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Hunting Comp.
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Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A Cautionary Tale of Time Travel. How much fun would it be to hunt a dinosaur with an Enfield rifle?
Mantis
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Price: Free! Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Thrown into the sea, his memory of the last few hours hazy but slowly returning, young Mantis decides he can’t die just yet – not before he has put up a fight and made the regime pay for killing the people he loved. This is the story of how Mantis met Kalaes and how Mantis started his journey with the resistance.
Sense of Wonder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
There are many kinds of mystery, especially on the Moon! Sit down and have a drink with a Lunar rockhound as he tells you his tale: the trials and tribulations and even humiliations he endured just so that he could do tedious, difficult work on Luna. But on the Moon, even an ordinary day of work is extraordinary; and for this Lunar geologist, this day will be the culmination of a lifetime's dream.
Transformations
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Anura Books. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
If it meant destroying who you are now, could you take the leap of faith, to find out who you might become? Includes "Changing Course" and "Final Words." 5221 words
Memory Song
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man who loves to sing causes a terrible accident, but when he seeks help from a memory-erasure doctor, he uncovers something even worse.
Rewind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: Italian. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La Starweb è sull'orlo del fallimento. Tasse, debiti e burocrazia la stanno uccidendo. Ma Alberto Ferrari ha un'idea geniale. E i conti cominciano a volare. Troppo. Banche, pm e media tentano un nuovo massacro. Presto Alberto raggiungerà quello che non avrebbe mai immaginato. Ma qualcosa non quadra. E quando anche anche il suo sogno d'amore sta per realizzarsi, la realtà di Alberto cambia ancora.
Richard
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Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.
Physics for Dogs
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Price: Free! Words: 17,880. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Bruno the beagle goes missing after an unfortunate accident, his disappearance is written off as just another mystery. But when he reappears twelve years later without ageing a day, it’s up to his owner to uncover the disturbing truth behind an ancient power nestled beneath the town.
Long Time Passing
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Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga. Martin is a man with a grim past he would rather not remember, even after three long centuries. But in a future where history seems about to repeat itself, can he really hide from his darkest memories forever?
In His Dream He Plummets
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Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A free sci-fi short story involving alternate reality and dark inner-monologue, wrapped in an interesting poetic writing style. (around 8900 words or 15 single-spaced pages)
Aurora Borealis: Heated Arguments
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Heated Arguments:" When the Aurora Borealis is stranded dead in space, it is infiltrated by an old 'acquaintance' of the crew causing all hell to break lose not only on the ship, but also within the Captain. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.
Fireflies
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Price: Free! Words: 22,900. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A haunted train and the gods' retirement home. A spirit of vengeance doesn't know her purpose and a blackmailer has lost his memory. An ancient star's gravity brings a starship to life and the laws of the dead are tricky. Fireflies is a collection of short stories by Erica Lindquist and Aron Christensen.
Aptitude
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the judge offers Lily six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she wants to go home. Then she finds the artifact and everything changes. A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.
N-Hance: A Gamer's Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life is not easy for Eric. Not only is he struggling with a learning disability, but he is the worst gamer in his whole class. Then, when the girl he loves tells him she is leaving for an advanced school, his world seems to be ending. Just as he realizes that he would do anything to stay with her, he is given an offer that promises to change his life. But brain enhancement is not without risk.
Adversary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
Apex Magazine - Issue 41
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » 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.
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
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Series: Zero Hour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,890. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Bannelingen op Troop
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nadat hij door zijn muitende bemanning uit zijn schip is gezet, stort Wolter Hazelaar neer op Troop. Maandenlang is hij er alleen, op de twinkelieren na. Tot er opeens een deur verschijnt op het strand ...
Starfall: The First Cut
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Price: Free! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Castaway meets Lost in Space. Exploring the power of information.
Piecework
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?