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The Dangers of Growing Air-cooled Volkswagens in Your Backyard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When Sayyid opted to become an organic Volkswagen farmer, he did not expect the Volkswagens to misbehave and break out of his backyard. Now those crazy air-cooled vehicles are running loose in the neighborhood and only Sayyid can stop them. But the situation gets even more out of hand when they invade the home of cranky old Mrs. Winters and take her hostage.
A Christmas to Die for
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Even an assassin must go home for Christmas. Sophia del Morte, skilled spy-for-hire, now faces the most formidable of opponents: family. It is the closing of the year, after all; and the lethal Italian beauty returns to her home village for wine, food, and memories. As this is the del Morte family, Sophia tries to brace herself for awkward talk at the dinner table, and perhaps a touch of intrigu
Zombies Ate My Muslim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
All he wants is to have a simple life. And that simple life he wants to spend with his celebrity girlfriend, Barbra Streisand. But unbeknownst to him, his darling Barbra has become a Muslim... which isn't a bad thing. Except for the rampaging zombie horde outside his front door who only want to eat Muslims.
Murphy's Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a journey to a distant solar system a group of scientists discover they’ve picked up an unlikely passenger...and discover humans may not be as alone in the universe as they thought. Inspired by the amazing "Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates", by the incomparable Pat Murphy, "Murphy’s Star" is another exploration of love and what it means to "be".
Airlock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A three-man crew is drifting through space when a small meteoroid collides with their ship.
Therapy Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Find out why Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated Cat Rambo’s been called one of the strongest storytellers in a generation of speculative fiction writers. Her emotionally rich stories play out against worlds that are evocative, imaginative, and beautifully but economically realized.
The Story of Sarah and Hagar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story is a tale of caution based on the Old Testament and modern genomics about the possibility and horror of a Genecaust.
For Your Safety
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The war between Machines and Man is over, and Mankind has lost. Now the last free human has been captured to await Processing and learn of Humanity's fate. He'll find that the most frightening words imaginable are, "This is for your own good."
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.
The Precarious Child
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Peaches of Immortality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When his wife dies under mysterious circumstances, Glen is plunged back into a mystery from long ago in high school: a quartet of popular teens who couldn't fail at anything. And with one of them seemingly intent on coaxing him to bed, will he succumb and taste the sweetness of the peaches of immortality?
Paladin (A Higher Calling Novella)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sophia remained vigilant in saving the lives of those around her. Especially those she loved. However, when the mysterious, seductive Ramiel decides to school her in the life of a Paladin, she discovers everything she thought she knew about the world around her was wrong. More importantly, everything she knew about herself was a lie.
Peaceful Intent--Tales of Alien/Human Interaction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,600. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When aliens and humans interact, the results are often either comedy or tragedy. In this terrific collection of 23 original and often hilarious stories, author Harris Tobias explores both possibilities. This is off kilter science fiction at its best. So strap yourself in and get ready for a fun ride through the cosmos.
Fire. Escape.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Grey is having a very bad day. First his illegal stim batch caught fire, then his best friend went down for the count and now the cops are on to them. All he's trying to do is make a couple of euros; why does it have to be so hard? A novella set in the same world as the Andersson Dexter series of SF detective novels.
English Muffin, Devotion on the Side
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Daily Science Fiction, George leaves copies of himself to his friends and family when he dies. The problem is -- what happens when you're only a copy?
The Shadows of Calcutta
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
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.
Of Brass and Magic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
New editions of A.L. Kessler's Steampunk short stories: Of Souls and Steam and Of Fate and Gears.
H.E.R.O. Shorts - Silverlash
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Series: H.E.R.O., Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,960. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A day in the life of a superheroine. We follow Silverlash as she encounters petty criminals attempting to rob an ATM and others at a weapons shop. She meets with Metrocity's demonic knight hero, Razorwing at the scene of Metrocity's recent major averted disaster, and gets together with several other heroes (Impact, Psycom) as well as some of the non-hero supers over lunch.
The Impulse to Punish (a John Dee tale)
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Series: John Dee Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The year is 2169 and Mars has been transformed into a world not unlike rural America. Small towns. Farms. Churches. Dr. John Simon arrives from Earth, ready to take on the job of administering to the citizens of Milton Colony. Only the doctor soon discovers those who break the laws and morals of the colony are branded, quite literally, as their punishment. This the doctor cannot abide.