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Blowing Bubbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say that if you're tired of VR, you're tired of life... and Marv has been getting very tired of the daily grind. Will the Next New Thing prove to be his salvation? Or will it be his demise?
The Inadvertent Zombie
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The year is 2025, soon the dust settles, what is left is beyond belief everything is destroyed or still burning. Our earth as we knew it is no more! Was it a meteorite or a nuclear boom? As I survey my surroundings there is nothing as far as the eye can see no buildings...no trees...no animals...no humans!
From Fort Ibex
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You set the price! Words: 2,080. Language: British English. Published: August 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three crew members of the Mars satellite station Fort Ibex are told to evacuate what they have come to call home. But the crew of Fort Ibex are bound together by more than just duty. As war engulfs planet Earth passions run high, secrets are revealed,and all is not as it should be.
Royal Flush
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Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A trip to the spaceport restroom for one chemical industry executive leads to a most unexpected encounter with a stealthy nemesis. But that's not where the surprises end in this morbidly humorous sci-fi tale.
A High Shrill Thump: War Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror anthology, "A High Shrill Thump: War Stories," marshals a convoy of more than a dozen short stories about war's mysterious dominion over human destiny. These far-out tales transport readers through the emotional, macabre, chaotic, and even uproarious situations created by war.
To Dust You Shall Return and Other Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of previously published and two unpublished stories, with locales ranging from ancient Ireland to Civil War South Carolina to the modern to deep space, these stories investigate what it means to be human.
The Wrong Bettor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Pennell just wants his son back home. But Crain Dalton discovers the mob wants the boy to entertain the bigshots by playing a virtual reality game for the ultimate stakes -- his own life. Even doctors with a trunk of hidden cash suffer when their teenage son hangs out at the local casino and takes a hooker for a girlfriend. Can Crain find Don Pennell in time to save him?
The Copper Quarter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The friendly man shocks the bar by paying for everybody's drinks with a silver quarter. His ruthless killing in the street outside surprises nobody. When private detective Crain Dalton seeks out the beautiful widow, he uncovers a plot to buy local elections with the only kind of money worth anything anymore -- silver and gold, once again illegal to own.
Twilight Tales For Everyone
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 493,500. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This novel contains a collection of 81 short stories designed to satisfy the appetite of almost every reader willing to venture into the world of horror, science fiction, paranormal, romance, mystery and western realms. With 1,400 pages in your hands you are guaranteed to find something that will please you.
De dood komt op konijnenslippers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: Dutch. Published: August 21, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Een man die lijdt aan slapeloosheid komt 's nachts iemand tegen die hem Stamper noemt. De volgende dag wordt hij wakker met bloed aan zijn handen.
Stramashed
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Price: Free! Words: 21,880. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the aftermath of HG Wells Martian invasion, to the sad fate of the universe's last Platitudeypus this brief selection of short stories includes giggles, murder, vinyl records and a peculiar solution for unemployment.
Barkley's Body Swap and Pawn Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ferret is a street smart career criminal who is skilled at one thing, saving his own neck. One doublecross too many has put his life in imminent danger. Ferret is a survivor and has one last doublecross planned. Find out what lengths Ferret is willing to go to in order to avoid trouble and stay alive.
Mirror Maze
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012 by Richard Stooker. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Subliminal persuasion while the world drowns. As an ad copywriter, Frank earns his living manipulating people's opinions. Hired to use his talent help a politician he hates win a presidential election, can his own mind be rebelling? His true love calls him to reclaim his own consciousness.
Teacup Mountain
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Is leaving what she really wants? Tilly Simpson and her classmates graduate with grand plans to leave the small town of Teacup Mountain for futures among the worlds of the Galactic Commonwealth. With worlds of opportunity and possibilities before her, will Tilly find the future she truly desires? A 3300 word science fiction short story. Includes the complete BONUS story, "Crystal Wishes"
Crystal Wishes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A string of wishes hang in the window… Opal's parents latest obsession in frontier-world mining ends in tragedy. Even as the grief descends, the questions consume her: What does she do now? Does she stay or leave, and how can she pay for either? Alone on a harsh frontier world, can she dare trust anyone? A science fiction short story. Edition includes the complete BONUS story, "Teacup Mountain"
Artan's Night (fantasy/sci-fi short story)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,830. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A boy with a secret power. A town under siege. And a twist of fate that will change the destiny of an entire world.
On Ice
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,390. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012 by Anura Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An interplanetary surveyor wakes up in a cave, on an uninhabited planet, to the sound of purring... and screams of agony. Can Jade survive long enough to find out what went wrong? 8022 words
Good Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Being a cop was interesting enough before the wave of genetech arrived to make Lyr's life even more complicated than it had to be. Now she has to deal with Rael, an engineered life form, the genetic engineer that makes his life hell, and now there's a lost dog who only knows his owner as 'Master'.
Area 52: Space Nazis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,170. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2012 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In 1952, when Ron Durston is called up into the army for National Service, all he wants is to be posted somewhere sunny like Tahiti or Weymouth where he can fraternise with the native girls and bring home a medal or two to impress his mates. Instead he finds himself standing guard at an army camp in Ass-End, Yorkshire, which is of far more interest to Nazis in flying saucers than it is to him.
Falling Angel
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Price: Free! Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Fledgling colonies burn. Orbital stations are reduced to debris. Expansion into the solar system has been completely halted by a force against which humanity is powerless: the Angel. In a final desperate ploy, the best a dying race has to offer must make unimaginable sacrifices reaching for a faint spark of hope: that angels have fallen before.