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Hostile Intent
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Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An electronics enthusiast builds a satellite receiver that can receive deep space transmissions. He picks up a broadcast from outer space outlining an attack on Earth. The aliens could destroy Earth as easily as snuffing out a candle. What can be done to stop them?
Dreams, Schemes and Themes
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Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the future, any asset–anything with value–can be brought and sold. Your debts, your career… or your child’s future. What kind of society, what kind of people, is that going to breed? A very short story, just over 900 words.
How Jones Goes
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the late 21st century, overpopulation is a problem. There's also the problem with mental health. In one particularly unusual asylum, there is Dr. Born (psychiatric intern) and Dr. Bloch (sexologist). And then there's Jones. You have not met anyone like Jones. You see, it's not every day that patients claim they are from Mars. And it's not every day they come and go as they please.
No Games (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a taste of the curriculum for Clements students. Teddy Drysdale couldn't care less about Clements. To him it's all a game. But Colonel Ross is about to raise the stakes.
Truth
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Price: Free! Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A soldier in foreign parts acquires a strange ability while fighting on the front line, allowing him to perceive hidden social truths as lurid creatures. These start to drive him mad, especially the hostile beast that is the social phenomena of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change. This Sci-Fi / Cli-Fi story featured on the most viewed Climate Change site on the planet, ‘Watts Up With That’.
The Flight of the Trace
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Series: Flight, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Bond is a pilot who has made the most important discovery of the century. His name will become a household word, fame and fortune awaits. All he has to do is get home.
Halfkinds Volume 1: Contact
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Series: Halfkinds. Price: Free! Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In a world where a select set of species co-exist with humans intelligently, the first half man, half animals creatures are born. The highest form of power, the United Species Alliance, wants them dead, and an elite team has been sent to kill them. From there, it's a survival of the fittest showdown. Who will be left standing?
A DaVinci Flash
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Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sid and Arthur from The Crying Pennant have a little discussion about the last book in the Arth series.
Lightspeed Magazine, 2012 Sampler
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Price: Free! Words: 78,960. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF--and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Three Simple Rules (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 15,490. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a taste of the curriculum for Clements students. Mark Eblin is one graduate who's never been amazing...and now he's been had.
The Avenger From The Stars
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Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An experimental atomic powered rocket from Earth goes out of control and crashes on an alien planet killing millions. They want revenge very badly, so they build a robot death ship and send it on its way to find and destroy the murderers of their people.
Metal Soldiers #1: Soul Searching
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Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
The metal soldiers slip through the darkness doing their wicked duty under the gray-red dust laden skies of Planet War. A soul has been taken and they must find it. Rock, a newly masked soldier, is among them. What seems routine is not. Those who are near indestructible are not. The odds are incredible and the mission perilous. This is beginning of the Metal Soldiers Series. Read it now!
Complications
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Price: Free! Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
It's 1982 and Gene is on the front lines of love: he works retail at "Til Death Do Us Part", a computerized dating agency where the patrons know how they are going to die and hope to meet someone else before it happens. Like most shopping mall jobs of its day, it's a mix of boredom and politeness punctuated by flashes of genuine empathy but Gene's job is about to get a lot more interesting.
Apex Magazine - Sample Issue
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Price: Free! Words: 9,600. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Free sample issue of Apex Magazine! Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. This issue contains work by Elizabeth Bear, Sarah Monette, Jim C. Hines, and Maureen McHugh. Apex Magazine was a 2012 Hugo Award Nominee!
Le fil d'arrivée
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Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: French. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Daniel, un véritable génie de la robotique, a recours à une brillante astuce pour annoncer à son vieil ami Michel qu'il est le premier à créer un véritable androïde entièrement autonome et conscient de son existence. Sachant que Michel ne sera pas facile à convaincre, Daniel lui joue un formidable tour qui frôle l'incrédulité et la stupéfaction à la toute fin du récit.
The Eslites (Prequel/Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 13 reviews)
Sixteen year old, Miranda Mays, discovers she is a superior donor for the alien race known as the Eslites, who have come to earth demanding humans help save their race from extinction. Will she be the one to help them or will their quest continue?
The Jupiter Paradox
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Price: Free! Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Following the Era of Conflict between Homo-Sapiens and the Cyborgs they created, a tentative period of cooperation emerged. The residual population was heavily skewed to the Borg template. By 2175, the radiation threat from the dissipating ozone layer had escalated to worrying levels. The Rift Incident had to be investigated.
The Elf and the Ogre (From the Desk of Col. Garrett Ross)
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Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are just a few of the classes for Clements students. Melanie 'marshmallow' Marsh has been plagued by two bullies. What can she do to break free?
Life Trade
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Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if a stranger took over the part of your best friend? In "Life Trade," a directionless dude seeks answers after his buddy is replaced by someone new. He discovers a matching website for people who want to trade places. A short story by the author of dystopian novels We, The Watched and Divided We Fall.
Within The Darkness
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Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
What lurks beyond outer galactical space? Our ancestors mysterious ancient Allies, who instead of settling in systems, chose to travel further into the dark beyond the galaxy.Or new enemies,and monsters beyond our comprehension.