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Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.47 from 15 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.
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?
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.
Chaos and Doom
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the author of The Cadaver Island trilogy comes nine tales to chill, thrill, and challenge readers to go places they may never return from. Featuring short stories submitted by Kevin Rodgers since Pro Se entered the publishing field, Chaos and Doom is your guide to some of the most amazing characters and imaginative worlds in Genre Fiction.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2015)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Blue
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Series: Mouse and Snake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Kyle lived at the very base of the Web, the hugely complicated suspension system over drowned Seattle that supported a city of displaced people. Including him. The one person who kept him safe was his cat Blue. Blue is a tender cyberpunk story of pets, the bonds forged by sheer survival in inhospitable places and the power of love to conquer all.
Where Worlds Collide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,130. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A thrilling, Sci-Fi anthology of Rob Shelsky's best stories, with a great novella, Bug-Eyed Monsters, included. Whether you love post-apocalyptic plagues, aliens, creatures, lost star ships in space, worm holes to worlds in the throes of nuclear war, horribly destroyed civilizations, gory murder in deep space, you can bet Where Worlds Collide, by renowned sci-fi author, Rob Shelsky, has it all!
Year of the Rat
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The family business: Some embrace it, some reject it. But for one family whose “business” means accepting science and religion, each sibling takes a side. Can something as simple—and complicated—as a rat settle the most important questions in life?
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...
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
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.
Blind Date
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alan's got a blind date. Sandy seems quirky and intriguing, if a bit offhand. She's rich and well-traveled. It turns out she's the inventor of Phractlgram, a popular web app. Alan's smitten. Too bad Phractlgram turns out to be something very different. Dangerously different. A science fiction short story from the author of Pyramid 98.
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.
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
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
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.
A Brief Moment In Time, Time Cycle Stories, Vol 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,270. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Brief Moment In Time contains nine short stories of one life shattering decision, a moment when everything changes. A set of stories designed to make the reader contemplate what and when that defining moment might be. But don't worry an angel's kissing you.
Piecework
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?