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Harun, The Half Goblin Hero: A beginning by Geltab
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Goblins throughout human history have been a despised enemy and rightfully so. They know nothing but barbarity and evil, remaining a great threat to the civilized world. Through an unspeakable act a half goblin was born into this world of chaos. Expected to be the epitome of evil, his spirit is not the horror his vile creators would have hoped. Harun the half goblin hero is more than he appears.
The Last Adventure of Dr. Yngve Hogalum by D. L. Mackenzie
Series: The Magnetron Chronicles, Volume 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
In this first novelette of the Magnetron Chronicles series, eccentric Nineteenth Century inventor Phineas J. Magnetron reveals his association with the secretive Hogalum Society. When his mentor and Society founder Dr. Hogalum dies, Phineas embarks on a daring and improbable caper to bring the good doctor's greatest dream to fruition posthumously, thus unearthing a haunting and compelling mystery.
Siren Song by Rebecca Lyn Shelley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A Science Fiction Short Story. When Jamie sets out to prove the existence of sirens on Speiros Five, he thinks he only has to face deadly vine snakes, mud lizards, and sirens. Too late he realizes his most dangerous foe is something entirely different.
Palimpsest by Tais Teng
Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
When Julius Caesar crossed to Britannia he won the first battle against the elven host, for good Roman iron negates all spells. But then came sunset... Now elves rule the whole world and the day is no more than a two hour interval in the endless twilight, with humans reduced to hunted beasts. But this time they have found a new and utterly potent weapon.
Aurealis #51 by Michael Pryor (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,820. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #51 is edited by Michael Pryor and is chock full of Spec Fic goodness. Highlights? What about Richard Harland in fine spooky form? What about Daniel Baker's unsettling otherworldly debut? What about an incisive interview with Garth Nix? Then there's reviews and the best of the web, Aurealis-wise. Unmissable!
My Brother, Jacob by Amanda McCarter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jesse loves her little brother, even though he's an alien, or maybe because he is one. Her mom never questioned how or why a little bright-eyed boy wound up on her back porch. She just took him in. And he's looked after them ever since. When men come to town in black suits, driving dark cars, Jessie and her mom have to make a run for it. It's their turn to protect Jacob, but where can they hide?
Masro Fhin: Homecoming by Robert C. Mason
Price: Free! Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera(3.33 from 3 reviews)
FAN FICTION Jedi Knight Masro Fhin is dispatched to his former homeworld to put an end to hostilities with a neighboring planet, but when he discovers the person behind the dispute will he be up to the challenge of stopping him?
Asteroid Mine by Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rover captain with job security receives an unusual message from his drone on a remote asteroid: "So good to see you." Suddenly, his job seems somewhat less secure. So does his life.
Out of This World by Alma Alexander
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Oscar Wilde once said, ""We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." The stars have always had a powerful hold on Alma Alexander's imagination. "These stories are of places I visit when I choose to travel in a universe full of wonders that could one day be," she says, "rather than wandering along twisted paths laid down in a hand-drawn map of Middle Earth."
LITTLE MONSTER STORIES! – 55-Word Horror & Science Fiction Stories by Frank Daman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection of 55-Word Stories has it all – Aliens, Future Earth, Haunted Places, Ghosts, Ghouls, Killers, Mad Scientists, Monsters, Mummies, Space Travel, Superstitions, Time Travel, Witchcraft, Vampires, Werewolves (and other Shapeshifters), Zombies and more.
Death Has No Shadow by Justin Tyme
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Avar-Tek Event #2 (short story): When a military accident releases swarms of forger nanites into the environment, Kutisha finds that her lab is their target. As three swarms head her way, the military dispatches hover-tanks carrying human sized robotic mechs. Alone, late at night, she places her faith in the mechs, watching the battle between the big and little machines unfold on her doorstep.
Scarecrow by Amanda Hockless
Price: Free! Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
‘That’s what it all hinged on, what was the Scarecrow really?’ In the Fallout Fields of Deathdefy a towering scarecrow watches over the town. Ray is the son of the strict Marshall who keeps everyone in line and makes sure they are all out of the way for the Scarecrow’s toxic nightly fog. Ray watches as the townsfolk begin to resent their hard life and its enforcer: the Scarecrow.
An Unexpected Return by Jessica E. Subject
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,640. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Looking to experience all the universe has to offer, Prince Aristides escapes from the kingdom of Tyto and travels through space to the Emerald Planet, Elatia. He yearns to partake in the activities the planet is famous for and fulfill all his sexual desires, but loses his heart and soul to an Adamos apprentice. ..
Generation Next The Real Thing by Shane Griffin
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Gundar is just another alien living on earth trying to make ends meet. He is working hard to make his club, The Black Hole, successful enough to franchise it, but to what end? Find out what Gundar really has in store for the people of earth.
Harboring Kintah by Misty White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They’ve nearly escaped Corps space, but an inspector’s gotten suspicious. If they find Kintah, they won’t care she’s just a child—they’ll kill her, anyway. How will Saul keep her safe? (A short story of about 1500 words, plus 2 bonus related stories, totaling 3900 words for all 3 stories.)
Black Box by Brendan Parsons
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In 2085, Dr Josef Hanson, and the last survivors of humanity, watch the destruction of Earth from Chronicle; a billion-dollar moon base. Built to preserve world history, its library becomes a symbol of hope for survival. But that’s not all; inside lies a supercomputer known as the Black Box... Not everyone is convinced of hope. Conflicts lead to dire consequences. The world will shatter, again...
The Perspicacity of Soaring Eagle by John Walters
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a devastating fireflood the Earth has been newly terraformed. Soaring Eagle, searching for the spirits of his ancestors, finds a frigid island in the far north inhabited by huge bears which are supposed to be docile but have turned savage. Then a woman arrives who is bent on avenging a past wrong. A quest for fulfillment becomes a struggle for survival.
Noah and the Fireflood by John Walters
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the Earth's atmosphere ignites and burns and the surface of the Earth is destroyed, with the help of an enigmatic genius called the Time Tiger a young woman travels backward in time in a desperate attempt to save the Earth's fauna from extinction.