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ifs Fantasy Science Fiction
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Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A complement of nineteen "ifs" from author Mark Brandon Allen. Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. These "ifs" explore the many facets of the speculative genres including apocalyptic, shapeshifer, gothic, slipstream, anthropomorphic and time travel.
Angel's Touch
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Eleven year old Holly Quinn has been abducted from her home in the middle of the night. Knowing that statistically they only have a forty eight hour window to find her, the police call in clairsentient Angelique ‘Angel’ Freeman for assistance. She senses that there is more to the abduction than first meets the eye.
Interzone 240 May - Jun 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.72 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue; new stories by Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley, Lavie Tidhar, Elizabeth Bourne, and Tracie Welser; the illustrations + all the usual features: David Langford's Ansible Link(news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel's team, including an interview with Nancy Kress + the results of the Readers' Poll.
The Giving Plague
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Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons.
Smoke and Mirrors (Be Careful What You Wish For) Volume 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,100. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to a world in which a group of white witches stumble upon a new sort of...incantation, where your pet might have designs on not only your "world" but the entire world, where two cowboys in a post apocalyptic North America have taken their job to the very furthest extreme...
Business or Pleasure - A Gunner Long Case
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Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Reccomended Ages: 17+ It seemed like just another simple tail job. Follow erring husband, get evidence of him erring in the act, report back, and collect not enough money. Easy enough work that would keep Gunnies landlord at bay. But somehow Gunny finds himself hanging off a skybridge with a screaming woman clutching to him and a thousand foot drop below. Could the day possibly get w
Startling Trouble
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Unlike Bastian, we rarely find out why. English version of "Unglückliche Umstände".
Sanctuary
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in a near future, “Sanctuary” depicts a conversation between a Catholic deacon and a man who is plunged into an existential crisis when circumstances call his humanity into question.
Dog Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
For Jake, a young asteroid miner, a dog is truly man's best friend. He might have his doubts when Sam, a smartmutt border collie, questions Jake's piloting sense; but after the crash on an unnamed rock in space, Jake's life might truly depend on his canine sidekick. How many dogs can quote astrophysics while digging to beat the bone? 6000 words, plus a preview sample of The Chaos Chronicles.
Unglückliche Umstände
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: German. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nur selten geht es uns wie Sebastian, der herausfindet wieso alles schief läuft. Deutsche Version von Startling Trouble.
Cohesion Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 14,590. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Avar-Tek #3: For Alexander Sevik, providing for his family is hard enough without losing grip on reality. His dreams are real. When he wakes, he sometimes forgets who he is. His hands tingle for no reason, and the strange man who is following him talks about aliens. When he discovers the key to his dreams, he uncovers a national threat. And he has to choose between his own sanity or saving lives.
Space: Time: And Other Improbabilities
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,770. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From one adventure to another. Space: Time: is a collection of Eighteen short sci fi stories that will take you to the stars and back, to the past, the future and all points in between; with a few improbable side trips.
The Gift
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Price: Free! Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Larry is a odd sort of kid who hates his father. William is an odd sort of man who hates life. What happens when William meets Larry, and how will it change both of their futures?
The Is Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Archie has never worked in an Is Shop before, although he's learning fast. Things are not that straightforward though: the proprietor is decidedly odd, the shop only stocks what the last person wanted and the customers are uncommonly rude. But things are to get stranger still...
Insane Possibilities
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 15,280. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Drama » American
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
A short story about a vivacious young physicist and mathematician named Kristine, who has devoted her life to science. Hallucinations cause her to seek help from a social worker named Paul and she's terrified when she hears a questionable diagnosis of schizophrenia. Her path leads her to a place where perspective is all that's real, and sanity is nothing more than the limit of what we believe.
Alaris. Episode Two: Struggle
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Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The second episode of a series of short stories. The Alaris nebula is home to over a million people and is struggling under relentless pirate attacks. When a fighter squadron goes missing it's up to burnt out veteran Marack Nor and the rest of his squadron to discover the truth and live long enough to make it back home.
One Plus One Makes Me
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Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Is a prison with no bars still a prison? Or is the mind the worst prison of all? Worse than the sentance of being completely alone?
Three Flash Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Three flash pieces of SF and fantasy. 1. An alternate America where comic-books are taught and the Classics are shunned. 2. How Baron Veontes brought Valentine's Day to the world of Aquaveritie. 3. A time-travel experiment that goes horribly wrong.
Legends of Peace
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The earth is dying. To save it, a young woman searches a strange world with its own kind of dangers for the one man capable of stopping the destruction. Joining her is a wise-cracking dove who she doesn’t really know if she can trust. But then again, nothing is the way it should be here.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between
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Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.