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The Frigate Victory Collection, Volume 1
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Series: Frigate Victory, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,550. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection contains 13 Frigate Victory science fiction short stories. Captain Jason Ayers and his crew deal with aliens, politicians, colonists, and pirates. There are action stories, mysteries, and dramas. The stories are in chronological order, and are together for the first time.
The Scoundrel's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.
Orion's Arm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
Michael (Origins Part 3)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Michael finds himself captured by an entity he hadn't expected. His military training had not taught him to deal with abduction on this scale. Could he escape a seemingly inescapable cell? This is a short story of 2,600 words. It is part three in the 'Origins' series of stories which connect with one another in unexpected ways.
All In A Day's Work
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,050. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Kurt Harriman is a professional carpenter in a world where wood is scarce, protected, and where at least some environmental activists will do anything to keep it from being used for anything. When called on to do a custom job for Johnson Space Equipment, Kurt jumps at the chance, hoping for a good paying job. Unfortunately, that's just what he gets. 15,000 words
Macrocosm
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,770. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Work is a four-letter word to Chris Stranton. Still, Chris works, and works hard, because it allows him to have the life he chooses when not working, which for Chris is on the Moon with his wife Genevieve and their two children. When his wife tells him she wants nothing to do with him, it shakes him to the very core, but that is only the beginning. Chris's life is about to get very interesting.
The Great Space Race
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
James William Thresher is a disgruntled NASA engineer of the future. A future where NASA has become nothing more than the space version of the FAA, an administrative branch of the US government. He longs to build rockets of the future, but that will never happen at NASA, so he packs up and joins the Lassiter Brothers, maverick space ship designers ready to shape the future of human space travel.
Looking For Futures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction short stories from Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Set on or near a future Earth, a collection of tales military, mystery, and the bizarre that may lie ahead. We know the past. Now we're looking for futures.
Rituals of Change
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Do you ever feel like you're doing the same things over and over, repeating the drudgery of daily life? Washing the clothes, the dishes, mowing the lawn, shopping, working, and on and on. Does it seem repetitive? Tiring? Does it seem productive? What if doing these things was holding the world you knew together? Would you, could you, dare you, stop doing them? Taylor and Jenny Newland find out.
A Family Empire
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Order of the Magi builds their own universe and populates it with warlike races of aliens and humans as a training facility for young magi. This story is one such tale of a Magi teacher and pupil and their manipulation of A Family Empire. A tale of ambition, power and blood.
Interzone 238 Jan - Feb 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.24 USD. Words: 59,770. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Substantial new stories from Ray Cluley, Tyler Keevil, Carole Johnstone and E.J. Swift's 1st short story plus Ben Baldwin's 1st of 6 covers. All the usual features: David Langford's Ansible Link, Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn, Tony Lee's Laser Fodder. Jim Steel & his team's book reviews include Roy Gray's 'The Joy of Technology', Chris Priest's 'The Islanders', Michael Flynn's 'In the Lion's Mouth'.
Odd Numbers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two previously published (Shadows from Dark Gothic Resurrected magazine and The Stupidest Thing I've ever Heard from Jersey Devil Press) and one never before seen story (Dream of Me), together in this exclusively digital book!
The Awakening
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Robert has been running the Monhegan Island-to-mainland Maine ferry for years. This morning, however, he and his boat are greeted by mysterious lights emanating from the small rocky island. Was it too much mezcal the night before, or something more ominous? No one greets him when he ties up to the dock, and not a structure is in sight - all the houses and buildings have disappeared...
The Touch
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Series: The Adventures Of Janr Ssor, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Janr was having recurrent dreams of a beautiful redhead he had never known. He had to get her out of his mind and focus on the DARPA tracking software he was writing. Janr would soon learn, what any masseuse knows, that memories are not just in your head. Her death, over 300 years ago, would become part of his life, in a way he could never have imagined!
Peril At The Pop-up Library
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Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens in a library when a pop-up book does more than just pop up? Find out inside!
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Below the Surface
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Merx Tol, a resistance fighter, strives to balance life, his empathic sense, and the protection of his people under his mother's leadership. Everything he desires changes the day Henessa Sar, a young woman presumed dead, appears among the debris of a supply truck. This book has experienced some updates. Please feel welcome to view the new version.
Introduction to Xarrok
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Xenonia is fighting for survival. Those recruited to help are fighting for acceptance, and security. The stories within reveal lives desolated by war, moved by love, and driven for success. Version 2 with Four stories included and more to come.
Explain That To A Martian 3
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Series: Explain That To A Martian, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,700. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's good to stay in touch with friends, even when they live on Mars!
Cerberus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes time just gets away from us. Brandon Halverson knows this all too well as a man eternally late. Ironically, he's pulled through time to serve a malicious future Earth. One hell bent on using time travelers to aid them in destroying innocent life. Now Brandon has to figure out how to escape before his time literally runs out.