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A Dish Best Served
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A self-aggrandizing faux-French intergalactic food critic runs afoul of a prideful chef, and gets an unexpected lesson in alien cuisine, living, and manners. If you can’t say something nice... "A Dish Best Served" is also available in the collection "Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
il cyborg divina :: The Cyborg Divine (TSODR 39)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,230. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
The world is ending, the Dragons are taking over and Zzysra, a Cyborg made by Perch Tech, questions why she can't live past her Undyear. ::This is the 39th ebook in The Society On Da Run series::
Friends of A Warrior
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On an alien world two boys, one human the other alien, test their manhood in a ritual hunt. When things go badly Lotha of the warrior race, the Legod must seek a new ally or die and lose his honor forever. A tale of honor and friendship forged on a hostile planet.
Hot Mess: speculative fiction about climate change
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Collaborative anthology on the theme of climate change, featuring short stories from RJ Astruc, Rachel Lynn Brody, Miranda Doerfler, Sare Liz Gordy and Eric Sipple, with illustrations by Hannah Werdmuller and cover design by Sarah Hartley.
Flight 1401 A Science Fiction Anthology
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Near future science fiction: a lone youth is faced with deadly danger in a post-apocalyptic wasteland; a child finds a cache of century-old 'buried treasure'; a dying father reveals a secret world to his son; on a plane trip from NY to London, a young man's computer tablet is more capable than he anticipated; and the pressure to find new sources of fossil fuels leads to an ominous discovery.
Cave of Wonders
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's the 1960's and times are complicated but like any two twelve year old boys and best friends they love to explore the woods. When they stumble into a mysterious cave they travel to the past and discover a past neither of them know. A past that will change both their futures. A tale of family and secrets born in turbulent times.
The Feeding
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a massive unidentifiable spaceship appears in their restricted space, a Striker crew of the planet Veyron is sent to investigate. What they discover is the beginning of a new and unimaginable reign of terror for the people of Veyron and a weapon that is beyond their comprehension. The aliens are starving and only the people of Veyron can feed them. And that’s the problem . . . [4300]
The Earth Invasion Budget Cuts
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Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012 by Tattooed Bear. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Invading Earth never goes smoothly for any interplanetary species. Defeat may be blamed on Austrian heroes with chiseled jaws or presidents that happen to be skilled jet-fighter pilots. But, more often than not, the problem goes back to the planning stage…
3 + 3
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Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
3 + 3 is an edgy tale of chance based around Theo, who we find with a gun to his head and a finger on the trigger. As the story progresses, Theo’s extraordinary history unfolds; a history that has been subtly leading up to this life or death moment without him knowing. Luck has a peculiar fate in store for this unlikely hero, and the number six has something to do with it. So just roll the dice...
Zombie President
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Price: Free! Words: 650. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(1.00 from 1 review)
During the final stages of the zombies' success on earth the quality of life for the undead takes a downward turn. This is a brief look at the sad state of that situation as seen from inside the president of the United State's family; President Acloch being somewhat less than eminently involved.
Firebird
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Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In space, Zombies still hunger for brains. Will the transport ship Firebird make it back to earth before it is overrun with the alien undead?
Altered Visions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
10 stories celebrating speculative fiction. From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist. "If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plotlines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."
Divided Loyalties
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
As clean up man for The League of Scars former warrior, Lou Tubbs exorcises the leagues demons at the behest of prince. His latest assignment brings him to Solar VII to a meeting. A meeting to kill his oldest friend. Will it be blasters or blades? A tale of loyalty, and blood oaths where honor is everything.
Aliens Don't Dance
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,740. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gary has one chance - and one chance only - to ensure first contact with the humans goes as smoothly as ancient history records it to have occurred. Unfortunately, the fate of the future galactic alliance all rests on his very questionable ability to . . . boogie down.
Radman's Syndrome
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Style Writes Now. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Kylie's Lure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Traveling south, Marcus finds another survivor of the plague that almost made the human race go extinct. Everything is too good to be true, and Marcus must make the choice between a life of comfort and a life of truth. (13 pages)
The Greenless World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marooned on an arid planetoid, when the Earth is destroyed, Patrick meets the alien, Serena, and tries to explain many things that she has never seen, foremost among them the color ‘green’.
The Scorpion Nest: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Newlyweds Joel and Sonnet have just wrapped up a housewarming party in Suburban Phoenix. Custom-built on the site of a meteor crash a half century ago, the young couple received everything they wanted in their dream house. Unfortunately, Joel and Sonnet also got what they didn't want: thousands of unwelcome, venomous guests.
The Eye of The Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
On the Many Uses of Cedar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a mountain beside a roaring log flume, Fanny endlessly repeats the day her husband hits her. If Fanny can learn what's causing the day to repeat, she may be able to move on with her life, but that will mean facing the man the mountain has remade.