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Zombie Nights by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General(3.68 from 44 reviews)
Being a zombie, not so easy. That could have been Dave Connor's six word memoir. "At first he couldn't remember how he'd ended up in that shallow grave; he just knew it was hell to claw his way out, and that the taste of its dirt would remain in his mouth for the rest of his time on this earth" ... Expect the unexpected in this existential resurrection thriller.
We Don’t Plummet Out of the Sky Anymore by M. David Blake
Price: Free! Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.23 from 56 reviews)
"If I were editing a magazine I would be seriously considering buying this story for publication—but I'm not, so I can't. Sorry." — Bruce Bethke, author of "Cyberpunk" and Headcrash . . . Stan wanted a flying car. No, that wasn't quite accurate... Stan wanted a nice flying car, and the quantities of bliss that purchase would bring. Stan desired bliss. Fortunately, Bliss also desired Stan.
Death Ray Butterfly by Tom Lichtenberg
Price: Free! Words: 19,440. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.83 from 12 reviews)
Inspector Stanley Mole doesn't mind a hard case, but things have gotten out of hand. There's a killer who escapes to a parallel universe, a frozen caveman with a bullet in his skull, a woman who claims to have witnessed her own murder, a toddler assassin, time-traveling dictators, and subatomic-particle sniffing butterflies. For Mole, this time more than just his reputation is on the line.
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend by John H. Carroll
Price: Free! Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.29 from 14 reviews)
Blue Haired Alien Girlfriend is a stand alone short story. Joshua is a manager at FishBurgers who walks home alone every evening. One night, he comes across an unusual blue-haired woman sitting on a bench. He's thrown for a loop when she tells him where she's from, but he doesn't mind. Sometimes love can be a little quirky, sometimes it can be a lot quirky.
Major Science Fiction Anthologies - A Brief History by Blue Tyson
Price: Free! Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Plenty has been written about the decline of the short story, anthology and collection, and when you read some older books they have been saying the same thing for decades, even in the first issue of Asimov's magazine in 1977. I have also seen Gardner Dozois write about the acceleration of the 'lack of memory' of past science fiction work. Not too surprising perhaps with the pace of change. I h
Second Honeymoon by Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical(5.00 from 5 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
1| The Daughter by Becky Miller
Price: Free! Words: 16,480. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(2.00 from 1 review)
Rose is a hard working London city girl of about nineteen. A time traveller who calls himself the Doctor saves Roses life and stops aliens from invading London city. From that day on Rose travels through time and space with him in a space ship shaped like a 1960's police box. The Daughter is the first book in the Doctor Who fan-fiction series by Becky Miller called 'Tales from the Blue Box'.
Healthy or Else by A.B.R.
Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A speculative satire about the health care industries assuming dictatorial powers in a recognizable near future society. Healthy or Else tells the story of one family's brush with the health care regime and what happens to these good people. The trends are in play; the future may not be as far away as you think.
Ice Cracker II by Lindsay Buroker
Price: Free! Words: 7,760. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.60 from 10 reviews)
She’s wanted for crimes against the throne. He’s the empire’s most notorious assassin. With bounties on their heads and soldiers hunting them, they’re not likely candidates for heroics. But when they unearth a plot against the military’s premier ice breaking ship, they may be the only ones who can thwart the saboteurs...if the soldiers don't kill them first.
2| Mirror mirror by Becky Miller
Price: Free! Words: 11,390. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(3.00 from 1 review)
Europe isn’t always the most exciting place in the universe, especially in the nineteen fifties, but when sightseeing with the Doctor something’s always about to happen… When innocent people seemingly at random start disappearing around him, the Doctor must take action. Is he strong enough to face the one responsible? Will he ever be able to look at himself in the mirror?
A Cold, Cold Place To Die by Dan McGirt
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2009 by Trove Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A Jack Scarlet adventure! A respected Russian ecologist is murdered. His beautiful young widow ask Jack to investigate. The trail leads to a Russian black ops unit, a power-mad general, and an illegal biological weapons program. No time for a 300 page thriller? Jack Scarlet concentrates all the thrills into a few short pages! Skip the setup! Join Jack for a showdown in Siberia starting: Now!
Reckoning by Mark Jacobs
Price: Free! Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.33 from 9 reviews)
Humans have evolved to their present form in a few million years. And they have risen to prominence in just a few thousand; a mere speck in earth’s unfathomable timeline. Are we the first to gaze into the heavens contemplating our fate? Here, I present a short tale pondering the shortcomings of sentience. Once upon a time, sixty-five million two hundred and forty-two thousand years ago...
Bullets for Breakfast by Dan McGirt
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2009 by Trove Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General(4.00 from 1 review)
A Jack Scarlet adventure! Jack decides to "find himself" with a solo trek through the jungle. Unfortunately, a team of murderous mercenaries wants to find him too. Think your day got off to a bad start? It is nothing compared to Jack's! The coffee is hot and the action is hotter! Get your bullets for breakfast starting: Now!
Dust by Robert Williams
Price: Free! Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.69 from 13 reviews)
Billionaire adventurer Stan Owens has everything, success, fame, all the luxury money can buy... until a plane crash leaves him stranded in the desert. Alone in a hostile environment, he makes a horrifying discovery in the desert wastes. This is a frightening new short story by Robert Williams, the acclaimed author of "Peculiar, MO."
Cin Büyüsü by Gökçe Mehmet AY
Series: Büyücü Korhan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: Turkish. Published: July 23, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Korhan Eskişehir'in tek büyücüsüydü. Gece yarısı kapısın çalan bir gelin adayı kendisini peşindeki cinden kurtarmasını istediğinde Anadolu'nun Gölgelerinde bir maceraya çıktı. Korhan-1
Twist Turn and Burn by Libby Heily
Price: Free! Words: 7,390. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
This is a collection of twelve flash fiction pieces. The stories range from character studies to exploding bodies to tree eating humans to a day in the life of a piece of gum. Twist Turn and Burn is a quick read that allows you to explore different genres in only minutes.
Quala - The Plush Planetary Takeover by Mark Richmond
Price: Free! Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Armed only with squirt guns and water balloons, A 10 year old, orphan girl, and her Artificially Intelligent toy Koala, take on thousands of rogue Ai toys, deceitful humans, and gods to save the universe.
Latijnse Koortsen by Jan J.B. Kuipers
Price: Free! Words: 14,020. Language: Dutch. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Alchemistische liefdesperikelen of toch liever theocratische machinaties in een middeleeuwse stad? Twee verhalen van de meester van de meta fantasy, Jan J.B. Kuipers.
Dubbelgangster by Mike Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: Dutch. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
De verkenner 'Azoran' reist duizend lichtjaar naar een interessant zonnestelsel om daar onderzoek te doen naar het plotselinge verschijnen van een witte dwergster. Mysterieuze gebeurtenissen vergen het uiterste van de bemanning. Zullen ze ooit terugkeren? Zullen ze overleven? Lees nu ook het vervolg op dit verhaal in 'Dwerghart'