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Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2015)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,010. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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.
Scotty: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Scotty isn't old enough to know what's going on, just old enough to be scared.
Let the Reader Beware
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
What will you do when you read this? A short story involving the reader reading this story and finding themselves forced into making a horrible decision. This is done by the reader being given six possible endings to the story and having to choose one!
Adam Savages Secret Diary
Price: Free! Words: 250. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(4.00 from 1 review)
The page of his diary Adam hoped the world would never find. Do you dare read it, and learn the grim truth?
Last Chance (The Fateful Time part 2)
Series: The Fateful Time. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A guardian angel delivers a trinket to a devastated mother, the only option to save her dying daughter's life.
Flipspace: Derivation
Series: Flipspace, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finding the location of a star system with possible signs of life, the strike group is sent to investigate what phenomenon may threaten the future of exo-solar exploration.
Alien Abattoir: And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Ten stories about cursed alien artifacts, interstellar investment banking, ancient alien astronauts, parallel timelines, alien experimentation, and space colonization gone horribly wrong. This anthology is the first complete collection from Sean P. Hazlett.
The Crack
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
She's cute—but is she crazy, or has he gone insane? (*flash fiction*)
My Mysterious Doppelganger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
IT'S A GREAT STORY! - comment from a longtime reader. HIS FUTURE-SELF FREAKS HIM OUT! When Jack encounters another version of himself, the "fun" is just beginning. His doppelganger shows him amazing things, realms that knows no bounds, only those of the imagination. But it's not all dazzle, as his future-self has things to tell before he disappears. And Jack needs answers!
Space Vixen Trek Episode 13: The Final Falafel
Series: Space Vixen Trek, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 40,450. Language: American English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
SVT13: Two besties, a nerd and a redneck jock, go on a trip. The nerd discovered his Jewish heritage and is taking it up to eleven, the jock recently became a devout Muslim. Their destination is Jerusalem. Religious bickering and romantic rivalry heat things up from the beginning. Their goofy classmate goes off the rails and declares himself to be the Second Coming. Then things get much weirder.
Betwixt Issue 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,140. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 7 collects all four stories originally published online. Issue 7 includes original fiction by Peri Fae Blomquist, Jennifer Hykes, Jason Kimble, and Trevor Shikaze.
Infinite Travels
Series: Infinite Horizons ยท Short Story Collections. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seven journeys: Infinite Travels collects seven stories by Meyari McFarland chronicling travels physical, emotional and metaphorical. Questions of identity, of freedom, of gender and justice are examined in these seven stories that span the genres and explore whole new worlds. Infinite Travels collects seven exciting trips into the imagination of Meyari McFarland that you will never forget.
Homo Floresiensis
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if other species of humanoids from our evolutionary past had survived? What would the evolutionary process have had in store for them? Learning about the archeological discovery of the real Homo Floresiensis in college was the inspiration behind this flash fiction.
I Am
Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Susan and her assistant, Denesh, are on a quest to create a sentient computer.
Helianthus
Series: Helium Quest. Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: American English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
In this final transcript from the "Helianthus," First Lieutenant Hyland Rivera confronts his own desire to take the vessel on a collision course with the sun, because as he says, “God told him to.” Once Captain Zephaniah Cass gets wind of Hy's plans, the battle for the fate of the "Helianthus" begins. Torn between love and fears, the men grapple for the meaning in their lives.
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 13, March 2015
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume Two
You set the price! Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
Billionaire Playboy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
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Quiescent, Femspec Issue 6.2
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A futuristic story about a loss of a family member due to an unauthorized power outage follows the life of protagonist Claire as she shuttles home to the half-underwater Venice, the ancient city enchanting at Christmastime amidst the fluttering of snow over houses, bridges and the relentless gentle waves.
Crone’s Revenge, Femspec Issue 6.2
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the science building, Helgart’s twenty-sixth attempt to repair the auras of her expensive chinchillas had failed again. The bright life spikes of healthy aura were fading, and the healer is called upon to use her powers of mind streaming to diagnose and heal.