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The Battle for Moscow, Idaho & Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A collection of six of Edward W. Robertson's sci-fi and horror stories. Along with two new works, previously published stories include "The Battle for Moscow, Idaho," "Death Among the Grasseaters," "The Magic Taco Wagon," and "The Inspiration of Philocrates," a steampunk-hued Aether Age tale of a cold war between ancient Greece and Egypt. Approximately 24,000 words long.
Dark Futures: Two Science Fiction Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Dark Futures" contains two somber SF stories. One involves a vacation gone terribly wrong. The other is about a man hiding his past in a post-apocalyptic world. Both stories have been published previously.
Swift Shifts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Swift Shifts is a trio of science fiction stories, connected only by being funny. 'Swift Shifts' is about an interplanetary parcels delivery service run by a man who leaves his wife on Earth and flies with his mistress; 'Sid. Reg And Floppy Ears' features two musicians and a hundred foot rabbit that floats in the air. 'Moon Lights' features the Welsh, Irish and English getting very confused!
Prayers on the Wind
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
All humanity is at peace under the Treasured King, the physical incarnation of the library that contains all wisdom. But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, and humanity’s response is fatally divided— and worse, the Treasured King seems to be going mad. This novelette was nominated for a Nebula Award on its first appearance.
The Cave
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Price: Free! Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gaius was a centurion in the Roman army--a professional soldier. His orders were to find a way behind the enemy stronghold in order to launch a surprise attack. Little did he realize that as he led his men on the mission, a surprise would be coming his way instead. He would find himself pitted against a foe unlike any he had ever faced.
What A Waste
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Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chase Ransom is a high tech garbage man, and proud of it. He should be. Garbage of the future is a valuable commodity, and mining old landfills is big business. But he isn't the only one in the business. One of his mob-connected competitors is getting in his way. Now Chase must teach him a lesson if he wants to stay on top.
Going Somewhere Else
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A space explorer readies for a voyage that will never return. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. About the Author: Amber D. Sistla was born in Oklahoma and now lives in the Pacific Northwest. She has a degree in computer science and has six U.S. and E.U. patents. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Nature,
Going Somewhere Else and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Please look inside to read about an explorer preparing for a journey that never ends, a young woman facing a monster that cannot be defeated, a death angel who's never actually collected a soul....and more stories. Includes seven stories.
Call from the Wild
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In Neil's world, there are miniature seeing-eye horses, service pigs, stock-guarding llamas, and bred-up Siamese guard cats—because in Neil's world, dogs were never domesticated, and never will be. But it seems no one's asked the dogs what they think... An alternate history story, originally published by DAW in ReVisions.
The Ant King: A Humorous Apocalypse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Luke left the relative safety of Fallout Shelter 17 in search of food and water for the commune. He never returned. Three months later the commune's counsel has ordered his son, Samuel, to retrace his footsteps and find sufficient provisions for the shelter to survive another winter. During Samuel's travels he comes across the strangest - and perhaps the wisest - man the bombs left behind.
Tin Universe Monthly #7
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Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Tin Universe… In these stories, this universe, this world, this reality, this Earth are much like our own. Much like our own world but very different in a few noticeable ways. Jump on the first story in this bimonthly short story series. This first issue is a FREE standalone story with future issues in the Tin Universe series being $1.00 each
Interzone 231 Nov. - Dec. 2010
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone is a bimonthly science fiction and fantasy short story magazine, first published 1982. This is the special issue focussed on Jason Sanford who provides 3 of its 5 stories; PEACEMAKER, PEACEMAKER, LITTLE BO BEEP, MEMORIA, MILLISENT KA PLAYS IN REALTIME and is interviewed by Andy Hedgecock Plus stories by Matthew Cook and Aliette de Bodard, book, movie & DVD reviews and SF News & Gossip.
Ghosts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A short story in the Ancients' War universe Susan Tanner battles Ghosts on a strange planet circling the Crab Nebula, while fighting ghosts from her own past.
Tales of the Enochian: 01
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two short stories with Josef, "The Enochian": The Secret Under the Hills: This story begins with Josef tracking the first of his prey to a secret base in the hills of Colorado. The Mystery in the Swamp: This story takes Josef to meet another experiment and a possible future for Josef.
Penguins
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Karoline Henders. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Penguins - a cyberpunk love story.
Sea of Chaos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Callihoo Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fiction novelette. Winin is a wayfinder: he uses ancient Micronesian navigator's art to navigate starships through overspace in a virtual reality outrigger canoe. Winin is chosen for a rescue mission seeking a starliner adrift in overspace. When the virtual reality in his ship goes down, are his knowledge and reflexes enough to guide a starship through the Maelstrom?
Power Sources
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Callihoo Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Science fantasy novelette. Hallelujah Tuckett came to Midway to escape her home world's slums, only to discover that Midway was probably the most boring planet in the galaxy. Augmenting her salary as a forklift driver by moonlighting in a beauty salon, she's saving every penny so she can get off the planet. Then she discovers that the alien taleweaver she has been visiting can really do magic.
Gathering Shards
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011 by Callihoo Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fantasy short story. Lasai's sole purpose in life was to bring peace to the ghosts of the alien Ebchians, who had died a thousand years before. He did not foresee what would happen when archaeologists began excavating the ancient Ebchian cities.
The Shadows of Calcutta
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Dust on the Davenport
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 1 review)
Agent Simon R. Boswell takes on his own a supposed haunting in Islington. Hauntings tend to be nothing too serious for agents specializing in the unexplained; but for Simon, this case supplies surprises of all kinds, around every corner… Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.