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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.
The Recruiter
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Series: The Alcantarans, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,320. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All Kota and Zibo wanted to do was to start a family and to make a living, using the space ship freighter that Kota had salvaged. Some idiot bureaucrat wanted them to be super spies for the Charter Alliance. They turned him down! His boss was more persuasive but they still didn't want to be spies. They just wanted to trade. Circumstances didn't give them a choice.
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.
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.
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.
Call from the Wild
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In Neil's world, there are miniature seeing-eye horses, service pigs, stock-guarding llamas, and bred-up Siamese guard cats—because in Neil's world, dogs were never domesticated, and never will be. But it seems no one's asked the dogs what they think... An alternate history story, originally published by DAW in ReVisions.
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
(4.47 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.
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."
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.
Turing's Revenge and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,960. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Here are five extraordinary science fiction short stories that will lead you on a pulse-pounding, mind-expanding ride through robot rebellions, cybernetic assassins, ancient Greek philosophers, alien terrorists... and the Singularity.
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
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
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Series: Slab City Blues, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the Slab. A vast orbiting slum where rats grow big and sweat falls in rain. In the sequel to Slab City Blues, an old enemy embroils recently widowed Inspector Alex McLeod in the hunt for a kidnapped girl. With no leads he finds himself reluctantly seeking help from drug dealer and fellow war veteran Madame Choi. But can he really trust her?
Kediak and the Children of Nelvaa
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Attention all caravans traveling through the Meniskas: We are a tribe mining for copper along the easternmost trail. We are willing to trade our metal for goods or knowledge. We are not interested in profits, just fair trade. Treat us honestly and we will all prosper. The rumors about bear-men are entirely unfounded, a lie propounded by those who would take advantage of our isolation.
Mimsey's Tale
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
From birth to death, they were built to serve us. Utterly loyal. That's how they're programmed after all.
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 Story of Sarah and Hagar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. 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.
The Last Real New Yorker in the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's the future. New York City is an amusement park. And the guy who calls himself the Last Real New Yorker in the World is about to get an offer he can't refuse. Short story from the award-winning and best-selling team of Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald.
Forged
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Series: Reforged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before anything can be reforged, it must first be made, forged by pain and experience. Forged includes four short stories that take place before Anvil of Tears and the rest of the Reforged trilogy. This book contains Purity, Little Hawk, Beauty by Night and Songs and Sigils in Space.
Kediak of the Biainili
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 10,000. There are some communities near consistent sources of food and water, fishing villages mainly. Most humans live in highly mobile communities. Life is hard, but people work together to survive in their world of ice and sand. Food, tools, and services are often communal. Orphaned and left to his own wits at the age of twelve, Kediak does not belong to anyone or anything.