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Playing with Fire
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
The Optimist Police
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“The Optimist Police,” is a humorous story about one man’s struggle in a society with unrealistic expectations about positive attitude. The 3000 word story was originally published by New Myths.
Someday Will Be Too Late
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new laws allowing indentured service may be salvation for some or a return to slavery. It all depends. Times are hard, your husband has died, your children are still young, and you’re buried in debt. You’ll sacrifice anything for your family, even your freedom. Because that’s all you have left.
A Trick of Strong Imagination
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.
Mars Bunnies Part One
Series: Moon Queen and The Bee. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Can you really turn a tennis ball inside-out using your bare hands, or was that just something Moon Queen and The Bee saw once on a trashy TV channel? Who is Kev Karoom? Why did he repeatedly travel in time between the 1980's and the 1990's? More importantly, why is he here today? And what's the connection with the planet Mars? One of our wonderful Moon Queen and The Bee comic and graphic novels.
Piecework
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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?
The Last Ghost
Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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.
Devlin's Report #1: Wasting Time
Series: Devlin's Team, Book 1 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,370. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Learn how Devlin, a port rat with a bad attitude and worse reputation, joined the elite Inner Worlds Council Security force (6240 words). Also included is the first chapter of Devlin's Team File # 1: Dancer
Mouse About the House: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a young woman's home becomes infested with mice, ruining her business, she knows something has to be done. But is the solution worse than the problem? "It's a funny story, I love it and would suggest a sequel!" said one customer in her 5-star review. Readers who liked "Elinor's Little Book of Funny Critters" will probably also enjoy this short story.
The Brisingamen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Darryl Heim hunts space pirates, works alone, and good enough to be selective about his clients. When a mysterious Japanese deep space exploration firm hires him to retrieve the contents of an intercepted sample probe, the job takes him to the edge of the known universe, and into a story as old as the human imagination.
Spiritus Sanctus
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
When The Time Comes
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Going forth in an ever expanding reality, the Acoustic Funambulist's journey takes the turns of his own artistry, pushing beyond the limits of the known universe. Our rope artist is confronted to the subjective value of time and the importance of the moment in this twelfth episode.
Lucky
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Previously published by Yard Dog Press in Star Bound) Misea thinks she's getting the chance of a lifetime when an early release from prison leads to a job on a construction team for the new Shepherd Station. Unfortunately, there's trouble at the station, and she's soon right in the middle of it.
Dexters laatste vlucht
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: Dutch. Published: May 2, 2015 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In de eenzaamheid van zijn kleine ruimtevrachter moet Dexter vrezen voor zijn leven als hij ruzie krijgt met zijn bemanningsgenoot. Dit verhaal heeft themawedstrijd 10 (“Oververhit”) van Pure Fantasy gewonnen en is eerder gepubliceerd in Pure Fantasy 23.
Traveller's Blues - A Mystery In Space
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Blake Doran is an engineer on the Valentine, a deep space carrier plying the long haul routes across the Confederation. When Blake’s lover, Tash McCourt, walks out of an airlock and into the void, everyone has an opinion about why she would take her own life. But Blake doesn't want opinions, he wants the truth.
Aurealis #72
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Orussian Quarantine
Series: Tales of shrouded history, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
The Orussians had found a way to harness the power of labor by engineering ant-monkeys, a hard-working and loyal slave species—until the uprising. Having manipulated the genes of her own pet ant-monkey,and granting him free will,bioscientist Uriëlla has grievously breached the code of conduct.These events lead to a struggle of biblical proportions which promises to forever alter Orus civilization.
Two From the Mageworlds
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two short stories by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald, set in the universe of the popular Mageworlds series. In one, a pair of free-spacers have more fun on shore-leave than they really wanted when their ship touches down in the wide-open asteroid town On Suivi Point. In the second, a murder, a mystery, and academia mix with surprises aplenty during A Death in the Working
Aurealis #71
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #71 has superb stories from Michael Grey and Emma Osborne, plus Shane M Brown's advice on e-publishing and our extensive reviews section.