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Space Danger! First Sweep (Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Set before the events of 'Space Danger! The Deadly Planet of Death!' a viable planet for colonization needs a first sweep to see if there is anything there that might be rather violently annoyed by the intrusion.
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
Drifter
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Price: Free! Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When an ancient Ark ship from the early days of galactic exploration and colonisation is discovered drifting in close orbit around Concorde 5 the experienced salvage crew of the Southern Cross are called in to investigate. When the salvage crew arrives they soon discover this is no ordinary salvage mission.
The Mason Procedure
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Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A conveyor belt of warm bodies brings a constant stream of eager new young volunteers to fill the dangerous jobs in space. Every day is lived on the edge of danger where the slightest slip will find them in harms way.
Star Wars: A Certain Point of View
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Price: Free! Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A series of short stories based on the characters I have written in my two novels. Those that have read Star Wars: Awakening and Star Wars: Split Horizons will enjoy learning more about these characters. If you haven't read my novels, they're on smashwords so enjoy them as well!
Interrogation (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Vincent Malick takes great pleasure in something terrible: Killing. He's good at it, and gets paid well. But his newest job is a little different, and things are about to spiral out of his control. Soon he will discover the awful truth that what he sees is only the surface of something much more dreadful.
Sci-fi Shorts
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A fascinating and engaging collection of Science fiction short stories, all made up of of 400 words or less. For those times when you have just a few minuites spare and want to escape the grind of daily life and have somthing else to get your teath into.
iWitness
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Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Flash Fiction science fiction. Told in first person, a woman runs through streets filled with sentinel cyborgs. She struggles to cope with the recent invasion and a long forgotten memory.
The Midnight Shift
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Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A serial killer is on the loose. He's taken adults, children and even animals.
Fledglings
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Series: Resurrection: Beginnings, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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A recruiter on a mission meets two boys with secrets in a country torn by decades of civil war.
Home At Last
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A humorous science fiction short story about an impetuous young woman who decides to change our world. Despite being an alien, she has a human quality that people relate to.
The 53rd Attempt
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Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Keep trying until you succeed, no matter what you are attempting. Even if it's the attempt to discover time travel. Better luck next time, perhaps?
The Things They Collected
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Tim Scudder collects things. Magazines, newspapers, tools, you name it. But one day Tim discovers the premiere issue of a new magazine is the next must-have. There's just one problem. He can't seem to get his hands on it.
Sci Fi Stories - Volume 1 - Tramp
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Series: 20 Sci Fi Stories, Vol. 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
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These three stories take place aboard the Star freighter, Orion feature ship's Officer, Harry Dondero. "Tramp" was published in Analog Magazine's March, 1998 issue by "David Alexander" as author - approx. 9,000 words. "Emerald Eyes" has not been previously published - approx. 6,900 words. "The Human Dress" was published in Analog in March 2003 by "David Alexander" as author. Length 9,700
A Diary of Plants
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Price: Free! Words: 9,130. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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What happens when the line between human and machine is crossed? What happens when the machines are implanted into humans? When does a human become a machine and a machine a human? Where is the line drawn? This short story explores this.
The Enemy in the Mirror
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Onda Mountain Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Ellane Williams bitterly hates the aliens who are invading the Earth, but when she takes a stand against them she gets more than she bargained for. Join Ellane as she struggles with an unwelcome metamorphosis, an unwanted new identity, and the end of life as she knows it. To survive, we must all fight not to become the evil we oppose...
Star Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
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One day people will live on the Moon, will build there homes and schools and children will grow up in a strange world where the blue and white Earth hangs in the black skies. But children will always be children. The book contains three stories: - Star Children - The Lost Marble - Snow for Christmas. It's a book for those who dream of the stars.
Cold Comfort
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Love can outlast hard times and absent times. But can it outlast the universe itself? This story took first place in the 8th annual short story competition at sfreader dot com.
Advisors at Naptime
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Carol wants a nap. Carol needs a nap. And no one will let her have one because she’s important. She’s important because the grown-ups believe she’s an average five-year-old. Average five-year-olds have uses for bad guys who want to conquer the world. Only no one realizes that Carol isn’t average. Carol’s smart. And tired. And will do anything to get her nap. Includes bonus story, What Fluffy Knew
Mirror Target
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Gambler Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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Framed for crimes he didn’t commit, Markus is on the run. His plan - to melt into the crowds at Way Station Forty Two (halfway up the space elevator) - is derailed when, on a passing shuttle, he spots a familiar face -- his own face! Caught up in a conspiracy theory he doesn’t remember and with assassins closing in the one thing Markus knows for sure is that his time is running out!