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Book of Dreams: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection of five science fiction and speculative fiction short stories probes the interrelationship between dreams and reality, the nature of reality itself, and the dangers attendant to the single-minded pursuit of wish fulfillment with its attendant unexpected and unwanted consequences. NOTE: The author's Mindscapes collection includes all of the stories in this book and five new ones.
Eternal Quest (short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On its surface, this speculative fiction short story (7,800 words) deals with one man's obsessive quest for knowledge and the devastating price he must pay for the knowledge he ultimately acquires. Beneath the surface, this story is about deep friendships complicated by unrequited love, split loyalties, the interplay of id, ego and superego, and existentialist lessons learned too late in life.
Incursion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young boy working on his village’s plantation watches as alien craft scream overhead. His first emotion is excitement… until the technologically superior aliens start shooting. He has no choice but to grow up quickly, becoming one of his village’s most trusted defenders.
The Saxophone Player
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You set the price! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He was just another homeless person, but he makes me hear uncanny, lovely music and, when I close my eyes, I see celestial spheres.
Charred Earth 1: The House
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Series: Charred Earth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It is the distant future and Earth appears to be at peace. Into this tranquil world a man from another era wakes up. Upon exploring his surroundings he finds the people to be friendly and helpful. However, he feels a malevolent presence is at work, not only in this new world but he fears also within him. A Novelette of 14,200 words, this is a science fiction story.
Zombie Attack!
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sun is going down and the car has quit at the edge of a town outside of Vegas. Holed up in an abandoned hotel one living being tries to survive the night against the crowd of the undead outside.
Fractal
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Series: Horizon Station, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Things have been going well on Horizon Station. Ava, Remi, and Vance have begun to turn the abandoned space station that they discovered into their home. But as much as they would like to forget the problems of the worlds and stations, those problems still exist right outside their walls. When pirates attack, they must learn how to survive in a hostile universe.
Proxima
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Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1,600 word science fiction short story. How far can love travel? How long can love last?
Tag-Alongs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was the vacation of a lifetime - the chance to experience a day in the life of a famous person from history - as a "hitchhiker" inside their mind. What could possibly go wrong?
Ex Machina
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Price: Free! Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A scifi short story. Something is seriously wrong with Parvati's baby. When she'd dreamt about the moment she'd meet her daughter, as she had so many times over the past nine months, the last thing she imagined was that it would be half machine...
The Martian Wave Vol. 3
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What lies beneath the sands of Mars? What will happen to humanity when a possible extraterrestrial signal is received? What can explorers do to save themselves when they discover a completely alien lifeform? These are just some of the questions asked and answered in the 2012 issue of The Martian Wave.
Rite of Passage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twelve-year-old twins Jaeda and Kaedin are preparing for their society's rite of passage. Kaedin's hoping to get magic. Jaeda just wants to survive. But neither are prepared for the surprise awaiting them.
A Phone Conversation
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You set the price! Words: 830. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An alien little boy accidentally calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald's. A very silly, very short short story.
Use By
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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Lester, the last man alive, contemplates his mortality in this piece of flash fiction.
Disclosure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A large flying saucer appears over the interstate our main character travels. Disclosure is "What if" the Illuminati were forced to disclose their secrets, and what would happen after that disclosure? The world will expect answers, and the secret world government is being forced to reveal everything by the very alien presence they wish to keep secret.
The Heroes of Harbin IV: A Short Military Sci-Fi Sendup
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Send-up (noun): A humorous parody. P'uy (noun): A vicious alien race with too many legs and teeth and not enough heads. Varger: (noun): An alien species bearing a striking resemblance to pink jello. Subaltern Flint (noun): A very junior officer who never meant to start anything... On Harbin IV, it's better to be lucky than good.
The SOL Chronicles
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Price: Free! Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
6 short sci-fi adventures tales across the galaxy. The story loosely ties to the original Sebar novel "SOL" taking readers on a mini extension and new shorts for great reading.
Last Astronaut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A man struggles to survive in an underground bunker while there is no more atmosphere left on Earth. He soon finds out what his purpose in life is.
The Hyperbole Engine: Collected Stories of Adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,960. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story collection of over 30,000 words of fiction, award-winning author Michael Hiebert gives you four of his best adventure/science fiction titles. There are three novella length stories here, one of which is a Carrollian piece not to be missed.
The Hunt
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Price: Free! Words: 3,930. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is a new threat to the hunting grounds of the Neanderthal. Humans are invading and they are hunting something other than the game, they are hunting Neanderthals.