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Valhalla
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a near future, humans have created a virtual reality “Heaven.” But eternal bliss may not be all it’s cracked up to be. When a disillusioned young woman is confronted by a lover from her past, she discovers that preserving her free will might cost her everything.
The PA
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Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The Corpus Officialis Tower is not as it seems. For a start it's no more than twenty feet high but sprawls across several hundred square kilometres of southeast England. Nobody can quite remember who built it or why, but it certainly does something. Of course, after the computer-induced apocalypse The Administrator has ensured there isn't a microchip in sight...
The Poring Dark
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,350. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of 60 tales set on various worlds of the multiverse (12 short stories, 24 SF poems, 24 flash fictions). In which Dennis M. Lane looks at what it means to be human in a variety of settings. A new collection with some works previously having been seen in "Star*Line", "Itch", "Probe" and "Eye to the Telescope" and heard on "StarShipSofa" and "Tales To Terrify"
Más Allá De Lágrimas De Luz
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,020. Language: Spanish. Published: September 7, 2012 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tras "Lágrimas de luz", Rafael Marín amplió su escenario de la Corporación con dos relatos de mediana extensión: «A tumba abierta» y «Ébano y acero». En ella, exploraba nuevos aspectos de su universo narrativo y nos mostraba nuevas zonas oscuras de la mente humana y de las sociedades que crea, usando como foco para la historia dos de los personajes secundarios de su novela.
Empty Places - Story & Graphic Novel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction
"Empty Places" first appeared in "Razored Saddleds" "Empty Places" is one of my personal favorites, written for my dad who had passed away a few years earlier. I always thought the story would lend itself to a graphic novella. I was lucky enough to find Jeff Austin, an extraordinary artist who was was able to capture the images of the story in all their stark beauty and terror. Enjoy-Gary Raisor
The Dead Celebrity Space Corps
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Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. You set the price! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
It's sad when a celebrity dies before their time. But, what if they're not really dead? What if they've just been recruited to a higher purpose?
The Prooth (Origins Part 7)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jarl discovers the plan the Prooth have for Dia, Leyla and himself. Are these 'rebel Prooth' all they seem to be? What about Gheid and the Sindenians? Can they be trusted? This is a science fiction short story of 2,770 words. It is part seven in the 'Origins' series of science fiction short stories.
Holding Cells and Dragons
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dan has a problem when his friend, the one with the scaley tail, is suspected of a crime. He hopes he won’t have to arrest him. They don’t have cuffs big enough. Holding Cells and Dragons is a short story.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: The Wide, Wide World of Weird (Volume Seven)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,220. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Experience three times the twisted tales in this triple volume! Star-crossed lovers test the strength of their relationship at a gator farm in outer space, a pair of teens hunt for deals on jeans at a Gap store run by zombies, mobster plants put the shakedown on an irresponsible gardener, a young dragon gets into the holiday spirit by burning villages and snacking on the unchaste, plus much more!
Esami
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: Italian. Published: September 1, 2012 by Quelli di ZEd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Racconto fantastico tratto dalla raccolta "Di Stella in Stella", di Luca Poggi.
Welcome To New York
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Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The tourist attraction of the past is also the tourist attraction of the future - for an entirely different reason!
White-Out Man
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by Short Story Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents White-Out Man by Janet Marie Lewis Everyone it seems wonders, at some point in their lives, what will happen when they eventually stand before the “Pearly Gates”? One man seems stuck somewhere between, in a groundhog effect, approaching and re-approaching the Gates in a repeatedly futile attempt to attain a bottle of white-out.
The Stolen: Two Short Stories
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Series: The Meaning Wars, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
When Sarah and Clarice reach for basic human rights and challenge the law, their playful indulgences are treated as dire crimes. The peace and harmony in their separate worlds comes at a horrifying price.
Time Vault series: Time Vault
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Series: Time Vault, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A group of friend's get together on the journey that will take them to a new discovery through the vaulted passage ways of a mysterious chamber of time and space. This will lead the characters Lorenzo and Renee, to decide what they should do whilst in the midst of a group of friend's that decide on the path to this magical realm of another world through their interest of archaeological discovery.
Aliens Among Us
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,360. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
No trope may be as popular in pulp science fiction as the alien come to Earth. Now Pulp Empire celebrates the Aliens Among Us with ten new stories of alien invasion, abduction and action!
A Static Dance
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Price: Free! Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, a young dancer begins to question her sanity when confronted by a voice that only she can hear.
Incubators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Stranded in space, three astronauts struggle to accept their fate aboard a crippled ship. Could a last-minute rescue be all they hoped for? A horror short story in 3,200 words.
Shimmer Magazine - Issue 15
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,720. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Angels and psychopomps, ghosts and guilt, souls and mystery, death and love. Issue 15 is ready to enchant you. We’ve got stories from Megan Arkenberg, K. M. Ferebee, Mari Ness, Milo James Fowler, Nicole M. Taylor, and Oliver Buckram. Catch glimpses of what lives beyond death in this issue’s seven haunting stories.
Broker
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,750. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eli Yon thinks nothing of slipping through time, "correcting" history by making sure the right people die. That's his job. But he may be starting to lose his edge, and the last thing he needs is some young hot-shot making him look bad by saving his latest assignment from failure. But he may have a solution...
Little Miss Mute
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Price: Free! Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a Prohibition-Era speakeasy in Kansas City, Paul Verconi had been looking for nothing more than a few drinks to soothe his nerves before heading home. However, what came looking for Paul would prove to be even tougher to swallow than the diluted bootleg whiskey swirling in his dirty glass: a drop-dead gorgeous dame that was enigmatic, curiously silent ... and perhaps even dangerous.