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The Shadows of Calcutta
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 1 review)
Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Murphy's Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a journey to a distant solar system a group of scientists discover they’ve picked up an unlikely passenger...and discover humans may not be as alone in the universe as they thought. Inspired by the amazing "Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates", by the incomparable Pat Murphy, "Murphy’s Star" is another exploration of love and what it means to "be".
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.47 from 15 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.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Minimalia Vol. 1
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Series: Minimalia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2014 by Ediciones Baleares. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Minimalia è una collana che raccoglierà scritti che non vi porteranno via che pochi minuti di tempo. Una raccolta di autori noti e meno noti, alcuni del tutto sconosciuti ma non per questo meno capaci. In questo primo volume ospitiamo i lavori di Gordiano Lupi, Marco Giorgini, Luigi Bruno Cristiano e Enrico Miglino Buona lettura
The Dangers of Growing Air-cooled Volkswagens in Your Backyard
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When Sayyid opted to become an organic Volkswagen farmer, he did not expect the Volkswagens to misbehave and break out of his backyard. Now those crazy air-cooled vehicles are running loose in the neighborhood and only Sayyid can stop them. But the situation gets even more out of hand when they invade the home of cranky old Mrs. Winters and take her hostage.
Bridge Builder (Shimmer In The Dark)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nantosuelta left with the Asterean Space Fleet to search for a new world. Her companions rely on her skills to bridge the wormholes of space, but an encounter with an alien ship desecrates the fleet and wipes Nanto’s psychic abilities. Stranded, with starving creatures closing in all around them, Nanto must shed her old ways of thinking to fight a new battle. Survival.
Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Zombies Ate My Muslim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
All he wants is to have a simple life. And that simple life he wants to spend with his celebrity girlfriend, Barbra Streisand. But unbeknownst to him, his darling Barbra has become a Muslim... which isn't a bad thing. Except for the rampaging zombie horde outside his front door who only want to eat Muslims.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
A Christmas to Die for
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Even an assassin must go home for Christmas. Sophia del Morte, skilled spy-for-hire, now faces the most formidable of opponents: family. It is the closing of the year, after all; and the lethal Italian beauty returns to her home village for wine, food, and memories. As this is the del Morte family, Sophia tries to brace herself for awkward talk at the dinner table, and perhaps a touch of intrigu
Airlock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A three-man crew is drifting through space when a small meteoroid collides with their ship.
Piecework
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
English Muffin, Devotion on the Side
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Daily Science Fiction, George leaves copies of himself to his friends and family when he dies. The problem is -- what happens when you're only a copy?
The Last Ghost
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Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This was a Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story of 1971.::Solitude is corrosive. Love and companionship can heal wounds, but they take time. And even with all eternity to work in, there may never be enough time to do the job.
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.
The Siege
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jared just wants to be a kid; play in the woods, climb trees, build forts... But there are the awful unbidden seizures that rack his body, the strangers who meet in secret with his father, the cache of firearms that fill the basement… …and the bees. When his house is surrounded by ATF agents, Jared doesn’t know whom to trust; his father, the ATF, or the swarms that only he can see. 7600 words.
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
Peaches of Immortality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When his wife dies under mysterious circumstances, Glen is plunged back into a mystery from long ago in high school: a quartet of popular teens who couldn't fail at anything. And with one of them seemingly intent on coaxing him to bed, will he succumb and taste the sweetness of the peaches of immortality?
For Your Safety
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The war between Machines and Man is over, and Mankind has lost. Now the last free human has been captured to await Processing and learn of Humanity's fate. He'll find that the most frightening words imaginable are, "This is for your own good."