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The Apex Book of World SF 3
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,450. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories run the gamut from science fiction, to fantasy, to horror. Some are translations (from German, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Swedish), and some were written in English. The authors herein come from Asia and Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their stories are all wondrous and wonderful, and showcase the vitality and diversity that can be found in the field.
Art.Hu.R. (Una Novella Sci-Fi #11)
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Series: STORIE SCI-FI, # 11. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,400. Language: Italian. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Art.Hu.R. è una persona artificiale incaricata di tenere in ordine un’enorme astronave nel suo viaggio millenario verso un pianeta dall’altra parte dell’universo. Egli dovrà lottare contro situazioni impossibili per portare il mezzo milione di ignari passeggeri bloccati a bordo nel sonno criogenico sani e salvi alla loro destinazione. E’ una novella di circa 27.000 parole.
Unconventional
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Divorced and about to lose his son, Tom decides to take the three year old to his first comic book convention. He wants to create an experience that will last in the little boy's memory long after he's gone . . . and that certainly happens, though not in the way he would have planned. Also includes an author's note.
Blessings of Baalshemin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
In the Spring of 1869 Mrs Isabel Burton begins a correspondence with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Director, Woodruff Spring, on a strange device she has run across in her travels. Ministry agents are dispatched and a soon enough the Burtons, both Isabel and her husband Sir Richard, are deep in a very peculiar occurrence and dashing through the wilderness to prevent untold horror occurring.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
The Fallen Ones
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Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a routine survey mission of an alien planet, an accident causes the ship's crew to black out. They awake planetside with no recollection of how they got there, and struggle to discover what has happened and find a way back to their ship.
A. Double E.E. - Code Name: GEL
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Price: Free! Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three siblings seperated at birth must work together to stop a mad scientist from destroying the galaxy, Earth and life as we know it.
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
The Future Is Short: Science Fiction in a Flash
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Lillicat Publishers. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here is flash science fiction at its finest—swift to read but long remembered. 57 amazing speculative fiction capsules that transport you into thrilling worlds of imagination and ideas, suggesting that everything is possible—aliens, time travel, other worlds, and the mysteries of Earth—in breathtakingly fresh combinations. The perfect companion for a quick break or a relaxing afternoon.
Unkindness: A World at War Story
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Series: World at War Stories Series 2, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raven Flight is one of the most feared units in the World at War MMO. Their dominance of the skies has their opponents on the ground shaking in fear. But are they truly invincible?
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2014
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. Entertain your inner child, or your real child by picking up a copy today.
The Gauntlet: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 1
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
As Taya struggles to prove her abilities both mentally and physically in a prestigious government-run school, she needs to find a way to balance her goals with her instructors' expectations and deal with other students. Learn about what happens behind the closed doors of the CTF and whether Taya will master her compulsions or be mastered by her insecurities.
The First King
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Series: The Peers of Beinan, 4.1x. Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story of the elevation of Lord Malvyn to king is one of the oldest stories remembered by Beinarian history. Malvyn’s bow became known as “the Bow of Balister,” a legendary weapon whose fate remains unknown. A Peers of Beinan short story. Book-ended by "Good-bye A672E92 Quintus"
Edge of the Knife
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
When you walk the edge of the Knife, easy jobs aren't always as easy as they seem.
A Space Merchant's Tale & A Shotgun Wedding - Two Tales from The Keeper's Universe
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Series: The Keeper's Universe. Price: Free! Words: 18,540. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Space Merchant's Tale is the story of Thomas Verch Angharad, the galaxies greatest space merchant and his genetically enhanced talking cat Peaches. A Shotgun Wedding is the story of star fighter pilot Will Snipes, and his unlucky encounter with the superstitious Turner clan.
Isis
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Price: Free! Words: 15,970. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A hug-warm bed every night. A freshly-brewed coffee every dawn. That's the promise being touted by revolutionary tech giant iSYS and their new smart-home system. For Grayl, a self-confessed couch-potato, the chance to be a part of history in the making for the first time in his life was just too enticing to pass up. Promises, though, are cheap. Trust is not.
Incident on Oleander
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ken Creason only wants to get the best samples. The plant chemistry on Oleander is like a treasure trove. Too bad he's picked the wrong plant, in the wrong place. The little Oleands aren't going to give him a second chance. Ken just hopes his own crew will. A science fiction story from the author of "Climbing Blind".
Pest Control (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the distant future, an exterminator faces off against an evolutionary abomination inside a derelict apartment complex.
A Hole in the Sky and Other Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 35,130. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here are 11 speculative short stories in this new collection by Glen Robinson, including an expansive view of the imagined world of Cartref, shared in “A Hole In the Sky.” You will read stories of zombies, vampires, aliens, and even a reimagined visit to Heaven. As always, the stories are not only entertaining, but are presented to challenge traditional thinking and how we view the world.
The Other Alice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Quantum mechanics, non-Euclidean space, the realm of dreams, and more await you in this collection of four flash-fiction tales (fewer than 1,000 words each). Contains 'The Other Alice', 'The Box', 'Alleys', and 'Dreaming of Borges'. Mysterious worlds and poetic prose await.