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Blue Shifting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A novella and seven stories from the two-times winner of the British Science Fiction Award for Short Fiction. Take a journey into an extraordinary universe... where life and love face the demands of mortality ...where mankind has become Augmented or Altered, where zebra-men talk with unicorn-women ...and where you can break the chains of physics in the cobalt glory of the Nada-continuum.
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
Frost Fire Worlds: May 2014
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,900. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Rainbow Lights
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rainbow Lights is the first collection by science fiction and fantasy author Polenth Blake. Alien scorpions, vampire ice cream sellers and clockwork flies, try to find their place in worlds where being human is optional.
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.
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.
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
(4.38 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.
The Device
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
Seeds of Change
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zendo had learned from the star traders and they had given him money to expand his trading business. He was anxious to earn some money, so he could get married. He hired his cousin, Puri and they started on the trade route. Events along the way unwittingly led Zendo and Puri to help spread seeds of change.
Artificial Love Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories of the different kinds of love between artificial beings and humans: unrequited / obsessive / almost happily ever after?
Far From Home
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five stories, five protagonists, a common theme: they're stranded in distant places, among strange people, and must reinvent themselves to survive... however painful that will turn out to be.
Porter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,130. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Like the Science Fiction novel "Jumper" by Steven Gould, this is a novellete about young Allie Dans who has a surprising ability. Whereas most stories of "teleportation" such as Heinlein's "Tunnel in the Sky" or the "stepping discs" in Larry Niven's stories focus on the moving of large objects long distances, this one explores the notion that even a small portal conveys tremendous power.
Nancy and the Caveman (Callisto Series - Book 2.5)
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Series: Callisto. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 16,110. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Callisto renders medical and security assistance to the colonists on Markola IV. It seems some unknown force is attacking the colony and during one such skirmish, Nancy is separated from the group and wakes up in the clutches of the enemy. A very attractive enemy…
Avenger Arrives (Intergalactic Pandemonium Part 3)
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Series: Intergalactic Pandemonium, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Players begin mysteriously disappearing from the championship international paintball match in Brazil. The sole survivor, Annie, finds two players mortally wounded and tries unsuccessfully to save them. With war looming in the outer atmosphere a deranged alien, hell-bent on avenging the death of his planet's negotiator, must kill Annie to complete his mission. Failure has dire consequences.
Birth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
We may be the most intelligent species on Earth, but we're unlikely to be the last. What does seem likely, though, is that the next intelligent species will be one created by us. How will that species come to be? How will it develop? How will our interactions with it influence that development and its relationship to us? This anthology of three short stories deals with these questions.
Prayers on the Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
All humanity is at peace under the Treasured King, the physical incarnation of the library that contains all wisdom. But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, and humanity’s response is fatally divided— and worse, the Treasured King seems to be going mad. This novelette was nominated for a Nebula Award on its first appearance.
Positively Shocking
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Constance Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris.
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?
Anything That Spins
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Greta Rutherford, a simple mechanic, is used to solitude. For two years she has traveled through the void of space to a place in the wake of Jupiter’s orbit to repair an unmanned relay station. What she found there shocked her. Because she is not alone.