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The Fetish by Stephanie Osborn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
Chronos' Christmas by Rhea Rose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Genetically engineered children compete and kill for the chance to win Christmas. In a simulated, yet antiquated future playground called Daycare, Ceep, an omniscient computer,responsible for creating deadly gangs of urchins who desire to reap the rewards of Christmas, encourages his creations to use their enhanced genetic skills to destroy one another and take the Christmas tree for their own.
Once A Thief by Alexandra A. Cheshire
Price: Free! Words: 9,000. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Howling Wolf Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Trauma induced memory loss drove Amy back to what felt most comfortable and familiar. But when a newly orphaned girl crosses her path, her memory begins to return. However, in her training of the child, they run afoul of the local thieves guild chapter.
The Gatekeeper Chronicles, Book 1: Escape from Prison Base Luna by Terrence McCauley
Price: Free! Words: 15,250. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Space Marshall Kyle Mackey is a Gate Keeper - one of the members of the Space Marshall Service to watch for unauthorized entry through the portal that allows near-instantaneous travel between Earth and Mars. But when he's sent to investigate a downed transmitter at the moon's Prison Base Luna, he's absolutely sure of it. The only question: can he find the answers he needs before he loses his life?
Flipspace: Shades of Jade by John Steiner
Series: Flipspace, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Mockingbird crew are pulled off their training schedule when a distress call from their sister ship, the Magpie reaches Earth from the Kuiper Belt. In preparation for rescue and possible hostilities, Colonel Rama’s command is expanded with Medevac/Recovery Vehicle, two deep space fighters, a mysterious support crew and the Magpie’s AI named Monk.
Absolutes by Robert Stanek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Absolutes" is one of my early novellas. Absolutes melds science fact with science fiction. The brilliant boy scientist, Krzysztof Steelbridge, is blinded by ambition and ultimately consumed by it.
Aurealis #85 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.
The Time Traveller – Book 2 by Lucy Lelens
Series: The Time Traveller, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Fresh from his success in getting his time machine up and operational, the Traveller finds himself and his two companions in trouble when they are visited by, and attacked by, beings called the Brotherhood. Sue reveals a deep surprise which turns out to be the cause for the attack. Then when the Traveller and his companions decide to pursue the Brotherhood, they land in a world of white and death.
In Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country: A Horror Story by Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,790. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
After their mother is attacked, Cora & Seth defy her orders to escape and infiltrate Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country to rescue her. Surrounded by mutations & zombies, Cora must choose between saving her family & fulfilling the prophecy.
Meant to Be Together by Terry Hayman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013 by Fiero Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For Len Brightman, time travel has offered him a second chance to be with the only woman he has ever loved. And this time he’s determined to do it right…
Wake Vortex by Sean Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As captain of a Barris space ship, the last thing Sally King expects is a man overboard emergency. But when some zealous researchers stuff a man in a suit out through a hatch, the whole ship might be compromised. Sally's going to have to push the Blue Needle to the very limits and pray it works out. A Barris space story from the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Little Boy Found by Mark Lord
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 30, 2013 by Alt Hist Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alone in space, one little boy is a long way from home. He is the sole survivor of a damaged Kesian spaceship. The Kes believe in the power of magic to navigate the stars and are in a bitter war against a rival civilization who use the power of Artificial Intelligence to guide their ships. When Captain Paddy Smith rescues the boy, little does he know what he has found.
Flipspace: Flight of the Mockingbird by John Steiner
Series: Flipspace, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Training for the ISS Mockingbird, Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra and Major Lamarr Fitch find that they’re being deployed before certification. The ISS Astraeus, an International Space Organization vessel fails to transmit its latest exploration report in the Gliese 667 System twenty-two light-years away. Colonel Ramachandra learns that the Mockingbird she commands was built for more than intra-solar
Senescence #1 by Daniel Pierre
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In the near future American society has eliminated the prison system. As a result will this be a breeding ground for chaos or has America adopted some thing better in place of prison? Pages: 43
Watching the Music Dance by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,950. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Suze loves her music. She hides in it when her parents fight. But when the fights end in divorce, the divorce brings an end to the music—obtained illegally by Suze’s mother. Now Nils, Suze’s father, must quickly find a way to save his daughter’s music—and her sanity—without breaking the law.
Consolation Prize (A Short Story) by Scott Allen Fallbeck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,580. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
About to be laid off and out on the street, Bill’s got every incentive to break the rules. So when a co-worker dares him to sneak into an abandoned, off-limits building to find out what their company is hiding, he’s all ears. Little does he know though that what he’s about to find will change his life, and possibly the course of humanity forever.
Virtual Snow by Viola Grace
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by eXtasy Books Inc. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Fate kicks Sno into action. She has to rescue a sleeping man of uncommon beauty, and he returns the favour.
The Miracle of a First Night by Lisa-Anne Samuels
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Clerk Natalie Hart, a woman shunned by her orthodox Jewish family for her involvement with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is joined by Chief Archivist Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, in a case that reaches beyond the archivist’s scope. Natalie must not only educate the archivist naïve to the ways of her people, but help in retrieving a mysterious artifact deeply rooted in legends.
Journey to the Center of the Earth 6 by John Pirillo
Series: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The traitor has struck again and this time the President could be dying and only Smergey, a man the President hates with every fiber of his being, is the only one who can save him. The Hollow Earth Special Forces Team faces more danger than ever as they continue their drive into the depths of the earth to stave off world wide extinction for the human race.