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Clara is Dead! Long Live Clara! - A Fanfic Doctor Who Adventure
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Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I like Jenna-Louise Coleman. I think her acting in the BBC television series Doctor Who is worthwhile Sci-Fi. But honestly, her character, Clara Oswin, sucks. Give Ms. Coleman a new role on the show, I propose. Bring back a favorite face, I dare say. I mean a rewarding character. I elect Romanadvoratrelundar, the Time Lady from Gallifrey. Jenna rejoins Peter Capaldi on Doctor Who...
Golden Prophecy: Prelude to the Gray Soul Saga
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,590. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jansen is only trying to finish school, but his life takes a very different turn. Finding himself saddled with a prophecy of creation that he can't shake, can he forget it, or must he begin to fulfill it? Can he, a quiet unassuming student dare to believe he could change the world? This is the story of a young man and the first steps towards his transformation into a famous (or infamous) leader.
Beware the Haze in the Distance: Is Life Ever What It Seems...
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world run by beings who best resemble thoroughbreds, Trequelle is a curious young lad, and his grandmother is deathly afraid of his curiosity. Children can always do things that can easily go wrong and Baezelle knows life in the Haze is never as easy as it seems. For the voices in the Haze, the intruders have always been at best controversial; now may be the time to banish them all, or worse!
Alarm Yourself: The Next Time a Salesman Knocks...
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Have You Ever Had a Strange Summer Job? How About A Job That Could Determine The Survival Of The World? Tim's summer was uneventful. There were worse jobs than assisting a strange old man selling sun alarms. That's right, alarms for the sun. Even if the old man thought he was from the moon and the sun was about to explode, there were worse jobs... What happens next even Tim could't imagine!
A is for Apocalypse
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Series: ABCs of Awesome, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Twenty-six amazing writers were randomly assigned them a letter of the alphabet and given complete artistic freedom within a theme. The result is A is for Apocalypse. Twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war—the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.
At Home in the Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenny and Alice find themselves on an alien spaceship, the latest specimens in an intergalactic zoo. Their demands prove taxing to the aliens, while the people on Earth learn how comfy a lifetime in a space-bound zoo really is. Can the pair escape the madness and get back home? A short story at approximately 7,000 words, originally in the Quantum Zoo anthology by D.J. Gelner and J.M. Ney-Grimm.
Volume 4: Superpowers
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 27,760. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
If you could have any superpower what would you choose? And how would you use that power – would you be a hero? Or a villain? Or are those words simply a matter of perspective? These stories take classic science fiction and make it someone’s brave new reality.
Frost Fire Worlds August 2014
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Mouse and Snake
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Series: Short Story Collections, Book 7 ยท Mouse and Snake, Collection #1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
What happens after life as we know it ends? Life goes on. In a world where global warming has raised the seas two hundred and fifty feet life is very different but some things remain the same: friendship, family, love, hope and the inevitability of greed overshadowing joy. Meyari McFarland presents five exciting tales in the Mouse and Snake cyberpunk universe, now available in a collected edition.
Hobo Zombie and Other Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,150. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A zombie becomes a hobo because of exile and a desire for freedom. An ancient dragon ventures down from his sacred mountain into modern North Korea. A teenage girl finds a mermaid washed up on a beach. A young woman witnesses aliens crash land in a corn field. Hobo Zombie and Other Stories features nine short stories by Karen Lofgren, author of Imagine Someday.
The Platinum Hall Debacle: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 3
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Contractor with the CTF demands a certain level of professionalism and respect. Taya’s newest employer doesn’t see a Contractor standing before him - he sees what he wants to: a little girl who isn’t worth his time. With a tight deadline for erecting the outdoor concert stage, Taya challenges a growing prejudice as she risks her life and her livelihood.
Sea Tales: The Guardianship
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,380. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Llumina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
People travel through many different stages on the road of life. Many philosophies underscore our identities and help us rationalize our good fortune. Sometimes, productive professionals forget that they are able to live the American dream because of little more than a bit of talent and a bit of luck.
Doorport Alterludes
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Price: Free! Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Six characters from Scott Michael Decker's novel, Doorport, have their lives altered by the increasingly attenuated space-time fabric.
Punchcards from Atlantis
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Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A mission to Bermuda goes terribly wrong and Sgt. McGraw finds himself with only one person left in his team: the stuffy anthropologist unsuited for fieldwork. Can they complete their mission before the greenskins get to them? Based upon the tongue-in-cheek 1950's themed boardgame (Mars vs Earth), this *short story* follows "Duke" McGraw & Dr. Bonnie Hill at the tail-end of their doomed mission.
Crime & Punishment
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
For thousands of years society has imposed punishments for what they define as crime. Laws are the foundations of a stable civilization. What constitutes a crime? For the most heinous crimes, what's an appropriate punishment? In "Crime & Punishment", the lives of two individuals collide: The first, a devious criminal called Vargr, and the second, an ordinary man named Charles Wilson.
Os cavalos eléctricos de Pingling
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A partir do momento em que uma mentira é dita passa a ser verdade. As palavras não são minhas, são de um careca arrogante. Proferiu-as uma semana depois de regressar de Pingling, antes de começar a contar-me uma história, a sua história, a mesma história que irei agora contar-vos. Existência e causalidade são temas presentes neste conto.
P.U.R.R. - Protectors United for Residential Requisition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What power does a tiny kitten have to change the world? More than you think. If Cats Ever Got Organized…
Racers of the Night
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,090. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Racing at the Speed of Night . . . twelve terrific science fiction stories from award-winner Brad R. Torgersen
The Abducted
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Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Based on actual events...maybe... It was just a party. There were six of them, three guys and three girls enjoying the cool fall evening. Good friends, they had been drawn together in high school like pieces of steel to a magnet. Considered nerds by many in their school, something in the sky that night changed their lives forever
Economy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wracked with jealousy Babette speeds down the road in a parasitic vehicle that sucks on her emotions, determined to disrupt her lover's wedding. But how much of herself will she have to surrender to make it? Economy is a short story (1,402 words).