Crash Status Unknown Trilogy: Book 1
by N.S. Shajay
Coil Worlds Press
General Fiction (Adult) , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date 14 Aug 2018
Survival is not guaranteed when you crash on an unknown, unexplored planet. Even if the air is breathable and water is available there are many challenges. In this case, it isn’t a question of what threatens the survivors of the crashed colony ship, but what doesn’t. Minimal supplies of food and medicine, an assortment of murderers destined for a prison planet running loose, primeval dinosaurlike creatures and far more put the colony’s longevity in question. Captain Patrick Knox holds everything and everyone together, even as one tragedy follows the next. Four convicts join forces with the colonists, though there are many uncomfortable with their presence. Willow, the only doctor who survived the crash, is a gifted surgeon who was convicted of murder. She quickly becomes invaluable. Throughout the novel, Knox struggles with whether to trust...
Yes! Finally there is someone who writes comedic scifi ala Harry Harrison and does it with style. Captain Alexander Outland may not speak Esperanto (well maybe he does), but he does share Slippery Jim’s flexible morality and skill in planning and executing outrageous heists. Throw in a James T Kirk approach to women and a wildly mismatched but extremely skilled crew and voila. Alexander Outland: Space Pirate is just plain fun to read. I was always on the edge of my seat waiting to discover 1) which crazy situation they would get stuck in next 2) how they manage to get out of it. (spoiler alert - I almost died laughing as they escaped through the sewage system and subsequently defeated their enemies while escaping to their ship. Let’s just say the crap was flying) Gini Koch does an amazing job keeping the action and the humor flo...
A Swift Kick In The Asteroids (The Wave Gate Cycle #1)
by Edward Zajac
Curiosity Quills Press
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date: November 9, 2015
Neurotic tech Zagarat Cole had no choice but to steal 432,985 credits from the Deus Syndicate. It was the only way to pay for his mother’s medical treatments. So, when a Deus executive called Zag into his office, he knew the jig was up. Or down. Or however it was you danced a jig. Yet to Zag’s astonishment, the executive didn’t excoriate, eviscerate, or “ate” him at all. He offered him a job.
The Deus CEO would consider it a personal favor if Zag helped privateer, ladies’ man, and all around great guy Fletcher Griffin with an easy outsource assignment. Were the fates smiling on Zag for once in his sunning life? Until then, it seemed like whoever was writing his story in the Great Cosmic Diary just plain didn’t like Zag. But here was an opportunity to curry favor from the tenth most powerful CEO in the known universe and possibly even make a...
From Stephen Deas, bestselling author of The Adamantine Palace and The Royalist, comes LONEFIRE, a new foray into the many worlds of cyberpunk sci-fi.
Constantine is a veteran freelance corporate spy. Time was he was the best of the best with a rep to open any doors, but that all stopped a year ago when Victor Longthorne, the richest man in the galaxy, blew up in his face – literally.
Now he takes what work he can get – dirty, murky, whatever pays the bills; and that's why he's about to wake up in a system that doesn't welcome visitors with no idea how he got there.
Not only that, but he's got an Artificial Intelligence system peering over his shoulder, manipulating his every move and why, like it or not, he's about to find himself sucked into a galaxy-spanning conspiracy, desperate to find out why Victor Longthorne's empire is turning on itself before the galaxy's most lethal cult of re...
The Ark: Children of a Dead Earth Book 1
By Patrick S Tomlinson
Pub Date: November 3, 2015
Humankind has escaped a dying Earth and set out to find a new home among the stars aboard an immense generation ship affectionately name the Ark. Bryan Benson is the Ark's greatest living sports hero, enjoying retirement working as a detective in Avalon, his home module. The hours are good, the work is easy, and the perks can't be beat.
But when a crew member goes missing, Bryan is thrust into the center of an ever-expanding web of deception, secrets, and violence that overturns everything he knows about living on the Ark and threatens everyone aboard. As the last remnants of humanity hurtle towards their salvation, Bryan finds himself in a desperate race to unravel the conspiracy before a madman turns mankind's home into its tomb.
The Ark is an impressive debut to Patrick S Tomlinson's new science fiction series. The Ark blends tense mystery and thrilling science fiction act...