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Apex Magazine - Issue 31
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
The December 2011 issue of Apex Magazine contains work by Sarah Monette, E.E. Knight, Christopher Barzak, Michael Pevzner, Sandi Leibowitz, FJ Bergmann, and an interview with Jennifer Pelland. Cover art by Galen Dara Apex Magazine is edited by Hugo Award-winner Lynne M. Thomas.
Star Wanderers: Homeworld (Part IV)
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Series: Star Wanderers, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,660. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
They've finally found a world to call home. But first, they have to fight for it. A 20,000 word (60-80 page) novella.
Homecoming
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Fortan’s space mission ends ten years later (for him) and one hundred years later (for everyone else). He expects changes when he returns. He doesn’t expect to get arrested upon landing. He really doesn’t expect all the charges for back family support, considering he had no child or wife or girlfriend when he left. Will he go to prison for a crime he hasn’t committed?
Castes Book 4: Assassin! A Love Story
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the 21st Century, the world is filled with industry and technology, and yet still governed by magic. The elves stand in charge of governments, the humans are the masters of technology, and the dwarves are the laborers. Can some rise above the castes? When assassins invade Evelyn Van Deign's home, she calls upon Owen to find out who's behind the attack.
The Promised Land
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
A short story that gives an alternate history to Sir Walter Raleigh’s landing in America. Where feasible, historical accuracy has been preserved; where not feasible, it has been irreparably twisted.
The Gifted
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
10-Year-old Andy, along with a few others his age, have magical gifts no one can explain. But when someone bombs his school and kidnaps him, he soon learns that the reason for all of this is his unusual gift. There are other gifted kids that have appeared in recent days and now there is a heated war between two sides to see who will have control over The Gifted.
Eternal Flame
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,990. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by E-Books Publisher. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
353 years after humans settled on Terra-Pegasi, some 50 light-years from a hellish Earth, Roche Valles, a bright but defiant history student, has his doubts about what he’s being taught at Blackhurst University.
Toll Road: A Short Story of Murka
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a fractured future, Americans are divided into religious and ideological factions, engaged in never-ending war for territory, fuel, and food. With winter rapidly descending, Bayle Bonner walks 300 miles across what used to be the Pennsylvania Turnpike to honor a promise. Toll Road is a short story of approximately 4,000 words (16 pages).
Rider in Shadow
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Western Trail Blazer. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The tales in this collection come from many different genres, often blurring the distinctions between one and another: horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, paranormal, suspense. Despite that, most are bound by a common thread –a certain… darkness. Any of these short stories, no matter their genre, could have appeared on either The Twilight Zone or Alfred Hitchcock Presents...
Everyday Dangers
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You set the price! Words: 8,280. Language: American English. Published: November 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A look in the lives of a supervillain who's been slightly less villainous lately and her former nemesis that's been hanging around to keep an eye on her. When you've got powers the like of which the world has never seen, it's natural to want to enjoy them a little. And when you have a mad scientist on the payroll, sometimes you just want to play around with the resulting technology before dinner.
Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heinrick Flaherty explores the outer regions of space. He hates what mankind represents: nothing more than a greased-up war machine dedicated to eradicating all other races that inhabit the galaxy. In fact, he will have no part of it. A thoughtful story that challenges the human need to obey. And investigates the consequences of nonconformity. Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star: a short story.
Eternal Quest (short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On its surface, this speculative fiction short story (7,800 words) deals with one man's obsessive quest for knowledge and the devastating price he must pay for the knowledge he ultimately acquires. Beneath the surface, this story is about deep friendships complicated by unrequited love, split loyalties, the interplay of id, ego and superego, and existentialist lessons learned too late in life.
The Dritzi Fly Incident Aboard the Cargo Ship Andromeda 4272
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A Science Fiction version of an old campfire classic!
PRELUDE TO THE APOCALYPSE, Part 5 (Red Rum Rig)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Phoenix Army (the PA) overwhelms the 4 Quadrants of LA they push out to the Coastal Townships, where they meet resistance from the RRR, a rebel group forced to live offshore. The PA turns captured women and girls into slaves while sending men and boys to meet certain death at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena (pyramids of skulls in the end zones).
Duck Blood Soup (Book 1 - The Caldarium War)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,290. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Eizenfeng's leading wizards combine science with magic, the world changes dramatically. Technological advancements, coupled with racial and economic tensions propel the country toward war with a longtime ally.
Madman Blues
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 19,900. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Madman Blues. What do you do when you have nothing left to live for, and nothing left to lose? A collection of three short stories, including the 2006 Year's Best Science Fiction honorable mention, "The Sum Of Things." Fast-paced adventure in the past, the present, and a place not quite in the future. "'The Sum of Things' is pure entertainment".- Douglas Hoffman, TANGENT
Civil Rivalry: Episode 5 of the Time Card Series
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,370. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Karenzo Media. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In the final episode of the first series, Jake Barker and Ryan Johnson steal the time card, and the three friends must hurry to find it (and the bullies) before history is changed. The Daktars threaten again, and Commander Tam Harnik hones in on the kids and the time card.
Dragon's Den
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,700. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2010 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On the icy and isolated world of T'Panabar, martial arts master Raza is given a secret mission to find an illegal mining operation. With both treachery and sorcery afoot, Raza must confront the most dangerous dragon of all: himself. ["A world so real you need a coat to cut the snowy cold!" ~ CoffeeTime Romance (FIVE STARS)]
The Breathless Stars
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,240. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
By the 25th century, faster-than-light travel will make it easier than ever to enslave people. Interstellar corporations, publicly disavowing slavery, make extensive use of it to supply workers to develop other worlds. Their dirty little secret is about to be exposed. Can slavery be stopped? Five people are going to try.
Aetheric Elements: The Rise of a Steampunk Reality
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,120. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Automatons and airships, bustles and beasts, corsets and curses, dandies and dastardly deeds, all await you as you explore the cultures which evolved into a Steampunk industrial civilization. Enjoy a savory sampler of Steampunk society and sinister scenarios to whet your appetite for the author's upcoming full length novel.