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Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
A is for Apocalypse
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Series: ABCs of Awesome, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Twenty-six amazing writers were randomly assigned them a letter of the alphabet and given complete artistic freedom within a theme. The result is A is for Apocalypse. Twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war—the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
From the Indie Side
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 1 review)
Grab it for the special price of 0.99cents. LIMITED TIME ONLY. Packed with original short stories ranging from sci-fi to thriller to the supernatural, "From the Indie Side" brings together some of the biggest authors in independent publishing today. Be prepared for a great ride--and don't be surprised if you discover your new favorite author in these pages.
After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.
The Bride Price
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The prolific Cat Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia. This debut collection of 13 stories, two of which appear for the first time here, will give readers an idea why.
Racers of the Night
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,090. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Racing at the Speed of Night . . . twelve terrific science fiction stories from award-winner Brad R. Torgersen
Martian Voices
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,160. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While surveying the Martian landscape for future manned missions, the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit stumbles on a race of martians that live underground. To everybody’s amazement, this well developed society is made of tiny individuals who desperately try to communicate with the rover. This discovery has a profound effect on the plans for Mars colonization by humans.
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 8
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,490. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Darna encashes a check at the bank; a god trapped in a statue wakes up to the scent of his spectator; humans are homogenized to idealize the species. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series proves that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines. Stories from this series have been part of the Honorable Mentions list from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
A Tick Tock Heart
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-two award-winning short stories from the 'Stringybark Future Times Award' will propel you into a world beyond 2020. These stories will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international authors.
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 7
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,850. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A youth discovers the first woman, Maganda, in a garden; A girl sold as a bride to a Tiq’Barang; Filipinos suddenly transform to look like foreign celebrities. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series proves that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines. Stories from this series have been part of the Honorable Mentions list from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
Bellator (An Anthology of Warriors of Space & Magic)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Science Fiction and Fantasy, two genres that are both unalike and inextricably entwined, stretching the imagination to the expansive boundaries of time, space, and magic. These boundaries are often filled with warriors and war, fights and causes worth fighting for, and that's what you'll find in this anthology. 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Chaos
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dr. Michael Chauncey is a naval psychiatrist who uses his secret ability as a telepath to help his patients, but when a suspected AWOL and fellow telepath walks into his office he’ll have to go to extraordinary lengths to learn where this woman has been for the past seven years.
Hellbender
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once people have messed with a man’s DNA, what can he do but become a private eye? And when the gorgeous Elizabeth Savoy glides into his office and blinks her big baby blues, what can PI Mike Heller do but say sure, even though he sees what she is, and knows it's a bad idea? But by the time he suspects Lizzie’s troubles might bring the end of life as he knows it, he’s already in far too deep.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
Rainbow Lights
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,550. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rainbow Lights is the first collection by science fiction and fantasy author Polenth Blake. Alien scorpions, vampire ice cream sellers and clockwork flies, try to find their place in worlds where being human is optional.
Alien Breeding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For most people life just drones along, the same old thing every day – you know what it is like. We all get screwed by the rich and powerful, life sucks and there is no relief apart from small little pleasures. And then one day all that was stood on its head when a huge spaceship appeared out of nowhere and hovered over New York - and it made a special offer to the women of Earth.
Surfacing (Novella)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards, “Surfacing” is the story of Anthony, an emotionally scarred researcher who finds it easier to talk to whales and to aliens than to members of his own species. Until a stranger named Philana enters his life, with a terrifying problem of her own that dares him to break through the surface of his world.
Blue Shifting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A novella and seven stories from the two-times winner of the British Science Fiction Award for Short Fiction. Take a journey into an extraordinary universe... where life and love face the demands of mortality ...where mankind has become Augmented or Altered, where zebra-men talk with unicorn-women ...and where you can break the chains of physics in the cobalt glory of the Nada-continuum.