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Without a Summit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Captain Scott left Earth behind to travel with the first Martian explorers. After he sets himself up in a colony, leaving his family behind, he ventures out across the Martian plains to conquer one of the last great prizes of exploration in the Solar System: Olympus Mons. A story that flirts with enormous achievement, and colossal disappointment. Without a Summit: a short story.
Other Lives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Stanley Smith punches the clock day in, day out. He has no reason to complain. Not until life jumps up and bites him. Till it shows him some alternatives. Other ways he might live. A spiralling tale of one man’s struggle to refind balance in his own life. And to make the right choice. Other Lives: a short story.
The Chase
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ray Heccard rushes across the city to fetch a vitally important frontal lobe implant for his daughter. But on the way back, he gets caught up in the middle of a revolution. Will he make it back in time? Will he make it back at all? A desperate tale of love and the conditions it presses upon us. Includes bonus story: ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Intergalactic Breakup.’ The Chase: a short story.
At What Price?
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Series: Body Donor, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: American English. Published: July 17, 2013 by Pharos Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In 2012 Alexander Vernick killed his fiance after someone proved she was stealing from him. That person then turned him in and he was arrested and tried. He managed to get off but has spent part of a decade looking for the person who ratted on him and he's found him. Now he can have his revenge. But what price will he have to pay another ten years down the line? Parental discretion advised.
Messages from the Borderlands: Bad Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 and represented by Wize Willow. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Messages from the Borderlands are diaries and stories left behind after the earth was destroyed. These tragic and early survivor stories are uncovered and shared. Acts of desperation, treachery and violence are the norm in the post-apocalyptic world of the Borderlands, but occassionally, there is also hope. Bad Man is the story of one of these desperate survivors.
The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Thermonukes. Laser blasters. Snow. When two countries fight it out for the last scraps of Earth, will anything remain? A mind-bending story of global proportions. The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive: A Short Story.
Pickpocket
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Derek loses his job, he must pick pockets to get by. But when he comes across something truly life changing in the course of his day’s work, he realises that he might hold the key to solve all his, and his family’s, problems forever. If he can just get home safe. A story of nonstop action and a constant drive towards success no matter what. Pickpocket: a short story.
A Modern Death
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Sebastian’s grandfather passes away, he can’t bring himself to grieve. Throughout his life, his grandfather goaded him incessantly. So now he readies himself to take on the role of protecting his mother and twin sisters. And then his mother agrees to have his grandfather reanimated. A tale which delves into the darkest part of human experience: death. A Modern Death: a short story.
Boredom Escapes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alane Storchess works for Boredom Escapes: a unique agency which determines to give people in the near future what they most crave. Boredom. All Alane’s hard work pays off. He becomes head sales representative. But is that enough? Will it ever be enough? A story exploring ambition and its many consequences. Boredom Escapes: A Short Story.
All the Right Friends
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Owner of by far the largest corporation in the world, ArnEnts, Steven Arneson finds himself in a unique bargaining position. World leaders, among other movers and shakers, all plead for his help in warding off an invasion of killer robots. It’d be so satisfying to say no. An uncompromising story which paints a picture of a world, and its priorities, gone mad. All the Right Friends: a short story.
The Memory Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carrie finds herself alone in an empty room. The stench of rotten cabbage fills her nostrils as the lab attempts to enter her mind. And her past. A fast-paced tale of the individual and a world in grave danger. The Memory Farm: A Short Story.
Εφτά στιγμές στο χωροχρόνο
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: Greek. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Εφτά διηγήματα επιστημονικής φαντασίας αλληλένδετα μεταξύ τους.
Birthday Party
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,230. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nick Ranshaw lives in fear of his daughter’s sixteenth birthday. The day that science and community collide. The day the colony scientists see fit to assign her a reproductive partner. But he can do nothing about it. Can he? A bruising tale that measures a father’s duty against a scientist’s research.
Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A daring young space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. In the grand tradition of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comes Mars McCoy! Nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best Short Story.
Endless Love
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cara has two problems. Bob the rugby-playing accountant wants to marry her. Geoff the mad scientist doesn't. Fortunately Geoff’s new invention might solve both problems at once.
Stuck
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Series: Stuck, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A world too different from what we once knew . . . all we hold onto now is survival.
Meet Mr. G
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gordon Garrison is a dark and tortured author, afflicted by the characters inside his head, who becomes aware he has unknowingly been manipulated into becoming a weapon.Under the pale-blue moonlight, the darkness awakens—tormented and creating. Gordon, Mr. G to all who know of him, has decided to turn the tables.
Spirits Last Vision
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,680. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Mars rover Spirit far exceeded its expectations, running longer and discovering more than hoped. What if its greatest discovery is yet to be known?
Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Out in the emptiness of space, on the World One—the last known refuge of humanity—a captain’s daughter sees to her grandfather. The one who saved them. And the one who will leave them behind. Because, old or young, all heroes must perish. A heart-wrenching story of loss, and destiny. Farewell to my Grandfather; Our Forgotten Hero: A Short Story.
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.