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Fiction Vortex - December 2014
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The second year of Fiction Vortex is coming to a close, and we're happier than a leprechaun on a rainbow slide. It has been a fantastic year, and we're capping it off with a strong lineup of stories. We've got alien spies, paper weapons of mass destruction, tired old superheroes, some conspicuous birds, and a twist on Greek mythology. It's one of our best issues ever.
Life - Robots
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
A short ten minute play that looks at the automation of jobs and the worker's perspective. Read it on the way to work, just don't laugh too much. Eero Tarik is one of the world's most prolific short story writers as well as being a playwright and music artist.
Walter's Stupid Vacation
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story where the world's most coveted vacation destination is not where you'd first think.
Annunaki
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jabari Nuru gets conscripted by slave traders in the Congo. But after a race of aliens called the Annunaki arrive all over the Earth, they too are interested in precious minerals so Jabari ends up working the gold mine on behalf of his new masters the Annunaki. But the Annunaki are not the cruel taskmasters. Jabri's life improves dwelling among the Annunaki until his son earns him a vast fortune.
A Tiny Planet Named Earth
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
You are about to experience a leap of fortitude into a way of thinking that you may never have thought was possible. Creative Consciousness will lead you to a complete change of ideas no matter who or in what state of life you presently find yourself. It is a life transforming study, written in ordinary, easily understood manner. It awakens the awareness of the natural powers within you.
Miranda, Miranda
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Series: The Solar System Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An audience views a theatrical presentation of Reynolds on Uranus' moon, Miranda.
Eden Can Wait, Episode 2
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Price: Free! Words: 11,060. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Episode 2: Welcome to the Hotel California The decision made in Episode 1 leads Ryan to the strangest place he has ever been to--and makes him question his choice. It could be heaven, it could be hell, or it could be anything in-between.
The Compartmentalized Mantis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a humorous science fiction short story. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Could an EnviroSuit, especially one with a female personality, long abide the imperfections of a human male, especially when she compares him with a massive, god-like creature machine? Come along and find out.
The Deal
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Price: Free! Words: 440. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Six-year-old Tommy makes a deal with a strange visitor on Christmas day. This flash fiction story is almost small enough to fit into a Christmas bon-bon.
A Simulated Life Republished
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The story of a boy living in a complete simulated and isolated tunnel without even knowing about it. Step by step he learns how is the world made in a four dimensional space. He finds himself at the initial of a new civilization and he has to build it up to a nice and progressive world
Frankenstein's Shadow (The Pattern Volume 2 Part 1)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,350. Language: American English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
While investigating a series of assassinations of local reporters who were uncovering the truth about strange sea-life off the coast, the Black Ops team discovers a schism within the government revolving around a mysterious rogue agent.
The Zero Class: Part 1
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Price: Free! Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Vernon may be a rune user, what some refer to as a Zero, but that doesn't mean he's nothing. In a world where advanced technology and true magic co-exist with blurred lines, Vernon Douglas is out to prove that he is more than his class. When the government approves a tournament circuit for High Schoolers, the Mixed Magical Arts (MMA) is his perfect opportunity.
Drug of Choice
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Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lyquis farming had recently risen to fourth position on the Coalition’s list of treasonous crimes – all of which came with an automatic sentence of death – and Zat had no doubt his judgement day would come eventually.
Winterland
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Series: Short Stories, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5850 words) After Bryce's eight-year-old daughter tells him she can't remember last summer, or any summer for that matter, he starts to notice discrepancies in the world of his cozy little town. How long has this winter lasted? And why does he feel so cold all the time? A slightly different version of this story appeared in Wild Violet, Feb. 2013.
The Fifth Di... December 2014
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 10,110. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Fifth Di... brings you some of the best science fiction and fantasy available on the web. In this issue you'll find soldiers caught in a battle they can't understand, a character "haunted" by an unexpected duplicate, and a look at what might come at the end of the universe. Join Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Robin Wyatt Dunn, and Ian Brazee-Cannon on these wonderful adventures.
Fiction Vortex - November 2014
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The holidays are always magical, when the stress isn't killing you. This issue is pretty magical, too, though there should far less stress involved. Maybe "magical" isn't the right term. All the stories this month are better described as "supernatural" because they are more about unusual things than straight hocus pocus.
An Untoward Bliss of Moons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
It’s her poetic tour de force. Nobody ever wrote poetry like this. Nobody else writes it now. Ms Relf not only takes the view from beyond the left field fence, she does it from a stadium in another galaxy. From “A Poet on Board” to “Why there are no poets on board” and “And so we set sail to Alpha Centauri,” Ms Relf is at once poignant, amusing, acerbic, witty, charming, gauche, and sexy.
Azzardo Futuro
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Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: Italian. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Giochi di carte, giochi di fantasia, giochi di guerra in cui razze aliene, imprevisti sportivi e macchine belliche spingono l'Uomo fino ai suoi limiti, creando incredibili storie di fantascienza, ironiche o tristi, divertenti o spaventevoli. Dallo stesso autore dei romanzi science fantasy "Gli Dei del Pozzo" e il "Cavaliere del Tempio", arriva un nuovo salto nel futuro che ci potrebbe attendere.
Maleficus Gramen
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: Italian. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Una giovane scienziata scopre un antico mistero. La sua voglia di sperimentare l’ignoto la trascinerà in un mondo oscuro, popolato da animali e da ombre maligne.
Tin Universe Monthly? #19
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's sort of a flash fiction document thingee so.... How do you write a description about that?