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The Grift
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Can a cowboy really con a con man? Or will he be stranded, penniless, on a space station?
Monster or Marvel
Price: Free! Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Scientists investigate a recent rash of birth defects, trying to uncover the cause. Mary, a research assistant, is anxious to meet the new research scientist, Dr. Celia Quinley. Celia has a strong affinity for her work and her study subjects. The two women soon become fast friends, but at the point when they achieve a breakthrough in their research, the unthinkable happens....
The Planets Are for the Prosperous
Price: Free! Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Overpopulation has ruined the Earth. Housing stacks dot the landscape, surrounded by piles of discarded rubble. Yet the newly discovered, habitable planets in the cosmos provide hope, and the lottery offices provide a chance for those in the housing stacks to ascend into the stars. Only, the game is rigged, and all the treasure found in the stars will be wasted so long as the lottery entertains.
The Warparound
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 15. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Harmonizing his stream to the tune of life, the Acoustic Funambulist travels on time throughout the galaxies in a progression of unlikely encounters. Subjected to an environment that defies the logic of time and space, the acrobat like some poor creature in a wheel, struggles to advance in this fifteenth episode.
Mind Work
Price: Free! Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Story is about a boy who in an unfortunate accident lost his father. Then gradually finds himself in a situation that can save his father life. Will he save his father? Or will his father die again? Lets find out!
The Black Side
You set the price! Words: 41,400. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of horror, science fiction, and fantasy short stories by Colette Black.
The Eternal Librarian
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When humanity went to the stars they took many things with them. Brencis ensured that they took the books. Unfortunately, humanity also took along their greed, their blindness and their short-sighted focus on all the wrong things. The Eternal Librarian is a touching exploration of human nature, determination and the love of learning that is dedicated to librarians and book lovers everywhere.
The Sword of the Machine
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ningen was made from rust and iron, but his ambitions are of cold steel. He dreams of recovering the lost secrets to the Sasaki Sword- a famed style of swordsmanship created by an ancient and peerless master. However, if one machine is to rediscover the secrets of the ancient style, it would be through a trial and tribulation worth legends of their own.
Deacon at the Diner: A Tale From The Archives Of The Third Millennium
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
While carrying out a routine escort job, Deacon and his two crewmates discover they have run out of fuel. They stop at a refuelling station, where Deacon sees a face he never thought he'd see again. Before they can be reacquainted, they are rudely interrupted by a group of space-pirates.
The Deadliest Alien Artifacts (Story Collection)
Price: Free! Words: 45,030. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fantastic classic action-packed science fiction horror short story collection, with stories from The Alien Artifact book series, with explorers confronting colossal deadly mind-bending new scenarios! In which explorers uncover the ultimate deadliest alien artifacts and aliens, with ultimate alien voyagers and probes, and ultimate future time travelers, in the deepest depths of space and beyond!
Fantastic Visions 2
Price: Free! Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An introduction to the writing of Julian M. Miles. Science fantasy, magical fantasy, horror and weird horror - a selection drawn from all of his currently published work.
The League of Decent Chaps
Price: Free! Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(1.00 from 1 review)
What if the world were different? What if rudeness and bad manners could be punished by a spell in an asylum or prison? What kind of a world would that be, and how would we get there. The world turns on one day in 1977, one day when everything changes. Nearly thirty years later the son who'd witnessed his Father's murder is at the heart of defending all the morals which his Fath
Foreigner - A Science Fiction Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
When Frank Anderson boarded the Alpha spaceship, he never thought the expedition would end in tragedy. Now, a foreigner trapped in a world unlike anything he could have ever imagined, Frank must come to terms with the choice he made that changed his life forever…
Alcandhor
Price: Free! Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of three previously published short stories about Alcandhor, one of the main characters of the novel Sword's Edge: Alternate Path / Bitter Storm / Petition
Blaster Books Webzine #1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015 by Blaster books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Blaster Books Webzine is a new science fiction anthology series in the tradition of the great magazines of old. In this first issue, Iain Ishbael, Ellen Denton, and Daniel Owens weave a series of tales that span time and space. An old war hero strives to make a futuristic college campus safer in "The Major.
Parable of Weeds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Ian Baptiste was finally starting to see some light in his life after the tragic death of his wife. Following a significant promotion, he’d been able to move with his son into WhisperWood, an exclusive, gated neighborhood. Something didn’t feel quite right. All of his feelings came to a head when he looked through a crack in the wall behind his home and discovered something that broke his heart.
Apex Magazine Issue 70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, 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 on the first Tuesday of every month. Edited by Hugo Award-nominated editor Jason Sizemore.
The Sleeper Wakes to a New Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life barely seems worth living to Todd, he seeks long term suspended animation as an elaborate suicide. Never expecting to wake up again, he instead emerges into a new world. Worse yet, he learns that his old body's gone - his mind only salvaged by being transplanted into a fellow cryonics patient named Eliza. He struggles to come to terms with a new world and a new life as a woman.
Empty Plastic Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story, about 3900 words. Danny is a young man who doesn't see eye to eye with his father. When dad won't help Danny realize his college dreams, he does what any reasonable person would do: he cuts his dad out of his life and buys a new one.
Strange Worlds Stories: Volume 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,230. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This book contains eight works of short fiction. All are filled with humor and satire. Six of the stories are reprints and two are new. The stories lampoon first contact incidents, vigilantes. Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings and other subjects popular with fantasy and scifi writers.