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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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
Professor Tomlinson's Last Experiment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Professor Tomlinson thought he had it made. His new invention was bound to win him international acclaim and a Nobel Prize. But there was one thing he failed to take into account....
All That Glitters
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely. Tales from the Archives are short stories
A Little Short For An Alien
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six inter-galactic short stories from author, Frances Pauli. From The Fobidden Zone to the Alien-Human relations department, these short, alien-infested romps explore encounters with a diversity of imagined species, scenarios, and space disasters. Join Dylan Lowwater, lackluster employee at Space Station H22-J231, Jo Lorey, wayward musician desperate to communicate with a threatened race, and L
Inner Mind/Outer Space: Science Fiction and Other Short Stories by the Author of Alien Within
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this collection: “If Only Father Were Alive” tells what happens when a young girl’s fondest wish comes true. In “For the Sake of the Family,” the founder of a peaceful political movement faces death in the very arena she’s been seeking to abolish. Penth and her faithful horse Lia need “The Lady’s Luck” to get back gems stolen by invading barbarians. Plus “One Spring Day” and “The Lake”.
After The Darkness: Episode Four
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
In a world of never-ending winters and permanent darkness, fourteen-year-old Nadia Comani faces a future of servitude. Can she free herself and her family?
Three-Quarters Martian
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first man to walk on the moon was a hero to five generations. The first woman to walk on Mars was forgotten even before her boots plunked into the red dust. Abandoned by a fracturing civilization on Earth, the first mission to Mars is in trouble. Anna-Jing, her left leg buried along with her co-pilot, and her malnourished crewmates must make impossible choices in order to return home.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Alien and the Girl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,030. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet Earth, a crashed ship of unknown origin, and an Alien. One young woman, a famous lake in England and how she tries to save the planet. These two characters battle it out with a war of words. Who will win?
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.