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A Sword Into Darkness by Thomas A. Mays
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,270. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Gordon Lee has seen the light, but no government will believe his evidence of an approaching alien threat. Along with a bloodied naval warrior and an eccentric physicist, they will have to create the technology necessary for Earth's first space navy. It will take a miracle just to get off the ground, and an even greater miracle to save all of mankind from this unknown alien invasion!
Dream Maze by David Detiege
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,260. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a maze of dreams and no matter how hard you tried it seemed like you couldn’t wake up? That’s what happened to Russell Gray one dark and cold rainy night and now his world is closing in on him. He’s trying to escape from this crazy nightmare and find his way back to reality. “Somebody, please wake me up!”
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 8, May 2014 by Mike Resnick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Blood Doctrine by Christian Piatt
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 43,990. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Samizdat Creative. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
What if, through modern science, we had the power to resurrect Jesus? First, the dreams came. And then the blood. Young Jacob had always known he was different, but he was beginning to lose control. Unknown to him, Nica, the skeptical New York journalist was beginning to pull the pieces together. But what role could a teenage boy from Denver, Colorado play in this unfolding story line?
All the World's a Sage by James Hold
Series: The Adventures of Buck Stardust, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Intrepid explorer Buck Stardust must stop a runaway infestation of plants from taking over the world.
The Cage by C J Moran
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,260. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
By the 2050s, bad parenting and crack-pot theories of child-rearing have left millions of young people irredeemably feral. The answer? A vast detention centre covering most of north Wales. This is The Cage. When Jade Fallon tries to get a message to her sister in The Cage she sets out on an adventure that will change everything.
The Icarus Curse by Carmen Botman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Shiloh Reed carries the burden of mankind on her shoulders – literally. Having inherited her father’s notorious legacy in this dystopian world, Shiloh realises that she holds the only blueprints in existence that could potentially save the planet from the brink of extinction. Does she have the courage to execute this? Who should she place her trust in?
Evolution by Paul Bryce
Price: Free! Words: 6,560. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
a short story of post apolcalyptic earth hundreds of years in the future and the earth has been ravaged by global warming and nuclear disasters. people live sheltered in domed cities. but they're living on borrowed time - and they know it. ybrit holsen is a new recruit to the elite warrior caste -genetically engineered to survive. When disaster strikes can she save humanity?
The Voting Species by John Pearce
You set the price! Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Politics and the law were being used to control other intelligent species where war and epigenetics had failed. A few heroes took their fight to the Senate and the courts, they were taking the biggest gamble ever: Was evolution's grand design the survival of all species on all worlds or just the fittest on one?
Dystopolis by Christopher J. Fraser
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,190. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six stories about six individuals navigating their way through a strange new world, full of bizarre ideology, unseen threats and surprises at every turn.
Sector W by Matt Payne
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,290. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A frustrating love story inside a perpetual motion machine, beyond the end of the world. Zoran works tirelessly at his job in the factory. Everyone says that the factory is flying through space, headed for a paradise planet, but nobody has ever been outside. Zoran is an obsessive worker and a dedicated lover. What will happen when his love turns sour and his job turns out to be a sham?
The Underground by Lijah Phoenix
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Sal has lived her entire life working in the Underground, in a place called the Nest. The first law of the Nest is no one leaves, ever. In the Nest, knowledge is power, and power is dangerous.
Levels by Rik Hunik
Series: Novelettes, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
10,350 words. A science fiction novelette wherein Detective Frank and his rookie partner are confronted with a headless corpse in a locked motel room. When similar murders occur in other places it seems he will have to accept a supernatural aspect, but nothing is as it seems and he’s in for a wild trip that will take him places he never imagined. This story first appeared in Buzzy Mag, May, 2012.
When Galaxies Collide by Wayne J Lutz
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,460. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When our Milky Way merges with the Andromeda Galaxy in 4.75 billion years, Earth will be facing even bigger problems than a cosmic collision. Two parallel worlds confront an uncertain future, while an astrophilosopher and a modern shaman struggle with decisions that will establish the fate of intelligent beings throughout the colliding spiral arms.
The Continuum by TS Caladan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 130,300. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Caladrian Trask, a henchman for the evil Sardon Chancellery, is given a chance for redemption when Zog, the Cosmic Creator, offers him the opportunity to return in the future as the ‘Savior’ of a galaxy plagued by war and greed.
Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1858 Ottawa, Canada Agent Cora Thorton finds herself in the forests of Canada, land she knows well as it was where she grew up in before joining the Ministry. Paired up with a junior agent, Cora steps into a rivalry between two lumber barons and the mystery surrounding six men disappearing in the dense forests, never to be seen again. Deeper Cora digs into this mystery, the more difficult it is.
Silver Linings by Pip Ballantine
Price: Free! Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Books and Eliza D. Braun arrive in Cairo, Egypt, sent from Ministry headquarters on an archival audit. What Wellington hopes will be a stay in the cradle of civilization and a break from the bitter winter of England instead looks to be a brief visit on account of Eliza’s poor attitude and the disdain of the area field director, Marcus Donahue.
Fuego del Cielo by Israel Diarte
Series: Cuentos de otros mundos, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 19,620. Language: Spanish. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Los Dreigiau eran criaturas del principio de los tiempos, de una época donde humanos y seres oscuros no existían. Vieron cruzar a las hadas sobre las montañas que hoy conoces como montañas oscuras y vieron encenderse el bosque luminoso. También fueron testigos del exilio de los seres oscuros. Tuvieron odio por las hadas y vieron crecer a los hombres y a sus hijos, a los cuales tambien odiaron.
Chain of Secrets by Jaleta Clegg
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,350. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dace believes Tayvis is dead, so when Lowell sends her to her homeworld to start a civil war, she doesn't care if she survives or not. But as she struggles through the tangle of deceit, betrayal, and lies and startling revelations about her own past, Dace finds she does want to live. But her chances of survival are dwindling with every hour.
Interzone #250 Jan - Feb 2014 by TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Interzone's 250th issue has seven stories. Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, David Tallerman, Georgina Bruce, C. Allegra Hawksmoor, Rebecca Campbell, Greg Kurzawa and Caroline M. Yoachim provide them and Ben Baldwin, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, and Dave Senecal illustrate them. 2014’s cover artist is Wayne Haag. All the usual regular features are present, including David Langford's 200th Ansible Link.