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Cascade Adventures: The Adventure Begins
Series: Cascade Adventures, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 66,350. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Whisked away from his comforable, unambitious life on an island in planet Cascade by the Lady Cascada, a magician, and a mechanic, Kale Dillans finds himself caught up in a plot to travel across the planet to demolish the plans of Meldrick the Master of Death, a magnificent and very dangerous wizard.
The Cascade Adventures Prequel: The Prophecy
Series: Cascade Adventures, Book 0.5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Stacey T. Hunt's "The Prophecy" is the thrilling prequel to the bestselling series Cascade Adventures, and takes place eight years before Kale, Elison, and Tyson rise to protect the planet from a wave of insidious threats.
Preserving Humanity
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 87,650. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
NASA’s first space probe to another solar system has come alive and sent back a self aware computer virus. A gathering of the age’s brightest graduate students from across the United States have been called upon to unlock the secret of the probe’s transformation. Together they need to find a way to stop the virus’s spread before humanity becomes a slave to their own creation.
Roaming
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 54. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Horror » General
An inhabitant of an amoral virtual reality is propelled by his own boredom to find an alien new world he's badly adapted for. A dystopian short story.
A Helping Hand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jamal knows his father has struggled to support the family since Jamal’s mom died. So, when eleven-year-old Jamal finds something shiny in the snow on his way to school, he wonders if he can ease his dad’s burden. But his discovery could put the family at even greater risk. Or it could finally restore hope for them all.
Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,030. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nine of the best short stories from Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s diverse repertoire. Includes award-winners “Recovering Apollo 8,” “Diving into the Wreck,” “The End of The World,” and “The Strangeness of the Day,” to the acclaimed “G-Men,” “June Sixteenth at Anna’s,” and “Craters,” as well as the popular “Substitutions” and “The Taste of Miracles.”
Craters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
In the future, humans retain the capability to commit acts of terrible violence. For the reporter known as Martha Trumante, determined to find the truth behind the horrors, that truth raises questions so disturbing she might never find a way to report it—or to hang onto her own humanity. Chosen as one of the best short stories of 2007. “…an intense, appalling, memorable story.” —Locus
Ases
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: Spanish. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Historia de ciencia ficción. El neuptonio, un mineral usado para la producción de energía se está agotando. Rumbo a Quaoar parte una misión de diez expresidiarios a bordo de la nave espacial Ases en búsqueda de yacimientos. Un huracán espacial los desvía de su ruta y la muerte de uno de ellos los llevará a enfrentar las situaciones más insospechadas y a descubrir que nada es lo que parece ser.
The Man Who Said N’Gloop
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,250. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Kerry O’Day, a genius engineer, revered by his peers and employers, is forced to make a career change. Idiotically, he decides to go for a career in selling - a world of people persons where social skills are the passport to success. Alas, Kerry’s social skills hardly allow him to say good morning, let alone sell anything.
A Battle of Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Danzer is a VR combat star. Unfortunately, somebody wants him dead. Is it a private vendetta from someone he’s defeated, a disgruntled fan, or someone else entirely. Whoever they are, their poetry stinks, but its meaning is clear. Security personnel for the VR games insist on overseeing the match between him and his most dangerous opponent, but no one knows if it will be enough.
Some Fables
Series: Douglas T. Vale's Short Stories, Book 53. Price: $3.03 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A small varied collection of fantasy and science fiction fables set in space, the mystical past, and a slightly off-kilter present.
Thebes of the Hundred Gates
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Edward Davis, a rookie of the Time Service, has already made several successful jumps to the past. Now he is given his most important mission. Two members of the Service have disappeared in ancient Egypt and Edward Davis’s assignment is to locate and rescue them.
Aeternum Ray
Price: $1.87 USD. Words: 91,570. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
“Poverty, terrorism, murder, disease, homelessness, hopelessness, hunger and death; all cease to exist in 2049.” Aeternum Ray is a sweeping, yet intimate story of mankind’s next renaissance that will appeal to fans of visionaries Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and Ray Kurzweil.
A Buck Johnson Sampler: Two Fantasy-Adventure Space-Western Stories
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 11,130. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
These two Buck Johnson stories (approximately 11,000 words) are chock full of western fun and science fiction/fantasy adventure on the uninviting planet Terul. Come along with Buck, Skeeter, and Snort as they break dragons, round up dragons – and deal with the churlish inhabitants of the unpleasant planet they're currently stuck on.
Twice as Bright
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A flash story to fit into your coffee break. Ever wondered why time seems to be running increasingly fast?
A Wormhole In Jindalee
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,000. Language: Australian English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
At the Australian military Jindalee Over the Horizon Radar Network a wormhole opened. Mary realised that she was the only one who could rescue her sister, Elizabeth, who had fallen into the wormhole. Mary found herself on a strange dreamlike planet and find alien technology. Now the sisters must decide whether to reveal what they found to the military.
Bully!
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,950. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In March 1909, Theodore Roosevelt went on a safari to central Africa. In this fictionalized account of that trip, Mike Resnick takes us on an amusing “what-if” with Roosevelt deciding to “liberate” the native Africans from Belgian rule and to set up a model democratic state in the heart of Africa.
The Silence of Lir
Price: Free! Words: 61,000. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Behind the scenes of our spinning earth are keepers of the elements who make sure that tornados don’t destroy cities, fires don’t ravage forests, earthquakes don’t decimate towns, and floods don’t take out humanity. They wrestle with the natural elements to ensure that the world keeps spinning smoothly on its axis. Now they must enlist the help of one man, Finn, to help them.
A Visit to the Theatre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Nikki's got a an urgent telex for an easy bounty. Niemann's in town. All she's got to do is find him. The trouble is, Niemann wants to be found. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Deadstick and Rotations. Includes bonus flash fiction story, The Neuron Thieves. Cover illustration by Ateliersommerland.
My Abstract Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this science fiction short story, a young man learns the value of a father's advice when the simple act of following an attractive young woman into the local library goes rather differently than he'd expected.