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Reggiecide by Chris Dolley
Series: Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Guy Fawkes is back and this time it’s a toss up who’s going to be blown up first–Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective. Guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness. Only a detective with a rare brain–and Reggie’s is amongst the rarest–could possibly solve this five-cocktail problem.
Rocketship Patrol by James Ivan Greco
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,040. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the sleepiest corner of a backwater solar system, on a patrol rocketship well past her prime, under a shiftless, drunken letch of a commanding officer, rookie police officer Dana Loy is about to cross paths with a love-struck robot out for revenge, unscrupulous alien scavengers, an entire fleet of pirates, and a single-minded criminal mastermind. And it's only her first day on the job.
To Sail The Dark Sea by Steve K Smy
Series: The Captain Henri Duschelle Stories, Unlinked story. Price: Free! Words: 10,060. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(3.67 from 3 reviews)
On a fairly routine run to deliver cargo to a colonial world, Captain Duschelle and the crew of the 'Persephone' encounter extraordinary danger.
Intervention by D.B. Reynolds-Moreton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A dark ugly shape appeared close to Mars, and proceeded to wipe out the mining colonies there. It looked as if Earth would be next, so a probe was sent up to investigate - it disappeared in a puff of dust. The only hope mankind had was to approach the alien vessel undetected - which seemed to be an impossibility. A team of four very brave astronauts undertook the seemingly impossible mission.
The value of memories by Carlos Paramio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jesus Blanco seeks desperately a way out of an ending that seems inevitable, and embarks on what could be his last bid for life. Unknowingly, his actions will help to a chance to preserve our history, what we were once, for much longer than we would have imagined. Would that be enough?
3 Worlds Journey by Matt Kratz
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of three fantasy/sci fi stories. The first, "Squirrelman," involves an ordinary man who is bestowed with an extraordinary gift of a second identity. The second, "An Adventure in Adaven," features a man's journey into space and his experience on a whole new world. The third and final, "The Marlon Haze," deals with a stand against a 150-year old evil in a small Texas town.
Half Past One by Audrey Valiant
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short story with a Twilight Zone of yesteryear feel. A nuclear explosion leaves a group of people scrabbling for survival. How they cope is anything but expected.
Sungudogo by Greg Laden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
"The Heart of Darkness" meets "The Poisonwood Bible" with shades of "Venus on the Halfshell" and "Call of Cthulhu," and a bit of "Raiders" added for fun, but with a significant female character. Set in the pre-War Congo, this novel provides a fictional explanation for the modern Skeptical movement.
The Guardians of Peace by Jeffrey Caminsky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012 by New Alexandria Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Hated by half the galaxy, and denounced as a traitor from one end of Terra to the other, Admiral Cook is all that stands between his home planet, and certain destruction. In the thrilling climax to the Guardians of Peace saga, Cook and a handful of brave Isitians make their desperate stand against a seemingly invincible enemy, with the future of the human race hanging in the balance.
The Last Human by Eric Steven Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
The Last Human is a Post-Post-Apocalyptic short fiction story following the life of the last human survivor of the second robot apocalypse. Jay has been wandering aimlessly for ages and passes the time by reflecting on the better days which, sadly, were his days spent in servitude to the robot overlords. This is the story of Jay's struggle to survive with only himself to rely on.
Aurora Borealis: Caught by Keri Dudas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Caught:" Immediately following the events in "Heated Arguments," the crew of the Aurora infiltrate a Commi ship in search of answers that may help their Captain. However, the mission leaves them with more questions than answers. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.
Greatstar Lost (2181) by B.B. Irvine
Series: Spacer Series, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,190. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Greatstar Lost (2181): As Captain Xiu-Li Chen settles into her role as Steward of the Human Sphere, the catastrophic destruction of a GREATSTAR ship in an attack sends SAS VICTORY and newly promoted Captain Ecurba and his wife Qet-Sia on a deep space rescue mission. Book 7 of the Spacer Series.
One Nation Under Blood : The Sowing by Tarrin P. Lupo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,230. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy(5.00 from 1 review)
A new rejuvenative technology is developed that allows the old to heal themselves with the blood of the young. This creates a problem with supply and demand of children’s plasma. The seniors demand new laws forcing kids to donate, which causes generational fallout. Vampires are now very real, but we never expected them to be grandparents.
Verbit by S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Urban(4.00 from 1 review)
In the competitive world of news podcasting, a young intern has to work hard to become a good reporter. When it comes time to get a job, however, it quickly becomes clear to one young man that just reporting the news isn't nearly good enough. Soon, his would-be employer will get far more than he bargained for...
A Crack in the Wall by Chad Inglis
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Newt Run is a town that shouldn't exist, a town of artists, drug dealers, miners and steam. It’s a town at the center of a broken universe, and broken universes have the bad tendency to fall apart. In this tale, a crack in the wall of his apartment leads a man into nightmare.
New Beginnings by Michael D. Britton
Price: Free! Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A soldier aboard a generational cruiser orbiting Mars is the only one who can save a small colony on the surface. That's because he's the only one left alive on the ship as it hurtles toward the Martian terrain. Trouble is, the door he needs to get through requires two arms to open - and he only has one... This story earned Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future contest in 2012.
The Cost of Victory (Crimson Worlds II) by Jay Allan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,430. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Third Frontier War is raging, and all across human-occupied space worlds are burning. Massive fleets struggle for dominance and kilometer-long war ships exchange thermonuclear barrages. On the ground, Colonel Erik Cain, hero of the Marine Corps, leads his crack troops again into combat, seeking the final battle. Crimson Worlds Book II Sequel to Marines
Loodgieters van de vijfde dimensie by Django Mathijsen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,180. Language: Dutch. Published: October 16, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Als 's ochtends vroeg mensen het huis van elektroverkoper Sinko binnenvallen, komt hij achter de oorzaak van de zwaartekrachtschommelingen die de aarde teisteren. En plotseling is het aan Sinko om de hele wereld te redden...
Gebeurtenissen op d'Artagnandag by Anaïd Haen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: Dutch. Published: October 16, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Kapitein Arild heeft het niet makkelijk. Zijn boordcomputer Cassiopeia is niet van plan hem te laten ontkomen aan de Interplanetaire Aardse Cultuurdagen. Met laarzen die klemmen in zijn knieholtes, een veer op zijn hoed waar hij van moet niesen en een degen die hem in de weg zit moet Arild zich ook nog eens de invasionisten van het lijf slaan ...