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Hero For A Day
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
When Mother Nature meets a young, dashing Kris Kringle at the annual Mythic Creatures convention she falls head over roots in love. And when Kris and she encounter a mystery of a missing magical key they start off on an adventure to find the key and save mythology for all time. A tale of adventure with a legendary hero worthy of Indiana Jones, if he were a magical elf.
Nmemesis
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,410. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Cooper's Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Humanity is under attack from an enemy within. An enemy unable to be seen or confronted. Nemesis tells how in a battle with no rules, each individual must find their own answers, their own way in which to protect themselves and those they love. The book also invites the reader to reconsider the nature of life itself and whether our current definitions are really adequate.
Audra
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Price: Free! Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Far future technology allows scope for a tactical ship to VR-merge with its pilot. A routine mission goes awry in space and a pilot discovers an unexpected menace, far worse than any nightmare . . . Space-thriller, 16000 words.
Xenophobe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is dedicated to the Republican Party. They do so well at drumming up distrust of homosexuals, foreigners and others who are different from their “norm” that one can only imagine what they’ll do when we encounter true aliens.
Fantastic Travelogue: Mark Twain and CS Lewis Talk Things Over in The Hereafter
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,120. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fantastic Travelogue is speculative fiction, a phantasmic conversation between two literary giants, Mark Twain and C.S. Lewis. The talk and action are set in the dreamscape of creation--from creation's photonics and micro biology to its most outer energetic and cosmic origins. Other participants in the conversation include Johannes Kepler and George MacDonald.
Pantheon
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Series: Pantheon, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,230. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Bluewood Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
They call me Athene, a sniper with Pantheon Consulting. Now I’m on Earth with the boss’s grandson, acting as bodyguard while I plug a deadly intel leak. My partner, Pan, is impossible to ignore, intelligent and capable. Everything points to a company called Gaea. I’ve got Pan under my skin, Walt under my protection and a target in my crosshairs. They call me Athene and I’m going to war.
The Unholy Scryptvrs
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,520. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of short stories by master story teller Gary Kuyper. This anthology caters for fans of Horror, Fantasy & Science Fiction. Ranging from creepy and disturbing to whimsical and humorous, this superb compilation guarantees reading pleasure for all enthusiasts of the genres.
Gott'im's Monster
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gott'im's Monster is coming-of-age speculative fiction for teenagers with heads. A New England Gothic recasting of Shelley's Frankenstein, Gott'im's Monster is part of The God's Cycle and is set in the mountains of Western Maine, 1808, with a "chorus" of 1980s townsfolk. Its fantastic elements sparse in beginning, the Cycle moves through its story in time and place with increasing mythic emphasis.
[Corentine]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,180. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
[Corentine] follows the narrator, a man who wants to forget his past, as he searches for his missing girlfriend, a woman who is unable to recall her own. All signs point to the involvement of a company named Synchro Systems, where doctors have been working with volunteers using experimental, cutting edge treatments for memory disorders.
A Taste of Armageddon
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by WolfSinger Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Advances in modern war techniques have led to "cleaner" and "cleaner" weapons. Countries have created missiles that can pinpoint a room within a building greatly reducing the risks to non-combatants in a war zone. However, it has been argued that wars have to be messy so people have an actual reason to avoid them.
Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a story about… well, about love… and about free will… and about squirrels. At first glance, you might think the squirrels are the easiest to explain.
A Place to Call Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When her friend Rohan receives a termination notice from his employer, Amaranta thinks it is the perfect time to get what she wants. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. Originally published in the April/May 2008 issue of Cosmos Magazine, this short story received an Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's B
Homo Sylvanus
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
This novelette originally appeared in Jim Baen's Universe. While traveling on a colonization ship, Brennan is desperate to prevent his daughter Tamsyn from inheriting his genetic deficiencies. The consequences of his efforts to illegally modify her DNA affect Brennan, Tamsyn, and the colonists. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break.
Flotsam and Fool
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In this short story, Nen, a beach scavenger, has a problem. Ever since Nen rescued a stranded merling, he can't get her beautiful face out of his mind. He visits a witch, hoping for a potion to help him, but the potion only complicates matters. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities.
Em's Wheel
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,810. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Six misfits are drawn to the same snow-covered mountain. They settle halfway to the peak, build a fabulous garden, and proceed to create a new world that they cannot access without the help of young Em and her friends. She doesn't have a clue about what they, together, are capable of or what lies in store for them in the near future. Moving forward on trust, they try to outrun their fate.
Just Play the Game
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this short story, government decisions are based on the outcomes of violent tlachtli games. The player Ollin has always performed his civic duties honorably. When he is disgraced and sidelined without pay, he is desperate for money to pay for his father's medicine. A foreigner offers him money and the chance to play again, but will the cost be one Ollin can accept? Part of "Break Bites".
Lux 1.1 Seeds
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Price: Free! Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.71 from 7 reviews)
In a crumbling America where teenagers are hunted and contained, a small group of rebels rises up to fight a desperate battle against a power greater than themselves. *** Lux 1.2 Call to Arms, is now available on Smashwords
Sunborn
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Series: The Chaos Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 139,390. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Stars are dying. Bandicut and his friends must learn what threatens the Starmaker Nebula and confront a billion-year-old adversary of life as they know it. Whatever chance they have of stopping the Mindaru may be found only in the fiery heart of an intelligent sun. Vol 4 of The Chaos Chronicles. World Edition, for sale outside the USA only. U.S. readers, look for the Tor ebook, widely available.
Kill'em Dead: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Vampires, werewolves, and mummies are no match for Billy Wayne and Suzy Jane's time-travellin', light-speedin', monster-killin' pickup truck. But when there ain't no more monsters to roast, Billy and Suzy have to face going back to the real world - and the chance that they might never be together again. A short story by Ben Godby.
They Shall Inherit The Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ethan is the first human child created on Earth in 500 years. Is he the answer to the current labor shortage or will his creation change life for the synthetics forever?