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Redacted #823 by GM Brown
Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Redacted- a modern euphemism for censorship of documents. In this short story, it is not a document that has been redacted-but a person, and this short story is a one page speculative perspective of their experience. Inspiration comes from thinking about where is Edward Snowden now.
Look Down by G. Ernest Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,410. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 2079 and Commander Eric Nyland commands the pride of the U.S. Navy, the USS Macon, an orbital weapons platform capable of striking anywhere on the earth. Nyland believes he is making the world a better place until he sees first hand a recent strike site.
El tercer nacimiento de Ulises by Jose Docavo Alberti
Price: Free! Words: 90,900. Language: Spanish. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ulises San Juan, geólogo planetario y trabajador de la NASA en sus instalaciones de Robledo de Chavela en Madrid, amenaza con destruir al ser humano y conseguir así proteger a la Tierra de nuestros abusos. Sólo Elena, alertada por Ramita y ayudada por Héctor, posee la capacidad de evitar lo que de otra manera no sería evitable. ¿Conseguirá Ulises al final su propósito?
Glory - Book Two by Michael McManamon
Series: Glory, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,310. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Starting back at the beginning of it all, Glory - Book Two follows a new group of people as they try to survive the apocalypse. Constantly under threat from those who have turned into crazed zombie-like maniacs, these survivors battle odds that are definitely stacked against them.
The Villager by Matt Kruze
Price: Free! Words: 14,480. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A tranquil village at the centre of an international conspiracy, and a predator who will stop at nothing to meet the demands of his corporate paymasters.
Beyond Uranus by Stewart Bruce & Nigel Moreland
Series: The Uranus Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 85,040. Language: British English. Published: July 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Roy is taken from his boring job and launched into a galaxy of adventure. What should be a simple job of shunting space freighters turns into a hilarious cosmic adventure where Roy uncovers the truth about his past. A comedy space romp!
Orphan's Gold by David Loeff
Price: Free! Words: 24,460. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Virgil was nearly 14 and old enough to mine gold with his father. Although the wagon journey to Colorado will be difficult, soon Virgil’s rite of passage will include a strange puberty rite and a deadly mammoth hunt. To survive, Virgil must time travel to the future. However, to save the future, Virgil must time travel to the past once again. Will he succeed or will humanity face extinction?
Somewhere Between A and B by A. J. S. Mims
Price: Free! Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You know what it's like to feel lost. I can tell. It's visible in your eyes, that sad look of desperation. Maybe you were abandoned. Maybe you ran out of gas before reaching your destination. Maybe you chose this. It doesn't really matter. You're here, stuck between two realities. Allow you me to be your guide in this blasted land. Allow me to show you somewhere between A and B.
Diana and the Peace Helmet by Jim Bowden
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 27,390. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Diana has converted a “God Helmet” into a “Peace Helmet”, which produces a virtual reality experience heightened with otherworldly emotional overtones. She needs to keep it out of the hands of the SMIC (Syndicate of Media Industry Companies), who would like to exploit her invention by programming it for sex and violence. With the help of her friends, she succeeds!
Marker Stone by Paul Joseph
Series: Through the Fold, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
There’s trouble on CMC-6. Sally Buds’ patients suffer from low-gravity syndrome because the Mining Company won’t provide gravity generators. Also, a costly mining robot vanished, but then reappeared after it was replaced. Sally wants to know Where it went, but the station commander does not. What's in the Kelthy region and why do things disappear there? Not knowing could be worse than finding out.
The Battle for Mars by David Donaghe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,790. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When the miners on Mars form a trade union and call a planet wide strike, the Council of Economic Unions on Earth order the federal forces on Mars to take a firm hand, but when the federal Marines execute the union leadership live on the vid stream, Eddie Falcon, leader of the so called terrorist organization known as The People's Fist calls for all out war on Mars.
Dark Coup by David Waldron
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,990. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In Dark Coup, the third and final book in the Dark Grid trilogy, spring finds the residents of Promised Land and Redemption hard at the work of survival and recovery. However, looming dangers to life and liberty remain—and not all of them come from outside of the community.
Me and Beans and Great Big Melons by Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Innis went shopping to get ready for the Packers-Rams game, he never expected to meet one of them aliens. But he also never expected to meet a woman who ate beans either. A strange supermarket romance as only USA Today bestseller Dean Wesley Smith can tell it.
Pixel People by S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
Pixel People is a story of the last days of a war that has gone on so long that it has become ritual. Through the eyes of the dehumanized, we see what has become of the humanity of the participants---and what indestructible hope is still left to the members of a weary people. Pixel People is a short story of about 2,500 words.
Binary Bingo by Chris Holmes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by Highland Press Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A short Sci-Fi mystery... A humorous, clever, fast-paced sci-fi mystery about eReaders, Numbers Stations, international espionage, and space travelers – and about a man who’s caught in the middle of all this. A hard-science fiction story told with a light touch. If this doesn’t make you pause a finger over the ‘ON’ button of your eReader, better start reading!
Night Driving by James Hampton
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Lester Baines, a man whose business is security, is on his way home after the night shift. He has no reason to expect anything other than an easy ride. But a malfunctioning computer aboard his vehicle is about to make things complicated...
How To Write Alternate History by Grey Wolf
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,420. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013 by The Wolfian Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Grey Wolf's articles on how to write alternate history, including what to look out for, considerations to bear in mind, and ideas for progression. The articles cover a wide range of related subjects, such as creating small but noticeable changes in things like the brand names which are popular, the activities which are to be found at the local pub, or the names of sports teams.
Puppet Theatre (Identity Crisis Preview) by J. D. Brink
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Mesa City, there’s one hero you can count on to defend justice. Okay, two: the mysterious Shadow Puppet and that show-off, Mr. Wonderful. After his last tragic encounter with the villainess Kitty Kat, the Shadow Puppet is thought to be dead. And the man behind the mask would almost prefer that, but can’t let the Mr. Wonderfuls of the world get the best of him. Tonight he returns from the grave!
Pen-Ultimate: A Speculative Fiction Anthology by LJ Cohen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,940. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the Icelandic coast of Vík, where a Troll ship waits entombed in stone for the hand of the artist to free it, to a boy who, with the help of his alien friend, learns to create entire worlds, the stories in Pen-Ultimate showcase tales of fantastic visions, alien perceptions, and emerging awareness.