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Mars or Bust: An Admonitory Fable
By Kira Bacal
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A very quick (and cynical) peek into what might have happened to derail the 1970's US space program.
Tangled Web
By Kira Bacal
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Being the right hand man of an intergalactic crime lord is not conducive to longevity. Coping with homicidal subordinates, a tetchy boss, and two new hostages is enough to spoil anyone's day.
First Impressions
By Kira Bacal
Price: Free! Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A first encounter with an alien race goes a little... oddly.
The Poisonings of Horpington
By Kate Trinity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,900. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Detective Harry Sergeant must find out why people are dying in his town. What Harry doesn't know is that two young women are also hunting for the perpetrators, who killed their relatives several years earlier. But what can two young women do against the perpetrators that Harry can't? In a victorian-esk world this story has a mildly steampunk feel, with steam engines, horses and the device.
Sarah's Curse
By Kevin R. Bridges
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Anthony's time is running short. About to succumb to the plague that has been swiftly clearing the Earth of humans, he visits Sarah, the one that got away. They connect as they never had. As they wait together for his demise, a miracle creates tension between them, and, instead of his own death, he finds himself facing something far worse.
Exploitation
By Tom Morris
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SF short story, inspired by Neal Asher's Polity novels, offering an alternative genesis for Earth Central, its all encompassing AI. A survey and mining team sent to Titan get rather more than they expected.
Caveat Veritatem
By Scott Roche
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Truth is a dangerous thing. A little of it goes a long way and it can come back to bite you. That’s why our society (and most societies I would imagine) encourage the polite, little lie. Thus my title for this anthology “Caveat Veritatem” or “Beware of the Truth”. Here are five stories that tell various truths, no matter the consequences for you or for the characters.
Fire Roaster
By John Rudram VII
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,290. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ro Aureole vs Ark Dagon. Ro Aureole is working in a bakery. On one celebration day Ark DAgon enters his village for forcing an AGREEMENT. Will Chednira and Ro be able to stop ARK and the three versions of his most powerful weapon -The Unlight Beta, The Unlight Alpha and THE UNLIGHT.
First Kill
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A female snipers first mission. "When the Melting took the polar ice caps, the world was exposed to a breed of new species lying dormant under the ice. Not everybody was excited over the Alliance that was formed. Now a Death Squad is heading towards our Neutral Dragon Territory, and if they cross this bridge, we're too late to stop them. My finger is on the trigger, and I am waiting..."
On The Trail of the Scissorman: A Bartleby and James Adventure
By Michael Coorlim
Series: Galvanic Century. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by Pomoconsumption Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Consulting detectives Alton Bartleby and James Wainwright have been hired to stop the Scissorman, a nightmarish serial killer. Can they track him down despite obstruction from Scotland Yard, or will the vicious killer turn more of London's children into orphans?
All I Need to Know about the Earth, I Learned in Kindergarten
By Kira Bacal
Price: Free! Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When an extraterrestrial takes refuge on the Earth, a good hiding place is paramount, and where better than among macaroni art and Captain Underpants books?
Multiple Organisms
By Viola Grace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,430. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Drahali has lived her life as a freak, a woman who was far more than one of the guys. Her strength was limitless, but it doomed her to a life alone until the day the Sector Guard recruiter arrived and offered her a chance to be his partner and possibly more.
Lucky Star
By Odette C. Bell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,690. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
A sci-fi soap opera with a romantic twist, Lucky Star tracks the adventures of Ariel De Winter as she wakes up in the future, 400 years from her own time, to the sight of one incredibly handsome space marine and a massive war that is about the engulf the entire galaxy.
The Ananaki
By Kira Bacal
Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What do you do if the wrong god answers your call? A short story about a divine problem.
Escape
By Keith Latch
Price: Free! Words: 34,840. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The government lied. A UFO did, in fact, crash land in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1947. Quickly intercepted by the US military, the unidentified flying object and its occupants were whisked away to secret installations.
Of Behemoths and Bureaucrats
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rhea brings her traveling carnival act to the Hegula Hephaesta mining colony to visit the new sun garden, but she and her Starwhals get caught in a battle for interstellar independence that mortally threatens her three gentle giants.
Wetwire: Visionaries Part Four- Touching Distance
By Erik Rodgers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,020. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In a near future where scientists have engineered clones to have ESP-like ability to foresee the future, they discover that one clone has ability not only to predict the future, but to shape it as well. When she is kidnapped by a rogue group who hope to use her to incite a clone revolt, the government sends out a task force to recover her, and prevent society from collapsing again into civil war.
Hard Hearted
By Viola Grace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Saving her fiancé showed Gralial’s people what a freak she was and they punished her accordingly by removing her soul. Left with only intelligence and her talent, Gray must start a new life in the Alliance as the Sector Guardsman Hard Hearted.
Genesis
By Rashaad Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On the Day of Epiphany, during the Fifth month of the yearlong mourning of NeoAtlantis, the Quantum Singularity appeared above the southernmost point of the crescent moon, engulfing the sky in such a blinding fury, that night became as midday.
John's Big Idea
By John Gaukel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
One Quintillion is a really big number. John, a teen aged boy living in a lighthouse, needed to know it’s significance. Teachers, forget it. He had to figure it out on his own. John was no genius, or so others thought. So began his great adventure.