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End Of Times
Series: Terran Chronicles Short Stories, Book 4 · Terran Chronicles Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,010. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is the forth short story belonging to the Terran Chronicles Universe. Events in this story take place during the latter part of book four, Alliance. End of Times follows a number of key people, including Lisa and Johnny, as they attempt to survive the Atlan attack on Earth.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Survival of the Fittest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Survival of the Fittest" is a short novelette, set on Earth after the final environmental collapse. Scientists are genetically engineering food crops to grow in the new world. They also study the lizards that adapted naturally to the harsh conditions. Sam is the product of these experiments, and when the food crops are threatened, Sam will prove to be more than just an experiment.
Emma's Legacy
Series: Terran Chronicles Universe · Terran Chronicles Journals, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story takes place far in the future, long after the final voyage of the Terran is but a distant memory. It is during this time that Dianne catches her son, Benny, along with his friend Richard, in her study accessing her computer. She sates their curiosity by directing the boys to the ancient archives, and the fragments of Emma’s New Earth Ecology Journal.
Alpha/Omega, Episode 2: The Smartest Man on the Moon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
General Thomas Jefferson Davis and his UN commando squad have just jumped head-first into a hornets’ nest of cosmic proportions. But—are they the good guys in this story… or the bad?
The Art of Galactic War: A Guide to Conquer a Humanoid Planet in 30 Steps
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015 by 22 Lions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
As a Master of the Art of Galactic War, you’re not supposed to have or feel empathy for any race on a planet and humanoids are not exception to the rule.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Space Rats and Rebels: Princess Problems (Episode 2 of a 3 Part Serial)
Series: Space Rats & Rebels. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,990. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
“Star Wars” meets “The Princess Bride”… In a conquered galaxy of the far future, only two rebel groups still dare to resist the plague of tyranny—the solar system Gaeas-7 at one end, and the RAT fleet at the other. But neither knows of the other’s fight, and both are facing imminent destruction. Will they be able to join forces in time for one last desperate stand against an overwhelming evil?
Valuable Intelligence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Doc and Sgt.Gallagher find themselves all alone on a bombed out and war torn planet. Together they struggle to reach the extraction point with the intelligence they have gathered and receive aid from a mysterious stranger along the way.
Aurealis #74
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Sole Survivor: A Retrieval Artist Universe Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Takara Hamasaki made plans to leave the far-flung starbase for weeks, but something always stopped her. Until today. Now, she finds herself running for her life as bodies fall all around her, cut down by dozens of identical-looking men. If only she can reach her ship, maybe she can escape. Because one thing seems perfectly clear: The men attacking the starbase plan to leave no survivors.
Russell and Maggie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of friends... A story of loss... A story of pasta... ...and forgetting.
Going Home
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 19,620. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
In a world where blending in is valued above everything else, scars can be a dangerous thing to show. After years of drifting and hiding, Orryn returns to her homeland and must choose between baring her scars and losing her sister a second time.
The Bone Flute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the “lost planet” of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die. In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
A Phony Love Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2015 by Fanciful Erotica. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six and Orange thought it was going to be easy for two phones who love each other to be together, but when their masters break up, they are ruthlessly pulled apart. Now they must battle all the odds against them in order to be together... even if it means creating suspicions about their masters' faithfulness towards their new partners. Will the love between these two phones prevail?
Alpha/Omega, Episode 1: Hostile Takeover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
General Thomas Jefferson Davis and his UN commando squad have just jumped head-first into a hornets’ nest of cosmic proportions. But—are they the good guys in this story… or the bad?
Lilith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Darkwater Syndicate. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
4004 BC: In this retelling of the Adam & Eve story, a hermit’s life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a mysterious woman in his camp. As the story of their portentous meeting carries forward through the millennia, only time will tell if Lilith is a heroine, a victim, or a monster.
Lady Jessica, Monster Hunter - Episode 2: Troubling Times
Series: Lady Jessica, Monster Hunter - Season One. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Troubling Times is the second episode in a series of action and character driven steampunk adventures featuring Lady Jessica and The Black Diamonds. Short in length, each episode is designed to be standalone: though they are linked by an overall story arc which will develop as the 'season' progresses
The Adventures of Viola Stewart: Three Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Viola Stewart is a widowed optician with a penchant for dectectiving, who stumbles upon a secret Society of Men in Grey. Set in a Victorian steampunk fantasy world, this series has a gaslamp flavour. Three Short Stories: Day of the Dirigible, An Eye for Detail and The Magic Lantern. Approx. 8000 words.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.