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Mining Games
Price: Free! Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Space mining is big business and corporations compete fiercely to exploit our solar system’s rich minerals. Spacial Alloy, a dominant firm on world markets, ruthlessly leads the pack on all fronts: exploration, exploitation, and production. Unfortunately, in space, incriminating evidence can drift around for a long, long time.
Adios Amigo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sometimes a wish is granted. A Mexican orphan boy hitches a ride to another star system with his new friend. Come live the adventures of Jose and his alien friends. In our first adventure, confrontation with a jealous student; a tourist ship ends in kidnapping; and an opportunity to become a space pilot result in their escape from space pirates.
Saturday Story Prompts Collection : 2012
Series: Saturday Story Prompts - Yearly, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Saturday Story Prompts are snippits of story that range from single sentences to longer conversations and are set in fantasy, science fiction, and generic genres. They're great for getting a Muse unstuck and sending the Plot Bunnies hopping! This eBook contains all the SSPs posted to my blog during 2012 (260). One new prompt was created to replace those that were set in my own universes.
Causality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A dream of desolation and death. A nightmare vision of a looming end, surrounded by hidden enemies and desperate strangers. His love taken. His hope lost. His life forfeit because of his failures, his inadequacies. How can this end be a beginning? And how can a dream seem so real?
The Call of the Elements: A Kiss of Fire
Price: Free! Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I shall begin with that which is passionate and beautiful, as an old man is wont to do. Fire, who consumes and destroys even as she gives light and warmth, loveliest of the Elements. Once, she locked herself away, hidden in a land of snow and ice, fearing the power that burned within her. More's the folly: we brought her back.
The First Child's Plan
Series: The Adventures Of Janr Ssor, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
It was 112 degrees at Cape Canaveral in January! We were nearly to Mars when I read the news on the comm screen. Millions were dying from the much greater heat in Africa and other countries in the Southern Hemisphere. Our mission had nothing to do with the global warming but to our surprise that would soon change.
Overman
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Psychiatrist Owen Hanks’s new patient, Conrad Davis, is a superhuman ex-police officer - formerly depicted by the press as a veritable superhero. Then something changed, and - without explanation - he began to take lives rather than saving them. Owen feels safe because his patient’s powers are being suppressed. But he’s about to learn that - even now - Davis might not be as harmless as he seems.
Eyes of Wax
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two biotech nightmares in one ebook... In a world where implants make the blind see, the lame walk, and the deaf hear, what becomes of human mind? When public suspicion of the enhanced hits crisis, one man discovers just how much his fellow citizens value their humanity--and how far they'll go to squelch anything that threatens it. Includes bonus story: Self-Sustaining
Control Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
He sits alone, with no name. A faceless creature with a single purpose, he lives in a small room. He knows only his consoles, his buttons, his screens--the surfaces of a control room for a great machine that he calls "the universe." One room. Infinite possibilities.
Actual Darkness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by Thunder Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Even with the world coming to an end, the Strip's still in business and people in Las Vegas still need a ride. With his daddy's cab and his long-time buddy riding shotgun, Jefty's happy to oblige. He's managed to avoid the worst of the end times insanity so far – right up until a naked woman lands on the hood of his cab.
Judgment Day
Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Human race is on trial at the Supreme Court of the Galactic Empire for generalized crimes against life. Sentencing could mean instant annihilation of all mammals on Earth. What could one possible argue in the defense of the human race in front of beings of such immense wisdom and vast culture? Read this fifteen hundred word tale with a most surprising ending and find out.
Water Torture (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Unfortunately none are perfect, especially hotheaded Amy Dunwald, and even genius Evan Aaronson. Can these 18 year olds complete their mission to destroy cruise ship, or be crushed by their doubts and the ocean below them?
The Garden Pool
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Books. Power. Electricity. The wizard has everything forbidden the common people—and nobody even knows his name. For two girls barely in their teens, the mystery—and the temptations—prove irresistible. On a cold winter's night, they enter the wizard's garden to discover a treasure more precious than any they imagined—and a secret that tests their friendship beyond any civilized limits...
Just A Phase (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Only one other child has been admitted with living parents: Gideon Ross. Can Jeremiah Whitfield, heir to a multi-billion dollar corporation, escape his repulsive household, can he survive Clements once he's in? Are they right? Is it a phase?
SoS
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a science fiction short story. A radio signal is detected and it reveals a space ship destined for earth. Inside are a big surprise and when its intentions are discovered, it's an even bigger surprise.
Ring of Salvation
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,280. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The comet Nefarious is on a collision course with Earth. Apparently. And the US is scrambling to stop it. But Tamas, a seasoned journalist in the Eastern world, discovers that there may be an ulterior motive for putting a huge arsenal of weapons into space.
Listlessness In Early Automated Composition Devices
Price: Free! Words: 6,090. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Time-travelling ex-postman Harley Byrne's ongoing mission is to capture and make available for download “all the world’s music, ever.” In this newly rediscovered chapter from his lost memoirs, Byrne describes in full his mission to Manchester, 1952, to record the secret computer music of Alan Turing - war hero, mathematician, inventor of hands-free umbrella.
Stranger Revisited
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Robert Heinlein is the master of science fiction writing. I beg his indulgence to use his central character Mike Smith of Mars in my short story. A 14 years old fan of his begins her second reading of 'Stranger in a Strange Land'. She falls into a dream state and wakes up on Mars with Mike Smith as her guide. Come with Nancy for an event of your life. Enjoy.
#Citybots
Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of very short stories about robots going about their business in cities around the world. Featuring work by @blueberrio, @sooguy68, @mikearnzen, @sarcastic_f, @mediapathic, and @thebatinthehat.
Inheritance (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. But something went wrong, and one of the school's regents enrolled his son shortly before he died. Was it really a heart attack, or is Gideon Ross right and there was foul play involved?