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Ring of Salvation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The comet Nefarious is on a collision course with Earth. Apparently. And the US is scrambling to stop it. But Tamas, a seasoned journalist in the Eastern world, discovers that there may be an ulterior motive for putting a huge arsenal of weapons into space.
Apex Magazine - Issue 44
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: December 30, 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. This issue features Eugie Foster, Lettie Prell, Sarah Kuhn, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Listlessness In Early Automated Composition Devices
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Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Time-travelling ex-postman Harley Byrne's ongoing mission is to capture and make available for download “all the world’s music, ever.” In this newly rediscovered chapter from his lost memoirs, Byrne describes in full his mission to Manchester, 1952, to record the secret computer music of Alan Turing - war hero, mathematician, inventor of hands-free umbrella.
#Citybots
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Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of very short stories about robots going about their business in cities around the world. Featuring work by @blueberrio, @sooguy68, @mikearnzen, @sarcastic_f, @mediapathic, and @thebatinthehat.
Inheritance (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. But something went wrong, and one of the school's regents enrolled his son shortly before he died. Was it really a heart attack, or is Gideon Ross right and there was foul play involved?
Mirror Girl
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mirror Girl is about a young lady who suspects that her idyllic home town is wholly different than it appears. Desdemona Pringle investigates several anomalies, and with the help of a mysterious friend, learns the astonishing truth about her existence and world. First published in Abyss & Apex, "Mirror Girl" has received an Honorable Mention in "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 27th Edition."
Tempest Borne
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Series: Treborel, Prelude. Price: Free! Words: 11,580. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This prelude to the Treborel Scifi/Fantasy Series introduces Mikel who returns from a journey across the sea to announce his bethrothal only to discover his long time mistress Zannia is with his child. After Mikel refuses to be blackmailed Zannia disappeares into the war torn landscape of Latria determined to make Mikel suffer.
Cold Pulp Trio
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Three hard-boiled stories that hark back to the days of pulp fiction. Meet private dick Jay Dafoe. He’s in a dirty business, and cold hard cash has always made up for twinges his conscience might occasionally feel. Ben Andropov is a cop. The bosses are management, and the beat is the moon. Management wants order and doesn’t care how it’s kept. Cold Pulp Trio is hard-boiled American noir.
Can't Get Enough
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Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Sci-Fi love story about two people who try to make their love last forever.
The Sound of Money
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Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When the FBI face a series of bank robberies with no evidence of how the money was taken, Special Agent Nathan Taylor and his team are called in to find out just who, or what, is behind them. How is someone getting in unseen, without setting off any of the alarms? Is it some fantastical technology, or are one of the new Powers able to use their abilities to sneak straight in?
Desolace
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Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When genetic modification becomes legal, what will happen to the links between people? What will happen when the perfection sought for is not attained? Those who are not found to be flawless will be sent to Desolace.
Stealing Earth
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You set the price! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abstract mega universe, normal Earth universe, and extraterrestrial universe all meet and interact with each other after aliens discover Earth and start auctioning off the inhabited planet's resources.
Amour Amour Amour Amour (From the desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. It's a world where technology is implanted into your body, and where corporations are more powerful than the nations they reside in. Where does love figure into a world like this?
Collection Completed
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Price: Free! Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abigail Harrington is a young, lonely millionare who loves deeply. Step into her world and lose yourself in a life of money, mansions and lavish parties... but even all the luxuries in the world cannot save her from heartbreak, and soon she, along with you, will learn that love is nothing but a torment of the mind...
Miracle Pie
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,080. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Katie Guthrie cherishes her life in the small Wisconsin village where she makes her pie magic. She agrees to film a cooking pilot show to help a friend, and realizes the filmmaker is the dying boy Katie used to call her angel when she lived in Chicago. Gabe Robbins is burned out after a 3-year stint building a hospital in Africa. But regaining his passion will take him far away from Katie...
Adelle's Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Adelle just met a man with a strange proposition: For just this night, their reality is a movie--a movie that has predetermined every action they take and every word they speak. And if she comes with him, he'll let her watch it. What follows is a battle of destiny vs. free will, reality vs. fiction, where Adelle's survival is only as uncertain as the movie's climax...
Manual Override (Short)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012 by BraeVitae. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Old pilots don't get that way by trusting machinery. Sometimes you've just got to get your hands dirty.
Starfarer
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Price: Free! Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Starfarer is a short story about an unusual first contact between a woman on a deep-space sleeper ship and an alien ship.
The Soul Project
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Zion's life changes when she is taken from her planet Scarcity to First World along with hundreds of her people. When her superhuman powers are discover by a employee name Eisenhower within the prison,both there lives take on an epic journey when he decides to break her out of prison.
A Girl's Best Friend
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Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It seemed like a casual evening of drinks with my best friend . . . until things turned ugly. Find out how in this flash fiction with a twist.