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Boom Town by Francis Bass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
On the living planet of Eltru, a vast reserve of fuel is discovered beneath a small town. Katherine, a young girl whose family lives on a spice farm over the fuel reserve, relies on her close relationship with her brother to help her understand the secret conflicts and tensions between their parents, and ends up keeping some dangerous secrets of Julian’s herself.
Elimination Round by Nina Tozzi
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: American English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Lexie Milleau is a shoo-in to win the game show: Talent or Trivia! The audience loves her and ratings have skyrocketed since her debut on the show. The charismatic producer, Tam, has not only guaranteed her victory but has pitched her as the star in an upcoming network show. Life could not be any brighter for Lexie. All she has to do is make it through the Elimination Round…
Мир в 2020 году by Nicolae Cirpala
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: Russian. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Добро пожаловать в фантастический мир 2020 года! Необычайные и вдохновляющие истории о мире 2020 года для молодежи всех возрастов! Сегодняшний мир развивается быстрее, чем когда-либо и ускоряется с каждым часом, все это мы видим в новостях. Все, что пытается остановить развитие добра - исчезает, а все что помогает ему - развивается по нарастающей.
The Ghost: A Short Story by Edward Punales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bounty hunter Henry Tarver loves the challenge of catching the biggest scumbags in the galaxy. So when three transhumans are found dead, Tarver jumps at the chance to get some action. But who killed them? Why did they do it? And who’s next?
Patenting Peter by Jason Werbeloff
Price: Free! Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
My wife says the Bureau isn’t watching me. She says there aren’t cameras in my contact lenses. No microphone in the ‘vitamin pill’ they made me swallow on the submarine into Tokyo. She says I’m paranoid. That I should get off the couch, and find a job. But there’s a glowing number in the bottom-right corner of my vision. And each time I move, each time I yawn, or slouch, the number ticks upwards.
Ms. Halo by Consito Ramirez
Price: Free! Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(4.00 from 1 review)
Ms. Halo is a unique, comical look at what colonization and first contact could mean for human life. No cities are destroyed, no federations are formed. For the alien overlord Ms. Halo, humans are valued for their companionship and cuteness, but that love comes with a price.
Silk Spider: Behind the Eightball by J. D. Brink
Price: Free! Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Silk Spider tracks eight tuxedo-clad felons are committing copycat robberies. She’s putting her detective skills to work, as well the vast resources of a superhero HQ. And when she catches up to this new Eight-Ball Gang with her bullet-proof corset and anger-fueled super-strength, she’ll make them sorry they ever put on their masks. A story of mature spandex, pulp action, and dark humor.
A LifeTrade Wedding by Adam Bender
Series: LifeTrade · Short Stories by Adam Bender. Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Read about the next direction of matchmaking apps – exchanging lives! A reluctant groom leaves his bride at the altar by trading places with a man who wants to be married. A series of testimonials by the wedding party shows how LifeTrade can give everyone a “happily ever after."
Shelter: Zero by D.M. Woolston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This is a lost story from the Heavy Metal Magazine era of the 1980s. Never published, it was written on the other side of the time loop and therefore did not exist, yet. If you are reading this message and Y2K hasn’t arrived, then you might possibly be stuck in said time loop. So enjoy it all over again.
Across Spacetime by Angela Guidolin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017 by Fountain Blue Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
2651: Humans have colonised most of the Solar System, and have a vast theoretical knowledge of the multiverse. The Martian Branch of the Earth History Institute decides to put that knowledge to use by offering a few lucky students the chance to spend a short while on a different point of the spacetime continuum for research purposes.
Bid the Moon Goodbye by C.M. Simpson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Jervis’s son has a melt-down at school, and takes on partial wolf form, it’s just a normal family crisis, but when the nurse warns that anti-Lupine activists have the family’s name on a hit-list, Jervis needs to get them off the moon—and fast. The only question is how—and the only way to find an answer is to find a helpful spacer in the best pizza bar on Lunar One… one with a ship for three.
Mind's Eye by Meyari McFarland
Series: Drath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Mind's Eye: Her crew held her together day by day, scrabbling for a living at the margins of the solar system. Meade would fix everything if she could, her pilot's seat's squeaking on up to the glitchy engines and too small fuel tanks. But Captain Celeste wouldn't spend money on the Mind's Eye. So, sweat dripping, Meade piloted the Mind's Eye for the next big score. If it existed.
The Open Source Woman by J. Daniel Sawyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Everybody lies—especially when dating. Fortunately, Luke has your back. A self-appointed honesty enforcer, he volunteers at bars using VR optics and data mining in his quest to referee the game of love. He'll keep you honest and send you home happy...if you play fair.
Broken Bottle of Time by Alban Lake Publishing
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,810. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Reinhart burst on the speculative poetry scene fairly recently, and what an explosion of talent! Herein you’ll find a fine mix of sf/f/h and speculative poems. It’s the stuff that makes you squirm or smile or pause to think. His is a mind that takes on all kinds of challenges and serves up some exceptional work such as: rebooting nothing like a tunnel/I do see the light/ it’s flashing
Demon and Emily by David
Series: Symphony of War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
My name is Demon. I'm a good boy. I'm a good boy because my human, Emily, tells me so. One day, terrible lightning and thunder comes to Polema, and even more terrible things follow in its wake. Normally when storms come, the humans are not scared and comfort me. This time they are terrified. So now its me who has to be brave. A short story set in the universe of Symphony of War.
International Conference on Healthcare, Applied Science and Engineering: Conference Proceedings by Professional Science
Price: Free! Words: 16,890. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Applied Sciences
Presenters outline their work under the following main themes: chemistry, biology, medicine and pharmaceutics, environmental science, IT.
The Immortals: Anchorage by David
Series: Symphony of War. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,400. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Recruited into the mysterious Synapse Foundation, Nicholas Caddy—still bearing the scars of an interstellar war—is dispatched on his first mission with the Immortals. A passenger liner, the Anchorage, has gone silent. Their task is simple: find the ship, salvage what they can, report what happened. Simple. Simple. Part two of The Immortals series, set in the universe of Symphony of War.