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The Academy
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Series: Lost Tales of Power, Volume Two. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,150. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.57 from 7 reviews)
The Empire had fallen, and the Imperial Navy was disbanded leaving James with nothing but his nightmares to remind him of the role he once played in The Great War. James must now face his new life in a new era where science and technology must share the stage with sorcery and wizardry, and a new ever-present shadow of evil lurks over the remnants of the once great Empire.
Future Visions: 5 Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,190. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Envision a future where: a young woman flees to save her android boyfriend; immortality is the worst kind of life sentence; a robot dog stands in the way of a great heist; no bug spray will stop this infestation; and solving a murder ripples through a detective’s life deeper than any echo.
Direct Descent
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,140. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth has become a library planet, a bastion of useful and useless knowledge—esoterica gathered by “pack rats” who scour the galaxy for information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth, and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over the course of history, the dedicated librarians are sworn to obey the lawful government...and use their wits to protect the knowledge.
Destination Void
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Series: The Pandora Sequence, The Prequel. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The starship Earthling, carrying thousands of hybernating colonists to a new world, is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship’s three Organic Mental Cores (disembodied human brains that control the vessel’s functions) go insane. A skeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: create an artificial consciousness which could guide them to their destination or destroy them.
The Bridge Chronicles Trilogy
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Series: The Bridge Chronicles, Book 7. Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 177,700. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
This collection is available as an eBook only, a fantastic collection of Books 1 -3 of the critically-acclaimed cyberpunk series, The Bridge Chronicles, starring Artemis Bridge, the amoral fixer of the future. It contains the full text of Under the Amoral Bridge, The Know Circuit and if [tribe] =, as well as two short stories.
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Series: The Bridge Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
L.A. street gang Los Magos' leader is assassinated by the rival El Diablos, both members of the Five Families. Gang war would bring the wrath of the corporate police department down on all the Families. Amoral fixer Artemis Bridge discovers the war is more than tribal bloodletting, and must use his wits to stop the war before it escalates to genocide in the latest Bridge Chronicles novel.
Fables from the Fountain
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Price: $4.75 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A volume written as homage to Arthur C. Clarke’s Tales from the White Hart, featuring original stories from many of today’s top genre writers, including Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter, James Lovegrove, Liz Williams, Adam Roberts, Eric Brown, Ian Watson, Peter Crowther, and David Langford
Invasion of the Orb Men
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,030. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2011 by Channel 37 Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In 1952, a secret Air Force spy balloon is mistaken for a flying saucer. The balloon project’s security chief thinks the young writer who broke the story must be a communist agent — but the writer is convinced that the security guy is an alien sent to silence him! It’s up to the Air Force’s chief flying saucer investigator to sort out the mess before the writer gets arrested for espionage.
The Undeniable Labyrinth
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,650. Language: American English. Published: June 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Althea Ram, exile from a culture which survived an intergalactic apocalypse, has been searching for answers amongst the lost worlds of the Consortia. She has planned a desperate transit to Elysium, a world which can provide her everything she needs.But the probability of getting there on the first try is very low. And she has no way of telling how dangerous her destination might be.
Ten Minutes Late for Reality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,530. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It's a story as old as time--or at least ten minutes. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy loses job. Boy loses car. Boy loses mind and writes an awful novel about wizards and talking eyes. It's tragic, really...
In Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country: A Horror Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
After their mother is attacked, Cora & Seth defy her orders to escape and infiltrate Dwarf Land & Cannibal Country to rescue her. Surrounded by mutations & zombies, Cora must choose between saving her family & fulfilling the prophecy.
Tales of Twisted Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,400. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In these four riveting tales, Carter takes a classic of science fiction – the time travel story – into surprising new territory.
Mars is a Bummer, Man
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Price: Free! Words: 11,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
You can take people off earth, but can you take the earth out of people? Humanity's first mission to Mars hits a nasty speed bump. Personality, passion and persuasion form a deadly triangle on the first Martian colony. This novelette by Frank Severino cynically explores notions of character, class, human expansion, legacies and what the future might regrettably consider historically valuable.
Instability Over La Cocina de Casillas
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Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An ambulance-chasing lawyer and newspaper columnist pursuing double entendre headlines are first to meet alien visitors in a sleepy Arizona town. Humorous negotiations ensue as these aliens are "not quite" as couth as one might expect a star-faring species to be.
Give The Hippo What He Wants
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
In the baseball league of the future, losing the World Series will get you the death penalty. Nobody cares if Thal Simoleon choked because of an opera-singing pink hippo that only he can see. Will the hippo's terrible secret lead to Thal's salvation? Or will he die in extra innings of the bloodiest high-tech basebrawl of all time? Only the hippo knows.
Mud and Salt
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Series: The Wannoshay Cycle. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the near future, three armed men enter a snowy woods in search of a runaway alien. Only two men will walk away from the trees in this story of violence and first contact. "Mud and Salt" was first published in Writers of the Future 16 in September 2000, and it was reprinted in The Wannoshay Cycle (also an ebook).
Don't Mess With Justice: A Super Hero Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When all the Super Heroes vanish overnight, ordinary cleaning lady Edith Buttress lays down her mop and picks up the dustpan of Justice! "Don't Mess With Justice" is 10,752 words.
Dalston Junction
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Amelia and Margaret are supposed to be taking unwanted babies and placing them with new families. But the police find dozens of tickets for pawned baby clothes and no evidence of the babies themselves, sparking a desperate pursuit across Victorian London with the life of a newborn in the balance. This is a short story.
Buried Deep: A Retrieval Artist Novel
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,820. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A cold case starts it all—human bones discovered beneath the Martian soil in the alien Disty’s main city. "A high-velocity rush through cultures in full clash, as fear and panic overwhelm the day, and Rusch’s writing makes the far-out scenario feel as present and credible as today’s breaking news….Rusch has outdone herself yet again." The Edge Boston
Slumgullion Sector
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,700. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
I’d been sitting at Doyle’s Clam House for an hour, and no one had gotten around to being kidnapped by aliens yet. I had a bowl of what the guide books called the best chowder north of Bodega Bay on one side, and a redhead who’d make Raymond Chandler dive for his thesaurus on the other. No one told me that I'd get to witness something right out of the Star Wars cantina scene that evening.