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Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
Apex Magazine Issue 64
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Glitch X 7
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a nanotech attack destroys the town of Conifer, Washington, Gabriel Marte is the only man left alive.
Return to Gray's World
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Series: Space and Speculation, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The exploration of the strange alien world QJZ is complete but what has been learned makes no sense. The Empire dismisses this intelligence and moves against it. Will they succeed this time to conquer the world or regret it?
TV Times
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
As television gets more and more stations, you'll find there's less and less worth watching any more. Just pray that one day your TV doesn't start watching YOU!
Now I Sleep (A Novella Series): Book Five
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Series: Now I Sleep, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Delylah and Sadie - two teenage girls that have nothing in common, yet share a connection that spans space and time. When their worlds collide, what will it mean for them? Will they discover the truth of who they really are? Only one will survive to face the future. This is the fifth in a series of novellas that tells about their journey.
Artifact
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Noon wishes fate would give him a break. He's survived an attack from an ancient robot and just wants to go home. Also his body might be dying, and he's stranded in the middle of nowhere. He should really know better by now. This short story takes place in a lush, overgrown post apocalyptic world where the majority of the population are descendants of genetic experiments and have strange powers.
Shifting Sands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Nathan has never felt like he fits into his adopted family or his opal-mining community in the South Australian desert. Then he finds an abandoned mineshaft and discovers something much more incredible than opal potch. But now that he knows exactly who and what he is, and why he doesn’t fit in, he has a choice to make. A choice which will change his life forever…
A Cloak of Glass
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the darkest streets of Japan, pieces are being set in motion... The world holds it breath; the clouds of war are gathering. Twin sisters Saga and Shaaya have business deep in the slums of Tankenkuro, one of the most dangerous cities on earth. The twins will need every ounce of psychic power they can muster if they are to survive the night. It isn't just the humans that are watching...
Nautilus Log: A New Discovery
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Nemo returns to the ruins of Atlantis when a strange ship rises from the broken remains and challenges the Nautilus. In search of answers, Nemo takes off after the ship into the blackness of the Baltic Sea.
Flash Fiction Online - August 2014
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
”On the Fly” by Alison McBain. Jorge struggle both in and out of the kitchen. “Kitsune no Yomeiri” by Ashe Thurman. A husband’s attempt to embrace his wife’s culture goes painfully awry. James Aquilone’s, “6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart” is a humorous stab at office romance. An editorial by Anna Yeatts. Original artwork by Rich Ware.
The Collected Short Stories of Kediak
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Lions, kukanku, and bears oh my! Follow the ice age trader/adventurer Kediak as he travels around the Middle Lands and encounters a legendary hunter, unique species, and cannibals, all with a backdrop of prehistoric cultures and the bitter extremes of the ice age.
Es war einmal auf einer Wolke
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Price: Free! Words: 7,720. Language: German. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
High in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet, strange creatures live out their lives in the sky. An alien perspective on youth, old age, life, the universe, and everything. Hoch oben in der Atmosphäre eines Gasgiganten führen seltsame Kreaturen Ihr Dasein in den Lüften. Eine fremdartige Perspektive auf die Jugend, das Alter, Leben, das Universum und Alles.
Artificial Love Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories of the different kinds of love between artificial beings and humans: unrequited / obsessive / almost happily ever after?
His Brother's Keeper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dell Roja, one more underemployed brown man living in the wilds of Los Angeles, wakes up one morning to find everything he knew suddenly ripped away. The world around him, alike in many ways, is yet starkly different from his own, and there's something distinctly strange about the pallid young man who comes to his rescue.
Cyber: Spanish version - en Español
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: Spanish. Published: August 26, 2014 by Web of Life Solutions. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
El flujo de datos ininterrumpido trae palabras e imágenes juntos en una pantalla. Dos seres dentro de la secuencia de datos: el cibermundo. Un cuento. Ciencia ficción. Spanish version - en Español. Traducido de la versión original en Inglés.
A new way of counting sheep
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Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When counting sheeps becomes more than the regular method to sleep.
Possibility - a SUM inspired story
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Price: Free! Words: 750. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Devlin Maycare in The Caverns of Fire and Snow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Professor Jessica Doric is hired by a famed adventurer/womanizer Lord Devlin Maycare to run his new pet project, The Maycare Institute of Xeno Studies. Her job: to locate alien artifacts before Warlock Industries, an unscrupulous mega-corp, can steal them away.