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A Sure Thing
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Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A pawn shop, a place for those who find themselves desperate, usually through their own merits. A little shop sitting in a dark city, at the nexus of all things. People come, people go finding the little pawn shop either taking, or leaving things behind. Just be careful which one you end up with, and please know the difference between need, and want.
Eccentric Orbits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Collected science fiction short stories, 1999-2011. An astronaut alone in the void of deep space. An alien starship capable of destroying all creation. A DNA Detective in search of the genetic code of The Beatles. A terrorist explosion trapped inside a bubble of space/time. A new life-form found in the quantum echoes of the void.
Rapture Ready
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Series: Dancing with Darwin, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Armageddon by insanity. Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior. - law.com Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. - wikipedia
Jungle Catatan: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY03. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Theoretically, Tammy should be able to handle all the tech issues for a small freighter, but that would require her to pay attention. She's screwed up big time, and meeting her best friend's family for the first time might not make things any better. A short story of about 3,700 words.
Yatorun Transport: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY02. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tammy's spent nearly a year working as a base-level tech—read: electrician—on a Catati vessel, and her shipmates still give her special treatment, because she's the only Human. But not all "special treatment" is a bad thing. A short story of about 4,000 words.
Catati Test: a short story
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Series: Catati, TY01. Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Earth's new spacefaring allies let Humans into their school, Tammy leapt at the chance. Maybe one of these days, she'll even pass—preferably before her alien friend gets a girlfriend. A short story of about 3,800 words.
Haunted City (Ghosts in the City Prequel)
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Series: Ghosts in the City. Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alice Green is a little girl with a big problem. Everyone is ignoring her, and the Pastor is claiming she'd dead. Only Uncle Patrick seems to react to her presence. Maybe... just maybe... Uncle can see her?
All The Pretty Boys From Charm School
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Price: Free! Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Work hard at your studies and one day you too will make someone a wonderful husband. Unless you decide to smash the system from within of course.
Eight Minutes Before the End of the World: Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012 by Diamond Print Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's never a good thing when an alien utters that fateful exclamation, "Oops!" A humorous tale of the end of things. And strawberries. Bonus short story included: The Emergence, a story of a sentient ship who will do anything to protect her beloved captain. Even if it means working with an alien threat.
Mindware Issues
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Price: Free! Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the age of the brain-wired supernet and pocket universes, Ghamdan, a 22nd-Century P.I., must track down the only surviving witness to an ugly kidnap and murder. The terrified witness seems to have fled into a top-security prison housed in a pocket universe. He's fleeing the powerful malware that the alleged murderer can inject into a victim's mind. So Ghamdan must follow. But who can he trust?
Throwing a Haymaker
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Category: Short Fiction Classification: Science Fiction Length: 6600 words When Doctor Harry Westmore comes to visit carrying a stack of punch cards and intent upon using his computer, the wealthy Bart Toynbee thought it strange. When Westmore declared the discovery of weather control, Toynbee decides to dedicate his wealth to bring rain to countries hit by famine. What could possibly go wrong? S
Cancer Stick Addiction
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Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid has a busy day ahead and an important meeting at work, but what happens when his life line, his mobile phone is hijacked?
Gekken grijzen
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: Dutch. Published: April 30, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stel dat de eeuwige jeugd een kwestie is van een driemaandelijkse spoeling en een tabletje? Dat wil toch iedereen? Lyvia wil echter natuurlijk verouderen, tot verdriet van haar partner Yavid. Hij grijpt in.
Apex Magazine - Issue 36
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 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 Rachel Swirsky, Rahul Kanakia, and Nnedi Okrafor, nonfiction by Tim Akers, and an interview with Rachel Swirky,
Red Tape Stories From Indian Country
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection brings together nine speculative fiction stories linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. In these stories Indians build time machines, wrangle with ever-changing bureaucracy and confront creatures that may or may not be allies.
The Portals
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Max's "weird" uncle Bob goes missing, the 14-year-old suspects the man has traveled through portals to another dimension and is now trying to communicate with him through digital technology.
Trafficked!
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
I'm Rashad Stevens. I wasn't looking for trouble. I was in Cairo to work my way out of poverty and save my mother from the fungus disease that the aliens brought when they trashed Europe. But I and Hany Girgis found a chance to travel the stars in the employ of our space-gecko-scum overlords. So what's wrong with that? Apart from being illegal, probably exploitative and possibly lethal, I mean?
City of Darkness
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Living underground during a global cataclysm, the human race turns to the only food source they have available - themselves.
A.M. Radio
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Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
The Fetish
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.