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Pause
By Michael D. Britton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A new weapon - one that freezes its targets in space-time - has a mysterious side effect on Captain John Benjamin of the Raptor's Shadow. Can a cure be found before his world seems to come to a complete stop?
Armchair Scientist
By David Bartell
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You have submitted a half-baked theory to the premium magazine Armchair Scientist. This is the terse response. Armchair Scientist first appeared in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact as a Probability Zero story in April 2009.
The Adventures of Eco Enrico
By Eco Universal Productions
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,310. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
With the help of a handful of magical seeds, eight-year-old Enrico Rivera sets out on a mission to clean up the pollution at Suds, Inc. But before Enrico can save the planet (and his dad), he’s got to believe in his own power to make a difference. Join Eco Enrico and his pollution-fighting seed friends as they embark on a global adventure to prevent environmental destruction.
Primer (a zombie short story)
By Ro Van Saint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,160. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Five years ago the monsters arrived & decimated the village. Everyone perished except the children. The young band of survivors have had to fend for themselves ever since, keeping a close eye on the forest where the monsters have receded until the time is right. But children grow up & become adults. That's when the monsters come out of hiding. Around here birthdays are feared not celebrated.
Test Signals
By David Bartell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,000. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A deformed researcher is drawn into a DNA piracy scheme. Should he donate his genes to benefit mankind, or battle a corporate monster for ownership of them? “Test Signals” was the lead novella in Analog Science Fiction Science Fact, May 2008, the grandaddy of professional SF magazines.
90 Minutes Above the Earth
By Ronan Frost
Price: Free! Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is an antiquated plain-text file wedged lost and tagless for years in the memory banks of the main computer, estimated to be written way back in the mid 2100's. It is a diary of a lonely young man orbiting the moldering ball that is the Earth, himself alone and awake among the Dreamers.
Area 52: Arrival
By Edward M. Grant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Ron Durston is called up for National Service in 1952, all he wants is to be posted somewhere sunny like Tahiti or Weymouth where he can fraternise with the native girls and come home with a medal or two to impress the local girls. Instead he finds himself standing guard in Ass-End, Yorkshire where the winter is cold and the native girl is invisible.
Le Morte d'Arthur
By Tristan Gregory
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The ship Le Morte d'Arthur has more confirmed kills than any ship in the fleet. Unfortunately, it also has the most crew casualties - both in and out of combat...
The Argument of Constants
By Mikael Aizen
Price: Free! Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Douglas Adams meets Roger Zelazny. This novelette mixes absurd humor, parallel universes, and romantic drama while managing to ask life's ultimate question: What is a koala doing in a boot? The Argument of Constants won the 2010 Writers of the Future Contest Honorable Mention.
The Plattsmouth II
By John Gaukel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
The continuing saga of Joan whose dream to captain a starship came true when she became the starship. This is the tale of her first mission with a team of both Humans and quantum people. Joan must learn new skills if she is to save a dying race. her team is as green as she is, but they have the quants to help her, but what do you do when even the quants are cut off?
Waste Land: A Free Sci Fi Short Story
By Michael McClung
Price: Free! Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
We fell out of the void toward the planet that Hugo had named Eliot. Its G-class star, Pound, hung like a fiery jewel in the void. I was frozen, and Pound thawed me from an eon's sleep, gossamer arrays drinking in light and heat and literally, though indirectly, warming the frozen sludge of my blood. It brought me back to life. Five thousand others slept on. Eighteen corpses thawed, and bled...
Farewell to Tyrn
By Ryan Harvey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,050. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Twelve-year-old Belde thought nothing terrifying could happen during the Month of the Sun. Then the cruel wizards known as "The Shapers" knock on her father's door. Belde plunges into a nightmare that carries her and her dinosaur pet Rint across the city, fleeing the Shapers' agents, and into the shocking truth about her life. A new science-fantasy novelette in the land of Ahn-Tarqa.
Have shaker, will time travel The Genevieve Bouteille Chronicles Part 2 – The Hindenburgh Cocktail
By Maizie Teasworth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by Robert Orr. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
What happens when a 2040's era lady caterer / mixologist stumbles across a mysterious elderly gentleman tinkerer and his time traveling cocktail shaker at a Seattle Steampunk convention? Booze related Hysterical historical tomfoolery ensue, and the origins and recipes for some very nice drinks are the result! Part 2 - The Hindenburg Cocktail
The Rebels of Lower Lorado
By Murrey Jacobson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,990. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Pulp science fiction of a futuristic war where psychics fight on the battlefields alongside soldiers in powered armor. Check your brain at the cover and enjoy pulp science fiction.
Mistress or Mate - A Gunner Long Case
By Byron Gordon
Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 2. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Recommended Ages: 17+ It's like this, you see. Gordon Thelb is a pal of mine. We helped each other out in a mixup on Mezzic a while back and I worked with his uncle a bit before that. Thelb is a standup kid, up and coming space ranger captain, but he's fallen head over heels for some skirt. Apparently a pretty rich skirt, who doesn't appear to do any honest work.
La Rubia
By Raymund Eich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Francisca's small settlement of Mexican refugees needed help defending itself from pirates roving the asteroid belt. But what would she do when the only help was offered by a European renegade whose combat robot had destroyed Mexico and killed her son?
The Precarious Child
By Pip Ballantine
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Sun Never Sets
By Val Griswold
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Agent Isaac Martin receives a note, imploring him to investigate the nearly completed clock tower at the Palace at Westminster. He and his partner, Agent Andrew Kensington, start looking into the construction and uncover unanswered questions concerning this new landmark’s creators.
Hanuman's Gift
By Helen Madden
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Augustus Whitby toils in the Archives, dreaming up stories far more plausible than the supposed “investigations” of the field agents. A story from Agent Harrison Thorne and an artifact from his recent case, however, proves that there are some truths that are far stranger than fiction.
Katalysis' Heart
By Raymund Eich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In its off-line data vault in Vienna, the biotech company Katalysis hid a gene therapy technology that could cure diseases and remake people into strange new forms. Could two young American hackers, and a jaded European agent, work together to penetrate the company's vault and release that new technology to the world?