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Virtual Victory
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Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A free short story about semivirtual flight on another world.
The Elites
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
New Jersey is the sight of an experimental military unit. So much happens, and then there were the terrorist attacks. Who would have expected the terrorists to attack this way.
Grey Mars and other Short Stories.
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Price: Free! Words: 27,400. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
An assemblage of short stories in different genres; science fiction, crime, western and so-called real-life, Grey Mars and Other Stories is the first collection by Christopher J Young. These stories deal with the familiar theme of loss, be it the losing of a friend, or a home world, or even the will to live. Life isn't always good, but by the same token, it isn't always bad either...
For Your Safety
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The war between Machines and Man is over, and Mankind has lost. Now the last free human has been captured to await Processing and learn of Humanity's fate. He'll find that the most frightening words imaginable are, "This is for your own good."
Go Into The Light
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dying slowly in the desert, trapped under a dune buggy: surely alien visitors can do nothing but improve the situation... right?
Unnatural
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Thin Man wanders into a world of trouble after the carnival that was his home goes bust. Adrift and alone, missing his sideshow friends, things get pretty freaky when he accepts a job for a doctor who isn't as nice as he seems. The oddities in his barn may bite!
A Missing Person Case
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Price: Free! Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Peter Burgess is a Fed that has been out of work and on the reservation since the New World Government took power. But now he is called back into service by this new government to solve a missing person case. Peter has to find someone no one knows, and no one has missed for seven years. And, he has less than two months to do it or the entire world spirals into chaos.
Fade Into You
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
*Short Story* "The first time they made love – the first time he had ever made love, though not her – it was in his Malibu, on a frost-rimed night in early spring. The act itself was accomplished with a gentle urgency and a seemingly unending need." A story of love, loss, pain and time travel. Mature themes.
Mind Over Matter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Warning: this ebook file may be malicious. Or not. "Malicious" is such a value-laden word. At least give it a chance to explain itself, and you can decide for yourself...
Breaking Point
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A man with nothing left to lose... A series of layoffs forces starship pilot Alfonso Wickham to make a shuttle delivery with no help other than the accompanying 'efficiency expert.' Nothing he does pleases the man. Neither do the native ground crews. Then local salvagers appear, viewing his cargo as an easy score. Alfonso just reached his breaking point… A science fiction adventure novelette.
The Lips of the Waves, The Tips of Their Wings
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,950. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Vessra of the Village of 100 rejects the transformation choice of his brood mate, he embarks on an adventure to find a different way to live—one that won’t require his brood-mate’s death. But different and better are two different things. Can Vessra face the secret of his race to ultimately transform himself?
Synthetic Saints
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,720. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alex Hargreaves is being haunted by the past. But the ghosts that plague him are born of science, not superstition. As a Security Specialist for the ISA, Alex has a memory implant that allows instantaneous access to memories – both good and bad. He can recall facts and figures with unfailing accuracy, but cannot move past the painful sense of death and abandonment.
Behind The Voice
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Price: Free! Words: 20,010. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Cordelia's world is turned inside out when she finds herself trapped in an elevator at the mercy of a presence who swears he's there to protect her. Forcing herself to trust a supernatural force against a life threatening situation, she must convince herself he actually exists, because he is the key to her survival.
The Shackles of Cause
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Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cause and effect. One follows the other. One always follows the other. But what if you could break that link and live a life of no consequences? What would you do with that power?
Riding Fourth
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Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Commuting gets a lot harder in a world of high fuel prices and mandatory carpools. Especially when commuting is your job.
The Man Inside
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In 1861, the Confederate States of American tried to break free from the United States. They succeeded. Now, it is 1961, and the Confederacy is on the verge of collapsing and re-uniting with the USA. Unless they can get the atomic bomb. Rudy Schweitzer is a US spy in their midst. But he didn't volunteer, and he wants out. Will he be a turncoat to save his own skin? Who is THE MAN INSIDE?
Tales of a Century 2: Sleeping Beauty
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Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Anyone that would choose to settle on a faraway planet has their own reasons for wanting a new start. For Tom, a construction worker helping to build the new city, the decision was a hard one to make, but in the end he chose to leave his old life behind. Everything except his dead wife.
The Curious Proposal for Prosperity, Nevada
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Price: Free! Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How does one revive a dying town? That's the dilemma facing the small town of Prosperity, Nevada. Once a prosperous mining town, the silver ore has dried up and the residents are moving away toward a more productive future. To save itself from becoming a ghost town, its most influential residents come up with a unique plan. Will it be enough to save Prosperity?
Tales of a Century 1: Obsolescence
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Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Humanity is about to take its first giant leaps on a planet outside of the Solar system. The colonists of Century I thought they left the human world behind when they set out on their journey, but 4 and a half years traveling near lightspeed is a long time for those back on Earth, and when the colonists of Century I arrive at their new home, they find the world has changed.
Ceasa
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's a bad day when your spaceship crashes. But if it's a ship fueled by carbon emissions that runs aground on one of the most polluted habitable planets in the galaxy, your day might just be a little bit better. But if some people want to clean up that planet, it's a bad day for carbon-emission-fueled-spaceships.