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My Summer Vacation by Terrance Wade
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When Terrance's mother comes in through the window, she says, "Terrance, your dad doesn’t want me to show you the world. But we’re going – tonight, now." With that, she scoops him up and rushes from the house. Terrance, a naive yet astute 7-year-old, is kidnapped by his mother. Told from his perspective, Terrance believes he's on an adventure to save the world in this short, witty novelette.
Martians, Monsters and Pepperoni Pizza: 100 Speculative Fiction Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,360. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Martians invade, will they do so with bombs and spaceships, or perhaps with jelly donuts and pepperoni pizza? What's the King of the Whales up to when he asks a con-man to buy pizza for his subjects? If some dead aliens have escaped from Area 51, is there a black market in their body parts? What, exactly, do zombies want... and might they happy with chocolate chip cookies?
Going Up
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Price: Free! Words: 830. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Boson has been working hard on his calculations. There's a special ride he wants to catch, and he doesn't want to miss it.
The Colonists
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the not-so-distant future, when the world economy is crippled and the Earth seems damaged beyond repair, a group of friends dream of escaping the unemployment and despair to the mysterious world of Mars-17, the first Earth-like exoplanet in the binary star system of Alpha Centauri... (The Colonists, a novella)
The Paradox of The Origin Of Life
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Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story presenting an alternative view for the origin of life in our Universe.
Sciencey Tales of Science Fiction
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,470. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012 by Fortress Publishing, Inc. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Gravity! Centrifugal force! Boiling Water! See these complex scientific phenomena confuse writers Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano as they traipse through 12 feature length scifi stories. They argue with talking grapes, confound mad scientists, even get shrunken! What will happen when they act as Earth’s ambassadors to an alien life form? Whatever the outcome, hilarity and mayhem are guaranteed!
Brothers In Arms
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Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I knew, and I mean knew, that it had happened. It did take place. I was not dreaming, I was not on drugs. He visited me. He, my long lost brother in arms. Across centuries, across galaxies, here, now. On that beach. It was him, I had no doubts. Now, to convince Walter about that.
Plasma Frequency Issue 3
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Price: Free! Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is Issue 3 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 3 December/January 2012/13. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2012 Plasma Spyglass Press
Emozioni nella Nuvola: 1. Codice Killer
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Price: Free! Words: 13,360. Language: Italian. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La libertà dell'uomo è a rischio. DataCom vuole il controllo di governi, comunicazioni e menti. Qual è il segreto della multinazionale? Chi ne è davvero alla guida ? E come sarà usato il pericoloso codice creato da Mario, il geniale programmatore? “Il codice killer” è il primo sensazionale capitolo di Emozioni nella Nuvola, la serie thriller fantascientifica creata da Luca Rossi.
An Aspie Tells Tales Again
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Series: Aspie Tales, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,710. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A second collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Supernatural Suspense short stories, with afterward comments by the author, who happens to have Asperger's and D.I.D. (multiple personalities.) The motivation for writing, beyond entertainment, is to encourage anyone with barriers in their life that they can find a way to their dreams.
The Cat Who Saved the World
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the story of a cat who truly did save the world with a little help. In the history of the Earth, there has never been anything quite like this. People who have cats all know that cats are smart creatures, but saving the world? Read this great story about how a man and his cat and all the water creatures of the world worked together to save the world.
Passport to Phelamanga
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Grab your passport for the roller coaster ride of your life as you travel through five mind bending journeys that will shock you out of your comfort zone, and take you into the new dawn you’ve always been looking for, to the land of Phelamanga.
The Signal
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
True, I had seen gnomes before, but they had all been hallucinations. Not real. This one, however, refused to leave. Insisted on being very real, indeed. And not only that, he insisted that I follow him. Curiosity got the better of me, so I did.
Prevention Protocol
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Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A group of artificial intelligences seek reassurance after one of their human analysts emails a suicide letter to one of them before killing himself.
Interzone 243 Nov - Dec 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#243, the Nov–Dec 2012 Ebook Interzone, the 2nd issue based on the new print format, has: more content, full colour, new novelettes by Jon Wallace, and Jason Sanford, plus stories by China's Chen Qiufan (Ken Liu translates), Caroline M. Yoachim, and Priya Sharma. Ben Baldwin's cover 'The Star' finishes his 2012 series. Interior art is by: Richard Wagner, Warwick Fraser-Coombe, and Martin Hanford.
Apex Magazine - Issue 43
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: December 4, 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 month features Alethea Kontis, Mari Ness, Jeffrey Ford, and Vylar Kaftan.
I, Spaceman
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Price: Free! Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I love the old Sci Fi series and I thought, can I write Flash Fiction in the same vein? Well, judge for yourself. In these stories you’ll meet the crew of B-Mover 14, Newton 2, Old Space Dog and a host more as they travel the Graveyard Sector; as well as my alien species the Pridians, Angerians, Envins, Lustaceans, Gred and the Slothy. We’ll go boldly, and not split infinity.
The Book Nomad
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Good thing physical books are rare in 5432, especially with poor Hembert transported uncontrollably to the time and place described. Now he's stuck in a historical Earth conflict called "World War Two." It's a race to find a book, any book, to transport him away. But, why aren't they working? A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the BONUS story, "Wolf Dance
Wolf Dance
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Series: Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Keeping the Sorin worlds free from vermin like poachers is a full-time job for Ranger Corsac. As a regular at the Gateway Roadhouse, the building appearing out of nowhere isn't a surprise. It asking for his help is. A request which will collide with a hidden secret of his past. A science fiction short story in the Gateway Roadhouse Chronicles. Includes the complete BONUS story, "The Book Nomad"
Psionic Flight (Science of Psionics #2.1)
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Series: The Science of Psionics Short. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Psionic Series short story. Mark and Linda experience terror in the skies as the flight they are on is hijacked. Will their new psionic powers help prevent a disaster?