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Over the Brink: Tales of Environmental Disaster
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,560. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The science fiction anthology, "Over the Brink: Tales of Environmental Disaster" comprises a tasty baker's dozen short stories about the possible consequences of fooling Mother Nature. These tales are sometimes heart-breaking, sometimes way out or hilarious, but always mind-expanding.
Happy's Nest
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Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world is ending and Jim Sullivan is alone, naked, and without his television. All he wants to know is, "What do dinosaurs have to do with Jesus?" A humorous short story by first time author, Ben Blanchette.
A Friend of the Family
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a desolate future where practicing medicine is illegal, and Healers administer their own superstitious brand of healthcare, one doctor risks his life to treat the brother of a Healer.
Instant Posh
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tony's happy being batman to Big Trev's damage-causing/limitation family business in London. But when this well-bred bird turns up at the bar and sets Tony's old jam tart a trembling, he decides to lean on one of Big Trev's inventor debtors to get himself some instant posh.
The Computer
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
It was bound to happen sooner or later. A person trying to create artificial intelligence would create something that chose its own path. Computer had been given the instruction to save humankind, and she set out to do just that, with unexpected results.
Jalaya
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jalaya is the fourth and final short story to be found in An Anthology of Battle. Michael bound to the village chief and his soldiers by nanotechnology that provides a unique mental link. With it, he commands a military force divided into Marks, and inherited the duty of Protector. Ten years ago, he helped his community fight free of its township. Jalaya is a story of family and sacrifice.
Jacob's Vision
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Erin writes of her earthbound memories of an interplanetary war, of the fate of a war hero, and of the start of re-building. Approximately 5,000 words in length, Jacob’s Vision is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Window on Salukia
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
A Window on Salukia is A short story made up of a series of linked vignettes describing cyclic battles and aftermaths in fantasy, pseudo-contemporary, and science fiction settings. Approximately 3,000 words in length, A Window on Salukia is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Vignette for Rashkah
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Of No Return
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
No man can live and work on the ocean floor without the occasional visit mainside. At least, that's the policy when you work the North Atlantic seabed at the NorthAtStat nuclear power station. But for one man, the surface-side R&R is anything but restful. Can he readjust to life on the surface? Jeffrey A. Carver's first published story appeared originally in 1974. 6000 words.
HARTbreak
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You set the price! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Robots. Emotions. At first glance, these two words do not connect. Tell that to HART, a retrieval tech who finds herself developing strange reactions to her life.
Watching From a Distance
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Price: Free! Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
Reve has been to many planets before, but while visiting Dispon-3, he once again gets reminded that all planets have difference, some more deadly than others.
Earth Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the aftermath of a devastating invasion by an unstoppable alien force, Leonora "Lenny" Dixon wants answers. Why are they here, and what do they want? Lenny and her boyfriend Jay begin a journey south, through the northern city of Manchester, discovering the terrifying purpose of the invaders, revealing the horrifying truth behind the disappearing civilization of man, and of mankind itself.
Flight Risk
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Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Experience the great love and loss of a man who falls in love with a clandestine discovery.
Dragon Coast
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dragon Coast is the tale of how Jessica finds work in the corporate part of town. It was originally published as one of the stories in An Anthology of Dragons, but is published separately here. It is 1,396 words in length.
Water and Fire and living the dream
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of science fiction short stories dealing with possible futures and impossible dreams that somehow become realities.
Gods and Demons in Love
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Price: Free! Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
"Love's End" is the final tale of the godling Nate Lee's curse. Millennia in the future, Nate Lee's one hope for freedom is to bestow his deadly gift. But in Silk, he finds a woman as strong as her ancestor, his lost beloved. He cannot break his vow, but will granting Silk's heart's desire destroy her as so many have been destroyed before? Bundles one new story with four previous ones.
Frontier 9
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Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.67 from 3 reviews)
Frontier 9. The story of the deep space exploration ship, Albatross and its sole occupant, Frontier 9, an android with a directive to locate compatible planets for humans and plant seed colonies. During a voyage lasting over 6000 years, 9 discovers that its brain is designed to evolve. With evolution comes self awareness and with that, emotions. 9 soon experiences loneliness and fear and love.
The Ad Agency
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Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What would advertisements look like if the government required them to be truthful and not misleading?
The War of the Plutonidians
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wars between Plutonidians were only ancient myths... but since the new settlement in a new world something happened and so chaos became order, noise became silence and peace... WAR!