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Firebird
Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In space, Zombies still hunger for brains. Will the transport ship Firebird make it back to earth before it is overrun with the alien undead?
Altered Visions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,330. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
10 stories celebrating speculative fiction. From the Foreword by Lizzy Shannon, Time Twist. "If you’re like me you grew up with the Twilight Zone, Amazing Tales, and the original Dr. Who. Classy, complicated, character-driven plotlines. Leading characters that enthralled and fascinated. Tales told with surprising and unexpected outcomes. I’ve missed them - until now."
Divided Loyalties
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As clean up man for The League of Scars former warrior, Lou Tubbs exorcises the leagues demons at the behest of prince. His latest assignment brings him to Solar VII to a meeting. A meeting to kill his oldest friend. Will it be blasters or blades? A tale of loyalty, and blood oaths where honor is everything.
Aliens Don't Dance
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Gary has one chance - and one chance only - to ensure first contact with the humans goes as smoothly as ancient history records it to have occurred. Unfortunately, the fate of the future galactic alliance all rests on his very questionable ability to . . . boogie down.
Radman's Syndrome
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012 by Style Writes Now. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Kylie's Lure
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Traveling south, Marcus finds another survivor of the plague that almost made the human race go extinct. Everything is too good to be true, and Marcus must make the choice between a life of comfort and a life of truth. (13 pages)
The Scorpion Nest: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Newlyweds Joel and Sonnet have just wrapped up a housewarming party in Suburban Phoenix. Custom-built on the site of a meteor crash a half century ago, the young couple received everything they wanted in their dream house. Unfortunately, Joel and Sonnet also got what they didn't want: thousands of unwelcome, venomous guests.
The Eye of The Universe
Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
On the Many Uses of Cedar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a mountain beside a roaring log flume, Fanny endlessly repeats the day her husband hits her. If Fanny can learn what's causing the day to repeat, she may be able to move on with her life, but that will mean facing the man the mountain has remade.
Limits
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of SF, Larry Niven. The stories in this collection include collaborations with authors Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts).
Exile (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(3.00 from 1 review)
Short story (1280 words) about an extraterrestrial being exiled to planet Earth with some interesting consequences for our space program. The tale is "Twilight Zone-esque" in both theme and writing style but captures some of the dysfunction of recent years in the space program. “Exile” is the fourth story in “The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar.”
Blood Ties
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Frank Goodsen struggles to keep his wife and daughter alive in a dying world. Hidden away in the mountains, he carves a thin living out of a poisoned land. That is, until he encounters Hardeep Singh a microbiologist who turns his life upside down. But that’s nothing compared to what it will be like when he learns what is really destroying the Earth.
New Dawn
Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Frank Gilman travels to Minneapolis on business. When he checks in at his hotel, he receives a message from someone he doesn't know. The message asks Frank to meet the sender at a place called The Lido. His first reaction is that the message was intended for someone else, but the further he investigates, the more mysterious the message becomes.
De Wintertuin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 13, 2012 by Uitgeverij Verschijnsel. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Paul Harland neemt u in deze negen indringende SF-verhalen mee naar de laatste woonboten die onbeschermd buiten het hemelweb proberen te overleven; naar Rusland dat oude glorie wil laten herleven door het bewind over te dragen aan Napoleon en Oscar Wilde; naar de strijd tegen technologisch verval op een schijfwereld; naar wolkwortels waar krabwier en andere ziekten de nieuwe Ontkieming bedreigen.
At The Water's Edge (Adronis #1)
Series: Adronis. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU LAUGH offers five glimpses of a hilarious future. Watch as powerful aliens place the fate of humanity in the sticky hands of a small-time crook…Take a peek at an exotic dancer working the moons of Jupiter who finds herself in the middle of an interplanetary power play…Join a human freighter crew as they try to fight off the wacky effects of an alien curse.
Wisps (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Gabriel Ramirez Ventura is about to be the first Mexican President gunned down by narco soldiers, and in his presidential palace in broad daylight. His mind is in a panic when seemingly otherworldly forces intervene. A being has come to Earth to return Mayan warriors borrowed over a thousand years earlier, and to pay a debt.
Survival
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The last day of a turkey hunt goes horribly wrong for Joe Burroughs when he picks up a fellow hunter on a lonely back road. Alone, haggard, and in need of food and shelter, Joe drives the man to the nearest Ranger Station where he begins telling a very strange tale of a very strange hunt.
Plus One
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Tattooed Bear. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winstanley's girlfriend works with a machine that tests simulated universe theories. She wants to be left alone to fix an experiment gone wrong. He wants to know why she doesn't want him at her office party. And both will find that it may not just be their relationship that is broken.
A Little Old Fashioned
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.