Hayden's World Short Stories:

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43 Seconds Twelve minutes to Mars. James Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there.  But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot at the stars. Reviews: "This is Science Fiction written the way it ought to be; tight, suspenseful, and upbeat, with real science behind it and in a style that sucks you in to the last word. Great stuff." “A fun, short sci-fi read. The story captures the hopefulness of authors producing in the 1960's and 70's without falling into the traps of recent dystopian stories that are flooding the genre. Well worth the investment.” Read the first chapter Buy on Amazon Add to Goodreads

43 Seconds

Twelve minutes to Mars.

James Hayden has a dream, and the Riggs test vehicle is going to take him there.  But when failure after failure leads to his last chance exploding spectacularly, he must partner with an AI and gamble everything for one last shot at the stars.

Reviews:

"This is Science Fiction written the way it ought to be; tight, suspenseful, and upbeat, with real science behind it and in a style that sucks you in to the last word. Great stuff."

“A fun, short sci-fi read. The story captures the hopefulness of authors producing in the 1960's and 70's without falling into the traps of recent dystopian stories that are flooding the genre. Well worth the investment.”

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Signal Loss You're on your own at the edge of nowhere. Life aboard the Aristarchus isn't much of an adventure, and Kyan just wants to do his job and get back to his family. When he discovers a mysterious object at the end of the solar system and an unexpected contact during comms loss, data running turns life-or-death thirteen billion kilometers from home. Reviews: “Falchetti's writing style is consistently strong and well paced. Creative ideas, grounded in hard science challenge the reader to think.” Read the first chapter Buy on Amazon Add to Goodreads

Signal Loss

You're on your own at the edge of nowhere.

Life aboard the Aristarchus isn't much of an adventure, and Kyan just wants to do his job and get back to his family. When he discovers a mysterious object at the end of the solar system and an unexpected contact during comms loss, data running turns life-or-death thirteen billion kilometers from home.

Reviews:

“Falchetti's writing style is consistently strong and well paced. Creative ideas, grounded in hard science challenge the reader to think.”

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Aero One Trapped in the icy sky. Jia can’t breathe, her ship is minutes from breaking apart in Uranus’s atmosphere, and the lifepod just burned up. Things aren’t going well. When her injured engineer’s solution sends them plummeting into the icy stratosphere, they find themselves trapped in a life-or-death battle against time, the elements, and unexpected visitors. Reviews: "A great continuation of the Hayden's World series. The story throws the reader in media res and maintains a tight, event driven narrative through the rest of the story. The fallible leads experience both environmental risk as well as human threat driving the story to an exciting conclusion." Read the first chapter Buy on Amazon Add to Goodreads

Aero One

Trapped in the icy sky.

Jia can’t breathe, her ship is minutes from breaking apart in Uranus’s atmosphere, and the lifepod just burned up. Things aren’t going well. When her injured engineer’s solution sends them plummeting into the icy stratosphere, they find themselves trapped in a life-or-death battle against time, the elements, and unexpected visitors.

Reviews:

"A great continuation of the Hayden's World series. The story throws the reader in media res and maintains a tight, event driven narrative through the rest of the story. The fallible leads experience both environmental risk as well as human threat driving the story to an exciting conclusion."

Read the first chapter

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