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Humanity Was Delicious
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Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Imagine you are the werewolf who ate the last human. What will you eat now? More importantly, how are you going to get off this alien ship?
The Jerks of Gleise 581e
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You set the price! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When humanity finally discovers intelligent life in our universe, we're in for a surprise - they're jerks!
Strange Science Fiction and Fantasy Omnibus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of thirty-eight science fiction and fantasy stories, many of them containing wry political stire similar to that of Jonathan Swift.
Where All Light is Left to Die
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,640. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Thirteen tales in all. Awakened from the mind of Robert S. Wilson. Ripped from their slumber and stretched across the fabric of space and time, silently screaming into the farthest reaches of the cold dead void... where all light is left to die. "Robert S. Wilson proves himself a master of the dark fantastic."—Tim Waggoner, author of LIKE DEATH and THE HARMONY SOCIETY
Resolutions: A Science Fiction Short Story Collection
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Resolutions is a collection of science fiction short stories written by Samuel James Richards. These are stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary situations, narratives which explore questions about the future of technology and humanity. Resolutions is all about the way things end. By the final conclusion, you will have smiled, shuddered, and will take away some food for thought.
An Elegant Gesture
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fortune teller, a bent, crippled old man, a post-apocalyptic setting—what could go wrong? In this intense short story, Nick Porter stretches his capable hand to science fiction.
From the Night
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Series: Infinite Horizons, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Eashana knew, to the core of her being, that something was wrong. Her sisters were never this silent. But as she drifted towards the airlock, silence echoing in her ears, she also knew that they might not survive this disaster even if they worked together. From the Night is a SF story of family, history and facing danger when your home becomes the greatest threat to your survival.
El coleccionista de puzzles
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Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Un puzzle de madera con unas propiedades extrañas que lo hacen paranormal.
Bridge Builder (Shimmer In The Dark)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nantosuelta left with the Asterean Space Fleet to search for a new world. Her companions rely on her skills to bridge the wormholes of space, but an encounter with an alien ship desecrates the fleet and wipes Nanto’s psychic abilities. Stranded, with starving creatures closing in all around them, Nanto must shed her old ways of thinking to fight a new battle. Survival.
Wyrd Worlds II
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Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original WYRD WORLDS rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!
I, Crimen: a short story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Triple Helix Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Walk into the light; find the darkness. In the wake of a violent act, a young boy is enslaved. He toils in the fields of an alien colony, never knowing what lies beyond the exotic horizon. He lives a horror his people had experienced generations ago. Many have died in the garden, but he has only grown stronger. When presented with the chance to be free, there's no reason to decline. Or is there?
eRATicated
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
We are routinely forced to examine the extinction of mankind from one cause or the other. This time it happened, but not like they told us it would. Our "end of the world" came from the most unlikely source. This vignette explores the day when civilization fell from the welcome eradication of the rat.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: The Worst of Both Worlds (Volume Eight)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Maintenance workers tend to a living ship with mental issues, a tentacled alien competes in her first triathlon on Earth, a man goes to the ends of the Earth and beyond for the perfect anniversary present, and a horny translator hopes to put the "contact" in an impending first contact. This delightfully twisted story collection is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Hidden Agendas
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story that shows how the destruction of a space ship could be much more than it appears.
Interlude 1.1
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Out on the edge of civilization anything and everything can happen--especially when you're not ready for it. When Jenny, the chief mechanic for the Bonnie Belle hops off to work a deal with the local black market she ends up bargaining for more than just fresh fruit. This short story is an installment in the "Tales from the Edge" universe, joining two prior novels, IN THE BLACK and IN THE VOID.
Worlds Less Traveled
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lawyers in space. An attorney at an off-world deposition faces a strange witness and an even stranger circumstance. But can his senses be trusted this far from Earth as his anti-psychotic field wanes? Don't miss this glimpse of humanity from the eyes of one of its troubled own as he struggles with adversity out among the worlds less traveled. A short story of science fiction and uncertainty.
Bond Beyond Measure
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Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story of a 5 year old boy, while on a passenger liner, finds himself in the middle of an adult war. This leads to an extraordinary encounter with an alien species.
Uncovering Truths: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 4
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now that Dezmind knows the truth about his past, he’s breached the Talian Compound in search of the key to his future. Dealing with the common citizens of Xannia’s largest city, Darzeth Prime, makes his search for the lost child difficult at best, impossible at worst. How much is he willing to risk to fulfil his destiny?
Sage Teon and the Fake Diamond Heist
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Series: Razia. Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sage has a problem. He's just been hired to steal a bunch of fake diamonds, but the fake rocks are protected by an impenetrable security system. Together with his crew, they'll defy gravity and cryptographic algorithms to finish the job.
Child of Words Issue 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published twice annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features fiction by Alexander F. Burns; Conda V. Douglas; Mira Desai; Willis Couvilier; Tony Haynes; Shane M. Gavin; Shaun O. McCoy; Clay Waters; and Robert Quinlivan; and poetry by L.B. Sedlacek and Daniel W. Galef.