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Necessary Evils
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 11 "The Beggar King," is takes place on Liad and about the young Daav yos’Phelium’s early training to be Delm. "Necessary Evils" is set during the time and space before Clan Korval, when the universe was degenerating into chaos, and individuals faced evil in many guises, including bio-engineered human-plant hybrids, slavery, and of course, greed.
The Weitzmann Saga - The Trade
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The settlers are into their new lives, when a rift appears in their society. The evil specter of Money rears its head.
The Weitzmann Saga - Dilemma
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The voyagers have reached their destination, but before they can debark to the new Israel, they make a shattering discovery. The settlers finally work out the problems and settle into their new life ashore.
The Center
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Before he used his psychic gifts to work with the police. Before he became Julian Duncan... He was Julian DeVries, a scared boy held at a secret facility known only as The Center. Abused and experimented on, his only desire was freedom and escape from a terrible future only he could see.
Train Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
You've seen him before: the man sitting at the airport or the train station, waiting for someone who will come...sometime. And you wondered, "Who is he waiting for?" Have you ever met someone who took your breath away, only to realize it was because you breathed the same air? Maybe that's who he's waiting for. Spending his days and nights in the station waiting...for Train Time.
With Stars Underfoot
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 10 "Lord of the Dance," brings together many old friends for a holiday party on snow Surebleak. Also included is "This House," a Liaden Universe(R) story written specifically at the request of Janis Ian for the 2003 Janis Ian tribute anthology STARS.
Quiet Knives
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,060. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number 9 In this volume is "Veil of the Dancer," in which a scholar with three daughters properly marries off the two eldest, while teaching the youngest, Inas, how to read. Also included is "Quiet Knives," which finds Captain Rolanni with time on her hands -- time to fulfill a promise she made years ago to a man who may no longer be a friend.
The Coma Killings
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Detective Steven Stone has a secret: he is an alien disguised as a human. While searching for missing persons of his own kind, he stumbles onto a group of rogue aliens bent on taking over and using human bodies for their own pleasure, thus killing the humans in the process. Somehow he must foil their plans without becoming one of their victims himself.
The Meddlers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,720. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
John Slic, a low level spy, is sent into outer space on a probe to investigate abductions believed to be the work of "physicians" from the Sirius solar system. When Slic bungles the job, beautiful CIA operative Juice Gilligan is sent to rescue him.
Dale Cozort's Alternate History Newsletter-February 2010
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Price: Free! Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
A thirty-page informal newsletter about the alternate history subgenre of science fiction and related science fiction topics. This issue has an excerpt from a Work In Process called Mars Looks Different, mini-essays on alternate World War II and Space Programs, along with commentary on a range of science fiction topics, including Dr. Who, Phil Farmer and Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.
Spacer Tales: The Explorer
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Price: Free! Words: 3,000. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(3.00 from 1 review)
Welcome to Kluskey's spacer hangout. Here, spacers swap yarns of ghost ships, space monsters, the weird and wonderful and the downright daft. Exploration Corps officer Amil Talen has just got back from a two year expedition, telling tales of strange new life forms. But just what is it lurking at the bottom of that cave?
Shadows and Shades
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,260. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Adventures in the Liaden Universe(R) Number Eight "Naratha's Shadow" pits a Scout and a priestess against a wandering artifact of the Old War -- a planet eater that hasn't, quite, run out of power. In "Heirloom," Pat Rin yos'Phelium and his young cousin Nova must unravel the puzzle behind an old rug that has been stored, not only dirty, but bloodstained.
Spacer Tales: The Lonely Engineer
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(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
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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
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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
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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.