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Lightburst: Displacement
Price: Free! Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After spending the last century off-planet in the Kuiper Belt, exo-miner Quatrain Dyer awakens from stasis to an agonizing toothache and an unnerving sense of displacement. Why is he in his hive’s old recspace? Why is all his gear still here? And why hasn’t the reintegration team from CAGE Dynamics met him? The answers Quatrain discovers will turn his reality inside-out...
Warts And All
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas and Jane are just two school kids coping a hard time from their so called friends! But as this unusual fiction story shows us, revenge can come in many forms and the end results can be somewhat unexpected, if not effective! When the gang get together to raid Thomas's father's fine scotch cabinet the night comes up with some very surprising results! Lives will change and love will be found
Beyond the Surveyors
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Logan Bradley, Captain of the Cruise Light, stood tall in regal posture as he surveyed the bridge of his new interstellar vessel. Humanity was on the verge of discovering worlds beyond their solar system and they selected Logan, a chosen the tool to achieve that end. What threats lurked light years beyond the last worlds of Sol scarcely fazed him. He looked to the stars with hopeful eyes.
Just Dig
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: American English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two brothers, asteroid prospectors, are awoken when an asteroid lands somewhere along the boundary between their little plot, and the enormous plot owned by their neighbors. They drive out to see on whose plot the rock has fallen. As they do, they argue over whether they can depend on luck to end a long dry spell, or if they'll have to make their own luck to turn a profit
Gardens of Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
With the surface of the Earth now unlivable humankind takes to the clouds, lashing together balloons and airships into floating villages. Akeli lives in one such village, but longs for more than life in her regimented clan. Her brother once parachuted down to the ravaged Earth, never to be heard from again. Does she have the courage to follow, or will her future be up in the stars?
Full Circle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In a near-future when squatters live in whatever salvageable bits of spacecraft keep the vacuum out, feeling haunted by the ghosts of those who died and left those bits of shuttle or spacestation behind is understandable. April certainly understands the feeling. And she’s created quite the career for herself expelling the ghosts that haunt the salvage that people need for living space.
Din Ba Din
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Sohaila, overwhelmed with two sets of twins barely a year apart and a husband who is up in space more than he's home, made a wish to have some of the empty-nester rest from the end of her life now when she can actually use it. Or she thinks she did, now that every day is out of sequence, her entire life span on shuffle play, she hasn't lived that day yet.
After Dark The Story Begins
Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jeremy Patten discovers that he has a very unusual and unique skill. At night when others fall asleep Jeremy is able to enter a world, a dream world. As those around him wander in their dreams Jeremy is conscious of the dark world he has entered. He is able to be both summoned and summon those he seeks out to bring realism to the dream world he has entered.
Psychic Knights Adventures (Crash Landing and Rat King)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Ferret Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Long before the Psychic Knights gained their enhanced powers they battled the TechPsychers to rescue the Naturals. Here are the accounts of just two of those events. Two short stories: Crash Landing Rat King
Choices of the Soul
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Today it's hard to define just what family is. In the future it's not going to get any easier.
Newcomer: Chapter 5
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A story in which Kali has a conversation with a Murder of Post Apocalyptic crows.
M Issue 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new issue of M, the horror and mystery magazine from Big Pulp! Now published three times a year! Each issue contains a mix of horror, macabre, crime & mystery fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Doing God’s Work" by Wayne Scheer "Psychic Karma" by Shannon Schuren "The Deep End" by Tim Deal "Mike (My Second Roommate)" by Adam Armour "A Burning Question" by Anna Sykora
Child of Words Issue 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published three times annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Skin Like Shining Armour" by Tom Conoboy "Affections Between Space" by James Boone Dryden "Mary Beth’s Prophecy" by Cathy C. Hall "Melancholy Dust" by Jason S. Ridler "Remedy Blue" by D.N. Drake "My Salieri
Child of Words Issue 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published three times annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Riding to Hounds" by Thomas Canfield "Finishers of Men" by Don Norum "O Holy Night" by Paul Lorello "Lavender and Chamomile" by LaShawn M. Wanak "Sharks With Thumbs" by David James Keaton
The Woman Who Literally Traveled Back in Time.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
She wanted to travel back in time. She wanted to see her youth again. The most fantastic adventure a human being could ever imagine. But, when she got trapped, a year full of memories might become the worst nightmare.
The Collapse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The collapse changed the world almost overnight. Our technologically advanced society has fallen apart and computer technician Dan is now picking up the pieces, literally. This is the story of what Dan must do to survive after the collapse.
The Collective is All
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Collective is ALL! At least that's what Abbe's been told, but events lead him to wonder if there might just be some intelligent life "out there." "The Collective Is All" is a short, speculative fiction.
The Epic of Gilbert Mesh
You set the price! Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The ancient epic of Gilgamesh is reimagined in the present, as a confrontation with human notions of mortality in the face of emergent artificial intelligence. An epic poem in blank verse, because why not?
X(istential) Squad!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
As a squad of elite corporate soldiers preps for another mission to exterminate an alien menace, one of them experiences an existential crisis. And it's really annoying.
The Waters of Space
Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a first contact story that asked the question, "Just what would it take to get humanity to think way outside the box?"