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Fiction Vortex - May 2013
Price: Free! Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
This inaugural issue of the Fiction Vortex magazine is stuffed with incredible stories, tales that will take you through the verdant valley of coming-of-age-fantasy, over the jagged summit of hard science fiction, into the dark cavern of cerebral horror, and back out into the sunlit meadows of humorous satire. All stories and reviews were published on FictionVortex.com in May 2013
Izzy & Eliza...an alien tale
Price: Free! Words: 83,900. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Izzy meets Eliza when he's sent to her planet on an assignment. Even though they come from different worlds, literally, they become inseparable. When Izzy discovers his home planet is in danger; he seeks help from an eclectic group of friends. Have you ever met a Firithian or wondered if Fester Tails are real? If you simply enjoy a good alien tale, then read Izzy & Eliza, the first in a series.
Eternity So Soon?
You set the price! Words: 37,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Humans facing the possibility of living for eternity can't stand by and watch as thousands of their kind fly off into the cosmic void. The universal mind has other ideas and creates new beginnings after an old burnt out star goes nova. If you download for free PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW
Making a Gilling
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Loki wants to be an officer in the Yetten fleet, but his family background makes it virtually impossible. He devices a plan to get his arch enemy, Gilling, to help him out. Will he suceed? This short story is a prequel to "Skrymers Glove" and aims at answering previously unanswered questions about Loki
Corpus Callosum
Price: Free! Words: 53,970. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Corpus Callosum is a work of literary science-fiction about Jeanette Porter, a 30-year-old copywriter who uploads the mind of her dead sister Joey into a computer. But Joey doesn't take this change well, and begins to behave erratically. Jeanette must track down the computer’s inventor and enlist the help of several other uploaded minds in order to save her sister’s sanity and repair their bond.
The Scanning
Price: Free! Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Scanning takes one life every day. It has been a nightmare for the planet of Samna, virtually forever. And, although Samnyans learned to live with it, some tried to counter it, unsuccessfully. When Teftkra finally manages to detect the source of the Scanning's signal, it does not take her long to go exploring and, ultimately, facing the unexpected truth.
GTBFilez Legend Of Terms: Flight Line
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Mashups
A leaked companion guide to GTBFilez Comic Shooter Snack 1. This is a 2nd sneak peak(The 1st was The Verbs). It contains words and phrases characters may use inside the Flight Line story. There is a guide included inside the book but with less detailed information.
Power
Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by One Hand Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nothing defines a life more clearly, than its use of power. As more details about the Novacula are revealed, the picture of the conflict and its antagonists comes into focus. Crim and Denek's actions are placed into context, suddenly framing them with astonishing consequences as the two troopers continue to apply their own peculiar reasoning to survive in a world beyond their knowledge.
Death on Taurus
Price: Free! Words: 94,380. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On the bullfighting planet of Taurus, a half-man, half-bull race stages ritual blood sacrifices to the gods—human viewers light-years away. High Priest Vizzer loathes the fights and wants to end them. But when he deposes the king and outlaws the fights, Vizzer comes face to face with an enraged and ancient god. And in so doing, he must also confront the truth of his own savage nature.
New Arrivals To Section Four
Price: Free! Words: 6,110. Language: British English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hugh Fraser is on a business trip to Lunar Base Five. A trip he doesn't want to have to make. A trip that may be his last.
Puppet: Soldier
Price: Free! Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An average guy and his alien, mind-controlling amoeba must save the world from an invasion of Foosball-playing lizardmen. Using chicken nuggets.
Chronicle 2014
Series: Chronicle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 33,740. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013 by Michael Simms. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A diary from the future? Or a dead man’s work of fiction? In this first year's worth of entries from a diary stored on a mysterious recording device, the beginnings of an expansive story are told. Nobody knows if it is a work of fiction or a true record of how things happened, and will happen. By reading the diary, some things may have already begun to change, and the future is not what it was.
The Second Corollary
Price: Free! Words: 4,690. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
The defensive nature of the ego, well-known in everyday life to even the most casual observer, is actually far, far more pervasive than any sane person might have dreamed, and it can clearly make people believe just about anything, if it, the ego, 'thinks' it is good for them (or it). Two psychology students decide to use hypnosis to discover just what realities the ego might be hiding from us...
Half a Mind
Price: Free! Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Imagine two separate minds existing in one body from even before birth. What trials and troubles would such a dual intellect in a single body go through as an infant, as a pre-schooler, in high school? Imagine what might happen if such a person were to appear in criminal court. Now, suppose the charge was murder?
Deception (Starfire Angels: Revelations 1.5)
Series: Revelations ยท Starfire Angels. Price: Free! Words: 14,410. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Coulter is supposed to be an agent working with Anita Cross to observe the Inari on Earth, but he reveals a different side following the battle at NeoGen Labs. When he takes her prisoner with the Shirukan escaping to the stars, she realizes that the alien in their agency might have been deceiving them all along, waiting for the opportune time to return to his former loyalties.
Tales Of Hope and Time
Price: Free! Words: 100,310. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tales of Hope and Time. Four SF novellas. For Fleur* John Elliott looks into the future to try and save his dying wife. Empathy Shrew* With an Empathy Shrew you will find your perfect partner.The Last Run* A solitary alien hires a ship with AI for a distant secret mission. Ahead of his Time* Two brothers move an average cricketer fractionally forwards in time to fantastically improve his ability.
Törékeny Horizont
Series: Lost Galaxy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 78,440. Language: Hungarian. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Egy csalódott lány és egy mindenre elszánt kalandorokból álló csapat elindul egy rejtély nyomán, és fokozatosan fényt derítenek azokra a titkokra, amelyek meghatározták a világuk történelmét. Bár hatalmas ellenfelekkel néznek szembe, megpróbálják a lehetetlent: felszínre hozni az igazságot, amely azonban rajtuk kívül nagyon kevés félnek az érdeke.
El primer peruano en el espacio
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: Spanish. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Los peruanos al fin habían logrado enviar una nave tripulada al espacio. Pero, ¿qué implicaba realmente ser el primer peruano en el espacio?
An Ecology of Mind
You set the price! Words: 96,920. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The human mind has built in flaws in how we view reality around us. The more power we achieve through technology the greater the potential threat from these flaws in perception. Contact with an alien race means accepting these flaws is a luxury that we can no longer afford. Mankind's existence may rely on a survivor from humanity's ancient past and his ongoing quest to understand himself.
Ascendancy
Series: The Maker's Eye, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 176,860. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When the Holy Order shakes off its long decline to again put witches and warlocks to slaughter, with full support from the government's new autocrat, a veritable reign of terror unfolds. Oppressed genetic aberrations called wizards and sorceresses are torn between aligning themselves with the new regime for survival, and finding it the catalyst for rebellion they've dreamed of for generations.