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Well of Souls
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Price: Free! Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Hercules Bantas. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if God wasn't a moral being and just creates life, and guides life, and propagates life? What if souls are the lifeblood of the system, eternally circulating? What if life is tied to a planet like a soul is tied to a body? What if life sometimes needs protection? Like our bodies, which have white blood cells to battle infection? Meet Alex, one of life's white blood cells.
Cold Machines
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Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(2.00 from 1 review)
A post-apocalyptic fiction set after an indescribable race of machines descends upon the world. "Drop. A droplet of water like rain falls on me from a shredded gutter above. A single, lonely concrete structure stands behind me and I stand in the middle it a long overgrown field and I see animals moving through the brush, wild and vital, mercury things."
The Martian Wave: 2013
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The 2013 issue of The Martian Wave, now being published by Nomadic Delirium Press, brings you stories and poems that look at the exploration and colonization of the universe, with a special focus on our solar system. In this issue, you'll find colonists being stalked on an alien world, murder, dangerous missions to planetary moons, and aliens, lots of aliens, meddling in human evolution.
Astraeus 5
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Price: Free! Words: 31,340. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Will Hunt was expecting another major headache when he received the call from despatch. What he couldn't have anticipated was finding himself in another reality and going to Astraeus 5 with his counterpart, Billy.
Roach's Run
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Deep space exploration ramped up. While governments search the black with top-notch scientists running expensive robots and drones; corporations cornered the market. Hiring their staff for little more than room, board and a promised portion of any find, Prism Corp flings ships into the universe. The frontline – Suicide Squad – explores with little to live for and often expire before their contract
How Dabney Got His Hat
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Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the future, humans have made contact with the rest of the universe and quickly joined them on numerous worlds. In these early days of expansion, Dabney is one human trying to live going from planet to planet and doing all sorts of jobs, both legal and not so much. He's a gambler, a drinker, an occasional scoundrel and and a pretty decent guy. This is how he got his hat.
Particle Theory
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,200. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of many of Ed's best works, including two Nebula Award winning short stories. Because of Ed's financial needs, almost all the profits from this book go directly to Ed. Donations to help with Ed's medical and other financial needs are also most appreciated via www.FriendsOfEd.org. Thank you!
Black Box
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Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Do not try to perceive the future in 1000 years. Even if someone shows it to you, you will not get it. Even if someone explains it to you, you will not get it. Black Box shows you why.
H.I.V.E.
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Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A short story about a woman who is trying to save everyone in a post apocalyptic world that is overrun by a contagion which is killing everyone quickly.
No Name Yet
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
It is the last period of the day in science on a Friday. Amanda, Michael, Saige, Liri, Connor, and Eric are test subjects. But Michael had always had a strange feeling about Mrs. Drake, their science teacher. Do you have what it takes to be a lab rat or will you be transformed.
Under The Tree That Owns Itself
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Children are vanishing in Athens, Georgia, yet parents of the missing seem apathetic. FBI agent Lawry is determined to uncover what those women know and why none of their children can be traced to a father, unaware a mysterious tree holds the truth about all those missing kids, but the tree stopped talking.
The Fourth Floor
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Price: $3.28 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: British English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
June Foster, a reporter, is on a mission to discover the whereabouts of families that have mysteriously gone missing. However, the most recent person to be added to her list of missing persons is her close sister. There's a strong possibility that she's still in The Dome so with June's years of training and determination, she stops at nothing to follow leads and find her sister.
"The Universe Machine"
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Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Peter Hill is an environmental official with the US government. He is called from the White House and is directed to send a team with him to investigate a large alien Object that was found in New Zealand. Dr. Hill discovers that there are many more Objects than what was told to him. But most importantly, the Objects appear to be mere cogs of a much, much larger Machine!
Coffins and Dreams
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Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 77. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: American English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien anthropologist brings to life a dead and mysterious species: humans. But he has no idea what he set in motion. A science fiction short story.
Space Jockey
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: American English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While in space a crew finds an ancient message, find'n were it's come'n from and what it means to them.
Forged
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,520. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before anything can be reforged, it must first be made, forged by pain and experience. Forged includes four short stories that take place before Anvil of Tears and the rest of the Reforged trilogy. This book contains Purity, Little Hawk, Beauty by Night and Songs and Sigils in Space.
Dog Aliens: Kaxian Duty - A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three month old alien Clem faces his first day of Kaxian duty with anxiety. What will be his assignment? If only his tail didn't have a mind of its own, he might be less anxious. This is a free 10-page short story. Hope you like it and want to read the Dog Aliens books! They are written to amuse people of all ages who love dogs. No dogs are harmed in any of these stories.
Cruel and Swift Instruments of Nature
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A prehistoric beast wreaks havoc upon the cities of humanity. A man’s promise threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe. A creature from another world kidnaps people for his monstrous art. These are tales of horror and mystery, where worlds end and unholy desires are satisfied. Where dreams are shattered, and nightmares become real.
Switch Child 2
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Price: Free! Words: 12,090. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Karl Hoffman has an adopted son like no other. Colin's mind is six years old, while his body is six feet underground. The child now exists in the electrical conduits of computers, cables and power lines. How do you raise a child who can only communicate via digital media? What kind of great service can such an intelligence render humanity? What kind of damage is he capable of?
Social Psycho
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A short story set in the near future. What happens when your social media profiles turn bad?