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Hungur Magazine Issue 14
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,840. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hungur Magazine is a semiannual journal of vampire tales in which the vampire is an alien and/or the action takes place on another world. There are other addictions besides blood--although blood will do. Both arousing and thought-provoking, each issue of Hungur Magazine takes you where no vampire has gone before.
First Human Empire
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This sci-fi short story contains the following chapters... 2000-2100, The Company, Greed, Empire, 2100-2200, Sunshine, and it starts with the Greek financial crisis and their courage in telling the world's banks to go jump in the lake.
Flight of Future Days
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Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
On the overcrowded planet of Ordilor, Cashin dreams of leaving for the Academy to have a future, but his parents have a different future planned for him, one that he never expected. This is a short story of 2400 words or approximately 9 pages. Previously released as The Academy.
Apex Magazine - Issue 30
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,260. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Issue 30 of Apex Magazine, featuring work by Elizabeth Bear, Catherynne M. Valente, Robert Shearman, Tim Pratt, Bryan Thao Worra, Tansy Rayner Roberts, and Stephanie Jacob. Apex is edited by Hugo Award-winning editor Lynne M. Thomas.
The Guardians
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A Sci-Fi Short Story. The first radio stations were sending their message into the skies, changing society, liberating people and entertaining their amazed audiences. It was a revolution on Earth, a new way to communicate was born, a new way to entertain, a social revolution - but little did the inhabitants of the blue planet know who it would bring. The Guardians were dispatched immediately.
Sky-Tinted Waters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sky-Tinted Waters is an anthology of stories by the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group. You'll find stories featuring: Rampaging steam-powered constructs Bioengineered killer squirrels Military serums filled with nanotech A demon who pounces on mispronounced words An invisible flying pony And fourteen more tales of adventure, enchantment, humor, terror, magic and science gone wro
Ferdinand and the Dinosaurs
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,510. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ferdinand and the Dinosaurs is the tale of a teenage outcast who's wildest dreams come true when he is transported to the time of the dinosaurs. He befriends a Triceratops and the two journey through a prehistoric land together until Ferdinand is faced with a difficult choice; to go home to his own time, or to stay with his new dinosaur friend.
Cure Overdose
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Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the not too distant future society's problems haven't changed. What would happen if drug addiction could be cured by one simple pill?
The Lapis Lazuli Throne
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
During the Iraq War supply convoys rumbled out of Kuwait every day. Traveling on MSR Tampa, one of the most dangerous roads in the world, battling insurgent ambushes and IEDs. One such convoy that an IED took out a gun truck and wounded Specialist Ken Adams. His gun truck commander took the fight to nearby insurgents. Now the entire gun truck crew is stalked by something unknown.
First Starman
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Xin was more alone than any human had ever been before, although there were some who would argue that he was no longer human at all. This was a unique journey in many ways, the first time humankind had tried to go beyond the solar system and venture to another star system, and to make such a journey possible required a very special man, the First Starman.
Boys Are Stupid
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Transcript of a video diary created by a teenage girl after her ex-boyfriend starts stalking her immersive fantasy world.
In The Mouth Of The Gift Horse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Surprise presents are very nice, even to tyranical dictators. Sometimes the surprise is that anyone will even SEND you a present!
Accident Man
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Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
What if making accidents happen was your job. If you liked this short story please check out Shane's new full length novel Apocalyptica - Rogue Memories!!!
Today's Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,000. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of sci-fi short stories written and illustrated by Francis Kruckvich.
The Stranger and Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 29,640. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
What if: You had 20 minutes to live? Your tranquil Amish community was invaded by vampires? You were buried alive? World War I never happened? You fell asleep and couldn’t wake up? These are a few of the possibilities presented in this collection of 12 short stories by speculative fiction author Glen Robinson.
Quiet!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's been 40 years since men last visited the moon. Since then it feels like we've abandoned manned space exploration. What if that's not all we abandoned? I've taken some liberties with the Apollo 17 transcripts, but this is fiction, right? "Quiet!" is also available in the collection "Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
A Sure Thing
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Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A pawn shop, a place for those who find themselves desperate, usually through their own merits. A little shop sitting in a dark city, at the nexus of all things. People come, people go finding the little pawn shop either taking, or leaving things behind. Just be careful which one you end up with, and please know the difference between need, and want.
Eccentric Orbits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Collected science fiction short stories, 1999-2011. An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void.
ELISE Episode 2 : The Darkness Within
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Series: ELISE, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by Seven Mile Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Otruk have launched a surprise attack against Foothold, the fortress city surrounding the tether point of the space elevator. Trip and his squad must now make an emergency descent to the surface to reinforce and defend Foothold from the onslaught of the Otruk, who are intent on driving humanity off the surface. Anxiety runs high in the squad as they prepare to enter battle.
ELISE Episode 1 : To Touch the Ground
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Series: ELISE, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Seven Mile Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Trip McElory and his teenage friends rush to complete training in the armored bio-mechanical suits before the assault to recapture Earth begins. They must compete in a series of final exercises pitting cadet against cadet in order to graduate. Ven Rodan has eyes set on humiliating Trip and his squad, though, in his drive to graduate top of the class.