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De Vuurtulpen by Mike Jansen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 10,600. Language: Dutch. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
De Vuurtulpen speelt zich af in een alternatieve wereld waarin Holland de invallen van de Fransen onder Napoleon wist te weerstaan en de VOC oppermachtig bleef, ten koste van de opkomst van Brittannië als wereldmacht. Nu brengt een nieuwe technologische ontwikkeling de status quo in gevaar en begeeft Hans Cornelisz zich in een politiek en militair wespennest om zijn opdracht uit te voeren.
The Oracle's Dilemma by Shawn O'Toole
Price: Free! Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A gentle sibyl is on a quest to make peace with the invaders of her exotic world. Things go wrong and her bodyguard is provoked to bloody violence. Their escape becomes a desperate fight for survival.
Apex Magazine - Issue 51 by Lynne M. Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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 contains work by Charlie Jane Anders, Brian Trent, and Christopher Barzak.
A Personal History of the Alien Controversy by Steve Matthew Benner
Price: Free! Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A government investigator is sent to the panhandle of Maryland to look into an alleged alien ship. As evidence mounts, the investigator realizes that the allegations are true. The aliens have invaded human hosts. But the aliens are beneficial, greatly improving the host’s health. The question is whether this is a good thing or not.
Sanctuary by Doug L Nelson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Earth is no longer capable of providing life for the masses. Natural disasters have brought on Pollution and Corruption. They are the only two resources left to exploit in a world convulsing from its death throes. It was decided that Batiman2 a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B and M88.2 an as yet unnamed planet orbiting Alpha Centauri A could be the last best hope for mankind.
Number Ten by Nick Troy
Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(2.00 from 1 review)
The scientists are trying to create a perfect digital copy of human mind. What if they succeed...and lose control over it?
My Undoing by Karla Locke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When I was twelve, war ravaged the earth. I lost everything I knew - family, friends, school, my home. Now I all I have are faint memories and Mr. Wong, a long-time family friend. He is now my mentor, my protector and my only friend. He taught me to survive this new world as we traveled from place to place avoiding civilization, he said it was for my protection. But why?
Zarg from Zarg by Shane Collinge
Price: Free! Words: 290. Language: Australian English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zarg the alien has travelled to Earth, looking for friends and some intergalactic nourishment replenishment. Will he find both?
Hungry Dead: Episode 4 (The Zombie Apocalypse Series) by Steven Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this episode: Corporal Abraham - A member of the National Guard haunted by his tour of duty overseas, he just wants to patch things up with his son and ex-wife. Abraham has been ordered to lead a convoy out into the zombie-infested suburbs to save as many as he can. But even the might of the Guard can't withstand the inexorable tide of the dead.
Hungry Dead: Episode 3 (The Zombie Apocalypse Series) by Steven Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,440. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this episode: Henrietta - A woman pastor clinging to her faith, she just wants to be accepted for who and what she is. Her closest and dearest friend succumbs to an awful disease the night the world dies. As the apocalypse itself unfolds before her eyes, Henrietta finds herself fighting for her life as the corpse of her friend returns to life with an insatiable hunger for the living.
Nouveau Message (Projet Bradbury, #01) by Neil Jomunsi
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 1. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: French. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Samuel, un expert en sécurité informatique travaillant pour les plus hautes instances du gouvernement, voit son quotidien subitement perturbé par l'arrivée d'un message indésirable dans sa boîte mail. D'apparence anodine, ce "spam" va pourtant changer toute sa vie. "Nouveau Message" est le premier titre de la série "Projet Bradbury" (52 nouvelles en 52 semaines) de Neil Jomunsi.
The Sensei of Dandelions Hushed by Ken Hinckley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Join Morrow Walker and the inimitable Great Serendipity Scott as they unfurl the tangled strands of time in their most harrowing adventure ever. Can they help Shizuko Katani, honored sensei and one-time mentor of Mr. Scott, find solace with her long-lost baby sister? It just takes the guts to confront a lightning storm while an atom bomb shudders atop a hundred-foot steel tower directly overhead.
The Cull by Enn Kae
Price: Free! Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A novella about a future dystopia - set in London's East End and Battersea Power Station; in a future world divided into a super-human race called The Pro-gens and the rest of us, The Re-gens. Abe, a Re-gen, uncovers a diabolical plan made by the powerful Pro-gens which threatens the future of humanity. Will he make it out alive to be with the love of his life, Ophelia, in Devon?
Playing with Fire by Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
Bloody Betty Queen of the Pirates by Russ Crossley
Series: Aloha Armstrong The Woman from L.I.P.S., Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Aloha Armstrong returns in a brand new time travel adventure. This time she must stop an enemy agent before he explodes a bomb which will not only destroy the past but the future. She soon discovers the enemy agent may not be what he appears to be, but that the threat is something else. They soon are forced to join forces to save both their futures. Will Aloha save the world once again?
Climbing Blind by Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Melissa's visit to Caspar II on a regular survey should have jump-started her career. When a strange energy fluctuation shuts down all the expedition's equipment-including her artificial eyes-she's got to feel her way, literally, out of the situation. A companion story to Point Interruption by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
Point Interruption by Sean Monaghan
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,230. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A survey expedition to Caspar II should have been a simple, easy payday for Adrienne and her team: fly in, grab some samples, get on home. But when someone in her team finds an ancient structure, and people start dying, it becomes anything but easy. A companion story to Climbing Blind by Sean Monaghan, author of Extraction Plan and The Tunnel.
De verdromer by Django Mathijsen
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: Dutch. Published: August 19, 2013 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Na de dood van haar echtgenoot heeft Gentia Pursen de leiding over het interplanetair transportbedrijf dat zij samen met Ravsel hadden opgericht. Ravsel probeert haar die leiding te ontnemen. Gentia twijfelt niet aan zijn goede bedoelingen… totdat Ravsel binnendringt in een droom die Gentia met haar echtgenoot heeft gedeeld. Dit sciencefictionverhaal heeft de Unleash Award 2012 gewonnen.
Giselle by David Stewart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,930. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Time traveler Isaac Chu walks into a Lebanese bar to see Giselle, a former crush from university, belly dancing on stage. Why would a promising science student at MIT give up everything to dance? Now Isaac is on a mission to find her in the present, and if possible, rewrite his past.