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The Story of Sarah and Hagar
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Price: Free! Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story is a tale of caution based on the Old Testament and modern genomics about the possibility and horror of a Genecaust.
Bug - Projet Bradbury, #51
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Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 6,450. Language: French. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ce n'est pas parce que son assistant vient de lui faire la pire saloperie de sa carrière que Linus Kernstein va s'en laisser conter : le chef de service a du pain sur la planche et ce n'est pas le bruit des dents qui rayent le parquet qui va le déconcentrer aujourd'hui. Mais quand il réalise que l'entreprise pour laquelle il s'échine depuis des années cherche à l'évincer, sa patience s'érode.
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,530. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Philippine Speculative Fiction Vol. 1 is the first of several anthologies that feature magic realism next to sci-fi; traditional fantasy beside slipstream; imaginary worlds mingling with alternate history—proving that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines. Stories from this series have been part of the Honorable Mentions list from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror.
A Bottle of Storm Clouds
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Alternate realities, goddesses in modern society, flesh trade in dystopic future—these are but some of the ideas to have sprung from writer Eliza Victoria. In A Bottle of Storm Clouds, Victoria’s first compilation of short fiction, her subjects are a mottled bunch; her characters, of all walks of life; her approaches, from all directions. But her stories all boil down to one question: “What if?”
The Last Evolution S 1 Ep 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 490. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As artificial intelligence grows humanity has one more chance to grow into its better self.
Apex Magazine Issue 63
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Apex Publications. 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.
The Sirens' Last Lament
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mankind shows no mercy to those of the Black Sun Temple. For those cultists who warn those alien sirens are mankind's doom jeopardize the melodies those creatures share with humankind. But that zeal for justice blinds mankind's empathy, until the executioners attending to their duty upon Ganymede push too far and ruin any chance to some day sing alongside those incredible sirens mesmerizing man.
Thieves on the Long Dark Road
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In this short story, thieves are coming to steal a planet’s last chance for survival. Only one guardian remains to stop them.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Canine Chronicles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Angel Favazza has turned her attention to humanity's best friend: the dog. Thrill as Fido chases down bones in free-fall. Chill as Rover pulls off a daring rescue. And cheer as Mighty Mongrel romps for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Okay, maybe I got a little excited with this write-up. Just buy the book, and enjoy the read. I did. ~ Alban Lake
Child of Spring
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Series: Mouse and Snake, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Ben's terraced garden, cut high into the mountainside, was his joy, source of his family's food. Twenty years had taught him every nook and cranny, leaving few surprises until the cool spring day he found an abandoned toddler by the blackberry bushes. Child of Spring is a tender story of family, the bonds forged by working the earth together and the inevitability of death even in the far future.
Ch05En: Episode 5
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He was the first, and he's come back to collect his gems and stop the other Sorrows. Can he succeed before their plan is complete, or will the bad guys win this time?
Sirens Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Stanton, a former space marine, came to the Alpha Centauri system to seek a new life. What he found was Selize, a beautiful, telepathic Centaurian and a place among the crew of the Helios Ark free merchant vessel. Having survived his first deep space mission, John embraces his new life. But it comes at a price – a dangerous new enemy who will stop at nothing to see them imprisoned or killed.
Annihilating the Past
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
An interview with the man who permanently erased the line between entertainment and brainwashing.
Adventure Club
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Hays is a very peaceful man in a very peaceful world. When he digs into the conflicted past, he discovers some very unsettling things about humanity...and he also discovers Anjelle, who will give him a closer look at the unsettling elements of humanity's past than he'd like. Adventure Club is a short story of about 1200 words.
Cry of the Wampus Cat
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,270. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Lasaria Creative Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In Catawba County, Virginia, three young women have been viciously murdered. Detectives Grace McKnight and Luke LaFlame have the unenviable task to determine who or what is responsible for the horrific killings. Some people say the legendary Wampus Cat is inflicting its vengeance on the community. Is it just an old Appalachian myth? Or could it be true? Find out in this thriller by Joel Eden.
The Wolves Will Come
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How will you answer when they are at your door? The Tribe is leaving their world for a new home, but Bear is too old to make the journey. It is of no real consequence – neither is it in him to run from his enemies, nor to abandon his heart’s home. He waits for the Exiled to find him - but will age and the wolves get to him first? "The Wolves Will Come" is a speculative fiction short story.
Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
There are many ways to see many places in this vast and varied world. Seattle is no exception. Nestled along Elliot Bay as the shining star of the Great Northwest, and always at the forefront of technology, coffee, music, e-commerce, and aviation, the Puget Sound’s Finest is proud to bring you the latest in city exploration, the one of a kind, Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours.
The Machine Is Working
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Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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When The President says something he needs to forget in a hurry then it's time to send him to The Machine. But how can the world be sure he's really forgotten that vital detail?
Wildfire
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Series: Grey Smoke, Book 1. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eryk Grey had a good life, a successful brewery, a beautiful girlfriend and everything he ever wanted. One full moon will change everything, bring up reminders of a past he can’t forget, and promising a future he is determined to prevent.