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Hollywood Lied
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Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Massive boulder-like objects fall from the sky to crash into the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Who, or what, is to blame for yet another inconvenience in the lives of the locals?
Augmented Reality: The Atlantic Salmon GT
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Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Derry's warped reality, a mundane architectural review takes place in a future ruled by high-tech racing. With protests in the hallway, and a marker crashing into an eraser on the whiteboard, Derry has to try to maintain his sanity long enough to ask the most important question: Is spending money on this code change worth saving twelve cents? Start your engines, it's meeting time.
Nerves
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dr. Kristin Pierce is convinced she's heard every story there is to hear at the clinic. But she's about to become the witness to a horror that a nation wants to keep secret, but to which the dead refuse to be silent.
An Unconventional Little War/Positive Spin
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Series: Frigate Victory. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here are two more "Frigate Victory" SF stories. The first is an action tale of terrorists stealing Victory. The second is one of confrontation over a politician's assassination. Both stories have been previously published.
Interzone 236 Sept - Oct 2011
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction, illustrations plus SFF/H related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs. It is not celebrity oriented. This issue has stories from Mercurio D. Rivera, Jason Sanford (art from Jim Burns) and 3 other authors. Next printed issue is #239, due Mar 2012
A Slave to Race
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Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would it take for you to trade a life in the skies, earning your freedom, for a death sentence deep within the lunar mines? When you're racing for your life, you don't let a thing like death slow you down. Love, on the other hand, can seal your fate.
Woulden Soldiers
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Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short tales of monstrous magic explore the recesses of scientific godhood. The Devil You Don't - A hoodlum pushes the limits of reality. Verdure Inferno - Agricultural development carries the seeds of its own backlash. Deuce X - A pleasure cruise to Jupiter stretches the definition of pleasure.
Katie Stumbled
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Bounty hunter Bill Sefheron never expected his daughter to show up on his worksheet. Worse, she's been taken to the local Casselith - a mind-twisting alien structure. A dark sci-fi story from the writer of Big Banger Rentals and The Arm.
The Water Peddlers
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Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Azad and his brother Mikar are about to become very rich men, if they're not killed first. All they have to do is go where no human can survive and make a trade with aliens they've never met.
In The Light Of The Midday Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
I was working in a neighbour’s garden when the birds went silent. In the sky was a huge red moon... and I knew it meant the end of the world. There would be a tidal wave, and I needed to get to the mountains. What I didn't know is that the moon wasn't natural... This is a short story of around 3000 words by Ray Jaxome.
Changes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Gelastic Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Rose Hancock stalks the perfect pair of shoes through downtown London, her two best friends close on her heels. A truck barrels through a red light, running her down. Rose shocks her friends, the horrified witnesses--and herself--when she emerges from the wreckage not just alive but completely unharmed. But miracles come at a price, and Rose's life changes forever as a result.
Ariadne's Skein
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt. Ariadne Knossos is a human artifact, bioengineered for memory, sense of direction and strength. These talents have helped her win her freedom. But will they be enough to save her life from an equally bioengineered minotaur?
The Brain Trust
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two scientists discover a way to keep a brain alive after death and choose as their first subject, a 100-year-old great-grandmother.
Brother Mine - #2 in The Forgotten Shelters Series
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
2nd story in The Forgotten Shelters series. Whatever happened to those bomb shelters built in the 50's & 60's. Are they now just fruit cellars or wine cellars? Have they really been forgotten? Brother Mine tells the story of one possibility of how those old bomb shelters may now be used.
Cocoon Master
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a not so far away future, right on this planet Earth, lives Rekmet, member of the mantis-like race that conquered the earth. Rekmet is cocoon master, and one of the best. But his performance is less than adequate these days, because his wife is on a space trip - and the ship has not contacted Earth for too many days.
Obsolete Protection
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Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The year is 2044 and it is a grim time in America. Hundreds of California refugees are dead and Commander Marcus Adario finds himself jobless and outcast from society. Can an obsolete protection officer find a reason to go on living in a world where society rewards and punishes people by casting “Positive” and “Negative” votes on the Cloud? Perhaps this despised hero has one more adventure left.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Family Antimatters (Volume Six)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two sisters spend an ordinary day together dodging tentacled aliens, a new mother puts her blood, sweat, tears, and bones into a nursery for her wee one, and a foul-mouthed golddigger gets more than she bargains for with an antimatter diamond engagement ring. This delightfully twisted collection of three short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Love and Other Filthy Habits (Volume Five)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A lonely zombie gets one last chance at romance, a mother's love comes in an unexpected form, a teacher holds onto hope for her pupils despite the ills that threaten their way of life, and a cruise director navigates treacherous temptations amidst the seas of time.
Distant Machines
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Price: $1.44 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories that speculate about the distant machines that may or may not influence mankind's future.
Zev's Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A heroic prophecy must be a good thing, right? ...Right?