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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
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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
Tangents
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 2. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are as many possible futures for mankind as there are people and organisations prepared to spend anywhere from an evening to several years thinking about them. Seventy flash and short stories of where humanity and its inventiveness could go, what it could be, or how it could fail. This collection will take you as far from today as you care to go and entertain you wherever you journey to.
Birthday Party
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nick Ranshaw lives in fear of his daughter’s sixteenth birthday. The day that science and community collide. The day the colony scientists see fit to assign her a reproductive partner. But he can do nothing about it. Can he? A bruising tale that measures a father’s duty against a scientist’s research.
Serpents of Sky: Nine Stories Of Dragons
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dragons can be monsters, deities, or even beloved friends. This short story collection explores dragons in their many roles, across fantasy and science fiction. Contains 9 original short stories, including Raise, a novelette set in the Stories of Aligare world.
No Matter the Reality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A few moments with a stranger at a random stop, a sleeve of photographs, a small moment taken for granted with a loved one. Small objects, small moments, all leading to deeply felt change. This is the hub of "No Matter the Reality." This collection of three short science fiction and fantasy stories revolves around the little things. 6000 words
The Time It Happened
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Remember what you were doing that day when the world changed? "The Time It Happened" from Third Flatiron Anthologies serves up a buffet of new speculative fiction choices, offering stories and flash humor involving alternate history, time travel, and what-if scenarios of the future.
The Lewd Larkhouse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While circling Tal-19, Arkle Wright runs into trouble with his ship. So he sets down planetside. Things get weird when the people of Tal-19 don’t seem to understand the concept of space travel, or, for that matter, space itself. A story of power, forced obedience and justice well-served. The Lewd Larkhouse: An Arkle Wright Short Story.
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Life on Mars, self cloning, military reports on the supernatural, turkeys brought back from the dead. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science and includes new exclusive fiction and other mad science resources.
All the Right Friends
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Owner of by far the largest corporation in the world, ArnEnts, Steven Arneson finds himself in a unique bargaining position. World leaders, among other movers and shakers, all plead for his help in warding off an invasion of killer robots. It’d be so satisfying to say no. An uncompromising story which paints a picture of a world, and its priorities, gone mad. All the Right Friends: a short story.
Sub-Human
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story-In an alliance between Earth and an alien race for the mining rights on Jupiter’s moon Europa, robots are the only means to obtain material from deep beneath the moon's icy surface. The outpost's ruthless hunch-backed supervisor directs his workers to produce the most advanced substitute human worker unit in the solar system. Has he pushed the evolution of mechanical workers too far?
Messages from the Borderlands: Bad Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 and represented by Wize Willow. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Messages from the Borderlands are diaries and stories left behind after the earth was destroyed. These tragic and early survivor stories are uncovered and shared. Acts of desperation, treachery and violence are the norm in the post-apocalyptic world of the Borderlands, but occassionally, there is also hope. Bad Man is the story of one of these desperate survivors.
Last One Alive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jay Fishley lives a half-life. He spends most of his days trapped in his flat. Too afraid to leave lest someone recognise him from his appearance on Central One. But even more than that, he yearns for the chance to tell his story. To really tell his story. The one that put him on television in the first place. An arduous tale of longing and quiet disbelief. Last One Alive: a short story.
Tavern Tales
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Meet Arkle Wright: Space smuggler. Ship lover. Body odour. And a life-long romance with the Quick Buck. Five short stories: The Tourist, Morning People, The Lewd Larkhouse, Planet of Misery, The Specimen. Five entertaining stories of space smuggling, ship loving . . . and a shocking lack of attention to personal hygiene. Tavern Tales: An Arkle Wright Short Story Collection.
Au Centre De La Terre
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Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Les voyages du Funambule Acoustique se poursuivent et ne se ressemblent guère, notre danseur de corde changeant de tempo comme de chaussettes. Après un raccordement de justesse, le voici dans ce quatrième épisode, en visite pour un abrégé d'intra-terrestre et ses inquiétudes au sujet des voisins du dessus.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Out in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them. And the one who will leave them behind. Because, old or young, all heroes must perish. A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny. Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story.
Star Buy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Space colony army veteran, Matt, struggles to find and hold even the most menial of jobs. So when a fellow ex-army vet gives Matt the chance to serve as a shop assistant in Star Buy—a shopping centre for high levels—he seizes it with both hands. When a bomb goes off, Matt must put his past army training to the test. A fast-paced story of loyalty in the face of death. Star Buy: a short story.
Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2014
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,770. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The secret history of the universe, virtual civilizations, murderous plants, and tailored diseases. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2014 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science. Included are three new pieces of fiction and other resources for the budding mad scientist.
Moving Day
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Series: Boucher's World. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jade is fourteen years old and excited about finally being old enough to move out on her own. She’s got her help lined up, a moving van rented which her friend and room-mate, Tally, a big silver Cat, will be driving since Jade’s driving skills leave a lot to be desired. She’s all packed and ready to go. Apparently, though, you just can’t have a moving day without something going wrong. Go figure.
Identity is Theft
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In the none-too distant future, Shane Hillsbottom loses his identity. Somebody just reaches out and grabs it. And now it falls to him to recover it. Or else he will disappear without a trace. A story of the future, and the most personal robbery imaginable. Identity is Theft: A Short Story.