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Jie's World (Terran Chronicles)
By James Jackson
Series: Terran Chronicles Short Stories, Book 3 · Terran Chronicles Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the novel Colony, we learn that Jie launches China’s first colony ship, fires nuclear weapons at the Terran, then vanishes into the cosmos. The Chinese government quickly proclaim that Jie stole the spacecraft. Jie’s plan to establish a colony on another world under his leadership is not quite as straight forward as he expects it to be.
A Slowly Darkening Sky
By Mike Kenny
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Human space explorers have just discovered a new alien species called the Naranebs. Jason Carter is among the members of the second exploratory team sent to learn more about their culture. Soon after he arrives, he encounters a young alien boy named Daneb, who shows him that Humans are like the ground, but the Naranebs are like the sky.
Les vieux contre attaquent
By Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 6,920. Language: French. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le SPES à la poursuite de vieux braqueurs déguisés en personnages de films du vingtième siécle. Quand les bases de données centrales se retrouvent face à des visages inconnus comment peuvent s'y prendre deux policiers pour retrouver des suspects ?
Kediak and the Legend of Ashwathama
By Cian Beirdd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
There is a legend of a hunter. He travels the world, following the herd animals, killing them and using every part of them. He rarely interacts with the tribes, and no one ever finds him unless he wishes it. This man, Ashwathama, can do things most people cannot. He is a hard man, a secretive man. In the long history of my life, he is my greatest mistake. -Xia
Faith in Numbers
By Scott Allen Fallbeck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Blue-skinned Taylana is not interested in men…or humans for that matter, but a blind date with an awkward mathematician may change her mind in this story of love and logarithms. Length is approximately 2,750 words.
Little Green Man
By Scott Allen Fallbeck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bob is desperate for work, but meeting a prospective employer may turn out to be more than he bargained for. Length is approximately 3,350 words.
Abducted
By Christopher John Chater
Price: Free! Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Payback's a bitch . . . literally. Mandy mysteriously shows up after missing for several weeks. But where was she? Lance has got his girlfriend back, but is it really her?
A Rock of Offense
By Ken Beers
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Asteroid mining is hard work, and hard men do it. The kind of men who won't let anything stop them. Not even the end of the world.
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
By Rasheedah Phillips
You set the price! Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The interweaving, experimental short tales in Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
Black Denim Lit #3
By Black Denim Lit
Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: Free! Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders. Black Denim Lit, v1 #3 April, 2014 edited by Christopher T. Garry features seven new short stories. All the authors expand significantly on their print work, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, disturbing, longing or irreverent.
At The End (After The End)
By Kit Tunstall
Series: After The End. Price: Free! Words: 23,050. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Amourisa Press, Apocalyptic Press, and Flashpoint Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Until a frantic phone call from a friend with mysterious government ties, Lily thinks her biggest quandary is fixing the problems in her struggling marriage. After she learns the world as they know it is about to end, she faces the difficult task of convincing her husband Ethan that it’s really happening. Can they repair their relationship while trying to survive the apocalypse?
Scavenger
By Meyari McFarland
Series: Mouse and Snake, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Noa scavenged for survival among the drowned remnants of Seattle. It was a hard life but all that Noa knew. One day she found something new. The only person she could ask for help was the orca War Tooth. Without his help Noa's one chance at a better life might drift away. Scavenger is an exciting cyberpunk story of survival home and the bonds that can form at the edges of society.
Sci-Fi a la Mode
By Pj Belanger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A delightful collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories. Written for sheer enjoyment on a wide variety of topics. You will find planets for sale, a Las Vegas type planet with bordellos, brain viruses, dragons terrorizing villages, lecturing angels, internet cops, revengeful wizards. A good read that will take the reader on a journey of fun.
Mnemosyne Anthology
By Alexandra Elliott, Erin McKee, & Heather Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
2029
By Francisco Figueira
Series: Softweapons, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Do you think you know what a real crisis is? How would the world shape itself after the most unexpected event? This story is set 12 years after what can happen at any time.
Man Overboard
By Nigel G. Mitchell
Price: Free! Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
An interstellar fisherman has to save his son who's fallen into another dimension.
Tales From the Abyss: Paradox
By Daniel Dennis
Series: Fate's Haven, A Fate's Haven Novelette. Price: Free! Words: 19,040. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
"What is the Void?" The world watched in horror the day the being known as 'the Void' appeared to the world. But for John Parker it would be remembered as the day his son vanished. Desperate for answers, John begins a life-changing search for his lost child that brings him to the brink of despair while the FBI uncovers a link between the child and a Void-worshiping cult called The Brotherhood.
Last Pursuit
By Piers Platt
Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Just one final target stands between a weary assassin and a life of freedom and wealth. But time is running short: his target knows that he’s coming, and he’s not the only paid killer looking to collect on the contract….
Someone Else's Life
By Cedrix E. Clarke
Price: Free! Words: 12,130. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
When Edward saw the link on Craigslist that asked "Do you wish you could live someone else's life?" he thought that he did, but it was too good to be true. Weeks later, when he'd lost his cat, his girlfriend, and his job, Edward returned to the link, He didn't care that it may be a hoax. But what he found was that he could indeed be another person, but not in the way he had imagined.
Zemsta Przemytnika
By Tomasz Biedrzycki
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: Polish. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Przemytnik realizuje kolejną transakcję w odległym systemie gwiezdnym. Czy będzie to tylko kolejna okazja do wzbogacenia się, czy okoliczności jej zawarcia sprawią, że Harry Trevor Dervijs pokaże jaśniejszą stronę osobowości, niż zwykłą pazerność na pieniądze?