Books tagged: nearfuture sf

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Crossing the Camp
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Series: The Wannoshay Cycle. Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two priests, one young and one old, stand at the gates to the detainment camp where the alien Wannoshay have been rounded up and contained. On this day, they will learn valuable lessons not only from each other, but from the aliens themselves. "Crossing the Camp" was first published at Strange Horizons and was reprinted in the SF novel "The Wannoshay Cycle" (also an ebook).
Privileged Lives and Other Lies
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,770. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Gifted fifteen-year-old Linden Thomas receives a college scholarship he didn’t apply for and can’t refuse. Arriving at Merriman College, he finds he’s as much a prisoner as a student in an experimental program run by the military/corporate government.
Sanctuary
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Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in a near future, “Sanctuary” depicts a conversation between a Catholic deacon and a man who is plunged into an existential crisis when circumstances call his humanity into question.
Watching the Music Dance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Suze loves her music. She hides in it when her parents fight. The fights end in divorce, and the divorce brings an end to the music—obtained illegally by Suze’s mother. Nils, Suze’s father, has no idea how to save his daughter’s music or her sanity without breaking the law. And he must figure it out quickly, because Suze doesn’t have time to wait. With complete bonus story “Worlds Apart…And Time"
Valhalla
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Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a near future, humans have created a virtual reality “Heaven.” But eternal bliss may not be all it’s cracked up to be. When a disillusioned young woman is confronted by a lover from her past, she discovers that preserving her free will might cost her everything.
The Land Never Promised
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Price: Free! Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Earth has been invaded. The few human survivors live in ghettoes, constantly guarded by brutal overseers. One young man finds a sense of purpose as a smuggler. He also uses this activity to distract himself from the terrifying uncertainty regarding humanity’s final fate. That, and the feeling that the invaders have some specific and sinister purpose for him that has yet to be revealed…