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Eyes of Wax
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two biotech nightmares in one ebook... In a world where implants make the blind see, the lame walk, and the deaf hear, what becomes of human mind? When public suspicion of the enhanced hits crisis, one man discovers just how much his fellow citizens value their humanity--and how far they'll go to squelch anything that threatens it. Includes bonus story: Self-Sustaining
Control Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
He sits alone, with no name. A faceless creature with a single purpose, he lives in a small room. He knows only his consoles, his buttons, his screens--the surfaces of a control room for a great machine that he calls "the universe." One room. Infinite possibilities.
Judgment Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Human race is on trial at the Supreme Court of the Galactic Empire for generalized crimes against life. Sentencing could mean instant annihilation of all mammals on Earth. What could one possible argue in the defense of the human race in front of beings of such immense wisdom and vast culture? Read this fifteen hundred word tale with a most surprising ending and find out.
The Stars Before Us
Price: Free! Words: 21,960. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This collection of six stories by a new author features mostly pleasant tales of humans among stars and aliens.
Water Torture (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
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. Unfortunately none are perfect, especially hotheaded Amy Dunwald, and even genius Evan Aaronson. Can these 18 year olds complete their mission to destroy cruise ship, or be crushed by their doubts and the ocean below them?
Just A Phase (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
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. Only one other child has been admitted with living parents: Gideon Ross. Can Jeremiah Whitfield, heir to a multi-billion dollar corporation, escape his repulsive household, can he survive Clements once he's in? Are they right? Is it a phase?
Ring of Salvation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The comet Nefarious is on a collision course with Earth. Apparently. And the US is scrambling to stop it. But Tamas, a seasoned journalist in the Eastern world, discovers that there may be an ulterior motive for putting a huge arsenal of weapons into space.
Apex Magazine - Issue 44
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, 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. This issue features Eugie Foster, Lettie Prell, Sarah Kuhn, and Tansy Rayner Roberts.
Listlessness In Early Automated Composition Devices
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Time-travelling ex-postman Harley Byrne's ongoing mission is to capture and make available for download “all the world’s music, ever.” In this newly rediscovered chapter from his lost memoirs, Byrne describes in full his mission to Manchester, 1952, to record the secret computer music of Alan Turing - war hero, mathematician, inventor of hands-free umbrella.
#Citybots
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of very short stories about robots going about their business in cities around the world. Featuring work by @blueberrio, @sooguy68, @mikearnzen, @sarcastic_f, @mediapathic, and @thebatinthehat.
Inheritance (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(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. But something went wrong, and one of the school's regents enrolled his son shortly before he died. Was it really a heart attack, or is Gideon Ross right and there was foul play involved?
Mirror Girl
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mirror Girl is about a young lady who suspects that her idyllic home town is wholly different than it appears. Desdemona Pringle investigates several anomalies, and with the help of a mysterious friend, learns the astonishing truth about her existence and world. First published in Abyss & Apex, "Mirror Girl" has received an Honorable Mention in "The Year's Best Science Fiction, 27th Edition."
Tempest Borne
Series: Treborel, Prelude. Price: Free! Words: 11,580. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This prelude to the Treborel Scifi/Fantasy Series introduces Mikel who returns from a journey across the sea to announce his bethrothal only to discover his long time mistress Zannia is with his child. After Mikel refuses to be blackmailed Zannia disappeares into the war torn landscape of Latria determined to make Mikel suffer.
Cold Pulp Trio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,260. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three hard-boiled stories that hark back to the days of pulp fiction. Meet private dick Jay Dafoe. He’s in a dirty business, and cold hard cash has always made up for twinges his conscience might occasionally feel. Ben Andropov is a cop. The bosses are management, and the beat is the moon. Management wants order and doesn’t care how it’s kept. Cold Pulp Trio is hard-boiled American noir.
Can't Get Enough
Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A Sci-Fi love story about two people who try to make their love last forever.
The Sound of Money
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When the FBI face a series of bank robberies with no evidence of how the money was taken, Special Agent Nathan Taylor and his team are called in to find out just who, or what, is behind them. How is someone getting in unseen, without setting off any of the alarms? Is it some fantastical technology, or are one of the new Powers able to use their abilities to sneak straight in?
Desolace
Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When genetic modification becomes legal, what will happen to the links between people? What will happen when the perfection sought for is not attained? Those who are not found to be flawless will be sent to Desolace.
Stealing Earth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abstract mega universe, normal Earth universe, and extraterrestrial universe all meet and interact with each other after aliens discover Earth and start auctioning off the inhabited planet's resources.
Amour Amour Amour Amour (From the desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
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. It's a world where technology is implanted into your body, and where corporations are more powerful than the nations they reside in. Where does love figure into a world like this?
Collection Completed
Price: Free! Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abigail Harrington is a young, lonely millionare who loves deeply. Step into her world and lose yourself in a life of money, mansions and lavish parties... but even all the luxuries in the world cannot save her from heartbreak, and soon she, along with you, will learn that love is nothing but a torment of the mind...