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Apex Magazine - Issue 53
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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 the first Tuesday of every month. This month we feature work by Shira Lipkin, Mari Ness, Damien Angelica Walters, Kelly McCullough, Douglas Hulick, and Gary A. Braunbeck.
Tales from the Creature Keeper Episode 1 - Trapped in Town
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,650. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In an age of rediscovery, various "tribes" are digging up the remains of humanity and using them to re-establish civilizations. Some are prosperous, while others are dubious, such as the country that two slaves, Razz and Jerry, have come from. If they make the decision to buck the relative safety under their master, how long will they have to live like wild animals before they find a new home?
Excolopolis: Poles of Enforcement
Series: Excolopolis, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 116,390. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
There's always been something unusual about him, but the alienness is just the surface. He practically appears out of nowhere and is to head into dangerous waters when he presents the antigravity device for the world to see. The Dark Core Gravity sphere is based on an unnatural technology, which originates from a place that no one can ever imagine.
My Unlife: Rebirth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
What is worse than being a monster? Knowing you are one. Emma knows it all too well - though she has been trying to keep it a secret while looking for a cure. Now though the CDC are closing in, the Zombie who bit her is showing an interest in her life and a thug she gave the virus to is bent on revenge. Emma must make unlikely friends if she wants to survive long enough to find a cure.
Penalty Earth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The crime free galactic society ended eons ago for all but the wealthy.The rest live in slavery to support them. The Resistance fights to help but when their general is captured they need help themselves. Zakon Parabus is the only rebel ever captured who lived to tell about it, but his memory was wiped. They must recruit him to rescue their general before everything they've worked for crumbles.
The Star Mark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,670. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Starting with the five pointed star appearing on his forehead after arriving on the planet, he will confront the dissolution of his beliefs about the world and everything he believed about himself. He will leave behind his disastrous childhood, develop into a wizard as destined in order to save himself, TanLa, and the Earth itself, from Kan-No, the reigning non-corporeal evil presence.
There Goes the Neighborhood; Earthly Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 105,770. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
The twenty original fantasy and science fiction Twilight Zone-like short stories of this diverse collection mostly take place on contemporary Earth or some slightly futuristic or altered Earth, where a technology, ghost, dragon, demon, curse, or space-alien intrudes. Some of the stories relate to subsequent e-book novels soon to be released.
Clockwork Angels
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 83,420. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In a young man’s quest to follow his dreams, he is caught between the grandiose forces of order and chaos. He travels across a lavish and colorful world of steampunk and alchemy with lost cities, pirates, anarchists, exotic carnivals, and a rigid Watchmaker who imposes precision on every aspect of daily life. The mind-bending story is complemented with rich paintings by Hugh Syme.
Technophobe!
Price: Free! Words: 26,250. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Is modern technology humankind's solution, or will it lead to our demise? Technophobe! is a collection of 5 short stories exploring techology's sinister side. Are strangers on social networks really what they seem? Could people be trusted with mind-reading devices? Will machines make us immortal? Stories to make you wonder, make you shudder, make you suspicious of your household appliances!
A PRINCESS OF MARS
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 67,540. Language: American English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I am a very old man; how old I do not know. Possibly I am a hundred, possibly more; but I cannot tell because I have never aged as other men, nor do I remember any childhood.
Action Girls Collection #01
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This is a collection of the first two stories in the "Destined" and "Vampire Killer" series (see book cover for individual story titles). Please read the table of contents and foreword in the free preview for a full description. A combined total of 24,363 words of story. Suitable for high-schoolers and perhaps some middle-schoolers.
Ozymandias
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,380. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The scientific magicians of the First Age who built the Artificial Intelligence machine called it Guardian. Secure in the Citadel, a secret complex constructed to contain it, Guardian had survived the holocaust which consumed its creators and the rest of civilization. Now , the world was only beginning to emerge from the ashes of the First Age.
Renegades: The Gentle One
Series: The Renegades, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,840. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ariadne has built her life around being a good person. As an escapee from a prison station, she's been marked for death, and the only way out of the star system is to hijack a ship. With limited supplies, powerful enemies, and companions whose trustworthiness is questionable, her enemies seem almost assured of victory. Ariadne will have to revisit her darker places if she wants to save her friends
Panic in Year 2020: A Zombie Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,720. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
July, 2021. A crew of astronauts for an interplanetary project are en route back to Earth. They come home to realize that life as they knew it has changed. This is what took place nine months prior to Atlas II's homecoming. It all started with the storm. Then the transformation. This novelization is based on a short story I wrote some time back.
Ants
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,440. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General
Terror strikes the heart of a small South Carolina town’s sheriff when the people in his charge begin to disappear. Ants is the gripping story of nature going terribly wrong. Ants is not a book that you can easily put down, a page turner to the very end.
Planet Urth (Book 1)
Series: Planet Urth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 49,650. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
More than two hundred years into the future, human beings are an endangered species. The planet has been battered by war, its inhabitants plagued by disease and death. Few survived and remained unaffected. Seventeen year-old Avery is alive and unchanged. She has lived on the run for much of her life, in terror. Forced to hide deep in the forest, Avery and her sister are constantly hunted.
Never The Dawn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,390. Language: British English. Published: October 2, 2013 by The Wolfian Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Never The Dawn takes place in an alternate world where the Earth is divided up between several competing empires. Within one of these, Albion, strange events are beginning to manifest themselves, not least on the battlefront in West Africa.
Bloody Business
Series: Tales of the Brass Griffin, Book 4. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 93,570. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The pleas of a desperate young woman draw Captain Anthony Hunter and his crew into a race against time through the streets of Edinburgh. As the body count rises, can they catch the killer before they are next?
The Late, Great Benjamin Bale
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 90,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by eTreasures Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Guild Saga, Book Two The Late, Great Benjamin Bale by John Joseph Doody The destinies of two men depend on Maggie Thorn. One is dying and the other is dead...or is he?
Dead Air
Series: Tales of the Brass Griffin, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 67,220. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A hasty message from an old acquaintance will send Captain Anthony Hunter and the crew of the Brass Griffin racing to the High Fens of Belgium. There they face a twisted mastermind and his horrific minions in a murderous confrontation over an ancient statue of fantastic power!