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Sparkles: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Thomas was having a bad day. And that was before his ship started drifting toward a Molasses storm.
Space Weasels
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Flaming Space Weasels wiped out most of Dirk Beretta's fellow space marines at the battle of Din Bin Foo... then served them for lunch with a nice Merlot. But when a gang of pirate Weasels come hunting fresh meat for the kibble factories, his brand of pig-headed determination and excessive violence may offer the chance for redemption... and revenge.
The Lewd Larkhouse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While circling Tal-19, Arkle Wright runs into trouble with his ship. So he sets down planetside. Things get weird when the people of Tal-19 don’t seem to understand the concept of space travel, or, for that matter, space itself. A story of power, forced obedience and justice well-served. The Lewd Larkhouse: An Arkle Wright Short Story.
Junker's Moon: Pirate Gold
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Series: Junker's Moon, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,850. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Junker's Moon Scrap, Salvage and Servicing Company had never been attacked before but that didn't mean its base of operations was unprepared. Marshall Brion began the day with no idea that within a few hours he would need all the concentrated expertise of three generations of Brions. Space pirates were inbound to the station. They were something to be feared but also to be repelled at all costs.
Planet of Misery
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The destination: Gunnaral-40. One of the most miserable places in the universe. Arkle Wright just cannot wait to get off it. And—imagine—if he feels that way before landing how will he feel after? A story of forgetting and reunion. Planet of Misery: An Arkle Wright Short Story.
The Specimen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Stinking-drunk space smuggler, Arkle Wright, picks up a job he’ll live to regret. But at least he’ll learn an important lesson. Never ship animals. An oddball space fable. The Specimen: An Arkle Wright Short Story.
The Tourist
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Series: Arkle Wright. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Arkle Wright: Space smuggler. Ship lover. Body odour. And a life-long romance with a Quick Buck. In ‘The Tourist,’ Arkle sucks in his gut and prepares to break Rule One in the space smuggler handbook: Never pick up work in bars. A perilous space tale with a sound moral lesson . . . The Tourist: an Arkle Wright Short Story.
Morning People
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Series: Arkle Wright. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Orbiting Telfon-90, Arkle Wright’s beloved spaceship plummets. Any attempt to arrest the descent fails. Even with rescue at hand, Arkle finds himself in deep trouble because he must face off with his fiercest adversary thus far: Morning People. An eerie tale of just what sort of trouble you can get yourself into in the backwaters of space. Morning People: an Arkle Wright short story.
The Beast Within: A Sci-Fi Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a short, short sci-fi story. Approximately 4000 words. Amy Starr knew asteroid mining was dangerous. One small error could kill you. But her desire for the stars outweighed common sense and fear. Now trapped in her disabled ship far from the chance of rescue she has two choices: a lingering half-life or a quick merciful death. Which would you chose?
Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A daring young space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. In the grand tradition of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comes Mars McCoy! Nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best Short Story.
Eidolon
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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.
Space Rats and Rebels: Last Chance (Episode 3 of a 3 Part Serial)
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Series: Space Rats & Rebels. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“Star Wars” meets “The Princess Bride”… In a conquered galaxy of the far future, only two rebel groups still dare to resist the plague of tyranny—the solar system Gaeas-7 at one end, and the RAT fleet at the other. But neither knows of the other’s fight, and both are facing imminent destruction. Will they be able to join forces in time for one last desperate stand against an overwhelming evil?
Skyblaze
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 17. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) #17 Historic moments, it turns out, are not always comfortable, even for honorable people. Vertu's reward for acting exactly as a delm ought is perfectly Liaden. Her salvation? That will depend on her.
Space Rats and Rebels: Princess Problems (Episode 2 of a 3 Part Serial)
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Series: Space Rats & Rebels. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“Star Wars” meets “The Princess Bride”… In a conquered galaxy of the far future, only two rebel groups still dare to resist the plague of tyranny—the solar system Gaeas-7 at one end, and the RAT fleet at the other. But neither knows of the other’s fight, and both are facing imminent destruction. Will they be able to join forces in time for one last desperate stand against an overwhelming evil?
Gaea's Chosen: Event Horizon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dr. Marcus Gilpin left Earth with the woman he loved, but the very science he put his faith in promised her to another man… Six months after waking in unknown parts of the galaxy, Marcus Gilpin is still recovering from a mauling that nearly killed him. His love gone, his ship lost—a crew of twenty now numbers only five, and he should have been among the dead...
Technical Details
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,440. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two stories about the folks who keep the social and technical machinery running. "Landed Alien" finds Kara ven'Arith on a space station maintenance crew when a series of inexplicable events overtake support functions. In "Eleutherios," the friars at a down-and-out abbey are taken in hand by an unlikely savior. Both stories previously appeared on Baen.com website.
Alibi Jones and the Time War of The Devrizium
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Series: The Adventures of Alibi Jones, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A race of time travelers wants Alibi Jones' time to come to an end in this connected Cycle of Short Stories. This anthology grew from Mike's audio adaptations of his comic book scripts. Now rendered in prose, Alibi Jones fans who might not read comics have a chance to experience these adventures with the xenophobic, time traveling race known as The Devrizium. With 2 new, unreleased tales!
The Red Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 by Amanda McCarter. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jack is an orphan. His parents brought him to Mars, believing it to be the realization of their dreams. When a plague claimed his mother and shattered his father, Jack was spared, but forever changed.
Girl and the Marsupial
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In an attempt to study aliens from outer space, a couple decides to make them a part of their family.
Sirens Life
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Series: Sirens Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: Australian English. Published: February 8, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Stanton and Selize return to the Alpha Centauri system aboard the Space Navy’s covert Spectre ships. As the Proxian invasion escalates, John embarks on a desperate flight to save Selize and his unborn daughter, Sonya. With the First Fleet under heavy attack, their only chance of survival may lie in the Centaurians’ unique ability. But they’ll have to survive long enough to use it.