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Masters and Monsters: The Archivist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Orban is an inhuman villager of the only town in the world. The creatures that inhabit the town are protected by the stern gods, but there may be a past between the people and the gods that hints at something much larger. Orban used to discount the conspiracy theories, until one day when he obtains a collection of documentary photographs. Those old prints open a view to a world that doesn't match
Pieces Of Us From The Earth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The odds of finding your Completeness weren't great and people like Richard Kean became complete through living. He's proud he hasn't been waiting around for it and he and his late wife Shelia raised their daughter Joyce with the same attitude. He thought he was complete and together until a Filler comes to his door carrying a valise. Includes two bonus short short stories.
The Equation
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Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Foundry McDermott is at the top of his world when the revelations of a dear uncle shake his perception of reality to the very core. A mysterious book and a simple equation transform a seemingly ordinary afternoon into the critical turning point in his life.
Palmyra Ridge
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the company Chani works for moves to take her people's lands, she must work to save them, but when Security Officer Asleyan steps in, she must work to get him on-side. Can two people from two very different cultures work together to save a nation, while retaining their own sense of self and sanity? Palmyra Ridge is the third short story in An Anthology of Worlds.
Harden Times
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a Utah city left desolate after deadly plague, two survivors struggle to keep going. Rachel, grieving her lost family, finds new hope when a bay mare inexplicably shows up in her yard. But ten-year old Johnny Calico sees the horse as a means to return to his Navajo relatives in Northern Arizona. Even as the horse gives Rachel purpose for the first time since the Death, Johnny plots to steal it.
Angel Visions
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story about taking mind control over an animal and exploring the benefits to humankind by usurping the abilities of another species.
The Clatter of Her Heels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: Australian English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Murray is having trouble sleeping. But is it a simple case of the snores, or is there something more sinister lurking in the shadows of his memory?
Blowing Bubbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say that if you're tired of VR, you're tired of life... and Marv has been getting very tired of the daily grind. Will the Next New Thing prove to be his salvation? Or will it be his demise?
The Inadvertent Zombie
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The year is 2025, soon the dust settles, what is left is beyond belief everything is destroyed or still burning. Our earth as we knew it is no more! Was it a meteorite or a nuclear boom? As I survey my surroundings there is nothing as far as the eye can see no buildings...no trees...no animals...no humans!
From Fort Ibex
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You set the price! Words: 2,080. Language: British English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three crew members of the Mars satellite station Fort Ibex are told to evacuate what they have come to call home. But the crew of Fort Ibex are bound together by more than just duty. As war engulfs planet Earth passions run high, secrets are revealed,and all is not as it should be.
Royal Flush
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A trip to the spaceport restroom for one chemical industry executive leads to a most unexpected encounter with a stealthy nemesis. But that's not where the surprises end in this morbidly humorous sci-fi tale.
A High Shrill Thump: War Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthology, "A High Shrill Thump: War Stories," marshals a convoy of more than a dozen short stories about war's mysterious dominion over human destiny. These far-out tales transport readers through the emotional, macabre, chaotic, and even uproarious situations created by war.
To Dust You Shall Return and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of previously published and two unpublished stories, with locales ranging from ancient Ireland to Civil War South Carolina to the modern to deep space, these stories investigate what it means to be human.
The Wrong Bettor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Pennell just wants his son back home. But Crain Dalton discovers the mob wants the boy to entertain the bigshots by playing a virtual reality game for the ultimate stakes -- his own life. Even doctors with a trunk of hidden cash suffer when their teenage son hangs out at the local casino and takes a hooker for a girlfriend. Can Crain find Don Pennell in time to save him?
The Copper Quarter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The friendly man shocks the bar by paying for everybody's drinks with a silver quarter. His ruthless killing in the street outside surprises nobody. When private detective Crain Dalton seeks out the beautiful widow, he uncovers a plot to buy local elections with the only kind of money worth anything anymore -- silver and gold, once again illegal to own.
Twilight Tales For Everyone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 493,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This novel contains a collection of 81 short stories designed to satisfy the appetite of almost every reader willing to venture into the world of horror, science fiction, paranormal, romance, mystery and western realms. With 1,400 pages in your hands you are guaranteed to find something that will please you.
De dood komt op konijnenslippers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: Dutch. Published: August 21, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Een man die lijdt aan slapeloosheid komt 's nachts iemand tegen die hem Stamper noemt. De volgende dag wordt hij wakker met bloed aan zijn handen.
Stramashed
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Price: Free! Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the aftermath of HG Wells Martian invasion, to the sad fate of the universe's last Platitudeypus this brief selection of short stories includes giggles, murder, vinyl records and a peculiar solution for unemployment.
Barkley's Body Swap and Pawn Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ferret is a street smart career criminal who is skilled at one thing, saving his own neck. One doublecross too many has put his life in imminent danger. Ferret is a survivor and has one last doublecross planned. Find out what lengths Ferret is willing to go to in order to avoid trouble and stay alive.
Mirror Maze
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Subliminal persuasion while the world drowns. As an ad copywriter, Frank earns his living manipulating people's opinions. Hired to use his talent help a politician he hates win a presidential election, can his own mind be rebelling? His true love calls him to reclaim his own consciousness.