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The Portals
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Max's "weird" uncle Bob goes missing, the 14-year-old suspects the man has traveled through portals to another dimension and is now trying to communicate with him through digital technology.
Trafficked!
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
I'm Rashad Stevens. I wasn't looking for trouble. I was in Cairo to work my way out of poverty and save my mother from the fungus disease that the aliens brought when they trashed Europe. But I and Hany Girgis found a chance to travel the stars in the employ of our space-gecko-scum overlords. So what's wrong with that? Apart from being illegal, probably exploitative and possibly lethal, I mean?
City of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Living underground during a global cataclysm, the human race turns to the only food source they have available - themselves.
A.M. Radio
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
The Fetish
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
Interzone 239 Mar - Apr 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.24 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone #239 contains new stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook, Nigel Brown and Ben Baldwins cover art, 'The Tower'. Features includes: David Langford's Ansible Link (news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team plus an interview with Chris Beckett.
Until We Meet Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution. Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready. Will this have unforeseen consequences?
The Neutral
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Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dirmac Nor is the Neutral, a rare creature who is a natural psycho-detective. He and his assistant, Clem Wilson, go to the remaining Earth Colony, to find out what is causing their communities to revolt and self-destruct. What they find tells them the Empress Empire is in big trouble. The Neutral is an old short story I wrote, intending it to be the first of a Sherlock Holmes in space series.
Museum Beetles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For the people of the Museum, the world is changing. The Great Beetles escape and begin to colonise the building. Devouring, growing, changing. Slowly, the people’s whole world is destroyed. Facing oblivion, one person suggests the impossible. To escape outside. No one knows if such a thing is possible, if there even is an outside. But soon there is little choice but to try ...
Copper Soldiers (The Devil's Forge)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this, the second short story in the Devil's Forge series, we take a backward step from the end to meet Jennifer, the wife of Bradley (from Yesterday, I Died).
Punk-eeq Pandemic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Punctuated Equilibrium. Punk-eeq. Sometimes, in response to some dramatic change in the environment, a rapid burst of mutation creates a host of new species within a relatively short time. They call it "adaptive radiation." But what if evolution was a plague? And everyone you knew was rapidly becoming.... Something else?
Change by Design
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Price: Free! Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kei Salin has been watching young lives fall to faulty bureaucratic nonsense for decades and she's tired of it. She forces the hand of her superiors to remove her from the project. Before obtaining her reassignment,she takes a trip. One stop on her vacation forces her to reveal something she's denied for decades.
Neptune's Angel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by TWB Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet C.A.T., a robotic feline with self-learning capabilities. Oh, by the way, self-learners are illegal on the Triton Base. If its abilities are discovered, it will be terminated, so it's been keeping a low profile. Until now!
Suburban Gnome Invasion’
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When a gnome family takes up residence under a house in a suburban neighborhood, a human family realizes the creatures aren't your normal garden variety.
D.D.S.aves the World
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Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dentists save the world! With some help from a time traveling government agent...
After Things Fell Apart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The sky is a swirling paisley orange today, with high-contrast clouds projected against its two-dimensional surface: flat but colorful. Strange flying things gambol aimlessly, laughing screaming flapping and spinning, playing random games among the cardboard clouds.Of course the monsters will eat you--that's what they're there for!
Het laatste schip
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: Dutch. Published: April 23, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Een bedevaartsganger nadert het einde van haar reis. En haar wereld nadert het einde van zijn bestaan.
Fear of Thought
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the Outer Colonies, researchers discover a child with a mental ability that surpasses their own psionic operatives. More than just an evolutionary link, Rhikki proves to be a creature unlike anything they have encountered.
Apologia
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Price: Free! Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes the smartest minds on the planet can cause infinitely more trouble than the average everyday citizen. This is a preview of the collection “Space: Time: And Other Improbabilities”
Once Upon a Gas Tank
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Series: Petroleum Sunset, Episode 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When their only family car is stolen, Ty and his kid brother Joel can't believe it when Pa buys a horse-n-buggy instead of another car. But Pa has decided to accept the reality of a world where fuel is getting scarce. “Once Upon a Gas Tank” is a short tale about two brothers in a world where progress is stuck in reverse.