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Good-bye A672E92 Quintus
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Series: The Peers of Beinan, 4.2x. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Planet A672E92 Quintus is falling apart as their sun starts to go nova. As blood feuds continue to rage, blocking all efforts to evacuate, it falls to two unlikely delegates from houses Balister and Miyoo to end the wars threatening planetary evacuation, to take the people to the stars and their new home.
99 истории
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,430. Language: Bulgarian. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"99 истории" е сборник с периодични ревизии, при които към него се добавя по един нов разказ. Веднъж закупили този сборник, имате безплатен достъп до всички бъдещи истории и можете да ги четете по всяко време.
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.
The Skeptic And Other Glimpses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: American English. Published: March 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A UFO debunker bites off more than he can chew. A man faces an unusual test for an orbital job. Immortality becomes something to fear. Anchored around "The Skeptic," one of the last stories purchased by Dr. Stanley Schmidt prior to his retirement as editor of Analog, this collection of six short-short and flash stories shows glimpses of possibilities...and the future of Earth.
A Mind Supreme (SF Short Stories)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: Australian English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The human mind encapsulates the pinnacle of nature’s evolution with over a hundred billion neurons forming a hundred trillion connections that determine our very thoughts and actions. It is unparalleled in its complexity. But are there any limits to its abilities? This collection of SF short stories explores aspects of the human mind. Ultimately, it asks the question: is the mind supreme?
A Better Tomorrow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,620. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a crippled spaceship, as the air is running out, one man must fight to protect the cryogenically frozen colonists, even at the cost of his own life. Originally published in Interstellar Fiction magazine.
The Earth Ship
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story (under 9,000 words) about a distant future and a lost colony. The planet Beasphor had enjoyed hundreds of years of peace - until the Earth ship arrived.
The Bone Flute
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the “lost planet” of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die. In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
Four Days in May
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,300. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Are you a race fan with a passion for science fiction? Then, strap yourself into the cockpit and follow along as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on four hot laps around the Indy 500's past and future.
The Scent of Rotting Roses
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lost colony science fiction from award-winning writer Jay Lake, a tale of ancient killers and rose breeding in a forgotten world on the verge of rediscovery.
A Domestic Wine and Cassoulet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
David Masaryk, a stranded alien trying — unsuccessfully, it would seem — to keep a low profile in Southern California. You’d think that would be easy... (a short story by Leigh Saunders)
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.
Job Qualifications
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The expectations we place on our politicians seem impossible for any person to achieve. A candidate needs to be all things, know all walks of life, understand every segment of his constituency. How could one person achieve so much . . . without a little help from a handful of clones?
Altered Visions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
10 stories celebrating speculative fiction. From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist. "If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plotlines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."
Sci Fi Stories - Volume 1 - Tramp
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Series: 20 Sci Fi Stories, Vol. 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
These three stories take place aboard the Star freighter, Orion feature ship's Officer, Harry Dondero. "Tramp" was published in Analog Magazine's March, 1998 issue by "David Alexander" as author - approx. 9,000 words. "Emerald Eyes" has not been previously published - approx. 6,900 words. "The Human Dress" was published in Analog in March 2003 by "David Alexander" as author. Length 9,700
Angels and Demons: Perspectives of a Violent Afterlife
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heaven and hell are vying for human souls in vortices between humanity and the afterlife. When Lucifer and his demons overwhelm Archangel Michael and Gabriel, heaven is faced with the possibility of losing all souls on the planet. Reincarnated in heaven, Michael must fight his way back to Earth to stop the devil before he tricks humanity into harvesting billions of souls into his fiery kingdom.
Pixel People
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pixel People is a story of the last days of a war that has gone on so long that it has become ritual. Through the eyes of the dehumanized, we see what has become of the humanity of the participants---and what indestructible hope is still left to the members of a weary people. Pixel People is a short story of about 2,500 words.
Job Hunt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Camden Park Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Desperate for work. Even the dog food looks tempting. And then the alien showed up...with an offer he couldn't refuse. (a short story by Leigh Saunders)
Darkest before the Darkwater
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A group of survivors from the airship Guy Fawkes find themselves washed ashore on an uncharted island. In their search for survival they uncover one mystery after another.
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a far future society, people change their identities, their societal roles, even their personalities based upon the masks they must don each day. But not every citizen is content to play their mandated part, longing instead to discover who they are beneath their masks: sinner, gentleman, or beast. Winner of the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.