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The Right Idea by William Mangieri
Series: Detective Jimmy Delaney, Book 3. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When Jimmy left the force and became a private eye, he expected to be living the life of Riley. A few months later, and the dust still hasn't had time to settle from the Preiss and Simms murders, but Jimmy's ongoing divorce swallowed his imagined riches. What would Jimmy do without the city's thriving blackmail industry? "The Right Idea" is a detective story with sci-fi elements.
Static by mckenziejohnston201
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Death is supposed to be the final step in this world, and the first into the next. Jonathan is one poor soul that is lost between those steps, and he faces a force he cannot understand.
G.M.C Volume #1 by Justin Tilley
Series: G.M.C., Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: Simple English. Published: January 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » War
A secret vigilante group does what it takes to assure the safety and survival of the close-knit community being held in a military safety camp full of drugs, crime, and secrets that can put everyone's lives at risk.
He Shot First by S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story, about 3600 words. Dan Tippdale is a human among aliens on an unfamiliar world. A bar fight lands him in jail -- and he shot first. The charge might not be murder, but that might not matter -- from the looks of things, he might not live to stand trial. And then there's the matter of his lawyer, who has something big in common with the alien Dan shot...
The Greening of the Universe by Linda Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Horticulturalist Una lives a safe life aboard the Universe tending her plants collected from all over the multiverse. A crisis threatens the ship’s food source and Una must decide if she can break out of her cozy life and brave humanity. An Aboard the Universe Story
Welcome To The Future by Edward M. Grant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013 by Banchixi Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
No-one expects to find alien life in NGC 2419. But when the first probes encounter a dirty, industrial planet somewhere no human is known to have been, the race is on to be the first to welcome its inhabitants into the galactic community. Will it be two poker-playing starships, or The Future, for whom pretension is a vocation, not just a way of life? A 5,500 word science fiction short story.
The Ice Moon Explorer by Navin Weeraratne
Price: Free! Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
An astronaut scientist studying Saturn's moons, learns that all is not as it seems. A short story about science, exploration, and life elsewhere in our solar system.
Point Interruption by Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A survey expedition to Caspar II should have been a simple, easy payday for Adrienne and her team: fly in, grab some samples, get on home. But when someone in her team finds an ancient structure, and people start dying, it becomes anything but easy. A companion story to Climbing Blind by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Sunfall: Episode 4 by Tim Meyer, Pete Draper, & Chad Scanlon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
It came without warning... One Sunday afternoon, those who stood in the sun caught fire and turned to ash. Forced indoors, humanity must learn to live in the darkness. Unless, what waits in the darkness catches them, too...
Tyran Sur La Corde by Jean-Yves Crozier
Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,560. Language: French. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
S'accordant au tempo d'un univers improbable, le funambule acoustique persévère dans son aventure découvrant de nouveaux mondes et des personnages sur mesure. Dixième épisode de l'acrobate du temps qui le voit aux prises d'oppositions sur Tyranesque, planète dont les relents n'annoncent rien de bon.
Paradigms by Derek Paterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An offworld research station is about to be fried unless its suspicious crew can learn to trust an ex-military rogue Artificial Intelligence to protect them. Sci-Fi short story, circa 8,000 words.
Tollyported: Two Spins of a Quantum Yarn by Fiona Tanzer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pete Sanderson the physicist was after The Big Prize - and teleporting a sheep seemed to be just the demonstration he needed to convince the sceptics…. But what really happens to a teleported sheep? In true quantum style, two humorous yarns each give a different spin on Pete’s teleportation project.
The King's Game by Jennifer Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,690. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012 by Tammy Thomas. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Every century, selected individuals are chosen to fight for a chance to reign as a new King in their world. Emma, a young secluded girl, was no different. Once she had accepted to be a part of the game, her life is thrown into danger as she must kill to survive.
Scout's Honour by Peter Laurent
Series: The Covert Academy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,290. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jayson Georgiou is a playboy pilot with little ambition beyond his own pleasure, safe within the shelter of the Academy. When a new threat emerges during a suspicious mission deep into a Confederate drone production city, Jayson's allegiances are challenged. And a mysterious past drives him to chase after his illusion of security, desperate to hold on to it, until it is too late to turn back…
Buck Johnson: Dragon Roundup by Wyatt McLaren
Series: Buck Johnson, Book 5. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A successful dragon drive two months ago should have filled Buck Johnson’s and Skeeter Evans’ pockets. And it did – for a few weeks. Now they’re back to wrangling dragons to recoup their losses, attempting to round up unclaimed dragons in the mountainous Leptok Territory. “Buck Johnson: Dragon Roundup” is a short story (approximately 6,800 words).
How I Invented A Time Machine by John McWriter
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
"I had an ordinary life just like yours. Everything changed when I invented a time machine. Let me tell you how I did it. Then I'll tell you what happened after I did it." In this compact, dazzling novelette (9500 words), our time traveller-narrator discovers that when you break the biggest rule of them all, the Consequences might not be what you expect.
Stum: A Short Alien Abduction Story by Edward Punales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tony is being abducted by aliens. As he scrambles to find a way to stop it, the little gray men from the stars have other plans for him. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Symphony of Humanity.
After The Metaphysics by Erik Ga Bean
Series: The Metaphysics Brace, Last. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,070. Language: British English. Published: July 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Elisabeth's world ended when she was forced to leave university before the end of her course. After centuries serving as an immortal royal flunky on a planet that doesn't even have a name, she is yearning to return to the 1990s English undergraduate student scene. The uninvited tigers in the kitchen are far from her only obstacle in this keenly awaited sequel to "Physics with Metaphysics".