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The Star Creature
By Kevin A. Lyons
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4). This is a story of the first encounter between two intelligent species. I've tried to present an unusual viewpoint and challenge some preconceptions. Mostly, I hope you enjoy it.
Memories of Hel
By Jason Dodge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After a merciless enemy boards her cargo hauler, Captain Kasha Eaves is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life - she withdraws her distress call. “DCCS Memories of Hel to any vessel within range – this ship is to be considered hostile. Repeat – the Memories of Hel is hostile. Destroy on sight.” However, her crew's fight for survival and freedom has barely begun.
Where the Purple Grass Grows
By J.A. Marlow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The last thing reporter Steve Gortney expects is pirates raiding the strange space-elevator on the backworld of Vorstogen. While he's thrilled for the exclusive on a pirate raid-in-progress, he soon finds his own life in danger from a secret the pirates are willing to kill to keep hidden. Meanwhile, the space-elevator has a few secrets of its own... A science fiction novelette by J.A. Marlow.
Pretty Pink Planet
By Joy Smith
Series: Lori and Chiing, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL (Search Out and Establish Sentient Forms of Life) visits Prism, a popular tourist destination, to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens, if she can find and talk to them.
The Rebelliousness of Trassi Udang
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story set in the ISF-Allion universe. Published in the Belong anthology (Ticonderoga publications). Fifteen-year old Ari has plenty of run-ins with enforcers when he smuggles prohibited ingredients for his uncle and other clandestine restaurants in the B-sector of New Jakarta Station. But he stumbles on a rebellion that reaches far outside his insular little work, and is far more dangerous.
Daisy Chaining
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A boastful spaceman traps himself into racing a frezzipod through an asteroid field. (Original venue: Untied Shoelaces of the Mind, Issue #5)
Star Sails: Dark Matter
By Sylynt Storme
Series: Star Sails, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dark Matter is #1 in the Star Sails' series: Earth's first space ship, the good ship Pax has been sent to the Virgo Cluster to make first contact. Full of humanity's best and brightest engineers, scientist and leaders it is a peaceful mission of exploration. But something has gone terribly wrong.
The Shattered World Within
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Like three space stations before it, Zhiminda Station has fallen silent. Zhyara and his crew travel to the very edge of settled space to investigate. Will they find the station dead, its corridors exposed to the vacuum of space? Will they find bodies? Will they run into the unknown killers? Or is the reason much more sinister than that?
Tales from Omega Station: Abduction
By J. Kirsch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What starts out as innocent adventure takes a brutal turn when corporate enemies of Kyrena's father decide to use her as collateral damage. Kyrena gets more than she bargained for, but she meets a guy who just might make the difference...and steal her heart.
Jak Phoenix: Paid in Full (A Short Story)
By Matt D. Williams
Series: The Jak Phoenix Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
An all new Jak Phoenix space adventure, set before the events of the first novel! Jak and Baxter are asked to pull off a seemingly simple grab – for a big payout. Unfortunately, shady dealings frequently end in space shenanigans.
Hand and Space: A Captain Brian Saber story
By Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes the elderly can make a real difference when given a chance. Captain Brian Saber must recruit a ninety-one-year-old discredited scientist to help save all of humanity from a deadly attack by aliens deep in space. Science fiction with a human touch.
Two Tales of Korval
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,980. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number One. Originally published in chapbook form by SRM Publisher in 1995. Includes the two classic Liaden stories, "To Cut an Edge," and "A Day at the Races."
Allies
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe No. 12 "Fighting Chance" features young Miri Robertson, and a life-changing decision. Reprinted from Women of War, DAW, 2005. "Prodigal Son" sends Val Con yos'Phelium back to Vandar in search of old friends--and old enemies. Can he prevent a hostile takeover of the planet? "Liaden Universe" is a registered trademark belonging to Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Eidolon
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) #14 "Shadow Partner": When Ceola's bar-partner sister find interest in the business waning, even leaving for days on end without warning, the tavernista turns to her sister's ex-lover for help. "Persistence": Beba's family has a history to outlive, and she must be the point person in dealing with Conrad, a man who smells like blood to her "extra" senses.
Bi-Quinary Rescue
By Gerald M. Weinberg
Series: Software Testing, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the short story that inspired the novel, "Mistress of Molecules." It shows what a little logic can do in the face of an emotional crisis. Also contains opening chapters of "Mistress of Molecules."
Castor
By Sarah A. Hoyt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story by Award Winning Author Sarah A. Hoyt. Alexander Triante knows that he is human and the heir to a great position. He knows that Castor the artifact made to look like him is not human, and that no one will consider him so. It takes a rescue mission in time of war for these certainties to be shaken. In the Darkship Thieves future history continuum.
Courier Run
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 18. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,690. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe No. 18. Two new adventures! "Kin Ties" explores the ties that bind beloved kin--and desperate enemies. "Guaranteed Delivery" is a tale of love, leadership, and insurance fraud. Liaden Universe is a registered trademark belonging to Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Shadow of a Memory
By Elizabeth McCoy
Series: Kintaran Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the universe of the Kintarans, there are tall tales of what lies in the far reaches of space. Some of them may be true... (A sequel to "Wahnt.")
Of Behemoths and Bureaucrats
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rhea brings her traveling carnival act to the Hegula Hephaesta mining colony to visit the new sun garden, but she and her Starwhals get caught in a battle for interstellar independence that mortally threatens her three gentle giants.
The Flip Side #6: Converging Lens
By J.L. Stephens
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by J. L. Stephens. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
While Jeremy and Kaleb work to unravel the mystery of the Protectors, Starla Knight is working her hardest to escape them. Meanwhile, in the village of Drah'ashi, Alicia and Anthony have found refuge from their enemies with what could be a true advantage against their foes...