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The Cross of Columba
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
Time Enough
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by Storm Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A grief stricken scientist invents a time machine to prevent the death of his wife.
After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.
The Call of the Sea
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Price: Free! Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
Why do tears taste of the sea? John Heap’s debut short story begins as Peter meets Maria on a deserted shore of a British seaside town. Peter is fascinated with Maria, but Maria is fascinated with the sea, a dark elemental obsession that echoes back to her family and to the origins of life itself. Can Peter save Maria from herself and the planetary forces that seem bent on her destruction?
Letters From The Abyss
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Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A daring pilot makes history as the first interstellar astronaut to reach Alpha Centauri, but is forced to fight for his life trying to get home.
Short Story Strands: Halloween 2012 Edition
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Price: Free! Words: 11,760. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Come celebrate Halloween in ways both spooky and fun in this collection of sixteen short stories spun by talented new voices in science fiction and fantasy.
Where Words Are None, There Is Space
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You set the price! Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the science fiction story I wrote for my English Extension 2 in my Higher School Certificate year. This is an earlier not quite complete version.
Nakomelingen van de vijfde rots
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: Dutch. Published: November 5, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Als de planeet Atlantis op het punt staat om vernietigd te worden, krijgt Athammo te horen dat zijn vrouw Muzi niet meemag met de ark die wordt gelanceerd om de beschaving van Atlantis te redden. Zowel Athammo als Muzi moeten dramatische beslissingen nemen.
In Apprehension How Like a God
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the year 2120 and the internet had been freed. Released from the confines of computer networks, it overlays reality and is administered by the Academy. When a member of the Academy is found dead under bizarre circumstances, Detective Conroy must find the killer. But how can you solve a murder in a world where reality itself can be reprogrammed?
Possibilities
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Price: Free! Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
State of Black SF authors have created a flash fiction anthology. Join artist Winston Blakely and authors L.M. Davis, Milton Davis, Margaret Fieland, Edward Austin Hall, Valjeanne Jeffers, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Balogun Ojetade, Rasheedah Phillips, Wendy Raven McNair, and Nicole Sconiers as they endeavor to explore the possibilities of Black speculative fiction.
The Hall of the Betrayed
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Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short SciFi story about a battle in outer space. Lestari is a fighter pilot trying frantically to protect the people he loves. But not everything is as it seems and soon forces beyond his control will force him to make a choice.
Apex Magazine - Issue 42
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: November 3, 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.
Fusion
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Series: Fantastic Fantasy and Science Fiction. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fantastic Books Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Contains 25 fantastic stories! Fantasy/Sci-Fi International Charity Short Story Competition winners’ anthology 2012, potentially one of the longest ebook titles on the market which is why we simply called it 'Fusion' Includes the winning entries, the runners up, a few last minute additions and two wonderful stories by our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken Thank you, enjoy!
Juiced
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Price: Free! Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The chronganger warns Perry: “Beware the Universe. She be one capricious bitch.” But in this time-travel tale, Perry’s objective is too vital, and he willingly gives up everything he has for that rare chance to change things – and to risk truly understanding the ’ganger’s warning.
Porciones individuales
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 74,800. Language: Spanish. Published: November 1, 2012 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
*Porciones individuales* recoge los mejores relatos cortos de Rodolfo Martínez. Relatos de fantasía, de ciencia ficción y relatos que transitan por un camino indefinido entre ambos géneros, todos ellos con el toque personal de Martínez, todos imbuidos de sus obsesiones personales y su gusto por el mestizaje literario.
Bruce Corbett's Speculative Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
My stories cover time travel to space opera, shootouts to alien invaders. This book is a collection of my short stories, written over many years. Several have been published previously, and some are available individually.
Hero's Break (WP, WT #1)
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Series: Wrong Place, Wrong Time, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Wrong Place, Wrong Time #1 The existence of superheroes is revealed when an argument between two superheroes boils over into chaos at the downtown plaza during late night Christmas shopping. The raging battle tears the area apart and terrorifies the shoppers. Nothing can stop them until they make a terrible mistake!
Sons of Nowhere: Leviathan
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Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
When a sea monster of unprecedented size is sighted off the coast of California, the Ophion Foundation deploys its Director of Cryptozoology, Gedeon Vassago, to verify the wild claims. The simple task of observation becomes a life-and-death struggle when the massive creature turns its attention on its pursuers. A prequel to the "Sons of Nowhere" novel series.
Strange Doors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,680. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by Clocktower Books. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Clocktower Books presents twelve tales of the weird and chilling. Each dramatic story involves ordinary men and women confronted by things unimaginable, in this world or some other--behind Strange Doors.
Sons of Nowhere: Strange and Unusual
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Price: Free! Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Reese Mason’s first week of high school at Acis Island has been a rough one. The last thing he expected was to make friends with Tessa Vasquez, the odd girl in his English Lit class. Sadly, he is convinced that her interest lies more with his rare deformity than with him. A prequel to the "Sons of Nowhere" novel series.