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Eden, Noon by Archer Swift
Series: The Chronicles of Paradise, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(4.67 from 9 reviews)
Battling his own personal demons and the maelstrom of conflict his own daring deeds have precipitated, Ristan Abel finds himself dragged into a complex web of betrayal and a brutal showdown with foes known and unknown. With second guesses and half-mistakes punished fiercely in blood, Ristan fights for his own soul and sanity as much as those he longs to protect.
Three Small Coinkydinks by Aaron Rosenberg
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,490. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Bob Spinowitz was an average guy—until aliens abducted him and gave him the head of a duck. Then they asked “DuckBob” to save the universe, since their modifications meant he could. Talk about a backhanded compliment! Amazingly, though, DuckBob did it. And thus became Guardian of the Matrix, which protects the cosmos from further invasion—as long as he’s plugged in. Literally.
In Isolation We Are All Parasites by Pastoria Levior
Price: Free! Words: 9,980. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
There is a story that floats around Norway, passing from ear to ear - of a man, an old musician, who lives alone on the isle of Spitsbergen, Svalbard, maintaining the largest Global Seed Vault on Earth. Forlorn with the death of his wife, he spends his days obsessing over the Seedbank, wasting away until bitter death greets. But death does not have to be bitter.
The Writers of the Universe by Stew Stunes
Price: Free! Words: 70,210. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The ending has been changed! Through their words written in stories and books, The Writers of the Universe control the lives of us all. A struggling human author and quite possibly the most unlucky person in existence, is about to leap from the page and journey to realms unknown in order to bring back chaos and freewill to the universe.
Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #3 by Piers Anthony, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Flash Fiction Online LLC, James Beamon, & Fantasy Scroll Press (editor)
Series: Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Fantasy Scroll Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fantasy Scroll Magazine features science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction from Piers Anthony, Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Anna Yeatts, James Beamon, Alex Shvartsman, and many more. The magazine is open to most sub-genres of science fiction, including hard SF, military, apocalyptic & post-apocalyptic, space opera, time travel, cyberpunk, steampunk, and humorous.
Greenstar Complete Season 1: The Space Opera by Dave Higgins & Simon Cantan
Series: Josie Stein Comedies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,920. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
Humanity’s best hope is a wicker spaceship. Josie Stein woke up a thousand years in the future and was immediately elected captain of the U.F.S. Greenstar, a recycled spaceship on a mission to stop the aliens of the galaxy from wiping themselves out. Now homicidal aliens have set their sights on Earth. How can the ramshackle Greenstar possibly stand in their way?
Wild Dog City (Darkeye Volume 1) by Lydia West
Series: Darkeye. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,880. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In a city ruled by a massive pack of painted dogs and the threat of predatory monsters called hulkers, young orphan Mhumhi searches for his adoptive mother. Instead he stumbles upon a pair of young hulkers that need someone to care for them- but in doing so, Mhumhi will draw closer to a dangerous secret.
Death Of A Sanitation Engineer by Bob Pellerin
Series: Couch Wars, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,700. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by CTOBOB PRESS. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Andrea Wilson had it all figured out.Until that unfortunate day when her boss wanted to promote her and she accidentally killed him to rid herself of a bomb she'd stolen. Be prepared for a wild ride.
Betwixt Issue 5 by Betwixt Magazine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
Hardwired, Episode Three by Walter Jon Williams
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In Episode Three, Cowboy and Sarah have learned the name of their enemy, and now must make a dangerous journey across a fractured, balkanized America to reach a place of safety. Episode Three also contains an essay by Walter Jon Williams on the surprising origins of the term “panzerboy.” (Belgian butter smugglers, anyone?)
Full Circle by Jessi Hammond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: Australian English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Joss hates that her family’s farm has to be sold because of the economic crisis. She doesn’t really fit in with city life, and technology sometimes confuses her. Then, one night, something extraordinary happens which grants her dearest wish – but it also takes something just as precious away…
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014) by Bards and Sages Publishing
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Global Warming Fun 1: Saved by Right-Handed Grass by Gary J. Davies
Series: Global Warming Fun, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(2.00 from 1 review)
Fun? Maybe not so much! In this sci-fi/fantasy short story, hapless home-owner Ed Rumsfeld is attacked by mutant man-eating insects. Thus begins a FREE series that will chronicle an increasingly unstable world in which nasty natural, technological and mythical forces are unleashed in response to climate change and other human induced problems.
Helix: Blight of Exiles by Pat Flewwelling
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,410. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In this unholy quarantine, Ishmael is just another mouth to feed. And he’s no longer the apex predator.
The Minus Faction - Episode Two: Crossfire by Rick Wayne
Price: Free! Words: 33,460. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"The writing is intense and vivid. I'm thoroughly intrigued." "The pacing is perfection." In Episode Two . . . Xana Jace keeps her head down, which isn't easy when you stand seven feet eight inches tall. She works the night shift and stays out of trouble, striving only to be reunited with her son. But she's running out of time.
The Transatlantic Race by Joseph A. Lovece
Series: The Steam Man of the West. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Young inventor Frank Rude, Jr. is confident that his airship Thunderbird will win the first world's first Transatlantic Race. All he and Charlie, Inanna, detective Denver Doll, Woman in Black and orphans PS and Kurt have to do is escape from a floating island and its giant snake guardian, defeat a group of Fenian terrorists, retrieve a precious religious artifact and overcome an animal smuggler.
Plum Island by Michael Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,540. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Plum Island is a well known animal research facility, but what kinds of research they do is a matter of debate. When a group of scientists and conspiracy theorists began to disappear. Jacob Williams is hired to find them and discover the horrible truth about the island. Jacob finds himself trying to save the human race from a fate that was only seen in Hollywood, until now.
Me and Susannah by Tuulia Saaritsa
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Elly's girlfriend lives inside her head. That doesn't mean she isn't real. This 2400+ short story was first published by Crossed Genres in their #12 issue of 2009.
Quadrant 1: Attack of the Demon by Nicholas Ahlhelm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,980. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
They are four heroes that live in the shadows. But Jigsaw, Cinder, Enigma and Kodiak soon will learn that the shadows cannot contain them. Now in the world for the first time, the four young heroes have found themselves at odds with the organization that created them. But even with their great super powers can Quadrant hope to survive to see a Book Two?
Fore Shadows: Escape 2169 (A Society in the Shadow of Civilization Short Story) by Roari Benjamin
Series: Society in the Shadow of Civilization. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,870. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Once he saved the Colony's population from a deadly virus, Dr. Samuel Marks knew the U.C.E. would uncover how his friends accomplished their mission. The lab's vaccine was a lie; Samuel's unsanctioned research yielded the miracle cure. When the U.C.E. discovered it, they would take it. Samuel did what had to be done, and now the only option he and his friends have left is to Escape 2169.