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After Oil 3: The Years of Rebirth
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this latest installment, of the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, brings us twelve original stories of a world centuries ahead where oil and fossil fuels have become a distant memory. A new era has dawned and for those far future cultures a time of renewal has arrived.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Moonfur And Other Tales
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Eight excursions into the wild worlds of fantasy and science fiction from author Paul Lucas!
Eight Factors
Series: Eight Factors, Book 6 ยท Short Story Collections, Book 6. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,570. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Shadow Dreams, Cory discovers his powers over shadows. Eruption Event and Foster Home follow Pablo as near-death propels him into the world of the Gifted. In Valkyrie, Pablo's little sister Maria faces down a rapist and discovers her true strength. Then in Intruder, an alien from beyond our dimension crashes into the world of the Gifted. Eight Factors collects five exciting tales superheroes.
Stories of the Sand
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,080. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014 by Satalyte Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Watch as the sands take shape… A desert wind whispers of memory and regret An army marches high in the golden skies A traveller grows tired of seeing the end of the world A man no longer wants to be human A people run eternally from the rising sun In this evocative collection of short fiction Dirk Strasser shapes eighteen stories suffused by the sands of loss, understanding and redemption.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
Interzone #251 Mar - Apr 2014
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,840. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mar-Apr 2014’s ebook issue of the 2013 British Fantasy Award winning magazine has new stories by Greg Kurzawa, John Grant, Suzanne Palmer, Karl Bunker, Tracie Welser, Gareth L. Powell plus the usual features; Ansible Link; Mutant Popcorn; Future Interrupted & Laser Fodder. Book reviews have Simon Ings, Joanne M. Harris, Ian McDonald, Tim Lees, Greg Egan, Gareth L. Powell and Peter Watts in focus.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering readers twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining. Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories that range from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.
Sky-Tinted Waters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sky-Tinted Waters is an anthology of stories by the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group. You'll find stories featuring: Rampaging steam-powered constructs Bioengineered killer squirrels Military serums filled with nanotech A demon who pounces on mispronounced words An invisible flying pony And fourteen more tales of adventure, enchantment, humor, terror, magic and science gone wro
Souvenirs From Other Worlds
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,910. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Post-hurricane mystery and zombies. An epic ski race on another planet. Rusalka, Laamia, and other monsters. Unicorns and stories of love, loss, and betrayal. A collection of short fiction by Annie Bellet, written in attendance at the Clarion Writer's Workshop in San Diego, California. Contains bonus material such as author notes, submission stories, and quotes from classmates.
Agilka
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Barely two days later it was lost, power failure after an awkward landing being cited as the reason. Eighteen years on and the much criticised return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A short story.
Altered Genesis
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Amara Scott's world has been turned upside down. The world is under attack, and she and her new friends must run to survive. With her father gone, and three new friends to protect, can Amara survive this altered world.
Immortal and the Madman
Series: The Immortal Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,120. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a nice quiet trip to the English countryside to cope with the likelihood that he has gone a little insane, Adam meets a man who definitely has. The madman’s name is John Corrigan, and he is convinced he’s going to die soon. He may be right. Because there’s trouble coming, and unless Adam can get his own head together in time, they may die together.
Shadow Dreams
Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won't be the only thing he loses.
The Spacer's Blade & Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,990. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
From a prison break gone wrong to a young girl stowed away on an alien vessel to a super mall orbiting Pluto, this collection of three short stories and one novelette spans the spectrum of Science Fiction.
The Cat Wore Electric Goggles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,650. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This book is not entirely serious, and it's not entirely not serious. There’s only one cat (briefly) mentioned in the whole book, velociducks do not hunt in packs around English village ponds, and the Moon landing actually cost England a lot more than two hundred and fifty quid. Think Ealing comedy written by tweed-cap chaps in white laboratory coats, some of whom were on psychotropic substances.
Tales of the Elastic Limit - Twelve Epic Fables
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,740. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Not a sequel but a continuation, this third volume of the Elastic Limit series is a compilation of twelve intriguing short stories, all presented in Epic Fable form, that together convey the larger, hidden meaning of the elusive Elastic Limit of Time.
Mountainous Stretch of Wind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Etsuko delighted in meeting new aliens and learning of their cultures. Not as joyful was dealing with coworkers who viewed her as an odd little threat to their important experiments. Mountainous Stretch of Wind is a humorous SF story of learning to deal with unexpected circumstances and finding joy no matter what's thrown your way that you're sure to love.
Stranded
Series: The Mars Academy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On her first intergalactic mission, Cleo crash-lands on a watery wasteland of a planet and is left stranded. Two generations ago, Kai's people fled their home-world and now live beneath the murky oceans of a distant planet. When he 'hears' the cry of his destined mate, he goes to her rescue. Both discover more than another species: they find love.