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Alt Hist Issue 1: The Magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History
Series: Alt Hist, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 29,840. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2010 by Alt Hist Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alt Hist is the new magazine of Historical Fiction and Alternate History. The first issue of Alt Hist features six short stories: “The Silent Judge” by David W. Landrum “Easter Parade, 1930” by Rob McClure Smith “Holy Water” by Andrew Knighton “Lament for Lost Atlanta” by Arlan Andrews “The Bitterness of Apples” by Priya Sharma “Travelling by Air” by Ian Sales
The Insanity of Zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
When an unforeseen event brings about the end of the world, a powerful artificial intelligence is born.
Richard
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.
The Stick
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: American English. Published: December 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An elderly American Indian recants an event that happened to him when he was a young boy.
Replay
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Trading, fighting, even just surviving in the depths of space is full of hardship and unseen dangers. A thousand things can go wrong at any time in a hostile universe that seems bent on your destruction. Worse than that, things aren’t always what they seem.
The Colony
Price: Free! Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lieutenant Jack Strong leads his team of elite marines to a distress beacon in the far reaches of colonization. Expecting faulty equipment, they instead find themselves in the first stages of war against a species similar to mythical demons. The Colony is a fantastic short story of military warfare and science fiction, with an ending that will leave you questioning everything.
Upon A Midnight Clear
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Regret
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The invention of the Emoticator promises to free mankind from regret, but is that really such a great idea?
Death and Taxes
Price: Free! Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2012 by Valerie D Kirkwood. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eight short stories covering the range from mythical through fantasy to inter-dimensional, and more! Thought-provoking commentary on altruism, greed and politics. Witty, pithy and pointed, these stories will please many different tastes.
Falling Stars
Series: Epsilon Universe, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,730. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gattica Province died five years ago and sparked a war between the Earth Federation and the Epsilon Alliance. Cat Anders left E-Fed service after she learned the truth about the attacks on her home, defecting to the Alliance as a fighter pilot. She thinks she's alone in the universe. She's about to find out exactly how wrong she is...
The Novagem
Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
An odd young man is smitten by an antique store clerk. During one of his awkward attempts at wooing her, the young man comes across a book on the 1915 San Francisco Pan-Pacific Exposition that will overturn his notion of reality and inspire him to join forces with a secret organization hell-bent on proving that the sun is not a star.
Schism
Price: Free! Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An Oolite short story - Lumbering through the depths of space are the Generation Ships; huge self contained transports driving between the stars at sublight speeds in the midst of thousand year journeys to populate new planets. After 30 generations, a staggering and devastating truth is revealed to the occupants of one such ship…
The Ten Second Time Traveller
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.27 from 11 reviews)
Extremely short story about the problems with time travel. Recently (October 5th 2012) I was in the pub with Mick Carter discussing short story writing. As the conversation got to what could be achieved with the shortest amount of words, yet be able to still tell a reasonably decent story we decided to set a challenge for ourselves and write a story in around 500 hundred words or less.
The Baby - a short story
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Ellie Simmons lost the love of her life, her husband Daniel. And now, two years later, baby Daniel is born -- a clone of the man she lost. But human cloning is illegal, and Ellie must be very, very careful. . . .
Immaculate Misconception
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Religious, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The mysterious Shroud of Turin has provoked controversy for centuries. Many believe it is the authentic burial cloth of Christ. Many believe it is a forgery. What if, however, there could be a final proof beyond any doubt that it was genuine? What if that proof went terribly, horribly wrong for us all? If you were told such a story by a barely glimpsed stranger, would you, should you, believe it?
Sarah
Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Set in the near future, police technician Ethan Pollard crosses paths with a beautiful Human Analog Bio-robotic. She’s on the run and has a head full of fragmented memories of a life she’s never lived. Only H.A.Bs don’t run away and they certainly don’t have some stranger’s memories.
De Schaal van Offerande
Price: Free! Words: 10,190. Language: Dutch. Published: February 25, 2012 by Uitgeverij Verschijnsel. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Een virtuele wereld die echter is dan de alledaagse realiteit. Maar ja, wie wil er nu realiteit? Een patiënt gaat op stap voor het eerst in lange tijd. Maar wie weet er na al die tijd nog waarom hij patiënt was? Paul van Leeuwenkamp stelt ongemakkelijke vragen en de antwoorden zijn misschien niet wat we willen horen...
Chiton
Price: Free! Words: 11,970. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a love story about a guy that has never in his life been able to do anything quite right. Now the girl of his dreams has gotten him involved in a war with the giant aliens. If it means being able to spend more time with her, then he's OK with that. But how do you fight a war against an enemy that is so much more powerful than you that they don't even know about the war?
Graceful Blur
Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 ยท The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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