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Crated Glory by A. Maire Dinsmore
Price: Free! Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A member of the infamous Denish family, Nadine knows how to keep her smuggling business off the radar of the Factor. She's worked hard to gain a favorable reputation outside of that of her father and brothers. But at a refuel stop during a particularly dangerous mission, Nadine gets some information that leaves her ready to throw all that aside.
Naissance (2020) by Danny H Jorgensen
Series: Still Light, 1:1. Price: Free! Words: 6,130. Language: British English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A short story of the day everything changed. A secret group called Abraxas has gathered the best of the world's talent on a remote island to create the foundation for the future, and it all hangs on the outcome of a single game. This is that day, and an intimation of things to come as Still Light extends into the 26st century. Also, Go-playing robots, secret organisations, and a giant mushroom
Papawa Book One The Keys Series by L.K. Marshall
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
James is your ordinary muscle car enthusiast living on the salt flats. Until one night when his world took an explosive turn. What he thought was a meteor turned out to be a space craft. After he rescues the pilot he agrees to accompany her to secure the Keys, which are in danger of falling into the wrong hands. Will James and the pilot get to the Key first or will the Dragologer beat them to it?
Death by Hyun Choul Kim
Price: Free! Words: 12,430. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man who is expanding his life by 160 assisted by the shield is a human being, hero, prey, zombie and Grand Alpha. Do you still want to live longer than you have given? Think about it.
Initial Profit by Bruce Davis
Series: The Profit Logbook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 5,310. Language: American English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of how Zack Mbele “acquired” the space freighter, "Profit".
The Healer by Louis Shalako
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Kyle Mootrey is a cute guy and everything, but Rebecca is beginning to wonder what he’s up to. The Earth colonists from Ark Two are settling in to what turns out to be a rather barren planet. Kyle is hoping Rebecca can keep a secret. Kyle has an alien friend who is hurt, and only Rebecca can help. A short story.
My Pal the Bug #3: Bait by Greg M. Hall
Price: Free! Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Turlock gets a text informing him he'll be killed in five minutes. If he can best a near-perfect assassin, he and Marve must find out where it came from--and prevent their mass production.
Nipped in the Butt by William Mangieri
Series: Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Now included in the collection "Cats of War I", now available at a special promo price! More intrigue as a familiar hallucinogen finds its way into Ramses society. Are their long-time adversaries behind it? Time for Major Tom to save the Empire again… “Nipped in the Butt” is the 2nd story in William Mangieri’s “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire” series.
Le début de la fin, et lycée de Versailles by Madjid Lebane
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 6,780. Language: French. Published: September 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Premier épisode des aventures de la toute petite équipe du Service Parisien des Enquêtes spéciales.
Star Sailor #3: Jyoti the Slave by Chris Fox
Series: Star Sailor. Price: Free! Words: 17,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Star Sailor is a series of episodic short stories about a girl named Najima Dezetoiles, and her travels by raft throughout a galaxy once rocked by a terrible war, as she searches for something she lost. In this episode, Najima crash lands on the lush, rainy planet of Tamiravani III, where she must solve a mystery of missing slaves with her unexpected companion, Jyoti.
Clockwork Nessie by Claire Gillian
Price: Free! Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013 by Spencer Imaginarium. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
An intrepid young woman in pre-World War 1 Scotland, who prefers science to matrimony, discovers a world of incredible secrets her late father was keen on hiding from her. Clockwork Nessie is a short story featuring steam-powered inventions, monsters, pirates and handsome scientists.
Remembrance Day by Simon Kewin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Magnus is a broken-down veteran of the Basilisk war, running a bar on the Möbius Strip. His customers are trying to forget their pasts. He spends his time trying to remember his. A woman he once knew comes seeking his help. When Magnus finds out who is really involved it's time to reach for his blaster. But then he begins to discover just how unreliable his memories actually are...
Los relatos del Ingeniero Andante. Vol. 2 by Jose Docavo Alberti
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: Spanish. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Descubre al novelista Jose Docavo Alberti a través de este fantástico libro de relatos. Leyendo sus páginas te sumergirás en un mundo extraordinario, un mundo en el que todo es posible, un mundo lleno de poesía y de magia que no querrás abandonar jamás. Sobrino-nieto de Rafael Alberti, su saga El tercer nacimiento de Ulises y su primer volumen de relatos, están siendo un éxito de crítica.
A Force of No Equal by Derek Elkins
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
Three waves decimated the earth. In the First Wave: Snow Day, they came with the snow to destroy as many of us as possible. During the Second Wave: A Trip to the Zoo, they took over our government, our armies and our own bodies. And finally, in the Final Wave: A Hike in the Mountains, one of the last members of the human race tries to run for a place to hide and wait out the invasion.
Safety Tests by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Devlin trudges through his job on the space station waiting for retirement and hoping he won’t die first. A test pilot with Licensing and Regulation, he makes sure only the most qualified pilots make it to the test flight, let alone pass it. But sometimes, even the most jaded tester misses something. And the difference between life and death on a space station? Missing nothing. Nothing at all.
McGellen by L L Watkin
Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The crew were the best of humanity, supplied with the most sophisticated ship and sent off to find new technology to aid the war effort. McGellen herself was a mere add-on, “Test this new computer while you’re out there, kill two birds with one stone. Makes the whole thing more palatable to the paying public.” More palatable it may be, but not less risky.
Mooncake by Ray Hecht
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It is Mid-Autumn Festival in Lunar Colony 01111001's Chinatown, a holiday celebrated by eating mooncake and regaling with tales of Chang'e flying to the moon. Little Xiao Yue asks her grandfather what it all means. There is always a generation gap. How can precocious children in the future understand the metaphor? Enjoy this short short, a taste of one writer's science fiction and Sino overlap..