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Neptune Road Volume II by Betsy Streeter
Series: Neptune Road, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Welcome to Neptune - where the air and sunlight are borrowed, the surface is unstable, and the people are - inventive. The second collection of installments in a story of hacking, escaping, inventing, and complex relationships - on a new planet. An ongoing serial story, updated 3 times a week at Wattpad and my website: betsystreeter.com/neptuneroad.
The Devil in the Woods by Gabriel Hackney
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Beelzebub, a mutated teenager who looks like the devil of a geneticist’s son, Augustus, mutilates a cow, his life becomes threatened when his father’s friend, Michael, calls for hunters to catch the beast.
Aurealis #74 by Dirk Strasser (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Agents of Fate by Julian M. Miles
Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
First Encounter by Connie Cockrell
Series: Brown Rain, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,780. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Alyssa and Kyra find their first survivor community but after a cool welcome, they learn the community's secret and both women are threatened with imprisonment and slavery.
Abduction! by Richard Francis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
A fast paced action packed adventure where our reluctant hero is abducted by 'aliens', how he uses his Recce (SAS) training to overcome tremendous odds and how he finds absolution.
A Ballad of Wayward Spectres: Day 3 by William B Hill
Series: A Ballad of Wayward Spectres, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,980. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Penultimate Chapter of A Ballad of Wayward Spectres, a contemporary cyberpunk serial novel from William B. Hill.
Claude and the Henry Moores by Casey June Wolf
Price: Free! Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"Claude works as a security guard at the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto), and he becomes fascinated with the Henry Moore sculptures on display in the gallery. Then entranced, then possessed with an incredible connection with the personality of each sculpture, then convinced that there is an entity trapped within each sculpture..." From the Challenging Destiny review by James Schellenberg.
Apex Magazine Issue 64 by Sigrid Ellis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Apex Book Company. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
A Dwarf Stood At The Door by Norman Crane
Price: Free! Words: 32,070. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It was just a game, one of those quaint text adventures from the 1980s: quests, dwarves and silly fun... Until the dwarf showed up at your door. He's got a big axe.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 10, September 2014 by Mike Resnick
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,920. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Dark Star Boxed Set by Robert Stetson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Dark Star is the invisible angel of justice, fighting the Homeworld Security Agency in the name of truth, justice and in the old home-world way. The Earth is ruled by a dictatorship by a One-world government and a Chairman Dictator gone insane with power. This is the story of the Starship Captain Beryl Stone, the mysterious Dark Star. Dark Star turns the enemy inward against itself.
Horizon Dynasty by Lyndi Alexander
Series: Horizon Crossover, III. Price: $4.99 $0.99 USD. (80% off!) Words: 61,080. Language: American English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Agency has had enough of Captain Temms Rogers’ urging for democracy in their region of space. Rogers soon realizes the Agency intends to use him and the crew of the Doubtful for their purposes or else. Can he gather the other captains of the sector in rebellion against the Agency and bring down their repressive regime? Or will Rogers lead them into a fight they cannot win?
Surviving The Evacuation, Book 3: Family by Frank Tayell
Series: Surviving The Evacuation, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Billions died. Nations collapsed. The Evacuation failed. But there is safety, so Bill is told, in a small village on the Irish coast. if they can cross hundreds of miles of undead wasteland, a boat is waiting to take them there. First they must rescue the children. Even then, Bill's journey won't be over, not until he's confronted his past and those responsible for the outbreak.
Beyond the Expanse by Jeremy Reimer
Series: The Masters, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,100. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the final book of the trilogy, the Masters prepare for their final assault on the galaxy, and the pilots and crew of the space carrier Pegasus must scramble to find new allies anywhere they can. In the mean time, the inhabitants of Earth, still trapped under the Masters’ technology-dampening field, desperately try to keep society and civilization from collapsing into chaos.
Water by Ryan Hartung
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,310. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Displeased at being swindled out of Hades’ Sphere, Colt and his team secretly begin searching for the next artifact. Colt uses the Lightning Staff tolead them to Poseidon’s treasure, buried in the Atlantic Ocean in the lost city of Atlantis. While Vladimir is recovering from touching Hades’ Sphere and a conglomerate of Eastern nations begin the hunt for Demeter’s relic, Colt must prevail.
Death by Ryan Hartung
Price: Free! Words: 28,170. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Now hailed as an American hero for recovering Zeus’ Lightning Staff, Colt and his team head to Italy as they are all but certain Hades’ artifact lies somewhere inside the dormant volcano of Mount Vesuvius. This time however they are not alone as Russia and China have also secretly sent teams authorized to use any means necessary to accomplish their goal.
Greenstar Season 1, Episodes 1-3 by Dave Higgins & Simon Cantan
Series: Josie Stein Comedies. Price: Free! Words: 30,000. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody(3.00 from 1 review)
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle shouldn’t include people. Normally, freezing to death in deep space is pretty permanent. But Engineer Josie Stein was just defrosted a thousand years in the future, aboard the U.F.S. Greenstar, a recycled spaceship on a mission to stop the self-destructive aliens of the galaxy from wiping themselves out.