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The Brisingamen
By Hugh J O'Donnell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(3.00 from 1 review)
Darryl Heim hunts space pirates, works alone, and good enough to be selective about his clients. When a mysterious Japanese deep space exploration firm hires him to retrieve the contents of an intercepted sample probe, the job takes him to the edge of the known universe, and into a story as old as the human imagination.
Jungle Catatan
By Misty White
Series: Catati, TY03. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Theoretically, Tammy should be able to handle all the tech issues for a small freighter, but that would require her to pay attention. She's screwed up big time, and meeting her best friend's family for the first time might not make things any better. A short story of about 3,700 words.
Yatorun Transport
By Misty White
Series: Catati, TY02. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Tammy's spent nearly a year working as a base-level tech—read: electrician—on a Catati vessel, and her shipmates still give her special treatment, because she's the only Human. But not all "special treatment" is a bad thing. A short story of about 4,000 words.
Catati Test
By Misty White
Series: Catati, TY01. Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Earth's new spacefaring allies let Humans into their school, Tammy leapt at the chance. Maybe one of these days, she'll even pass—preferably before her alien friend gets a girlfriend. A short story of about 3,800 words.
The Flip Side #7: Colliding Worlds
By J.L. Stephens
Price: Free! Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012 by J. L. Stephens. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In issue #7 of The Flip Side, Starla Knight and the others must change their outlook on the future. The paradigm is shifting and the Protectors are suddenly forced to protect the very people they've been trying to kill. Convinced of a "greater role", Jeremy continues his trek to discover his fate while the others focus on the hope of rescue.
The Wisdom Test
By H. Bradley Stucki
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A test that measures wisdom is the ultimate determiner of sentience. Passing guarantees elimination.
The Cuspin Peace
By H. Bradley Stucki
Price: Free! Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Peace has broken out after a long interstellar war with the Cuspins. Captain Trace is finally going to get some R&R; right after his last mission as part of the official peace delegation. Still, there's a nagging feeling in the back of his mind. Is it too good to be true?
Recruit
By H. Bradley Stucki
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
J. Vance Hamblin was the youngest to make Fleet Admiral in history. He was the best of the best – until he became an ‘insider’ and was pushed aside to keep him out of the way. Now he has to decide if he’s ever been fighting for the right side. Note that this is a short story, not a full novel.
Trickster
By Steve Stanton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Deep below the surface of the moon where huge colony starships are prepared for launch, a group of union graffiti artists plan the biggest tag ever in defiance of their corporate overlords. Derek Thundersky, a half-breed Ojibway warrior, and Colonel Woodsworth Dunfield, a stodgy British celestial navigator, separated by clan, class and culture, must risk everything for the women they love.
Rivalry On A Sky Course (A Davi Rhii Story)
By Bryan Schmidt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Davi Rhii and his friends Yao Brahma and Farien Noa face rivalry with fellow cadet Bordox at the Boralian Military Academy during the annual cadet Skycourse Challenge fighter race.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
By Rick Griffin
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Introduction to Xarrok
By Catrina Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Xenonia is fighting for survival. Those recruited to help are fighting for acceptance, and security. The stories within reveal lives desolated by war, moved by love, and driven for success. Version 2 with Four stories included and more to come.
The Flip Side #6: Converging Lens
By J.L. Stephens
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by J. L. Stephens. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
While Jeremy and Kaleb work to unravel the mystery of the Protectors, Starla Knight is working her hardest to escape them. Meanwhile, in the village of Drah'ashi, Alicia and Anthony have found refuge from their enemies with what could be a true advantage against their foes...
Round Up At The Burger Bar: Parts 1-5 The Beginning
By Russ Crossley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,400. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This book collects the first five parts of the serial novel Round Up At The Burger bar: The Legend of Trixie Pug. By the year 3333 1/3 massive fast food corporations control the galaxy. Trixie will become the galaxy's 2nd most powerful CEO for a fast food franchise called Heavenly Sky Burger. To read more about Trixie check out the short story, Big Business and the novel Attack of the Lushites.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 5
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The adventures of Trixie Aioli continues in Part 5. In this instalment her problems pile up like the next big burger special at your local fast food franchise. What started a simple mission to seize power and stop the rounding up of the customers bill, to a quest for a power marriage to time travel, has now escalated to unimaginable danger and possible death for Trixie and Cherry Bomb.
A Little Old Fashioned
By Rita Schulz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated! Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill. His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short. Simon holds the solution.
Night Blaze
By PJ Lawton
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A new highly addictive and extremely dangerous drug has come from the outlying words to Terra. In a fight for control of this lethal substance, some innocent citizens are killed. One is the child of a wealthy influential bureaucrat. Galactic P.I. Majestic Kane is hired for one simple task, find the source and destroy it no matter what it takes, before more innocent people die.
Gaea's Chosen: Event Horizon
By Cara Michaels
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dr. Marcus Gilpin left Earth with the woman he loved, but the very science he put his faith in promised her to another man… Six months after waking in unknown parts of the galaxy, Marcus Gilpin is still recovering from a mauling that nearly killed him. His love gone, his ship lost—a crew of twenty now numbers only five, and he should have been among the dead...
A Union Against All Odds
By David Westover
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A Diter-atelur and a Thysanrinae walk into a bar…a gin-joint at the ass-end of the universe. Can their young love bring peace to a decades old conflict, or will it fan the flames of war? This story originally appeared in the 2006 DAW Books anthology COSMIC COCKTAILS