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The Arkitect
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Price: Free! Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
For a solid century, the Arkitect has been overseeing the construction of the Ark, humanity's escape from a techno-ravaged world. She's too old to accompany the billion-fold survivors, of course, but she doesn't seem to mind. Is she an unreformed Earth-hugger? A Gaia-worshiper? Find out for yourself, in a not-too-short story that's dark, bitter, dry... and evil fun.
Oneiromancer
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Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The reporter Peter Miller investigates the world of psychics after his brother's death. He wishes to reveal them as frauds but he uncovers a conspiracy that crosses dimensions and threatens mankind.
Infinities
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Price: Free! Words: 99,080. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A FREE sampler of short stories, novel extracts and a complete novelette from infinity plus and friends: 100,000 words of short fiction and novel extracts from a range of top genre authors: Eric Brown, John Grant, Anna Tambour, Keith Brooke, Garry Kilworth, Iain Rowan, Kaitlin Queen, Linda Nagata, Scott Nicholson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Steven Savile (edited by Keith Brooke)
Unholy Advent: Deception Of The Christ
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Price: Free! Words: 113,540. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Darius was supposed to save lives... but the NATO developed android had other ideas when its eyes were opened on a world they had last looked upon from high above Golgotha; a vantage point reserved for birds - and those upon the cross. Those who witness the miracles and atrocities committed by the machine must decide - Have the prophecies of a second coming been fulfilled, or is this a demon?
Prey World - Citizen 1-564398B-278843
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Price: Free! Words: 55,750. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The year 2028. Mankind is in the stranglehold of a worldwide surveillance state. Frank Kohlhaas, a petty citizen, lives a cheerless life, working as an acengy worker in a steel plant. One day, he gets into a conflict with the tyrannical system, because of an unfortunate accident...
Said To Contain
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Price: Free! Words: 67,650. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Trucker Randy Johnston has taken possession of a strange load Said To Contain ‘ice’ from a shipping facility in California. The journey towards its destination will open his eyes to secrets of the universe that he grows to wish had been kept behind the curtain forever. He will encounter unspeakable nightmares on the road to Cape Canaveral, where the fate of all mankind hangs in the balance.
17 Stories About the End of the World
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Price: Free! Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
17 short (sometimes very, very short) stories about the end of the world, by gods, war, pollution, alien invasion, robot insurrection, and passing away gently when time has run out. Writers of the Future winner Luc Reid offers the human side of the end of the world--even when there are no humans involved.
Alien Monster
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Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011 by Alder Book Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A man searches for salvation for the deeds he committed on an alien planet.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Fire, Fangs and Brimstone (Volume Two)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
An old demon gets caught up in the bureaucracy of hell, a little girl is chosen to dance for fire-breathing goddesses, a hellhound finds a loving home, and a werewolf dabbles in the online dating scene. This delightfully twisted collection of four short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Forever
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Price: Free! Words: 11,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
All David Scarsdale wanted was to leave his wife. But she had other ideas . . .
End of Turn
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Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Short, fun, flash fiction by Alain Gomez. End of Turn is about an army preparing for battle. But their commander is a bit unusual...
Inspection
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Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Short, fun, flash fiction by Alain Gomez. Inspection is about a woman shopping around for a new place to move...
Forge of Stones
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Price: Free! Words: 152,400. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
In a world dominated by a theocratic regime, a revolution is about to erupt. A rebel seeks out a curator's apprentice on the run. They will soon be carried away in a mysterious place, entangled in an adventure that will reveal an earth-shattering truth. In the meantime, a strange sort of pilgrim from afar will meet with a man seeking knowledge and power, changing their world for ever.
The Lancelot Effect
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Jack Paladin frowned at the doctor’s image on his computer screen. He considered breaking the connection, but this guy was his last chance to keep Gwen from leaving him.
Max
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Price: Free! Words: 29,360. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Max Aries, a skinny twenty-seven year-old could leap up and snare a football thrown fifteen feet over his head. He could punt a football ninety yards in the air. Kick a seventy-yard field goal. Bend a steel bar, then straighten it out. Max joined a mediocre professional football team, and made them Super Bowl Champions. In short, Max Aries was out of this world. Literally
Slab City Blues
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Series: Slab City Blues, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
Welcome to the Slab. A vast orbiting slum where rats grow big and sweat falls in rain. There's a stranger in town, a stranger with claws and a penchant for killing assassins. Finding him is the job of Inspector Alex McLeod, detective, disfigured war veteran and reluctant widower. Some days are worse than others on the Slab but today is going to be a gem.
A Knight's Charge
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When your family has a history which you’d rather forget, there’s an invading force of Taurans trying to remodel your planet and some evil monster just won’t leave you alone; you know it’s not your day. Vincent Kombel knew that he had a lot to pay for; being of Old Blood meant much on New Sevilla, just for Vincent it meant a little bit more...
Version Innocent
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Price: Free! Words: 149,290. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tired of immortality? Take a break from life, back your self up, dissolute, and wake up ten..twenty..even a hundred years later refreshed, young, and ready to live again IN THE FUTURE. That was the sales pitch. The virus hit hard and fast wiping the only backups of thousands. It's murder pure and simple, a rare and unthinkable crime in this age. And why the urgent need to find Sam Storm 6.7?
The Sixth Discipline
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Series: Haven, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 143,770. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Ran-Del has spent his entire life in the Sansoussy Forest; he's a hunter and a warrior until one morning when he becomes prey for a hunting party from a distant city. He wakes up to a different world, in a city from which there seems no escape. Among the strangers who hold him captive is a woman who seems to know more than she's willing to admit about why Ran-Del is there.
Invisible Dawn: Book One of Altered Realities
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Series: Altered Realities, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 104,080. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.14 from 7 reviews)
To keep a promise and save his long-lost goddaughter, computer programmer Jedd Altran sacrificed everything, including his wife and newborn son. Now, they must pass through worlds far different than their own to escape the clutches of government killers.