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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: $1.99 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: $2.99 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.
The Trilisk Hunt by Michael McCloskey
Series: Parker Interstellar Travels, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,680. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist at a time when humans had found alien artifacts but hadn't encountered live aliens. After a harrowing brush with a real Trilisk on Chigran Callnir Four, the PIT team, fresh with four new members, heads out on a new type of expedition: hunting a live Trilisk.
Tasselite: The Key by Mark Clay
Series: Tasselite. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Owl Intermedia. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Follow along with Rodrick Maslin as he explores in this new adventure in the Tasselite Universe.
Call to Arms (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 6) by Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,290. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Call to Arms is the sixth book in the epic 'Nexus' series, part of the growing Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity's first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. The Great Biomech War is now inevitable and the citizens of the Alliance ready themselves for what is to come.
Fuga dallo Sparviero by Quelli di ZEd
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 49,240. Language: Italian. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nat è un autista di scuola bus che lavora in due stazioni spaziali residenziali. Con l'arrivo dei nuovi, piccoli scolari appartenenti a una razza aliena, scoprirà di essere il protagonista inconsapevole di un piano segreto che cambierà la vita a miliardi di persone.
Panic (Wildfire Chronicles Vol. 1) by K.R. Griffiths
Series: Wildfire Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 58,610. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(3.00 from 1 review)
Michael Evans is only in rural St. Davids to maintain a low profile after his time spent as a city cop ended in disaster. The town is perfect for him: isolated. A tiny population. Virtually no crime. But when the residents begin killing each other with their teeth, Michael quickly realises that what he thought was a crime scene is something far, far worse...
Refiner's Pyre by Taylor Strop
Price: Free! Words: 73,570. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
In his first novel Strop crafts a timely tale- the prophesied time of Jacob’s trouble is here. Like Dorothy's trip to the Land of Oz, this believable 21st century time-traveling tale has something for everybody. A good read! -Glenn Nicholas
The Innovator: In Plain Sight -- Free Preview by La'Ron Readus
Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Billionaire Abram Guy must protect the greatest benefit to humanity...from humanity itself.