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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 Eyes Have It: A Science Fiction Story
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Series: A Molly Nomad Caper. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Only a crazy person would go up against the security of the Chak’hala to steal the Eye of the Moon. Or only the cursed sister-in-law of a crazy person, which is how Molly feels after hearing the hair-brained scheme from her brother-in-law, Mickey. But the promise of a nice payday overrides Molly’s usual caution. Until the caper goes awry & the Eye turns out to be more than she bargained for.
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.
Rogue
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mysterious ships swarm a rogue planet which has suddenly appeared at the edge of allied space. The last thing battle-weary warrior Andromeda Spar wants is another skirmish. But since her mother is the fleet Admiral, how can she refuse? As Andromeda prepares for her final battle, she discovers something extraordinary. The drones she’s come to annihilate are not what they seem.
Under Cover
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Series: Endurance, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Areva won't shoot anyone who is looking directly at her. Since she's a cop, this causes problems. Since she also works on a spaceship attempting to undermine an alien empire that wants to invade Earth, those problems grow a bit out of control.
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?
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. 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.
Once A Frog Always A Frog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In a fairy tale, a kiss from a beautiful girl will turn a frog into a handsome prince. To find out if this holds true in rural America, follow Elvie Fedderman as she discovers why the farming community of Austin, Iowa is overrun with frogs.
Wrapped in Starlight
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Series: Tales of the Citadel, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Freedom to use her power has finally come, but the ball of mist Kiiki is partnered with causes a riot in her new reality.
Animus Robot
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,020. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
They copied Lewis Bregman's brain slice by microscopic slice, capturing every cell and every electrical connection that made up his consciousness. Then they reassembled it in an android's head, creating a perfect emulation. This new version of Lewis has now been activated. But has it really come to life? Does it have the vital spark of a conscious mind? Only the android knows the answer.
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.
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.
Close Enough
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Could a Messier object be any messier? A government server glitch leaves Max Keppler no time to react to the comet barreling toward his and Rebecca's asteroid claim. See Max deal with an uppity A.I., an unhelpful helpdesk, and a comet named Napoleon as he works to minimize the impact of this sudden impact on their already shaky relationship. “Close Enough" is a speculative fiction short story.
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.