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My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Remember Jones, the ginger cat from the 1979 movie Alien? Of course you do. If you ever wondered what the events of the film looked like from his angle, here - at last - is a short story (approx 2200 words) that gives you the cat's-eye view. And if you never gave it any thought... well, maybe it's time you did. Because you know what cats are like.
Those Who Wait, Looking At Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When Jakob goes to join the military, he becomes involved with Project Celestial. Will what happens next be too much for his boyfriend to handle?
Hellbender
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once people have messed with a man’s DNA, what can he do but become a private eye? And when the gorgeous Elizabeth Savoy glides into his office and blinks her big baby blues, what can PI Mike Heller do but say sure, even though he sees what she is, and knows it's a bad idea? But by the time he suspects Lizzie’s troubles might bring the end of life as he knows it, he’s already in far too deep.
His Best Weapon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Morale Officer Lt. Daffyd Allenby is about to be thrown out an airlock by the terrorists who have starjacked his transport. The good news is, he has a helmet. The bad news is, he's not sure he wants it. Because it belonged to his almost-was partner, Artemis Burke, who went in the 'lock before him. How did he get himself into this mess, and how will he get out of it: alive or dead?
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 Santa Anna Gold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Santa Anna Gold is a SHORT STORY of around 6k words. A father tries to help his son—the only family member he has left—pursue his interest in finding the legendary Santa Anna Gold. The only problem is: the boy wants to go back in time in order to locate it. Sometimes the things a father will do for an only child are limitless
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a far future society, people change their identities, their societal roles, even their personalities based upon the masks they must don each day. But not every citizen is content to play their mandated part, longing instead to discover who they are beneath their masks: sinner, gentleman, or beast. Winner of the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Always Save One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The galaxy is a big place. There's all kinds of lethal dangers and unique threats lurking in the dark, unexplored corners. In spite of this, and all their training, a squad of Marines answering a distress call from an isolated outpost on a distant planet is wholly unprepared for the horror that awaits them...
Fembot Wars - Fembot One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fembot's popularity has seen them alienate human women. Retaliation is planned but who is really in control as war erupts? The second instalment in the Fembot Wars series.
Second Chances
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Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.
Lydia's Decision (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of adventurers, seafarers, and daring choices, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
The Last Ghost
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Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This was a Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story of 1971.::Solitude is corrosive. Love and companionship can heal wounds, but they take time. And even with all eternity to work in, there may never be enough time to do the job.
Harbinger
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the far future the poor won't be packed into the cities--they'll be cast out into the black. Jose Santiago wanders the outer reaches of the solar system looking for the a frozen treasure that will turn his life around. And racing against the greedy corporation that wants the treasure for itself. This story won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION edited by Gardner Dozois.
The Necessity of Man -Science Fiction Mystery Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Dale is one of the last men on earth to still be allowed to have a job in a completely female dominated world. After he is finally laid off his Company, MedTron Corp, sends him a vacation to the best men's spa on the planet. The men are have such a great time they are unaware something sinister is happening right under their noses.
The Promise of Touch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What happens to man's best friend after man is gone? That's the question three uplifted dogs have to answer after humanity is wiped out. In a story that is by turns funny and heartbreaking a marxist Irish setter named Red and a German shepherd named Buzz follow a mutt named Church as he braves the terrors of a post apocalyptic world to find the last living human.
Abigail's Discovery (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Kediak and the Legend of Ashwathama
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
There is a legend of a hunter. He travels the world, following the herd animals, killing them and using every part of them. He rarely interacts with the tribes, and no one ever finds him unless he wishes it. This man, Ashwathama, can do things most people cannot. He is a hard man, a secretive man. In the long history of my life, he is my greatest mistake. -Xia
The Evil that Befell Sampson
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.
This Headhunter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A professor of anthropology finds his peaceful life shattered the night an alien overlord shows up drunk on his lawn at three in the morning. As if that weren’t bad enough, the alien is brandishing a machete, a submachine gun, and the severed head of the dean of the business school. Then it turns out that the alien and the professor’s daughter are engaged to be married …
Fembot Wars - Prelude
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was always going to happen once the technology had developed enough - men would create female robots for their company and prefer them over women. Society reached a compromise, but neither side was happy, and neither side knew where it would take them all. There were some humans who wanted to be rid of all fembots, there were fembots who had a vision, a plan for a world free of humans.