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Blue Ink: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six-year-old Jason doesn't want to be cloned, even if his parents think it's a good financial investment. Concerned that his second self may not be happy, he secretly plans to violate the rules of his society... with unexpected results. About 3400 words. This story is also included in the collection DEAD MEN DON'T CRY: 11 Stories by Nancy Fulda.
Destination Void
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Series: The Pandora Sequence, The Prequel. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The starship Earthling, carrying thousands of hybernating colonists to a new world, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores (disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions) go insane. A skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: create an artificial consciousness which could guide them to their destination or destroy them.
Ada Nish Pura
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fighter Pilot Marcus Trevor is the only survivor of a treacherous attack against the star ship on which he served. Injured and alone, he must take refuge on the world of Kailani, a place of vast stretches of water and where a large portion of the population is genetically adapted to living in the sea.
B.G. Bhagee: Memories of a Colonial Childhood
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Melvin Perry. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
B.G. is British Guiana; Bhagee is a fiery local stew. Philippa was the second daughter in a family of six children growing up in mid-20th century in colonial Guyana. She recounts her Sisyphean trials growing up a Carrington in Lot 10, First Street, Georgetown -- from the women's battles to the neighbours that never wore clothes to the relatives who walked with their shoes in their hands.
The Breath of Heaven: Stories from Distant Worlds
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This sampler pack brings together three stories by Hugo and Nebula nominee Nancy Fulda. From an isolated telepath who flees her destiny to a sentient computer struggling to behave ethically, this 80 page collection revisits questions initially posed by Asimov and Clarke, and casts the HAL 9000 story in an intriguing new light.
Homo Sylvanus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This novelette originally appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. While traveling on a colonization ship, Brennan is desperate to prevent his daughter Tamsyn from inheriting his genetic deficiencies. The consequences of his efforts to illegally modify her DNA affect Brennan, Tamsyn, and the colonists. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break.
Lowercase earth Part 1 – Jarod’s Lament
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Price: Free! Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is the first story chronicling the lives of some of the inhabitants of Earth’s first colony as their world changes in ways they don’t yet understand. It is a world that has knocked around my head for quite some time now. I hope you like it.
Odyssey Rising
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,940. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
What if you discovered the first alien life...but they didn't want to be found?
Going Somewhere Else and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,580. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is a collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories. Please look inside to read about an explorer preparing for a journey that never ends, a young woman facing a monster that cannot be defeated, a death angel who's never actually collected a soul....and more stories. Includes seven stories.
The White House
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Price: Free! Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
Two women reach for happiness amid the dangers of an eighteenth century colony. Annie Simpson is captured by Blackbeard and taken to an inn called The White House. There she meets Lizzie Poole, the innkeeper's daughter who longs for happiness of her own. Based on the legend of the Hammock House in Beaufort, North Carolina.