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Uruguayo Shade -- versión española by Allan R. Wallace
Series: Hacktivism, Speculative Fiction Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,840. Language: Spanish. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Entre tranquilas percepciones de lo que podría ser una guía turística sobre Uruguay; estallan aventuras y acción.
Monkeys and Empire State Buildings by The Numbered Entity Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mars had changed. Smith, a Marsmen engineered from Earth stock to build the earliest colony, pines for the good old days before Earthling tourists came and ruined it all. Then an accident threatens to tip tensions over the precipice and forces Smith to question the very notion of 'human,' and the claims of the true inheritors of Mars.
The Ostracons of Europa by Ken Hinckley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ricardo Cuerta experiences the thrall of discovery when he peers beneath the most astonishing pattern in the Solar System: the frozen shards of Europa. But what shapes loom in the darkness? What wonders lurk in the deep? And most importantly—what does that pattern mean? First published in Nature magazine, the answer will forever change how you look at this remarkable moon of Jupiter.
ProtectVision by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen-year-old Sharyn just wants to have fun. But her overprotective father wants to control her life. He uses the latest technology, ProtectVision, to make sure she follows his rules. But technology comes with a price—one she, her father, and even innocent bystanders might have to pay. Chosen as one of the top ten stories of 2004 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Delhi De Kingre by Ajmer Sidhu
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » General
This is a short description of police atrocities on people involved in revolutionary movements in Punjab/India conveyed in the form of punjabi scientific fiction.
Microcosm by Robert Zimmerman
Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a short story that stretches back through pre-colonial America through modern day and beyond, a construction worker, a soldier, and a young boy all discover the same strange object. Each one sees the artifact through the lens of his own life and time, but can any of them discover its hidden power?
Shadow Dreams by Meyari McFarland
Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Shadow Dreams is an enticing short story that opens the book on the Eight Factors universe where near death incidents can cause incredible gifts to erupt. Join Corey as he navigates the treacherous currents of the Gifted while hiding his true potential. If he fails, freedom won't be the only thing he loses.
The Righteous Government by Verity Kaye
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(5.00 from 4 reviews)
A zealous government tries to use one lover against another for information. But when that fails, the government proves they still have the upper hand.
Wannabe Vampire by J. F. Manning
Price: Free! Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Part 1 of The Unicorn Papers, a series by J. F. Manning. A journey into the darkness of an alternate universe where fantasy is reality.
The Unreliability of the Mature Mind by William Mangieri
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Can mind control work on someone who can’t control their own mind? It's frustrating to deal with the inconsistencies of dimentia and it's effects on maturing minds, but what if our defense against a future invader depended on that unreliability. "The Unreliability of the Mature Mind" is a short, speculative fiction, and is in the collection "Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
iWitness by Elizabeth Los
Price: Free! Words: 610. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Flash Fiction science fiction. Told in first person, a woman runs through streets filled with sentinel cyborgs. She struggles to cope with the recent invasion and a long forgotten memory.
Life in 2012 by Jay Nichols
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
God, how I miss looking forward to the 2012 Apocalypse. Here's a poem I wrote in late 2012 expressing my eagerness for a change, be it good or bad.
Celsius 233 - Projet Bradbury, #07 by Neil Jomunsi
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 7. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: French. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Hector est un fonctionnaire zélé au service d'un état totalitaire et intrusif: son travail consiste à écouter les conversations des citoyens, à les placer sous surveillance vidéo, à les suivre dans la rue jusqu'à ce qu'ils fassent un faux pas — volontaire ou inconscient — et tombent sous le coup de la loi. Hector aime beaucoup son travail mais un jour, la machine répressive se retourne contre lui.
Range of Mercy by C. C. Marks
Price: Free! Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Timbercreek Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(2.00 from 1 review)
Charlie disguised herself as a boy, but Thomas knew the truth, and though it put them all in danger, he kept her secret from the others. She didn’t stand a chance against the schemes of the self-appointed leader, Jonas Bannon, if he ever figured out the truth. Doing the right thing didn’t make Thomas a hero. But it did keep him human, and it did put him in range of mercy.
Walk a Mile by Richard Levesque
Price: Free! Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Sometimes a kiss is more than a kiss. When Ronnie Clark gets out of her father's broken down pickup truck, Mike Parker thinks it's his lucky night. Soon enough he realizes that Ronnie Clark isn't who she seems to be. All Mike ever wanted was for the prettiest girl in town to notice him, but now that she has, nothing will ever be the same for Mike, not his home, not his job, not even Mike himself.
Xandra by Ann Snizek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Snow Flower Enterprises - Ann Snizek. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Xandra thought of home as a safe place until the Sanctorum showed up. Now home is the most dangerous place she could be, but she has nowhere else to go.
Flash Virus: Episode Four by Steve Vernon
Series: Flash Virus, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
This the story of the end of the world - as told by a teenager. Things are really beginning to heat up in Briar's school. Captain Albino's kid-programming sessions are underway. Under the blue light Briar is transformed physically. Under the yellow light Briar is transformed mentally. But it isn't until Captain Albino takes Briar to the burning barrel that things REALLY begin to heat up.
Tales From The Scrapbox by Jo Grix
Price: Free! Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story collection that travels from the depths of space to the realms of fantasy. Young and New Adults struggle against inner demons, outer hardships, and seek to defeat the darkness which surrounds them.
Spaceports & Spidersilk Oct. 2013 by Marcie Tentchoff
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. This issue features works from Anne E. Johnson, John Grey, Guy Belleranti, and many more.