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Explain That to a Martian
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Series: Explain That To A Martian, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It was three in the morning, and I had a Martian in my house. Just how drunk was I? But here he was, looking like something molded out of play doh. What else could I do but have another drink and make us fish finger sandwiches.
Alaris. Episode One: Cracks
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The first episode of a series of short stories. The Alaris nebula is home to over a million and Marack Nor sees himself as their best defense. Outnumbered and outgunned Marack and his fellow pilots attempt to protect desperately needed convoys from a seemingly unending swarm of pirates. He knows who is behind the attacks, he just has to live long enough to stop them.
The Wise Guy and The Pirates
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The mob muscles the past, but which past? When wise guy, Little Frank Valachi goes to the washroom at Sam's Tavern he finds himself transported to a strange reality filled with blood thirsty pirates. He soon discovers all is not what it seems and decides the mob must take over the past.
The Time Prize And Other Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,340. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A brilliant but weak-willed physicist seeking redemption by winning a worldwide competition receives assistance from a mysterious woman with her own agenda; a steadfast bodyguard who played too small a role in America’s first great national tragedy faces a lifetime of guilt over what he didn’t prevent; and a county sheriff becomes obsessed with a nearly-forgotten ghost.
The Rose of Desire
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Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three science-fiction stories by Kenneth Burstall
Deadstick
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Hank's scorching across the California sky in a race to save his son. The afterburners are overheating and Sally Jean is tearing apart around him. At 55,000 feet. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Pan Am 617 Heavy. Includes bonus story "How Do You Like These Heights".
Herring Bones and Moon Rock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An old miner reconnects with his sons. A dying man plans for the future. A man and his dog confront the inevitable. In these three short stories, Geoffrey W. Cole explores life on the moon, the quest for eternal life, and the perils of being an aviation mechanic during war time, all in fewer words than most people speak before lunch.
Live at Pappy's Grill House
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rocket is a local musician playing as a weekend warrior until he gets the opportunity of a life time. He's been chosen as the new lead guitar player for a mega-rock band. But, before he can do that, Rocket has to give up one thing to become the rock guitar god he dreams of.
Crosscut
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Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
A Sci Fi short story, tragi-comedy 4000 words
2012: Winter Harvest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winter 2012: The harvest of humans reaches its peak.
Dark Mirrors: A Story of Alien Invasion
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Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The people of Earth are losing a war with aliens that they themselves provoked. Everyone is being called up to fight, even prisoners; those who refuse are threatened with dismemberment to provide spare parts for wounded soldiers. A battle-hardened general enters a prison to recruit a woman who refuses to fight, but who may have a most unusual special ability that can turn the tide of the war.
Interzone 232 Jan - Feb 2011
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,490. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction and illustrations plus SFF related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs. It is not celebrity oriented. This edition, #232 - Jan 2011, has the text of the print edition but some of the graphics and advertisements are not present, next printed issue 237 due Nov 4.
The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,790. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This first volume of the Extraterrestrial Anthology contains ten original short stories brimming with suspense; each one a dark, fascinating exploration into what extraterrestrial life could mean to us. You will find intriguing characters - human and alien - caught in life-and-death struggles and surprises lurking around every corner.
It's a Dog's Life
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011 by Paladin Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Beverly Hills. Rodeo Drive is the nexus of niche marketing that makes the predators frozen in the La Brea Tar Pits seem like amateurs. Three doctors of veterinary medicine, in an unmarked clinic, discover the ultimate niche to turn companion animals into walking gold mines.
The Great Song
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Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Great Song: a sweet, little, epic story of intergalactic warfare
Belonging
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The virus is spreading. Born in a test tube, Anthony has never set foot outside the company compound. But when his best friend Laura goes out to rescue the evacuees, Anthony is the only one who can bring her back to safety. He alone is immune to the genetic mutations ravaging the city... because his genes created the virus. It’s the greatest experiment yet. One Anthony may not survive.
Lucky
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Previously published by Yard Dog Press in Star Bound) Misea thinks she's getting the chance of a lifetime when an early release from prison leads to a job on a construction team for the new Shepherd Station. Unfortunately, there's trouble at the station, and she's soon right in the middle of it.
Rough Cattle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Fiero Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When cowboy Joe Ross hires onto a cattle drive from San Antone to the railhead in Colorado, he expects a long, hard ride. But things go from bad to ugly after a stampede takes them into a canyon where something flashed out of the sky the night before. And now the cattle are starting to act strange…
The 13 Collective: Bound by Fate and the Universe
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Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Thirteen, a long forgotten superhero, finds himself trapped in an alternate world. Trying to make the best of it, he joins an organization called the 13 Collective. Led by D-13, an retired American Spy, he and his superhero partner investigate a new string of space-time loopholes that causes a chain reaction of violence and chaos among the population.
A Question of Defense
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How can a warrior defeat a race that will neither surrender nor fight?