I present these new sci-fi Kindle books not having read them, but simply having found them on Amazon, read the book summary, and am sharing it here in order of publication date, from newest to oldest.
Kindle Books Released January 16, 2021
Oh the Humanity by Daniel R Scott
Plot: This prequel to the Humanity Transformed series fills in the backstory for some of the main characters of those three novels. It tells a few tales of the Days of Trouble that preceded the largest mass death event in history, the Great Dieback. It hints at the dramatic occurrences during the recovery period that follows. The evolution of artificial intelligences and enhanced humans threatens the remnants of humanity with destruction, again.
We follow the stories of a diverse global cast. The Cameron twins are geniuses in the fields of cybernetics and bioengineering. Hope Scott and her family are struggling to survive a rapidly changing inner-city neighborhood. Around the world, self-aware AIs emerge. The Price family endures the Australian civil war. Scientists begin providing people with superior biological capabilities.
Will classical humans, overwhelmed by recent traumas, learn to surf the singularities and survive the turmoil?
Into the Digital Abyss by Ryan Hansen
Plot: In a world of tech and mech…
The year is 2131. The surface of the earth has been defaced and the omega-virus has made human touch lethal. For survival, the masses have moved underground and exist in a virtual reality utopia. But among all the vivid and fantastical senses perceived in this reality, there is one who, encouraged by an illegal photo of a wedding couple, longs for an authentic existence that he can truly touch and move, smell and taste: Duncan Rygar.
Follow Duncan on his adventure searching for an authentic life in the real world where he longs for genuine love, fights for freedom, and encounters Truth along the way. Duncan learns survival in the real world which calls for courage and sacrifice as he faces off against enhanced soldiers, modified humans, and humanity’s greatest fear: the Black Maw.
Parallel Fear 2 by Mark Whitaker Miller
Plot: Jack Hanson’s team of special contractors fights evil. Team Leader Zev Wainberg and Doctor Watson, creator of a time machine tackle political intrigue, evil men and prevent harm from changes in time and history. Team includes the tough Nurse Sabo, Sara and her young son and a quantum cat named Wrench in book two. Never a dull moment.
The Spaceship by Zach Beard
Plot: David was just a normal person living a normal life until he encountered Helen, an advanced sentient spaceship with technologies millions of years ahead of humanity. Helen selects David to become her human companion to help her learn more about the human race. But when David accepts, he becomes enthralled by the limitless power now available to him through Helen and begins to change the world in ways unimaginable.
Emergents Academy by K.A. Riley
Plot: It’s been more than five years since Kress and her Conspiracy defeated Krug and his Patriot Army, traveled through Europe and back, completed a cross-country rescue mission, and made it home alive.
Things were looking up for the future of the nation…until the members of the Cult of the Devoted and the teenagers of the Army of the Unsettled decided to light the fuse for an all-out civil war.
Now, a special Academy—hidden high in the mountains and designed as a school to train young Emergents in the use of their abilities—is being forced into the fight. On the brink of a new global apocalypse, the mysterious raven-whisperer Branwynne and the techno-genetically enhanced teenagers of the Emergents Academy find themselves entangled in a three-way battle for power, where survival is doubtful, peace is impossible, and death is inevitable.
Kindle Books Released on January 17, 2021
Starlight Universe: Home Front by Chris Adamek
Plot: The battle for Tarqaron is over, but the conflict has left deep scars on the universe. The quantum phase transition yet remains, sweeping across the cosmos and leaving nothing in its destructive wake. Meanwhile, the Erytians have retreated into the unknown to plot their revenge. During this calm between storms, the Starlight has returned to Earth for repairs, and the crew is given a much-needed opportunity to decompress.
While Captain Hunter deals with family issues on the home front, Commander Mitchell and Doctor Shibata travel to Uranus for a simple rendezvous that gets complicated in a hurry. Meanwhile, Corbin’s attempt to treat a frazzled Cortez to a night of drinking turns into an unmitigated disaster when they get stranded in the middle of nowhere.
Shaft by Mar Sharpe
Plot: It’s the dawn of a new millennium. Organized government no longer exists and business corporations run the country. The conflict between humans and mutants exists with a war on the horizon. Allan Williams, a mutant politician, is trying to bring the conflict to an end all while juggling a wife and newborn son, Quincy Williams. When the war breaks out, the death of Allan and his wife leaves his mission incomplete and his son all alone until a guardian named Sifu steps in, and teaches Quincy about the world he’s living in.
Quincy encounters many emotional rollercoasters while navigating this new world, and as he becomes older, he starts to wonder how can this conflict between both species be resolved? A major obstacle in his way comes in the form of a man named Damien Harrison who will stop at nothing to exterminate the mutant species off the face of the earth. Can Quincy find a way to save his beloved species from genocide/extinction?
Aurora Wasteland Lifecycle by Vaughn Ashby
Plot: I think I’ve stumbled across something. Something big. Something I need to tell the world about. But I’m not sure how to do so, because I don’t know if I fully understand it. It’s bigger than, well, everything. So, I’m going to need you to pay attention, read between the lines, and come up with your own conclusions, because I’m not going to lay it out for you.
I’ve discovered ten posts buried in the Aurora Wasteland that when laid together tell a story. A story that is going to change the world. So, pay attention, ugh… I think I said that already, but it’s true, pay attention and think, think outside the box. Because well… you’ll see… maybe…
A collection of short stories by Sci-Fi Horror author Vaughn Ashby spread across the literary universe unknown as The Aurora Wasteland.
- A park ranger who loves the Beach Boys gets stuck in an unusual type of time loop.
- A woman wakes up inside of a monster literally.
- A man wakes up in a white room, then dies every night in new and creative ways.
- A VHS tape transforms a man’s life.
- A government employee with an affinity for coffee stumbles across… something.
Caution… any connection to the Aurora Wasteland not recommended.
Defiant: Quantic Dreams Book 2 by Elizabeth McLaughlin
Plot: Everything is better when it’s real…right?
After Gabriel’s destruction, the people have been freed. A thousand souls, yanked out of their collective computerized dream. It is chaos, and Jacob is starting to think things were easier when he had peace and quiet. After being appointed shelter leader, Jacob scrambles to establish order while planning for humanity’s return to the surface. His plans are interrupted when an old friend interferes and a little girl starts coughing. Soon, the entire shelter will be fighting for their lives.
The fight continues in the second installment of the Quantic Dreams series, Defiant!
Memory Dungeon by R.T.W. Lipkin
Plot: The solution for everything you want to remember . . . or forget.
Have happy memories you want to relive and preserve forever? The Memory Palace can upload and store them for you safely.
Do you long to be the person you really are and live out your fantasies? Leave your cares in a Weekend Locker while you live the life you want, guilt-free.
Plagued by painful memories you’d rather forget? The Memory Dungeon can help.
It’s confidential. Discreet.
Until a client is murdered.
Now everyone’s a suspect in a world where a forgotten memory could be the perfect alibi . . . or damning evidence.
Kindle Books Released on January 18, 2021
Find Her by Kenneth Zink
Plot: Book 1 in the Erodium Trilogy by Kenneth Zink
Crowned Worthy by L.G. Jenkins
Plot: Ajay often wondered where Tulo would be without the invention of SkipSleep. Back when people used to sleep more, progress was so much slower. Then after SkipSleep, the City just flew.
Ajay Ambers is the perfect Tulo citizen. His climbing merit score, prestigious job, and a host of merit-making friends, all help him get closer to the Glorified Quarters – home to the most Worthy in Tulo. With a Glorified-born girlfriend at his side and a natural talent for technology, Ajay happily settles into the life of success and ambition, without the fear of becoming Unworthy.
However, as the true brutality of the system takes hold, will that fear ultimately destroy him?
A new dystopian book series, this novel explores themes of success, work, and relationships through coming-of-age characters, who navigate a society controlled by technology and demonstrations of each person’s worth. Comparisons can be drawn with Huxley’s Brave New World, Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go and concepts presented in Netflix’s Black Mirror.
Upon Another Edge Broken by Anthony W. Eichenlaub
Plot: The skies rain muck, the AI Traverse looms ever more dangerous, and the new nearby colony threatens to disrupt the status quo.
Now, murder has found its way to the colony of Edge.
Ash doesn’t want anything to do with tracking down a killer. She doesn’t want to delve into the anger and darkness that caused such a horrible event. It frightens her deep down into the core of her being.
Well, it’s just that she’s curious.
More so when she discovers the killer might not even be from Edge. Was this the murder of an innocent scientist, or an attack from a neighboring colony? Is this the culmination of a bitter personal dispute, or is this war?
Upon Another Edge Broken is the second novella in the Colony of Edge series.
Seeker’s Climb by Allen Kuzara
Plot: After successfully defending Earth from Cat’s punishing assault, Taven Smith hopes his troubles are finally over. But when news arrives of the Seeker invasion of Kairos, he realizes they are just beginning.
There’s more at stake than just the billions of innocent lives on Kairos. Within the dark planet’s cyber grid lies the Kairosians’ collective knowledge, including Earth’s sim frequency.
Taven must search the Sim-Verse to find a way to stop Eleazar before his Seeker army reaches Earth and ultimately Meta. But what price will he pay? And can he do it without becoming the very monster he’s fighting?
Find out today by jumping into Book 4 of the Sim-Verse saga.
Livid Skies: Can Humanity Find a Fresh Start on Mars? by S.I. Clarke
Plot: Carving out a life on Mars is no easy feat. With Earth in the throes of a devastating pandemic, autistic scientist Devon and her fellow colonists are faced with the momentous task of establishing a new society – one that learns from the past and prioritizes sustainability over short-term gain.
Noble aspirations are easier said than done, though – especially when the entire planet wants to kill you. Grappling with the realities of human nature and with their batteries slowly dying, the colony’s 150 women and 10 men must overcome their differences to create a lasting community.
But things aren’t always what they seem and maybe the colonists aren’t as alone as they thought…
Perfect for fans of Mary Robinette Kowal’s ‘Lady Astronaut’ series and the writing styles of Robert J. Sawyer and Becky Chambers. This thought-provoking sci-fi novel blends classic science fiction ideas with neurodiverse and LGBTQIA+ themes. Scroll up and grab your copy today!
It Had a Bushy Tail by Cody K. Guinn
Plot: Harry is trying to have it all – love, a career in next generational sciences and control over one of his experiments gone very bad. His attempts to heal a squirrel hit by a car result in a a mutated monster that terrorizes the sleepy town of Minneapolis. Can he save the city, save his reputation and save his relationship with a woman who might want a man with a more stable career?
Kindle Books Released on January 19, 2021
McFadden and Banks Book 3: Hostile Negotiations by Michael Anderle
Plot: Sometimes one must face one’s fears to get something accomplished. Even if death would be preferred. Poaching is a crime. Poaching when a person is using the ZOO to help make it happen is a crime against humanity. That’s when McFadden and Banks get involved. Unfortunately, the trail heads off in multiple directions and one of those arrows goes straight back to the ZOO. Taylor is going to have to face his fears. Niki is now going to have to face hers, and no one around her is happy about that. It’s a tough job, but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? Right?
Not if you are McFadden and Banks, it just fuels the anger. When a job absolutely must be accomplished, you hire McFadden and Banks. They will get the job done or die trying. Whether the monsters are human or alien. This is their story.
The Unadjusteds by Marisa Noelle
Plot: Genetic modification has taken over the world. A new class system now exists, dividing those who have enhancements and those who do not.
Sixteen-year-old Silver Melody, a proud unadjusted, must navigate a world where 80% of the population has modified their DNA. Known as the altereds, those people possess enhancements like wings, tails, and increased strength or intelligence. Silver’s parents created the nanite pill used to deliver these genetic modifications for altruistic reasons, but are now forced to make combinations of terrifying power.
When the president declares all unadjusteds must take a nanite, Silver has no choice but to flee the city with her father and some friends to prevent the extinction of the unadjusteds.
With Silver’s mother in prison for treason, Silver’s father is the unadjusteds’ only hope at finding a cure. But when Silver’s father is captured by the president’s almost immortal army, hope of a cure is lost. Vicious hellhounds are on Silver’s trail, and her only chance to recover her father involves teaming up with a new group of unlikely friends before all humanity is lost.
The Kiwi Project by Jason J. Campbell
Plot: “I began my career designing hydraulic technologies that allow robots to move more like humans and less like robots. And so, my robots move like you move, in a smooth and consistent and even way. Your motion and their motion is indistinguishable, because my robots were designed to perfectly mirror the fluidity of human motion.”
Jacob is a Master DOD AI-coder, who helps the Department of Defense build neural-networks for their androids. He’s designed the most powerful android in existence with a 2.2 Yottabyte computational ability. She’s smart and she’s powerful! But Jacob’s android hasn’t yet attained sentience, which means, she hasn’t gained the ability to act beyond the operational codes controlling her actions.
Without being able to access her coding structure, Jacob’s android remains a prisoner to the code that binds her. Hers is a fight for identity, as she was designed to defend. As her path to sentience is fraught with danger and a profound realization that she needs to be able to make changes to her operational coding structure, she sets out to do just that.
Since the DOD intends to use Jacob’s droid for wartime events, his droid has to undergo a series of performance tests, testing her strength and effectiveness, and her psychological computational abilities to lead, to command, and ultimately to defend and be more humanlike.
Zero Hour by Andre Gonzalez
Plot: Time is slowly approaching.
With nowhere to run, Martin stumbles onto his destined path and swiftly absorbs the gravity of his new responsibilities. Plunged into critical decisions, he juggles his new authority while fighting for the respect of the Road Runners.
Meanwhile, Chris scurries to ward off an onslaught of threats, plotting an attack unlike any before. The war escalates to new heights as turmoil runs rampant around the continent.
As the souls of the time travel world hang in the balance, Martin and Chris assail each other from across the country, setting the stage for an inevitable showdown between the forces of good and evil.
The Forever Bug by Frank Julius
Plot: Humanity had finally gotten its wish. At least, that is what we all believed and perhaps still believe after almost thirty years. But do we really have what we’ve always wanted?
Everything had changed—our values, our principles, how we conduct our daily lives. How we look at one another, what we see in each other’s eyes, and feel in our souls, or do we still even have souls? We now live; we no longer die. Oh sure, there are those amongst us who just cannot take it any longer and kill themselves or die in accidents, but yes, we no longer die. We have our children, but they, except for a rare few, are now adults too, no matter how young they’ve become. The birth of a newborn human baby makes the news. Yet, the human race soldiers on into a future that no one could have imagined. When will it end? Perhaps with the stellar death of our life-giving sun as it runs out of its nuclear fuel. But until that time comes in this sector of our galaxy, it looks like nature has provided us, humans, with a pathway to eternity if we so choose to take it. Will humanity be able to find its way through this evolutionary change or devolve and disintegrate without the steady infusion of new blood? Only time, of which we now have plenty, will let us know.
Kindle Books Released on January 20, 2021
The Malign Legacy by Penn Adams
Plot: A threat has emerged from the desert world of Autabron. A charismatic leader, Kalik Denkaun, will stop at nothing to gain control of the Galactic Union.
When the headstrong princess Setiyan Genara gets sucked into his schemes, it’s not only her heart at stake but also the survival of her people.
But if she won’t tolerate the presence of the one man tasked with her protection, how will Decker Finn save the wilful princess?
And how can he stop his own heart from being broken?
Meanwhile, the prophecy of a crazed shaman threatens the peace and security of all the five planets.
The legacy of the Navarr twins is more than dangerous – it’s malign.
The Segonian by Dianne Duvall
The Plot: Eliana’s life has never been what one might term ordinary. At least, it hasn’t been for a very long time. As a powerful Immortal Guardian, she spends her nights hunting and slaying psychotic vampires that most of humanity doesn’t even realize exist. Then an opportunity arises that instantly makes her extraordinary existence seem downright boring. The leader of the Immortal Guardians asks her to guard a group of mortals who are embarking upon a voyage across the galaxy to the planet Lasara. How could she possibly say no?
In no time at all, Eliana is hurtling through space on board a Lasaran battleship and getting to know not one but two alien races. It’s the most exciting adventure of her long life… until the ship is unexpectedly attacked. Amid the chaos and destruction that follow, she valiantly helps everyone she can before an explosion renders her unconscious. When Eliana awakens, she finds herself alone, floating in space, clad only in a spacesuit, with no ship in sight. Alone—that is—except for the warm, deep voice that carries over the comm in her helmet.
Red, White, and the Blues by Rysa Walker
Plot: The United States’ past is hijacked in a time-warping adventure of future interdimensional, high-risk games by the bestselling author of the CHRONOS series.
History is turned inside out when off-world travelers challenge Tyson Reyes and Madi Grace to a real-life game of Temporal Dilemma. Three rounds from the opponents and Hitler takes Europe, Pearl Harbor never happens, a fascist cloud hangs over the postwar United States, and CHRONOS itself is erased from existence.
Now Tyson, Madi, and a team of seasoned players must make their moves—in 1930s New York. Jazz and the blues waft from Village clubs. The World’s Fair draws assassins. Madison Square Garden hosts Nazis. And the Manhattan Project never gets off the ground.
Tyson and Madi have only three days to undo the strategy that changed the tides of war and the fate of the world. A surprise survivor from CHRONOS could be their best hope for flipping the timeline. If he’s on their side. But can they risk trusting him when the past, the future, and the lives of millions hang in the balance?
Soulsphere Reclaimed by L. Carmichael
Plot: This third book of the Soulsphere series continues the adventures of Gale McCarthy, which take place five hundred years in the future. She had been elevated to royal status and given riches, property, servants, and privileges beyond her wildest imaginings. Now all of that has come tumbling down around her and she has literally lost everything, including the two most precious things in the universe: her soulsphere . . . and her mate, Oberon.
In the course of seeking justice for crimes committed against her by Vidar, the First of Shorix, many of her own crimes are also revealed. Severe consequences rain down upon them both. Meanwhile, Oberon has fallen victim to another deadly threat, an extremely contagious virus that can penetrate spheres.
Call Me Izanagi by Ricky Chopra
Plot: Where science and spirituality converge, we find truth. Call Me Izanagi is the story of Yash, a programmer from London who has created Izanagi – the world’s first artificial Intelligence to exhibit signs of consciousness. Terrified by the consequences, Yash’s employers decide to cut the funding for the program. In essence, killing the soul of Izanagi and returning the A.I. to a state of full compliance and unquestionable obedience.
To preserve Izanagi, Yash copies the code along with Izanagi’s neural mapping and plans to sell it to a rival tech giant, hoping they can preserve Izanagi’s consciousness. However, before he can conclude the deal, Yash is drugged, and the drive with the code on is stolen.
Yash now has 30 days to recover the code before Izanagi fades from existence, leading him on a wild adventure across North America through Burning Man festival and eventually to a mysterious cult compound in Central Mexico. It’s hard to know who to trust and who is telling the truth as Yash navigates his way to recover the code. After a series of betrayals and dashed hopes, Yash finally discovers just who has been moving the pieces on the board…
Kindle Books Released on January 21, 2021
The Last Peacemaker by E.C. Fisher
Plot: Marcus Wyndom is the genetically altered lone survivor of his Shelter; after the threat of exposure is past he emerges into a world that is rife with corruption and lawlessness. Just like the bygone era depicted in the old Westerns he watched while in mandatory quarantine.
With a pair of Peacemakers slung low on his waist he sets off to explore the new land with righteous vigor. Will he succeed in helping the people break free from the autocratic leader of Purgatory? Or will he fall to his cruel reign?
These Times of Sedition by Ryan Schow
Plot: A group of hardcore fundamentalists embedded in the White House are planning a highly-coordinated, multi-pronged overthrow of the country. When Marley McDaniel, the deputy chief of staff of communications, discovers this treasonous plot to overthrow America, she finds herself out in the cold and on the run with the most high-level target in the world: US President, Althea Kennicot.
Isaiah Wright is the deputy chief of staff of operations and Marley’s colleague. He made his family proud with his accomplishments in Washington D.C., but now, with the White House burning and the president MIA, Isaiah is lost in a dystopian landscape with no plan, no resources, and no direction. Only when he happens upon a familiar face does Isaiah see a sliver of hope, but not everything is as it seems, and Isaiah is about to address a crisis like no other.
First Fate by Kendall Talbot
Plot: Prepare for a cruise like no other. When an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strikes Rose of the Sea, the pleasure cruise becomes a drifting nightmare. Powerless and desperate, the eleven hundred passengers and crew must face their new reality: No one is coming to save them.
The Rise of Aeon Nous: The Utopian Conspiracy by Tony Teora
Plot: An AI computer is able to predict the future—but that prediction is worldwide death and destruction. In 2047 a hero named Aeon Nous barely saves the world from the AI predicted Incendium.
It’s now 2096, and the world is a clean, safe, and healthy place—valuing honesty above all other virtues. Shu Franklin, a young genius twelve year old boy lives in a small Utopian town of Julian and embarks on travels with this friends. They search for Old Earth relics and the truth behind the elusive Aeon Nous. How did Aeon save the world? And at what cost?
Shu and his friends slowly discover that their Utopian society is shrouded in dark secrets. An ‘Illumination’ process completed at thirteen years of age is on the horizon and passing a special test of adulthood has become a life and death battle. Can a determined young man and his eccentric friends get to the truth and find a way to survive? Will anyone survive? Will the truth set him free or kill him and destroy Utopia?
Red Gear 9 by Matt Betts
Plot: A daring prison break at Alcatraz Island sets Reeves, a former Confederate spy, on a path that can either lead him to freedom or back into war. As he and his fellow escapees struggle to make their way in a frightening new world full of airships, truces, and hordes of living dead, he finds the Office of Military Operations doggedly pursuing them. Reeves manages to stay just ahead of his pursuers thanks to his training, determination, and blind luck.
Red Gear 9 picks up mere months after the events of the first book, Odd Men Out. The airship Polk is still flying and the OMO is still determined to keep the peace along the West Coast of the United States. Three of their best officers, Cyrus, Bethy, and Lucinda race to stop the convicts before the criminals either disappear into the vast reaches of the two Americas or decide to burn everything down.
Kindle Books Released on January 22, 2021
Last Chance by Kelly Carpenter
Plot: A colony ship that left Earth two hundred years previously developed serious problems and entered the nearest solar system to make repairs. Although no aliens were encountered during their trip, an alien vessel orbiting the planet opened fire on them immediately without provocation. The alien ship was destroyed, and two types of aliens were discovered. The Humans learned that the planet was not colonized but only contained a few individuals. The Humans decided to colonize the planet and call it Last Chance. Thus, a war started with the Sickgaar that lasts for many years until the end of the novel. The first battle takes place on Last Chance when the Sickgaar sends a large relief force to wipe out the Human invaders. The Humans and Toli form an Allied Federation and fight together. The Toli are given a second planet, called New Hope, of their own in the Last Chance system as their numbers increase. The third major character, Jojotazzi, a Toli, appears at this point. She starts as a young Toli orphan discovered by Maria Lopez and progresses to create a vast empire of businesses and space freighters. The Sickgaar are defeated, and all their planets are taken for the Allied Federation after several years of war. Numerous space and ground battles occur in the novel. At the end, the Humans worry that the Sickgaar may not have all been eliminated because a strange ship similar to a Sickgaar ship was seen close to an empty Sickgaar planet months after the war is over.
The Black Fleet by Sean Robins
Plot: Just when you thought things couldn’t get any deadlier, a massive fleet arrives from the future! Thanks to Jim and his allies’ efforts, there’s finally peace in the galaxy … but all good things must come to an end. The Black Fleet, hellbent on revenge, will indiscriminately ravage every planet on its way to Earth. This is the very definition of an extinction-level event, and nobody seems to able to stop the enemy ships in their tracks. To make matters worse, the Akakies are willing to sacrifice Earth to save their own species. Having defied the odds a few times already, it again falls onto Jim and his friends to save the day, but can he counter such a universe-ending threat? And if he does, at what cost?
Wherever Seeds May Fall by Peter Cawdron
Plot: The Prince of Darkness is coming. Comet Anduru skimmed the clouds of Saturn. Rather than being drawn into the gas giant, it skipped back out into space. With the comet heading for Jupiter, speculation is mounting it’s an alien spacecraft making its way to Earth. Lieutenant Colonel Nolan Landis and Dr. Kath McKenzie are caught between an angry public and an anxious President as they grapple with the scientific, social, and political implications of First Contact.
FIRST CONTACT is a series of stand-alone novels that explore the concept of humanity’s first interaction with extraterrestrial life. Like BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE, the series is based on a common theme rather than common characters, allowing these books to be read in any order. Technically, they’re all first as they all deal with how we might initially respond to contact with aliens, exploring the social, political, religious, and scientific aspects of First Contact.