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Uncovering Truths: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 4
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Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Now that Dezmind knows the truth about his past, he’s breached the Talian Compound in search of the key to his future. Dealing with the common citizens of Xannia’s largest city, Darzeth Prime, makes his search for the lost child difficult at best, impossible at worst. How much is he willing to risk to fulfil his destiny?
Sage Teon and the Fake Diamond Heist
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Series: Razia. Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sage has a problem. He's just been hired to steal a bunch of fake diamonds, but the fake rocks are protected by an impenetrable security system. Together with his crew, they'll defy gravity and cryptographic algorithms to finish the job.
Child of Words Issue 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014 by Big Pulp. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published twice annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features fiction by Alexander F. Burns; Conda V. Douglas; Mira Desai; Willis Couvilier; Tony Haynes; Shane M. Gavin; Shaun O. McCoy; Clay Waters; and Robert Quinlivan; and poetry by L.B. Sedlacek and Daniel W. Galef.
Void
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
2065. Humans start terraforming Mars for future settlement. 2070. The Mars Baker2 outpost is established on the Acidalia Planitia. 2084. The first colonist goes missing.
Inner Mind/Outer Space: Four Short Stories and a Novelette by the Author of Alien Within
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,850. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In “For the Sake of the Family,” the founder of a peaceful political movement faces death in the very arena she’s been seeking to abolish. Penth and her faithful horse Lia need “The Lady’s Luck” to recover stolen gems. “If Only Father Were Alive” tells what happens when a young girl’s fondest wish comes true. Plus “One Spring Day,” “The Lake,” and two sample chapters from Alien Within.
The Spell of Binding: Part One.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,450. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The World was almost destroyed by science – billions died. The survivors gave up looking for God and looked within themselves. They could hear a new song emanating from the ruins of the past. An ancient song, older than religion and time itself – they heard the magic.
Drifter
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Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
I like to float. I drift. It's what I do. I float along, searching for you. You are my purpose, my one and only goal, and I am very patient. We are drifters, you and I...
Bunny With A Saw
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
On a long drive in the middle of the night, it's a bad sign when the stars begin to move. You're seeing things. It's time to pull over and rest. Or maybe something impossible is happening instead... Bunny With A Saw is a short story of about 1300 words.
Death in the Time of Paradise
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hermut—a prisoner—serves his time in a facility. He participates in any tests the scientists wish to run on him. But when he fails the latest test, Hermut worries for his life. That Termination might lurk right around the corner. A story of trial, failure and the indifference of success. Death in the Time of Paradise: A Short Story.
Pinatubo Sky
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Price: Free! Words: 7,710. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On foreign contract in Africa, Vince the Calgary oilfield engineer finds his client wants a geoengineering design as the president of Niger campaigns on bringing back a Green Sahara. Driven by his daughter's future, he ingores the risk of being a drone target and takes on political negotiating. Expected to explain climate science to politicians, he becomes immersed in an intense new career.
The Black Clouds
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Price: Free! Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meteorites strike the Earth wreaking havoc, but a greater menace emerges from the craters in the form of black clouds that threaten to destroy all life on Earth. Nations mobilize against the Clouds, but nothing works as the Black Clouds continue to grow. A group of scientists trapped in a specially designed facility work desperately to find a way of destroying the invaders before it's too late.
Under His Feet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pablo Ellis has snuck away to take the ferry, planning to visit Kaylee's father. Dr Gutiérrez's procedure might just save Pablo's legs. The trouble is Kaylee found out and she's going to do everything she can to stop him. A science fiction story from the author of "Low Arc".
Tears
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Series: Killgrace. Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2014 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
He only saw his grandmother cry five times in his life. A speculative fiction short story.
The Eden Stream
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You set the price! Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A novella about a man who follows a herd of elephants down an old road and ends up running for his life.
The Device
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
Máquina do Tempo
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Se um dia pudesses voltar atrás no tempo será que gostavas de mudar verdadeiramente alguma coisa? E se sim, será que valia a pena?
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2014
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,140. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Breeding coat hangers, alien spies posing as children, a war against interplanetary mold. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2014 collects three month's worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science.
Flipspace: Astraeus Event, Missions 4-6
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Series: Flipspace. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Oh Fortuna: During a deep space rescue, the Mockingbird receives emergency dispatch orders for the Fortuna asteroid. Threshold: The freeze on FTL exploration is over. Mockingbird is dispatched to the exo-planet, XJ-372495E to relieve an outpost team established by the Astraeus. When It Rains: Only 42 light-years away, the exo-solar planet, Henry Draper 40307G has yet to be visited by humanity.
Teeny Weenie Man (A short, completely believable story)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,480. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When Molly Peek discovers an extremely odd hotdog during the course of her working day, she has no idea that her knowledge of life, evolution, and whether Earthlings are alone in the universe will be greatly enhanced. For such a small guy, the Teeny Weenie Man sure knows how to make an impact.
Donors
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Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A couple discover the price of loyalty.