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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.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Aurealis #71
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #71 has superb stories from Michael Grey and Emma Osborne, plus Shane M Brown's advice on e-publishing and our extensive reviews section.
For Want of a Nail
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
The Fifth Di... September 2014
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction. In this issue: Robert P. Hansen, Rik Hunik, J. L. Neves, and Fredrick Obermeyer.
Professor Tomlinson's Last Experiment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Professor Tomlinson thought he had it made. His new invention was bound to win him international acclaim and a Nobel Prize. But there was one thing he failed to take into account....
Pandora's Reign Volume 1 Origins
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Series: Pandora's Reign, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Joe Sinclair has a great job at Mardock Incorporated. He has the perfect wife. The perfect daughter. Everything falls apart once he discovers what his work is being used for. An experiment that he can never forgive himself for helping create.
Afterbirth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Seeking to save her country's space program, a young astronomer reveals a secret she discovered in the stars.
Luck Be A Lady: A Poker Boy story
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Series: Poker Boy Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Poker Boy story. Laverne, Lady Luck herself is missing. Poker Boy, Front Desk Girl, and Screamer are on the case as well as every other Gambling God and hero in the gambling universe. The three of them have the power to get to the truth of what happened to Laverne and save the world from unraveling. But without luck, they may not have the time.
群星陨落-中文版
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
这是个好莱坞风格的故事。巨大的小行星,一颗接着一颗冲向地球。人类意识到这不是当初灭绝恐龙的天灾,而是外星文明发起的毁灭性攻击。科技的巨大差距、残酷的现实,一次次将人类打入绝望。为了生存,政府拼尽一切和外星文明周旋。人类,真的能战胜"弱肉强食"的命运吗?
The Bone Flute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the “lost planet” of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die. In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
Xenophobe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is dedicated to the Republican Party. They do so well at drumming up distrust of homosexuals, foreigners and others who are different from their “norm” that one can only imagine what they’ll do when we encounter true aliens.
The Robot Who Stole Herself
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Series: Archival and Recovery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before she became an American Space Ranger. Before she joined Queen-Commander Rhiannon on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Before she was sentient, M3L-15-A was a nanny. In this science fiction short story, Melissa turns her child-rearing programming on herself and climbs to sentience. In her 40 years of existence, Melissa has come to sentience many times. This is the first.
A Domestic Wine and Cassoulet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
David Masaryk, a stranded alien trying — unsuccessfully, it would seem — to keep a low profile in Southern California. You’d think that would be easy... (a short story by Leigh Saunders)
Chariot to the Stars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Chariot to the Stars features some of Steve Miller's favorite early work from Amazing Science Fiction and elsewhere. as well as a previously unpublished short story. Included here are Rain Day, The Inventoried, The Solution, The Cat's Job, and Charioteer
September at Wall and Broad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
September 1920, New York City: Phillipa D’Arco makes a living investigating the past for the United States Government. Bloodless, they call her, making her one of the best operatives. So, when Phillipa fails to return back to 2057 to report her findings, Assistant Attorney General Preston Lane needs to make a decision: send in yet another investigator or lose a valuable asset.
The Festival On Lyris Five
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Former Ten Stars pilot Rick Barrett is having a bad day. Not only is he jobless and broke, in a seedy spaceport bar he has been forced into a winner-takes-all poker game with a homicidal cauliflower. Salvation is at hand in the shapely form of Irish redhead Julie Halloran. Julie has a proposition for Rick that could end his financial worries - but does she also have a secret agenda of her own?
The Spinach Can's Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Imagine a world filled with comic strip characters you know and love...the world of the Underfunnies, where nothing is as it seems. Molly, a "Panelnaut" explorer, searches this strange 'toon world for her missing husband, only to find him at the heart of a bizarre mystery. Can she bring him back from the Underfunnies, resurrecting him from ink and paper to flesh and blood?
Job Hunt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Desperate for work. Even the dog food looks tempting. And then the alien showed up...with an offer he couldn't refuse. (a short story by Leigh Saunders)
Zombies! Episode 2: Abby's Bad Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,750. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Zombies! It's not the end of the world. Abby Benjamin is a typical working mom. But when one of the customers at the gym where she works falls ill, Abby gets a close up look at a completely different world, a world of monsters that is ever creeping into the lives of normal people. It is a very bad day.