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The Birdmen of Kor
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Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The bird men of Kor live in a brutal world that is very different in spite of its savage beauty. Whether it's hunting, mating or just soaring in the clouds, a strict hierarchy of status and merit is observed at all times. As for the females, they are a prized commodity. It's open season at all times. A short science-fiction fantasy.
Zeppelin Follies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a wacky world filled with advertising zeppelins, muffin-baking robots, and software-generated fiction, a writer finds herself pursued by heiress Mimsy and her ambitious servitor. This short story originally appeared in online magazine Crossed Genres and is reprinted in Rambo's collection, Near + Far.
Ms. Liberty Gets a Haircut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
What's a female superhero to do in the face of the everpresent patriarchy? In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Strange Horizons, Ms. Liberty, the mysterious X, Dr. Zenith Arcane, Zanycat, Rocketwoman, the Sphinx, and Kilroy team up to fight not just villains, but the forces of popular culture itself.
Contagion
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Her father told her he and the other men in the community were hunting a monster. After discovering the woman in the family barn, Jen has her doubts...
The Collected #9 NOTICE THE SARAH JANE
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Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Talk of stuff from Notice's past. He has a lot of past stuff so it comes up a lot. What I'm trying to say is get use to tangent side directions as the story goes forward.
The Smiths are Going to Jupiter: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a last ditch effort to save his dysfunctional family life, William Smith takes his wife and kids on a trip to the planet Jupiter, in this darkly comedic portrait of a futuristic society.
Saving the Grenlow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this SF short story, Jim Cable, a professional recovery expert for System Retrieval Inc., has been sent onto the Grenlow, a Morgan-class interplanetary transport, to stabilize it and bring it home. He scans and checks every space on the ship, but the engine room holds a mystery he and System Retrieval Inc. didn't bargain for.
Spoiled Lunch and Other Creepy Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,870. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Contains 8 creepy tales featuring everything from ghosts, psychics, and cannibals, to apocalyptic wastelands and government experiments gone wrong. In "Spoiled Lunch", a school boy tries to enjoy a snack in a dystopian future overrun with pests. In "The Accident", a drug runner hits a mysterious creature with his car and finds himself pursued by it. Plus 6 other stories to delight and disturb!
The Muver Series: Open
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Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
James Muver, to his horror, turned invisible a day after he turned 29. But now he can see the energy that surrounds everything, revealing to him feelings and motives of complete strangers. Desperate for the elusive key to visibility, Muver finds himself playing an unwilling ghost and angel. In this first of the series, Muver encounters unlikely goons and a possible doorway to a less lonely world.
Tales of Tomorrow
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 23,810. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by WDM Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From science fiction to the edge of fantasy, this collection of five short stories includes, two “right around the corner” tales (“Wakinyan’s Valley” and “Beneath and Beyond”), one far flung space odyssey (“Astromancer”), and two stories of future families (“Izzie” and “Spinning”).
Theme and Variations
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Katie’s world revolved around Matthew: her love, her music, her telecollaboration inventions, all focused on him. Even gone, Matthew still dominates Katie’s world. Her memories hold the key to his masterwork, he says. But memories sometimes play tricks. And sometimes, they hold the secret to truths long buried.
The Imp and Other Tales
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 76,880. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of short stories and novellas in the genres of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. This collection has a little of everything - humor, suspense, horrifying deaths, even a dragon and a vampire! The tales are rife with swordplay, sorcery, unearthly monsters, and evil masterminds, laser weapons, space ships, distant planets, and an evil empire. A mini-vacation for the mind.
Launch Pad
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,930. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Humanity is coming up against the limits of the physical world—but the imaginations of the writers in this anthology reach far beyond those boundaries. The Launch Pad Astronomy Seminar aims to bring more hard science into science fiction. These twelve stories look into our future and find humor, pathos, grand determination, and genuine courage.
Becoming Eagles - A Pennsylvania Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Becoming Eagles is a Pennsylvania Short Story, the first in a series that will be the backstory of one of Pennsylvania's most popular characters... the rough and tumble wildman named Eagles (Goa Eeguls!) Becoming Eagles is continued in the Tales from Pennsylvania with another short story... WILD EAGLES. Follow the boy who would become the man... Eagles, through his unexpected backstory.
Seeded
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Five years travelling faster than light in a colony transport goes slower than you think, but the credits are worth it. Captain Ona and her crew are ready to collect a tidy sum for delivering the Flock to Paradise. On the cusp of seeding the colony they encounter a force that will forever change them. This is what happens when science collides with fantasy.
My Atomic Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ricky Barnes is a young mechanic who happens to have a crush on a 300 foot teenage girl with an atomic bomb for a heart. Her name is Jenny, and she's Earth guardian angel against the giant beasts called Titans. But for Ricky, she's the girl he loves more than anything else in the world. But how could he ever get up the courage to tell her?
Missionary
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Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A tone deaf deep space astronomer discovers a catchy tune from beyond our galaxy and destroys the world.
Creature of the Deep
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A young girl finds herself face to face with a mystical sea creature that her father once assured was an old fish tale.
Static
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Death is supposed to be the final step in this world, and the first into the next. Jonathan is one poor soul that is lost between those steps, and he faces a force he cannot understand.
Jeremiah
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Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jeremiah has dealt with the Vanishings more than most in the Tower. And now he must deal with it again in this short story prequel to Aiden.