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Scout's Honour by Peter Laurent
Series: The Covert Academy, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 18,290. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jayson Georgiou is a playboy pilot with little ambition beyond his own pleasure, safe within the shelter of the Academy. When a new threat emerges during a suspicious mission deep into a Confederate drone production city, Jayson's allegiances are challenged. And a mysterious past drives him to chase after his illusion of security, desperate to hold on to it, until it is too late to turn back…
Enter for Enlightenment by Lauren Jefferson
Price: Free! Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Luke dreams of Jessie. Luke falls in love with Jessie on the subway. Luke accompanies her to an Alien Abductees Anonymous meeting. Luke's life changes.
Just Like You by TC Phillips
Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: Australian English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Oh-Four-Two-See was to be the prototype unit for a revolutionary new line of Syntech models and the promise of a much needed economic boost for a struggling nation. On the night of the nation's elections, a radical anti-Syntech movement assumes power and Oh-Four-Two-See discovers exactly how closely he resembles his human designers.
Where Is Jesus Now by J Niessen
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It’s Christmas night in the Southern California town of Santa Ana. While families pack up gifts and clear messy dinner tables, an older brother and his sister sight-see the festive neighborhood. Their world’s turned upside down by the arrival of alien spaceships. Neighbors and family members are corralled by invaders, leaving it to Gracie and her brother to aid their captured community.
2AT0074 by Geltab
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Roy Lannigan works for the powerful Varcon Pharma corporation. Varcon workers are required to be "medicated" at all times, by law. Roy discovers the rumors about Varcon having secret research vans is true, and when his pet is stolen, he is changed forever. He begins plotting revenge on Varcon. Working secretly, and committing the crime of learning in his free time, Roy takes any chance necessary.
One Hundred, Ten, and One by O. Westin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
Closer by S.E. Levac
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Half of the proceeds from this work will be donated to Men's health, through my Movember campaign. Thank you for your support. She had always dreamed of flying, like the kite she flew when she was a child. With the birds at her side is her dream finally getting closer? Closer is a short story experiment in writing. Read on to learn more.
Toward an End Known by G. R. Paskoff
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Il'Naioth is a respected Elder among her people and has been awaiting the moment when a group of beings from beyond the stars, known as the Travelers, would sail to her world. When tragedy strikes, she is forced to question her most sacred beliefs. Ultimately, the future of her entire race will depend upon her ability to adapt to the most challenging threat of all – Man.
Far-Sight by Kevin L. O'Brien
Series: Strange & Unnatural Tales, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 19,180. Language: American English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » General(4.00 from 3 reviews)
All scientific research has an element of risk, especially investigations that advance beyond the edge of the known into the unknown to probe the limits of what is possible and what is not. Jeremiah Arkenton must keep this in mind as he and his wife investigate the mysterious disappearance of a colleague while trying to avoid the same fate. This is a short story and a Cthulhu Mythos tale.
The Best Little Christmas Ever by Linda Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Schew and his family are new to Earth and want to celebrate Christmas. But how? And what is Christmas anyway? How can they find the true meaning of Christmas? Ten thousand light strands later...
Ice Dragons by Linda Jordan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Lissa struggles to fit in at the Parnassus Colony where she was born. She manages only by spending all her time outside in the snow and ice, exploring. What will her discovery of new life mean to the colony and to her own life? Will melting ice reveal her path? Science Fiction Short Story.
Man - Machine: A Journey by F Hampton Carmine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,850. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Three short stories exploring man's journey with and towards the machine. “Life is But a Dream” explores human intelligence and soul in a machine. “More Machine Than Human” explores the move towards Cyborgs and beyond. “An Arm and a Leg” explores what a society will give up to survive.
Uruguayo Shade -- versión española by Allan R. Wallace
Series: Hacktivism, Speculative Fiction Stories. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,840. Language: Spanish. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Entre tranquilas percepciones de lo que podría ser una guía turística sobre Uruguay; estallan aventuras y acción.
Monkeys and Empire State Buildings by The Numbered Entity Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,600. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mars had changed. Smith, a Marsmen engineered from Earth stock to build the earliest colony, pines for the good old days before Earthling tourists came and ruined it all. Then an accident threatens to tip tensions over the precipice and forces Smith to question the very notion of 'human,' and the claims of the true inheritors of Mars.
The Ostracons of Europa by Ken Hinckley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Ricardo Cuerta experiences the thrall of discovery when he peers beneath the most astonishing pattern in the Solar System: the frozen shards of Europa. But what shapes loom in the darkness? What wonders lurk in the deep? And most importantly—what does that pattern mean? First published in Nature magazine, the answer will forever change how you look at this remarkable moon of Jupiter.
ProtectVision by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen-year-old Sharyn just wants to have fun. But her overprotective father wants to control her life. He uses the latest technology, ProtectVision, to make sure she follows his rules. But technology comes with a price—one she, her father, and even innocent bystanders might have to pay. Chosen as one of the top ten stories of 2004 by Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Delhi De Kingre by Ajmer Sidhu
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » General
This is a short description of police atrocities on people involved in revolutionary movements in Punjab/India conveyed in the form of punjabi scientific fiction.
Microcosm by Robert Zimmerman
Price: Free! Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a short story that stretches back through pre-colonial America through modern day and beyond, a construction worker, a soldier, and a young boy all discover the same strange object. Each one sees the artifact through the lens of his own life and time, but can any of them discover its hidden power?
Shadow Dreams by Meyari McFarland
Series: Eight Factors, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Shadows shifted over the walls like insects creeping out of the corners in scuttling waves that advanced, retreated, advanced, retreated. Corey watched, teeth gritted. He couldn't cry. He'd get in trouble. Jenner said so. But his parents were out fighting against soldiers and the shadows shifted around him. If anyone saw, he'd have to be a hero like his parents. He'd have to fight, kill and die.