Holy Guacamole! Colonize Saturn’s Moon Paperback Half Off Today #reading #scifi #sciencefiction

Kidnapped settlers on a hijacked spaceship awake on Titan, a deadly frozen moon. The cult’s leader seeks a perfect world, but utopia turns to catastrophe. A young engineer must defy the leader to survive, but can he save all their lives?

Buy the paperback now for 49% off the regular price in the USA store – maybe other countries too. I don’t know because this is one of Amazon’s surprise discounts. It could disappear any minute.

The paperback sale wasn’t up to me, but I can offer this: Kindle edition today and through November is only 99 cents!

Real readers say: Dynamic story – Engaging characters – Feel like you were there – Devoured this book.

Discover a riveting mix of science and society on Saturn’s deadly frozen moon. If you love gripping science fiction with twists and turns, you won’t want to put it down.

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End of the World? All New Adventure Story on Amazon’s New Vella #shortstories #amreadingfantasy

Return today to the thrilling days of… serials. From Dickens to Buck Rogers to me 🙂 serials are classic, and Amazon now offers “stories told one short episode at a time.” What do you think? Does this fit your busy day? Try it out with my tale of doomsday and con artists: Armageddon, One Sucker at a Time.

Armageddon, One Sucker at a Time

My story’s final episode’s been posted, so binge straight through or savor the tale one episode at a time, your choice.

Flint Benning has an underground stash of freeze-dried food to last for decades, a career in black operations, and expertise in survival. Surely the world’s elite will pay him for the ultimate Armageddon hide-away. So why is he bankrupt? Flint will die a pauper in the rubble of humanity’s despair, until he meets dooms-dayers with more imagination. The end of the world is going to be fun. Armageddon on Amazon Vella

Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Teen & Young Adult, Action & Adventure

New to Vella? Scifi, fantasy, romance, historical fiction, humor, mystery, LGBT fiction, and more – stories in all genres. Read the opening episodes of any story for free, then unlock more enticing episodes with purchased tokens. Only pay for what you read!

Stunning Short Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction – award winning anthology #shortstories #scifi #amreadingfantasy

Four friends issued a collection of eight short stories – otherworldly adventures we enjoyed writing, that you’ll enjoy reading. Now, Yee Ha! Our anthology won 2021 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Celebrate with us! Free Kindle and other favorite formats from favorite stores. Click here now. Enhance your karma and leave a review – a few words is all it takes to help other readers find the book. Thanks

Thanks New Mexico Book Co-op! 2021 winners and finalists listed here: http://nmbookcoop.com/BookAwards/BookAwards.html

Analog Astronauts on Simulated Mars #Mars #Space

For a Mars expedition to succeed, we need as much data as possible.

[In October] the Austrian Space Forum – in cooperation with the Israel Space Agency as the host agency and D-MARS – will conduct an integrated Mars analog field mission in the Negev Desert in Israel – the AMADEE-20 Mars simulation. oewf.org

OEWF ExploringTomorrow. ExploringMars
#AMADEE20 #simulateMars

They’ll evaluate space suit design, deploy instruments and robotic vehicles, and simulate the time lags and Earth-to-Mars coordination that a real mission will encounter.

That last bit may be more difficult than you’d expect. Even with the International Space Station, friction arises between astronauts and earthbound controllers. I suspect that, on Mars, astronauts will demand more autonomy than ever, especially if they plan to stay for the rest of their lives.

Mars isn’t the organization’s only mission. They also launch cube-sats and have a mission underway to remove space junk from Earth orbit. “Scientific models estimate the total number of space debris objects in Earth orbit to be more than 170 million for sizes larger than 1 mm, having impact energies comparable to a gun bullet.” ADLER-1 That’s a lot of junk.

Mars simulations are proliferating here on Earth, but the only way for you to go to Mars today is via science fiction. Check out my Mars series, the first colony, for stories that nail it for realism.

Colony on Mars Box Set Cover - Kate Rauner

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