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Synthetic Saints
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012 by Vagabondage Press LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Alex Hargreaves is being haunted by the past. But the ghosts that plague him are born of science, not superstition. As a Security Specialist for the ISA, Alex has a memory implant that allows instantaneous access to memories – both good and bad. He can recall facts and figures with unfailing accuracy, but cannot move past the painful sense of death and abandonment.
The Shackles of Cause
Price: Free! Words: 4,850. Language: British English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Cause and effect. One follows the other. One always follows the other. But what if you could break that link and live a life of no consequences? What would you do with that power?
The Man Inside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In 1861, the Confederate States of American tried to break free from the United States. They succeeded. Now, it is 1961, and the Confederacy is on the verge of collapsing and re-uniting with the USA. Unless they can get the atomic bomb. Rudy Schweitzer is a US spy in their midst. But he didn't volunteer, and he wants out. Will he be a turncoat to save his own skin? Who is THE MAN INSIDE?
Escape from Xanadu
Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,750. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In this third novelette in the Magnetron Chronicles series, Phineas Magnetron and the Hogalum Society are quite literally drawn to the incomparable lost city of Zhen Atu. There they find the lost passengers and crew of the Salmagundi, and learn that the laws of physics are not as straightforward as previously believed. Indeed, the very nature and genesis of mankind are called into question.
Tales of a Century 2: Sleeping Beauty
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Anyone that would choose to settle on a faraway planet has their own reasons for wanting a new start. For Tom, a construction worker helping to build the new city, the decision was a hard one to make, but in the end he chose to leave his old life behind. Everything except his dead wife.
The Curious Proposal for Prosperity, Nevada
Price: Free! Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How does one revive a dying town? That's the dilemma facing the small town of Prosperity, Nevada. Once a prosperous mining town, the silver ore has dried up and the residents are moving away toward a more productive future. To save itself from becoming a ghost town, its most influential residents come up with a unique plan. Will it be enough to save Prosperity?
Tales of a Century 1: Obsolescence
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Humanity is about to take its first giant leaps on a planet outside of the Solar system. The colonists of Century I thought they left the human world behind when they set out on their journey, but 4 and a half years traveling near lightspeed is a long time for those back on Earth, and when the colonists of Century I arrive at their new home, they find the world has changed.
Ceasa
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's a bad day when your spaceship crashes. But if it's a ship fueled by carbon emissions that runs aground on one of the most polluted habitable planets in the galaxy, your day might just be a little bit better. But if some people want to clean up that planet, it's a bad day for carbon-emission-fueled-spaceships.
Zoomobile 3000
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A chimp won in a hand of poker leads to the fulfillment of a man's life-long dream and then unlocks a destiny greater than he could have ever imagined. Humor, around 2000 words.
Ghosts of Niagara
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
As the expanding glaciers of a new ice age threaten to push down across the Great Lakes and into the United States, a team of researchers struggles to stop the ice at any cost.
Dream Taker: The Garden of Eve
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Grey Cat Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In an overpopulated world, people retire to dream centers. When the system fails, the only way to wake them is to kill them within that dream. For Dream Taker Randall Faust, a key mission goes horribly wrong when he develops amnesia, but a few missing memories won't keep him from his target... even if he can't be sure he's still in the dream without them.
Aurealis #52
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #52 is edited by Stephen Higgins and Scott Vandervalk. This issue includes a mix of fiction, news and reviews highlighting the best new writing around. Once again, unmissable!
L'Actualité
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: French. Published: July 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Le lancement d’un nouveau quotidien est toujours un événement. Surtout quand son éditeur se vante qu’un pourcent des informations qu’il contient sont fausses… Une nouvelle inédite d'Antoine Bello, l'auteur des Falsificateurs, des Eclaireurs (Prix France Culture Telerama 2009) et d'Eloge de la pièce manquante.
7:45 Evil Time
Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.75 from 4 reviews)
I'm sorry, I've recieved a few slightly rude reviews. As I stated in a previous description, this is a test. I do not know how to format. There is a reason it was free. Please, skip rude and try helpful. I'm trying to figure it out, but I'm having problems.
Reverend Beau and the Devil
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,020. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Instead of Little Bo Peep, Reverend Beau administers to his flock all over the Solar System...Something is wrong on the Phobos colony, but what is discovered is more than the colonists can comprehend.
Eternal Quest (short story)
Price: Free! Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On its surface, this speculative fiction short story (7,800 words) deals with one man's obsessive quest for knowledge and the devastating price he must pay for the knowledge he ultimately acquires. Beneath the surface, this story is about deep friendships complicated by unrequited love, split loyalties, the interplay of id, ego and superego, and existentialist lessons learned too late in life.
Incursion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A young boy working on his village’s plantation watches as alien craft scream overhead. His first emotion is excitement… until the technologically superior aliens start shooting. He has no choice but to grow up quickly, becoming one of his village’s most trusted defenders.
The Saxophone Player
You set the price! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
He was just another homeless person, but he makes me hear uncanny, lovely music and, when I close my eyes, I see celestial spheres.
Recruiting Drive
Series: Kintaran Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Coli and her sister have gotten their ship out of hock, but without enough crew, the Choosaraf will slide back into debt. They need a Negotiator to help the merchant clanship recover -- and Coli will have to find one on her own, without her sister guarding her back. Previously published in Fantastic Furry Stories #2 and Best in Show, this is a direct sequel to "Spoonfuls of Sugar."
Swan Song
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,230. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Galactic P.I. Majestic Kane made a dumb rookie mistake a client paid for it with her life. Filled with anger and guilt, he knows he can’t change what happened but is determined to hold the killers responsible. Kane made a promise, and someone is going to pay.