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The War Veteran
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Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The War Veteran is a 45 page, 11,000 word SHORT STORY. For seventy years, World War II veteran Jack Baker has endured vivid flashbacks to that horrific June day on Omaha Beach. But tonight, the flashback will be terrifyingly different. Tonight it becomes real. Tonight, Jack’s seventy-year-old secret will come back to claim him.
What's In My Shorts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,390. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An rich amphibian acquires a young servant from a planet with the unlikely name of Earth. A barbarian vows revenge on the young princess who scorned him. A boy, a dog, and an AK47. The captain of a spaceship watches a possible extinction event. Orange trees in Los Angeles, a tsunami, and how to use zombies. Remembering a trip to a hardware store and slaves on the Underground Railroad
Orion's Arm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
Aurealis #68
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 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.
Serpents of Sky: Nine Stories Of Dragons
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dragons can be monsters, deities, or even beloved friends. This short story collection explores dragons in their many roles, across fantasy and science fiction. Contains 9 original short stories, including Raise, a novelette set in the Stories of Aligare world.
Playing with Fire
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
Once A Hero, Always A Hero
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It started out a visit to buy brandy for their bar, but now it’s an adventure. Robin Thase and Viktor Blue were retired from the heroing business. But when armed thugs disrupted their negotiations for some brandy, a chain of events started that led to them having to save an alien world, yet again.
When Minds Collide (Phoenician Short #0.1)
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Series: Phoenician Series, Short 0.1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,590. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012 by Phoenician Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.55 from 11 reviews)
Can two men co-exist inside one mind? Andrew Caine and Joshua Scherrer can barely co-exist outside, on the same planet. After they're involved in a fatal car accident, the enigmatic native Phoenicians have sent someone to "help" them blend together, into a new man. Can they accept the new existence together, or will their minds collide as fatally as the car crash that killed them?
Death To Democracy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After Dirk Beretta, ex- poster boy for the Space Marines, saves the Winterbotham Nachos heiress from a fate worse than death in the Space Weasel kibble factories, a romantic cruise around the galaxy with her looks like a well-earned rest. But Royalist revolutionaries on the Planet Of The Squid have other ideas.
April the First
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The world is ending, and all Oscar Ramirez can do is sit at his desk and drink his morning coffee.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2014
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. Entertain your inner child, or your real child by picking up a copy today.
Good-bye A672E92 Quintus
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Series: The Peers of Beinan, 4.2x. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Planet A672E92 Quintus is falling apart as their sun starts to go nova. As blood feuds continue to rage, blocking all efforts to evacuate, it falls to two unlikely delegates from houses Balister and Miyoo to end the wars threatening planetary evacuation, to take the people to the stars and their new home.
Time Is of the Essence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a portal to the past becomes a mortal danger, who are you going to call? Why, maintenance, of course!
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
Global Warming
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Noah Adams initiated the countdown to an attempt to end global warming. The sun's expansion relegated Earth unfit for human life. Safe in the confines of his geothermic life-bubble beneath the surface of the Atlantic Ocean, Noah and his associates fire the nuclear propulsion devises designed to increase Earth’s orbit and lower its surface temperature. Are Noah's calculations correct?
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume 3)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Volume Three of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice continues our tradition of presenting some of the most amazing voices in the speculative fiction field. Pushcart Prize nominees Kurt Bachard and Todd Austin Hunt, USA Book News Best Book Finalist Peter A. Balaskas, Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention Kevin Wallis, and other exciting authors offer their unique visions for readers to explore.
Stow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young girl gazes down at a body shattered on the quiet suburban pavement. What desperation would drive anyone to risk such a horrible death? Who would stow away? Stow is a short story (2,742) words.