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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.
The Link
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An accident in space, loss of communications due to the unexpected meteor shower and sudden sun's flares. How can NASA's control bring them home? The answer is lying with a dying teenager, can they do the impossible in the time left to them, to save four lives, but who or what can do the task? Then who is really in charge?
1723 Merlins court
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A real estate agent shows up on the doorstep of a newly wedded couple offering a fabulously suitable house for sale to them,and this is their journey to their dream home. Would you seek out your dream home from him?
King of the Tyrant Lizards
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,100. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In “The King of the Tyrant Lizards” Colin and the crew of the spaceship “Baptistina” are on a delicate mission to secure a particular exhibit for display in their local museum.There are only two problems: first of all they may be just a tiny bit too late, and secondly they are not exactly from the planet Earth in the first place.Suitable for anyone who don't know their Tardis from their Borg cube!
Not Eddie
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Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Many things are done in the cause of Friendship. Friends don't let friends go out the hard way.
The Pump Jack Potion: a short story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the story of a petroleum prospector of the future, wandering the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico, the stomping grounds of the First Anasazi 1,300 years earlier, as well as the immigrants who flocked there after the first collapse in 2054 to establish a Second Anasazi colony — these were the ancestors of petroleum prospector Richard Langhorne Serles.
Pod N
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A confused firefighter. A distraught new bride. A police detective and a coroner with an unsolvable mystery. And one terrified man, torn from his reality. Is there any chance for Chance Bellamy to escape his otherworldly captors and find Summer once again? Can the power of love bridge the unfathomable distances of space and time? Find out, in Pod N.
Thundertime
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Price: Free! Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2012 by Heart Ally Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
They were friends. They were people. But those around them were not. This is a short stream-of-consciousness story experiment.
Sexually Transmitted Intelligence
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a world of friendly aliens, Richard discovers that all of them are dying young as the result of an unsuspected sexually transmitted disease... and how to cure it. Soon, it will become a race to cure the cure before it destroys everything.