e-books in Hard Science Fiction category
by Ford McCormack - Infinity Science Fiction , 1955
Faria, as it was called in the Vega system, was about the size of Earth and its atmosphere was tolerable to humans -- there the resemblance all but ended. For its weather was insufferably hot and its topography fantastically tortuous ...
by Hal Clement - Galaxy Publishing , 1957
An exciting hard science quest on a thoroughly alien world. Mesklin is a vast planet, so cold that its oceans are liquid methane and its snows are frozen ammonia. It is a world spinning dizzyingly, a world where gravity can be a crushing 700g ...
by Ralph Milne Farley - Ace Books , 1926
When Myles Cabot, inventor of radio transmission of matter, returned to Venus he found himself alone on an unknown continent on that alien planet. To get back to his old headquarters and his loved ones presented some apparently impossible problems.
by V Bertolaccini - Smashwords , 2015
A secret agent probes scientists creating a stargate after time warps and black holes are made in particle accelerators in space, and enters it and hurtles through a gateway, and a starship crew is attacked by a devil-like presence in deep space ...
by David Wiley - Smashwords , 2014
A corporation sends a team to Gondwana, a jungle planet. It is perfect for pharmaceutical prospecting, exotic vegetation loaded with strange chemical compounds. The newest member of the team, Lani Callis, wants to impress the team ...
by Peter Salisbury - Smashwords , 2010
The second of Peter Salisbury's Passenger novels. The electronic mind patterns and DNA records of Raife Harris and Doctor Nancy Zing have travelled amongst the stars for one hundred and twenty years. They will be the first humans to see Zeta Nine.
by Patrick Arnesen - Smashwords , 2013
Scale Free takes the reader to a moment in future-history when a fledgling society of uploaded people, still reveling in their new-found freedom, must face the old-world of humanity. Humans are struggling to come to grips with presence of uploads.
by H. Beam Piper - Putnam , 1961
Dangerous beasts, impossible weather, and political intrigue on the planet Fenris, a backwater planet with days that last a quarter of a year. Unusual astronomical environments, correct technology and a good detective story makes good reading.
by Marjorie F. Baldwin - Smashwords , 2012
Can two men coexist inside one mind? Andrew Caine and Joshua Scherrer can barely coexist outside, on the same planet. After they're involved in a fatal car accident, the enigmatic native Phoenicians have sent someone to 'help' them blend together.
by Roger Williams , 2011
Lawrence sets out to build an AI that can pass as human, and finds himself instead with one that can pass as a god. Taking the Three Laws of Robotics literally, Prime Intellect makes every human immortal and provides for every human desire...
by David A Eubanks - lifeartificial.com , 2012
The logs of an artificial intelligence in a post-apocalyptical world. Their survival depends on their ability to perform jobs and not to upset the 'Stickies', the mistrusting remains of humankind. Hard, elaborate science fiction in a dark future.
by D. Rushkoff, R. Hammond, S. Thomas, M. Heitz - Intel , 2011
All stories in this collection are based on technologies Intel is currently developing in their labs. Each story is unique in its own vision and portrayal of life in the future, but each of them is extraordinarily good at capturing the human drama.
by Roger Phillips Graham - Project Gutenberg , 2010
The disappearance of John Henderson was most spectacular. It occurred while he was at the blackboard working an example in integration for his ten o'clock class. The incompleted problem remained on the board while the police worked on the case.
by Alexander Blade - BooksFairy.com , 1956
This is a short science fiction story produced from 'Imagination', April, 1956. By accident Bobby discovered the rocket was about to be shot to the Moon. Naturally he wanted to go along. But could he smuggle himself aboard?
by Lester del Rey - Avalon Books , 1956
SF novel that would appeal to Mickey Spillane fans, this book features lots of violence, beatings, and blood. But this isn't just a crime novel put into space; this is a hard SF novel, and the terraforming of Mars is central to the story.
by Peter Watts - Tor Books , 2008
In this stimulating hard SF novel, the author explores the nature of consciousness. The book combines riveting action with a fascinating alien environment. In the late 21st century something alien is discovered beyond the edge of the solar system.
by Charles Stross - Ace Hardcover , 2005
The Macz family has struggled for three generations to cope with the technological achievements that have rendered humans near obsolete. Then, something starts to annihilate all biological lifeforms. A novel destined to change the face of the genre.