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Price: Free! Words: 780. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Lester, the last man alive, contemplates his mortality in this piece of flash fiction.
Disclosure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A large flying saucer appears over the interstate our main character travels. Disclosure is "What if" the Illuminati were forced to disclose their secrets, and what would happen after that disclosure? The world will expect answers, and the secret world government is being forced to reveal everything by the very alien presence they wish to keep secret.
The SOL Chronicles
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Price: Free! Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
6 short sci-fi adventures tales across the galaxy. The story loosely ties to the original Sebar novel "SOL" taking readers on a mini extension and new shorts for great reading.
Last Astronaut
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A man struggles to survive in an underground bunker while there is no more atmosphere left on Earth. He soon finds out what his purpose in life is.
The Hyperbole Engine: Collected Stories of Adventure
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,960. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story collection of over 30,000 words of fiction, award-winning author Michael Hiebert gives you four of his best adventure/science fiction titles. There are three novella length stories here, one of which is a Carrollian piece not to be missed.
The Shelter
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Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: American English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure? This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies…in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.
Tunnels: The Darkest Nexus
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Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Global and bizarre anomalies have appeared connecting our world to the barrens of Purgatory. Despite this known fact, folklore has mentioned fragments in time where mortals have been able to traverse through buildings made of stone and granite. Passing through without caution nor resistance, onto territory flooded with creatures brutish and perpetually lost as they too, traverse back to our realm.
Linda's License
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the sixth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer welcomes in the new year, gets her driver's license, records videos for her high school's morning show, meets a guy that wants her, and gets her powers tested by Lara. 2,032 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.
Futurologist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marianne was an exceptional woman. She was the Chief Empire Futurologist, the person responsible for advising the Emperor of the statistical probability of anything occurring - no matter how large or small. She was so talented that she had an agenda of her own. And when the Emperor Feminine was about to say 'I do' at his wedding, Marianne ensured they were the last words he, and his Empire, spoke.
Peshtigo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 2,900 word near-future short story. Isabella is away from home when the world around her is consumed by fires from a colliding comet. Stranded on a little island with her best friend, the boy she wants to love her and the boy who's been after her for years, will Isabella find her way back to safety?
Waiting For Martin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Waiting For Martin by Ona Jo-Ellan Bass A fantastical struggle for survival is taking place. A storm is building up on the upstream side of them, and something odd is happening to at least one of the group. Thomas, the oldest, keeps cautioning the others to wait for Martin, even though he is not sure himself whether Martin will manage to find them in time.
Apex Magazine - Issue 38
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: July 3, 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 Ken Liu, Kij Johnson, Sarah Monette, and Alec Austin, nonfiction by Christopher J. Garcia, and an interview with Kij Johnson.
Cinema Detectives: The End of Dark Matter
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Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The Theory of Dark Matter is fundamentally flawed – according to Kenny Kraze – and he explains why. But when a local University's funding for their new “Dark Lab” gets cut as a result, it spells trouble. Why do Professor Grisl and Kenny Kraze both visit the Cinema Detectives office, each seemingly for no reason, and what is the other new scheme that's being cooked up at the University?
Aliens: 5 Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
From inner to outer space, from the day-after-tomorrow to the end of time and beyond, come five possible futures: An Alien Zoo Story, Stainless, Ki'f, Devoted, Camerado, and The Soft Invasions. NOTE: These stories are also included in the longer collection: US AND...THEM.
Initiate
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Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Smoke and Mirrors- Dark Days; Darker Nights
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When might vermin be ...velcome? It can be a bear if you're in the first group to test equipment- and you've got to do it on an important mission, What is it about going on vacation? Is it the new faces, new places? Or might it be something else altogether? All these and more are in this the third companion book to the popular podcast Smoke and Mirrors.
Smoke and Mirrors- Dark Days; Darker Nights
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You set the price! Words: 30,290. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When might vermin be ...velcome? It can be a bear if you're in the first group to test equipment- and you've got to do it on an important mission, What is it about going on vacation? Is it the new faces, new places? Or might it be something else altogether? All these and more are in this the third companion book to the popular podcast Smoke and Mirrors.
Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man finds himself in the wrong past. Changing DNA affects relationships. A misunderstanding leads to closeness. A disagreeable agreement. A 5-course meal that brooks no criticism. Aliens encounter noisy neighbors. Six short speculative fictions. Includes: Passed Life B.I.T. Through Her Eyes Business is Business A Dish Best Served Quiet! (stories available individually)
The Girl and the Collar
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenny was a normal sort of girl and confused about life and all it offered. At a weekend away in the country to get her head together, the room suddenly becomes bright and a creature appears. It throws her a pair of glasses and a silver band that changes her life and the destiny of humankind forever. Wearing the two items gives her amazing abilities, and an insight into the journey we must take.
Reality and Other Fictions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five science fiction stories to ignite the imagination. Explore an Earth being devoured by entropy. Dive the ocean depths to stop an oil spill. Rocket into space as a tourist. Mine the asteroids with your border collie. These stories span Carver's career, and include his first published short fiction as well as his most recent. With new introductions, from the author of The Chaos Chronicles.