Defiant Space

One starship against the galaxy. The crew of Fidelity are the only hope to save their planet from destruction. When an armada of predatory warships come to annex their world, the inhabitants of planet Vale Reach must face the fearsome threats that stalk their galaxy. Terrors lurk in the uncharted depths of space, ready to crush their world and enslave its people. A lone starship is sent on an impossible journey. But is it already too late? Caladon Heit wants to prevent the destruction of everything he knows. Together, the ship’s crew must overcome the ferocious marauders and brutal empires that seek to eradicate them all. In space, they will find a harsh and remorseless environment. Unimaginable enemies await behind every moon and asteroid. Their mission will demand sacrifices from every crew member to reach its destination. Will they emerge with their resolve and their starship intact? Or will Fidelity and their homeworld be annihilated? This is the first novel in the Infinite Void Series. About the series: Infinite Void is a science fiction space-opera series, focused on a far future galaxy of dysfunctional cyberpunk empires and frontier societies. Danger and suspense fill each exhilarating encounter. Many brave souls will fail. Only a tenacious few will reach their goals, and achieve unimaginable power. All will bear witness to the wonders and terrors brought by mankind’s inevitable transformation. The next stage of human evolution faces chaos.

Meet Richard Rimington

Richard Rimington is a British writer living in Hong Kong. He is an author of science fiction, and has been writing for over fifteen years. He works full-time on developing his books. His writing is inspired by authors such as Phillip K. Dick, Alastair Reynolds, Dan Simmons and Ann Leckie.

Arkhangelsk

Head peace officer Anya Savelova believed her people, living on a hostile planet in the ice-bound city of Novayarkha, were the last of humanity.

Until the day she learned they weren’t.

When a starship from an Earth thought long dead appears in orbit over her world, Anya imagines an explosion of possible futures, offering her people the freedom to transcend the limiting environment of the planet they’d thought was their last refuge. In the starship’s crew, Anya finds creativity, diversity, innovation–all things the colony has had to inhibit to survive.

Seeing her world through the eyes of the starship crew makes Anya look closer at her city’s inconsistencies, oddities she’s always been told to ignore. But the harder she pushes at the pieces that don’t fit, the more her government perceives the strangers as a threat. There are secrets in Novayarkha, hiding in plain sight, that the strangers can’t possibly understand–and Anya’s drive to uncover them risks shredding the fragile web holding together everything she’s ever known and loved.


Meet Elizabeth H. Bonesteel

Elizabeth Bonesteel began making up stories at the age of five, in an attempt to battle insomnia. She has been reading and writing science fiction since she was a child. She currently lives in central Massachusetts.

No Lack of Sunshine

A Hard Sci-Fi Novel With a Hopeful Twist. “The air might be poisonous, but at least the sun always shines.” There was a reason why Earth colonized this place. Everything is familiar, consistent — consistency is a welcome reprieve, and Ava’s planet has plenty of it. The fifth to be born among the stars, Ava sets forth to make a name for herself despite this obscure claim to fame. Being raised by emotionless, loveless robots doesn’t exactly merit a natural flair for spontaneity or empathy, but Ava makes do. At the very least, she tries to. Her life is here on South Island, where the sea represents freedom and the air symbolizes a dangerous kind of thrill. But now, her existence is under threat. The autonomous supply ship fails to deliver. With only a few weeks’ worth of oxygen left, Ava and her beau must embark on a journey to retrieve more. However, what once was a straightforward quest slowly morphs into one rife with ambush. Something has affected the robots’ advanced processors, causing them to spiral into a fruitless quest for an artifact that may not even exist. And the more they wait, the more Ava’s in peril.

Meet Eric Kay

Hello, I’m ERIC KAY and I write the kinds of books I want to read: Plausible Hard Sci-fi that also tackle the human issues. In my debut book NO LACK OF SUNSHINE, I explore topics of humanity, hope, and chaos from data.

Journey to the Hopewell Star

★★★★★ GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 READERS’ FAVORITE INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (Young Adult – Sci-Fi)
A mysterious star could bring stability to her world…or lead her to a blistering end.

Quiet and introverted twelve-year-old Sam Sanderson is comfortable living a simple life on her family’s peaceful farm. That is, until a mysterious visitor arrives one night, thrusting her on a formidable and dangerous journey across galaxies.

With little direction and no training manual, her mission is to find the elusive Hopewell Star to save a dying planet. But with time running out, a destructive business mogul tracking her every move, and deadly disasters threatening her community, she’ll have to rely on her wits, courage, and friends to make things right and restore peace to both worlds…all while surviving seventh grade.

From discovering the secret of the Hopewell Star to locating a lost civilization, this book has it all: exhilarating adventures, mystery and intrigue, and fascinating characters—you won’t be able to put it down!

Praise for Journey to the Hopewell Star:

GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 2021 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards
WINNER of the Literary Titan Gold Award (December 2020)
GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT, MOM’S CHOICE AWARDS®
“A RED RIBBON WINNER and highly recommended” – The Wishing Shelf
Book Awards 2020 (UK)
A Must-Have New Brunswick Book of 2020 – Atlantic Books Today
LONGLISTED for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Awards 2021

“[A] spellbinding story that is impossible to put down.” – Readers’ Favorite

“A well thought out, entertaining fantasy adventure that works on several levels.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Young adult author Hannah D. State effortlessly blends science fiction and fantasy in Journey to the Hopewell Star, an engaging story featuring an alien culture and a destructive megacorporation that is as enjoyable as it is timely.” – IndieReader (starred review)

“Wonderfully imaginative!” – Cary Caffrey, bestselling author of The Girls From Alcyone

“Five stars for a fine debut novel!” – The Miramichi Reader

“A wonderfully engaging fantasy adventure for YA. Cleverly plotted and totally unique, I’d highly recommend it.” – A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Refreshing…well-written and thoughtful.” – Literary Titan

“A page-turner full of surprises.” – The Prairies Book Review


Meet Hannah D. State

Hannah D. State is an award-winning Canadian author. She graduated from McGill University with a BA and earned her MPL from Queen’s University. Hannah is bothered by inequality, violence, greed, complacency, snakes, entering a dark room, and not getting enough sleep. She enjoys writing about strong-willed characters who don’t fit the norm and who overcome great obstacles with perseverance, self-discovery, and help from others. Sometimes Hannah can’t keep up with her characters’ ideas and plans, so she takes breaks, drinks coffee, does yoga and tai chi, and takes nature walks to calm her mind and really listen. Journey to the Hopewell Star is her first novel. You can find her author page on Facebook.

Legacy of Pandora

Alone beyond the edge of Civilization.

A routine exploration mission explodes into chaos 2.8 billion miles from home and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the prospector ship Jakob Waltz into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.

After a puzzling message from Fleet Chancellor Roja adds to the confusion, Cochrane isn’t sure who he can trust. Yet somehow, regardless of their hidden secrets, he must push his crew to new levels to save their ship.

Together they make a discovery that will alter the course of history. A secret, buried at the edge of the solar system, which is the key to changing everything.

But only if Humanity can survive until the truth gets out.

Get Legacy of Pandora and unlock a half billion year old mystery that will shape the future of civilization.

Book One of the Shan Takhu Legacy.


Meet Eric Michael Craig

Eric Michael Craig is a “harder-edged” Science Fiction writer living in the Manzano Mountains of New Mexico. He is the former Director of Research for a private consulting laboratory in Phoenix, where he experimented with inertial propulsion and power generation technologies.

When not writing, Eric is active in Intentional Community Design, plays guitar and bass, occasionally dabbles in art of various forms. He also owns way too many dogs.

BOBBY H AND THE NEW UTOPIANS

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It will soon be possible to travel between planets…simply by falling.

At a secret facility in the wilds of Kazakhstan, the chance discovery of an exotic metamaterial is about to tear open the lid on a whole new branch of physics, unleashing a tidal wave of societal disruptions.

But are we ready, or are we simply on the cusp of repeating a truly cosmic mistake?

That’s the question facing Nigel Tanner, a cynical purveyor of leaked documents who recently threw in with the cabal of billionaires working to keep the metamaterial from being weaponized, or something far worse. But word of their activities has just been leaked to the world’s superpowers.

Which means someone in Nigel’s orbit is a traitor. And they are out of options.

Now, the only way to keep the word safe is to leave it behind.

From Jon Waskan, author of COLD TRAP, comes a nigh-future adventure that imagines what might happen if the ‘missing’ gravity posited by string theory were suddenly found.