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Science Fiction ebooks Great definition of Science Fiction as per http://www.fantasy-magazine.com/non-fiction/is-it-science-fiction-or-science-fantasy/:

According to the Henderson Institute of Knowing Knowledge, there are three general levels of science fiction.

  • Hard Science Fiction
  • Soft Science Fiction
  • Science Fantasy
  • The three levels are not to be confused with definitions like cyberpunk, steampunk, space opera, social scifi, military scifi, etcetera scifi. Those are science fiction subgenres, not levels, and all of the subgenres can potentially fall into any of the three levels. Hard science fiction has science or technology that is central to the plot, and all of the key science or technology is explained and entirely possible given currently known scientific laws, theories and constraints. It involves no magical or supernatural elements.

    Soft science fiction is like hard science fiction, but not as scientifical. Perhaps the plausible science or technology is not explained — they have hyperdrive spaceships that work by pushing a big shiny button. Or the explanation is pseudo-science that sounds plausibly whiz-bangy but doesn’t really explain anything. Also, stories whose scientific elements are the "soft sciences" – sociology, psychology, anthropology – would likely be considered soft science fiction no matter how detailed and possible. There are still no purely impossible elements involved.

    Science fantasy is like hard or soft scifi but mixed with magical or supernatural elements, or that uses alternate or imaginary science and technology that is simply impossible given all known scientific laws, theories and constraints.

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    2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas by Karen Wiesner (Romance/Fantasy/Science Fiction Anthology)
     
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    The Amethyst Star {Futuristic Romance Novella}: They live in a time when humans have become an endangered species...
    Thirty years ago, the men and women of Earth went off to fight in an intergalactic war. In the time since, carnivores have flourished and slaughtered most of the human race. Answering Earth's call for help to avoid extinction, Hunters have ultra-strength, speed and instincts, allowing them to destroy the carnivores. Human women have become invaluable prizes in their roles as Procreators. Pair-bonding is rare and families no longer exist. Lady Sher of the Amethyst Star is mankind's last hope for survival though her heart's desire can never be fulfilled...especially not with the hunter Randolf. On Randolf's home world, a vision of the rare star of amethyst was revealed along with the prophecy that if he loses this star, the hunter will become the hunted for all time. Will destiny and desire prove impossible goals?

    Creatures of the Night {Paranormal Romance Novella}: Loner and Night-owl painter Susanna Heath has just married her exotic-foreigner husband. Nicholai Rostislav disappears all day, coming to her only at night. Now she finds out that he's a bloodsucking vampire. And you thought your marriage had problems.

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    A Muse of Fire by Sean O'Brien (Science Fiction)
     
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    Tyr Yllen could not be educated--at least, not by the ultramodern techniques Earth teachers used. But when Horace Mann, Earth educator, arrived at the Terran base on the conquered planet of the Mnemosyneans, Tyr allowed himself to feel hope. He could not begin to imagine where Mann would lead him...

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    Alien Thought by Dan Donoghue (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Dave Duggan's jaunt into the mountains with a couple of girls from school is at first uneventful, but when they get into the mountains and enter an area of rainforest without warning things began to die around them. At first they believe that they have come in contact with poison from misdirected aerial spraying, but that theory soon becomes untenable and far more sinister possibilities take shape...

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    Angels' Watch Series Book 1: Chimes of Light by J.M. Dubry (Science Fiction)
     
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    "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it," was an old saying of Ev Rykoff, locomotive engineer...until Jenine entered his life. When her enigmatic voice entered his mind -- everything changed.

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    Angels' Watch Series Book 2: Chimes of Seeking by J.M. Dubry (Science Fiction)
     
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    Janet Newman was the first female brakeman on the Great American. It was not an easy life to lead, but the arrival of her Silicrys just made it seem easy by comparison. With her friends Ev Rykoff and Rig Dawson, she fights the insidious Drasberg Device that threatens their lives. She sets out on a search for a way to defeat the device. What she finds changes their lives forever.

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    Angels' Watch Series Book 3: Chimes of Transition by JM Dubry (Science Fiction)
     
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    Read the gripping conclusion of the Angels' Watch Series and learn what finally happens to Ev Rykoff, his friends and their symbiotic aliens, the the Silicrys. Do they survive or do their enemies finally manage to completely destroy them?

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 10: The Saddle and the Sleuth by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance Novella)
     
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    On a remote colony world, the daughter of the Talon, the defender of the people, takes over her father's mask and identity. At the same time, an investigator comes to the colony in search of the Set'ri, to stop them from hastening the disintegration of the galactic civilization.

    Can the two work together for the sake of the future, or will their necessary deceptions push them apart forever?

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 13: Wind Walker by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Refugees from the Downfall Wars, separated by centuries of spaceflight, clash on a far distant world. Caught between them are Tayree--native, Wind Walker, visionary, and a recent widow--and Arin, a foundling raised by the invading Colonists.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 14: Moonbirds by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance)
     
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    K'reeth and her sister, K'rin, were named for the moonbirds--sister raptor birds who shared parenting duties, one the nurturer, the other the hunter and defender. Orphaned by catastrophe and adopted by the High Mistrada of the T'bredi scholars, they were teachers, entrusted with all the gathered wisdom of the Ayanlak.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 1: KHYBORS: In the Beginning by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Go far back in Commonwealth history, before the Downfall of First Civ, when the galaxy-spanning civilization called itself the Central Allied Worlds. Three novellas in one volume explore the birth of the Khybors, whose descendants will impact the Downfall, the rebirth of civilization, the return to the stars, and the Commonwealth far into the future.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 2: Norbra's Children by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Before the Commonwealth, there was First Civ, and then the Downfall, an age of barbarism when the galaxy-spanning civilization shattered and colony worlds were abandoned to die or to survive by their own strength.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 3: Slipping the Weave by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Khybors fled to Norbra for a safe place to raise their children, far from enemies who wanted them declared non-Humans, and either enslave them or annihilate them entirely. Like the selfish, arrogant queen of legend for whom the planet was named, Norbra had a reputation for destroying all life. Elin and those who settled the planet believed and hoped that no one would want the planet, and their enemies would leave them in peace and wait for Norbra to destroy them.

    However, Khybors were made to survive. They made Norbra their home and used the dangers of the planet for their own defense. Then as the generations went on, they made a long-range plan for survival, because they knew their enemies would not give up. The only way for Khybors to survive as a race was to go so far away that the Set'ri and other enemies would never find them, and in time, maybe even forget about them.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 5: Nova Vendetta Part 1: The Injustice by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Despite every effort to stay focused on his first calling, healing and medicine, Niall became a leader, first on a prison planet, then on the prison space station known as the Abyss. Every time the government changed hands, he and his friends and then his allies in the prison society were labeled conspirators and sympathizers and condemned to yet more imprisonment.

    By the time the Abyss was attacked, Niall and his people had become a force to be reckoned with. Their goal: freedom, even if meant turning pirate like the falsely imprisoned nobleman who sailed the ancient seas, on a ship called the Vendetta.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 6: Nova Vendetta Part 2: The Truce by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Niall and his crew were just centimeters away from freedom, escaping in the stolen starship they had christened the Nova Vendetta. Then disaster struck, paralyzing their ship. Retaken as prisoners, they found themselves transported on the very ship that had been their ticket to freedom.

    Then the unthinkable happened: experimental technology and a risky gamble put the ship under their control. The escaped prisoners headed for the furthest reaches of known space, determined to stay free at any cost.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 7: The Pirate and the Professor by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Romance Novella)
     
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    As captain of the legendary pirate ship, Nova Vendetta, she makes her homeworld a haven for the downtrodden. Then the scholarly representative of a neglected colony comes as a peace envoy and makes her think of more than just surviving. When the two of them are shot down in the badlands of her planet, they become partners to survive, then friends, then maybe something more.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 1: Volume 8: The Talon...The Adventure Begins by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    When the expected revolution does erupt, Edrian's father and grandfather are taken away, accused of treachery. His older brother flees to the wilderness to lead the rebels, and Edrian and his mother become hostages.

    Edrian hides behind his false reputation of being sickly and studious, allowing him to move freely at night, freeing prisoners and striking in defence of the colony. He is only a boy on the verge of manhood, but the Talon's reputation has already taken root.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 2: Volume 1: Undying by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Marnya is a novice, traveling to a teaching enclave to expand her healing talents. But her life is changed forever when her traveling party is attacked by brigands. In defending herself and her friends, Marnya is critically injured--but she does not die. She thinks she has hidden her remarkable healing from everyone, but two of the soldiers who rescue the novices belong to the Order of Kilvordi, and they know her secret. She is one of them, an Undying.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 10: Gemar by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Gemar, a lost colony, former member of the Conclave, now a member of the Commonwealth. A world with legends of shapeshifters.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 11: Scouts by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Bain and the first generation of Scouts go on a training flight with the first Scout ship, but it turns into their first official rescue mission. Sunsinger has been damaged. Ganfer could be destroyed. And Lin is missing.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 15: Hoven Quest by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Legend says the planet Gemar once belonged to the Hoveni, a race of shapeshifters. Hoveni and Humans lived together in peace until the Set'ri decided to exterminate anything that didn't meet their definition of what a Human should be.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 16: The Meruk Episodes I-V by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Meruk was just an ordinary university student. A piece of Hovenu jewelry left for him by his parents when they died sparked an interest in Hovenu history and culture that became his major course of study--archaeology. A fascinating discovery on a summer dig led to strange dreams of actually being a Hoven...and when thieves attacked the dig site, Meruk learned those dreams were true--he was a Hoven, and with his secret revealed, he had to flee for his life.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 17: The Meruk Episodes VI - X by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    Meruk's quest to find other Hoveni continues as he heads out into the desert, following clues and legends of hiding places deep under the shifting sands.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 20: Virtually Dead by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    For six hundred years, the Khybor scientists on Ayvystal slept, through the destruction of their civilization. Now the new civilization built on the ruins above them threatens their existence.

    Caspya is their Sentinel, their guardian. She must make contact with the living, waking world above them, find allies, and recover their life tubes before any more members of their virtual reality Community are killed. Or worse, found by the heirs of the enemy who sent them into hiding long ago.

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 22: True Caderi by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction)
     
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    Qinda was a nobody, surviving on her wits, and cursed with genetics that hinted at unusual gifts. Strong enough hints to make a powerful, domineering old woman chase her across the star systems to gain possession of her.

    When her safe home on an agricultural planet is threatened by her enemy, Qinda and her husband know the only way to keep them all alive and safe is to split up, and hope to reach the Commonwealth where they can request sanctuary. But along the way, someone even more powerful finds Qinda's trail, and he has the law on his side when he takes her prisoner...

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    Commonwealth Universe, Age 3: Volume 2: Sunsinger by Michelle Levigne (Science Fiction/Young Adult)
     
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    The alien Mashrami have invaded sectors of space occupied by Humans. They won't communicate and they won't share -- there is nothing the Commonwealth Fleet can do other than fight, and evacuate the colony worlds that lie in the path of the Mashrami fleet.

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