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The Adventures of Crimson Overcoat: Crimson Overcoat Versus the Yeti King of Leng by Luke Monroe
Series: The Adventures of Crimson Overcoat. Price: Free! Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Alexander Valtam, known to some as Crimson Overcoat, is assaulted by a Yeti in the local Wal Mart while on a routine shipping trip. This leads him on a chase across dimensions in a race to rescue captives from the horrid Yeti King.
The Gate Keeper by William Mezger III
Price: Free! Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Henry is a bullied, lonely teenager until he stumbles into a mysterious garden, and makes the first true friend he has had in a long time. Now Henry is on a whirlwind adventure through the universe to protect his new friend from herself.
The Last Day With My Friends (In The Marble Orchard) by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military(3.00 from 1 review)
Now the war is over, the fight for peace, prosperity and shared knowledge is just as important. But some knowledge is too important to be shared.
A Bright Symmetry by Michael P. Dunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
Final Truth by Michael Davis
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Champagne Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When only one human possesses the telekinetic ability to pierce the alien relics and stitch together the final cosmic truth, the question isn’t how but why.
Romano, le grand magicien by Martin Dugas
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: Canadian French. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Après avoir présenté des numéros aussi excitants que stupéfiants, voilà que Romano, le célèbre magicien, relève la barre encore plus haute. Il compte faire le plus spectaculaire des numéros : un voyage dans le temps! S'il réussit un tel exploit, il pourra alors confirmer son statut du plus grand magicien du monde!
The Pond by Erica Griswold
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story writing contest entry for a local newspaper. On one golf course in Florida, golfers are reportedly driven insane searching for balls in the ponds. Carl and his friends Jim and Bob are playing golf there when a violent wind blows Carl's ball into one of the ponds. What happens when a mysterious fish bites Carl's hand while he's searching for it?
The Fifth Di... September 2013 by J Alan Erwine
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features religious oppression, bizarre aliens, cocky captains, bizarre diplomacy and so much more. In this issue: Lou Antonelli, Bruce Boston, Wayne Carey, C.J. Carter-Stephenson, Jeffery Scott Sims, Francis W. Alexander, Robert P. Hansen, Kurt MacPhearson, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
Escape From Zulaire by Veronica Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Deverane was thinking about how to spend his retirement bonus when HQ assigned him one last mission: rescue a civilian woman stranded on a planet on the verge of civil war. Someone has pulled some serious strings to get Andi plucked from the hot zone. Deverane’s never met anyone so hard-headed—or so appealing. Suddenly his mission to protect this one woman has become more than just mere orders.
Cyber 2 by David Sloma
Series: Cyber, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Picking up where the first short story "Cyber" left off, Xavier is forced to live his life alone, without his love, Lenore. Which shouldn't be too hard, since she only exists inside a computer. But he just can't leave the past behind. - The 2nd short story in the Cyber line, of 4 parts.
Fiction Vortex - August 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy short stories for the discerning reader, if by "discerning" you mean someone who likes solid plots, great characters, and fascinating technologies and cultures. This issue includes all the short stories that appeared on FictionVortex.com during August 2013.
Naero's Gambit by Mason Elliott
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 139,710. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by High Mark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Naero joins the Spacer Mystics to control her dangerous abilities. Then the Gigacorps launch a vast plan to destroy the Free Spacer Clans with superior numbers, terrifying advanced weapons, and horrific new alien allies. Naero and her friends fight for freedom and survival against the heaviest odds they’ve ever faced. Put everything on the line with Naero’s Gambit!
Allotropes (an Ell Donsaii story #8) by Laurence E Dahners
Series: The Ell Donsaii stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
“Allotropes" is the eighth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation which has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon. In “Allotropes,” one of her waldoes is exploring the ringworld she discovered at Sigma Draconis. The aliens there are doing surprising things with carbon allotropes! Can we learn to do the same?
Edward Reknown Interplanetary Superstar by Kenneth Guthrie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Yeah, I'm fat and I know it, baby," Edward yells at the TV weather caster, his fat belly jiggling as he gyrates and pumps his hips. Cat watches on. It is amused. Master is on a roll today. Somewhere deep above an alien considers the foolish human and his maniac dance. There's an job that they need a fool for. It considers. "He'll do," it says. And so the adventure begins for our Edward Renown.
Treasure of the Silver Star by Michael Angel
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,920. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Banty Hen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“Fast-paced action and sly wit make Angel’s writing irresistible fun.” — Rebecca Moesta, NYT Bestselling co-author of Young Jedi Knights In the far future, fortune hunters and mercenaries clash as the race to the ultimate treasure trove is on!
Below the Belt by Alexis Donkin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,430. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Alisa Greer excitedly begins her doctoral program in anthropology when she meets Dr. Corwin Pierce. As Alisa gets closer to Pierce, bizarre things start happening on campus and at archaeological sites that all link back to him. She can only begin to guess who or what he is, but the truth is more disturbing than she can imagine...
The Broken God Machine by Christopher Buecheler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,220. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Broken God Machine tells the story of Pehr, a boy on the cusp of manhood who is torn from his home on the sea and forced through the mountains to the plains on the other side. During this event, he encounters ancient technology and slowly becomes aware that the world was once much greater than it is now. At the urging of his new friend Tasha, he sets out to restore that greatness.
Now & Again by E.A. Fournier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When a day begins with burying your wife, you’d think it can’t get worse, but for Kendall McCaslin and his son, Josh, it can. On their way home they’re caught in a chain-reaction car crash and both killed. Surprisingly, they don’t stay dead. After devising an escape route from alternate car crashes they find they're trapped in a parallel version of their former life: one where the dead wife lives.