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The Brain Machine
Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Brain 0.4 is the marvellous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. Especially when it creates a stir revealed nation-wide for the first time. The bigger question is: can the professor handle his own creation? Speculative fiction, 6100 words.
Entre deux feux
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: French. Published: August 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ulem Beltran, séducteur dans l’âme, s'est lancé un défi : séduire une Elsevienne à la peau mauve, dont on dit que le charme est irrésistible. Comme à son habitude, il poursuivra en parallèle sa relation avec sa dernière conquête, la ravissante Fenentha – une blonde incendiaire. Mais le mot "aventure" va bientôt prendre un sens tout à fait inattendu.
Passing in the Night
Price: Free! Words: 14,000. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A year-long shift in the middle of the interstellar void can be dull. For the Fourth shift crew of the starliner Pericles, enroute to Earth from one of the colonies, the passage could best be called routine. Until sensors detect an unknown and unexpected object ahead. What they find in the endless night of space will forever change their universe. Assuming they survive to tell about it.
The Belar (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
On Davox, the second moon of the Gateway World of Utainium, the Belar, majestic shepherds of the runeyan live peacefully. But now their adopted world is filling with Watchers from the home world of Omni, Watchers who, usually, take whatever they wish...
Digital Memories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Roger W. Banning was not alive when he awoke after being mugged in the parking garage at his brokerage firm. And he wasn't Roger Banning any more, either, because he had become an unwilling participant in a high-tech AI development. Like any other person with Type A personality, Banning objected to being exploited even though he was dead.
Automatic Assassin
Price: Free! Words: 40,570. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A cyberpunk space opera about Xolo, a man who replaced his conscience with a machine. A routine assassination on a synthetic planet gets complicated when Xolo stupidly rescues some kids, gets a bomb in his head (that falls in love with him) and then winds up on the world of kings, brainslaves and electric zombies known as ‘Earth,’ where he is mistaken for a cosmic messiah.
Stone Pizza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011 by ArtChi's Voice. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A post-apocalyptic retelling of the Stone Soup fable. At ten Sis witnessed The End of Things. Now two years later, instead of chasing boys and worrying about her Facebook wall posts, she stands armed guard duty all day with her older brother, Charley. At best the duty is boring; at worst it’s deadly.
Histoire d'un Choix
Price: Free! Words: 10,220. Language: French. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jérôme Menasis est un homme ordinaire, qui mène une vie ordinaire. Son quotidien va basculer du jour au lendemain suite à une apparition des plus mystérieuses. Il sera embarqué malgré lui dans un processus qui va le contraindre à faire un choix ultime.
The Pit of Raeben; The Final Lie of Gelon Part I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 112,580. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Pit of Raeben is a tale told in turn by three enlightened trees. This is the first of three parts describing how the oldest of them was laid to rest.
Fantastic Realms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(2.80 from 5 reviews)
Thirteen original fantasy-adventure tales: three mages disturb an ancient menace; a thief with a conscience faces the formidable Magistrar; a healer wields an infamous weapon to protect her clan, and more!
Tempting Yerva
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
A young acolyte in the midst of puberty finds monastic life a drag. An alien presence whispers in her ear, tempting her with visions undreamed of, visions so sinister as to be . . . appealing? Speculative fiction, 2200 words.
Black Frost
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,660. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
What would you do to protect a loved one? Would you kill? Widower Ian Moore will do almost anything to protect his daughter when she is threatened by forces straight from our darkest fairytales. In fact, he may prove that picking his child was a horrible mistake. And you, dear reader, might want to take notes. Your family might be next.
Rekindle the Sun
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
A dying world may not be the best place to start your life anew, but that's exactly where Kerri has been sent. The sun of Heffe VIII is burning out, and her husband has been hired by the canine aliens of that world to rekindle it. This story originally appeared in the Australian anthology of interstellar immigration stories "Belong."
Mirrim Vale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 115,770. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Her world had been settled and long forgotten by the Federation, Dawn born to a time of peace and harmony under the gods. Then came the men of the stars, the Masters, life as she has known it forever lost to her. As perhaps the last Mirrim, the last Oracle of the Gods, she is left in a world heading now to a war, her only hope to travel to what remains of the Vale of the Mirrim.
Alien Landscapes 2
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Four science fiction tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: “Collaborators” (written with Rebecca Moesta), “Good Old Days,” “Job Qualifications,” and “Prisoner of War.”
Divine Extinction
Series: Evilution. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Divine Extinction is the second volume in the Evilution series. They thought they had engineered temporary respite from the threat to humanity. Four years was a convincing period of inactivity. The vigil was suddenly invaded by fear of a completely different danger, which hovered over the species. Contemplation of the consequences was bad enough without the emergence of an immovable deadline.
Gingerblon!
Price: Free! Words: 6,840. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A magniloquent knight is invested with a curious and disturbing task: to investigate a young girl’s purported ‘loitering’ about the infamous Castle Creep. Is it for real? The task seems trivial, almost absurd . . . but all is not what it seems . . . Fantasy, 6400 words.
The Mirror of Eventualities
Price: Free! Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A Magus is summoned by the queen of Ampidares to deal with her political troubles. The Magus, however, is inept. His thaumaturgy reels him into the murky dimension of Ynos where he must elude strange phenomena and even feyer creatures to survive. Fantasy, 6000 words.
The Sacred Protocol
Series: Evilution. Price: Free! Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Sacred Protocol is the first volume in the Evilution series. It is an alternate history crime thriller. Two pivotal events in history have a very different outcome. The first is the Spanish Armada. The story swiftly moves to the collapse of the internet in 2016. A slide to dystopian culture is avoided by the new SACRED system. An increasing number of protesters against SACRED die mysteriously.
Shelter of Daylight 6
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,900. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Shelter of Daylight is a triannual digest of science fiction and fantasy. In issue #6, you'll confront the rivalries among the social classes of sentient Lepidoptera; receive a hidden message from a dolphin; experience the drawbacks of being a sorcerer; and apply your knowledge of the future to your love life. And much, much more!