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Linda's License
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the sixth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer welcomes in the new year, gets her driver's license, records videos for her high school's morning show, meets a guy that wants her, and gets her powers tested by Lara. 2,032 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.
Futurologist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marianne was an exceptional woman. She was the Chief Empire Futurologist, the person responsible for advising the Emperor of the statistical probability of anything occurring - no matter how large or small. She was so talented that she had an agenda of her own. And when the Emperor Feminine was about to say 'I do' at his wedding, Marianne ensured they were the last words he, and his Empire, spoke.
Peshtigo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 2,900 word near-future short story. Isabella is away from home when the world around her is consumed by fires from a colliding comet. Stranded on a little island with her best friend, the boy she wants to love her and the boy who's been after her for years, will Isabella find her way back to safety?
Waiting For Martin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Waiting For Martin by Ona Jo-Ellan Bass A fantastical struggle for survival is taking place. A storm is building up on the upstream side of them, and something odd is happening to at least one of the group. Thomas, the oldest, keeps cautioning the others to wait for Martin, even though he is not sure himself whether Martin will manage to find them in time.
Apex Magazine - Issue 38
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » 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. This issue contains fiction from Ken Liu, Kij Johnson, Sarah Monette, and Alec Austin, nonfiction by Christopher J. Garcia, and an interview with Kij Johnson.
Cinema Detectives: The End of Dark Matter
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The Theory of Dark Matter is fundamentally flawed – according to Kenny Kraze – and he explains why. But when a local University's funding for their new “Dark Lab” gets cut as a result, it spells trouble. Why do Professor Grisl and Kenny Kraze both visit the Cinema Detectives office, each seemingly for no reason, and what is the other new scheme that's being cooked up at the University?
Initiate
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Smoke and Mirrors- Dark Days; Darker Nights
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When might vermin be ...velcome? It can be a bear if you're in the first group to test equipment- and you've got to do it on an important mission, What is it about going on vacation? Is it the new faces, new places? Or might it be something else altogether? All these and more are in this the third companion book to the popular podcast Smoke and Mirrors.
Smoke and Mirrors- Dark Days; Darker Nights
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You set the price! Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When might vermin be ...velcome? It can be a bear if you're in the first group to test equipment- and you've got to do it on an important mission, What is it about going on vacation? Is it the new faces, new places? Or might it be something else altogether? All these and more are in this the third companion book to the popular podcast Smoke and Mirrors.
Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man finds himself in the wrong past. Changing DNA affects relationships. A misunderstanding leads to closeness. A disagreeable agreement. A 5-course meal that brooks no criticism. Aliens encounter noisy neighbors. Six short speculative fictions. Includes: Passed Life B.I.T. Through Her Eyes Business is Business A Dish Best Served Quiet! (stories available individually)
The Girl and the Collar
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenny was a normal sort of girl and confused about life and all it offered. At a weekend away in the country to get her head together, the room suddenly becomes bright and a creature appears. It throws her a pair of glasses and a silver band that changes her life and the destiny of humankind forever. Wearing the two items gives her amazing abilities, and an insight into the journey we must take.
The Blue Lady
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Price: Free! Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tanner is a scrawny kid who is adopted by genetically engineered soldiers. After growing up with the battalion he proves that what makes a warrior and a soldier is what's inside, not outside. Alone and tasked with saving his military family on a hostile alien world, what awaits him is a warrior's reward.
Reality and Other Fictions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination. Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy. Dive the ocean depths to stop an oil spill. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your border collie. These stories span Carver's career, and include his first published short fiction as well as his most recent. With new introductions, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.
Fix, Reset, and Reload
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Fix, Reset, and Reload by Blaise Marcoux Crusher Bruskiewicz doesn't believe he can be stopped. The fifteen-year old takes every challenge thrown his way, bolstering his fearsome reputation and encouraging his bullying ways. Some of his adventures are hazy in his mind, though, and hard to remember specifically.
Transfictions: The Commander of Marsbase
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Mehmet is new to Mars. But he's not new to human anatomy. A story of medical records, Hollywood musicals, and unexpected discoveries.
Cosmic Crime Stories #4
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,100. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tyree Campbell: Suttee Robert Collins: The Price Of Selfishness Kellee Kranendonk: Perfect Vengeance Mary E. Lowd: The Faithless, The Tentacled, And The Light Wayne Carey: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished Marilyn K. Martin: Rarified Air: Big City Policing, Year 3000 Daniel R. Robichaud: All Tomorrow's Suckers: Robert Bloch's Speculative Crimes
Dogger, Forties, German Bight
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Series: The Cuckoo Club Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
The Shipping Forecast - use it to set your receiver and your barometer readings, then settle down after the National Anthem and listen as a storm sweeps in across the North Sea towards England. A Cuckoo Club short story.
Treaty Time
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Treaty Time is a short science fiction story that continues the story of human settlement started in ‘Nothing’. In this tale, both humans and shifters discover they are not alone, and that some memories are inherited. It is approximately 3,250 words long, and is the fifth story in the third Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Those Who Walk Among Us.
The Debt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,720. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thousands of years ago a group of humans, for their own benefit, had entered into an agreement.Nobody alive in the 21st century knew anything about this, but they soon did when a familiar figure came out of the heavens to demand repayment of the debt. The debt was due and payable in human lives, but how to decide who would be given up to be enslaved for an eternity.
Linda's Christmas Present
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
On Christmas Eve, the Lancers have the Loves over for dinner. A fun, relaxing evening at home and church brings questions to Linda's mind - including questions regarding Lara. This is the fifth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore. "Becoming a Hero" is a quiet, low-key series that explores the making of a hero. 1,381 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.