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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?
The Climb
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Price: Free! Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stars at this altitude are palpable, touchable. One star even seems to grow as I labor in the cold night at eleven thousand feet, one slow step after another with many stops to catch what little breath there is to catch up here. While that star grows larger still.
The Origami Dragon And Other Tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,630. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Origami Dragon and Other Tales is a collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories. Featuring 'The Origami Dragon', in which a strange young boy is confronted by a destructive magical paper dragon, 'Mr Sunshine' in which the dour supernatural agent serves as the Company's last line of defence in a shadowy and secret war, and many others.
Ana of Acheron
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Price: Free! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Born in the undersea city of Acheron, Rafa’il transports often illegal cargo between cities for a fee. Unable to connect with others, Rafa’il was plagued by loneliness until he discovered the drug called “ana.” Now in addition to avoiding law enforcement and legitimate transporter agencies, Rafa’il struggles with the threat of addiction. It’s a battle that he’s losing…and may not even want to win.
Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf
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Price: Free! Words: 8,900. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2012 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Christmas at the exclusive ski resort of Kirchel, with its concrete log cabins and artificial snow, was a tedious affair. But the robot security wolves that patrolled the dome at night were rejects from the brutal Gods of Avalon game show. When the power fails, Hestia and her friends would soon wish they had never ventured into the forest in search of park ranger Granny!
Civil Disturbance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- A Civil War surgeon falls, mortally wounded from the bullet of the enemy, only to awaken in a stark white room occupied by tall, deformed men. If he ever wants to see his family again, he must carry out a covert mission for these unfamiliar conspirators. Beyond his control, the strangers place him in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865 as President Abraham Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre.
The First Galactic Princess – A Bedtime Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The first galactic princess is a little girl growing up in a wonderful place. She faces an ordinary problem with the help of a friend and the support of an understanding father. There are no spaceships, ancient prophecies or threatening aliens. There is, however, a hover car -- kids need to dream about hover cars!
The Secret Beneath the Ice
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a thoughtship and its pilot finally reach Avani, they barely have a chance to marvel at its sapphire forests before they are ambushed by an enemy far beyond their understanding. Tumbling down to the planet's surface, an ice-covered continent to the south is the only viable landing site. Lucky for them, the ancient secret that hides beneath the ice could lead to bliss... or hell.
The Santa Claus Gang
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Series: Marlowe and the Spacewoman, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's hard to enjoy Xmas when even the Santa Claus Gang's out to get you. When the Prussian Death Squad Robot commandos disappear on Xmas Eve, the crime bears all the hallmarks of the dreaded Santa Claus Gang. With only a few hours to locate the missing commandos, Marlowe and Nina find themselves yet again delving into the seedy, dumpster-filled underbelly of the City’s criminal underworld.
All Thumbs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Dunkerron Press posulliv@dunkerron.com. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Book says she's supposed to search for any survivors. Check. One survivor, armed and dangerous. The Book says she's supposed to classify any survivors as friendly or hostile. Check. He's a friendly. Sort of. The Book says she's supposed to kill any survivors. Kill him especially if he's a friendly. She's beginning to have a bit of a problem with the Book.
Special Trek: The Unknown Closet
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A rather ordinary day on the USS Magic Carrot turns rather special when Captain Andy's happy talk dinner is interrupted by something that must be explored.
The Lucids of the Permafrost Society
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Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Someone said "life is but a dream." But can the ability to control your dreams be bred into you? Find out how far one man would go to achieve his dream in this sci-fi short.
Keepers of the Tallath
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Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It has been over seven years since the passing of Darren Blake's grandfather, but a call from the executor of his will after Darren's twenty fifth birthday produces one final keepsake from Grandpa Donald. The box given to Darren looks plain enough, but leaves him with one burning question: what is inside?
Atomic Heart
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the core of the Industrial Revolution the world is on the verge of extraordinary technological advancements. A new and powerful energy source rises to dethrone the generalized use of steam. In the right hands, the new power source can speed up Mankind’s development but on the wrong hands it can destroy the world.
Better Than Sex
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it... or will it? It's hard to imagine anything 'better than sex' but this duo found it. Now what?
The Love Machine & other contraptions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this, his debut collection in English, Israeli author Nir Yaniv collects stories from over a decade of writing. In turns humorous, lyrical, profound - but always entertaining - these are the haunting tales of an author at the height of his power. "Each story is a bright flash of odd brilliance... unmissable." - Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama.
Murphy's Loss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn't bother to ask why she was selected. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control--what happens if something goes wrong?
Proton: Heroine of Chem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Proton, protector of the innocent and oppressed, roams the world of Chem fighting evil and injustice. But if she can't escape the ambush she has wandered into, all life on Chem will be in peril. An adult story for those who appreciate chemistry.