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Kaboom!
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Price: Free! Words: 890. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by enpublikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Steampunk flash fiction in which Jellana, riding from town to town on her steam tandem, gets in trouble with an unscrupulous traffic cop.
Kaboem!
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Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: Dutch. Published: July 5, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Stoompunk handpalmverhaal waarin Jellana, trekkend van stad naar stad op haar stoomtandem, het aan de stok krijgt met een nietsontziende verkeersambtenaar.
Cyber Son
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Technological
Space frontiersman Jonathan Love is newly married, in need of a new crew, and he's on the run from the hit men hired by his former best friend, Malco Trent. A stop at the wildest space station in Fringe Space brings the eccentric genius Fergus MacKenzie on board as the new ship's engineer. All seems well, until Fergus reveals his plan to carry on the family name after his death...
Linda's License
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: American English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the sixth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer welcomes in the new year, gets her driver's license, records videos for her high school's morning show, meets a guy that wants her, and gets her powers tested by Lara. 2,032 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.
Ian's Gang - The Animal Lover
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Series: Ian's Gang, Book 19. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ian Williams, Dean Jones and Cody Frid are transported three weeks into the future - to find humanity all but extinct. What has happened to the world? What does an "animal lover" by the name of Timothy Heest have to do with the situation? And can Ian, Dean and Cody ever return home to their own time and prevent this horrific future?
Futurologist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marianne was an exceptional woman. She was the Chief Empire Futurologist, the person responsible for advising the Emperor of the statistical probability of anything occurring - no matter how large or small. She was so talented that she had an agenda of her own. And when the Emperor Feminine was about to say 'I do' at his wedding, Marianne ensured they were the last words he, and his Empire, spoke.
Peshtigo
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Price: Free! Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 2,900 word near-future short story. Isabella is away from home when the world around her is consumed by fires from a colliding comet. Stranded on a little island with her best friend, the boy she wants to love her and the boy who's been after her for years, will Isabella find her way back to safety?
Waiting For Martin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Waiting For Martin by Ona Jo-Ellan Bass A fantastical struggle for survival is taking place. A storm is building up on the upstream side of them, and something odd is happening to at least one of the group. Thomas, the oldest, keeps cautioning the others to wait for Martin, even though he is not sure himself whether Martin will manage to find them in time.
The Teachings of 431QK
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Science fiction or science fact? Are we being monitored by aliens from outer space or are they closer than we think? Do we know everything about our origins and the history of the planet?
The Robin Flies Again
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
“Star Wars” meets “Robin Hood” and gets bushwhacked by “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”... An oddball space opera vignette of fate and friendship, displaced heroes (not to mention the holoid), and an unlikely reunion in the far-flung future. (Note: This story is also available in the eccentric collection “Breaking the Thought Barrier” by Rob and Mimi Riser.)
Breaking the Thought Barrier
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
Off-the-cuff and Off-the-wall! An eccentric collection of articles, essays, and science-fiction that that’s sure to put a smile on your face and odd ideas in your head. Includes the titles: “Einstein Was Light…er, Right?” (which features a real life UFO sighting), “The Robin Flies Again”...and much more.
Apex Magazine - Issue 38
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,760. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. This issue contains fiction from Ken Liu, Kij Johnson, Sarah Monette, and Alec Austin, nonfiction by Christopher J. Garcia, and an interview with Kij Johnson.
Linehan's Trip
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Series: Sean Linehan, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
The year is 2019. Sean Linehan, an international sports executive, arrives in Padania to vet the newly independent nation’s bid to join the world football community. As usual, Linehan has his own agenda: girls, art and money. He finds a ready supply, but how will he react when Padania reveals some of its dark secrets?
Cinema Detectives: The End of Dark Matter
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Series: Cinema Detectives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The Theory of Dark Matter is fundamentally flawed – according to Kenny Kraze – and he explains why. But when a local University's funding for their new “Dark Lab” gets cut as a result, it spells trouble. Why do Professor Grisl and Kenny Kraze both visit the Cinema Detectives office, each seemingly for no reason, and what is the other new scheme that's being cooked up at the University?
Initiate
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Price: Free! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
SpaceForce Corporal Nigel Halsted thinks he's in deep when he gets recruited by a shadowy organization to help derail a treaty between two interstellar species. But when the mission turns sour, he quickly learns that "deep" is all a matter of perspective...
Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man finds himself in the wrong past. Changing DNA affects relationships. A misunderstanding leads to closeness. A disagreeable agreement. A 5-course meal that brooks no criticism. Aliens encounter noisy neighbors. Six short speculative fictions. Includes: Passed Life B.I.T. Through Her Eyes Business is Business A Dish Best Served Quiet! (stories available individually)
The Girl and the Collar
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenny was a normal sort of girl and confused about life and all it offered. At a weekend away in the country to get her head together, the room suddenly becomes bright and a creature appears. It throws her a pair of glasses and a silver band that changes her life and the destiny of humankind forever. Wearing the two items gives her amazing abilities, and an insight into the journey we must take.
The Cryo Game
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Series: The Void Eternal, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012 by G. W. Thomas. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Betratina Arris Rankin was not good with people but she was great with machines. That was why she was hired on as a ship's engineer. But when someone needed a fall guy for murder, she was the perfect mark. Can Betratina clear her name and what is the mystery waiting in the ship's hold?
Keep Off The Grass
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Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: British English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Some say the entire Universe can be altered by the flapping of a butterflys wings. It is the job of this traveller to find out where his Universe is broken, and fix it. Quickly, before his Grandmother finds out!
Fix, Reset, and Reload
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Fix, Reset, and Reload by Blaise Marcoux Crusher Bruskiewicz doesn't believe he can be stopped. The fifteen-year old takes every challenge thrown his way, bolstering his fearsome reputation and encouraging his bullying ways. Some of his adventures are hazy in his mind, though, and hard to remember specifically.