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Steve's Savage Safari
Price: Free! Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a nuclear apocalypse you can hide or you can find a way to prosper. That's what hunter "Savage" Steve did. There are plenty of rich survivors who will pay good money to go on a guided hunt for the odd and dangerous beasts that resulted from the cocktail of radiation and chemical weapons. But a safari in the wastes isn't for the fainthearted. How far will you go to get your trophy animal?
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
The Hole Story
Series: Novelettes, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This story first appeared in Tales Of The Talisman Volume 5 #2, Autumn 2009. Within an hour of the time Tal wakes up in a strange bed with no memory of who he is, where he is, or how he came to be here on this strange, unknown world, he is being pursued as he climbs endless stairs through featureless fog with Neola, the local teenage girl who took him off the Net and nursed him back to health.
The Unorthodox Eater
Price: Free! Words: 13,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Phileas McNeil, the interstellar gourmand, is on a personal quest to eat one of everything there is to eat, but now he has found something he perhaps he just can't stomach. The Ullyean Shrimp - euphoric, orgasmic, but potentially lethal, but that won't stop him, will it? This e-book collects three short strangitudes, along with a detailed annotation.
Watch Out For Warden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The loss of a treasured friend. An outsider who can't connect with her old life. A view from the inside. A strange indoctrination. A man who only wants to be reunited with his family. Everyday concerns and feelings combine with technology to create five short stories by Jill Potenti where average characters struggle to maintain their identity and sometimes their life.
Bitterness
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On the fifteenth anniversary of the last Nawvlee attack, Toy, a genetically modified wolverine, reflects on how life has been for him.
The Nova Incident
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In war all sides ultimately draw a line in the sand, daring the enemy to go no further. What happens when the weaker force challenges the stronger one not to cross that line - and its bluff is called?
Emmerette’s Mirror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Emmerette’s Mirror by Brent Miller Emmerette, an eighteen-year-old girl, is traveling with her brother and parents on one of the last planes to the Remnant Facility, the building in which this feat of technology is to take place. The underlying tension and anxiety of the plane’s other occupants makes her uneasy.
Porcelain Salli
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Alarm bells rang.Common enough in a state of Anthozoan war. Tocsins echoing: warning of collisions imminent or induline spore clouds and polyps drifting and falling like death.But this clamour was different, urgent and strange.
Probability
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
His eyes are filled with recognition even though they have never met. She knows it's not possible, but it's happening anyway. It makes no sense, and yet it is real. They shared a dream, but how much of it will come true?
The Artificer's Apprentice
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the city of Renze magic and technology blend seamlessly and the Artificer guilds make handsome profits keeping the city's systems running. Cast out of the guild in his prime and bitter from his many losses, a blind artificer has taken on an apprentice to make what he no longer can: a device that will help him get revenge on the man responsible for destroying his life.
Aladdin and His Wonderfully Infernal Device
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,070. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella to a legend from A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Aladdin is a street-wise thief that finds himself under the tutelage of a world-renown illusionist. He is escorted deep into the deserts in search of a treasure beyond his wildest dreams, and discovers instead something far more valuab
The Vacuum Isn't Crazy About Nature, Either
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The old adage only hints at the animosity between the primal elements of Creation. Tired of Nature's hostility, Nothing decides that the time is right to end this feud. On his terms. Science Fiction Short Story.
The Pitch (Short)
Price: Free! Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by BraeVitae. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.00 from 1 review)
A lighthearted look at the troubles faced by con artists in a more enlightened age.
John The Robot, a comical tale...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ithan Higgins is a down on his luck freighter pilot just trying to eke out living. John the Robot is his trusted co-pilot/engineer and probably his best friend. Together, they are on a mission to deliver some mysterious goods to a wealthy benefactor who wants no questions asked and a timely execution of the transport of the unique freight.
Alone In The Dark
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Three shorts set in different places and times. The only thing they have in common is they are all alone in the dark.
Mission of Mercy
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 12,870. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
“And, lo, on the island of banishment, the planet of violent death, you shall struggle, sweat upon the surface dirt, feeding upon one another like beasts of prey. Honor will come only with the joining of hands, with the higher purpose of mercy for your enemy; so go forth on a mission of mercy and face death with honor, for there lies total salvation.” —From the Voices of the Torshi
Gaslight Tea Party
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
Tea and cookies… with an imaginary friend? Let people make fun of her if they want. Claire ignores them. Nemo finally came around for a proper visit, and they have local gossip to catch up on. Until the warm glow of the gaslamps reveal the truth for everyone to see. A science fiction steampunk short story. This edition includes the complete BONUS story "Bowl the Lizard" by J.A. Marlow.
Mmm Chicken
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Scarlett Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jessica adores "her man." She has relied on him to take care of her. But one day, everything changes. "Mmm Chicken" is the first story in a series of stories called CREEPY CREATURES. These are adult horror stories.
The Universal Seam
Price: Free! Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
A Science Fiction Fantasy answering the age old question of who am I? Lara had always wondered about her place in the world . Her disillusionment at finding the answer led her on a trail half way across the world and beyond discovering long lost secrets and loves. As she unravelled the truth, her identity and destiny became clear.