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Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
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Series: Holidays with Anne, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,900. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dig out the fuzzy slippers, turn on the Christmas songs, and settle in with a good story as Anne B. Walsh presents her third collection of holiday fantasy and sci-fi. Hurry to the manger with Starsong, princess of Free Sky; join Khor, director of drama, and Libby, lady wizard, as they try to save their home with a Midwinter tale of hope; and find out what hats are in for snowmen this season...
Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
The Tarot Reader
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 27,350. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The third story in the Vestigial Tales series, which are prequels of the books Pantomime & Shadowplay
Canto 1: Exposition
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Series: Still Light. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This is the beginning. Still Light is a tale that spans centuries, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2507. This volume covers the first thirty years, as transhumanity becomes dominant, the first AI are born, and the first posthuman is created. It is the story of Mia, Feng, and Zhukov, the developer, genius, and soldier, as they rise through the ranks of Abraxas, the hidden rulers of the world.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.43 from 14 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Aurealis #52
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #52 is edited by Stephen Higgins and Scott Vandervalk. This issue includes a mix of fiction, news and reviews highlighting the best new writing around. Once again, unmissable!
Into the Real
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,060. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Five Tigers Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
We live in a future where anything is possible...In this collection of short stories, author Michele Lang takes you inside labyrinths of dark and beautiful worlds. These science fiction tales range from tender to apocalyptic, but all of them explore the permeability of virtual and real worlds, and how the digital affects the "real" in surprising and sometimes profound ways.
Spoiled Lunch and Other Creepy Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Contains 8 creepy tales featuring everything from ghosts, psychics, and cannibals, to apocalyptic wastelands and government experiments gone wrong. In "Spoiled Lunch", a school boy tries to enjoy a snack in a dystopian future overrun with pests. In "The Accident", a drug runner hits a mysterious creature with his car and finds himself pursued by it. Plus 6 other stories to delight and disturb!
Tales from the Beaumont House
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,980. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
What do a psychic, a family of four and a computer programmer have in common? Unfortunately for them, they reside in the Beaumont House apartments. What appears to be a serene, picturesque apartment complex is actually an otherworldly reality consisting of the supernatural, the strange and the unimaginable.
Tales from the Archives: Collection 7
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes: Under Oak Island by K T Bryski, Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham, Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence, and Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Tales of the Stoneworld
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Every now and then, the Mage-General of the Allied Realms, a curious Humanoid who calls himself Kronisk, sits down with his grandchildren. To them, he will read a story from a big volume of Melior's lengthy, grand, and just plain puzzling history. In this volume, you will find ten of the tales that he and his grandchildren share.
Psionic Journey (Science of Psionics #2.5)
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Series: The Science of Psionics Short. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,100. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Psionic Series Short Story Anthology. Psionic Flight, Psionic Wedding, and Psionic Exploration. Follow the exploits of the Psionic Scientist in three short stories, taking place between books two and three of the series.
Marriage of Convenience
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,980. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An unexpected demand by the powerful Rhysa throws fragile treaty negotiations into a turmoil. Tasked with brokering an interspecies marriage of alliance between humans and Rhysians, Earth's negotiation team finds themselves caught in an interstellar re-enactment of Beauty and the Beast - one demanding personal sacrifices to ensure peace, and where no one will be magically transformed in the end.
Time And Space
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Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 51,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of Science Fiction short stories which examine the question of humanity's ultimate fate. Will we be saved by a benevolent AI or remembered by a piece of ugly jewelry? Will we show kindness in the end, or merely confusion? Will our future be created for us or will we become ghosts?
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.
Martian Voices
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While surveying the Martian landscape for future manned missions, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit stumbles on a race of martians that live underground. To everybody’s amazement, this well developed society is made of tiny individuals who desperately try to communicate with the rover. This discovery has a profound effect on the plans for Mars colonization by humans.
Tales and Tails
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Series: Planet Wolf, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 94,890. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Stories from Planet Wolf: Characters old and new. Thirty-six new stories, some contemporary with the five books in the series, others not. What happened to Tara and Kolyei after the Battle of Trumpet Keep? How do the telepathic Lind search for their human life-partners? What is it like to be a slave-child in the Kingdom of Murdoch? Life-bondings, pirate raids, cadets training, murders and more.
Fearsome Creatures
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Two Moons Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of four SF short stories which feature monsters. Set in space, on earth, on other planets and at the end of days, encounter strange and fearsome creatures from beyond your imagination - or your nightmares!