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Smoke and Mirrors - Fairy Tales..."Adjusted". The Second Companion Book to the Popular Sci Fi Podcast: Smoke and Mirrors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,450. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This, our second book is comprised of Fairy Tales that have "Been Adjusted" until they have become Sci Fi Tales... Like, the story of pop singer who can't get his body to do what he imagines, so he modifies his body, or the semi autonomous Real Estate robots who run into the perfect property to sell, or the story of Sisyphus retold with a janitorial robot...and much more
The Fallacy of Self: A collection of souls
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection includes five short stories that explore free will and consciousness. Read about an android who achieves self awareness in its factory. Hear the story of two asteroid racers, one who will do anything to win and the other who only wants to retire. Regale yourself with the tale of a knight who upholds honor above all else. Enter new worlds, and leave reality behind.
Sirens
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,560. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2012 by Twisted Root Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Dana and her two male shipmates crash land on a distant planet, they do what they have always done: work together. One to survey the planet's dangers, one to repair the ship, and one to act as peacemaker. When one of them unwittingly falls under the spell of the native creatures--siren-like beings that destroy the bond between them—can two that were three ever find the balance to escape?
Stevelines honger
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: Dutch. Published: June 17, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Een journalist brengt voor een reportage met zijn vriendin en een fotograaf een bezoek aan een exclusief en mysterieus, zwevend restaurant. De blik achter de schermen van dat restaurant zal de levens van hem en zijn vriendin voor altijd veranderen.
De ketel van Leeghwater
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,020. Language: Dutch. Published: June 17, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aan het gezapige onderzee leventje van Darrell en Odessa komt een abrupt einde als Dregstad de laatst overgebleven Leeghwater nodig heeft. Odessa heeft echter zo haar redenen om niet mee te willen naar Dregstad ...
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,980. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These thirty-one stories encompass all fifteen issues of Apex Magazine edited by the Hugo Award-nominated editor and author Catherynne M. Valente.
Portals of Mars
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,660. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Accio Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The canals on Mars aren't really canals... they hide something directly underneath. An engineer discovers the secret... a doorway to another galaxy. But some secrets are best left alone. (After Portals of Mars, enjoy a few sample chapters of the new sci-fi novel "Time Zero")
The Fourth Dog
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dusker is a traveling loner in a dangerous future, and he doesn't like surprises. When a fourth dog mysteriously joins the three trusted dogs he already keeps, he isn't happy-- but he's far less happy to discover unwelcome followers on his trail. Now he has two surprises to deal with at once...
MY NIGHT WITH SARAH PALIN … and other disturbing stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,000. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Strange and shocking stories from the twisted mind of award-winning director and author Joe Tripician. Included are hard-boiled tales of depravity, eerie and unsettling science fiction, riveting screenplays, and debauched social satire.
Kem Song
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Some questions stretch across millennia. When off-planet developers offer Ana a fortune for her kemfarm, she must decide whether to trade a life luxury for her family for the kem she has fed, sheltered, sheared, and nurtured all her life. Can her good fortune be worth the misery the kem will face? As the deadline for a decision nears, Ana finds the answer from a surprising source.
The Campsite
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A boy goes on a monumental camping trip with his parents and is abducted by aliens.
The Evolution of Infinite Power
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The Evolution of Infinite Power" is the story of the untold events leading to Billy Reynolds first battle as Survivor. Billy has been questioning who he is and his purpose, his first battle is the beginning of how he will find the answers to his questions. The battle will also reveal the source behind the growing power of the evil Infinites.
Of Shallow Graves and Contacts Lost
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Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A lonely man finds an unexpected friend with a unique gift. The rest is history, yet to be made.
Edge of Human
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raife Crenshaw is tasked with taking down the world's most powerful and brutal intellect: Cain, a lab-created monster of a man who's poised to murder tens of millions. But Raife's handlers want Cain brought back alive. Can an ingenious disguise make the difference in time, or will it be Raife's ultimate undoing?
A Faraway Fantasy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2012 by Infinite Acacia. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mark, a mystery writer, is drinking himself into oblivion in a Martian saloon while awaiting his death. His executioner is neither man nor machine. She's something more. Something beautiful. She's a Golem. With only six hours to live, Mark embarks on a journey to understand Golems, and perhaps find a way to escape his dark fate.
The Star Creature
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4). This is a story of the first encounter between two intelligent species. I've tried to present an unusual viewpoint and challenge some preconceptions. Mostly, I hope you enjoy it.
Shifting Sands
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Series: Paradiso Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lillian has never had a break in her life and now she’s been nabbed for buying and selling native artifacts on Paradiso. This time there’s no running away. Science Fiction short story.
Station OSCX-9
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the edge of explored space, Orbital Station CX-9 usually swarms with construction workers and bright lights. But when the shuttle Persephone arrives with Stokes and the relief crew, they find the station eerily empty and echoing with the strains of an ancient Earth opera. Can Stokes determine what happened before the Persephone suffers the same fate? INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY: JHYOTI.
Urknod Army: The Soldier's Manual
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Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Genuine copy of the soldiers manual, as issued to raw Urknod recruits. Details their bleak remit, the standards they are held to, and gives an overview of their equipment and tactics. This is the latest edition of the manual and contains an important update on Umperial policy regarding anti-planetary weaponry.
The Duel
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Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A duel to the death! Pistols at dawn, honour to be satisfied. Only one man can come out of this unscathed. He'll make sure he's the right one, he's got an unfair advantage.