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Bite No. 1: The Old Man at the End of the World (a zombie apocalypse novella) by AK Silversmith
Price: Free! Words: 18,520. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and Gerald Stockwell-Poulter has already killed a neighbour, rescued a millenial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time. The first installment of The Old Man at the End of the World series. A novella of 20,000 words.
Leopold Orso and the Case of the Bloody Tree (Sublime Electricity: The Prequel) by Pavel Kornev
Price: Free! Words: 9,440. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017 by Magic Dome Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Detective Constable Leopold Orso has to fight evil magic in order to protect the brave new world of science and steam. His powerful enemies have an arsenal of six-barreled machine guns, backpack flamethrowers and hordes of hellspawn. Leopold may escape with his life, but it won’t be easy!
Ride the High Air by F Hampton Carmine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Moira wanted to ride the high air, though few got past the royal tier. Her mother wanted her future husband to give her permission to fly, and she decided to never marry if she had to grovel. She wanted more, and would fly to get it. An updraft filled her wings and joy filled her being. She set her sights up the cliff past the king's tier to the high air! But the king's guards hollered, "Archers."
Banquet at Magic Mountain by C.M. Simpson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: Australian English. Published: February 17, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I hate camp. Every year yada yada yada. The only bright point is Luka, the Wild Man of Camp Mellinjo, an orphan and a stray grown up. When he bolts out of camp with the ook on his tail, I take off to see if I can save him, yet again—and that’s when I discover Camp Mellinjo isn’t what it seems, and neither is Luka. But seriously, guys, would my parents really sell me out?
Short Stories From a Warped Mind by D.J. Fraser
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of the author's favourite short stories. These stories cover a wide range of ideas, everything from an assassin still living at home in his mother's basement to a high priestess that has to decide if she is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to help protect her people. A brother who must avenge a great wrong done against his sister and a freighter captain who has to deal with mor
Swallowed by a Space Worm by Brett P. S.
Price: Free! Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Roy Gardner, handsome devil and captain of the Zeta, sat back in his captain's chair en route to a distant sector. He'd conquer that comb over of his eventually, but the Zeta stopped cold halfway to port, having landed in the maw of a Varaxian worm. Engulfed and stranded in the belly of an interstellar beast, Roy struggled to figure a way out before Deanna clocked him one.
Lies of the Old World by Brett P. S.
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Dianne coughed up a puff of sand as streams fell across her jacket from the hole above. What started as a trek through the wastes had ended down a sink hole and into a dark labyrinth filled with the ghosts of forgotten days. Met with artifacts from before the Blood Order, Dianne pieced together a history she'd been told didn't exist.
Frozen Sky by Jack Stornoway
Price: Free! Words: 8,950. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
She knew she should have just flown back to Hangtian with Cheng. That was all that was required. Find the missing strato-freighter and report its location. But this was an American airship, and she was going to be damned if she let a bunch of rebels rescue it.
Minor Characters by Don Fern
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
Three minor characters in a mystery story come to life. Story is set in a house located in the woods beside Lake Michigan.
Snappy and Dashing (A Yellow Hoods Companion Tale) by Adam Dreece
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Between the gripping adventures of The Yellow Hoods series' Breadcrumb Trail (Book 2) and All the King's-Men (Book 3), is a short tale featuring Richelle Pieman of the Fare. Able to be enjoyed as a standalone tale, it also adds richness to the books to come!
Earth Inherited (a Short Tale of Planetary Plague & Astronomical Affliction) by Justine Avery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
NOTHING SETS THE TONE FOR THE DAY LIKE LEARNING YOUR HOME PLANET HAS JUST CHANGED OWNERSHIP. Today is a day like any other on Earth. People wake and work. Minds plug into electronic devices. Then, the figurative bomb hits. Screens are ablaze, and radio is abuzz with a news flash like no other: Earth has been inherited. The planet has a new owner.
The Night Monster (Adventures of a Reluctant Bounty Hunter) by Toby Bain
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: British English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
‘The Night Monster (Adventures of a Reluctant Bounty Hunter)’ (29,000 words) is set on the fictional planet of Balkar. Emmerlich Day is broke. His only way out of destitution is to hunt down the Night Monster and collect the colossal reward.
Frigid by Charles Jones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He never thought he would be an accessory to murder. He never thought his conspirator would be a computer. Enjoy this short story with coffee and a blanket!
He Who Saves A Single Life, Saves The World Entire by F Hampton Carmine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
It's a primitive planet. Should they risk their mission to save it from the asteroid hurtling toward it? Their philosophy is to preserve life, but also, not to interfere in the natural development of other species. One scientist leaves their corporeal shell, using their energy form to visit the planet. It will join with them and observe just what kind of creatures the dominant species truly are.
The Clockwork King by Simon Kewin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,450. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When Siggurd is given a task to perform by the Wirfather, he knows he is being sent to his death in punishment for his sins. For the Wirfather instructs him to track down and capture the Clockwork King of Pirathia, the fabled silver and brass homunculus Borealis Banderwar. It is an impossible task, but Siggurd has no choice but to try... A fantasy novella.
Dimensional Man: Genesis by R. Richard
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: American English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
f you want it and have the cash, James Dorn can get it for you. James Dorn is a tall, thin man, with a grimoire of magic spells. James is hired by the government and paired with a lady named Hecate, a lady with paranormal skills. James and Hecate discover a major drug smuggling operation, involving a space alien. Science meets magic and the adventure begins.
Duplication Corporation : nouvelle de science-fiction by Jérémie Lebrunet
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: French. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Suliac a réussi à se faire engager comme pâtissier dans le manoir de l’homme qui a brisé sa vie sept ans plus tôt. Le plan qu’il a élaboré pour obtenir réparation est prêt. Mais il va devoir jouer serré : Monsieur Bonnefoy possède deux corps, dont un qui a l’apparence innocente d’un garçon de sept ans… Nouvelle de science-fiction 9 300 mots = 40 minutes de lecture
Taken by K.L.O Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 13,150. Language: Australian English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Adventure » General
In modern Australia, Kalverya Nindo is a purebred Nefaliem. A woman with power, strength and smart-ass remarks that captures many men and women off guard. Born as a hybrid, and a royal descendant she’ll carry out the most dangerous and prestigious of titles—deal with otherworldly battles while trying to keep her love life stable.