- Publisher: Independently published
- Available in: Paperback
- Published: October 11, 2018
Twenty remarkable stories. Twenty award winning & bestselling authors. One incredible science fiction collection to awaken your mind to infinite possibilities. Aliens, snipers, warships, royalty, intrigue. Battles fought with railguns, plasma beams, and blasters–with words–or even only within the mind. The universe is expanding, and these are its fantastic stories, beyond our understanding, beyond time and space itself. What we do know should terrify us–and what we don’t know can kill us. Yet human courage will take us beyond our limits—far beyond in deep space. Maybe even closer to home where the boundaries exist only in our minds. More than 500 action-packed pages of never-a-dull-moment entertainment! When you discover we’re not alone in the universe, will you be prepared? Grab your copy of The Expanding Universe Volume 4 today.Information War by Craig Martelle- The first casualty, when war comes, is the truth. Checkmate by Jonathan P. Brazee- Winning is everything, especially in war. Breaker by David VanDyke- When the most notorious freedom fighter in human space is captured, his mission is over. Or is it? Endpoint by Michael Campling- One mission will make or break Sergeant John Chapman’s career; it’s just a damned shame nobody told the enemy. Unexpected Bounty by Terry Mixon- Zag the bounty hunter just wanted a beer. The universe had a different plan.Messenger by Yudhanjaya Wijeratne & R.R. Virdi- Am I a man dreaming that I am a machine, or a machine dreaming of being a man?Duty by Bill Patterson- The greatest problem with doing one’s duty sometimes is deciding exactly where one’s duty lies.The Burden of Honor by Kevin McLaughlin- Sir Drake returns home to rally his people against an ancient enemy. But threats far closer threaten to turn his mission to ashes before he can even begin.The Spike by Nathan Mutch- When John McCormack emerges from the alien wreckage, only he knows what he leaves behind—and what he has brought with him.Lights Out by Kayelle Allen- He can save mankind. After he does one important thing. Die.Darkened Skies: Chancerian 3 by Drew Avera- Thrust into a life or death situation, the next decision Tawny makes could cost her everything.Skin Suits by Justin Bell- Centuries after Earth’s destruction, a descendent of the ancient planet makes one last attempt to rediscover his heritage, but when an insidious alien army stands in his way, his quest to find out who he was may just end the man he is.Daughters of Ayor by David R. Bernstein- The SalvationOne’s mission was to find a new home for a dying civilization, but a massive solar flare slowly kills all but one crew member. One Last Battle by Timothy Ellis- The Yorktown Recon fleet is scouting the Cuba system in Earth sector, at the beginning of the last big sector war. A broken fighter pilot makes a choice, without knowing living or dying has consequences to the future.Tuesday by Lyn Forester- A gambler. A prostitute. An orphan. On a toxic planet where people live in stacked cities, segregated by social status, a lot can happen in one day.Mothers by C.M. Simpson- No warrior is so fierce as a mother with young; and, when mothers band together, enemies need beware.Alaska’s Vengeance by J. L. Stowers- It should have been a simple rescue mission, but when an enemy vessel packing heat and a major grudge intercepts the warship Alaska’s Vengeance, it’s up to Captain Dani Devereaux and her crew to outsmart and outlast their ruthless adversary.Sycorax by Jenetta Penner- An arrogant black market space trader, a broken down ship with an attitude, and a beautiful girl trapped on a deserted space station. What could go wrong? Probably everything.Warp Three by David J. VanBergen Jr.- Even the best pilot in the galaxy can have a bad day when traveling at three hundred times the speed of light.A Little Surprise by P R Adams- No plan survives first contact with the enemy.