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Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Out in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them. And the one who will leave them behind. Because, old or young, all heroes must perish. A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny. Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story.
Robin H00d 2.0
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Jen Greyson. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SHORT STORY With a curmudgeonly attitude, Mavis upgrades her fax machine to a fandangled thingamajigger with more buttons than she needs and an attitude she didn't expect. After a botched installation, strange things start happening to her devices and Mavis becomes a n00b hacker with a dark secret.
Wiped
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Jen Greyson. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SHORT STORY Memories can be exchanged with a touch, discarded with a swipe. Trust no one.
El guardián de la fantasía
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Price: Free! Words: 43,540. Language: Spanish. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Antología de relatos de Carlos Moreno. Incluye relatos de ciencia ficción, fantasía, terror, románticos y aventura.
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.
Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
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
Based on a friend’s recommendation, Tony visited a chop shop over lunch. 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: 3,400. 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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Price: Free! 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.
Black Denim Lit #6: The Girl in the Glass Case
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Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: Free! Words: 34,020. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Black Denim Lit #6 "The Girl in the Glass Case": Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders for free through BDLit.com. This month Christopher T. Garry edits together 124 pages of bold, intriguing new fiction from Kelly Schrock, Zack Miller, Ethan Fast, Geoffrey W. Cole, Matthew Di Paoli, M.T. O’Byrne, Benjamin Schachtman and T.D. Edge