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Apex Magazine - Sample Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Free sample issue of Apex Magazine! 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 contains work by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, and Maureen McHugh. Apex Magazine was a 2012 Hugo Award Nominee!
Le fil d'arrivée
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Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: French. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Daniel, un véritable génie de la robotique, a recours à une brillante astuce pour annoncer à son vieil ami Michel qu'il est le premier à créer un véritable androïde entièrement autonome et conscient de son existence. Sachant que Michel ne sera pas facile à convaincre, Daniel lui joue un formidable tour qui frôle l'incrédulité et la stupéfaction à la toute fin du récit.
The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 13 reviews)
Sixteen year old, Miranda Mays, discovers she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites, who have come to earth demanding humans help save their race from extinction. Will she be the one to help them or will their quest continue?
The Elf and the Ogre (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a few of the classes for Clements students. Melanie 'marshmallow' Marsh has been plagued by two bullies. What can she do to break free?
Science Fiction Short Stories
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Series: Celesta's Science Fiction Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science Fiction Short Stories is a collection of eight, inspirational science fiction stories: Home, The Sacrifice, The Same Stars, Siren Song, What’cha Makin in the Barn?, Dragons, Fate’s Gift and Truth.
Life Trade
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if a stranger took over the part of your best friend? In "Life Trade," a directionless dude seeks answers after his buddy is replaced by someone new. He discovers a matching website for people who want to trade places. A short story by the author of dystopian novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall.
Within The Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
What lurks beyond outer galactical space? Our ancestors mysterious ancient Allies, who instead of settling in systems, chose to travel further into the dark beyond the galaxy.Or new enemies,and monsters beyond our comprehension.
A Treasured Memory
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Just as Toby thinks his summer is in his hands, his father invents a new virtual reality technology: Dream Rift. Capable of breaking the very boundaries between reality and fantasy, Dream Rift is a concept that holds the world in wonder. But is Toby ready to accept the consequences that come with it?
Medicate (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 12,910. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a taste of the curriculum for Clements students. Ellis Haverdel is bullied heavily by an older squad. And the cure for what ails him? Rebar.
Far Out! 1, 2, and 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Far Out! 1, 2, and 3 are stories about a detective, named Jack, who lives on a planet similar to earth, where unified physics technologies are in place. Each story is about how Jack and his partner work the hard crimes of the metropolis of Chingo. These stories include crooked politicians, crazy spouses, vampires, and more.
Hunger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,410. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Hunger is an anthology of short science fiction and fantasy stories. Each of them relates to the hungers that drive humanity--for food, for love, for power, for release from drudgery, or escape from times that have become too interesting. The stories in Hunger speak to the deep drives that move you, the appetites that lurk beneath the surface, struggling to emerge into the light.
The Pitch
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Price: Free! Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Gavin Talbot is one of the best criminals the world doesn't know about. Known to the Police only as Raven, Gavin is left wondering what to do when a job gets interrupted. The obvious answer seems to be: 'Find the next job'.
Border Patrol
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Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world where matter transportation is a reality how would countries protect their borders? Follow Bob, an aging Border Patrol officer, as he shows his new trainee Samuel exactly what it takes to keep the country safe from an avalanche of illegal immigrants.
Heartwood
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
While a secret group of collectors of the illegal and near-extinct gather to laud each others’ most flagrant trophies, a gang of rare-wood poachers targets the last cocobolo in a jungle Restoration Area. Opposing them are back-to-nature “New Druids” who believe all life is sacred. But can such high principles protect the trees they also claim to worship?
Mimozemstan
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: Slovak. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Kratky fantazijny pribeh Miroslava Halasa, ktory vsak hovori o podstate medziludskych vztahov. Prvykrat publikovany v novinach v roku 1990.
Antiquities and Tangibles and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,660. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The third collection by Hugo Award-winning author Tim Pratt -- whose previous collection Hart & Boot and Other Stories was a World Fantasy Award finalist -- gathers 23 of his best recent works of SF and Fantasy. Stories include Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award nominee "Her Voice in a Bottle," Bram Stoker Award finalist "The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft" (with Nick Mamatas), and three new stories.
Causality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A dream of desolation and death. A nightmare vision of a looming end, surrounded by hidden enemies and desperate strangers. His love taken. His hope lost. His life forfeit because of his failures, his inadequacies. How can this end be a beginning? And how can a dream seem so real?
The Call of the Elements: A Kiss of Fire
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Price: Free! Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
I shall begin with that which is passionate and beautiful, as an old man is wont to do. Fire, who consumes and destroys even as she gives light and warmth, loveliest of the Elements. Once, she locked herself away, hidden in a land of snow and ice, fearing the power that burned within her. More's the folly: we brought her back.
Overman
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Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Psychiatrist Owen Hanks’s new patient, Conrad Davis, is a superhuman ex-police officer - formerly depicted by the press as a veritable superhero. Then something changed, and - without explanation - he began to take lives rather than saving them. Owen feels safe because his patient’s powers are being suppressed. But he’s about to learn that - even now - Davis might not be as harmless as he seems.
Eyes of Wax
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Two biotech nightmares in one ebook... In a world where implants make the blind see, the lame walk, and the deaf hear, what becomes of human mind? When public suspicion of the enhanced hits crisis, one man discovers just how much his fellow citizens value their humanity--and how far they'll go to squelch anything that threatens it. Includes bonus story: Self-Sustaining