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Dinner on a Flying Saucer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Taurin Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Taurin Tales is a shared world anthology featuring some of the top names in small press science fiction. The Taurins were created by science fiction writer, editor, and game designer J Alan Erwine. Once he had created them, he invited some of his favorite writers to play in the universe, and further flesh out these new aliens. Thus was born Taurin Tales.
Reading Glasses: Stories Through an Unpredictable Lens
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From the publishers of the popular Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey comes a mesmerizing compilation of new short fiction. Suspenseful and mysterious, with a touch of ironic humor, Reading Glasses will transport you to the very edge of reality.
Interzone #254 Sept - Oct 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 254 of the award winning magazine contains new stories by Nina Allan, Jay O'Connell, S.L. Nickerson, T.R. Napper, Julie C. Day, Sam J. Miller; Wayne Haag’s cover art and colour illustrations from Tara Bush, Richard Wagner and Daniel Bristow-Bailey. The usual features are augmented by the first of Nina Allan’s new regular column: Time Pieces. Book reviews include Nina’s new novel: The Race.
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.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
My Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a far future society, people change their identities, their societal roles, even their personalities based upon the masks they must don each day. But not every citizen is content to play their mandated part, longing instead to discover who they are beneath their masks: sinner, gentleman, or beast. Winner of the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
Strange Science Fiction and Fantasy Omnibus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of thirty-eight science fiction and fantasy stories, many of them containing wry political stire similar to that of Jonathan Swift.
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The interweaving, experimental short tales in Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
Alien Breeding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For most people life just drones along, the same old thing every day – you know what it is like. We all get screwed by the rich and powerful, life sucks and there is no relief apart from small little pleasures. And then one day all that was stood on its head when a huge spaceship appeared out of nowhere and hovered over New York - and it made a special offer to the women of Earth.
Quantum History
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A science experiment goes wrong in unforeseeable ways, affecting a man and his wife across the country, in a bizarre and humorous fashion.
In the Shadow of Titans
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale about giant beasts trashing cities, inspired by the giant monster movies of my youth. This tale is not related to “Attack on Titan”. I discovered that anime series only after finishing my rough draft. After viewing a few episodes, though, I saw that the two were nothing alike. They share some terms but that's where the similarities end.
Mnemosyne Anthology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
Cat Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cat lovers rejoice! This collection of speculative shorts from the pen of Anne B. Walsh has something for all science fiction or fantasy readers who've ever suspected their cuddlesome companions of conspiracy...
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
Interzone #252 May - Jun 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
May-June 2014’s E-issue has 6 new stories. Authors: Neil Williamson – who is interviewed and has his new novel reviewed, Katharine E.K. Duckett, Val Nolan, Oliver Buckram, Claire Humphrey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Readers’ poll results for our 2013 British Fantasy Award winning year are included among the regular features. Art from Wayne Haag, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
The Thieves of Silence
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen amazing stories, with only four previously published in English, by the award-winning author of "The Night Orchid - Conan Doyle in Toulouse". "Jean-Claude Dunyach and his stories represent the workings of a multiplex engine of creation, its multiple cylinders all entrained in perfect unison, and whirring at high speculative RPMs!" Paul Di Filippo