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Immunity to Strange Tales
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Series: Great Canadian Short Spec, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 23, 2012 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of 12 short stories by one of Canada's rising stars of speculative fiction.
Murphy's Loss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn't bother to ask why she was selected. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control--what happens if something goes wrong?
Dormant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Reality fragments time,are you dreaming or are you awake.Everything keeps changing and you struggle to keep up. Perhaps you find out too late that you are going to die today
Stone Age
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story was first published in the June, 2011 issue of Analog Science Fiction magazine. It also appears in slightly different form in the novel, "The Chara Talisman". While archeologist Hannibal Carson explores ruins on a distant planet, seeking evidence of ancient spacefarers, what he finds -- and what or who finds him -- is unexpected.
Homecoming - Flash Fiction by Seth Daniels
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You set the price! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man is on his way home from a space mission vital to the survival of humanity.
Better Than Sex
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it... or will it? It's hard to imagine anything 'better than sex' but this duo found it. Now what?
Squirrels in Frankfurter Highlight
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Price: Free! Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fourteen year old Jing and her brother,fifteen year old Gyp Crawler, do whatever they must to survive in a place that is like "Vegas for Children." A place where enlistment-officers cruise for runaways to send off planet to labor camps. A place where the nice people in town want to buy children's glands and organs to stay young.
Sparks - Tales from the Provinces
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Price: Free! Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Welcome to the Provinces. This anthology contains 6 flash-fiction stories set within an engaging steampunk sci-fi style world. You will meet key players in my upcoming novels, both heroes and villains, as they struggle through important moments in their lives. These backstory snapshots help lay the groundwork for things to come. This is an excellent introduction to my work. Enjoy the journey!
Slip Drive
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Kavlin Yearsling pushes his device--the Slip Drive--to human trials, with devastating results.
Possibility - A SUM Inspired Story
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Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens after you die? Instead of nothing, or heaven, you discover a world where every possible you who ever lived exists in a world made entirely of you.
Blowing Bubbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say that if you're tired of VR, you're tired of life... and Marv has been getting very tired of the daily grind. Will the Next New Thing prove to be his salvation? Or will it be his demise?
Cavanaugh's Cure
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
A madman has destroyed the human race, leaving only a remnant alive to glorify him for until the end of time. Cavanaugh's Cure is the story of a boy becoming a man in the society which grew out of that destruction.
Regaining Composure
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Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Kyuki was alone. Or at least it really felt that way. Living in a world without any friends or parents is tough, and to the young star-gazer, it simply wasn't a world worth living in. That is, until Kyuki meets Fiz. However, Fiz is... very.. different, so to speak.
Friend of Tragon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A local mechanic goes to the aid of an extra-terrestrial whose terrain module has been damaged in a collision with a kangaroo.
The Secret Frequency
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Jack Ellis had aged well. Although that was nothing new; not now. Everyone aged well these days. Looking from his perch down at burning city below he mused that aging well was no longer the problem, no need for moisturisers or multi-vitamins. Living well was the challenge nowadays. And it was all his fault.
Space Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by The Eastjesus Company. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is more to being a space man than rockets. Find out in this amusing romp across time and reality while a boy and girl grow up between Sputnik and the Singularity and a young man discovers his destiny.
Family Forward (a story from Time, emiT, and Time Again)
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Series: Time, emiT, and Time Again, 1.7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Modern Evil Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This single short story follows a couple who seem to have been together forever, who want to be able to create children of their own, and who will stop at nothing to do so. Involving stem cell research, cloning, mind control, human sacrifices, eventual success ...and what comes after, this story isn't afraid to touch on sensitive issues to get where it wants to go, or to take things even further.
Not The Droids
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As Austin ages, society increasingly frowns on direct human interaction in favor of telepresence androids. When his unfashionably in-person wife dies and his family moves on, will he be alone forever?
The Keepers
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The Keepers KP Mallory is one of the last refuges after the sickness. Once a teaching hospital, the 'Keep' provides a safe haven for residents of Rocky River to escape the 'Vengers who prey upon them. Time is running out to find a cure for the sickness, and those who are already infected with a more familiar strain are forced into position of immunity... but at what cost?
Hyde
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A plague has swept through Detroit; something the locals call "Solitary". The disease leaves its victims void of empathy, sympathy and eventually all emotion at all. Soon the blood lust takes place and the final stage turns the infected into zombies. For Elizabeth, its a race to find Dr. Jake Hayle, the only person known to have a cure. But Hyde is lurking in the shadows ready to take another...