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Crap Shoot
Price: Free! Words: 12,920. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(2.00 from 1 review)
Years ago, a pair of college girls was rescued from a party-gone-bad, then abducted by an alien in need of a crew. A few years later, they abandoned their alien savior on Earth and are forced to return to find and rescue him to prevent interstellar criminals from raiding the Earth. To do this, they need help.
The Final Testament
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A religious leader's unprecedented trip through a wormhole to another dimension to retrieve a sacred tome could save his planet's people - or perhaps doom them.
Trikes & Aliens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,660. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When his zipabout malfunctions, Rala makes a forced landing in Sally's backyard. Sally thinks Rala talks funny, but she wants to help. Rala is more worried about Sally's mother. Because even on this backward planet, children don't get left completely unsupervised. (1300-word short story)
The Von Barkingham Method of Time Travel
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the future ... well, you already know this (or will), assuming you lived (or will live) through the horror, the misery, the nightmare that was (or is) (or will be) the Von Barkingham method of time travel. May God have mercy on our souls.
Incursion
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
Every Universe that can play out, has and currently is. Not everyone likes the Universe they were born in, even fewer dare to think they alone can change it for the better.
Three-headed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
When the mutant humanoids of Compound 55 hear that new company boss, Ra, is about to pay them a visit, they fear they will lose their jobs and be turned out into the wilderness. Even the dedicated chief chronicler, one-eyed Odysseus, is unsure of his future. During a bizarre interview the three-headed Ra asks Odysseus to carry out a distasteful task.
The Crucible
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,360. Language: American English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Steel Drake Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
From the Collected Journals of Fleet Admiral Charles Xarin November 4th, 2296: The Shadorin Empire. Never in our history has the Terran Confederation faced such a brutal and terrifying enemy as the Shadorin Empire. It is my sincere hope that if we were to survive this conflict with the Shadorin Empire that we never come across an enemy of their like again...
Reflections on Tinsori Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
For those who wish to see how a short story goes from outline to short story, this echapbook presents the outline for, and the completed short Liaden story, "The Space at Tinsori Light," with an explanatory foreword by Sharon Lee.
The Energy Scavengers
Series: The Energy Scavengers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.
Ashday's Child
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
In a distant, simple society which rose after a nuclear holocaust, a young couple realise with horror that they have inadvertently transgressed a major, but unjust, law. Their baby is due to be born in the forbidden second quarter of the year: it will be an accursed Ashday's Child.
Apex Magazine - Issue 39
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,310. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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. This issue contains fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Kat Howard, Marie Brenna, and Nir Yaniv, nonfiction by Jim C. Hines, and an interview with Genevieve Valentine.
Humanoid Central
Price: Free! Words: 19,590. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(3.00 from 1 review)
In the future, humans and androids desperately need to find a way to get along with each other, but they're failing miserably. A hand-picked group of Future Leaders is sent to a special academy, a sort of Blade Runner High School, where the young ones must learn how to just get along. In this absurdist fable, they're going to need all the luck they can get.
Come and Watch a Man Die!
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
They paid millions of dollars to take part in a ritual of human sacrifice. They are a nameless brotherhood, a collective of bankers, military men, and corporate executives whose endless hunger has been the driving force behind every atrocity ever committed. Tonight, they are going to cook a world-famous chef in an electric chair on live television.
Terror In Atlanta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
MOMS WERE NO longer carrying babies in their expensive strollers, they were hauling monsters. Fundamentalism was dead. Nebbia was the new science of people decimation without weapons.
Supremacy: Reformation - Episode 3
Series: Supremacy: Reformation, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In this episode, Anthros finds himself in a battered state ready to give up the secrets he holds. A team of archivists dig into his mind and pull out his entire adventure on White Sands, revealing just how he infiltrated the Reformation. New information of Tharin's true plan comes to light, placing the entire conflict over the Second Order into a new perspective.
Left-Hand World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by J Z Morrison Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Owen Andrews meets his obsession, Lynne Penney, a woman scarred by her legendary visit to a parallel world. But obsessions can both destroy and heal. Owen is about to find out how.
Transplant Treachery
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
There’s a long waiting list for life saving transplants. How are so many organs suddenly becoming available, especially for wealthy patients out on Solus? Something isn’t right there and questions begin to arise. After a friend of a friend is killed, Galactic P.I. Majestic Kane is determined to find out why.
Purr Mission
Series: Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Major Tom’s dander is up. His cub is dying of the Morient Virus, and he knows their sworn enemies are responsible (the Baastards!), but bureaucats order him not to go to their planet to recover the antidote. Well, it’s easier to beg forgiveness than to ask purrmission. Purr Mission is a science fiction short story, and the first story in the “Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire” series.
Dragons of the Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dragons of the Stars - 2 short stories about the future, where spaceships controlled by superintelligent AI's go renegade, venting their human crews into the vacuum of outer space and become the Dragons of the Stars.
Crunchers, Inc.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation has a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. Edith must find how the EISHies infiltrated her business—and then figure out what to do about it without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero.