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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: 6,500. 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 – her choices are death or life in a hard labor camp. 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
Send Our Love
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a dying world, one woman has the courage to risk her reputation–and her life–in a last desperate attempt to save it. To succeed she will challenge religious and scientific orthodoxy and do what no one has dared : go to the surface. There, before she can begin to solve her world's crisis, she'll face a challenge never imagined: other people. Includes bonus sci-fi story: "The Oldies Progression."
Jack of all Trades-Illustrated
By David Messler
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A tale of high adventure at the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
The Blind Blacksmith
By Neil Dabb
Series: The Blind Blacksmith. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,940. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the 22nd century, a blind man uses the blacksmith's tools to defeat an enemy of the humans on a distant planet where much of the modern technology has failed.
Roadblock
By Jack Mackenzie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by G. W. Thomas. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Something mysterious is going on in space. Why are spaceships disappearing?
Maiden Voyage of the Pink Plastic Ponies
By Alistair Ainscott
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Drake Derringer thinks he knows how to handle his preschooler twin girls until he has to figure out how to tell the family that he's been relocated... to Mars. But they ain't even gettin' into Low Earth Orbit if his beloved girls can't bring their beloved pink plastic ponies along. * A silly tale of science fiction... with toddlers. By professionally published writer Alistair Ainscott.
High Heeled Distraction
By Alan Lickiss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012 by Viking Horde Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Jenna is a dancer, well really she's a spy, undercover on the moon trying to find who is stealing secrets. Even in low gravity high heels can be a distraction.
Where the Heart Is
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,870. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Four aliens from Crossroads Station go on a camping trip. (Original venue: Stories of Camp Rainfurrest)
The Ferro-Erotic Roaches of Kiki
By Alistair Ainscott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Kiki dwell contentedly in their hive until the odd roundy beasts plummet to the surface. Chantelle and James, marooned on an alien world of banded stone and gaping chasms, take refuge in the warrens of the roach-like denizens of the planet. They find a peaceful, if uneasy, co-existence. Until the baby arrives. And they call again for help. And Chantelle must choose: her baby or her life.
Ariadne's Skein
By Sarah A. Hoyt
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt. Ariadne Knossos is a human artifact, bioengineered for memory, sense of direction and strength. These talents have helped her win her freedom. But will they be enough to save her life from an equally bioengineered minotaur?
Of Behemoths and Bureaucrats
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rhea brings her traveling carnival act to the Hegula Hephaesta mining colony to visit the new sun garden, but she and her Starwhals get caught in a battle for interstellar independence that mortally threatens her three gentle giants.