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Rick the Robber Baron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Kita Ogude wakes up tied to a post in her simulation room, she knows marauders have tried to take her ship-again. But this time something feels off, and familiar. She thinks she knows this marauder. And her desire to regain her ship becomes secondary to something she has wanted for a very long time: revenge.
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.
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?
Betwixt Issue 4
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,220. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 4 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 4 includes original fiction by Sarah L. Byrne, Emily B. Cataneo, Nino Cipri, David Cleden, and C. W. Johnson as well as a reprint by Mark Rigney.
Hydra: A World at War Collection
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,270. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
CODE BLACK. Lerna Bastion is under attack by Ragnarok forces. As the members of the Hydra Alliance struggle to stem the tide, many of them reflect on the events that brought them to this place. But can they survive the onslaught? This collection contains the short stories "Caliburn", "Foxfire", "Ursa Major", "Ironmonger" and "Lone Wolf", along with the new story "Cut One Head".
The Hanging Judge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
People fear Judge Esmé Morell. They call her The Hanging Judge because she actually uses the execution chamber she travels with from colony to colony. She places market value on lives. But she might come to regret that. Because not everyone fears her as much as she thinks.
Aurealis #68
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 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.
Orion's Arm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
Apex Magazine - Issue 46
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,970. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 46 our the Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Rachel Swirsky, Liz Argall, Tim Pratt, William Alexander, and Kelly McCullough.
Safety Tests
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Devlin trudges through his job on the space station waiting for retirement and hoping he won’t die first. A test pilot with Licensing and Regulation, he makes sure only the most qualified pilots make it to the test flight, let alone pass it. But sometimes, even the most jaded tester misses something. And the difference between life and death on a space station? Missing nothing. Nothing at all.
Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,660. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The third collection by Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt -- whose previous collection Hart & Boot and Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist -- gathers 23 of his best recent works of SF and Fantasy. Stories include Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award nominee "Her Voice in a Bottle," Bram Stoker Award finalist "The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft" (with Nick Mamatas), and three new stories.
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.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 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.
Threads Through the Universe
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 73,740. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of nine all new short stories. Stop Sign The Relative Color of Grass Redneck Christmas Unexpected Hero The Formula for Happy Days Planned Futures Never Come The Dance Lottery Road to Riches
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.
Dwerghart
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,520. Language: Dutch. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Het vervolg op Dubbelgangster vertelt de verdere avonturen van het verkenningsschip Azoran en haar bemanning. Wanneer de Veltraat van de planeet Mazarin in het Sirius stelsel, erachter komt dat de witte begeleider van hun zon meer is dan ze dachten, wordt een team onderzoekers er op uit gestuurd om uit te vinden wat er aan de hand is. Ze vinden meer dan gedacht...
SFS2 - Science Fiction Short Stories
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Series: SFS - Science Fiction Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
SFS2 is an amazing collection of ten science fiction stories that will please any reader looking for adventure. The author aims for the stars and definitely hits his mark. Some of these ten stories seems like they could happen right now, and others in the near future. With the technology we live with today, this science fiction could be real life.
Lines of Force: The Weekend Adventures of Andrew Barton
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Andrew Barton is an ordinary man who, each weekend, stumbles into extraordinary circumstances. Although his goals are directed toward other ends, he mistakenly travels through time, into other dimensions and even ends up taking his family and friends to a location that is the last place anyone ever wants to end up! Lines of Force will take you on adventures that you’ll never forget.