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Ivan Hogue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An interplanetary hunter storms into a tavern on a mining outpost on Andula. He's looking for a beast, or a man... or maybe a spirit. He isn't quite sure.
Apex Magazine Issue 65
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Apex Publications. 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. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Heroes of Old
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
On a world orbiting a distant star war rages. A war to decide the fate of creation. Mid-Level Trooper Judah begins to doubt the cause of their battle when his men and women begin to die all around him. Join the fight to discover the truth.
Aware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenkins’ biggest problem was not the huge hole that had been carved out of the hull of her ore runner by the uncharted chunk of rock in space. Nor was it fighting off the insanity of being alone and stuck in space. Her biggest problem was working with a robot that she hated.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Zenith
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Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
After living countless lifetimes an ancient being begins questioning the feasibility of continued existence. Unusual celestial circumstances set into motion a chain of events that forever alter this being's perspective.
Interview Inside a Terrarium
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Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You're trapped in this town. You're the only one who knows it or even wants to get out. And your only hope of trying to get out is to enlist the help of the strangers who terrify you. Can you make them listen? Will they care? Or are you the only person who knows that anything is wrong?
Foreboding Future
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dystopia America where crazed people and governmental control reign supreme.
A.L.O.M Episode 2: Stranded
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Vlad’s travel aspirations should have been a dream come true. Yet the reality of his scholars’ teachings concerning the ancients is quite sobering. A.L.O.M. is in need of dire repair and lack of technology, industrial science and language barrier prove hefty challenges for Vlad. Will he gain cooperation from the ancients to save him from this travesty or will the final destination remain Stranded?
The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge / For the Future
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two Short Stories- The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge: A new bio-weapon has the town of Rainbow Ridge under military quarantine, but some members of the community have no intention of waiting around to die. For the Future: A wounded veteran finds a group of likeminded people with plans to change the world.
Two Timing
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Series: Short short stories, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
(2070 words) A time travel story. A short science fiction story about what happens to a scientist when his prototype teleporter receiver receives something, even though the only transmitter is shut off. A slightly different version of this story appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction, Feb. 12, 2013.
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Full Circle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joss hates that her family’s farm has to be sold because of the economic crisis. She doesn’t really fit in with city life, and technology sometimes confuses her. Then, one night, something extraordinary happens which grants her dearest wish – but it also takes something just as precious away…
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass
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Series: Global Warming Fun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fun? Maybe not so much! In this sci-fi/fantasy short story, hapless home-owner Ed Rumsfeld is attacked by mutant man-eating insects. Thus begins a FREE series that will chronicle an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
Me and Susannah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Elly's girlfriend lives inside her head. That doesn't mean she isn't real. This 2400+ short story was first published by Crossed Genres in their #12 issue of 2009.
Lisa's Adventures
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Series: Lisa Herbert, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,510. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection assembles 6 short stories featuring Lisa Herbert, the title character of the novels Lisa’s Way and Lisa’s War. The first 4 stories take place between the novels; the other 2 take place after the events of Lisa’s War. These stories see Lisa going to new worlds and taking on new responsibilities as she helps rebuild interstellar society.
Fore Shadows: Escape 2169 (A Society in the Shadow of Civilization Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once he saved the Colony's population from a deadly virus, Dr. Samuel Marks knew the U.C.E. - United Continents of Earth - would find out he helped his friends accomplish their mission. But his tree was their only hope for survival; he had no other choice. Samuel did what had to be done, and now the only option he has left is to Escape 2169.
In Tartarus
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: British English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The galaxy's sixth greatest thief is sent to Tartarus, a prison orbiting a black hole. What could possibly go wrong? A 3,000 word science fiction short story.
Balance III
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From brain implants to voracious plants, from local neighborhoods to distant stars, Sean Monaghan presents his third balanced collection of unusual science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories "Entangled", "Spindlebot", "Incident on Oleander", "Please Remain in Your Vehicle" and "Resisting Turbulence". Cover image by Victor Habbick.