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Spacer Tales: The Lonely Engineer
By S J MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 3,450. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. In this first story, veteran spacer Jok tells the story of the last survivor of a doomed starship. A 3,200 word sci-fi ghost story.
Idol Hands
By Jared Prophet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
Cargo Pilot Rosco Little just wanted to make his run and get paid; not run for his life. Just looking at the girl, he knew she would bring him no end of trouble. But having seen her, it was far too late. And the gods always require a sacrifice. This is the first in a series of rollicking space adventures for Cargo Pilot Rosco Little. Cover by Rob Kelly
The Maestro
By Tomar Volk
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Thomas Carpenter. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Maestro finds solace in exploring the strange new planet called Giant's Belt aboard his walking laboratory Vassoru. But when the Cardinal arrives on planet and demands justice for the Maestro's crimes on Earth, he must prove his innocence or be sentenced to death. This is a short story.
Loose Cannon
By Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 7 In "A Matter of Dreams" the oft-disappointed crew of an itinerant spaceship find that dreams can come face to face with power -- and that power abhors an honest confrontation. Also here is "Phoenix," which gives an intimate glance at the Solcintra's Low Port, where artists and the abandoned must struggle to survive.
Blue Ink: A Short Story
By Nancy Fulda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Six-year-old Jason doesn't want to be cloned, even if his parents think it's a good financial investment. Concerned that his second self may not be happy, he secretly plans to violate the rules of his society... with unexpected results. About 3400 words. This story is also included in the collection DEAD MEN DON'T CRY: 11 Stories by Nancy Fulda.
Corridor
By James Pratt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Engineers attempting to determine the nature of a mysterious alien artifact make a horrifying discovery.
The Dark and Hopeless Places
By Vincent Cleaver
Price: Free! Words: 5,960. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A Ranger needs a little help dealing with a local disaster, and a little blue alien menace who seems intent on trying to get himself killed!
In Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country: A Horror Story
By Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After their mother is attacked, Cora & Seth defy her orders to escape and infiltrate Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country to rescue her. Surrounded by mutations & zombies, Cora must choose between saving her family & fulfilling the prophecy.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
By Frank Severino
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
The Necessity of Man -Science Fiction Mystery Short Story
By Tarrin P. Lupo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Dale is one of the last men on earth to still be allowed to have a job in a completely female dominated world. After he is finally laid off his Company, MedTron Corp, sends him a vacation to the best men's spa on the planet. The men are have such a great time they are unaware something sinister is happening right under their noses.
Instability Over La Cocina de Casillas
By Frank Severino
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An ambulance-chasing lawyer and newspaper columnist pursuing double entendre headlines are first to meet alien visitors in a sleepy Arizona town. Humorous negotiations ensue as these aliens are "not quite" as couth as one might expect a star-faring species to be.
Give The Hippo What He Wants
By Robert Jeschonek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
In the baseball league of the future, losing the World Series will get you the death penalty. Nobody cares if Thal Simoleon choked because of an opera-singing pink hippo that only he can see. Will the hippo's terrible secret lead to Thal's salvation? Or will he die in extra innings of the bloodiest high-tech basebrawl of all time? Only the hippo knows.
Mud and Salt
By Michael Jasper
Series: The Wannoshay Cycle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the near future, three armed men enter a snowy woods in search of a runaway alien. Only two men will walk away from the trees in this story of violence and first contact. "Mud and Salt" was first published in Writers of the Future 16 in September 2000, and it was reprinted in The Wannoshay Cycle (also an ebook).
Don't Mess With Justice: A Super Hero Story
By Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When all the Super Heroes vanish overnight, ordinary cleaning lady Edith Buttress lays down her mop and picks up the dustpan of Justice! "Don't Mess With Justice" is 10,752 words.
An Uncommon Cold
By Lois D. Brown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As a newborn, Martin is orphaned in a car wreck during a bizarre San Fransico snowstorm. His survival that day is heralded a miracle, a tragedy, and an anomaly. For years he is shuffled through foster homes and care centers like all the other parentless, normal children. Yet he is neither, and that is what the world must depend on.
Dalston Junction
By MeiLin Miranda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Amelia and Margaret are supposed to be taking unwanted babies and placing them with new families. But the police find dozens of tickets for pawned baby clothes and no evidence of the babies themselves, sparking a desperate pursuit across Victorian London with the life of a newborn in the balance. This is a short story.
And It came from the sky
By Abhay Adil
You set the price! Words: 1,370. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A new twist to an alien invasion story
The Psychoactive Café
By Paula Cartwright
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"It would have been developed anyway. Our little team just sped it up by a couple of years.” On an isolated campus in the far North, researchers develop a device that triggers instant euphoria by stimulating the brain’s pleasure centers. Once it’s in the wild, there will be no more need for narcotics and no way to control the spread of addiction. Their goal: To end the war on drugs
Death Comes For The Anglerfish
By James Pratt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a bleak future where the Earth is slowly laid waste as aliens harvest its most precious resources, the AnglerFish is a water-breathing mutant who rules the town of Purgatory with an iron fist. When the last uninfected survivors of an alien-manufactured mutagen virus send the gunslinging cyborg known as Edward T. to Purgatory in search of much-needed medical supplies, a showdown in inevitable.
Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam
By Michael Angel
Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Pursued by packs of deadly ‘steelies’, Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew journey through an America shattered by an alien invasion. An America where humanity must battle for their very survival from their base at the Big Box Mart, forging alliances over a slab of grilled Spam. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide.