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Three-Quarters Martian
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The first man to walk on the moon was a hero to five generations. The first woman to walk on Mars was forgotten even before her boots plunked into the red dust. Abandoned by a fracturing civilization on Earth, the first mission to Mars is in trouble. Anna-Jing, her left leg buried along with her co-pilot, and her malnourished crewmates must make impossible choices in order to return home.
Mind-Bending Tales of Alien Encounters
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 53,930. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A new sci-fi action thriller with two tales of explorers encountering mind-bending aliens! In deep space explorers encounter something of unknown origins that has been hidden there since the dawn of creation that starts killing them, and if it escapes could destroy the universe. Explorers find a pulsating alien sphere, and it enters them into another universe where they encounter strange entities.
U.S.S. Humanity
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,360. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Outcast for protecting lives, a highly skilled, disillusioned 6-person crew embarks on a 6-year corporate deep-space mission, but together emerges as an uncompromising human force when confronted by greedy syndicates and aliens in the lawlessness of space.
Antologia Fénix de Ficção Científica e Fantasia - Volume I
Price: Free! Words: 14,010. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Constituída por mini contos de autores portugueses, cujo tema comum é Livros. Livros que comem, livros que sonham, livros que alteram o ordem do tempo, tudo o que poderá imaginar de fantástico nos livros.
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Festival
Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,840. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The festival always brings crowds of tourists to Abatha, thronging the streets with their holier than thou attitude and easy to steal purses. Keldaren is about to find out the hard way that they're not all as harmless as she thinks.
Super Lizard Begins
Series: The Amazing Super Lizard. Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: British English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Ropo is a Nigerian living in North Yorkshire; he has just been covered in toxic waste and become a super hero. Unfortunately for him he is a lizard and it has all come as rather a shock!
Starlight, Starbright
Series: Vain Are the Stars. Price: Free! Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The archivist Un'Yhe has honored the strangers throughout his long lifetime. The strangers have smiled at every relic of the broods' homeworld Un'Yhe has brought before them. Un'Yhe's care continues to expand the museum built upon the strangers' crashed ark, until one day the strangers unfold the homeworld's bright sky to reveal a sparkling treasure more glorious than even Un'Yhe's museum houses.
A Story in a Flash - A Collection of 300 Word Flashfiction Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Collection of 50 Flash-fiction stories by Michael Drake. Each story is exactly 300 words in length. Mostly science fiction, fantasy or fractured fairy tales.
Robot Love (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
What happens when a robot is blinded by love and ignores Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics? 17 year old Ashley Morgan is your typical girl next door, with a crush on her geeky neighbor and friend, Franklin Dyachenko. She wants to ask him to be her date for their Senior Prom, but he is always preoccupied with Robbie, his robot. Will the robot stand in the way of their love, or push them closer?
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2013 issue
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. This issue features works from Marge Simon, Lauren McBride, Guy Belleranti and many more.
Lost Waters
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off.
Excerpt from Species Analysis 451
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A short excerpt from an alien scientist discussing a startling new art form observed in a species being studied.
Curious Anomalies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rick Silvano, a young geneticist, has gotten himself entangled with a violent, drug-lord named Diego Peres. Peres has hired Rick to create genetically enhanced watchdogs, by combining bats with Africanized honeybees. Clive Pinkerman, a late-night, radio conspiracy host, announces that he is going to break into the lab. Rick must juggle his time between stopping Clive, and the experiment.
The Rise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
When robots rise in popularity, they become more and more advanced until they rival humans. They compete for human jobs and fight for a human vote. This sci-fi short explores how far specialized robots can go when they are given a mind of their own.
I, Sci Fi Fan
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
How far can virtual reality go? What will it really be like after Armageddon? I explore these concepts in my two series of Flash Fiction in this volume, The Virtual Man and ScarLand; plus, a hand full of Mini Novels - 1,500 word tales so full they think they're bigger - exploring various science fictional themes. So sit back and let me take you to our future.
City of Refuge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mike Hatfield was innocent of all wrongdoing. The McCoys didn't care. They claimed he hacked the sensors and the justice system. The Judge advised him to seek safety in a City of Refuge.
Hide and Seek
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aravel had planned on knitting his mother socks but Anwyn's temper tantrum made concentration impossible. Instead, he proposed a Clan-wide game of Hide and Seek through the Dana Clan house. While hiding Aravel saw the opportunity to right a wrong and make Uncle Athol and his best friend Ruark happy. All it would take was convincing Mother that a marriage would seal the trade deal perfectly.
Death and Taxes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
People often misquote Benjamin Franklin on the only certainties in life—death and taxes. But Patrick wonders about the truth in that. Once young and foundering, he embarked on a quest to challenge life’s inevitabilities. Now older and jaded, he comes face to face with his past, forcing him to question everything he believes.
Orion: Suresh Adventure
Price: $1.53 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A novella filled with action and adventure, about heroism and doing right, no matter the circumstances. Captain John Kruiger and the crew of the Orion are on their way home when they are thrown off course by unlikely circumstances. Finding themselves stranded far off course and cut off from help, the crew of the Orion must face an alien culture and tough decisions to get home again.
Child Full of Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(5.00 from 1 review)
Meet a man who is dying, face-down in an alley on a strange world, with a knife wound in his guts. He is surely doomed, until a child comes to help him. But why is this filthy street child helping him, and where will this child take him? The answers run deeper than the surface suggests, and this unlikely pair have more in common than you might think.