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The Forced Assassin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tom Jackson finds himself in the middle of a plot to kill an alien ambassador. A man named Andy Rennick pushes a heavy-looking revolver across his desk to Tom. He wants Tom to use it during humanity's first contact with an alien species. Rennick is the commander of the orbiting space station on which this historic moment will occur. He knows every move that Tom could possibly make.
Arcot e la Regina
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: Italian. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eros, fantasy e fantascienza sono i generi che Luca Rossi mescola sapientemente in questa serie di racconti a puntate per creare una miscela unica, dove femmine e maschi di specie e pianeti diversi vengono indagati nelle loro più profonde pulsioni sessuali.
The Apparition of the Virgin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the helm on the Great Lakes, Georges is convinced the Virgin has appeared, and with a young family to support, the message has great meaning. When he's a little too insistent, people think he's mad. But all is not real in this masterful parody of an international science-fiction undersea crime thriller. A short story.
Hardware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Matt heard something go bump in the night, he thought it would turn out to be nothing. Then he wakes to find himself in an anonymous hangar wearing only a hospital gown, surrounded by perma-smiling people that are hooked up to a vast machine. He’s lost his consciousness, his wife and his underwear. And he wants them all back.
The End of All (Origins Part 8)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gheid, Leyla, Dia and Jarl arrive on the planet Han to meet the Sindenians. But they may be far too late. This is a science fiction short story of 1,280 words. It is part eight and the final part of the 'Origins' series of short stories.
Outer Sky
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Price: Free! Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world is dying. The human race is dwindling. Its grandeur all but forgotten. A majority of the great strides made in philosophy, art, technology, and science lay buried in the rubble of the past. Forgotten. Still some cruel spark of humanity remained, undaunted, determined to survive. For the first time in generations, and in secret men and women will be hurled to the stars. To where...
A Divine Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The story “A Divine Tale” is about Seglaman The Snow God, and how other God’s use his sorry tale as a reminder to younger less experienced God’s as a warning to never become too comfortable when ruling over mortals who worship them. If you read this story then I would much appreciate it if you would review the story (weather the review be good or bad) as any feedback would be most helpful.
Memories of Hel
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Price: Free! Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
After a merciless enemy boards her cargo hauler, Captain Kasha Eaves is forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of her life - she withdraws her distress call. “DCCS Memories of Hel to any vessel within range – this ship is to be considered hostile. Repeat – the Memories of Hel is hostile. Destroy on sight.” However, her crew's fight for survival and freedom has barely begun.
Through Anguish
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
One man's loss leads to the pain of a village, and the change he needs to grow.
Moon Dream: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Even as a child, Julia Threswald dreamed of visiting the moon. But the world economy collapses around her, throwing everything into chaos, dashing her chances to go to the moon. Julia despairs until she realizes her dream could lead her, and her world, out of the darkness into hope. If she can find the strength to realize her vision of walking on the moon. "Moon Dream" is a short story.
Evacuation Day: A Science Fiction Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Peggy Osterhouse walks into Grenville Groceries, she expects Mr. Grenville to follow her to the evacuation like all good citizens. After all, Mr. Grenville and his special talents will be needed on the trip. But Mr. Grenville has different ideas, especially for dealing with a construct like Peggy Osterhouse. And he’s not afraid to use them! "Evacuation Day" is a short story.
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!