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Ana of Acheron
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Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Born in the undersea city of Acheron, Rafa’il transports often illegal cargo between cities for a fee. Unable to connect with others, Rafa’il was plagued by loneliness until he discovered the drug called “ana.” Now in addition to avoiding law enforcement and legitimate transporter agencies, Rafa’il struggles with the threat of addiction. It’s a battle that he’s losing…and may not even want to win.
Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf
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Price: Free! Words: 8,900. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2012 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Christmas at the exclusive ski resort of Kirchel, with its concrete log cabins and artificial snow, was a tedious affair. But the robot security wolves that patrolled the dome at night were rejects from the brutal Gods of Avalon game show. When the power fails, Hestia and her friends would soon wish they had never ventured into the forest in search of park ranger Granny!
Civil Disturbance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- A Civil War surgeon falls, mortally wounded from the bullet of the enemy, only to awaken in a stark white room occupied by tall, deformed men. If he ever wants to see his family again, he must carry out a covert mission for these unfamiliar conspirators. Beyond his control, the strangers place him in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865 as President Abraham Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre.
The First Galactic Princess – A Bedtime Story
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
The first galactic princess is a little girl growing up in a wonderful place. She faces an ordinary problem with the help of a friend and the support of an understanding father. There are no spaceships, ancient prophecies or threatening aliens. There is, however, a hover car -- kids need to dream about hover cars!
The Secret Beneath the Ice
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Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a thoughtship and its pilot finally reach Avani, they barely have a chance to marvel at its sapphire forests before they are ambushed by an enemy far beyond their understanding. Tumbling down to the planet's surface, an ice-covered continent to the south is the only viable landing site. Lucky for them, the ancient secret that hides beneath the ice could lead to bliss... or hell.
The Santa Claus Gang
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Series: Marlowe and the Spacewoman, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's hard to enjoy Xmas when even the Santa Claus Gang's out to get you. When the Prussian Death Squad Robot commandos disappear on Xmas Eve, the crime bears all the hallmarks of the dreaded Santa Claus Gang. With only a few hours to locate the missing commandos, Marlowe and Nina find themselves yet again delving into the seedy, dumpster-filled underbelly of the City’s criminal underworld.
All Thumbs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Dunkerron Press posulliv@dunkerron.com. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Book says she's supposed to search for any survivors. Check. One survivor, armed and dangerous. The Book says she's supposed to classify any survivors as friendly or hostile. Check. He's a friendly. Sort of. The Book says she's supposed to kill any survivors. Kill him especially if he's a friendly. She's beginning to have a bit of a problem with the Book.
Special Trek: The Unknown Closet
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A rather ordinary day on the USS Magic Carrot turns rather special when Captain Andy's happy talk dinner is interrupted by something that must be explored.
The Lucids of the Permafrost Society
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Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Someone said "life is but a dream." But can the ability to control your dreams be bred into you? Find out how far one man would go to achieve his dream in this sci-fi short.
Keepers of the Tallath
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Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It has been over seven years since the passing of Darren Blake's grandfather, but a call from the executor of his will after Darren's twenty fifth birthday produces one final keepsake from Grandpa Donald. The box given to Darren looks plain enough, but leaves him with one burning question: what is inside?
Atomic Heart
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the core of the Industrial Revolution the world is on the verge of extraordinary technological advancements. A new and powerful energy source rises to dethrone the generalized use of steam. In the right hands, the new power source can speed up Mankind’s development but on the wrong hands it can destroy the world.
Better Than Sex
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,140. Language: American English. Published: November 27, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
A pair of scientists perform a simple experiment and make not one, but two, earth-shattering discoveries that will transform society as they know it... or will it? It's hard to imagine anything 'better than sex' but this duo found it. Now what?
The Love Machine & other contraptions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this, his debut collection in English, Israeli author Nir Yaniv collects stories from over a decade of writing. In turns humorous, lyrical, profound - but always entertaining - these are the haunting tales of an author at the height of his power. "Each story is a bright flash of odd brilliance... unmissable." - Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama.
Murphy's Loss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Amanda Murphy accepted the command of a new spaceship that would test Earth’s revolutionary new propulsion system, she didn't bother to ask why she was selected. Until, that is, she learned that her new command would be totally under the control of a computer. The ship moves too fast for human control--what happens if something goes wrong?
Proton: Heroine of Chem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012 by Float Street Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Proton, protector of the innocent and oppressed, roams the world of Chem fighting evil and injustice. But if she can't escape the ambush she has wandered into, all life on Chem will be in peril. An adult story for those who appreciate chemistry.
Escape from the Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ryan Martin is about to embark on a journey into another reality, a very dark reality. Upon going for a short walk to the local convenience store Ryan passes through a portal and into a very dark world for which he desperate to find a way out. Will Ryan Martin escape the darkenss or will he be forever trapped in this realm?
The Burial
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Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
A young man attempts to bury a loved one in a post-apocalyptic world.
Nomabduce
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a ransom demand arrives for a planet’s name, the inhabitants realise they can no longer remember it. What will they do to get it back? A 2300 word Science Fiction short story.
Augmented i
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Price: Free! Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Augmented by cloning, augmented by virtuality, and changed by embedded electronics.There has to a paradigm shift in our understanding of our egos for the world to move forward; this is one persons’ story and some of the events that forced him to rethink his ideas about his own consciousness.
Coração Atómico
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Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: Portuguese. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Em plena Revolução Industrial, o mundo está à beira de extraordinários avanços tecnológicos. Uma nova e poderosa fonte de energia emerge para destronar o uso generalizado do vapor. Nas mãos certas, essa nova fonte de energia pode acelerar o avanço da Humanidade, mas nas mãos erradas pode destruir o mundo.