[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] Thaw by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Sci-Fantasy Adventure]

Thaw by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 3rd novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction with fantasy adventure elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2002 by Orion Children’s Books’s Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This story brings the escaped human hero home after life-changing adventures in the frozen outside world bonding with intelligent mutant wolves and discovering astonishing powers, completing the obligatory coming of age tale by coming full circle to confront the stifling AI and presumably liberate his original people.

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[Free eBook] Storm by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Sci-Fantasy Adventure]

Storm by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 2nd novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2002 by Orion Children’s Books’s Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This installment apparently adds fantasy elements to the science fiction premise, as one rebellious teen escapes the enclave into the frozen world outside and bonds with the intelligent descendants of mutant wolves, embarking on a quest to help them confront a mortal enemy who slaughters their kind.

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[Free eBook] Ice by Stephen Bowkett [Young Adult Science Fiction]

Ice by Welsh author Stephen Bowkett is the 1st novel in his The Wintering trilogy of YA science fiction, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 2001 by Orion Children’s Books as part of their Dolphin imprint. The trilogy is set in a future world frozen over by an ice age, where the remaining humans live in a protected enclave which is watched over by an all-encompassing AI whose guardianship has dominated them for millenia.

This installment begins the obligatory questioning of the benevolence of said AI, by characters beginning to have doubts about the doctrine and whispering of fomenting rebellion while speculating about the real world outside.

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Free eBook] Colossus: The Boxset by D. F. Jones [Sci-Fi Technothriller]

Colossus: The Boxset by the late British author D. F. Jones is an omnibus edition of his Colossus trilogy of vintage science fiction technothrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This contains all three novels of the trilogy: Colossus, The Fall of Colossus, & Colossus and the Crab , which were originally published in 1966, 1974, and 1977 by Hart-Davis and Berkley’s Medallion imprint, and of which the first was adapted into the film Colossus: The Forbin Project. This series centres around a man’s increasingly desperate attempts to control the rogue supercomputer he has designed, which is trying to take over the world. The self-contained stories in it involve a Cold War competition to begin with, and eventually culminate in an alien invasion.

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[Free eBook] The Silent Voice by Christopher Hodder-Williams [Science Fiction]

The Silent Voice by the late Christopher Hodder-Williams, is his standalone science fiction artificial intelligence thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Venture imprint.

This was originally published in 1977 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and is a story pitting man against machine, as a group returns from a space mission only to find out that the computers have apparently taken over the world. Offered worldwide at Amazon.

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