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Solar Cycle 24
Price: Free! Words: 15,590. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.00 from 1 review)
An Amateur radio operator discovers a signal coming from space where it ought not to be. He and his wife are carried off to a government facility; their every day life turned upside down. Soon they realize that they must get out at all costs as they learn more about Solar Cycle 24.
Frame Story: Seven Stories of Sci Fi & Fantasy, Horror & Humor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the host of the popular "Cheapskates" segment on the Hugo-Award winning podcast "StarShipSofa", "Frame Story" features seven short stories with the rich description and twisted endings of writer Adam Pracht. "Frame Story" was a finalist in the "Stuff You Should Know" podcast Horror Fiction contest.
Beef Stew from Anna Lou
Price: Free! Words: 17,780. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This Halloween you're invited to dine at Murl's Famous Country Buffet, a place where folks gather to enjoy good food, friendly service, and a warm, down-home atmosphere as the world around them comes to a screaming end. Step right in and let our charming hostess, Anna Lou, find you a seat. We hope you enjoy your meal. It's probably your last.
Hunting Comp.
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A Cautionary Tale of Time Travel. How much fun would it be to hunt a dinosaur with an Enfield rifle?
Mantis
Price: Free! Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Thrown into the sea, his memory of the last few hours hazy but slowly returning, young Mantis decides he can’t die just yet – not before he has put up a fight and made the regime pay for killing the people he loved. This is the story of how Mantis met Kalaes and how Mantis started his journey with the resistance.
Sense of Wonder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are many kinds of mystery, especially on the Moon! Sit down and have a drink with a Lunar rockhound as he tells you his tale: the trials and tribulations and even humiliations he endured just so that he could do tedious, difficult work on Luna. But on the Moon, even an ordinary day of work is extraordinary; and for this Lunar geologist, this day will be the culmination of a lifetime's dream.
The Mother Anthony
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,530. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"The Mother Anthony" (11,300 words, approximately 60 pages in print) tells how young teacher Bess Anthony struggles to protect her students as their damaged starship seeks out a habitable world. Can she teach them to overcome their fears? Can she teach them to survive against long odds? With help from the handsome Lieutenant Masterson, she's going to try her best; but what will it cost them?
Transformations
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Anura Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If it meant destroying who you are now, could you take the leap of faith, to find out who you might become? Includes "Changing Course" and "Final Words." 5221 words
The Double Crossing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: American English. Published: October 13, 2012 by Step5 Transmedia. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When Martin Main slips out of his own story and into the mind of his creator, all the rules come undone. At first, Martin just wants to understand who he really is. Soon he has a bigger question: Who made who? What if a player takes over the play…? An inmate takes over the asylum…? The asylum…is the play…is reality? The Double Crossing is a dark-SF story about identity. About 7,200 words.
Memory Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A man who loves to sing causes a terrible accident, but when he seeks help from a memory-erasure doctor, he uncovers something even worse.
Nazareth (A Dystopian Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A few years after an unspecified apocalyptic event, two wanderers share a chance encounter. With faulty memories and no foreseeable purpose in life, they reflect on the nature of faith and loss at the end of the world. This story is approximately 3000 words. A shorter version of it has previously appeared in The Subtopian Magazine.
The Bones of Texas City
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
A near-future short story. State of Bayou Tracker Rick Edwards knew it wasn't a vagrant he was looking for. But he didn't expect to find someone like her.
Rewind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,730. Language: Italian. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La Starweb è sull'orlo del fallimento. Tasse, debiti e burocrazia la stanno uccidendo. Ma Alberto Ferrari ha un'idea geniale. E i conti cominciano a volare. Troppo. Banche, pm e media tentano un nuovo massacro. Presto Alberto raggiungerà quello che non avrebbe mai immaginato. Ma qualcosa non quadra. E quando anche anche il suo sogno d'amore sta per realizzarsi, la realtà di Alberto cambia ancora.
Richard
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard is hopeful when his spaceship crashes on an inhabited planet. But with his friend hurt in the crash, and medical supplies on this planet strangely expensive, hope begins to fade.
The Extralife Chronicles: The Slayer and the Ruin-er
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: American English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Extris is over run by Humans, the Extralife rise up to take back their planet. Maveth Dojanne learns that hatred can sometimes get him what he wants. Avith Runer realizes that past grievances are sometimes better forgotten than remembered. When Murl Graven sets out to make herself the Queen of Earth, the Extralife must intervene...But...it isn't what you think...
Physics for Dogs
Price: Free! Words: 17,880. Language: British English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
When Bruno the beagle goes missing after an unfortunate accident, his disappearance is written off as just another mystery. But when he reappears twelve years later without ageing a day, it’s up to his owner to uncover the disturbing truth behind an ancient power nestled beneath the town.
Faith of Crisis
Price: Free! Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the raw, terrifying world of a nuclear holocaust, one young woman has a life-altering experience that brings her face to face with the reality of her own existence.
Long Time Passing
Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga. Martin is a man with a grim past he would rather not remember, even after three long centuries. But in a future where history seems about to repeat itself, can he really hide from his darkest memories forever?
In His Dream He Plummets
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A free sci-fi short story involving alternate reality and dark inner-monologue, wrapped in an interesting poetic writing style. (around 8900 words or 15 single-spaced pages)
Aurora Borealis: Heated Arguments
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Heated Arguments:" When the Aurora Borealis is stranded dead in space, it is infiltrated by an old 'acquaintance' of the crew causing all hell to break lose not only on the ship, but also within the Captain. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.