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Polar Shift
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Als Amber DeSoto Nordlichter auf Ganymede entdeckt, weiß sie, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Aber wenn irgendwer das Unvorhergesehene überleben kann, dann Amber – und wenn der Kommandant der Basis schon nicht auf sie hören will, wird sie eben selbst herausfinden, wie sie die Basis und ihre Bewohner retten kann.
Splig and Dint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Commander Splig and Lt. Dint are two aliens with a mission: to sit on their ass and monitor Earth communications for five years. Their years of boredom and near lunacy come to a horrific end when confronted with a video showing their beloved space navy hero Yablo Dan dissected by human beings. Splig and Dint set aside their differences and plan their revenge.
Dunyon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In a rundown bar on a space station at the end of the universe, a customer asks for passage to Dunyon. The owner and bartender has no idea what or where Dunyon is. The next night, more people show, and more, and suddenly Dunyon, that little bar, and the entire spacestation face a very big crisis.
Deep Cove
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Series: Deep Cove, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On a hot summer's night in 1978 Randy and Jimmy discover that catfish and turtles aren't the only thing living in the murky waters of Deep Cove. Their discovery makes for a riveting, action packed short story.
Apex Magazine - Issue 40
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: 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.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Going to the Dogs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A reluctant vacation for two couples quickly devolves into a desperate life-and-death fight when one member of the party decides to cross a galactic crime lord - with apocalyptic consequences...
The First Voyages
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From 21st century asteroid settlements to World War II Romania, from an Earth dominated by immortal aliens to Christ's empty tomb, let a fresh, distinctive voice in science fiction guide you on journeys to the photosphere of the sun, the coding regions of DNA, and the complexities of the human psyche.
The Tribe
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Series: Beyond The Tunnel, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dave Randall was just an ordinary guy, living with his family in the suburbs. Then one day his car broke down inside a tunnel, and everything changed. Now he's trying to survive in a new world, and the future is more uncertain than ever. In a world where only the strong survive, the ruthless may find opportunity to take advantage of the weak. And fighting predators sometimes comes with a price...
Interzone 241 Jul - Aug 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.71 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sean McMullen's Steamgothic and Aliette de Bodard's very moving Ship's Brother lead but Gareth L. Powell, David Ira Cleary and C.J. Paget's James White Award winner follow. "Surely the most ineptly written blockbuster of recent years, Prometheus marries stunning spectacle filmmaking to abjectly woeful science, plotting, and dialogue..." plus much more from Nick Lowe on that and many more reviews
The Pods
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Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When strange metallic pods begin to suddenly drop from the sky one night, two young brothers take one home and make a terrible discovery... Now looking better than ever on your e-reader...
1001001
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
General Purpose robot 1001001 has had as content an existence of dull labor as any robot could want. But when a fellow droid offers it an unusual file called gospel.dat, 1001001's world turns upside down in a single tick of its diamondoid brain. Inspired by the Rush song "The Body Electric" from Grace Under Pressure
To Meet Fate
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the green, health-conscious near future, an already wealthy man eagerly anticipates the results of a block lottery. Watching on his massive holoscreen, he weighs the value of his life up until now and the quality of his marriage, knowing that everything will change if he wins. This is a short story which dares to ask: How much is enough?
Hoe ik een moordenaar werd
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Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: Dutch. Published: September 11, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Een koloniste, die op een vreedzame planeet in vrijheid en harmonie met haar planeetgenoten leeft, ziet haar rustige leventje wreed verstoord door een invasie van neodemi's. Zal zij zich door hen in het keurslijf laten persen?
Wired: A Broken Fairy Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A cybernetic Rapunzel in a post-apocalyptic world plots to escape her lonely tower. "Wired" is a short story of about 4600 words.
The Forced Assassin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tom Jackson finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill an alien ambassador. A man named Andy Rennick pushes a heavy-looking revolver across his desk to Tom. He wants Tom to use it during humanity's first contact with an alien species. Rennick is the commander of the orbiting space station on which this historic moment will occur. He knows every move that Tom could possibly make.
Arcot e la Regina
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: Italian. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eros, fantasy e fantascienza sono i generi che Luca Rossi mescola sapientemente in questa serie di racconti a puntate per creare una miscela unica, dove femmine e maschi di specie e pianeti diversi vengono indagati nelle loro più profonde pulsioni sessuali.
The Apparition of the Virgin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the helm on the Great Lakes, Georges is convinced the Virgin has appeared, and with a young family to support, the message has great meaning. When he's a little too insistent, people think he's mad. But all is not real in this masterful parody of an international science-fiction undersea crime thriller. A short story.
Hardware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Matt heard something go bump in the night, he thought it would turn out to be nothing. Then he wakes to find himself in an anonymous hangar wearing only a hospital gown, surrounded by perma-smiling people that are hooked up to a vast machine. He’s lost his consciousness, his wife and his underwear. And he wants them all back.
The End of All (Origins Part 8)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gheid, Leyla, Dia and Jarl arrive on the planet Han to meet the Sindenians. But they may be far too late. This is a science fiction short story of 1,280 words. It is part eight and the final part of the 'Origins' series of short stories.