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Darkest before the Darkwater
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A group of survivors from the airship Guy Fawkes find themselves washed ashore on an uncharted island. In their search for survival they uncover one mystery after another.
It's Not My Fault
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 11,980. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
Walking through the woods at night can be dangerous, more so when you find yourself slipping through the thin places between worlds and encounter a mysterious pool of glowing ground and trees which you probably should have walked around. I didn't. I walked right on through that pool of light and got infected some how. The deaths that followed weren't my fault, really.
Caught Out
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Clutch had just taken nine-year-old Jorge under his wing when they had to flee their home before it was overrun. After a few days sheltering at a farm the last Tribesman begins having second thoughts about the wisdom of his commitment. When their latest shelter becomes ground zero for a meteor strike his instincts take over and help him make up his mind.
Ambush Supper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ambush Supper A Wrecked Earth Short Story that takes place in 2029. Clutch and Jorge pay a visit to a kindly old couple on a lonely farm, hoping to find a useful trade. When they sit down for a meal they wind up with more than they bargained for. Clutch and Jorge must deal with dangers to their safety and their morality before the day is done.
Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Alive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the world ends, what do you do when you realize you are still alive? In a world devastated by natural disaster, only the most stubborn refuse to give up. When Ed Walker learns that others have been preparing for the disaster for years, he realize finding them may be his only shot at survival. But time is running out... Alive can be read as a companion novella to Exodus or as a stand alone
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Aware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenkins’ biggest problem was not the huge hole that had been carved out of the hull of her ore runner by the uncharted chunk of rock in space, nor was it fighting off the insanity of being alone and stuck in space. Her biggest problem was working with a robot that she hated.
Burden of Proof
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After months of working alongside Detective David Rayner and the Grace City Police Department, Nightcat now finds herself wanted for murder. The police have orders: to bring her in, dead or alive. She must clear her name and find the true killer — with or without David's help.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Don't Press the Red X
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bill is fresh out of college on the first day of his new job. He wants to make a good impression on his new bosses and express his true genius. Unfortunately, his first day does not go as planned.
The Fifth Di... March 2015
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Fifth Di... returns for yet another year with more great fantasy and science fiction and a reduced price. This month's issue features fiction from Rik Hunik, Robert N. Stephenson, and Matthew Spence. You'll get a chance to follow an exploration for an ancient artifact, follow a cyborg who seems to have forgotten his mission, and learn about an interesting twist on time travel.
Charlie, Odin and The Man in the Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2015. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Reality meets mythology after the Norse god Odin, returns a family photograph, that has been left on the moon, to a young boy named Charlie instead of to its proper owner Charles Duke the astronaut.
Omega Pathogen: The Beginning
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Series: Omega Pathogen. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: American English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
A pathogen developed during the Cold War has now been released on the world and could be the beginning of the end.
Two From the Mageworlds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
No Matter the Reality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A few moments with a stranger at a random stop, a sleeve of photographs, a small moment taken for granted with a loved one. Small objects, small moments, all leading to deeply felt change. This is the hub of "No Matter the Reality." This collection of three short science fiction and fantasy stories revolves around the little things. 6000 words
Final Entry
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Of all the days to have a problem, today was the worst. Of all the problems to have on all of the days, this was the worst. 3000 years, they'd travelled the stars. 3,000 years of searching and archiving, cataloguing every single planet in the entire Universe. Their journey was now over. The day was here when they could, finally return home. But they'd found another planet. Oops...
Futurecaster
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A man learns to tell the future and tries to avoid his destiny. Will he succeed or will fate claim him?