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The Verdant Gene by Marcelle Dube
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The colonists who landed on Verdant saw only a lush world teeming with life. But before long, Cycle madness attacked their youth at the double-moon perigee. A hundred years later, Cycle madness takes more and more of their young people and the colonists race against time to keep from losing everything to the Verdant gene. A story of courage and fear
Ketairne by Kell Inkston
Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Step into the boots of Narrator: a fearless and wizened hunter-mercenary as he embarks on the hunt of his life. A 10ish page short story for free to you, forever.
The Lone Bostonian by Sean Sweeney
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
One hundred years in the future, after a world war and another economic downturn, the United States is in recovery. A Chinese company, Gong & Dinow, manufactures inexpensive tablet computers. Everyone has them. Little does everyone know, those devices will lead to the destruction of the East Coast.
Dreamlike by Vaughan W Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,920. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014 by Fair Folio. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » General
What if you could take a pill and confront your fears in dreams? What would you uncover? Amy's past is hidden by trauma and fears. A psychiatrist provides an experimental drug that helps her open her mind with wild and vivid dreams. What she sees terrifies her, but she must know more.
The Gateway: Close the World Enter the Next – World One of the Seven Worlds by Glen Johnson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,430. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Eons ago entities with god-like powers brought together seven worlds, joined them by means of conduits—Gateways—each supplying the next with what it lacked, from a surplus of what that world produced, making life on all seven worlds possible. Then they disappeared. Each world became an individual. Now, titanic battles rage; good against evil, magic against machinery, mortal against immortal.
Lexicon by Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Star pilot Arnie Halstron and his co-pilot, Vince, are assigned what at first seems a deep space mission. Their assignment: to deliver supplies and a team of scientists to a the newly discovered planet called Lexicon. As events spiral into danger Arnie realizes a hidden enemy is conspiring to murder him and his cargo before they can succeed.
November Seed by David Nadas
Price: Free! Words: 19,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In less than 24 hours, Phragmites will release their seed to the world, carrying the contagion with it. Fast-paced scifi techno-thriller novella reads like it could happen today.
Impact! (an Ell Donsaii Story #12) by Laurence E Dahners
Series: The Ell Donsaii stories, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,300. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
“Impact" is the twelfth book in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation that makes her a genius and provides her some astonishing athletic abilities. In “Impact,” Ell’s been taken off the “Most Wanted” list and is resuming somewhat of a normal life.Then an enormous comet crashes into Tau Ceti three, threatening the lives of her friends the teecees.
Oceanus: Living In Isolation by JM McAlpine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,260. Language: American English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Telsa and Simon are among a group who chose to test the human capacity for isolation by cutting themselves off from Earth. Soon Simon discovers someone is spying on them, but who? Then Telsa learns a rumor of a fatal virus rampant on Earth. How can that be, there is no communication and yet she questions it. They join forces to uncover what's going on.
Aurealis #76 by Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Eagle - The Adventures of John L. Steelhard, Book Three by James B. Riverton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,840. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
John L. Steelhard and his Black Tigers, with interstellar fighter Eagle, must challenge the Anunnaki and their Tall Grey alien masters for control of the Moon, free a race of alien slaves, battle the Anunnaki’s Guardian Fleet, and deny the Tall Grey Masters access to advanced technology on the Moon. Failure is not an option in this Battle for the Galaxy and unraveling of the Mysteries of Creation.
The Zoë Trope by Tom Laimer-Read
Price: Free! Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A short steampunk story regarding a dangerous liaison between the Queen and a particularly unruly and unusual steampunk assassin named Zoë Trope. Part of the stupendous Steaming Pistons series. Chuffing marvellous!
The Exodus by Ryan Lee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In a post-industrial world of energy scarcity, one man finds himself marooned on his island home. Once a major global hub for trade and finance, the island city now lies in decay, its remaining inhabitants cut off from the world and struggling for existence. Faced with dwindling prospects and with nothing to lose, he leaves for another land, in search of a new beginning.
Interzone #255 Nov - Dec 2014 by TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, Issue #255. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
2014’s last IZ, #255, has stories by Malcolm Devlin, RM Graves, Thana Niveau, Tim Major, E. Catherine Tobler, Jennifer Dornan-Fish & Tom Greene + the last of Wayne Haag’s covers. Non fiction: David Langford’s Ansible Link; Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn; Tony Lee’s Laser Fodder & Book Zone’s film, DVD & book reviews; 2 columns; Andy Hedgecock on Graham Joyce; Paul Cockburn talks to Hannu Rajaniemi
Brightwill by Randolph Lalonde
Series: Highshield. Price: Free! Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Naze the Great Wizard finally tells his students and fellows about his exploits with his long lost brother, Riv. Riv, the outcast, the Thief of the Enduring Light, the Slasher Goblin, is an unexpected sibling to Naze the Wizard. What the Great Wizard reveals is a tale of bold misadventure and a people facing extinction. No one will see him the same way again.
State: A Collection of Short Stories by Dave Higgins
Series: Bespoke Imaginings. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,870. Language: British English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Five short works of character-driven science-fiction, ranging from the realistic to the operatic.
Los Improductivos by Cristián Londoño Proaño
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: Spanish. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Los Improductivos" de Cristián Londoño Proaño es una novela adictiva de ciencia ficción donde la peor pesadilla de la humanidad se vuelve realidad.
Neptune Road Volume III by Betsy Streeter
Series: Neptune Road. Price: Free! Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The continuing adventures of people living on Neptune. The air and sunlight are borrowed, the surface is unstable, and the people are -- inventive. In this Volume: Bird People, and lots of questions of identity. Plus, raptors.
Cock-a-Doodle Die by Robert Jeschonek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the future, humanity has devolved into rat-sized pests who stir up trouble in a civilization of super-sized poultry. Killer roosters hunt the pests without mercy, but one such hired gun--champion cockfighter Shad Lugo--can't close the deal. This bad mother-clucker runs afoul of the wiliest pack of little people ever, turning routine pest control into a gut-wrenching grudge match.