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The Scavenger
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You set the price! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Set in the near future, The Scavenger is a short, dark tale of a lone survivor in the wild wastelands of the future.
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Spindlebot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When her ship's shot down on a recon trip over Oxong, Eva Harris is stuck. No communication and no survival equipment. The guys who fired the shot are closing in. Eva's only hope is the little helper spindlebot. But it's already rushed away on a mission of its own. A science fiction story from the author of "Wake Vortex".
The Yggdrasil Codex
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Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this life there are a great many profound questions that have yet to be answered. In the short story The Yggdrasil Codex, two University researchers stumble upon an incredible secret encoded on ancient Scandinavian runestones. Their discovery leads them into the world of modern code-breakers and ultimately leads to a revelation with galactic consequences!
Endless Gateways: No. 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Endless doorways, each leading to another far away world. To deep space, where a brewing potion threatens a space station. To an evil corporation that takes away a girl’s life. To a necromancer’s library, where a novice can start all kinds of trouble. A compilation of short fantasy stories by M T Occhio, Claudia Blood, and D. Anthony Brown—of past lives and alternate realities, of far away worlds
Spoutnik - Projet Bradbury, #49
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Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: French. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Après une rentrée tumultueuse dans l'atmosphère, Sergueï, un cosmonaute russe pour qui l'espace est un sacerdoce depuis sa prime enfance, atterrit par miracle dans une zone inconnue, loin de la cible prédéfinie par la base. Désorienté, il s'extrait du module et cherche quelqu'un pour l'aider.
Chop Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Even a minor change can have long range consequences.
Warachnids
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You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.
Unlimited Class
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven-year-old Marnie Sandburg likes to make really complicated things. She's building a soap box derby racer, but she has to hide most of her work because her parents don't know she's entered to race in the Unlimited Class. Marnie's got lots of secret gizmos for her racer, including an artificial inertia generator. And now her Mom has told her she has to accept the help of an assistant . . .
Beauty
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A jaded rock star, who's lost the will to live, reaches a transcendent point. Which direction will his life take?
A Probationary Effect: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 2
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Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Taya is finally released from her probationary status as a Contractor and can't wait to dig into a more challenging assignment. However, the covert nature of this particular work has her second-guessing her new boss's ethics and the validity of the contract. Will Taya be complicit in a crime and risk losing everything she's trained for?
From A View: A Flash Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Natalya stares at the man from a distance, admiring his clothes, personal tastes and dancing style while pondering two questions: what would it be like to meet him and will she be able to kill him? Length is approximately 1,000 words. This story is also available in the bundled collection, “Payday: 5 Flash Stories,” for $1.99.
Hostile Encounter
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You set the price! Words: 3,580. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A routine flight of a lone interplanetary pilot turns deadly when his vessel is assaulted in the far reaches of space by an extraterrestrial predator. Without aid, and without a plan, he must face what mankind has never faced before. Short, yet thrilling, Hostile Encounter is perfect for any lover of classic Sci-Fi.
Matrioska
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Price: Free! Words: 6,450. Language: Italian. Published: July 18, 2014 by DunwichEdizioni. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Un gioco di incastri e sovrapposizioni collega insieme una scrittrice bloccata da una tormenta, un magnate giapponese e una casalinga con il debole per la filosofia. Tra neve, silicio e arrosti alle prugne, una sola tra le varie identità farà luce su contenuti e contenitori di questa Matrioska.
Eternally
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Price: Free! Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man goes to great lengths to be reunited with his missing wife, only to experience a fate far worse than death. Eternally.
Retrograde
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Imagine a world where we can regain our youth. But there is always a price. In the future, everything is recycled.
The Traveler
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You set the price! Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As soon as small town librarian and aspiring novelist Valentine Parker meets Thomas Jefferson, she knows he’s different. He doesn’t even look like anyone she’s ever seen before. As she gets to know him, she realizes she’s right. He’s different, very different. As she tries to figure out exactly what is so different about him she finally finds the words for her novel.
SFS1 - Science Fiction Short Stories
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Series: SFS - Science Fiction Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,460. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
SFS1 is a collection of riveting science fiction short stories. What role does science play? From contacting celebrities from beyond the grave to teleportation to recording dreams, SFS1 tells the stories of the lucky and sometimes unlucky individuals who invent or come across these technologies. Filled with twists and turns, SFS1 is a collection you simply cannot pass up.
Death To Democracy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After Dirk Beretta, ex- poster boy for the Space Marines, saves the Winterbotham Nachos heiress from a fate worse than death in the Space Weasel kibble factories, a romantic cruise around the galaxy with her looks like a well-earned rest. But Royalist revolutionaries on the Planet Of The Squid have other ideas.
Cogito Ergo Sum
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Price: Free! Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"...you never wonder how you’ll react to a defining moment in history until you experience it for yourself..." Gareth Young makes a tweak to the most powerful experiment on earth based on just a hunch. The result is a revelation of the most profound, but is all it seems to be?