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My Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
Lydia's Decision (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,200. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of adventurers, seafarers, and daring choices, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Abigail's Discovery (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Europa's Hum
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Series: The Solar System Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A planetary scientist and an astronaut make an intriguing flyby of Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Heaven's Mountain
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Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: British English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Irena Dem has been offered a free ticket on the first space elevator. She's not sure why; but the situation is critical and – even more curious – the World Space Agency didn't summon her to the meeting. They came to her. She's not sure about that either. But one thing Irena is very sure of: Nothing in life is free.
Ivan Hogue
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by FrostProof 808. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An interplanetary hunter storms into a tavern on a mining outpost on Andula. He's looking for a beast, or a man... or maybe a spirit. He isn't quite sure.
Apex Magazine Issue 65
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,110. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014 by Apex Publications. 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.
Aware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenkins’ biggest problem was not the huge hole that had been carved out of the hull of her ore runner by the uncharted chunk of rock in space. Nor was it fighting off the insanity of being alone and stuck in space. Her biggest problem was working with a robot that she hated.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Zenith
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Price: Free! Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
After living countless lifetimes an ancient being begins questioning the feasibility of continued existence. Unusual celestial circumstances set into motion a chain of events that forever alter this being's perspective.
Interview Inside a Terrarium
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Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You're trapped in this town. You're the only one who knows it or even wants to get out. And your only hope of trying to get out is to enlist the help of the strangers who terrify you. Can you make them listen? Will they care? Or are you the only person who knows that anything is wrong?
Foreboding Future
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,650. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dystopia America where crazed people and governmental control reign supreme.
A.L.O.M Episode 2: Stranded
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Price: Free! Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Vlad’s travel aspirations should have been a dream come true. Yet the reality of his scholars’ teachings concerning the ancients is quite sobering. A.L.O.M. is in need of dire repair and lack of technology, industrial science and language barrier prove hefty challenges for Vlad. Will he gain cooperation from the ancients to save him from this travesty or will the final destination remain Stranded?
The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge / For the Future
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two Short Stories- The Floating Orphan of Rainbow Ridge: A new bio-weapon has the town of Rainbow Ridge under military quarantine, but some members of the community have no intention of waiting around to die. For the Future: A wounded veteran finds a group of likeminded people with plans to change the world.
Two Timing
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Series: Short short stories, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
(2070 words) A time travel story. A short science fiction story about what happens to a scientist when a payload from an unknown source is sent to his teleporter receiver. A slightly different version of this story appeared in Perihelion Science Fiction, Feb. 12, 2013.
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Full Circle
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joss hates that her family’s farm has to be sold because of the economic crisis. She doesn’t really fit in with city life, and technology sometimes confuses her. Then, one night, something extraordinary happens which grants her dearest wish – but it also takes something just as precious away…
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass
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Series: Global Warming Fun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fun? Maybe not so much! In this sci-fi/fantasy short story, hapless home-owner Ed Rumsfeld is attacked by mutant man-eating insects. Thus begins a FREE series that will chronicle an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
Me and Susannah
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Elly's girlfriend lives inside her head. That doesn't mean she isn't real. This 2400+ short story was first published by Crossed Genres in their #12 issue of 2009.