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Spots the Space Marine: Letters
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Series: Spots the Space Marine, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An epilogue to the novel Defense of the Fiddler told in the form of letters from Travis "Claws" Walker. Contains spoilers for the novel, and hints of what may be to come...
Limits
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of SF, Larry Niven. The stories in this collection include collaborations with authors Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts).
Exile (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Short story (1280 words) about an extraterrestrial being exiled to planet Earth with some interesting consequences for our space program. The tale is "Twilight Zone-esque" in both theme and writing style but captures some of the dysfunction of recent years in the space program. “Exile” is the fourth story in “The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar.”
Blood Ties
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Frank Goodsen struggles to keep his wife and daughter alive in a dying world. Hidden away in the mountains, he carves a thin living out of a poisoned land. That is, until he encounters Hardeep Singh a microbiologist who turns his life upside down. But that’s nothing compared to what it will be like when he learns what is really destroying the Earth.
New Dawn
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Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Frank Gilman travels to Minneapolis on business. When he checks in at his hotel, he receives a message from someone he doesn't know. The message asks Frank to meet the sender at a place called The Lido. His first reaction is that the message was intended for someone else, but the further he investigates, the more mysterious the message becomes.
De Wintertuin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 13, 2012 by Uitgeverij Verschijnsel. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Paul Harland neemt u in deze negen indringende SF-verhalen mee naar de laatste woonboten die onbeschermd buiten het hemelweb proberen te overleven; naar Rusland dat oude glorie wil laten herleven door het bewind over te dragen aan Napoleon en Oscar Wilde; naar de strijd tegen technologisch verval op een schijfwereld; naar wolkwortels waar krabwier en andere ziekten de nieuwe Ontkieming bedreigen.
At The Water's Edge (Adronis #1)
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Series: Adronis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Prairie Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU LAUGH offers five glimpses of a hilarious future. Watch as powerful aliens place the fate of humanity in the sticky hands of a small-time crook…Take a peek at an exotic dancer working the moons of Jupiter who finds herself in the middle of an interplanetary power play…Join a human freighter crew as they try to fight off the wacky effects of an alien curse.
Wisps (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
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Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gabriel Ramirez Ventura is about to be the first Mexican President gunned down by narco soldiers, and in his presidential palace in broad daylight. His mind is in a panic when seemingly otherworldly forces intervene. A being has come to Earth to return Mayan warriors borrowed over a thousand years earlier, and to pay a debt.
Survival
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The last day of a turkey hunt goes horribly wrong for Joe Burroughs when he picks up a fellow hunter on a lonely back road. Alone, haggard, and in need of food and shelter, Joe drives the man to the nearest Ranger Station where he begins telling a very strange tale of a very strange hunt.
Plus One
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Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Tattooed Bear. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winstanley's girlfriend works with a machine that tests simulated universe theories. She wants to be left alone to fix an experiment gone wrong. He wants to know why she doesn't want him at her office party. And both will find that it may not just be their relationship that is broken.
A Little Old Fashioned
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.
A Tin Can to Nowhere
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man is marooned on a government base on the far side of Earth's moon. It doesn't appear as if anyone is coming back...ever. There is food, shelter, air, and water enough to allow him to live for a long time. But the man doesn't want to just continue existing. He needs a goal--a reason to survive.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated! Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill. His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short. Simon holds the solution.
Asleep at the Wheel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From the dark imagination of Tee Morris comes a story that tests the boundaries of The Real. Patrick Martin, driving home after a long day of his personal daily grind, is allowing his mind to wander. On this particular trip home, however, his mind wanders farther than anyone could imagine.
Home On LaGrange
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
"I am Jorganhar 22bAR37m. I am lean and healthy. Welcome to LaGrange Market L-5 McLearen's World, how may I satisfy you today?"
Cow Tipping
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Price: Free! Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dreams and reality mix in Iowa as a high school principal and a student have a close encounter.
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,270. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
in this collection you will find stories with impossible odds, satire where the fast food companies run the future, AI robots locked in a civil war, and space travelers with very human problems. In the fantasy section are stories of alternate realities, a vampire castaway, dragons, cheerleaders, and a man asked to fix a UFO. It's diverse enough for most readers of fantastic fiction.
Apex Magazine - Issue 34
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 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.
Kindling Hope
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As flames rise from the damp kindling at her feet, Rousse sees a stranger enter the ring of villagers waiting to watch her burn. When the stranger offers her salvation, Rousse must decide if he is an angel sent to save her, or a devil come to claim her soul.