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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
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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?
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
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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?
Clockwork Portal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When demon hunter, sorceress and samurai, Raisa falls into a strange, odd version of Victorian England, she finds herself in the domain of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Just being built, and with a demon already amok in the archives, Raisa finds herself with odd allies indeed. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Someday Will Be Too Late
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new laws allowing indentured service may be salvation for some or a return to slavery. It all depends. Times are hard, your husband has died, your children are still young, and you’re buried in debt. You’ll sacrifice anything for your family, even your freedom. Because that’s all you have left.
Foothold
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Venture back to the beginnings of the Ministry, where a young man named Rowan Clayworth finds himself trapped between love and an eldritch danger. Director Culpepper Source may yet help him find reason in a world full of peculiar occurrences like the ones he is facing. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Rule Number Four
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tanis Foster has a list of 61 people. He also has four rules to follow. There is now one person and one rule left. Will he finish?
Fembot Wars - Susan's Diary
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
This is the third title in the series, Fembot Wars, it is written as a play for dramatic effect. Susan, the Fembot God, is reflecting on progress after the war against the humans. The humans are now gone, the planet Earth in ruins. Susan is confused, troubled by the idea that she may be judged poorly by the future.She drifts in and out of conversations with herself, the fembots and unknown others.
Belladonna Smile
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sometimes dance clubs are just fronts for illegal activity. Belladonna Smile is a club that caters to the young and beautiful and promises your every desire. Now a young woman died there due to an “accidental” overdose from a drug that is only available there. Now it is up to me to prove if her death was due to an overdose or supernatural murder.
The Compartmentalized Mantis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a humorous science fiction short story. Can a man have a relationship with an EnviroSuit? Could an EnviroSuit, especially one with a female personality, long abide the imperfections of a human male, especially when she compares him with a massive, god-like creature machine? Come along and find out.
Dog Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles.
Saving the Grenlow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this SF short story, Jim Cable, a professional recovery expert for System Retrieval Inc., has been sent onto the Grenlow, a Morgan-class interplanetary transport, to stabilize it and bring it home. He scans and checks every space on the ship, but the engine room holds a mystery he and System Retrieval Inc. didn't bargain for.
Fembot Wars - Fembot One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fembot's popularity has seen them alienate human women. Retaliation is planned but who is really in control as war erupts? The second instalment in the Fembot Wars series.
Zeppelin Follies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a wacky world filled with advertising zeppelins, muffin-baking robots, and software-generated fiction, a writer finds herself pursued by heiress Mimsy and her ambitious servitor. This short story originally appeared in online magazine Crossed Genres and is reprinted in Rambo's collection, Near + Far.
Video Star (Voice of the Whirlwind)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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Ric has survived a gang war, but now he's broke. He needs a new source of funds, and the hospital which stole his money is chock-full of a new neurohormone that’s worth a fortune. All Ric needs is to manipulate a street gang into doing the work for him. A novelette from Walter Jon Williams, the master of hard-boiled speculative fiction.
At The Water's Edge (Adronis #1)
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Series: Adronis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Prairie Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
Children of the Artificial Womb: A Cyberpunk Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,990. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Hector, a member of the Plasmid street gang and product of the artificial womb, is not doing well. His girlfriend is pregnant, his best friend is a murderous, technological genius and his gang boss is a violent bully. But when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes his way, Hector will have to choose between safety and freedom, in the dangerous world of gang warfare.
Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What's a female superhero to do in the face of the everpresent patriarchy? In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Strange Horizons, Ms. Liberty, the mysterious X, Dr. Zenith Arcane, Zanycat, Rocketwoman, the Sphinx, and Kilroy team up to fight not just villains, but the forces of popular culture itself.
Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
It's Christmas Eve, and Verity Fitzroy finds herself distracted from her duties with the Ministry Seven. When she endangers her fellow urchins, she begins to question her role in their life. 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 thi
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.
Legion: The Enemy Within
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2011 by Naked Reader Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Legion is here and all your systems belong to us. Computer hackers are nothing compared to Legion. Its source is unknown and it continues to baffle programmers and defeat firewalls and antivirus programs. Could Legion possibly be intelligent? Or is it something else?