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Metal Soldiers #4: The Fallen Soldier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
His mind tweaked until it is near unrecognizable, his body near breaking, his soul near destruction, Rock walks on through the haze seeking light in a darkness where there is no light. His knife is sharp and the end is here. Can Rock do what he promised himself on that blighted day so long ago? Can he kill his love just one more time? Find out within.
Metal Soldiers #3: Enemy Territory
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
With no options left, the metal soldiers charge head long into a vicious game of cat and mouse as they desperately hunt for the soul of the Princess of War before it is too late. Unimaginable battles and incredible warfare await them as Rock and his fellow mask wearers face odds that are so stacked as to be beyond impossible. Only the spirit of the mask can keep them going in Enemy Territory.
A DaVinci Flash
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sid and Arthur from The Crying Pennant have a little discussion about the last book in the Arth series.
Lightspeed Magazine, 2012 Sampler
Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Three Simple Rules (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a taste of the curriculum for Clements students. Mark Eblin is one graduate who's never been amazing...and now he's been had.
Things You Can Create
Series: StoneThread Anthologies, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,680. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edited by Harvey Stanbrough. Here you will find everything from humor to spirituality to fear; artificial intelligence and alter egos; Kirlian auras and clowns and otherworldly beings and circuitous, post-apocalyptic journeys; bakers, bassoons and sleep-induced space travelers; changelings and entwives; faerie gardens and forests tangled with vines; detectives and ghosts and a pixelated murderer.
Metal Soldiers #2: Princess Of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The soul of the Princess of War is slipping away from them. In the the city of the dead, Tombstone, they must struggle to get it back before whoever or whatever extracts secrets that will cost the lives of trillions on Planet War. Rock, Streak and the mysterious masked Night Terror fight for their lives against a legion of alien dead to save their princess. The fight begins here!
Winds of Change
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,700. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by CSFG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Change is only ever a breath away. Its arrival may be as swift as a slamming door or as slow as the inevitable march of evolution. It is the unseen madness vibrating through the air, the first spaceship through a manufactured wormhole and the only flying machine that doesn’t run on magic. Join twenty-four talented authors as they explore how we deal with transformation.
Ice Floes are Not Covered
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a private security force comes knocking on the door of his retirement home, Charles Mallory does the only logical thing. He grabs his antique hand-gun and jumps off of his fourth-story balcony. He may not know why the elderly have been disappearing as of late, but he has a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with the armed officers at his door, and he won't meet the same fate.
There's No "I" In Teamosalynol
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,000. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the start of the basketball season, Coach Huffman expected the usual from the Spiders—bickering stars and missed playoffs. The team's new owner, a pharmaceutical tycoon, planned to turn things around with "team chemistry." But even if all the Spiders' players took a drug promoting player cooperation, their arch-rivals, the Netrunners, would use every trick to repeat as league champions....
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Life on Mars, self cloning, military reports on the supernatural, turkeys brought back from the dead. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2012 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science and includes new exclusive fiction and other mad science resources.
Complications
Price: Free! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
It's 1982 and Gene is on the front lines of love: he works retail at "Til Death Do Us Part", a computerized dating agency where the patrons know how they are going to die and hope to meet someone else before it happens. Like most shopping mall jobs of its day, it's a mix of boredom and politeness punctuated by flashes of genuine empathy but Gene's job is about to get a lot more interesting.
Apex Magazine - Sample Issue
Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Free sample issue of Apex Magazine! Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This issue contains work by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, and Maureen McHugh. Apex Magazine was a 2012 Hugo Award Nominee!
Le fil d'arrivée
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: French. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Daniel, un véritable génie de la robotique, a recours à une brillante astuce pour annoncer à son vieil ami Michel qu'il est le premier à créer un véritable androïde entièrement autonome et conscient de son existence. Sachant que Michel ne sera pas facile à convaincre, Daniel lui joue un formidable tour qui frôle l'incrédulité et la stupéfaction à la toute fin du récit.
The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 13 reviews)
Sixteen year old, Miranda Mays, discovers she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites, who have come to earth demanding humans help save their race from extinction. Will she be the one to help them or will their quest continue?
The Elf and the Ogre (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a few of the classes for Clements students. Melanie 'marshmallow' Marsh has been plagued by two bullies. What can she do to break free?
Science Fiction Short Stories
Series: Celesta's Science Fiction Short Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science Fiction Short Stories is a collection of eight, inspirational science fiction stories: Home, The Sacrifice, The Same Stars, Siren Song, What’cha Makin in the Barn?, Dragons, Fate’s Gift and Truth.
Life Trade
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if a stranger took over the part of your best friend? In "Life Trade," a directionless dude seeks answers after his buddy is replaced by someone new. He discovers a matching website for people who want to trade places. A short story by the author of dystopian novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall.
Within The Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
What lurks beyond outer galactical space? Our ancestors mysterious ancient Allies, who instead of settling in systems, chose to travel further into the dark beyond the galaxy.Or new enemies,and monsters beyond our comprehension.
A Treasured Memory
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Just as Toby thinks his summer is in his hands, his father invents a new virtual reality technology: Dream Rift. Capable of breaking the very boundaries between reality and fantasy, Dream Rift is a concept that holds the world in wonder. But is Toby ready to accept the consequences that come with it?