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Singularity, California: Not If, When
You set the price! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the city of Singularity, California, humans co-exist with advanced machines called "helots". When human terrorists attack a party celebrating the unveiling of the newest helot prototype, Chief Security Officer Shell and reporter Angel Martinez must try to survive the night and discover the reasons behind the attack.
Apex Magazine - Issue 53
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Shira Lipkin, Mari Ness, Damien Angelica Walters, Kelly McCullough, Douglas Hulick, and Gary A. Braunbeck.
OtherPlace
Price: Free! Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Avery Rush is on an expedition into the moon's own version of the Bermuda Triangle - a mysterious region of the lunar surface where many a vessel has disappeared - though he is skeptical they'll find anything at all. But the fantastic world on the other side turns out to be full of surprises and dangers that may prove too much for this seasoned pilot who thought he'd seen it all...
Initiate
Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Painsharing: A Fable of the End of Days
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the far future the Earth is about to be consumed by its bloated red sun. What requiem should be offered for a dying world?
Herring Bones and Moon Rock
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An old miner reconnects with his sons. A dying man plans for the future. A man and his dog confront the inevitable. In these three short stories, Geoffrey W. Cole explores life on the moon, the quest for eternal life, and the perils of being an aviation mechanic during war time, all in fewer words than most people speak before lunch.
Tag-Alongs
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It was the vacation of a lifetime - the chance to experience a day in the life of a famous person from history - as a "hitchhiker" inside their mind. What could possibly go wrong?
The Treasure of Mars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien creature crawls in from the desert with talk of treaure.
The Martian Wave: 2014
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,110. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Martian Wave features stories about the exploration and colonization of space, with special emphasis on our solar system. In this issue, you'll find alien microbes and aliens that are like nothing you've ever imagined. You'll be taken to icy worlds, and the sands of Mars. You'll even get a look at Earth trying to regain its place in the stars.
Liberation
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What advice would you give your younger self? What if that advice destroyed your life? What if you could do it all again - only with greater challenges? One man's odd time-traveling alien abduction experience presents him with these questions, and more...
Le Trou De Babel
Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: French. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. Dans ce deuxième épisode, le funambule, en proie aux discours parsemés d'éclairs d'un vieux grec antique, apprend que la base de la communication n'est qu'un vide à combler.
The Heist – A Ten Minute Play
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Screenplays » Short, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Heist – A Ten Minute Play by Giri Vijayakumar. Four goons, a bank heist, a clone that has escaped a research facility and the security forces hunting it down. The play is an adaptation from The Heist and Transference, two short stories by Giri Vijayakumar. The Heist is a ten minute play available for royalty-free performances on stages worldwide.
The Fifth Di... March 2014
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Henry Brasater, Wayne Carey, G.O. Clark, and many more.
Wizard Model 2267
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A lonely robot, damaged and alone on a strange planet has lost his memory. While exploring the fantastic and war ravaged landscape he chooses to help it's woodland creatures, and in the process uncovers his violent and destructive purpose. Can a robot change? Wizard Model 2267 is a short story that combines elements of fantasy and steam punk to weave a rich and thought provoking tapestry.
Rapture Ready
Series: Dancing with Darwin, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Armageddon by insanity. Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. - law.com Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. - wikipedia
This Headhunter
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A professor of anthropology finds his peaceful life shattered the night an alien overlord shows up drunk on his lawn at three in the morning. As if that weren’t bad enough, the alien is brandishing a machete, a submachine gun, and the severed head of the dean of the business school. Then it turns out that the alien and the professor’s daughter are engaged to be married …
Switch
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jean Mitchell, deep cover agent for the Association, just got her cover blown. Now there's only one option: become someone else entirely by trading bodies with another agent. But the real trouble starts when she starts to fall for that other agent's fiancee...
Dogger, Forties, German Bight
Series: The Cuckoo Club Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Shipping Forecast - use it to set your receiver and your barometer readings, then settle down after the National Anthem and listen as a storm sweeps in across the North Sea towards England. A Cuckoo Club short story.
Tranquility, At Last
Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When man first landed on the moon, he almost didn't make it. What would have happened if he hadn't? Read on and find out.
Distant Machines
Price: $1.44 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Three short stories that speculate about the distant machines that may or may not influence mankind's future.