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The Device
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
The Ugly Tin Orrery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,180. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Captain Ramos never thought a cheap child's toy would be the gateway to murder and a mystery that holds countless lives in the balance...
Delightfully Twisted Tales: The Worst of Both Worlds (Volume Eight)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Maintenance workers tend to a living ship with mental issues, a tentacled alien competes in her first triathlon on Earth, a man goes to the ends of the Earth and beyond for the perfect anniversary present, and a horny translator hopes to put the "contact" in an impending first contact. This delightfully twisted story collection is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Skyblaze
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) #17 Historic moments, it turns out, are not always comfortable, even for honorable people. Vertu's reward for acting exactly as a delm ought is perfectly Liaden. Her salvation? That will depend on her.
Aurealis #72
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Steaming Pistons Steampunk Compendium I - Steam Rising
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Welcome to Odnnol, that roguish, rakish, rambunctious place, a city jubilant with life, teeming with expressions of ecstasy and delinquent delights. Why not promenade down one of our quaint, quirky cobbled streets, replete with vagrants, drunks, guttersnipes & thugs, all regaling you with their tales of woe, & out to make a quick bob in the process? Seriously silly steampunk fun! Enjoy the trip!
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Aurealis #60
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Betrayal' by Marta Salek, an exotic and magical tale of elsewhere, and the coolly stylish 'Catspaw' by James Bradley. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Miss it not.
Technical Details
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,440. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two stories about the folks who keep the social and technical machinery running. "Landed Alien" finds Kara ven'Arith on a space station maintenance crew when a series of inexplicable events overtake support functions. In "Eleutherios," the friars at a down-and-out abbey are taken in hand by an unlikely savior. Both stories previously appeared on Baen.com website.
Cannabis Alienus 'alien dope'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Be careful what you smoke. L.D. had always been an unapologetic pot-head, but something has gone wrong and he's fallen off the radar. Eric returns home for what he thinks is going to be a simple intervention, but turns into... something else. "Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’" is a speculative fiction.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Alien Breeding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For most people life just drones along, the same old thing every day – you know what it is like. We all get screwed by the rich and powerful, life sucks and there is no relief apart from small little pleasures. And then one day all that was stood on its head when a huge spaceship appeared out of nowhere and hovered over New York - and it made a special offer to the women of Earth.
Solip:System
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
They call it Black Mind. Using this covert technology, Reno has written his own consciousness over that of Albrecht Roon, one of Earth’s greatest enemies. He’s living in a labyrinth of paranoia, surrounded by bodyguards and treacherous rivals. And then he discovers that Black Mind is not a complete success--- Roon still lives inside him, and Roon is mad.
Glass Walls
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Beth pays for crimes she committed as a child while under alien influence. Languishing in indentured servitude, her employers use her to satisfy the needs of their alien guests. To cope, she withdraws. But when Beth meets an alien who endures the same loneliness Beth suffers, her actions surprise even her.
The Last Ride of German Freddie
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
NIETZSCHE AT THE O.K. CORRAL! The Clantons and the Earps are heading for a deadly showdown, and into the town of Tombstone rides German Freddie, a gunslinger with a deadly reputation and a penchant for philosophical speculation. Freddie’s committed to a life that is mad, dangerous, and free, and the Earps had better not get in his way.
The Last Veteran
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Two centuries after the collapse of America, one man knows the terrible truth. Connor Eliott must try to stop the doom he knows is coming. But first he has to survive an unsurvivable war. Connor has one friend - Charlie Six, a grizzled veteran who had survived 40 years in the trenches, and is determined to keep Connor alive. This is his story.
Appetite: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
A new diet wonder drug means you no longer crave food, but it doesn't mean you've lost your Appetite.
He Who Was Living - A Dystopian Journey
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Series: A Dystopian Journey, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,700. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
I stare ahead in utter shock and disbelief. All I had thought I understood had changed in the blink of an eye. The world before me was completely unknown. It would take every last ounce of my strength - plus keen wits - to make it through this alive. He Who Was Living is the second book in the Ishtato Saga, after Into the Wasteland. This series follows one young woman's journey ...
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.