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The Star Creature
By Kevin A. Lyons
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4). This is a story of the first encounter between two intelligent species. I've tried to present an unusual viewpoint and challenge some preconceptions. Mostly, I hope you enjoy it.
Faith
By David Adams
Series: Lacuna. Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short science fiction story about a young girl in an internment camp.
Masro Fhin: Homecoming
By Robert C. Mason
Price: Free! Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
0.25 star(3.33 from 3 reviews)
FAN FICTION Jedi Knight Masro Fhin is dispatched to his former homeworld to put an end to hostilities with a neighboring planet, but when he discovers the person behind the dispute will he be up to the challenge of stopping him?
Harboring Kintah
By Misty White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
They’ve nearly escaped Corps space, but an inspector’s gotten suspicious. If they find Kintah, they won’t care she’s just a child—they’ll kill her, anyway. How will Saul keep her safe? (A short story of about 1500 words, plus 2 bonus related stories, totaling 3900 words for all 3 stories.)
The Flip Side #8: The Falling Sky
By J.L. Stephens
Price: Free! Words: 13,420. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2012 by J. L. Stephens. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The world of Deibren continues to plummet into chaos as chants of destiny collide with reality. Starla Knight continues her quest to finally escape this world while dealing with the Kujaen arrivals and what appears to be a rogue Protector! No one is safe and survival is the only option!
Little Sandy Starstrong and Her Faithful Robot Dogs
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Growing up among the asteroids with her two robotic dogs, Sandy feels like something is missing.
A Ship of My Own
By Rebecca Lyn Shelley
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Science Fiction Short Story. Benjamin Blake stows away on the pirate spaceship Diamond Lady and plans to use his sword fighting skill to become part of the crew and eventually win a ship of his own. But when he comes face-to-face with his father's murderer, he finds himself crossing swords with one of the best swordsmen in the entire pirate armada. Cold space awaits the loser's dead body.
Supremacy: Reformation - Episode 2
By Jason Craft
Series: Supremacy: Reformation, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An informant hides within the Reformation, leaking secrets to the Divine Emperor. Suspecting his own command staff may be involved, Tharin will trust no one until he ferrets out this traitor. Desperation leads him to a forbidden power tempting him with knowledge of their true loyalties. Should he choose to wield this power, he will have his answers, but he may become lost within its depths.
Shermmies' Planet
By Ryan M. Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bad enough the planet smelled like lemon meringue pie. But for Uplift Agent Holly Kirk, her future hinges on convincing the furry natives to adopt her uplift contract — before her competition beats her to it. Unfortunately, the natives are more interested in dancing! Work and play collide in this story of first contact. Includes complete bonus story "Journey to Emberland"
Mission for the Universe
By Boris Tzaprenko
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,030. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The machine arrived from far away, really far away, somewhere at the end of the It chose a spot to land near a small village in the middle of the American continent. It was six minutes past eleven o’clock when the machine alighted in the grass, in a small wooded area. With its mind set on its mission, it was ready to go to work.
Persisting
By Dale Ivan Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,940. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the human colony world of Eridani Prime falls to the implacable alien race known as the Hive, tech op Daniel Matsura holds the key to humanity's survival. Alone against impossible odds, Daniel must escape with the single piece of human technology that can defeat the Hive. But will the price of salvation be the soul of the woman he loves? Persisting is a 5800 word science fiction story.
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.