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Identity is Theft
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In the none-too distant future, Shane Hillsbottom loses his identity. Somebody just reaches out and grabs it. And now it falls to him to recover it. Or else he will disappear without a trace. A story of the future, and the most personal robbery imaginable. Identity is Theft: A Short Story.
Black Denim Lit #7: A Suitable Poison
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Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: Free! Words: 37,230. Language: American English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Black Denim Lit #7 "A Suitable Poison": Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders for free through BDLit.com. This month Christopher T. Garry edits together 140 pages of bold, intriguing new fiction from Robert Stiles, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Rhoads Brazos, John Dromey, Kate Morrow, Scott Blankenship, Sean Monaghan, Linda Boroff
Going Home (A Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fourteen year old Matt doesn't want to move to Mars, but his father's leaving him no choice. When he tries to run away from the spaceport, he finds out his father isn't the only one trying to force him to go. Alien creatures have infested the spaceport, and they have a terrible truth for Matt to discover...
The Devil in the Woods
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Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Beelzebub, a mutated teenager who looks like the devil of a geneticist’s son, Augustus, mutilates a cow, his life becomes threatened when his father’s friend, Michael, calls for hunters to catch the beast.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
Apex Magazine Issue 64
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. 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.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 10, September 2014
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,920. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Glitch X 7
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a nanotech attack destroys the town of Conifer, Washington, Gabriel Marte is the only man left alive.
Return to Gray's World
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Series: Space and Speculation, 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The exploration of the strange alien world QJZ is complete but what has been learned makes no sense. The Empire dismisses this intelligence and moves against it. Will they succeed this time to conquer the world or regret it?
TV Times
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
As television gets more and more stations, you'll find there's less and less worth watching any more. Just pray that one day your TV doesn't start watching YOU!
Now I Sleep (A Novella Series): Book Five
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Series: Now I Sleep, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,140. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Delylah and Sadie - two teenage girls that have nothing in common, yet share a connection that spans space and time. When their worlds collide, what will it mean for them? Will they discover the truth of who they really are? Only one will survive to face the future. This is the fifth in a series of novellas that tells about their journey.
Infinite Science Fiction One
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,480. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Infinite Acacia. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From a sentient space ship lost in deep space to a man whose hatred of robots risks tearing his family apart, the characters in this collection of short stories will stay with you long after you’ve turned the last page.
Artifact
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Price: Free! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Noon wishes fate would give him a break. He's survived an attack from an ancient robot and just wants to go home. Also his body might be dying, and he's stranded in the middle of nowhere. He should really know better by now. This short story takes place in a lush, overgrown post apocalyptic world where the majority of the population are descendants of genetic experiments and have strange powers.
Shifting Sands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Nathan has never felt like he fits into his adopted family or his opal-mining community in the South Australian desert. Then he finds an abandoned mineshaft and discovers something much more incredible than opal potch. But now that he knows exactly who and what he is, and why he doesn’t fit in, he has a choice to make. A choice which will change his life forever…
A Cloak of Glass
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Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
On the darkest streets of Japan, pieces are being set in motion... The world holds it breath; the clouds of war are gathering. Twin sisters Saga and Shaaya have business deep in the slums of Tankenkuro, one of the most dangerous cities on earth. The twins will need every ounce of psychic power they can muster if they are to survive the night. It isn't just the humans that are watching...
Nautilus Log: A New Discovery
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Nemo returns to the ruins of Atlantis when a strange ship rises from the broken remains and challenges the Nautilus. In search of answers, Nemo takes off after the ship into the blackness of the Baltic Sea.
Flash Fiction Online - August 2014
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
”On the Fly” by Alison McBain. Jorge struggle both in and out of the kitchen. “Kitsune no Yomeiri” by Ashe Thurman. A husband’s attempt to embrace his wife’s culture goes painfully awry. James Aquilone’s, “6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart” is a humorous stab at office romance. An editorial by Anna Yeatts. Original artwork by Rich Ware.
The Collected Short Stories of Kediak
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,350. Language: American English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Lions, kukanku, and bears oh my! Follow the ice age trader/adventurer Kediak as he travels around the Middle Lands and encounters a legendary hunter, unique species, and cannibals, all with a backdrop of prehistoric cultures and the bitter extremes of the ice age.
Chaos
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dr. Michael Chauncey is a naval psychiatrist who uses his secret ability as a telepath to help his patients, but when a suspected AWOL and fellow telepath walks into his office he’ll have to go to extraordinary lengths to learn where this woman has been for the past seven years.