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First Contact by Matthew Barrett
Price: Free! Words: 13,080. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of short stories, dealing mostly with science fiction and fantasy themes. First contact is about making first contact with an alien species. Crucifixion is about a scientific discovery. Jack and Jill is a murder mystery. Heroics is about saving the princess from a rival. Reawakening is about an elf who feels alone. But all of these stories twist from expectations in the end.
Last Sunrise & Other Stories by Simon Goodson
Price: Free! Words: 81,880. Language: British English. Published: June 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
They say you always remember your first. Every moment. Every glance. Every touch. Everything that either of you said. And it's true. I've never forgotten the first woman I slept with. Or the first person I killed. But then, they were both the same night, both in the same place...both were the same person. (First One) Enjoy this and many other short stories in this imaginative collection...
Touch of Evil, Part 1: The Twins, Road to Pripyat by Nathan Johnson
Price: Free! Words: 43,590. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
1.What are special powers? 2. When and where should they be used? 3. Should they be used to protect yourself and others, or should they be used to harm others? 4.Would you like to have these powers? Only you can decide!
The Hemingway Hoax by Joe Haldeman
You set the price! Words: 35,390. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, lost a bag containing the manuscript of his first novel on a Parisian train. In 1996, John Baird, a renowned Hemingway scholar, decides to use that loss to account for a fake manuscript he creates. The story won both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
Ringlands by Korban Blake
Price: Free! Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Raxial Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the suspicious deaths of his online friends, George Kaplan, an Internet activist, suspects his own life is also in danger and has no choice but to go on the run. Can he survive the seemingly relentless pursuit of the man he knows as ‘Glasses’, a tireless hunter with a murder mission and advanced technology at his disposal?
The Loving Confines by James Hampton
Series: The Rise of the Totalitarians, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
A guilt-haunted teenage girl visits a therapist in a future society where everything, it is claimed, is better than ever.
The Enigma by Silena Buckelew
Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set as a story being told after the Apocalypse. Riona, a girl, born and raised on Earth is faced with part of her destiny that she dare not accept, especially since it is revealed to her after the end of human civilization with only a small number left alive.
Wolkenbruch by Ruediger Zillmer
Price: Free! Words: 6,800. Language: German. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
“Wolkenbruch” ist eine futuristische Erzählung der Liebesbeziehung zweier junger Menschen in einer vom Internetanbieter CloudNet dominierten Welt. Um dem Diktat des Netzwerkes zu entkommen, kontaktiert der Held der Erzählung einen berüchtigten Hacker - eine Tat die sein Leben unwiderruflich aus der Bahn wirft.
Dandeleão by Carlos Silva
Price: Free! Words: 8,340. Language: Portuguese. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk(3.00 from 1 review)
Quando o balão de Filipe é atacado por piratas, longe está ele de adivinhar que irá ser salvo pelos tripulantes de Dandeleão,uma enorme cidade voadora capitaneada por Dom Miguel Faria. Deslumbrando pela maravilha de engenharia, Filipe vai mergulhando no dia a dia da nave sem suspeitar do seu tenebroso segredo.
Advertising on the Brain by Vaughan W Smith
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Fair Folio. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Is nothing sacred? This short story explores a future where advertisers have free reign in the brain, the last sanctuary.
Greegs & Ladders - By Zack Mitchell and Danny Mendlow by Zack Mitchell
Price: Free! Words: 80,090. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Mitchell Mendlow. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Greegs & Ladders is a wildly exciting tale of three oddball characters romping around space and time. Equal parts social satire and fun loving adventure, Greegs promises laughs, a few mildly intelligent and/or interesting observations, & several run-on sentences. You'll also get to find out what the hell Greegs are, and how life on Earth came to be, and the meaning of it all (at no extra charge.)
Jet Black and the Elixir of life... and Death. #7 by John Stevenson
Series: The Adventures of Jet Black and his Starship Crew. Price: Free! Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rosie and Chub are dying, and it’s up to Jet alone to save them; that means facing the creature of his nightmares for the first time.
Abridged! A Short Collection of Short Stories by Nicholas House
Price: Free! Words: 37,250. Language: British English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Something for everyone! A short collection of stories from a variety of genres. From Sci-Fi to Thriller. From Comedy to Paranormal. Everyone is sure to find something for them. Why not take a look? What's the worst that can happen? It is free, after all!
Fiction Vortex - June 2013 by Fiction Vortex
Price: Free! Words: 32,780. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
We have conclusive proof in this issue that the May issue was more than just a fluke because we have yet another month's worth of fantastic stories to deliver. This issue has some great surprises, too. Fiction Vortex publishes science fiction and fantasy. All stories in this issue appeared on FictionVortex.com during June 2013.
Wanderer's Escape by Simon Goodson
Series: Wanderer's Odyssey, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 82,700. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jess was born a prisoner, grew up a prisoner and at sixteen knew he would die a prisoner. When his turn comes to try to break through the traps protecting a spaceship it seems his day to die has come. Instead he manages to avoid the traps and gain access to the ship, beginning a frantic flight to freedom. Thrust into a brutal universe can he master the ship he has stolen in time to stay alive?
Hardin's War by A.S. Morrison
Series: Hardin's War, Book I. Price: Free! Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
All Hardin has ever known is the inside of a bomb shelter. His people hid there over one hundred years ago when a war tore apart the world outside. They send hunters out to look for food, but they are hunted by the enemy to this day. As conditions grow worse inside it is up to Hardin to make a plan to journey outside and confront the enemy once and for all.
Sensing Danger by Diane J Cornwell
Series: Sensing Danger. Price: Free! Words: 29,440. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Tift Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Pilot Cambrie Jarvis is rescued from an escape pod, she hides what little knowledge she has of the explosion on S. S. Desert Run. All she wants is to pilot space ships and stop dreaming. After dreaming of danger to her new ship and crew, she again must decide whether to leave herself open to ridicule and testing by explaining her dream warnings, or remain silent.
ApocalypZe - Those Left Behind: Dan Killmeyer's Story by Ivan Turner
Price: Free! Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic(3.50 from 2 reviews)
If a billion people had been spared the horror of the zombie infection, that would still leave five billion zombies on the planet. If only the odds had been that good. Lieutenant Dan Killmeyer is sitting on a powder keg. Every sick person on base is about to die. And every dead person will become an aggressive, flesh eating zombie. The order is evacuate. But evacuate who?
The Compound by Christina J Adams
Price: Free! Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy(5.00 from 1 review)
Allia Washington watches as another Compound candidate is wheeled to the morgue. Now a new position is open and the first in line is Allia's young son. She knows the program will kill her son, but protecting him will take more than solving why all of the candidates die too soon. She may be forced to do anything to save her son, even if she has to defy the Compound itself. This is a short story.