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Puppet Theatre by J. D. Brink
Price: Free! Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Mesa City, there’s one hero you can count on to defend justice. Okay, two: the mysterious Shadow Puppet and that show-off, Mr. Wonderful. After his last tragic encounter with the villainess Kitty Kat, the Shadow Puppet is thought to be dead. And the man behind the mask would almost prefer that, but can’t let the Mr. Wonderfuls of the world get the best of him. Tonight he returns from the grave!
Stationfall - A Story of the Twin Stars by Robyn Paterson
Price: Free! Words: 16,280. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Trapped aboard a doomed orbital colony, an Imperial Officer and a Pirate find themselves locked in a desperate battle for survival against suicidal cultists bent on returning all aboard to the winds of space.
SeniorSource by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
For seniors who need a comfortable place to live, SeniorSource fits the bill. Zero-g, medical care, even a work exchange program for those who can’t afford it otherwise. And for one former NYPD detective, SeniorSource provides a lifeline. But if he fails to solve his latest case—the murder of a young boy on the Moon—in 24 hours, he’ll find himself downgraded or worse, back on Earth—and dead.
Uncanny Tales of Crush and Pound 2 by Christopher D. Carter
Series: Uncanny Tales of Crush and Pound. Price: Free! Words: 13,290. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Graphic novel, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Don't miss out as the agents of the DAM (Department of Adventures and Mysteries) take on ghosts, thieves, werewolves, and demons in the second installment of the 5 part series.
“Star Wars: A Smuggler's Entanglement. Part II.” by scifiguy3553
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Former Black Sun operative, Kaird, hired Deacon 90 to smuggle his family to Utapau 7 before the Galactic Empire expropriated the Nedij star system. Deacon is forced to land the Burned Cloak on Utapau instead by the Empire. After they escape to the Lehon System via hyperspace, the Cloak crew find themselves in an ancient space-intrigue!
Ian's Gang - Colony by Ian Kidd
Series: Ian's Gang, Book 41. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ian's Gang take a trip to the colony of Tru'fa, New Assessis, where someone or something is preying on the unsuspecting populace.
Aurealis #62 by Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Remnants' by Dan Rabarts, and 'The Leaves of the Manuka Tree' by Phillip W Simpson. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Yet another serving of quality fiction.
A Time to Dream: A Captain Brian Saber Story by Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Captain Brian Saber, his ship and other Earth Protection League ships face a suicide mission to save Earth. Can he succeed, even though seemingly moments before he lay slowly dying of old age in a nursing home on Earth? The first Captain Brian Saber story.
Watching You by Lance Erlick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias(5.00 from 1 review)
Chilling story of government surveillance. We have the ability and some say the obligation to know everything about everyone. Can privacy survive? Can the individual endure? Harold is a second-class citizen and a cog in a government surveillance system charged with reviewing “criminal activity.” He has private thoughts about a woman he’s forbidden from approaching, and he will not be deterred.
Beneath the Surface by Milo James Fowler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Twenty years after the world's end, the earth is a desolate place. For Willard and his people, their bunker has provided everything they've needed over the past decades; but now it's time to strike out into the unknown and rebuild civilization. The problem: Willard doesn't want to risk contamination on the surface, and everyone who's left the bunker on a scouting mission has returned...changed.
The Fruit Of Thy Womb by Lori R. Lopez
Price: Free! Words: 9,590. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Another unique zombie tale from Lori R. Lopez, the author of "Heartbeat" and "The Lycaning", this time with Fruit Flies and two jaded strangers who learn that they are not as alone as they think.
Tales From the Underground 2:The Town by Wanda La Claire
Series: Tales From The Underground, Serial 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jonathon follows Rachael to the surface but he is unexpectedly pursued. Second in the series.
Nell'Aria Nel Vento e Nella Pioggia (Racconti di Fantascienza) by J. Shoulderblade
Series: Antologie, Book 1. Price: $1.97 USD. Words: 15,240. Language: Italian. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dodici racconti fantastici, dodici racconti di fantascienza, uno diverso dall'altro. Storie Surreali e improbabili. Tutti i temi classici della Fantascienza riuniti in questo volume unico. Robot, Chip neurali, Viaggiatori nel Tempo e altro ancora vi accompagneranno in una lettura senza soluzione di continuità.
A Nation of Addicts by Lee Penney
Price: Free! Words: 8,800. Language: British English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A warming climate has brought disease and anarchy. Protected by the sea, Britain maintains order, but daily medication needs have left the pharmaceutical companies in charge. Emma works for them, but when they refuse to treat her mum she turns to those who fight them. When word of a possible cure reaches them, they ask Emma to steal it. If she's caught, she's dead, but her mum needs help.
Just One Day by Jacob Prytherch
Price: Free! Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.67 from 3 reviews)
The engineer awoke to the sound of the failing air conditioning, knowing four things above all else. He knew exactly who would be beating a monotonous rhythm on the door, he knew that he had to kill them, he knew that they would already be dead and rotting, and he was painfully aware that they would not be alone...
Golem by J.B. Hickock
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2013 by Jochannon Mahler. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Many years ago, Humanity perished in one night of madness; for many years, the Golems have lived a life -if life it can be called- unaltered, unending. Then the Aliens returned: they who slaughtered lost Humanity, and the Golems feel an emotion they have not for a long time- rage.
Androgyn by Eero Tarik
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: German. Published: July 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Diese futuristische Kurzgeschichte spielt im Jahr 2133, nach der Gier, nach dem Zusammenbruch, nach dem Großen Sterben, als die menschliche Bevölkerung auf weniger als 500 Millionen geschrumpft ist und die Zahl der Frauen die der Männer im Verhältnis 4:1 übersteigt. Die einzigen, die sich noch fortpflanzen können, sind männliche Androgyne.Eine einzigartige Story.