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Colony By Scott Reeves
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In the thirtieth century, Earth is dangerously overcrowded. To reduce the population, people are chosen by lottery and shipped off to the stars to colonize other solar systems. Shiploads of colonists... More > are dropped off on unexplored worlds and left to their own devices. Jorge Leever and Meesha Androva are the only survivors of one such failed attempt to colonize a distant planet. For twenty years, they’ve been alone, unable to communicate with Earth. Now, another cargo ship arrives and discharges a new group of would-be colonists. Jorge and Meesha intend to guide the development of the new colony, since they’ve accumulated twenty years worth of knowledge about the planet. Bannock, a brutal, criminal slumlord back on Earth, has other plans. He intends to reestablish his crime syndicate on this fledgling colony world and eventually return to Earth as a conqueror. But Jorge and Meesha stand in his way.< Less
Colony Ship Ovum By Author Roemess
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Vernon Carver spoke of ships full of Ethnics. Imagine - two whole ships. Why, that’s a quarter of the entire Earth fleet, staffed by people like us. We weren't going out of existence no more.... More > That was a thing to conjure with, I can tell you, and most of us did. Dogs dreamed it, regurgitated the thought in their sickest hour and lapped it all up. It sounded too good to be true and in the end none of us bought it. We concluded such words pacifiers, ruse to flush us out of the Under World: bulkheads, tubes, waste shoots and engine sections where we skulked like vermin scratching out a living, waiting for their dark times, when evolutions fickle loyalty might abandon them and swing our way.< Less
Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia By Cerinda W. Evans
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Mars Colony By Charles Roland Berry
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Ten billion dollars might not change the course of human history, but it was worth a try. When five aging billionaires formed the Cartel, they all agreed humanity's past was a muddle, a vast bloody... More > wasteland, with only a few bright moments of inspiration. Humanity's self-definition needed some work, and that work was not being done on Earth. Over a decade, the Cartel bought everything required to send one-hundred-seventy-five people, with one giant leap of faith, to colonize Mars. In 2014, three ships left Earth to rendezvous ten thousand miles past the Moon. Here twenty agile astronauts transformed thirty modules to create one unified ship, the Erasmus. Eight meters high in most places, eighty meters wide and eight hundred meters in length, this ship would transport the colonists, and remain in orbit around Mars...just in case someone wanted to come back. Most of the crew had no intention of coming back.< Less
The Last Colonial By Joseph Bell
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Love, passion and greed are set against the horror of a brutal civil war in 1970s East Africa. Insurance engineer O'Grady is sent to investigate an explosion on a hospital ship. Motivated by his... More > attraction to a lady doctor, he takes charge of trying to save the old vessel. He meets Alan Craig, Government military advisor and the soldier and engineer become firm friends. O'Grady then buys and commissions an ancient tug for a lucrative contract that also keeps him near the doctor. He and his son are welcomed by the colonials, where nobody is quite as they appear, including Craig and his promiscuous wife Muriel. However, the feudal kingdom has provided a platform for ruthless exploitation and everyone’s lives are shattered in the ensuing brutality and destruction. As the warfare envelops them, the friends plan to steal a fortune in a desperate bid to escape…< Less
Ship of Storms By Ken Doggett
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Mars is Earth's most distant colony, and for good reason. But now even Mars is breaking away as its rebel leaders risk total war. To make matters worse, an old psychological problem has resurfaced,... More > and the one man best able to help with the solution has his own agenda. Using the war as a pretext, he attempts that agenda in Earth's premier battleship, but finds himself haunted by recollections from his past. Ultimately, he's forced to either make peace with that past or sink deeper into the madness that threatens to kill him.< Less
Ship Of Storms By Ken Doggett
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Marcus Legend is a unique guy with a unique name and a unique past. As that past has shown, he also has a unique talent for turning good fortune into bad, and getting himself into deep trouble. When... More > his fortune hits bottom, a psyche-reader by the name of Werner visits him in prison, where he's serving a 43-year sentence for his latest misadventure, and offers to change his life. Mars, Earth's most distant colony, has rebelled, and Earth's attempts to put down the rebellion have been crippled by an old psychological problem that first appeared years ago with the earliest manned probes to the outer planets. A new study of the problem requires a unique volunteer. Eventually, as Terran authorities manipulate Marcus into joining the war, he finds himself on his way to Mars at the helm of Earth's premier battleship, and with his own secret agenda. Constantly haunted by his past, his last chance at good fortune could make him a hero, or seal his unlucky fate for a final time.< Less
Pouncer: The Colonial Hero Cat By Paul Hogan
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This is the story of a cat named Pouncer, who was kidnapped to serve as a rat catcher on the ship, Fairwind, as it sailed from Plymouth, England to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the late 17th century.
CITIZEN: Mars Colony By Flavio Olcese
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Sam Morgan stumbled upon the application while surfing the Internet. Was this for real? Ten positions had opened up for the first manned colony on Mars. Follow the life of a regular guy as he gets... More > ready for the trip of a lifetime. From the application, through training, the trip, the life on the colony and the eventual return to his home planet.< Less
CITIZEN: Mars Colony By Flavio Olcese
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Sam Morgan stumbled upon the application while surfing the Internet. Was this for real? Ten positions had opened up for the first manned colony on Mars. Follow the life of a regular guy as he gets... More > ready for the trip of a lifetime. From the application, through training, the trip, the life on the colony and the eventual return to his home planet.< Less

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