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Apex Magazine - Sample Issue
Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Free sample issue of Apex Magazine! Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This issue contains work by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, and Maureen McHugh. Apex Magazine was a 2012 Hugo Award Nominee!
Expedition Westward
Series: Robot Horizon, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sequel to "Return to Mech City" What is the cost of rediscovering true love in a shattered world? Can it be manufactured? Star must find out, or not survive the outcome. A trek along dangerous roads provides the answer. Book 2, Robot Horizon series
The Outlier #5: Jumpers
Series: The Outlier. Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dillon Sharif was the world's greatest data detective, but he had too many cases. He needed to apply the same analytics techniques he used for solving mysteries to manage his own workload issues. He was also going to need help. A lot of help. Part Freakonomics, part Doctor Who, part Sherlock Holmes, and one hundred percent absurd, The Outlier series continues with #5: Jumpers. Let it rain!
A.M. Radio
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
Phantasia
Price: Free! Words: 4,110. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Micro-contos de ficção especulativa que prometem ir dar um passeio com as ideias dos leitores, mostrando-lhes novos miradouros para as paisagens de sempre. "Sobre a nudez forte da verdade - o manto diaphano da phantasia" - Eça de Queirós
Northern Exposure: Episode Five
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Raised in a little fishing town, Cairo Goodridge instead opts for a bigger brighter future in the concrete jungle, New York City. Success surrounds him, but all good things have to come to an end. After the cruel hand of mother nature brings destruction and desolation to his new home. He is forced to survive in the new untamed twisted city, were being human just doesn't cut it any more!
We Could Be Heroes
Series: The Descendants Basic Collection, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 87,990. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Mashups
In the year 2077, a disparate group of people with superhuman powers come to the city of Mayfield, VA in order to hide from an organization bent on exploiting their gifts. Circumstance, however compels them to put their powers to use for the common good as real life superheroes! Collects Issues #0-7 of the web serial The Descendants by Landon Porter.
Star Sailor #3: Jyoti the Slave
Series: Star Sailor. Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Star Sailor is a series of episodic short stories about a girl named Najima Dezetoiles, and her travels by raft throughout a galaxy once rocked by a terrible war, as she searches for something she lost. In this episode, Najima crash lands on the lush, rainy planet of Tamiravani III, where she must solve a mystery of missing slaves with her unexpected companion, Jyoti.
Alien Dinosaurs
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A father's quest to save his daughter from Alien dinosaurs that invaded earth and enslaved humans. The dinosaurs are more intelligent than humans and they are an advanced civilization who has high tech weapons with them. They can talk, sing, dance and do various other things that humans could not imagine about dinosaurs.
Jane 8086 Part Three
Series: Jane 8086. Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It's finally time for Jane to go outside! Remi soon realises that showing her the ropes is not as easy as he thought it would be when they find themselves in one hilarious scenario after another. Allison is back as well...and this time with an offer that can't be refused! And, a mysterious presence, yet to reveal themselves, seems to be tracking Jane.
Verbit
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the competitive world of news podcasting, a young intern has to work hard to become a good reporter. When it comes time to get a job, however, it quickly becomes clear to one young man that just reporting the news isn't nearly good enough. Soon, his would-be employer will get far more than he bargained for...
Winterland
Series: Short Stories, Book 15. Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5850 words) After Bryce's eight-year-old daughter tells him she can't remember last summer, or any summer for that matter, he starts to notice discrepancies in the world of his cozy little town. How long has this winter lasted? And why does he feel so cold all the time? A slightly different version of this story appeared in Wild Violet, Feb. 2013.
The Uncertainty of Death
Price: Free! Words: 75,000. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Something is wrong with Death, an immortal being who has stood by the dying since before the dawn of time. The only clues lie in two appointments gone horribly wrong with two seemingly unrelated mortals. Is this a mystery that can be solved or the beginning of an unwinding destiny?
Uncharted Frontier EZine Issue 15
Price: Free! Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Welcome to the January 2014 edition and fifteenth issue of Uncharted Frontier Ezine! This edition continues our serialized versions of Richard Lawrence's Merlin Saga and Christopher Ketcham's Zarathustra mythos, along with a new story from Allan Kaspar and poetry from John Grey!
Space Rats and Rebels: Fools Rush In (Episode 1 of a 3 Part Serial)
Series: Space Rats & Rebels. Price: Free! Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“Star Wars” meets “The Princess Bride”… In a conquered galaxy of the far future, only two rebel groups still dare to resist the plague of tyranny—the solar system Gaeas-7 at one end, and the RAT fleet at the other. But neither knows of the other’s fight, and both are facing imminent destruction. Will they be able to join forces in time for one last desperate stand against an overwhelming evil?
Brothers in Exile (Sons of the Starfarers: Book I)
Series: Sons of the Starfarers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 37,990. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
To wake a lost girl from the ice, two brothers must face an empire. A 36,000 word novella. Book I of SONS OF THE STARFARERS.
The Wisdom Test
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A test that measures wisdom is the ultimate determiner of sentience. Passing guarantees elimination.
Ian's Gang - The Wedding
Series: Ian's Gang, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 4,960. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Matthew Parker is somewhat surprised when his supposedly dead childhood sweetheart turns up alive and well. Needless to say, all is not as it seems - and the sound of wedding bells will be accompanied by the sound of gunfire.
Long Way Back - Orbit the Sun – Part 8
Series: Orbit the Sun, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Getting back to Earth is a roller coaster ride as disappointment follows exhilaration over and over; yet when everyone has given up there is a sliver of hope from the last place anyone thought of, but Earthrise isn’t the same place that was flung into space, and while some just want to get home others see the potential to exploit.
Ruck Nor 2
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Clover Digital Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 18 reviews)
Craig West finds himself far from home on another planet; amongst landscape he'd never seen before. He survived his ordeal on earth but was he safe here? Captured; taken to a place where his DNA is extracted, can Craig adapt to this new life. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a 'stand alone' story but a continuation of "Ruck Nor'.