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Fiction Vortex - June 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We have conclusive proof in this issue that the May issue was more than just a fluke because we have yet another month's worth of fantastic stories to deliver. This issue has some great surprises, too. Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy. All stories in this issue appeared on FictionVortex.com during June 2013.
Wanderer's Escape by Simon Goodson
Series: Wanderer's Odyssey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,700. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner and at sixteen knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. Instead he manages to avoid the traps and gain access to the ship, beginning a frantic flight to freedom. Thrust into a brutal universe can he master the ship he has stolen in time to stay alive?
Swordmen of Vistar by Charles Nuetzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A tale of heroism and high adventure in the grand tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Robert E. Howard!
Le Ombre di Marte (ciclo completo) by Augusto Chiarle
Series: Le Ombre di Marte, 1-3. Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 148,820. Language: Italian. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Prima Trilogia completa della fortunata serie di romanzi. Europa, anni '20 del '900: siamo in un mondo parallelo. L'umanità si è evoluta studiando relitti lasciati dagli alieni e vede convivere carrozze a cavalli ed armi a raggi, macchine a vapore e robot elettromeccanici, dirigibili, biplani e cannoniere fluttuanti.
Everyman by Justin Robinson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Books of the Dead Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ian Covey is a doppelganger. A mimic. A shapeshifter. He can replace anyone he wants by becoming a perfect copy; taking the victim’s face, his home, his family. His life. No longer a man, but a hungry void, Ian Covey is a monster. Virtue has a veil, a mask, and evil a thousand faces. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
Alcantaran Secrets by Terry Compton
Series: The Alcantarans, Book 10. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 116,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Star traders Ron Calvin, Tik Michi and Gus Ghaolh came to Fen Avholog to attend a wedding and make a few relaxing, profitable trades. Then the Nodac- Liujians and Hanami Federation enemies arrived. Ancient Alcantaran secrets, old enemies and a new danger threaten to overwhelm the space traders. Can they unwind these secrets and nullify their enemies before their lives are forfeited?
Glitch by Kate Rauner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,890. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Self-driving cars, glasses to ward off jetlag, asteroid mining, rewilding the America west, a private space industry and the backlash against it. Kate Rauner's vision of our future permeates this story set in Spaceport America. Mission controller Rob Shay discovers an anomaly, a glitch in space leads to an unknown star - but events may force him to drop his exploration.
Stargate SG-1-23 Ouroboros by Melissa Scott
Series: Stargate SG-1, Book 23. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,990. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Dr Daniel Jackson discovers the location of a lost Ancient laboratory, the temptation to investigate proves impossible to resist...In the lab, he uncovers a powerful device — a prototype technology designed by the Ancient inventor, Janus, to supersede the Stargate network. But when the Ouroborus device accidentally activates, it strands General O’Neill and his team on a dangerous new world.
Hardin's War by A.S. Morrison
Series: Hardin's War, Book I. Price: Free! Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
All Hardin has ever known is the inside of a bomb shelter. His people hid there over one hundred years ago when a war tore apart the world outside. They send hunters out to look for food, but they are hunted by the enemy to this day. As conditions grow worse inside it is up to Hardin to make a plan to journey outside and confront the enemy once and for all.
The Thing that Screamed in the Night by Grover Brown
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,140. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This novel will take the reader on an epic journey through time and space.
The Trouble With Rane by Robert Beacham
Series: Ceras Rane. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 1 review)
Suspense, deceit, good cops, bad cops, cats, space ships, androids, drug smuggling, Rangers, gun battles, aliens, inter-galactic intrigue, humor... what more could you want?
Empathising with Spiders by The Numbered Entity Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The Fortress, a single city state, has held the coalition of Many Nations in a bloody, decades-long, stalemate. Internal revolution has brought about a request for peace. Cassandra, the Empath, is sent to secure this peace but she fears the old ghosts behind those huge walls. Determined to damn the place which killed her sister, she uncovers a secret weapon which could shatter all she holds dear.
Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction by Mariano Villarreal
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Sportula. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Six top Spanish-language authors prove that science fiction remains sharp and visionary, with stories about the deepest anxieties, challenges, and problems of our societies. Their speculations and metaphors analyze and dissect a reality in continuous change.
Sensing Danger by Diane J Cornwell
Series: Sensing Danger. Price: Free! Words: 29,440. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Tift Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Pilot Cambrie Jarvis is rescued from an escape pod, she hides what little knowledge she has of the explosion on S. S. Desert Run. All she wants is to pilot space ships and stop dreaming. After dreaming of danger to her new ship and crew, she again must decide whether to leave herself open to ridicule and testing by explaining her dream warnings, or remain silent.
Western Desert by PJ Sharon
Series: Chronicles of Lily Carmichael trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,690. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In book two, genetically enhanced sixteen-year-old Lily Carmichael, and seventeen-year-old Will Callahan embark on a journey across a sun-ravaged and decimated US in the year 2057, bound for the Western Desert on a dangerous rescue mission. The survivors they meet along the way put Lily’s healing abilities to the test and challenge Will’s resolve to find his missing father—no matter the cost.
Of Adventure and Antiquity: A Steampunk Collection vol. 2 by Caitlin McColl
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,400. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A Collection of 5 Steampunk tales, volume 2. Newspaper reporter Anise Buttersby is on assignment, undercover. Little does she know how dangerous investigative journalism can get! After a run in with a notorious air pirate, she finds herself regaled with tales of a strange criminal underworld, is stranded in the desert, learns of mechanical monsters and discovers a strange world from another time.
ApocalypZe - Those Left Behind: Dan Killmeyer's Story by Ivan Turner
Price: Free! Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(3.50 from 2 reviews)
If a billion people had been spared the horror of the zombie infection, that would still leave five billion zombies on the planet. If only the odds had been that good. Lieutenant Dan Killmeyer is sitting on a powder keg. Every sick person on base is about to die. And every dead person will become an aggressive, flesh eating zombie. The order is evacuate. But evacuate who?
The Compound by Christina J Adams
Price: Free! Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy(5.00 from 1 review)
Allia Washington watches as another Compound candidate is wheeled to the morgue. Now a new position is open and the first in line is Allia's young son. She knows the program will kill her son, but protecting him will take more than solving why all of the candidates die too soon. She may be forced to do anything to save her son, even if she has to defy the Compound itself. This is a short story.
Quatra: Realities by Stefan van Vliet
Series: Quatra, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 110,350. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Quatra: Realities is the sequel to Quatra and carries on the story from not long after the events of the first novel. In Quatra: Realities nobody is safe from the past as they are thrown randomly into it, where events don't quite unfold as they have before.
First and Third by Vaughan Stanger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First and Third is a rollicking SF short story featuring hijacked robots, uploaded personalities, a digital afterlife and nuclear-powered motorbikes--set on a partially terraformed Mars.