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Neptune's Orphans
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
They were created as weapons, now the war is over and they are living proof that their side committed the crime of tampering with the human genome. Cas and Pol are the last survivors of homos aquaticus. And they'll do anything to keep surviving. A story by Award Winning Author Sarah A. Hoyt, set in the universe of Prometheus Award winning novel Darkship Thieves.
High Stakes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a future world without mercy, sometimes a woman has to kill and betray to obtain what she needs. And sometimes she gets lucky and finds mercy along the way. A short story in the Darkship Thieves time line.
After The Sabines
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a world in which women have become rare, in an invaded country, two men search for their lost wives and for the truth about their marriages.
Kira
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Series: Kira. Price: $1.70 USD. Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
24 hours in the life of Kira, a Wastelander trying to survive the harsh realities of a post-apocalyptic land ruled by the brutal, oppressive Government.
Another Bookstore
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Price: Free! Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, an old man discovers a book in which he appears to be the central character.
Plasma Frequency Magazine Issue 2
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Price: Free! Words: 27,950. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is Issue 2 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 2 October/November 2012. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2012 Plasma Spyglass Press
Crash Visions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
A short story about taking mind control over an animal and forcing life and death consequences beyond the limits of instinct.
A Full Deck of Zombies: 61 Speculative Fiction Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,600. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zombies dance and sing. Martians plot the destruction of earth while jelly donuts turn he tables on humans. Witches and aliens try to find their own place in the world. Michael A. Kechula is a master of 'flash' fiction--super-short stories and this collection delivers some of his best, prize-winning writing.
Time's Holiday
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Series: Saturn Society, Prequel story. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Mythical Press. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Taylor Gressman sneaks away on Christmas Eve, hoping to find the angel who saved her life a few weeks earlier. Instead, she takes an unexpected trip back in time, and finds herself in the midst of a murderous street gang. Now it’s up to Taylor to ensure that she and a newfound friend don’t become the gang’s next victims, and in the process, learn that giving is the best gift of all. (Short Story)
A Growing Problem
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Forever Young Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An anomaly appears in space, seemingly from nowhere. Derek Winston—whose wife just told him the worst news of his life—and his workmate are sent to investigate. What they find is unlike anything they or anyone has ever seen. But for Derek, their discovery helps him to deal with the terrible truth he learned.
The Last Tower
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012 by Frowzy Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gone are the Wild Things that once roamed the earth and sky. Gone are the caravans that brought news and travelers. All that remains of what used to be are the hardy few who managed to gather in the shadow of the Last Tower. Can those who linger restore what was lost? Or will they, too, quietly fade beneath the midnight sun?
Fallen From the Train
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Price: Free! Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012 by AMMFA Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Carl Weston finds a young man lying unconscious by the train tracks. Who is he? Where did he come from? Carl knows the man can't have got off the train because the trains don't stop anymore ...
Dead Birds
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Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, a homeless man takes it upon himself to find out why so many pigeons are turning up without their heads.
Dr. Pak's Preschool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if education could be extended into the womb? Will we get brilliant, well-balanced babies? Monsters? Or a frightening/hopeful combination of both? Chilling and plausible and under option to be made a feature film, "Dr. Pak's Preschool" explores the bright and very dark possibilities when science meddles in the most intimate human act - bearing and delivering a child.
Right Now
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine what could come out with a glimpse of the future. Imagine a life with no past. Would that truly be great?
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2012
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,150. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of tales from the world of mad science, combined in a handy portable edition. This issue includes exclusive fiction by Emily C. Skaftun and flash fiction in the form of classified ads.
Texting Death
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Price: $1.16 USD. Words: 11,570. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A high school senior sends a text to a number claiming to provide messages about impending danger. He unwittingly involves his friends who all receive cryptic messages that at first appear to be just random advice. They soon realize that there is more to these messages than they ever imagined. Can you really trust a text message from Death?
This is a True Story!
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story from a man who claims this to be the truth! He talks about a ceiling fan being the means of opening up a porthole to another dimension. It consists mostly of a letter that his son wrote just before entering the rift. Is it real? Who knows.
Daybreak
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Price: Free! Words: 3,140. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the eternal battle between light and dark, the time may come when there will be no more daybreak.
Mixed Signals
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Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Nothing is going Jimmy’s way. Jill had moved to Portland and filed for divorce. Sure, Jimmy should have never gotten that illegal jack, but how was he to know that the Yons would use it to make him kill Eddie? The prosecutor made a deal with the woman responsible, and the whole city thinks he's dirty. Things couldn’t get any worse. Or could they? “Mixed Signals” is the sequel to “In a Flash”.