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Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend
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Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.33 from 12 reviews)
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend is a stand alone short story. Joshua is a manager at FishBurgers who walks home alone every evening. One night, he comes across an unusual blue-haired woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. Sometimes love can be a little quirky, sometimes it can be a lot quirky.
Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History
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Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977. I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change. I h
Second Honeymoon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
Healthy or Else
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Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A speculative satire about the health care industries assuming dictatorial powers in a recognizable near future society. Healthy or Else tells the story of one family's brush with the health care regime and what happens to these good people. The trends are in play; the future may not be as far away as you think.
Dust
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Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 12 reviews)
Billionaire adventurer Stan Owens has everything, success, fame, all the luxury money can buy... until a plane crash leaves him stranded in the desert. Alone in a hostile environment, he makes a horrifying discovery in the desert wastes. This is a frightening new short story by Robert Williams, the acclaimed author of "Peculiar, MO."
Small Graces
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Price: Free! Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.56 from 9 reviews)
Grace crash lands on an alien world to discover she's not alone. Short science fiction story. About 1100 words. Free.
When Man-Made
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Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Life within the dome is comfortable, secure and predictable.What lies on the outside is the unknown; the work of the other creator.Lara, a young woman on the verge of a bright future in her world is suddenly confronted by the very thing she fears, but is more than curious about. Two worlds collide in this sci-fi short where significant choices are made and long forgotten promises are fulfilled.
"Emily's Fifth Birthday" & "Alternative Medicine"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two literary science fiction short stories about women making difficult life choices. The A side, "Emily's Fifth Birthday" was a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. The B side, "Alternative Medicine," was originally published in Alternative Coordinates.
Faster Than Light: The Fallen Goddess
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Price: Free! Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
The first in a series of short stories about the I.S.S. Fenghuang, the last faster-than-light starship in the galaxy, and its crew of rebels determined to reunite humanity.
The Adventures of Ray the Robot
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Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ray the possibly malfunctioning robot has his work cut out for him with a master like Brian, a man prone to putting his foot in it and who attracts trouble like a magnet. Ray is forced time and again to bail Brian out of his predicaments; whether it is naval press-gangs or green alien princesses. Whatever it is, you can be sure Ray has a cutting word or two to say about their adventures.
Ambition
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Series: Perception. Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Elle Strauss. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
AMBITION is a short story prequel to PERCEPTION, capturing the beginning of Noah and Zoe’s story from Noah’s POV. 5k = approximately 20 pages
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
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Series: Slab City Blues, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to the Slab. A vast orbiting slum where rats grow big and sweat falls in rain. In the sequel to Slab City Blues, an old enemy embroils recently widowed Inspector Alex McLeod in the hunt for a kidnapped girl. With no leads he finds himself reluctantly seeking help from drug dealer and fellow war veteran Madame Choi. But can he really trust her?
The Giving Plague
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Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons.
Redtooth
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Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawn shop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.
Horror Vacui
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Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
121-31-986... 121-31-986... In an infinite universe, people can only do so much to fill the empty spaces. Three stories of solitary wandering lead the people within to purposes they never imagined before.
The Rose of Desire
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three science-fiction stories by Kenneth Burstall
Re:union (Free Science Fiction eBook Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Re:union is a previously unreleased science fiction short story by Eric Liu, author of the science fiction novel Terrene: the hidden valley. Part disaster story and part romance, Re:union is a thrilling and touching exploration into the very meaning of humanity.
Robotto
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Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: Dutch. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Het is de tijd dat het leven op de Veranderde Aarde alleen maar verliezers kent. En soms, heel soms, een enkele -soort van- winnaar.
The Bones of the Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
The Bones of the Sea - a scifi short story. Myasi has been contracted to destroy an obstruction in the shallow seas of Ulto Marinos. But her attempt to do so reveals something more beneath the surface ...
2012
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Series: Science Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.71 from 7 reviews)
Everyone said it's the last day of Earth and went outside and waited.