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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.
The Future Is Short: Science Fiction in a Flash
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,390. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Lillicat Publishers. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Here is flash science fiction at its finest—swift to read but long remembered. 57 amazing speculative fiction capsules that transport you into thrilling worlds of imagination and ideas, suggesting that everything is possible—aliens, time travel, other worlds, and the mysteries of Earth—in breathtakingly fresh combinations. The perfect companion for a quick break or a relaxing afternoon.
Professor Tomlinson's Last Experiment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Professor Tomlinson thought he had it made. His new invention was bound to win him international acclaim and a Nobel Prize. But there was one thing he failed to take into account....
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
Spontaneous Evolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- On a Venusian outpost, cut off from their Earthen ancestors, a society loses its humanity in exchange for security. Edwin Lackey watches the surveillance monitors keeping his world safe. If a citizen breaks the strict code of conduct, they'll be hauled in for reconditioning. Has this future colony gone too far to control its inhabitants? What price will they pay?
Chronicles of the 23rd Century: Hijacked
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,260. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
For Solar Rangers Walker and Jenner, a simple prisoner transport duty aboard the inter-Solar liner Stellar Fortune develops into a dangerous situation when the ship is hijacked by a new resistance group calling themselves the 'Earth Liberation Front', but not everything is as it seems.
Voyager and the Aliens: Science Fiction Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In this short story, aliens come across television broadcasts from an unknown planet to them. Then, they come across a probe from same planet that tells them everything they need to know about this planet and its people. They decide to visit the planet, but when they arrive, not everything is as it seems.
Son of Thunder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Pushing the boundaries of speed in space travel, an unexpected anomaly forces Commander Stern Kirklan to make the toughest decision of his career. Could a mysterious phenomenon endanger his crew and their mission. With thoughts of his family millions of miles behind, awaiting his return, he must make the right choice to avert disaster and assure success.
Me and the Bank
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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It's the 1950s, and humanity's most amazing invention has just been created in a barn on Route Eleven. It's going to revolutionize travel, change the world, and open the way to a bright new future--unless someone pushes the wrong button...
Stand the Line
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.
Sub-Human
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story-In an alliance between Earth and an alien race for the mining rights on Jupiter’s moon Europa, robots are the only means to obtain material from deep beneath the moon's icy surface. The outpost's ruthless hunch-backed supervisor directs his workers to produce the most advanced substitute human worker unit in the solar system. Has he pushed the evolution of mechanical workers too far?
Area 52: Arrival
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Ron Durston is called up for National Service in 1952, all he wants is to be posted somewhere sunny like Tahiti or Weymouth where he can fraternise with the native girls and come home with a medal or two to impress the local girls. Instead he finds himself standing guard in Ass-End, Yorkshire where the winter is cold and the native girl is invisible.
Civil Disturbance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- A Civil War surgeon falls, mortally wounded from the bullet of the enemy, only to awaken in a stark white room occupied by tall, deformed men. If he ever wants to see his family again, he must carry out a covert mission for these unfamiliar conspirators. Beyond his control, the strangers place him in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865 as President Abraham Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre.
Star Hopper The Blake Hemlock Chronicles
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Series: The Blake Hemlock Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Blake, a self-proclaimed star hopper, didn’t know what he was getting himself into when he signed on as the Chief Engineer of the Viking. He got more than he bargained for as a member of the crew. Finding a friend in Seyfert, a rough and tumble Tartan. Their unlikely team up will take them on adventures across the universe.