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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: Free! 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 » Science fiction » 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.
Manjac and the Nosebleed Section
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a working world where safety is paramount exactly how far will companies go to keep us safe.
Terminator; Reborn
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Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: British English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In the human resistance against the machines his name is legend. Almost nothing is harder to kill than a legend. Except.......
How Johnny Cash Saved my Life--300 Years After He Died
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Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first time I heard Johnny Cash I sat in prison waiting hopefully--desperately--for someone to post my bail. And that one night saved my life.
The Houdini Files
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skye wants to disappear, just the way Houdini did. But when she meets the station's handsome Waste Technician, she begins to change her mind.
Pandering Dwarves and Other Time-Travel Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,250. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seven time-travel tales of gonzo decadence. What has happened to some midget cast members from The Wizard of Oz? What if a fruitcake held the destruction of human history? Three temponauts in a time-travel experiment that goes horribly wrong. How Billy the Kid joined forces with H. G. Wells to defeat Jules Verne. And a cowboy Western with outrageous visitors from the far future.
Shadow Hunter
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Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
An old hunter seeks redemption aboard the space station Habitat. After years of providing collectors with trophy alien species, he attempts to recover a hunting prize he wishes he never won.
Overgrown
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Series: Zero Hour. Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An experiment involving a super plant fertilizer goes haywire, causing plants to mutate to monstrous proportions. A brother and sister must try to save their home--and everything else--from destruction.
Jhyoti: Planetside
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Specialist Jhyoti sen Chandar, exoanthropologist on the Alliance ship Solar Wind, thought she had left behind the harsh caste system of her home planet. Unfortunately, it followed her aboard in the person of Engineer Parma sen Harpar: young, hostile and with a secret that will endanger both women. Includes a bonus short story: STATION OSCX-9.
Ghost Informant (A Murder Ghost Story)
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Price: $1.05 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a novelette (10 chapters 12900 words) Sergeant Bob Crenshaw sees an apparition of a woman that sends him on a mission to investigate a murder--hers--that he’s not even sure has occurred. A plea from the apparition to find her sends him into uncharted territory for him. He can't rest until she does. He asks a psychic for help but that may not be enough.