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After Oil 2: The Years of Crisis
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, returns with another collection of twelve tales from the post oil future. As Industrial civilization staggers beneath its myriad dysfunctions, ordinary people endure the long, slow descent that shapes the years of crisis. The old world passes away and a new age takes shape.
Animal Theater
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First 200 downloads free! UFO cults, mass suicides, clones, designer drugs, brain-implants, propaganda, mind control, war, politics and conspiracies big and small -this collection contains all 20 previously published Second Civil War stories.
The Old Ways
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Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes the old ways are the best ways. If they work, then they're the best ways.
Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A daring young space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. In the grand tradition of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comes Mars McCoy! Nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best Short Story.
The Story Of Us
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Price: Free! Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What happens when humans get smarter?
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 12, January 2015
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,460. Language: English. Published: December 31, 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.
Aliens in Paris
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Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A romantic alien first contact and encounter set in Paris, the city of love It was not like looking for a needle in a hay-stack. It was like feeling for a needle in a hay barn wearing gloves and a blindfold, that’s what Steven told me. He was talking about the Search for Extra Terrestrial Life, an impossible pursuit until two aliens, yes two, landed in Paris. A young police woman is seconded to
Minimalia Vol. 1
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Series: Minimalia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2014 by Ediciones Baleares. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Minimalia è una collana che raccoglierà scritti che non vi porteranno via che pochi minuti di tempo. Una raccolta di autori noti e meno noti, alcuni del tutto sconosciuti ma non per questo meno capaci. In questo primo volume ospitiamo i lavori di Gordiano Lupi, Marco Giorgini, Luigi Bruno Cristiano e Enrico Miglino Buona lettura
Fleet - A Transgender Sci Fi story
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Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For Isa Howard, a transgendered woman on Guam, life after the apocalypse is filled with family, fishing, and waiting for the return of civilization. When a trip across the island goes wrong, she must choose between saving herself and serving her community. It's no choice at all. Reprinted in the Year's Best Science Fiction.
The Legacy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,580. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
The Legacy contains three short stories: Stolen, Lost and Restored.
Lost
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,140. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
An odd circumstance surrounds the birth of Rose Fletcher. The blessed event occurred two thousand years ago. When Rose meets Eleanor Griffin, she doesn't know the Englishwoman shares a similar problem, but events following a school field trip force them to decide their futures.
Stolen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
London 1812 - Eleanor Griffin, a maid in Lord Bureyton's household is thought to have witnessed the theft of his lordship's ancient Egyptian bust. But all she saw was a man vanish - right before her eyes. Bureyton begins punishing Eleanor for his loss. She fears that the daily lashings will end her life, and decides to runaway, disappear like that man had.
Osiris
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Series: Coffee Stories, dessert #6. Price: Free! Words: 4,150. Language: French. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Il y a deux façons de déformer le temps : horizontalement, et verticalement. En rédigeant les Lois, Will Pearson n'avait jamais pensé devoir les enfreindre un jour, devenir un fugitif, un chronocriminel. Ni en venir à prendre en otage une maternité toute entière, à plus de 80 ans. Mais le passé réserve parfois autant de surprises que l'avenir.
Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The stories in this collection are primarily mystery, science fiction, soft horror/dark fantasy, and cross-genre pieces. Most of the stories are down-to-earth ones set in today's world (particularly the mysteries), or begin that way and take a speculative turn into the possible. With the exception of one fantasy mystery, the rest of the stories are set in the near future or in space.
The Pinocchio Complex
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You set the price! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“The Pinocchio Complex,” is a 2000 word retelling of Pinocchio as a science fiction story with robots on Mars. The short story was previously sold in 2012 to Cosmos.
El: The Time Traveler
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Price: Free! Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
What happens when an anxious girl stumbles into a time machine? Will she overcome her panic disorder as she grapples with the implications of going back in time and saving her recently deceased Aunt? Or will her mental illness prevail?
The Great Unraveling: A Preppers Perspective
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the first in a series of stand alone interconnected “Short stories for preppers. Eventually they will all be bound together to form one complete book, but it will take several updates to do so. A lot of preppers the author knows suggested Ron consider giving them their “Fix” of prepper fantasy in this type of short story format of 3 or 4 chapters containing 10,000 to 30,000 words like a Ki
9 Slightly Strange Stories with an Uplifting Edge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,430. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First contact. Unknown attackers. Parallel universe. Weird aliens. Political intrigue. Treachery. In this collection of nine young adult science fiction stories, spunky teens, idealistic prodigies, and ordinary people face anything but ordinary circumstances. Inspiring, inventive, and funny, these short stories amuse and uplift as they draw the reader into a world of fantasy and fun.
Flush the Fiction
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
25 short tales of twisted fiction, from the broken mind of the ParkInkSpot's blogger. Aimed at the busy, active reader, Flash Fiction story lengths ranging from Micro-flash (100 words) and up. Each tale can easily be read in a half hour or less, perfect for a lunchtime snack. A variety of genres, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, even Fairy Tales and Other. Speculative Fiction.
2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide
24 science fiction short stories for the middle grade reader from Hugo and Nebula winning authors as well as newer writers. Girls need to read stories where any number of possible roles are modeled for them. Just as importantly, boys need to read stories where girls are active participants in adventures. And children of all colors and backgrounds need to know the future includes them.