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Red Dust
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,710. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
For Joanne Jackson, living on a Martian colonial outpost sucks. Her father works all hours and Joanne must remain at home to care for her younger brother and sister. When her father goes missing, Joanne realises how stranded their own house leaves them. Because when danger lurks outside, where do you run? An intense story of repressed anger and borderline hatred. Red Dust: a short story.
Enter for Enlightenment
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Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Luke dreams of Jessie. Luke falls in love with Jessie on the subway. Luke accompanies her to an Alien Abductees Anonymous meeting. Luke's life changes.
Flashpoint
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Price: Free! Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Author Stoney M. Setzer presents eight flash fiction works that run the gamut from science fiction to suspense. What if a Chicago Cubs fan could break the curse on his team with a laptop? What if a mirror showed you what you really are? The answers to these and other questions lie within....
Just Like You
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: Australian English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Oh-Four-Two-See was to be the prototype unit for a revolutionary new line of Syntech models and the promise of a much needed economic boost for a struggling nation. On the night of the nation's elections, a radical anti-Syntech movement assumes power and Oh-Four-Two-See discovers exactly how closely he resembles his human designers.
2AT0074
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Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Roy Lannigan works for the powerful Varcon Pharma corporation. Varcon workers are required to be "medicated" at all times, by law. Roy discovers the rumors about Varcon having secret research vans is true, and when his pet is stolen, he is changed forever. He begins plotting revenge on Varcon. Working secretly, and committing the crime of learning in his free time, Roy takes any chance necessary.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
The Best Little Christmas Ever
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Schew and his family are new to Earth and want to celebrate Christmas. But how? And what is Christmas anyway? Will they find out in this silly story? Ten thousand light strands later... Silly Science Fiction Short Story.
Ice Dragons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lissa struggles to fit in at the Parnassus Colony where she was born. She manages only by spending all her time outside in the snow and ice, exploring. What will her discovery of new life mean to the colony and to her own life? Will melting ice reveal her path? Science Fiction Short Story.
Le corps de l'américaine
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Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: French. Published: October 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Seconde enquête du SPES. Cet épisode d'octobre conduit les deux policiers dans un univers d'amérique fantasmée...
Man - Machine: A Journey
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You set the price! Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories exploring man's journey with and towards the machine. “Life is But a Dream” explores human intelligence and soul in a machine. “More Machine Than Human” explores the move towards Cyborgs and beyond. “An Arm and a Leg” explores what a society will give up to survive.
Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens. More than one parallel world. A manic, entertainment-driven civilisation. And an automated hotel with a life-changing secret. Short stories to entertain, frighten and delight, including: Other Lives, Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star, Copperworld, Suite Peace, Last One Alive. Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One – Includes five short stories.
Monkeys and Empire State Buildings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mars had changed. Smith, a Marsmen engineered from Earth stock to build the earliest colony, pines for the good old days before Earthling tourists came and ruined it all. Then an accident threatens to tip tensions over the precipice and forces Smith to question the very notion of 'human,' and the claims of the true inheritors of Mars.
Unidentified Funny Objects 2
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,770. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
UFO2 is the second annual collection of humorous science fiction and fantasy short stories. Inside you'll find: - A golem on an interstellar cruise ship - Dragon-taunting for fun and profit - Time travel gone really wrong - Cubicle farm wizardry - Alien behemoths in Central Park And much, much more!
ProtectVision
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sixteen-year-old Sharyn just wants to have fun. But her overprotective father wants to control her life. He uses the latest technology, ProtectVision, to make sure she follows his rules. But technology comes with a price—one she, her father, and even innocent bystanders might have to pay. Chosen as one of the top ten stories of 2004 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Delhi De Kingre
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: October 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short description of police atrocities on people involved in revolutionary movements in Punjab/India conveyed in the form of punjabi scientific fiction.
Apex Magazine - Issue 53
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Shira Lipkin, Mari Ness, Damien Angelica Walters, Kelly McCullough, Douglas Hulick, and Gary A. Braunbeck.
Microcosm
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Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a short story that stretches back through pre-colonial America through modern day and beyond, a construction worker, a soldier, and a young boy all discover the same strange object. Each one sees the artifact through the lens of his own life and time, but can any of them discover its hidden power?
There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories
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Price: Free! Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The twenty original fantasy and science fiction Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse collection mostly take place on contemporary Earth or some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Some of the stories relate to subsequent e-book novels soon to be released.
Shadow Dreams
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Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won't be the only thing he loses.
Technophobe!
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Price: Free! Words: 26,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Is modern technology humankind's solution, or will it lead to our demise? Technophobe! is a collection of 5 short stories exploring techology's sinister side. Are strangers on social networks really what they seem? Could people be trusted with mind-reading devices? Will machines make us immortal? Stories to make you wonder, make you shudder, make you suspicious of your household appliances!