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Range of Mercy by C. C. Marks
Price: Free! Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Timbercreek Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(2.00 from 1 review)
Charlie disguised herself as a boy, but Thomas knew the truth, and though it put them all in danger, he kept her secret from the others. She didn’t stand a chance against the schemes of the self-appointed leader, Jonas Bannon, if he ever figured out the truth. Doing the right thing didn’t make Thomas a hero. But it did keep him human, and it did put him in range of mercy.
Treuth by Stephen Faulds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,020. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A story about the nature of truth, especially in relation to organised religion, in this case a religion that springs from the teachings of Jusus of Garicea who travels the land with twelve burly men annointing the faithful.
Walk a Mile by Richard Levesque
Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes a kiss is more than a kiss. When Ronnie Clark gets out of her father's broken down pickup truck, Mike Parker thinks it's his lucky night. Soon enough he realizes that Ronnie Clark isn't who she seems to be. All Mike ever wanted was for the prettiest girl in town to notice him, but now that she has, nothing will ever be the same for Mike, not his home, not his job, not even Mike himself.
Fulcrum by Doug Rickaway
Series: The Adventures of Letho Ferron, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Letho Ferron is one of many citizens living out a mundane existence aboard an exploration vessel known as the Centennial Fulcrum. An encounter with law enforcement forces Letho into exile within the bowels of the ship where he finds respite among a mysterious subservient race known as the slave bears until a group of shadowy mercenaries attack his station.
Ophelia In My Arms by Mike Jansen
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
New Science Fiction, New Horror and New Fantasy from prize winning author Mike Jansen, collected into a stunning anthology showing some of the best dark fiction the Netherlands have to offer.
Xandra by Ann Snizek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Snow Flower Enterprises - Ann Snizek. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Xandra thought of home as a safe place until the Sanctorum showed up. Now home is the most dangerous place she could be, but she has nowhere else to go.
The Forest of Ruined Men by Aaron Polson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Running from memories of his wife's murder, Civil War veteran Henry Barlow takes a job with a lumber company on the Pacific Coast. When the lumber stops flowing from the Lewis River logging camp, Barlow's employer, sends him to investigate with a small band of armed mercenaries. As they travel upriver, Barlow must confront the ghost of his dead wife, alcoholism, and the dark hearts of men.
The God Mars Book Three: The Devil You Are by Michael Rizzo
Series: The God Mars, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,670. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi(5.00 from 1 review)
As the peoples of Mars find themselves caught in an escalating war between an oppressive Earth and an apparently invincible enemy who claims to be from an alternate future, Colonel Ram awakens to find that he has been remade into an immortal superhuman in order to try to save all that he holds dear. But those he would help are terrified of what he’s become. And he’s not the only one of his kind…
Flash Virus: Episode Four by Steve Vernon
Series: Flash Virus, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
This the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager. Things are really beginning to heat up in Briar's school. Captain Albino's kid-programming sessions are underway. Under the blue light Briar is transformed physically. Under the yellow light Briar is transformed mentally. But it isn't until Captain Albino takes Briar to the burning barrel that things REALLY begin to heat up.
Space Danger! Nemesis Mine by Doug Strider
Series: Space Danger!, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,150. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Part 2 of Space Danger! Ensign Harris is discovering exactly how dangerous space is. He already knew it was really dangerous, of course, but now it's just getting ridiculous. Nemesis Mine follows directly on from Part 1, The Deadly Planet of Death, and the crew of HMSS Monstro are in something of a pickle.
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2013 by Dawn Vogel
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,960. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alternate realities, zombie peanut butter, dragon surgery and time-travling grandmothers. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2013 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science and includes new exclusive fiction and other mad science resources.
Reckoning by Vincent M. Wales
Series: The Many Deaths of Dynamistress, Book One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,950. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The only thing young Dinah Geof-Craigs wanted to be when she grew up was a famous, super-powered metahuman. But puberty came and went without the genetic gift she felt she deserved. So she determined to correct Mother Nature's "oversight." Even if it killed her. Reckoning is the first book in the superhero trilogy, The Many Deaths of Dynamistress.
Betwixt Issue 1 by Betwixt Magazine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 1 collects all seven stories originally published online. Issue 1 was edited by Joy Crelin and includes fiction by Ian Hamilton, Tam MacNeil, Mark Rigney, Betsy Phillips, Benjamin Sherlock, Marlys Jarstfer, and Bernie Mojzes.
A Time to Build: The Umea Bakearen, Book One by Rick Rossing
Series: The Umea Bakearen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Wayne Freed learns that he was born on another world, and that as long as he remains alive, Earth will not be destroyed. So why does it seem that someone wants him dead?
Tales From The Scrapbox by Jo Grix
Price: Free! Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story collection that travels from the depths of space to the realms of fantasy. Young and New Adults struggle against inner demons, outer hardships, and seek to defeat the darkness which surrounds them.
Spaceports & Spidersilk Oct. 2013 by Marcie Tentchoff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. This issue features works from Anne E. Johnson, John Grey, Guy Belleranti, and many more.
Fiction Vortex - September 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 42,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
We always try to have a variety of genres represented on our site, but this month represents the best collection yet of epic fantasy with a personal touch, far-reaching science fiction with a practical bent, truly haunting psychological horror, and a few more speculative stories that don't fit well into a certain category.