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Eight Minutes Before the End of the World: Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Diamond Print Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's never a good thing when an alien utters that fateful exclamation, "Oops!" A humorous tale of the end of things. And strawberries. Bonus short story included: The Emergence, a story of a sentient ship who will do anything to protect her beloved captain. Even if it means working with an alien threat.
Mindware Issues
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Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the age of the brain-wired supernet and pocket universes, Ghamdan, a 22nd-Century P.I., must track down the only surviving witness to an ugly kidnap and murder. The terrified witness seems to have fled into a top-security prison housed in a pocket universe. He's fleeing the powerful malware that the alleged murderer can inject into a victim's mind. So Ghamdan must follow. But who can he trust?
Throwing a Haymaker
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Category: Short Fiction Classification: Science Fiction Length: 6600 words When Doctor Harry Westmore comes to visit carrying a stack of punch cards and intent upon using his computer, the wealthy Bart Toynbee thought it strange. When Westmore declared the discovery of weather control, Toynbee decides to dedicate his wealth to bring rain to countries hit by famine. What could possibly go wrong? S
Cancer Stick Addiction
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Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid has a busy day ahead and an important meeting at work, but what happens when his life line, his mobile phone is hijacked?
Gekken grijzen
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: Dutch. Published: April 30, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stel dat de eeuwige jeugd een kwestie is van een driemaandelijkse spoeling en een tabletje? Dat wil toch iedereen? Lyvia wil echter natuurlijk verouderen, tot verdriet van haar partner Yavid. Hij grijpt in.
Apex Magazine - Issue 36
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 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. This issue contains fiction from Rachel Swirsky, Rahul Kanakia, and Nnedi Okrafor, nonfiction by Tim Akers, and an interview with Rachel Swirky,
The Niman Project
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 by Laurel Fork Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After the death of his wife and daughter, Honani works for years to establish a colony of people on a new planet where all can live in the peaceful Hopi Way. But in the ancient myths,every time the people try to leave evil behind, a witch brings it into the new world. This time is no different, except the witch, a teenage girl, forces Honani into hard choices, with the fate of the world at stake.
Red Tape Stories From Indian Country
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection brings together nine speculative fiction stories linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. In these stories Indians build time machines, wrangle with ever-changing bureaucracy and confront creatures that may or may not be allies.
The Portals
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Max's "weird" uncle Bob goes missing, the 14-year-old suspects the man has traveled through portals to another dimension and is now trying to communicate with him through digital technology.
Trafficked!
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
I'm Rashad Stevens. I wasn't looking for trouble. I was in Cairo to work my way out of poverty and save my mother from the fungus disease that the aliens brought when they trashed Europe. But I and Hany Girgis found a chance to travel the stars in the employ of our space-gecko-scum overlords. So what's wrong with that? Apart from being illegal, probably exploitative and possibly lethal, I mean?
City of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Living underground during a global cataclysm, the human race turns to the only food source they have available - themselves.
A.M. Radio
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
The Fetish
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
Interzone 239 Mar - Apr 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.24 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone #239 contains new stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook, Nigel Brown and Ben Baldwins cover art, 'The Tower'. Features includes: 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 and the team plus an interview with Chris Beckett.
Until We Meet Again
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution. Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready. Will this have unforeseen consequences?
The Neutral
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Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dirmac Nor is the Neutral, a rare creature who is a natural psycho-detective. He and his assistant, Clem Wilson, go to the remaining Earth Colony, to find out what is causing their communities to revolt and self-destruct. What they find tells them the Empress Empire is in big trouble. The Neutral is an old short story I wrote, intending it to be the first of a Sherlock Holmes in space series.
Museum Beetles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For the people of the Museum, the world is changing. The Great Beetles escape and begin to colonise the building. Devouring, growing, changing. Slowly, the people’s whole world is destroyed. Facing oblivion, one person suggests the impossible. To escape outside. No one knows if such a thing is possible, if there even is an outside. But soon there is little choice but to try ...
Copper Soldiers (The Devil's Forge)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this, the second short story in the Devil's Forge series, we take a backward step from the end to meet Jennifer, the wife of Bradley (from Yesterday, I Died).
Punk-eeq Pandemic
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Punctuated Equilibrium. Punk-eeq. Sometimes, in response to some dramatic change in the environment, a rapid burst of mutation creates a host of new species within a relatively short time. They call it "adaptive radiation." But what if evolution was a plague? And everyone you knew was rapidly becoming.... Something else?
Change by Design
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Price: Free! Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kei Salin has been watching young lives fall to faulty bureaucratic nonsense for decades and she's tired of it. She forces the hand of her superiors to remove her from the project. Before obtaining her reassignment,she takes a trip. One stop on her vacation forces her to reveal something she's denied for decades.