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Welcome to the Trust
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The road to Hell. These stories are set in the world of the novel REVELATIONS and provide some backstory on a few of that novel's more interesting characters.
Devlin's Report #1: Wasting Time
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Series: Devlin's Team, Book 1 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Learn how Devlin, a port rat with a bad attitude and worse reputation, joined the elite Inner Worlds Council Security force (6240 words). Also included is the first chapter of Devlin's Team File # 1: Dancer
Origin
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Price: Free! Words: 17,690. Language: British English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the story of Jarl’s alien adventure, his story of death, life, loss and love. It is the story of the beginning of an end and the end which is necessary for a beginning. But is also the story made up of the tales of Dia Thorpe, Michael, Gheid and Leyla, without whom Jarl’s journey would have ended at the beginning. This is a collection of short stories making up 17,500 words.
Celestial Automation
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Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Keith Marksman is stuck between a job he doesn't like and the threat of unemployment. He's one of the last six human workers in a factory that has been systemically automated. And things aren't great at home either. Keith soon finds himself spiraling down into a rebellious rage when his wife leaves him for a sexbot.
A New Home
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Price: Free! Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For too long the habitants of Istanbul have been proud of their city having one leg in Europe and another in Asia. Now trouble brews in the cosmopolitan city as strange creatures rush through the portals opening up all over the city. John Maser -employed by the UN Taskforce, soon finds that he has to do things outside of his job description in order to survive.
The End is Nigh
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Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What seems to be a cyber attack reveals to be more complicated as Mike's investigation takes him deeper into the mystery behind the cryptic message displayed in electronic devices all over the world.
Screams for the Dying
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Screams for the Dying is a short science fiction story that blends myth, fantasy and science fiction. In the time in which this short story is set, banshees and star ships are real, and so are a lot of other things. It is approximately 2,500 words long and is the fifth and final story in the fourth Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Worlds - which released mid-September 2012.
Hands of the Master
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celia undergoes a cutting-edge duel hand transplant in order to win a prestigious piano competition. Obsessed with playing like the great master, Jiri Mrazek, she discovers parallels between her life and his. But surgeries carry risks, and dreams nurture the seeds of obsession. Mrazek died at a tragically young age. Celia must discover just where the parallels between her life and Mrazek’s end.
Unexpected Contact
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Is Bane, the shy, retiring ferny alien from Camassa, a hoarder or an artist? Can love exist between human & aliens? At a garage sale of the future, these & other important questions will be answered. Fluffy Science Fiction Short Story
Long Past Time
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Louisa’s agent persuades her to participate in his Art Tourism Program. At her secluded mountain home aliens arrive from three very different planets to watch her paint. What could go wrong? Fluffy Science Fiction Short Story.
The Insanity of Zero
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Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When an unforeseen event brings about the end of the world, a powerful artificial intelligence is born.
For Whom the Tinker Toils
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You set the price! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Jon is a simple metalsmith and handyman from a small village--until he comes across two mechanized suits of armor their owners no longer appear to need. Then his life changes unexpectedly.
Exams (English edition)
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Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Quelli di ZEd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fantastic tale from the collection "Di Stella in Stella" by the same author.
Long Odds
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Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Teklas is a dump and Isa is desperate to get off planet as fast as possible and back into a real job. She finds herself running illicit portable poker machines to make money. It's either that or go back to stripping or the mines. So far she has been lucky and avoided the cops. When her friend Tara tampers with one of the machines see how her luck changes and why.
Polar Shift
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Als Amber DeSoto Nordlichter auf Ganymede entdeckt, weiß sie, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Aber wenn irgendwer das Unvorhergesehene überleben kann, dann Amber – und wenn der Kommandant der Basis schon nicht auf sie hören will, wird sie eben selbst herausfinden, wie sie die Basis und ihre Bewohner retten kann.
Splig and Dint
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Commander Splig and Lt. Dint are two aliens with a mission: to sit on their ass and monitor Earth communications for five years. Their years of boredom and near lunacy come to a horrific end when confronted with a video showing their beloved space navy hero Yablo Dan dissected by human beings. Splig and Dint set aside their differences and plan their revenge.
Dunyon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In a rundown bar on a space station at the end of the universe, a customer asks for passage to Dunyon. The owner and bartender has no idea what or where Dunyon is. The next night, more people show, and more, and suddenly Dunyon, that little bar, and the entire spacestation face a very big crisis.
Deep Cove
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Series: Deep Cove, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Bard and Book. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
On a hot summer's night in 1978 Randy and Jimmy discover that catfish and turtles aren't the only thing living in the murky waters of Deep Cove. Their discovery makes for a riveting, action packed short story.
Apex Magazine - Issue 40
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
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.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?