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Elbies - part 1 by Robert Taylor
Price: Free! Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Aliens have arrived, and they're going to kill most of us - but it's for our own good. (First 2 months of Robbie Taylor's 250 Word Project)
The McCall Initiative Episode 1.1: Deception by Lisa Nowak
Series: The McCall Initiative, Episode 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,360. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Webfoot Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
What if the Pacific Northwest seceded? In 2063, Cascadia’s closed border keeps out U.S. climate refugees. Piper’s sure her brother’s stories about poor people vanishing are rumors—until she comes home to an empty house. Losing her future, her family, and her freedom, she must get to the bottom of the disappearances. But the only one who can help might be the boy whose family displaced her own.
The Pyrite War by Blake M. Petit
Series: The World of Siegel City, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,170. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In 1939, Siegel City had only one superhero. When David Ruston's brother discovers powers of his own, he quickly learns nothing in Siegel City is what it seems... even in a Golden Age.
Redemption Seed by J Niessen
Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Bill Redding faces the realization of never seeing his wife Madelyn. Her life support system is set to be shut down. Learning how to bring her out of a coma, greater troubles develop. The solution to remedy Madelyn’s condition threatens the safety of the colony Bill lives in. Dreg, Bill’s alter ego and a sleeper agent with military ties, gains the hope of postponing man's global extinction.
The Adventures of Crimson Overcoat: Crimson Overcoat Versus the Yeti King of Leng by Luke Monroe
Series: The Adventures of Crimson Overcoat. Price: Free! Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Alexander Valtam, known to some as Crimson Overcoat, is assaulted by a Yeti in the local Wal Mart while on a routine shipping trip. This leads him on a chase across dimensions in a race to rescue captives from the horrid Yeti King.
The Gate Keeper by William Mezger III
Price: Free! Words: 88,810. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Henry is a bullied, lonely teenager until he stumbles into a mysterious garden, and makes the first true friend he has had in a long time. Now Henry is on a whirlwind adventure through the universe to protect his new friend from herself.
The Last Day With My Friends (In The Marble Orchard) by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military(3.00 from 1 review)
Now the war is over, the fight for peace, prosperity and shared knowledge is just as important. But some knowledge is too important to be shared.
A Bright Symmetry by Michael P. Dunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Bright Symmetry is a series of stories set over the course of a year, stories of life, death and rebirth. After more than two thousand years, immortal Scott Madigan was tired of life and its unending struggles. But an archaeological expedition leads Scott to reassess and change his life...though nothing compares to the changes undergone by his lover, Zoe Baird.
Final Truth by Michael Davis
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 87,380. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Champagne Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When only one human possesses the telekinetic ability to pierce the alien relics and stitch together the final cosmic truth, the question isn’t how but why.
Romano, le grand magicien by Martin Dugas
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: Canadian French. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Après avoir présenté des numéros aussi excitants que stupéfiants, voilà que Romano, le célèbre magicien, relève la barre encore plus haute. Il compte faire le plus spectaculaire des numéros : un voyage dans le temps! S'il réussit un tel exploit, il pourra alors confirmer son statut du plus grand magicien du monde!
The Pond by Erica Griswold
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story writing contest entry for a local newspaper. On one golf course in Florida, golfers are reportedly driven insane searching for balls in the ponds. Carl and his friends Jim and Bob are playing golf there when a violent wind blows Carl's ball into one of the ponds. What happens when a mysterious fish bites Carl's hand while he's searching for it?
The Fifth Di... September 2013 by J Alan Erwine
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features religious oppression, bizarre aliens, cocky captains, bizarre diplomacy and so much more. In this issue: Lou Antonelli, Bruce Boston, Wayne Carey, C.J. Carter-Stephenson, Jeffery Scott Sims, Francis W. Alexander, Robert P. Hansen, Kurt MacPhearson, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
Escape From Zulaire by Veronica Scott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
Deverane was thinking about how to spend his retirement bonus when HQ assigned him one last mission: rescue a civilian woman stranded on a planet on the verge of civil war. Someone has pulled some serious strings to get Andi plucked from the hot zone. Deverane’s never met anyone so hard-headed—or so appealing. Suddenly his mission to protect this one woman has become more than just mere orders.
Cyber 2 by David Sloma
Series: Cyber, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Picking up where the first short story "Cyber" left off, Xavier is forced to live his life alone, without his love, Lenore. Which shouldn't be too hard, since she only exists inside a computer. But he just can't leave the past behind. - The 2nd short story in the Cyber line, of 4 parts.
Fiction Vortex - August 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy short stories for the discerning reader, if by "discerning" you mean someone who likes solid plots, great characters, and fascinating technologies and cultures. This issue includes all the short stories that appeared on FictionVortex.com during August 2013.
Naero's Gambit by Mason Elliott
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 139,710. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by High Mark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Naero joins the Spacer Mystics to control her dangerous abilities. Then the Gigacorps launch a vast plan to destroy the Free Spacer Clans with superior numbers, terrifying advanced weapons, and horrific new alien allies. Naero and her friends fight for freedom and survival against the heaviest odds they’ve ever faced. Put everything on the line with Naero’s Gambit!
Allotropes (an Ell Donsaii story #8) by Laurence E Dahners
Series: The Ell Donsaii stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
“Allotropes" is the eighth in a series of near future SciFi/Thrillers whose young heroine Ell Donsaii has a nerve mutation which has made her a genius as well as an athletic phenomenon. In “Allotropes,” one of her waldoes is exploring the ringworld she discovered at Sigma Draconis. The aliens there are doing surprising things with carbon allotropes! Can we learn to do the same?
Edward Reknown Interplanetary Superstar by Kenneth Guthrie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Yeah, I'm fat and I know it, baby," Edward yells at the TV weather caster, his fat belly jiggling as he gyrates and pumps his hips. Cat watches on. It is amused. Master is on a roll today. Somewhere deep above an alien considers the foolish human and his maniac dance. There's an job that they need a fool for. It considers. "He'll do," it says. And so the adventure begins for our Edward Renown.