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Alaris. Episode Two: Struggle
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Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(3.00 from 1 review)
The second episode of a series of short stories. The Alaris nebula is home to over a million people and is struggling under relentless pirate attacks. When a fighter squadron goes missing it's up to burnt out veteran Marack Nor and the rest of his squadron to discover the truth and live long enough to make it back home.
One Plus One Makes Me
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Is a prison with no bars still a prison? Or is the mind the worst prison of all? Worse than the sentance of being completely alone?
Three Flash Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three flash pieces of SF and fantasy. 1. An alternate America where comic-books are taught and the Classics are shunned. 2. How Baron Veontes brought Valentine's Day to the world of Aquaveritie. 3. A time-travel experiment that goes horribly wrong.
Legends of Peace
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The earth is dying. To save it, a young woman searches a strange world with its own kind of dangers for the one man capable of stopping the destruction. Joining her is a wise-cracking dove who she doesn’t really know if she can trust. But then again, nothing is the way it should be here.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between
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Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.
Visserslatijn en andere SF-verhalen
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,520. Language: Dutch. Published: May 21, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Django en Anaïd gebundeld! Zeven sciencefictionverhalen van de meervoudig prijswinnende auteurs Django Mathijsen en Anaïd Haen: Lieve liefde, De Astrodraak, Flanel, De grote museumroof, Tot later, Diep gezonken, en het door het tweetal speciaal voor deze bundel geschreven, nog niet eerder verschenen Visserslatijn.
Harvest for Hell
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Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 2021 and something sinister is going on at the country's leading cancer hospital. One doctor discovers a secret that will shatter his world and pave the way for invasion.
Old Wounds
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Colonizing the moon is hazardous work...made more dangerous by political bickering back on Earth. Now Jack Chang must face either the starvation of the colony he leads, or the deadly terror threat posed by his former Marine buddy who's trying to extort the government and keep the colony alive. Some choice.
Einzelgänger blues
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Dutch. Published: May 20, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Een jongeman droomt ervan om ergens ver weg, helemaal alleen te leven. Dan erft hij van zijn vader een machine waarmee hij naar andere Aardes kan reizen.
Song of Deerwoman
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Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The new world is a strange, and wild place. The natives have told tall tales of the spirits that reside in the dark woods for generations. Many see the stories as nothing more than myths meant to scare the settlers. Still, if you should happen to find yourself walking alone in the woods be mindful of what thoughts you keep in mind. Should you hear some strange, and pleasing melody. Run, just run.
Over the Brink: Tales of Environmental Disaster
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The science fiction anthology, "Over the Brink: Tales of Environmental Disaster" comprises a tasty baker's dozen short stories about the possible consequences of fooling Mother Nature. These tales are sometimes heart-breaking, sometimes way out or hilarious, but always mind-expanding.
Happy's Nest
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world is ending and Jim Sullivan is alone, naked, and without his television. All he wants to know is, "What do dinosaurs have to do with Jesus?" A humorous short story by first time author, Ben Blanchette.
A Friend of the Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a desolate future where practicing medicine is illegal, and Healers administer their own superstitious brand of healthcare, one doctor risks his life to treat the brother of a Healer.
Instant Posh
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tony's happy being batman to Big Trev's damage-causing/limitation family business in London. But when this well-bred bird turns up at the bar and sets Tony's old jam tart a trembling, he decides to lean on one of Big Trev's inventor debtors to get himself some instant posh.
The Computer
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
It was bound to happen sooner or later. A person trying to create artificial intelligence would create something that chose its own path. Computer had been given the instruction to save humankind, and she set out to do just that, with unexpected results.
Jalaya
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jalaya is the fourth and final short story to be found in An Anthology of Battle. Michael bound to the village chief and his soldiers by nanotechnology that provides a unique mental link. With it, he commands a military force divided into Marks, and inherited the duty of Protector. Ten years ago, he helped his community fight free of its township. Jalaya is a story of family and sacrifice.
Jacob's Vision
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Erin writes of her earthbound memories of an interplanetary war, of the fate of a war hero, and of the start of re-building. Approximately 5,000 words in length, Jacob’s Vision is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Window on Salukia
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
A Window on Salukia is A short story made up of a series of linked vignettes describing cyclic battles and aftermaths in fantasy, pseudo-contemporary, and science fiction settings. Approximately 3,000 words in length, A Window on Salukia is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Vignette for Rashkah
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Of No Return
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
No man can live and work on the ocean floor without the occasional visit mainside. At least, that's the policy when you work the North Atlantic seabed at the NorthAtStat nuclear power station. But for one man, the surface-side R&R is anything but restful. Can he readjust to life on the surface? Jeffrey A. Carver's first published story appeared originally in 1974. 6000 words.