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Interzone #258 (May - Jun 2015)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,020. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
May-June 2015’s Interzone, #258, has T.R. Napper, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Julie C. Day, Christien Gholson, and Malcolm Devlin’s fiction plus art by Martin Hanford, cover, and Jim Burns, among others, inside. Non-fiction includes the reader poll results plus David Langford, Nina Allan, Jonathan McCalmont, Nick Lowe, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler and M Kincaid-Speller’s interview of E.J. Swift.
Five Days in May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Strap yourself into the cockpit and follow along as John C. Bodin and Ron Collins take you on five science fictional hot laps around the Indy 500's past and future, full of aliens, robots, high technology, and even a few laughs. This collection includes two stories that were previously published, and three that are original to the anthology.
Symphony of Humanity
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,080. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A creature from another world kidnaps people for his monstrous art. An ancient roman legion sets sail on a voyage doomed from the start. A traumatized young girl seeks vengeance against a blood-thirsty dragon. A young man fights in a violent gang war. All this and more, in a collection of stories that celebrate the bizarre, comical, and downright dark side of speculative fiction.
Alien Relations: a short story
Series: Catati, TY05. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
After the events of "Noveez Error", Tammy knows her husband's hiding something from her. He wouldn't do that unless whatever he was hiding would upset her, so what doesn't he want her to know? And what are they going to do about it? (A short story of about 7k words.)
The Chronicles of Humanity's Future
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,750. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What is humanity? What makes us human? Is it our technological prowess that has flung us to the furthest corners of this ever expanding entity we call ‘space’? Is it our capacity for intellectual reasoning and independent thought? Is it our ability to .. I have been a living chronicle of humanity, far past the natural age and length of our species. At this point, time is no longer linear for me..
L'Architecte Du Néant
Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 17. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: French. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Poussé par les vents cosmiques, l'équilibriste vogue d'une incertitude à l'autre, profitant en chemin des charmes d'un univers qui s'étend à volonté. Dans ce dix-septième épisode, le funambule acoustique débat des vertus de la non-existence et se laissant aller à la rancoeur, vide son sac en l'espace d'un rien de temps.
Skeletons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skeletons, everyone has one, and in this collection of dark short stories they're scratching their way to the surface for the world to see.
Neutrino C.A.T.
Price: Free! Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The atomic age is ending with a peaceful bang and George, who has lived with the threat of nuclear weapons for his entire 90 plus years, takes his cat with him to see the final fireworks. This short story was freely available on the Smashwords TTA Press page from 2011 to 2014.
Time Jumper
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They say time is relative and for all of 15-year old Solo's life, it has been. That is until his best friend reveals a sinister secret involving a shadowy organization. Now, not only does he not have enough time, but he finds himself falling through it. Discover the world of Quinn Baldwin's Crossover, a young adult sci-fi adventure.
Chosen Ones / Source
Series: The Lost Picture Show. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: British English. Published: May 4, 2015 by Ian Pattinson. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What happens to teenaged heroes once they've saved the world, and what if the aliens gave their technology to an ordinary couple?
The Photons in the Cheese are Lost
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Chris wakes to find that every message delivered to his spam folder comes true. What could possibly go wrong? 'The Photons in the Cheese are Lost' is an absurdist comedy short. Blue cheese will never taste the same again.
Herindeling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: Dutch. Published: May 3, 2015 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zeventien jaar geleden ontvluchtte Carlijn bureaucratie en tegenstrijdige regelgeving om op een nieuwe planeet, in een onherbergzaam land, haar bedrijf opnieuw op te bouwen. Helaas voor haar weet de ambtenarij haar na de planetaire herindeling te vinden ...
2034
You set the price! Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
2034 is the story of a day in the life of Helen and Bill Maloney, a semi-retired Oxfordshire couple from Headington who are about to have their whole world turned upside down by a chance phone call from their daughter, Katherine. Set in 2034, England is a semi-socialist, nightmare world of 24/7 security surveillance. The only problem is that Bill especially doesn't really seem to realize.
Downside Girls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: British English. Published: May 3, 2015 by Tower Of Chaos Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
'Downside Girls' is a collection of stories by Jaine Fenn set in the floating city of Khesh which rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. For Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence, while for those of the Undertow survival takes precedence. Khesh City is a democracy by assassination, where Angels - deadly state-sponsored killers - remove those unworthy to hold office.
Fighting memories
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by enpublikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Berend Ruiter desperately fights to prevent his heavily damaged spaceship from falling into enemy hands.
Dexters laatste vlucht
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: Dutch. Published: May 2, 2015 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In de eenzaamheid van zijn kleine ruimtevrachter moet Dexter vrezen voor zijn leven als hij ruzie krijgt met zijn bemanningsgenoot. Dit verhaal heeft themawedstrijd 10 (“Oververhit”) van Pure Fantasy gewonnen en is eerder gepubliceerd in Pure Fantasy 23.
Spaceships in the Desert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Laurel helps many people who return from the desert shaken by what they’ve seen—or think they’ve seen. But Mark seems different. He listens to her, and he makes her obsession with finding the strange silver objects—and discovering their secrets—his own. But that obsession comes with a cost: one neither might want to pay.
Looking for Miriam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Ben knows Miriam exists, even if his shrink insists he’ll never find her. Ben must let her go, the shrink says, if he hopes to recover from his injury. Still, he looks everywhere, until one day a memory of where she works comes back to him. But just when Ben thinks he has found Miriam at last, he gets a glimpse at just how much he has actually lost.
The Countryside Computer
Series: Mauretania Comics. Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What's new this summer? The Countryside Computer comes to all the local farms along the newly-widened roads!
But Babies Are Just So Cute!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a touching story of how human beings react to babies. All babies. Just remember that in Eric Stringer's world, very seldom is anything as it appears. No difference, maybe, in this intense, perhaps humorous, short story.