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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.
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…
To Ashes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finally, the scene is cleaned and the body tucked away. Alexander anxiously awaits the coming dawn so that he is able to dispose of the corpse, and put an end to his worry. The risk of his crime being discovered increases exponentially with each passing minute. Will time unravel his otherwise perfectly laid plans?
Wolf Time (Voice of the Whirlwind)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in the blazing future of Voice of the Whirlwind, “Wolf Time” continues the story of the mercenary Reese, who finds herself in the employ of a shadowy corporation intent on killing its own rogue employees. Not only is Reese assigned the task of attacking an asteroid outpost whose defenders know perfectly well she’s coming, but she discovers that her greatest danger may come from her own side.
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)
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.
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.
The Robot Who Stole Herself
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Series: Archival and Recovery, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014 by Janine Southard. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before she became an American Space Ranger. Before she joined Queen-Commander Rhiannon on the Ceridwen’s Cauldron. Before she was sentient, M3L-15-A was a nanny. In this science fiction short story, Melissa turns her child-rearing programming on herself and climbs to sentience. In her 40 years of existence, Melissa has come to sentience many times. This is the first.
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)
The Evil that Befell Sampson
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Eliza D Braun is a young field agent in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences (South Pacific Branch) when she is asked by New Zealand's preeminent suffragist to investigate some strange goings within the organisation. She cannot possibly imagination that this little case will alter her entire life and thrust her into a world barely prepared for her.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Xenophobe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is dedicated to the Republican Party. They do so well at drumming up distrust of homosexuals, foreigners and others who are different from their “norm” that one can only imagine what they’ll do when we encounter true aliens.
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.
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?