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Adversary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
Apex Magazine - Issue 41
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 9, 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.
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
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Series: Zero Hour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,890. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Bannelingen op Troop
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nadat hij door zijn muitende bemanning uit zijn schip is gezet, stort Wolter Hazelaar neer op Troop. Maandenlang is hij er alleen, op de twinkelieren na. Tot er opeens een deur verschijnt op het strand ...
Starfall: The First Cut
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Price: Free! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Castaway meets Lost in Space. Exploring the power of information.
Piecework
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
Lerdrin's Rings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story: When an vagrant stumbles upon a stone in the woods, he's given a second chance at life as the wizard of the nearby kingdom, but is everything as it seems? Or is Lerdrin only the most recent to be duped by a series of tests taking place in the woods?
The Ten Second Time Traveller
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Extremely short story about the problems with time travel. Recently (October 5th 2012) I was in the pub with Mick Carter discussing short story writing. As the conversation got to what could be achieved with the shortest amount of words, yet be able to still tell a reasonably decent story we decided to set a challenge for ourselves and write a story in around 500 hundred words or less.
Strange Harvest
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A humorous science fiction short story. Exploding tomatoes. Incendiary radishes. Electric potatoes. Something very odd is happening in Drinkwater. Can the town's sole reporter figure it out...before it's too late?
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
This is the story “Pain Is So Close To Pleasure”, a short comedy story I wrote several years ago. The story looks at an alien race who has recently come into contact with our own. To learn more about each other, ourselves and the aliens decide to send an exchange student to the others world to spend time there so each race can learn more about the other. Warning: contains swearing
Love & the Aliens
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in Earth’s near future, a group of aliens, called the Unity, have masterminded a peaceful takeover and simultaneously made things better and mucked things up. Stories of love, espionage, art, movies, conspiracies and even a cat or two. Includes ‘Joe’s Milky Way Cafe’, ‘Chocolate is My Destiny’, ‘Long Past Time,’ ‘Unexpected Contact’, ‘Trust’ and 'Walking Away from the Past'.
Walking Away from the Past
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 'Love & the Aliens' story. Suicide or Murder? Political Espionage? Producers shutting down the film? Aliens, technological breakdowns and more hit Estelle on her last day of doing stunts for her current film. Can she survive it and turn her life around?
Trust
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 'Love & the Aliens' story. In Earth’s near future, the Unity, an alliance of aliens, is in power. Gena must keep the human communication system running. The system has other ideas. So does Soukis, an irresistible Catalpan Engineer. Are his ideas part of further takeover or a creative alien idea? And what does he want with her?
The Imagi
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story written using a unique style, The Imagi tells the story of humanities development of psychic powers and their first contact with an Alien race.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.
Black Friday
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Short Story: On the distant planet Retail, Holly, an indentured servant, working towards her freedom and to help her family escape war-torn Earth, has to deal with a galaxy-wide assortment of unruly customers on the worst day in Retail's drawn out year: Black Friday.
Micro relatos de Ciencia-Ficción
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Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: Spanish. Published: October 4, 2012 by PÚLPito. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Recopilatorio de relatos breves de ciencia-ficcion de Hank Ware. Incluye: "MacroDownload", "Como asesine al presidente" y "Una version mejorada". Asi mismo la rareza: "Naufrago espacial", aparecida en la "Antologia Trash" y la inedita: "Los cinco pasos de la culpa".
Scavenger
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Alex's job is to search derelicts for anything that may be valuable. The problem is, 'valuable' is relative, but danger is not...
The Lost Ship
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Series: Science Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
During a space jump to another solar system a space ship encounters unforeseen problems.
The Release
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Trapped in a place removed from time and space - the Devil's Triangle - a rag-tag group is caught in an endless battle with horrible creatures that attack relentlessly - until the creatures find a way to invade Earth. Now a race is on to use future tech to stop them from overrunning all of humanity...