Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories

Mudder Stew
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: Free! Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world has evolved into a thing Hank Goode hardly recognizes. Witnessing the mudders march in the streets, banging their drums and singing their songs, only increases his sense of alienation. Hank sees that his beloved city is about to leave him behind, but he fails to suspect how ill fortune will force Hank to call the mudders his brothers so that he can accept a bowl of warm, mudder stew.
The Penitent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jon Worthyman is a flawed but basically good man whose church demands a penance for the sin of adultery. Jon is a Branch Davidian, and worships David Koresh.
On The Plains of Deception
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story by award-winning author Brendan DuBois, about the first man and woman on Mars, who will never return home to Earth.
Plastic Tulips
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: Free! Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The town of Portis doesn't fault Sophie Carter for gunning down Samantha Tosh in the local grocery store. Knowing that a copy of a younger, more beautiful you walked the streets around your home would drive anyone to murder. Nor was Samantha a person. She was only a synthetic, and Franklin Tosh should've known better than to think a clone could substitute for a human wife.
Glampire
Price: Free! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
First Contact, Seventies Style! from NYT bestselling author. A fun short story where murder isn’t the only mystery, and our detective’s clothes are far from plain. 1940s Noir meets 1970s Glam. The story begins as a bizarre murder case in an unusual location, but nothing is as it seems. And the fate of an entire civilisation rests on a man with spiky red hair and six-inch platform shoes.
The Final Battle
Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An eminent scientist is challenged by a humanoid robot in a verbal combat which lays bare irrationality, inconsistency and senselessness in our lives which we have learned to accept.
Gavin's Big Date
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twenty-something Gavin gets a more interesting night out than he bargained for when he hits on a girl at a late-night train sushi restaurant.
UFO 1955
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An escaped prisoner is taken up into a UFO and transformed into a hideous creature designed to harvest humans to be used as food on an alien planet.
A Day For Dying
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"A Day For Dying" features a special kind of gladiatorial contest, one which we would not want to participate in!
Leviatán
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: Spanish. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
En las profundidades del Atlántico ha sido descubierta una gigantesca criatura. Su corazón late cada vez con mayor fuerza, augurando un inminente despertar. ¿Está preparado el mundo para lo que se avecina?
Shadows and Starlight
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 148,600. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A hardened lawman tries to get himself and his lady love off a hostile colony world. An overworked student finds a nefarious shortcut to solve all her problems. An office worker constantly struggles against a fantastical stereotype. These are some of the diverse and entertaining short stories you'll find in this collection. It includes science fiction, horror, fantasy, and more.
Reality Is A Dream
Series: Beyond Realities, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science has given us many new frontiers but this one is something she did not expect. Aislinn was hired to crunch the numbers and find out just why the project was not working the way it should. They would not tell her just what the project was. The papers kept talking about the subject but the subject was missing, disappeared or something. Could she find the answers they were paying her for and i
In Fabula-divino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,010. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Take eight authors, edit them like they've never been edited before, and what do you get? In Fabula-divino, the mentoring/publishing venture from Australian writer Nicole Murphy. Along with guest stars Kevin J Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Trudi Canavan, Angela Slatter and Kaaron Warren, these speculative fiction tales will delight you.
Dúranaki Chronicles, Volume 1
Series: Dúranaki Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 127,350. Language: American English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dúranaki Chronicles features five short stories revolving around T'vance Arain, a hot-headed drug addict, assassin, and aspiring mage.
Going Viral Is Contagious
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story is about a young man who finally creates a viral video. As the world begins to watch his video they all decide to create their own. The entire world is starting to go viral and for most people that means doing extremely dangerous things without thinking about their actions. Do not attempt any of the things described in this story.
Ganglion Trains
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lett's got a delivery to make. Stolen paintings. The cops are on his trail and he's throttling his train up through the artificial synapse network. The tubes are narrowing and the train's coming to pieces around him. Still, he might make it. Ganglion trains includes five science fiction stories - Stone Goddess, To a Pile of Ashes, Vaporize Marineris, Ground-Based Optics and Ganglion Trains.
Corporate Loyalty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Corporate Loyalty is an short pseudo-science adventure a la the 1950’s. Its science is unlikely; its people and their motivations are not. When a leading ‘bug’ researcher is returned to normal size early, he discovers the science which alters his size has a flaw. Can his best friend help him out of the trouble he’s in?
Sing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dirk wants to learn how to sing like the natives, but they have no word for singing nor a concept of it. Until Dirk tries to show a young child her people’s beautiful music. Intrigued, she offers to help—only to discover that teaching Dirk to sing could cost her everything. Includes the Nebula Award finalist “Story Child.”
The Lesser Repository
Price: Free! Words: 32,050. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
Mankind flourishes in a distant future ruled by densely populated Cities. After the biggest arrest of his life, Detective Ben Reiner plays a dangerous game with a psychopathic cult member of the Cullers. Reiner soon discovers the truth of their plot, and faces an unspeakable choice. Aid in the Cullers' grisly work, or allow the world's last renewable resource to run out forever: the human soul.
The Hunt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hunting, a sport that disappeared centuries ago with the death of the last wild ‘big game’ animal and the bulldozing of the last square inch of rainforest, has been brought back into vogue. Small groups of hunters venture out into the untouched wilderness of a hundred worlds and come back bloodied, draped with exotic pelts and fantastic stories.