[Free eBook] Rinzler by Raya Jones [Science Fiction Murder Mystery Technothriller]

Rinzler: A Noir Sci-Fi Thriller by Welsh author Raya Jones, a Reader in Social Studies at the University of Cardiff, is her standalone science fiction thriller with strong mystery/crime elements done in a noir style, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of their original publications from a newer author, who is also currently doing scholarly research into studying social robotics in the context of psychology, according to her bio-blurb.

The story takes place in a future post-apocalyptic world which uses androids, starring the titular freelance PI looking into the murder of a clerk working for a corporation which may or may not have assassinated her, and finding his investigation landing him in the midst of a potential conflict between artificial intelligence and humanity.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Dark Constellation by Alex Random [Science Fiction Adventure Thriller]

Dark Constellation by Alex Random, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is his vintage standalone science fiction space opera adventure thriller, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1975 by Robert Hale as part of their Hale SF line. The story takes place in the midst of a war between Earth and reptilian alien invaders, starring a spaceship crew on a secret mission to destroy the alien home planet, which might not make it there as mysterious happenings befall them on the way, leading to strange behaviour and sabotage and possible doom.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Operation Omina by Roland Starr [Science Fiction Thriller]

Operation Omina by Roland Starr, a pseudonym for British author Donald S. Rowland, is the 1st novel in his Omina quartet of science fiction space adventures, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1970 by Lenox Hill Press.

The quartet is centred around a distant planet named Omina.This installment has suspense elements, and stars a spaceship crew headed there on a long-term mission, which discovers something startling in its staffing which may lead to terrible problems which prevent them from reaching it.

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[Free eBook REPEAT] Child of Space by E. C. Tubb [Vintage Science Fiction]

Child of Space by the late E. C. Tubb, edited by Philip Harbottle, is his posthumous vintage science fiction novel, newly rediscovered by his estate, free again for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is a previously unpublished novel which does not appear to tie into any of Tubb’s long-running popular golden age sci-fi series such as the Dumarest saga, selected posthumously from the author’s literary estate. The story involves the inhabitants of a moonbase who are preparing for the arrival of a strange object, only to find it even stranger than they had anticipated.

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[Free eBook] The Empire of Time by Crawford Kilian [Science Fiction]

The Empire of Time by US-born naturalized Canadian author Crawford Kilian, a now-retired college professor and occasional Aurora Award nominee, is the 1st novel in his The Chronoplane Wars trilogy of science fiction time-travel adventures, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1978 by Ballantine’s Del Rey imprint. The series features a temporal agency tasked with preventing disasters by altering history across varying timelines of alternate parallel Earths.

This story (a self-contained adventure whose sequels were not written until many years later) features an especially tricky assignment for one of their top agents who must not only prevent said disaster, but also figure out what its unknown cause will be.

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[Free eBook] Lunar Vengeance: A Collection of Science Fiction Stories by John Russell Fearn [Vintage Science Fiction]

Lunar Vengeance: A Collection of Science Fiction Stories by the late British author John Russell Fearn, edited by British author Philip Harbottle, is a collection of his vintage golden age science fiction stories, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This new collection reprints six tales from the 1940s-1950s, apparently with a theme of exploring civilization (or the lack of it) on various settlements within our solar system, and includes a brief introduction to the author and his works by science fiction author and editor Philip Harbottle.

The title story was originally published in Amazing Stories magazine in 1943 under the pseudonym Thornton Ayre, and the other stories also appeared credited as by Vargo Statten, Mark Denholm, Volsted Gridban, as well as Fearn’s own name (mostly during reprints and translations).

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[Free eBook] The Cloud by Ray Hammond [Science Fiction Technothriller]

The Cloud by British author Ray Hammond, a science journalist and futurist, is his standalone science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2006 by Pan Books.

The story is set in the near future of the mid-21st century, as humanity begins receiving and responding incomprehensible alien radio transmissions which eventually result in a reply in the form of a mysterious encroaching cloud on a collision course with Earth, prompting the panicked preparation of an armed response even as the code is finally cracked, to startling revelations.

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[Free eBook] Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick [Award-Winning Science Fiction]

Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge by Mike Resnick, prolific Hugo & Nebula Award-winning author, is a standalone novella in his Birthright Universe setting of far future science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Phoenix Pick Press.

This was originally published in 1994 by Pulphouse Publishing’s Axolotl Press imprint, and also appeared in the Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy and won both the Nebula & Hugo Awards, as well as receiving a number of other prize nods.

The story is set in the very far future, starring aliens archaeologists visiting Earth long after humanity and its Empire are gone, and making discoveries which tell them things about various eras of the long-vanished world, from the artifacts they find.

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[Free eBook] The Last Walk Out: A Tribal Space Opera by David Helton [Science Fiction]

The Last Walk Out: A Tribal Space Opera by David Helton, a journalist and documentary scriptwriter, is his standalone post-apocalyptic science fiction novel with space opera elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2014 by White Glove, according to the blurb at his literary agent’s, but that seems to have been a self-pub imprint that left no trace, and the Venture frontmatter copyright date is 2017, which may indicate significant revisions.

The story is set in a future a thousand years after a viral catastrophe devastated Earth’s population, leading humanity to flee to the rest of the solar system, leaving only a few naturally immune survivors behind, whose descendants are apparently secretly being watched as some sort of reality tv/nature entertainment programme, when one of the elders on the reservation leaves the settlement on a potentially society-changing adventure.

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[Free eBook] We Are Such Stuff by R. M. Dorn [Science Fiction Technothriller]

We Are Such Stuff by R. M. Dorn is her standalone science fiction technothriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This is one of their original publications from a newer author. The story takes place in a virtual reality-enhanced world, starring a new employee with a job of dreaming virtual reality scenes, who discovers that the technology may actually have odd real world effects rewriting the past, in addition to having potentially damaging and fatal side effects causing an epidemic in its users.

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