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The World is Bigger than an Ell by Phil Strobe
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Darrin develops a condition where he no longer sees things, but the shaped descriptions of things in this short story (approximately 3400 words). He suffers loss, and confusion, copes with love and family, and looks deep. This edition also contains two bonus items, "Because Love Resists Narrative," a villanelle, and "Meet Ashley's Neighbor," a short-short episode in a serial character sketch.
Darkest Before The Dawn by H. M. Reynolds
Price: Free! Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A sampler of four Science Fiction and Horror short stories. Please leave a review if you like it. If you want to read more of my books, they are available elsewhere on line and include: The Eight Hour Hell Ecocide The Alt-Worlders Llyn Ar Bryn Falls Emergency Protocol 9 Fast Stream Rehab Probability Man
Houston, 2030: With Proper Legwork by Mike McKay
Price: Free! Words: 28,590. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(5.00 from 1 review)
God save me from making prophecies, because I am not qualified. Can I predict that Ebola virus not only finds its way to Europe and America, but also learns how to defeat the WHO protective suits protocols? Hey, who cares about Ebola? I fail to foresee that our Commander-in-Chief is going to introduce those new coffee-cup military salutes!
Solace Inc: Giving You the Time You'll Never Have... by Jason Werbeloff
Series: The Solace Pill Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 12,490. Language: American English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(2.00 from 1 review)
With the advent of 3D printers capable of scanning and printing humans, life on Earth becomes overpopulated, bullet-paced, and stressed. Thankfully, Solace Inc has the solution: a pill which slows the user’s perception of time, and blots out the interminable busy-ness of the world. But Anders has modified the latest batch of Solace Pills. And this modification is going to change everything...
Crisalide by Igor Comunale
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: Italian. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Un misterioso prigioniero, da anni rinchiuso nella stessa minuscola stanza sotterranea, senza luce, con ben poco cibo a parte topi e insetti, vede concretizzarsi uno spiraglio di libertà. Chi lo ha rinchiuso? Perché l'ha fatto? Ma il mistero ancora più grande per il prigioniero è la priopria identità: chi sono io? Il mistero si svela in un susseguirsi di orrori fino all'impossibile verità.
Namuh Visits Earth by Joe DiBuduo
Series: The Chicagoua Cafe. Price: Free! Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
After a survey ship discovers humans are eating their cousins, the interplanetary council sends the creator's son to Earth. He finds humanity has veered from the plan his father had created and rectifies the situation by restoring the intelligence cows once had so the world will change.
The Mysterious Case of Betty Blue by Louis Shalako
Price: Free! Words: 58,900. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Betty Blue is a personal companion to Olympia Cartier and worth an estimated $3.8 million. She's also a robot. Betty Blue opens the front door one evening and simply walks away. Why would she do such a thing? Is it a malfunction, or did something else happen? She's like a daughter to Olympia and her industrialist husband Doyle. Olympia is worried about Betty, lost and alone in America, 2030 A.D.
Vapos Vita by Gabriel French
You set the price! Words: 76,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the land of Teravapos, an authoritarian government lead by the High Council rules over the world with an iron fist. Follow Smythe Fletcher, Amelia, Zeya, and the rest of the resistance as they attempt to separate themselves from the government and, eventually, overthrow them. This is a tale of personal struggles, triumphs, and redemption.
Snapdragon: And Six More Short Stories with Bite by Jack Kardiac
Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Written for fans of Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Matheson and The Twilight Zone, Snapdragon brings you 7 original stories ranging from creepy creatures to unlikely assassins and a few sudden surprises. These are stories to sink your teeth into. But let the reader beware: some of these tales just might bite back…
Garbage Music by S. A. Barton
Price: Free! Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A short story, about 5000 words. Young Jacinta Jaara likes to sit by the old landfill mine and listen to the music ancient Neyerneyemeet plays. The music speaks of her of the old days, when the people of Australia were divided, before the war that changed everything. Soon, Jacinta's curiosity will lead her to an even more profound change, a change of growth, learning, and understanding.
Once A Thief by Alexandra A. Cheshire
Price: Free! Words: 9,000. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Howling Wolf Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Trauma induced memory loss drove Amy back to what felt most comfortable and familiar. But when a newly orphaned girl crosses her path, her memory begins to return. However, in her training of the child, they run afoul of the local thieves guild chapter.
How It Ends: Part 1 - The Evaluation by Scott C Lyerly
Price: Free! Words: 25,630. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a future not so distant from our present, a servant class of robots and machines are manufactured for the sole purpose of serving humanity. But what happens when one machine subverts its programming to gain the love of a human?
Next Door Data by Les W Kuzyk
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Calvin the scientist out tent-camping with family opened his e-car door to a peace shattering din. His inner rage exploded into barely restrained lashing out at the invasive next door trailer. Through an irritating weekend of adaptation he realized campground power generators had awakened his fury over people's non response to climate change. His struggle triggered action never before considered.
Lords of War (Star Crusades: Mercenaries, Book 1) by Michael G. Thomas
Series: Star Crusades: Mercenaries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 90,660. Language: British English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Swordworks & Miro Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Great Biomech War left millions dead, colonies burned, and cities turned to ash. Millions continue to endure in the harshest of conditions. The Alliance attempts to restore order, yet already new enemies have begun to strike at will, encouraged by their weakness. Border planets succumb to the raids of warlords, and many doubt how long the peace will last, after it was won at such cost.
STOOL: Huge Parody by Fisthand McManlythrob
You set the price! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Third Phase. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Science-Fiction meets post-apocalyptic-ness in this amazing tale of things that happen. Dozens of people live underground in a place known only as "the Tube" which has over a hundred floors but only one staircase.
Сезонът на захранването by Stoyan Stoyanov
Price: Free! Words: 57,000. Language: Bulgarian. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(5.00 from 1 review)
След като е прекарал 17 години от живота си в усилени тренировки, недохранване и всякакви несгоди, Барс Ибис разполага с по-малко от 24 часа, за да сглоби своята Черупка преди да се изправи пред смъртоносните предизвикателства на Старата Земя. Той и неговите връстници имат една-единствена мисия – да преживеят Захранващия сезон.
OMEGA Exile by Stephen Arseneault
Series: OMEGA, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,950. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The first book in the exciting OMEGA series! For two thousand years, the Human run empire known as the Alliance of Major Planets (AMP) brought peace and stability to the five galaxies. That all changed with the New Alliance. Knog Beutcher is a three star veteran detective. Corruption, rebellion, intrigue and lawlessness have come to Knog's world. His struggles have just begun...