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From the Night
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Series: Infinite Horizons, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Eashana knew, to the core of her being, that something was wrong. Her sisters were never this silent. But as she drifted towards the airlock, silence echoing in her ears, she also knew that they might not survive this disaster even if they worked together. From the Night is a SF story of family, history and facing danger when your home becomes the greatest threat to your survival.
The Tales of the Sapphire Sun
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Series: The Tales of the Sapphire Sun, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,020. Language: British English. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The adventures of Khalan, Jane, Khaius and Elaeus continue in this first collection of Tales, featuring those stories that take place after The Child of the Sapphire Sun: The Dawn of the Sapphire Sun and those stories that take place before or during it.
El coleccionista de puzzles
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Price: Free! Words: 5,790. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Un puzzle de madera con unas propiedades extrañas que lo hacen paranormal.
Unidentified Funny Objects 3
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the third annual volume of Unidentified Funny Objects and it contains twenty-three humorous short stories from some of the genre's best-known authors, as well as talented up-and-comers.
Bridge Builder (Shimmer In The Dark)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nantosuelta left with the Asterean Space Fleet to search for a new world. Her companions rely on her skills to bridge the wormholes of space, but an encounter with an alien ship desecrates the fleet and wipes Nanto’s psychic abilities. Stranded, with starving creatures closing in all around them, Nanto must shed her old ways of thinking to fight a new battle. Survival.
Woman In the park
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I was on an autumnal morning and still dark in the morning I was leaving for a jog Center Park to the park. The park was destroyed in an almost empty of people, and it suited me just fine. Because I wanted to perform my morning peace. But at the time of my departure I did not know that the woman that soon I would point to John Lennon's memorial, would revolutionize the entire life thoroughly.
Wyrd Worlds II
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Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original WYRD WORLDS rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!
I, Crimen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Triple Helix Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Walk into the light; find the darkness. In the wake of a violent act, a young boy is enslaved. He toils in the fields of an alien colony, never knowing what lies beyond the exotic horizon. He lives a horror his people had experienced generations ago. Many have died in the garden, but he has only grown stronger. When presented with the chance to be free, there's no reason to decline. Or is there?
eRATicated
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Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
We are routinely forced to examine the extinction of mankind from one cause or the other. This time it happened, but not like they told us it would. Our "end of the world" came from the most unlikely source. This vignette explores the day when civilization fell from the welcome eradication of the rat.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: The Worst of Both Worlds (Volume Eight)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Maintenance workers tend to a living ship with mental issues, a tentacled alien competes in her first triathlon on Earth, a man goes to the ends of the Earth and beyond for the perfect anniversary present, and a horny translator hopes to put the "contact" in an impending first contact. This delightfully twisted story collection is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Hidden Agendas
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Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story that shows how the destruction of a space ship could be much more than it appears.
Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Five
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,560. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Future experiments. Sucking minds. A novel travel agency. Space-marine trauma. And a decades-long war. Includes five short stories: Death in the Time of Paradise, The Memory Farm, Boredom Escapes, On the Beach, The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive. Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume Five.
Interlude 1.1
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Out on the edge of civilization anything and everything can happen--especially when you're not ready for it. When Jenny, the chief mechanic for the Bonnie Belle hops off to work a deal with the local black market she ends up bargaining for more than just fresh fruit. This short story is an installment in the "Tales from the Edge" universe, joining two prior novels, IN THE BLACK and IN THE VOID.
Worlds Less Traveled
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lawyers in space. An attorney at an off-world deposition faces a strange witness and an even stranger circumstance. But can his senses be trusted this far from Earth as his anti-psychotic field wanes? Don't miss this glimpse of humanity from the eyes of one of its troubled own as he struggles with adversity out among the worlds less traveled. A short story of science fiction and uncertainty.
Bond Beyond Measure
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Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story of a 5 year old boy, while on a passenger liner, finds himself in the middle of an adult war. This leads to an extraordinary encounter with an alien species.
Uncovering Truths: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 4
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now that Dezmind knows the truth about his past, he’s breached the Talian Compound in search of the key to his future. Dealing with the common citizens of Xannia’s largest city, Darzeth Prime, makes his search for the lost child difficult at best, impossible at worst. How much is he willing to risk to fulfil his destiny?
Sage Teon and the Fake Diamond Heist
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Series: Razia. Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sage has a problem. He's just been hired to steal a bunch of fake diamonds, but the fake rocks are protected by an impenetrable security system. Together with his crew, they'll defy gravity and cryptographic algorithms to finish the job.
Child of Words Issue 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published twice annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features fiction by Alexander F. Burns; Conda V. Douglas; Mira Desai; Willis Couvilier; Tony Haynes; Shane M. Gavin; Shaun O. McCoy; Clay Waters; and Robert Quinlivan; and poetry by L.B. Sedlacek and Daniel W. Galef.
Void
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
2065. Humans start terraforming Mars for future settlement. 2070. The Mars Baker2 outpost is established on the Acidalia Planitia. 2084. The first colonist goes missing.
Inner Mind/Outer Space: Science Fiction and Other Short Stories by the Author of Alien Within
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this collection: “If Only Father Were Alive” tells what happens when a young girl’s fondest wish comes true. In “For the Sake of the Family,” the founder of a peaceful political movement faces death in the very arena she’s been seeking to abolish. Penth and her faithful horse Lia need “The Lady’s Luck” to get back gems stolen by invading barbarians. Plus “One Spring Day” and “The Lake”.