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The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge / For the Future
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two Short Stories- The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge: A new bio-weapon has the town of Rainbow Ridge under military quarantine, but some members of the community have no intention of waiting around to die. For the Future: A wounded veteran finds a group of likeminded people with plans to change the world.
Two Timing
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Series: Short short stories, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2070 words) A time travel story. A short science fiction story about what happens to a scientist when his prototype teleporter receiver receives something, even though the only transmitter is shut off. A slightly different version of this story appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction, Feb. 12, 2013.
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Full Circle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joss hates that her family’s farm has to be sold because of the economic crisis. She doesn’t really fit in with city life, and technology sometimes confuses her. Then, one night, something extraordinary happens which grants her dearest wish – but it also takes something just as precious away…
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass
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Series: Global Warming Fun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fun? Maybe not so much! In this sci-fi/fantasy short story, hapless home-owner Ed Rumsfeld is attacked by mutant man-eating insects. Thus begins a FREE series that will chronicle an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
Me and Susannah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Elly's girlfriend lives inside her head. That doesn't mean she isn't real. This 2400+ short story was first published by Crossed Genres in their #12 issue of 2009.
Lisa's Adventures
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Series: Lisa Herbert, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,510. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection assembles 6 short stories featuring Lisa Herbert, the title character of the novels Lisa’s Way and Lisa’s War. The first 4 stories take place between the novels; the other 2 take place after the events of Lisa’s War. These stories see Lisa going to new worlds and taking on new responsibilities as she helps rebuild interstellar society.
Fore Shadows: Escape 2169 (A Society in the Shadow of Civilization Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once he saved the Colony's population from a deadly virus, Dr. Samuel Marks knew the U.C.E. - United Continents of Earth - would find out he helped his friends accomplish their mission. But his tree was their only hope for survival; he had no other choice. Samuel did what had to be done, and now the only option he has left is to Escape 2169.
In Tartarus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The galaxy's sixth greatest thief is sent to Tartarus, a prison orbiting a black hole. What could possibly go wrong? A 3,000 word science fiction short story.
Balance III
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From brain implants to voracious plants, from local neighborhoods to distant stars, Sean Monaghan presents his third balanced collection of unusual science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories "Entangled", "Spindlebot", "Incident on Oleander", "Please Remain in Your Vehicle" and "Resisting Turbulence". Cover image by Victor Habbick.
The Salvage Job
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A veteran salvage diver finds something suspicious on one of his salvage dives.
Music Soaked
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Price: Free! Words: 15,900. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
8 short stories influenced by 8 albums.
Slipping Sideways: Three Stories
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Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 12,570. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Immersion Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three of Carmelo Rafala's acclaimed stories, includes: Repeat Performance, Slipping Sideways and The Madness of Pursuit, the Desire of Lonely Hearts. Introduction by Mercurio D Rivera.
Serendipity
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Price: Free! Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Ancient Secrets Klub gathers at a plain dinner table, yet their efforts often reach across the globe, and sometimes beyond. A lot can happen over a tasty Italian meal.
Εφτά στιγμές στο χωροχρόνο
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: Greek. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Εφτά διηγήματα επιστημονικής φαντασίας αλληλένδετα μεταξύ τους.
The Distance of Destiny: Rescension
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young scientist, philosopher, and spiritual man by the name of Harvey Deray takes the greatest risk of his life. By the use of an advanced machine, creating precise frequencies, Harvey alters unobserved crystals back into light to restore his ailing heart. But the power has given him too much of an insight and now he must face the "demons" within reality.
Omega and Alpha & Rest My Brothers
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Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
OMEGA AND ALPHA: damaged by a too-close encounter, the ship is limping home to Earth…but will there be time? REST, MY BROTHERS: the last expedition to Mars is ready to come home…but where is home?
Nightmares and Premonitions
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,980. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Vengeful knights, homicidal Martians, rebellious robots, violent gang wars, a haunted cemetery, and giant monsters. All of this, in an unbelievable collection of strange and frightening stories. Within these pages you will find tales of revenge, tragedy, prejudice, and fear.
False Webs
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Price: Free! Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
False Webs is the prequel to Tangled Webs. When Valerie meets Joruzan, her perfectly ordered world is rocked. Even though she's sure she's too old for any of this kind of nonsense, she's enchanted and drawn to the charismatic Ba'Tuan. Where will it lead?