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Someday Will Be Too Late
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new laws allowing indentured service may be salvation for some or a return to slavery. It all depends. Times are hard, your husband has died, your children are still young, and you’re buried in debt. You’ll sacrifice anything for your family, even your freedom. Because that’s all you have left.
Day By Day Armageddon: Grey Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Time is a very fluid thing, no one really has a grasp on it other than maybe how to measure it. As the maestro of the Day by Day Armageddon Universe, I have the latitude of being in control of that time. You have again stumbled upon a ticket with service through the apocalyptic wastes, but this time the train is a little bit older, a little more beat up, and maybe a little wiser. -J.L. Bourne
Germline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the future genetic therapy is a part of life; however, the ramifications on society often take an unexpected twist. “Germline Inc. is the 1st in a series of short stories that surround a genetic therapy clinic, its eccentric owners, and the strange problems they become involved in.
Lucky
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Previously published by Yard Dog Press in Star Bound) Misea thinks she's getting the chance of a lifetime when an early release from prison leads to a job on a construction team for the new Shepherd Station. Unfortunately, there's trouble at the station, and she's soon right in the middle of it.
The Enemy in the Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,580. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2010 by Onda Mountain Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ellane Williams bitterly hates the aliens who are invading the Earth, but when she takes a stand against them she gets more than she bargained for. Join Ellane as she struggles with an unwelcome metamorphosis, an unwanted new identity, and the end of life as she knows it. To survive, we must all fight not to become the evil we oppose...
Time Killer: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Detective Dominic is trying to solve a dozen nearly-identical murders. But the murders have happened so close together, it would be impossible for one person to commit them all. That's what Dominic believes, until she finds a time machine in the desk of one of the victims. Now Detective Dominic must chase down a time-hopping serial killer before he commits one more murder, one much closer to home.
Aurealis #73
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
The Exodus
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In a post-industrial world of energy scarcity, one man finds himself marooned on his island home. Once a major global hub for trade and finance, the island city now lies in decay, its remaining inhabitants cut off from the world and struggling for existence. Faced with dwindling prospects and with nothing to lose, he leaves for another land, in search of a new beginning.
A Trick of Strong Imagination
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station.
High Risk For Burning Up In The Atmosphere (A Classic Sci-Fi Short Story)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014 by Susan Hart. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This is a classic Sci-Fi action adventure about a man transporting a prisoner to earth, when something dreadful goes wrong.
Timeplane
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
In a strange twist on classic time travel mechanics, Gareth Kuykendall volunteers for the Timeplane project, in an attempt to forget his failed marriage. Timeplane is a short story by Science Fiction writer, Jon Ladner, author of The Turing Test.
Bridge Builder (Shimmer In The Dark)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nantosuelta left with the Asterean Space Fleet to search for a new world. Her companions rely on her skills to bridge the wormholes of space, but an encounter with an alien ship desecrates the fleet and wipes Nanto’s psychic abilities. Stranded, with starving creatures closing in all around them, Nanto must shed her old ways of thinking to fight a new battle. Survival.
The Last Ride of German Freddie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
NIETZSCHE AT THE O.K. CORRAL! The Clantons and the Earps are heading for a deadly showdown, and into the town of Tombstone rides German Freddie, a gunslinger with a deadly reputation and a penchant for philosophical speculation. Freddie’s committed to a life that is mad, dangerous, and free, and the Earps had better not get in his way.
The Last Ghost
Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This was a Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story of 1971.::Solitude is corrosive. Love and companionship can heal wounds, but they take time. And even with all eternity to work in, there may never be enough time to do the job.
Jigglers: Aremac A Century Later
Series: The Aremac, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,470. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Finally, after 100 years, Roger Fixman explains to his grandson the great secret of Jigglers, Inc., the company that Aremac built and the riches it made for Roger and Tess.
Stand the Line
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.
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 » Fantasy » 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.
Piecework
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
Spiritus Sanctus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Hot Yellow Planet
Series: Lori and Chiing, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,920. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Sequel to Pretty Pink Planet. Lori and Chiing continue their adventures, meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.