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An Expert's Quick Guide to Planetary Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
A well-season interstellar traveler has written a somewhat tongue-in-cheek guide for those that have not traveled off world. It covers some of the unusual conditions that a tourist may encounter on other planets such a different gravities, weather, atmospheres, fauna and flora, diurnal and yearly cycles, and light. A must read for planetary travelers.
Hospital On A Hill
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You set the price! Words: 7,830. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
How do you know that your eyes can be trusted? How do you know that even the major media applications of the day can be trusted? Jason Varis is about to discover this problem.
Memory Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When the huge seaplane arrives at her tiny village, Candace knows why they've come. Dodging the royal guard, she'll do anything to protect the memory book. A dieselpunk adventure story by Sean Monaghan, author of "Deadstick".
Fire. Escape.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Grey is having a very bad day. First his illegal stim batch caught fire, then his best friend went down for the count and now the cops are on to them. All he's trying to do is make a couple of euros; why does it have to be so hard? A novella set in the same world as the Andersson Dexter series of SF detective novels.
Remember the Maelstrom
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by TWB Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A botched investigation into the past triggers a domino effect, thrusting T.I. Agent Amanda West into a race to get home to the man she loves in a future that may no longer exist.
Electing Hyvonen
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to a world where soldiers are elected and politicians are drafted. This is a story preferred, perhaps, by those who would rather be governed by 2000 properly educated leaders than the first 2000 names in the phonebook.
The Self Made Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
People are only supposed to get one bite at the pie; that single chance, do or die. But not Timers, who can grimly restart again and again, as many times as it takes. At 4,548 words The Self Made Man is the newest in a suite of short science fiction, fantasy and horror stories by BP Gregory. It can be enjoyed alone or as part of Orotund: Collected Short Stories Volume Two.
Cursed Heroes: The Beginnings
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Series: Cursed Heroes, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cursed by faith or maybe something much more powerful. Theses heroes fight risking everything in order to protect the universe they live in. Asking for nothing in return not even recognition, or so it may seem. These cursed souls are cursed to wander the universe forever protecting it against their own will. Come see where they came from in this epic telling of just a few of their stories.
My Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
Lydia's Decision (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of adventurers, seafarers, and daring choices, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Abigail's Discovery (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Europa's Hum
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Series: The Solar System Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A planetary scientist and an astronaut make an intriguing flyby of Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Heaven's Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: British English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Irena Dem has been offered a free ticket on the first space elevator. She's not sure why; but the situation is critical and – even more curious – the World Space Agency didn't summon her to the meeting. They came to her. She's not sure about that either. But one thing Irena is very sure of: Nothing in life is free.
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?