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Fetch: A Science Fiction Story
By Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Should have been an easy job: get in, get the ore, get out. Then Molly's idiot brother-in-law Mickey lets the guard dog escape. Now Molly has to chase the dog across the asteroid and engage in a game of fetch. Before she realizes it, the dog leads her to a mystery warehouse where Molly finds a secret worth far more than any pile of ore. "Fetch" is a short story.
The Trinity Paradox
By Kevin J Anderson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,400. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
By Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason. Activist Elizabeth Devane wished for an end to nuclear weapons. During a protest, the unthinkable happens: a flash of light and Elizabeth awakes to find herself alone in a desolate desert arroyo almost fifty years in the past: 1944, Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Manhattan Project. Could she—should she—attempt the greatest sabotage in history?
Oneiromancer
By Joshua Jones
Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The reporter Peter Miller investigates the world of psychics after his brother's death. He wishes to reveal them as frauds but he uncovers a conspiracy that crosses dimensions and threatens mankind.
Eleuthera
By Ralph Ewig
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,180. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by One Hand Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Humanity has spread over several star systems, but the technology used to bridge the void conceals a mystery yet to be solved. Welcome aboard the SANSSOUCI – where a traumatized heiress seeks to uncover her identity, a space-born Viking charts the course through the deep, and an inexperienced pilot struggles to safely travel the darkest depths of the human psyche.
WarTorn: I,Marine
By Chris Wilson
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 11,600. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The swarm is coming. Corporal Aggar and a unit of Confederation Marines have been ordered to hold back a ravenous tide of insectoid alien attackers. Each attack presses until men to the limit of their physical and mental strength. Aggar as his men fight on, in the face of certain death, as the lines break and their attackers begin to overwhelm them.
Claire
By Sally Kuntz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,300. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by WolfSinger Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It was an open and shut case of someone's reckless actions that had killed his sister. Mark knows that, and he is going to expose the group responsible for the wild, headlong, daredevils they are. But Mark has a lot to learn; about the killer and about himself.
Borne On Wings Of Steel
By Tony Chandler
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 127,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011 by Double Dragon Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Mother, Jaric and Kyle, along with their newfound friends, continue their search for other survivors of the human race who may have escaped the T’kaan genocide. They travel to the farthest known worlds of the universe, but fail to discover the first solid clue that anyone else survived. After many long months of fruitless searching, their hopes again begin to fade.
Ex Cineribus Resurge
By Caitlin McColl
Price: Free! Words: 5,870. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
It is 2011 in an alternate war-torn Victorian-era world. A young girl and her guardian seek the Emperor of the country to ask him to stop the ten year civil war. A war between those who are for, and those who are against new technologies, and between the non-religious versus those that still believe. This short story is a prelude to my upcoming novel The Clockwork Universe.
Alien Winter (Salmon Run - Book 2)
By J.A. Marlow
Series: Salmon Run, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,310. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
A haunted lodge? The Salmon Run Lodge needs a good cleaning. Hard to accomplish with the plumbing and power constantly going out. And the strange unexplained noises. Nanuk wants to continue his scientific human observations. Hard to do when the Admiral insists he take along a new arrival to the Earth Mission. How can alien and human worlds not collide?
Freedom
By Ralph Ewig
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by One Hand Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Join Denek and Crim as they dissect the meaning of freedom with the pointed efficiency of the battle hardened space trooper, sure to make any academic cringe in disapproval: it’s theory versus practice and force-projection instead of analytical referencing – strangely thought provoking and yet thoroughly disrespectful at the same time.
Troubled Waters
By Malcolm Twigg
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Four stories that present four very different perceptions of exploratory ventures on other worlds.
Ewaipanoma
By Mary Turzillo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ellen Klages, Nebula award winner and author of The Green Glass Sea, says: "Mary Turzillo is a renaissance woman. Who else could pull off a tale of Elizabethan glory, forbidden love, and strange beings from beyond the stars! Prithee, reader! Take up this tale of forbidden love and alien visitors to the realm of the Virgin Queen. Thou shalt not put it down!
Over the Walls of Eden
By Jay Lake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A lost colony short story from award-winning writer Jay Lake. Looking for a missing colony, Emissary lands on a planet of children working the fields and quoting literary classics. Where are the adults? What has happened? Will it happen to him?
Painsharing: A Fable of the End of Days
By John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the far future the Earth is about to be consumed by its bloated red sun. What requiem should be offered for a dying world?
The Union: To The Brink
By David Schibi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,760. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Gambler Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Joe Morris is a troubled commander home from a mission of first contact with the insectoid race, the Serty. Nyeta-Kiret is the lone witness to the fall of the mighty, tri-species Union. Both have histories littered with mistakes. This is their one chance at redemption. Coupled with a startling revelation about the Serty, they may be the only hope of survival for three worlds pushed to the brink!
Tlinke
By Bob Benton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 194,510. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Raised in a bubble world designed to contain her and her special abilities, Tlinke has trained for some unknown purpose. Now it seems she and that purpose have been abandoned. Have crimes she committed in early childish rages condemned her as too flawed and dangerous? When a freak accident allows her to break out what sort of life can she make for herself as a fugitive from those who created her?
We Have Capacity
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a guy’s got a job to do he does it. Even with nothing to sell. Literally nothing. Which kinda makes it tough. He does it even when he and the lovely young buyer across the table would both rather play games. Not mind games. Computer games. Makes it tougher. Failure? Not an option. This edition includes two bonus stories: "Transporter Technology", and "Second Season."
Art Appreciation 101
By Devlin Church
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Glair Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A hapless man reduced to a night time security guard in a Metropolitan art museum is confronted by a lost child that speaks no English. He has 20 minutes to solve her riddle.
Clean Slate
By Kenny Kemp
Price: Free! Words: 8,810. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Pray it was only a dream. Mitch Osborn can't shake the feeling that a nightmare he's been having is somehow true. If it is, his life is over . . . like that of the woman he may have killed.
The Ephemera
By Neil Williamson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,490. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eighteen stories of impermanence, change, ephemera... from the ends of love affairs and the brief sanity of wartime convalescence, to the fading away of old languages and the dying of humanity itself. This edition includes four bonus stories, including one written specially for this collection, and each story has a newly-written afterword.