiction
$0.00, 9 pages, 3.0 out of 5.0 (2 reviews), #10 in > Short Reads > 15 minutes (1-11 pages) > Science Fiction & Fantasy
An Oregon state trooper, while patrolling a dark desolate highway, is beamed aboard a strange craft, where his mind is probed by aliens, who are here to warn him about the potential catastrophic fate of the earth.


In the Days of the Comet (Phoenix Classics)
by H. G. Wells, Phoenix Classics
$0.00, 241 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #101 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Revenge was all Leadford could think of as he set out to find the unfaithful Nettie and her adulterous lover. But this was all to change when a new comet entered the earth's orbit and totally reversed the natural order of things. The Great Change had occurred and any previous emotions, thoughts, ambitions, hopes and fears had all been removed. Free love, pacifism and equality were now the name of the game. But how will Leadford fare in this most utopian of societies ...?
H. G. Wells was responsible for an entirely new genre of writing. It was his bold, daring and hugely innovative books that first introduced readers to the concept of time travel, invisibility, genetic experimentation and interstellar invasion - ideas that have gone on to inspire future generations and given rise to the entire science fiction industry.


From the Earth to the Moon (Phoenix Classics)
by Jules Verne, Phoenix Classics
$0.00, 131 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #105 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
One of the earliest science fantasy stories ever written, From the Earth to the Moon follows three wealthy members of a post-Civil War gun club who design and build an enormous columbiad -- and ride a spaceship fired from it all the way to the moon!


EVAC: IGNITION
by A J Britnell
$0.00, 222 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #48 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Space Opera
“The Moon was no longer a barren onlooker - it was a destination”

In 2065, a resurgence in space exploration, mainly driven by tourism has presented a business opportunity for the enigmatic entrepreneur James Healey the Third. With private money steering investment in a commercial direction, mistakes were made; none worse than the Europa Space Orbiter incident.

Globewide Assistance needed to expand skywards.

When Healey approaches the crew of the Caspian, the proposition of working closer to Earth seems hard to resist but their cautious Flight officer, Haruka O’Brian is less impressed by this notorious sponsor; after all, she had spent a lifetime avoiding the media machine.

Is this an honorable cause? Is this a chance for a real life? Most importantly, can Healey be trusted? There’s little time to reflect; Evac Rapid Response are in demand. Healey’s vision unfolds as he skillfully grooms the crew into the EVAC brand but the team soon find their experience and loyalties tested when they are propelled into a nightmare scenario, with the world watching.


DUALITY: Soul Splitter
by Paul Barufaldi
$0.00, 282 pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews), #59 in > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Science Fiction > Metaphysical & Visionary
Nestled within the great Orion Nebula turns an ancient circular binary star system where everything is divided and forever seeking balance, where the star you are born under determines your role in its destiny. The Red Star and the Blue have known centuries of peace, but is it a peace more deadly than war? Populations are exploding while biomass reserves dwindle under the shadow of a demigod’s ultimatum which forewarns of a divine reckoning set to catastrophically rebalance the Taiji -if humanity cannot.

With the Carousels on the cusp of insurrection and the political house of cards that is the Rubelian homeworld, a spark could set the Red Empire aflame in civil war. The deadliest starship in The Taiji is on course to ignite it. A new order is rising in The Taiji, threatening to upset the long standing power structure and throw the solar system into chaos. Their tools are the same as those they would usurp, recursive deceptions and unbridled sophistry. Can The World of Lies be mastered? For the monk and the cyborg, it is the only path forward.

Witness two high machine lords battle to full assimilation in clandestine warfare, with the spacefaring duo of the captain and the commander left trying to grasp the scope of the most convoluted military operation in history -even as they are implementing it. Things are due to become no less tumultuous on the Blue homeworld after an Ascended Master relinquishes his spiritual providence over it.


DUALITY (2 Book Series)
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$0.00, pages, 0.0 out of 5.0 (0 Customer Reviews)
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