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The Lighthouse by Steven Carr
Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In an altered world, could you live knowing what had once been and could never be again? Could you emerge from the ruin of the old world and go about forging a new one? What would you ensure survived and what would be forgotten? Most importantly, would you stay true to who you are or become someone else entirely? Time to find out.
What's The Buzz? by Steve Nubie
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,330. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
As of today, it’s estimated that ten quintillion bugs share our world with us. In case you’re wondering, that’s a ten with eighteen zeroes behind it. If that makes you feel outnumbered the countdown has only begun. So get your calculators out, buy an extra fly swatter and stock up on the insect repellent. That humming buzz in the air is coming your way fast.
Invasion of the Bookie Sniffer by Mark Philipson
Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A science fiction short story about a fragment of dark matter from the birth of the Universe that finds its way to present day Earth. The fragment is affected by the oxygen in the earth's atmosphere and creates havoc at the New York Public Library.
Needs Must When The Devil Drives by Rachel Olivier
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,660. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Years ago, Kelly thought her life and acting career would take off when she left for sunny Los Angeles, California. Now, back at home, working as a cashier and caring for her mother, she is taking the first weekend off she's had in three years. She and her dog Jake are getting away for a camp out in the mountains. No work, no demands, no cell phone. It's only a long weekend, what could go wrong?
Ana of Acheron by Sam Seudo
Price: Free! Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Born in the undersea city of Acheron, Rafa’il transports often illegal cargo between cities for a fee. Unable to connect with others, Rafa’il was plagued by loneliness until he discovered the drug called “ana.” Now in addition to avoiding law enforcement and legitimate transporter agencies, Rafa’il struggles with the threat of addiction. It’s a battle that he’s losing…and may not even want to win.
Wrinkled Shorts by Steve Umstead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,340. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » General(5.00 from 1 review)
Wrinkled Shorts A collection of five short stories from the author of the top-rated Gabriel science fiction trilogy ~Includes the previously unreleased short story, Dreamshift! Incursion (science fiction) The Awakening (science fiction) Special Delivery (horror) Opt-Out (suspense) Dreamshift (scifi/suspense)
Il freddo dell'inferno by Augusto Chiarle
Series: Le Ombre di Marte, Demo. Price: Free! Words: 5,340. Language: Italian. Published: December 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Siamo nel 1911 in un'Europa sull'orlo della guerra. A 20 anni dall'invasione dei marziani, ora estinti, l'umanità sfrutta le tecnologie aliene per integrarle alla propria. Troviamo automobili, carrozze, dirigibili, biplani, armi a raggi ed astronavi. Nel freddo dell'inverno polacco, l'ingegner Kazimierskj vive una spiacevole avventura. Questo racconto apre il ciclo "Le Ombre di Marte".
Merry Christmas, Mister Wolf by Steph Bennion
Price: Free! Words: 12,150. Language: British English. Published: December 1, 2012 by WyrdStar. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Christmas at the exclusive ski resort of Kirchel, with its concrete log cabins and artificial snow, was a tedious affair. But the robot security wolves that patrolled the dome at night were rejects from the brutal Gods of Avalon game show. When the power fails, Hestia and her friends would soon wish they had never ventured into the forest in search of park ranger Granny!
The First Galactic Princess – A Bedtime Story by Kevin A. Lyons
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The first galactic princess is a little girl growing up in a wonderful place. She faces an ordinary problem with the help of a friend and the support of an understanding father. There are no spaceships, ancient prophecies or threatening aliens. There is, however, a hover car -- kids need to dream about hover cars!
The Secret Beneath the Ice by Andrew M. Crusoe
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When a thoughtship and its pilot finally reach Avani, they barely have a chance to marvel at its sapphire forests before they are ambushed by an enemy far beyond their understanding. Tumbling down to the planet's surface, an ice-covered continent to the south is the only viable landing site. Lucky for them, what hides beneath may give them the chance to escape before isolation drives them mad.
The Santa Claus Gang by Ian M. Dudley
Series: Marlowe and the Spacewoman, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.00 from 1 review)
It's hard to enjoy Xmas when even the Santa Claus Gang's out to get you. When the Prussian Death Squad Robot commandos disappear on Xmas Eve, the crime bears all the hallmarks of the dreaded Santa Claus Gang. With only a few hours to locate the missing commandos, Marlowe and Nina find themselves yet again delving into the seedy, dumpster-filled underbelly of the City’s criminal underworld.
All Thumbs by Clarence Moberly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Dunkerron Press email@example.com. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Book says she's supposed to search for any survivors. Check. One survivor, armed and dangerous. The Book says she's supposed to classify any survivors as friendly or hostile. Check. He's a friendly. Sort of. The Book says she's supposed to kill any survivors. Kill him especially if he's a friendly. She's beginning to have a bit of a problem with the Book.
Rescue & Restoration by Lotta Bangs
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,860. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Ro ties up all the loose ends and puts her affairs in order as she prefers surrender & death, to being torn apart. She accompanies the TY7 escapees in the raid on Typhon to rescue their old companions while she is still available to retrieve the web messages. Ro has a shocking but very welcome surprise for her 3 favorite people. She introduces Taj to her mother & gives Maggie her last power.
Destiny Unfulfilled by Seight Byproxy
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012 by Stephen L. Wilson. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
GOOD NEWS! THE ONE IS AMONG US! Our advancement, growth and progress happens faster and faster all the time. We continue to advance technologically. Our resources are dwindling. Our population is growing. Political strife threatens to rip our world apart. Our great thinkers are always busy solving the latest problems. There is a strong sense of having to finish before the end.
Special Trek: The Unknown Closet by Alexander R. Pennington
Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rather ordinary day on the USS Magic Carrot turns rather special when Captain Andy's happy talk dinner is interrupted by something that must be explored.
Padania addio by Bryan Murphy
Series: Daria Rigoletti - italiano. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: Italian. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
In uno stato immaginario prossimo venturo che si è separato dall’Italia, una giovane donna tenta di emanciparsi dal ruolo che il destino sembra averle riservato: quello di killer professionista. Sullo sfondo di uno stato canaglia in agonia, Daria Rigoletti si trasforma prima in una contrabbandiera di esseri umani, poi in una cult leader. Ma le circostanze tramano contro di lei.
They Came From the Sea by M. Kari Barr
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Water is a young musician living on the fringe of society in his small fishing village. Creatures from the sea request permission to live among the villagers to learn from them, claiming a desire to evolve to become more than they are living in the deep. This is Water's story.
The Lucids of the Permafrost Society by Michael D. Britton
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Someone said "life is but a dream." But can the ability to control your dreams be bred into you? Find out how far one man would go to achieve his dream in this sci-fi short.
Keepers of the Tallath by Chris Yarbrough
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It has been over seven years since the passing of Darren Blake's grandfather, but a call from the executor of his will after Darren's twenty fifth birthday produces one final keepsake from Grandpa Donald. The box given to Darren looks plain enough, but leaves him with one burning question: what is inside?