Here are a few new releases in science fiction that caught our attention. The vast majority are from small presses or are self-published with the occasional title from a big publisher sprinkled in. These are handpicked based on customer reviews, plot summary, author, or just our gut feeling.
If you are a self-published author or one who has a novel being released through a small press, let us know and we may include it on our weekly new releases post. If it really makes an impression, Prescient may post a review and may send an interview request for Thoughtcrime, our official Podcast.
Jasper T. Scott
Publisher: Anthem Press
The lines are drawn, with the communist Confederacy in the East, and the free citizens of the First World Alliance in the West. In hopes of finding a refuge from the looming war, the Alliance is sending Captain Alexander de Leon to explore an Earth-type planet, code-named Wonderland, but at the last minute before launch, a Confederate fleet leaves orbit on a trajectory that threatens both the mission and Alliance sovereignty. The resulting power struggle will determine not only the fate of Alexander’s mission, but the fate of the entire human race.
Publisher: Breely Crush Publishing
As Harry and the other residents of Orchard Close struggle to survive, a new crop of problems present themselves. Unstable electricity damages equipment, days are spent scavenging for ammo, weapons, food, glass bottles, and of all things, yarn. Elsewhere, gangs carve out their territory throughout the city. Residents pay for protection through coupons, barter or worse. Citizens fleeing the city gangs, violence and lack of food flock to Orchard Close, but how many can they take in?
Worse, as time goes by, life changes from surviving to enduring. What’s the point of maths if you are going to starve to death? The peace is fragile with only a bullet away from having the whole world change again…and it does.
Jessica Grace Coleman
Publisher: Darker Times
A sixth form student in a North London college, Scarlett’s days are filled with school, homework, and writing her blog – ‘Truth Not Terror’ – in which she reports on the world’s atrocities and tries to spread the message that ‘peace will prevail’. She’s a believer that somehow, somewhere, among all the shootings, the stabbings, and the bombings, there is still some humanity left in mankind. Still some hope.
But what if she’s wrong?
On the day of The Broadcast, everything changes, and when Scarlett and her friend Seth meet the mysterious Adriana, it’s only a matter of time before their world is turned completely upside down. And that’s just the start.
Will Scarlett and her friends discover the truth? Will they choose to stand up and fight before it’s too late? And more importantly, will they be able to stop The Downfall?
“When I look back, that day began so normally, so typically, so ordinarily…
But that was the start of everything, at least for me.
That was the day of The Broadcast.
That’s what they called it, both in London and all over the UK – The Broadcast. Sounds harmless enough, doesn’t it? At the time, that’s what I thought too.
Now I know different.
That was the day Adriana took over the airwaves.
That was the day she made me sit up and take notice.
That was the day everything changed.”
Publisher: High Mark Publishing
The war in the Gamma Quadrant rages on. Then the enemy launches sweeping attacks across the newly discovered Interdimensions, bent on either enslaving or slaughtering every race of energy beings that can be found. New dangers explode across all fronts, threatening even Naero’s precious family. The Alliance struggles to meet these fierce challenges. Without warning the Dark Emperor unleashes an all new calamity: one of the Seven G’lothc Champions reborn.
Lethal, unstoppable, nothing can stand before the malignant fury of this astonishing creature, beyond anything Naero has faced before. She and her allies must find a way to destroy this monster and turn the tide, before all is lost in…
The Gamma Quadrant!
Publisher: Permuted Platinum
An omnibus edition of the first two books in Jake Bible’s Reign of Four series.
Millennia ago, planet Helios held a grand technological civilization. But the Cataclysm tore the land apart, and the survivors were forced to flee to the Six Stations, the artificial planetoids that orbited Helios. It did not take long for their society to devolve into a virtual medieval world, with barely enough technology to survive the harshness of life in space. Out of this culture arose a line of monarchs called the Reign of Four.
This edition features the previously published Book I and Book II of Jake Bible’s Reign of Four series.