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General | Adventure | Short stories | Space opera | Apocalyptic | Utopias & dystopias | Military | High tech | Hard sci-fi | Steampunk & retropunk | Cyberpunk
One Plus One Makes Me by Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Is a prison with no bars still a prison? Or is the mind the worst prison of all? Worse than the sentance of being completely alone?
The Astro-Dragon by Django Mathijsen
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 13,650. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by enpublikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Wilvo, like his father, is a space junk salvager. When his dad recovers a defective satellite, launched in 2241, the Pan-American Information Service pressures him to abort. His father continues. Suddenly he sends a distress signal. What’s entangling his spaceship? Can Wilvo, helped by Yaritza from PAIS, save his father? This story was awarded the NCSF-prize 2009.
Three Flash Stories by Marshall Payne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three flash pieces of SF and fantasy. 1. An alternate America where comic-books are taught and the Classics are shunned. 2. How Baron Veontes brought Valentine's Day to the world of Aquaveritie. 3. A time-travel experiment that goes horribly wrong.
The Whispering Tombs (Quality Times #1) by Gayle Ramage
Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In 'The Whispering Tombs', Quality and Tim are residing at the luxurious Baala Haven Resort, on an unpronounceable planet, when they're invited on a quest to find ancient hidden treasure by a wealthy alien archaeologist. Reaching the caves of Azrokaran, however, loyalties are tested to the very limits as those within the group reveal their true colours.
The Lump That Ate Long Island by Jeffrey Hite
Series: Leaving the Cradle. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
When humans finally left the Earth they found that even the vast gulfs of space could not stop them making war on each other. Crewman Marcia March is new to The Fleet, but already she is having trouble. The lump in her mattress is making it hard for her to sleep. It is going to be a long voyage for her, and an even longer on for the crew of the Petra as they learn they should havel listened.
Little Girl Lost by Michael Angel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 15,680. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
13-year old Amanda Love isn't having a normal childhood. Her parents and their entourage travel the spaceways on the galactic frontier, preaching for profit as part of Brother Love's Salvation Show. She wants to join the family tradition...but the journey from innocent little girl to veteran space evangelist is going to have more than a few bumps...
Legends of Peace by H.L. Armstrong
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The earth is dying. To save it, a young woman searches a strange world with its own kind of dangers for the one man capable of stopping the destruction. Joining her is a wise-cracking dove who she doesn’t really know if she can trust. But then again, nothing is the way it should be here.
Though All the Mountains Lie Between by Jeffrey A. Carver
Price: Free! Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death. This short story is the basis for the novel Dragons in the Stars (available in the omnibus Dragon Space). 9000 words, plus excerpt from Dragon Space.
Harvest for Hell by David J. Agostine
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 2021 and something sinister is going on at the country's leading cancer hospital. One doctor discovers a secret that will shatter his world and pave the way for invasion.
Old Wounds by Michael D. Britton
Price: Free! Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Colonizing the moon is hazardous work...made more dangerous by political bickering back on Earth. Now Jack Chang must face either the starvation of the colony he leads, or the deadly terror threat posed by his former Marine buddy who's trying to extort the government and keep the colony alive. Some choice.
Apocalypse Tango by Dale T. Phillips
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author(4.00 from 1 review)
How does the world end? Self-launched bombs, asteroid from space, rain of fire, alien invasion, or virus and pandemic? Maybe none of those. Maybe it's giant lobsters. Or zombies. Here are five different takes on the end of the world-- as we know it. It's a tango done at the Apocalypse, dancing as the race of Man comes to a close. Come take a whirl.
Appliance-ocalypse (A Short Story) by Shondra Snodderly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The last thing anyone would accuse an appliance of having is a dream, but that is exactly what Silex has. In order to be indispensable to his family, he'll do whatever it takes to make that dream come true. But he's not alone. Something else is lurking in the kitchen and it wants Silex gone. What began as a simple wish is now a battle to see who will become King of the Counter.
Einzelgänger blues by Chris Hantzen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Dutch. Published: May 20, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Een jongeman droomt ervan om ergens ver weg, helemaal alleen te leven. Dan erft hij van zijn vader een machine waarmee hij naar andere Aardes kan reizen.
Song of Deerwoman by Daniel LaGrave
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 1 review)
The new world is a strange, and wild place. The natives have told tall tales of the spirits that reside in the dark woods for generations. Many see the stories as nothing more than myths meant to scare the settlers. Still, if you should happen to find yourself walking alone in the woods be mindful of what thoughts you keep in mind. Should you hear some strange, and pleasing melody. Run, just run.
Ian's Gang - The Bad Ian by Ian Kidd
Series: Ian's Gang, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A group of important alien teenagers, headed by Prince Ian Williams of the planet Zakaria, are chosen to introduce Earth into its place in the wider universe. The project may never get off the ground, however, if Ian's maniacally jealous identical twin brother, Julius "The Bad Ian" Williams, has anything to do with it...
Flames of Avasten by Lonnie Smith
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
"Flames of Avasten" is the story of an autistic boy who is transformed into a powerful gold ribbon named Survivor. Survivor was sent to earth from the Realm of Nevaeh. His mission is to bring back, or destroy an evil group of autistic fugitives who escaped the realm and plan to destroy the human race.
Over the Wire by Thea Hutcheson
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by Lilac Moon Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Brice Sebastian, a half breed, runs wire for Western Union across the great plains, open to white settlement since the Indians are moving down the Trail of Tears in this alternate history 19th Century America. An odd interaction between the solder and a new spool of copper wire creates a door into a world of great creatures. He decides such a land has promise that can't be ignored.
Physical Therapy by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After a particularly brutal attack, Sydne needs physical therapy for her knee. The therapists try a new technique that involves repairing not only the damaged muscles, but the damaged emotions as well. Sydne hates the procedure. She hates the therapists more… Includes bonus story, "Turbulence." “Like early Ray Bradbury, Rusch has the ability to switch on a universal dark.” —the London Times
Happy's Nest by Ben Blanchette
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world is ending and Jim Sullivan is alone, naked, and without his television. All he wants to know is, "What do dinosaurs have to do with Jesus?" A humorous short story by first time author, Ben Blanchette.
A Friend of the Family by David Kubicek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,510. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a desolate future where practicing medicine is illegal, and Healers administer their own superstitious brand of healthcare, one doctor risks his life to treat the brother of a Healer.