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The Kindly Ones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 131,470. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Orestes was a cruel world, cold and inhospitable. Its first colonists were castaways from a crash landing, cling to survival through the institution of strict socio political pontrols. Over the generations life grew somewhat easier, but the code of honour remained. Misdeeds and errors were paid for with blood.
The Marguerite Effect
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,350. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
While daydreaming in the sun over dinner, Professor Chris Aitken realises that the wine recommended by wine waitress “Marguerite” has unique properties. When Marguerite vanishes with the only sample of the wine, Chris calls on his former protégé Philippe for help. Together they uncover a plan so audacious that an alien government is willing to consider unthinkable sanctions to prevent it.
Mantis
Price: Free! Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Thrown into the sea, his memory of the last few hours hazy but slowly returning, young Mantis decides he can’t die just yet – not before he has put up a fight and made the regime pay for killing the people he loved. This is the story of how Mantis met Kalaes and how Mantis started his journey with the resistance.
End World Three: The Captain's Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,090. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
End World 3 In this, the third book in the End World series tells the tale of Chris 'Cap-Cap' Caperson and Jen 'Whiskey' Valder. With nothing but vague reports and rumors, the National Guard is called in to restore order in Boise, Idaho. It doesn't take long before 'Cap-Cap' realizes they aren't fighting a simple uprising and that something far more sinister is growing.
Sense of Wonder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are many kinds of mystery, especially on the Moon! Sit down and have a drink with a Lunar rockhound as he tells you his tale: the trials and tribulations and even humiliations he endured just so that he could do tedious, difficult work on Luna. But on the Moon, even an ordinary day of work is extraordinary; and for this Lunar geologist, this day will be the culmination of a lifetime's dream.
Magic Weapons
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
One year ago explorer Marcus Mason discovered a beautiful new continent with mountains made of magic. Only minutes after the airship landed his fiancee was eaten alive by the wolf-men natives.
The Mother Anthony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"The Mother Anthony" (11,300 words, approximately 60 pages in print) tells how young teacher Bess Anthony struggles to protect her students as their damaged starship seeks out a habitable world. Can she teach them to overcome their fears? Can she teach them to survive against long odds? With help from the handsome Lieutenant Masterson, she's going to try her best; but what will it cost them?
Newt Run
Price: Free! Words: 100,400. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.33 from 3 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.
Transformations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Anura Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If it meant destroying who you are now, could you take the leap of faith, to find out who you might become? Includes "Changing Course" and "Final Words." 5221 words
Play the Game
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,260. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Action and adventure are not on Archie Chamberlain's list of things he wants to do, but the greatest obstacle to his quiet life is his best friend and boss, Gennaro, the single-minded, genetically-modified owner of Gamemaster Inc. and ruler of the futuristic City of West Meg.
Brezlun
Price: Free! Words: 130,970. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
For millennia the colonists of the planet Brezlun have lived in peace, in four utterly different cultures. The last of the starship’s androids, missing for centuries, returns to demand that a young woman join him on a quest, to travel the world and reestablish communication with the ship before he breaks down. But a fanatical sect of assassins threatens to kill anyone who attempts this blasphemy.
The Double Crossing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Step5 Transmedia. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Martin Main slips out of his own story and into the mind of his creator, all the rules come undone. At first, Martin just wants to understand who he really is. Soon he has a bigger question: Who made who? What if a player takes over the play…? An inmate takes over the asylum…? The asylum…is the play…is reality? The Double Crossing is a dark-SF story about identity. About 7,200 words.
Memory Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A man who loves to sing causes a terrible accident, but when he seeks help from a memory-erasure doctor, he uncovers something even worse.
Grave Is The Day
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,310. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In October of 1957, more than Sputnik fell to Earth... Set against the back drop of the Space Race and the Cold War, both the United States and the Soviet Union have a new issue to deal with, aliens from outer space.
For One's Own Cause
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 80,350. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
For many, space is an uncharted frontier awaiting exploration, but to C. Alan Scott, it's anything but that. Seeking riches and elite status, Scott embarks on a distant expedition hoping to make discoveries that will bring him a fortune. Combining aspects of Hernan Cortes and the Aztecs with James Cameron's Avatar, For One's Own Cause is a story of greed, violence, and adventure in space.
Nunca digas buenas noches a un extraño
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 30,650. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2012 by Sportula. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » General
En una Amsterdam de un futuro cercano (tanto que casi podría ser una versión ligeramente desviada de nuestro presente), con Holanda en manos de una dictadura controlada por ordenador, Ebenezer Steel sobrevive ganándose la vida como investigador privado. Poco supone, cuando acepta un nuevo caso, adónde le llevará y qué le hará descubrir.
Nazareth (A Dystopian Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A few years after an unspecified apocalyptic event, two wanderers share a chance encounter. With faulty memories and no foreseeable purpose in life, they reflect on the nature of faith and loss at the end of the world. This story is approximately 3000 words. A shorter version of it has previously appeared in The Subtopian Magazine.
The Bones of Texas City
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
A near-future short story. State of Bayou Tracker Rick Edwards knew it wasn't a vagrant he was looking for. But he didn't expect to find someone like her.
Machine Gods (Star Crusades Nexus, Book 2)
Series: Star Crusades Nexus. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,240. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Machine Gods is the second book in the epic new series set in the Star Crusades universe that chronicles humanity’s first steps away from Alpha Centauri and beyond. After decades of war, the Alliance reached the Orion Nebula and discovered the advanced but shattered remnants of the T’Kari. People and ships are diverted to this rich area of space to continue its exploration and exploitation.
Rewind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: Italian. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La Starweb è sull'orlo del fallimento. Tasse, debiti e burocrazia la stanno uccidendo. Ma Alberto Ferrari ha un'idea geniale. E i conti cominciano a volare. Troppo. Banche, pm e media tentano un nuovo massacro. Presto Alberto raggiungerà quello che non avrebbe mai immaginato. Ma qualcosa non quadra. E quando anche anche il suo sogno d'amore sta per realizzarsi, la realtà di Alberto cambia ancora.