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Transformations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Anura Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If it meant destroying who you are now, could you take the leap of faith, to find out who you might become? Includes "Changing Course" and "Final Words." 5221 words
Memory Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A man who loves to sing causes a terrible accident, but when he seeks help from a memory-erasure doctor, he uncovers something even worse.
Rewind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: Italian. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La Starweb è sull'orlo del fallimento. Tasse, debiti e burocrazia la stanno uccidendo. Ma Alberto Ferrari ha un'idea geniale. E i conti cominciano a volare. Troppo. Banche, pm e media tentano un nuovo massacro. Presto Alberto raggiungerà quello che non avrebbe mai immaginato. Ma qualcosa non quadra. E quando anche anche il suo sogno d'amore sta per realizzarsi, la realtà di Alberto cambia ancora.
Richard
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.
Physics for Dogs
Price: Free! Words: 17,880. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Bruno the beagle goes missing after an unfortunate accident, his disappearance is written off as just another mystery. But when he reappears twelve years later without ageing a day, it’s up to his owner to uncover the disturbing truth behind an ancient power nestled beneath the town.
Long Time Passing
Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga. Martin is a man with a grim past he would rather not remember, even after three long centuries. But in a future where history seems about to repeat itself, can he really hide from his darkest memories forever?
In His Dream He Plummets
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A free sci-fi short story involving alternate reality and dark inner-monologue, wrapped in an interesting poetic writing style. (around 8900 words or 15 single-spaced pages)
Aurora Borealis: Heated Arguments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Heated Arguments:" When the Aurora Borealis is stranded dead in space, it is infiltrated by an old 'acquaintance' of the crew causing all hell to break lose not only on the ship, but also within the Captain. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.
Fireflies
Price: Free! Words: 22,910. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Loose Leaf Stories. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A haunted train, the gods' retirement home, a spirit of vengeance doesn't know her purpose, and a blackmailer has lost his memory. An ancient star's gravity brings a starship to life, and the laws of the dead are tricky. Fireflies is a collection of short stories by Erica Lindquist and Aron Christensen.
Aptitude
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When the judge offers Lily six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she wants to go home. Then she finds the artifact and everything changes. A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.
N-Hance: Use As Directed
Price: Free! Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eric is a gamer whose world is falling to pieces. School is a dead-end, his best friend is moving away, and his gaming career is going down in flames. But then he is offered a chance to try N-Hance, an intelligence-boosting drug that could take his mind to new levels. But brain alteration is not without risk. Meet Eric Corvus before he was the Wraithlord, in this mind-altering eBook.
Adversary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
Apex Magazine - Issue 41
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
Series: Zero Hour. You set the price! Words: 47,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Bannelingen op Troop
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nadat hij door zijn muitende bemanning uit zijn schip is gezet, stort Wolter Hazelaar neer op Troop. Maandenlang is hij er alleen, op de twinkelieren na. Tot er opeens een deur verschijnt op het strand ...
Starfall: The First Cut
Price: Free! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Castaway meets Lost in Space. Exploring the power of information.
Piecework
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
The Ten Second Time Traveller
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
Extremely short story about the problems with time travel. Recently (October 5th 2012) I was in the pub with Mick Carter discussing short story writing. As the conversation got to what could be achieved with the shortest amount of words, yet be able to still tell a reasonably decent story we decided to set a challenge for ourselves and write a story in around 500 hundred words or less.
Strange Harvest
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A humorous science fiction short story. Exploding tomatoes. Incendiary radishes. Electric potatoes. Something very odd is happening in Drinkwater. Can the town's sole reporter figure it out...before it's too late?
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
This is the story “Pain Is So Close To Pleasure”, a short comedy story I wrote several years ago. The story looks at an alien race who has recently come into contact with our own. To learn more about each other, ourselves and the aliens decide to send an exchange student to the others world to spend time there so each race can learn more about the other. Warning: contains swearing