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Nonlocal Detectives
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On the distant planet of Reclite, two men have been hired to deliver a message and a transport ticket to an unsuspecting woman. What they reveal will change her life forever.
The Poisoned Ground
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Series: The Peers of Beinan. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,200. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tyranny and plague! When a sudden plague of mysterious cancers strikes the southwestern city of Nan-li, it falls to Lady Abbess Cara of house Ten-Ar to investigate, entangling her in a royal trap that may cost her life. A Peers of Beinan Series novella. Interactive: click on hypertext links to discover more about planet Beinan and Beinarian society.
Endangered Species
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Dirk Beretta's girlfriend told him to get off the couch and look for a job, he found the perfect opportunity, thousands of light years from her, with free guns and beer, as security chief for the Bastadocorp mines on the Platypus Planet. But no-one told him what happened to the previous security chief, or that the Platypoids would rather die fighting than see their land defiled.
Lines of Force: The Weekend Adventures of Andrew Barton
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Andrew Barton is an ordinary man who, each weekend, stumbles into extraordinary circumstances. Although his goals are directed toward other ends, he mistakenly travels through time, into other dimensions and even ends up taking his family and friends to a location that is the last place anyone ever wants to end up! Lines of Force will take you on adventures that you’ll never forget.
A Brief Moment In Time, A Short Story Collection: Book 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
A Brief Moment In Time is the first in a three book series of short story collections that focuses on that moment when everything changes. It contains nine short stories of one life shattering decision, a moment when everything changes. Contains: An Angel’s Kiss The Goode Student Good Teachings From His Efforts Come Rebirth Into the Woods Brother Eagle/Sister Wolf Arahant A Brief Moment In Time
In the Service of Aliens
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Norma Hollister escaped her father's controlling influence and resettled on an alien planet six years ago. Prior to an important ceremony the Leefans chose her for, her father reappears in her life, trying to control her again. She must decide if she should follow her father's demands or defy him and follow the path set out by her new friends.
The Curious Events Surrounding Thomas Pilsen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Thomas Pilsen, a man more than absorbed by his fantasies, takes a cab to the airport. Along the way he becomes a mobster, and after he arrives he remembers an alien invasion, discovers a spaceport, and finds himself on the way to a mine on an alien planet.
Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Out in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them. And the one who will leave them behind. Because, old or young, all heroes must perish. A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny. Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story.
Robin H00d 2.0
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Jen Greyson. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SHORT STORY With a curmudgeonly attitude, Mavis upgrades her fax machine to a fandangled thingamajigger with more buttons than she needs and an attitude she didn't expect. After a botched installation, strange things start happening to her devices and Mavis becomes a n00b hacker with a dark secret.
Wiped
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Jen Greyson. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SHORT STORY Memories can be exchanged with a touch, discarded with a swipe. Trust no one.
El guardián de la fantasía
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Price: Free! Words: 43,540. Language: Spanish. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Antología de relatos de Carlos Moreno. Incluye relatos de ciencia ficción, fantasía, terror, románticos y aventura.
The Scavenger
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You set the price! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Set in the near future, The Scavenger is a short, dark tale of a lone survivor in the wild wastelands of the future.
Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
The Things They Collected
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Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Tim Scudder collects things. Magazines, newspapers, tools, you name it. But one day Tim discovers the premiere issue of a new magazine is the next must-have. There's just one problem. He can't seem to get his hands on it.
Spindlebot
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When her ship's shot down on a recon trip over Oxong, Eva Harris is stuck. No communication and no survival equipment. The guys who fired the shot are closing in. Eva's only hope is the little helper spindlebot. But it's already rushed away on a mission of its own. A science fiction story from the author of "Wake Vortex".
The Yggdrasil Codex
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Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this life there are a great many profound questions that have yet to be answered. In the short story The Yggdrasil Codex, two University researchers stumble upon an incredible secret encoded on ancient Scandinavian runestones. Their discovery leads them into the world of modern code-breakers and ultimately leads to a revelation with galactic consequences!
Endless Gateways: No. 3
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,600. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Endless doorways, each leading to another far away world. To deep space, where a brewing potion threatens a space station. To an evil corporation that takes away a girl’s life. To a necromancer’s library, where a novice can start all kinds of trouble. A compilation of short fantasy stories by M T Occhio, Claudia Blood, and D. Anthony Brown—of past lives and alternate realities, of far away worlds
Spoutnik - Projet Bradbury, #49
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Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: French. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Après une rentrée tumultueuse dans l'atmosphère, Sergueï, un cosmonaute russe pour qui l'espace est un sacerdoce depuis sa prime enfance, atterrit par miracle dans une zone inconnue, loin de la cible prédéfinie par la base. Désorienté, il s'extrait du module et cherche quelqu'un pour l'aider.
Chop Shop
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Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Based on a friend’s recommendation, Tony visited a chop shop over lunch. Even a minor change can have long range consequences.
Warachnids
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You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Matthew Sawyer. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanting nothing else, the Paramount risk redistributing their personal wealth to the planet all for sake of love. The people are distrustful - generations have risen and passed under the omnipotent totalitarianism of the rich. So scouts are sent to investigate a critical concern.