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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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Là-bas - Projet Bradbury #45
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Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: French. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Annie rentre à la maison. Le week-end sera court, mais son travail lui laisse si peu de temps que chaque réunion de famille est une fête : ses parents, son frère, les enfants, tout le monde sera là. Mais sitôt arrivée à la gare, le jeune femme comprend que les deux prochains jours ne seront pas aussi joyeux qu'elle l'aurait souhaité.
Video Star (Voice of the Whirlwind)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ric has survived a gang war, but now he's broke. He needs a new source of funds, and the hospital which stole his money is chock-full of a new neurohormone that’s worth a fortune. All Ric needs is to manipulate a street gang into doing the work for him. A novelette from Walter Jon Williams, the master of hard-boiled speculative fiction.
The Ivory Tower
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a protection camp where everything is regulated, afternoon escapades are the only thing keeping Simone sane. When an impromptu game with her best friend takes them further into the forest and uncovers the ivory tower, all their thoughts of protection and rules are shattered. With the tower’s history of danger and death, Simone has to decide how much she is willing to risk to find out the truth.
Rick the Robber Baron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Kita Ogude wakes up tied to a post in her simulation room, she knows marauders have tried to take her ship-again. But this time something feels off, and familiar. She thinks she knows this marauder. And her desire to regain her ship becomes secondary to something she has wanted for a very long time: revenge.
Free Verse and Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,060. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Panverse Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six Science Fiction stories that take the reader from the very edge of our own universe to the dizzying depths of parallel worlds and alternate realities. This dazzling collection from noted Panverse anthology editor Dario Ciriello includes both hard and humorous SF, and novelette-length work. Recommended! (Ebook total 31,000 words, equivalent to 90-100 pages of print).
A Sense of Wonder: Ten Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 40,310. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Distant worlds, space opera, grungy futures, exciting adventures, dark musings on tomorrow … In this collection of ten science fiction stories, C. C. Blake will dazzle and delight you with a mix of spicy pulp sf and emotionally honest speculative fiction.
Professor Tomlinson's Last Experiment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Professor Tomlinson thought he had it made. His new invention was bound to win him international acclaim and a Nobel Prize. But there was one thing he failed to take into account....
Forgotten Tomorrows
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The first volume of short stories by the author of “Residuum” and “Biome”. From SF thrillers to dark fantasy, from a new creation myth to the disturbing instructions on how to use your new anti-abuse device – these are stories designed to amuse, horrify and anger you.
Noveez Error: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY04. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tammy’s husband, Yakí, is supposed to be in the mountains of his homeworld, but somehow he’s ended up captive of enemies even Tammy hadn’t known the Catati had. Tammy’s no diplomat, but she’s the only Human available to try to buy time for an extraction team to get Yakí out. But can she pull it off without screwing up? A short story of about 6,400 words.
The Dark Days - End of the World Episode 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014 by GK Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Nineteen-year old Claudia Sheeplord is aboard an airplane heading to Denver when she discovers that all attempts to destroy the Death Asteroid before it hits Earth have failed. Not only have they failed, but they have split the asteroid into three catastrophes
Harpies of Planet Sutherland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mankind can only guess how long the alien water baskets have stood upon the planet of Sutherland. No clues have been found of the alien race who constructed such delicate mechanisms so long ago to harvest water from the arid planet's atmosphere. Those of the United Systems simply recognize the water's value, and so they refuse to allow the settlers of Zeb to jeopardize such ancient artifacts.
Warden: A World at War Story
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Series: World at War Stories Series 2, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sacred Sword Company must undertake a new challenge. After months of facing human enemies, suddenly they are confronted by the cruel, vicious wild. As they fight against the beasts that nature throws at them they must act as game wardens, culling the packs to make the world safe for others. But how safe can this virtual world truly be made?
Tin Universe Monthly #17
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Price: Free! Words: 32,010. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Here in #17 you get eight stories including short stories, vignettes, and even a TV pilot script written and released in 2012 and collected as SUSHI WRITING WITH CROWD EDITING 2012. 30,000 words normally for $1.00usd but here you get it for free.
The Opposite of an Epitaph
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story set in the Waters of Time universe: George Merrill recovers from an injury in a barn outside of Philadelphia in September 1752, after eleven days that never happened.
A. K. A. The Alien: series 2
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Price: Free! Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ben is back on board the Bonaventure, and the ship is on its way back to base. Meanwhile his new hobbies include surgery, taking watches apart (not necessarily with the owner’s permission) and shrugging. This is the second series of snippet stories about Ben the alien and his life amongst humans.
Boredom Escapes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alane Storchess works for Boredom Escapes: a unique agency which determines to give people in the near future what they most crave. Boredom. All Alane’s hard work pays off. He becomes head sales representative. But is that enough? Will it ever be enough? A story exploring ambition and its many consequences. Boredom Escapes: A Short Story.