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The Last Evolution S 1 Ep 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 490. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As artificial intelligence grows humanity has one more chance to grow into its better self.
Apex Magazine Issue 63
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 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.
The Sirens' Last Lament
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,140. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mankind shows no mercy to those of the Black Sun Temple. For those cultists who warn those alien sirens are mankind's doom jeopardize the melodies those creatures share with humankind. But that zeal for justice blinds mankind's empathy, until the executioners attending to their duty upon Ganymede push too far and ruin any chance to some day sing alongside those incredible sirens mesmerizing man.
Thieves on the Long Dark Road
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In this short story, thieves are coming to steal a planet’s last chance for survival. Only one guardian remains to stop them.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Canine Chronicles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Angel Favazza has turned her attention to humanity's best friend: the dog. Thrill as Fido chases down bones in free-fall. Chill as Rover pulls off a daring rescue. And cheer as Mighty Mongrel romps for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Okay, maybe I got a little excited with this write-up. Just buy the book, and enjoy the read. I did. ~ Alban Lake
Child of Spring
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Series: Mouse and Snake, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Ben's terraced garden, cut high into the mountainside, was his joy, source of his family's food. Twenty years had taught him every nook and cranny, leaving few surprises until the cool spring day he found an abandoned toddler by the blackberry bushes. Child of Spring is a tender story of family, the bonds forged by working the earth together and the inevitability of death even in the far future.
Bellator (An Anthology of Warriors of Space & Magic)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Science Fiction and Fantasy, two genres that are both unalike and inextricably entwined, stretching the imagination to the expansive boundaries of time, space, and magic. These boundaries are often filled with warriors and war, fights and causes worth fighting for, and that's what you'll find in this anthology. 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Ch05En: Episode 5
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He was the first, and he's come back to collect his gems and stop the other Sorrows. Can he succeed before their plan is complete, or will the bad guys win this time?
Sirens Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Stanton, a former space marine, came to the Alpha Centauri system to seek a new life. What he found was Selize, a beautiful, telepathic Centaurian and a place among the crew of the Helios Ark free merchant vessel. Having survived his first deep space mission, John embraces his new life. But it comes at a price – a dangerous new enemy who will stop at nothing to see them imprisoned or killed.
Annihilating the Past
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Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
An interview with the man who permanently erased the line between entertainment and brainwashing.
Adventure Club
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Price: Free! Words: 1,320. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Hays is a very peaceful man in a very peaceful world. When he digs into the conflicted past, he discovers some very unsettling things about humanity...and he also discovers Anjelle, who will give him a closer look at the unsettling elements of humanity's past than he'd like. Adventure Club is a short story of about 1200 words.
Cry of the Wampus Cat
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 40,270. Language: American English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Lasaria Creative Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In Catawba County, Virginia, three young women have been viciously murdered. Detectives Grace McKnight and Luke LaFlame have the unenviable task to determine who or what is responsible for the horrific killings. Some people say the legendary Wampus Cat is inflicting its vengeance on the community. Is it just an old Appalachian myth? Or could it be true? Find out in this thriller by Joel Eden.
The Wolves Will Come
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How will you answer when they are at your door? The Tribe is leaving their world for a new home, but Bear is too old to make the journey. It is of no real consequence – neither is it in him to run from his enemies, nor to abandon his heart’s home. He waits for the Exiled to find him - but will age and the wolves get to him first? "The Wolves Will Come" is a speculative fiction short story.
Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours
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Price: Free! Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
There are many ways to see many places in this vast and varied world. Seattle is no exception. Nestled along Elliot Bay as the shining star of the Great Northwest, and always at the forefront of technology, coffee, music, e-commerce, and aviation, the Puget Sound’s Finest is proud to bring you the latest in city exploration, the one of a kind, Seattle Giant Chicken Riding Tours.
The Machine Is Working
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Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When The President says something he needs to forget in a hurry then it's time to send him to The Machine. But how can the world be sure he's really forgotten that vital detail?
Wildfire
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Series: Grey Smoke, Book 1. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eryk Grey had a good life, a successful brewery, a beautiful girlfriend and everything he ever wanted. One full moon will change everything, bring up reminders of a past he can’t forget, and promising a future he is determined to prevent.
The Kite of Stars and Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Flipside Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
“Blindfolded courier pigeons, the AsiaPac community station in geosynch orbit around the moon, stars in many forms; and always, riddles. For those who like their stories rich, their wit dry and their history served with a twist, this gorgeous collection from a cynical romantic deserves a global readership.” — Anna Tambour, author of Spotted Lily and Monterra's Deliciosa & Other Tales
Dinosaur Alien Invasion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
IT BEGINS... 65 Million Years Ago, Dinosaur kind took to the stars to avoid the disastrous new Ice Age. They abandoned the Earth to the mammals, a still tiny, primitive, and weak classification of creatures. They went out into the deep corners the universe and conquered it. Now, they're coming home...
Not Enough Hours in the Day
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Catherine Porter is drowning in life. Kids. Husband. Job. Not enough hours in the day. Then she finds a way to pause time. A way to become Mrs Perfect. The yummy mummy who has it all. Can anyone 'have it all' though?