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Aurealis #52
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #52 is edited by Stephen Higgins and Scott Vandervalk. This issue includes a mix of fiction, news and reviews highlighting the best new writing around. Once again, unmissable!
L'Actualité
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: French. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Le lancement d’un nouveau quotidien est toujours un événement. Surtout quand son éditeur se vante qu’un pourcent des informations qu’il contient sont fausses… Une nouvelle inédite d'Antoine Bello, l'auteur des Falsificateurs, des Eclaireurs (Prix France Culture Telerama 2009) et d'Eloge de la pièce manquante.
7:45 Evil Time
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.75 from 4 reviews)
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Eternal Quest (short story)
Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On its surface, this speculative fiction short story (7,800 words) deals with one man's obsessive quest for knowledge and the devastating price he must pay for the knowledge he ultimately acquires. Beneath the surface, this story is about deep friendships complicated by unrequited love, split loyalties, the interplay of id, ego and superego, and existentialist lessons learned too late in life.
Incursion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A young boy working on his village’s plantation watches as alien craft scream overhead. His first emotion is excitement… until the technologically superior aliens start shooting. He has no choice but to grow up quickly, becoming one of his village’s most trusted defenders.
The Saxophone Player
You set the price! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
He was just another homeless person, but he makes me hear uncanny, lovely music and, when I close my eyes, I see celestial spheres.
Charred Earth 1: The House
Series: Charred Earth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the distant future and Earth appears to be at peace. Into this tranquil world a man from another era wakes up. Upon exploring his surroundings he finds the people to be friendly and helpful. However, he feels a malevolent presence is at work, not only in this new world but he fears also within him. A Novelette of 14,200 words, this is a science fiction story.
Fractal
Series: Horizon Station, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Things have been going well on Horizon Station. Ava, Remi, and Vance have begun to turn the abandoned space station that they discovered into their home. But as much as they would like to forget the problems of the worlds and stations, those problems still exist right outside their walls. When pirates attack, they must learn how to survive in a hostile universe.
Proxima
Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
1,600 word science fiction short story. How far can love travel? How long can love last?
Tag-Alongs
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It was the vacation of a lifetime - the chance to experience a day in the life of a famous person from history - as a "hitchhiker" inside their mind. What could possibly go wrong?
Ex Machina
Price: Free! Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A scifi short story. Something is seriously wrong with Parvati's baby. When she'd dreamt about the moment she'd meet her daughter, as she had so many times over the past nine months, the last thing she imagined was that it would be half machine...
Rite of Passage
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twelve-year-old twins Jaeda and Kaedin are preparing for their society's rite of passage. Kaedin's hoping to get magic. Jaeda just wants to survive. But neither are prepared for the surprise awaiting them.
A Phone Conversation
You set the price! Words: 830. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An alien little boy accidentally calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald's. A very silly, very short short story.
Use By
Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Lester, the last man alive, contemplates his mortality in this piece of flash fiction.
Disclosure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A large flying saucer appears over the interstate our main character travels. Disclosure is "What if" the Illuminati were forced to disclose their secrets, and what would happen after that disclosure? The world will expect answers, and the secret world government is being forced to reveal everything by the very alien presence they wish to keep secret.
The SOL Chronicles
Price: Free! Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
6 short sci-fi adventures tales across the galaxy. The story loosely ties to the original Sebar novel "SOL" taking readers on a mini extension and new shorts for great reading.
Last Astronaut
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man struggles to survive in an underground bunker while there is no more atmosphere left on Earth. He soon finds out what his purpose in life is.
The Shelter
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure? This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies…in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.
Tunnels: The Darkest Nexus
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Global and bizarre anomalies have appeared connecting our world to the barrens of Purgatory. Despite this known fact, folklore has mentioned fragments in time where mortals have been able to traverse through buildings made of stone and granite. Passing through without caution nor resistance, onto territory flooded with creatures brutish and perpetually lost as they too, traverse back to our realm.
Linda's License
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the sixth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer welcomes in the new year, gets her driver's license, records videos for her high school's morning show, meets a guy that wants her, and gets her powers tested by Lara. 2,032 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.