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Betwixt Issue 8
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,330. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 8 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 8 includes original fiction by Tom Dullemond, Kyle E. Miller, Frances Rowat, Iona Sharma, Stefan A. Slater, and Matthew A. Timmins.
Say Uncle
Price: $3.33 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Uncle Cal is driving his two year old nephew around, when the boy begins speaking in full sentences. Somehow little Alex is the messenger of adult Alex, in an unpleasant future that, just maybe, can be averted. Also includes an author's note.
Mind Control Panties
Series: Mind Control Panties. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After months of keeping Devon in the "friend zone" Celia finally agreed to go on a date with him -- and went home with another man. But Devon has a plan to get even, involving a gift of some very special lingerie ... WARNING! This fantasy story contains graphic descriptions of sex under conditions of mind control. It is only a fantasy, and intended for adults.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
The Sleeper Wakes to a New Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life barely seems worth living to Todd, he seeks long term suspended animation as an elaborate suicide. Never expecting to wake up again, he instead emerges into a new world. Worse yet, he learns that his old body's gone - his mind only salvaged by being transplanted into a fellow cryonics patient named Eliza. He struggles to come to terms with a new world and a new life as a woman.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
The Art of Negotiation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After overseeing the downsizing of a construction facility at Arcturus, Zada Harper comes face-to-face with an old friend... whom she just helped lay off. Zada then finds herself the next target of the ISC Corporation layoffs. She is suddenly without a job and forced into automatic arbitration for a severance settlement. But Zada won't go quietly. The ISC feels the sting of her departure.
Spires
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
I should be barricaded at home, scared like the rest of them. But no. I'm out walking the streets, sure my mind is about to burn out. The last thing I need is to run into a snot-nosed kid with a stolen alien artifact. Both seem to have something to do with the vines invading the city, but why should I care? Unfortunately for me, the vines care. Includes the complete BONUS story, "In the Cauldron"
Ten Thousand Miles Up
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?
Cat Fancy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Shy student Sandy is head over heels for suave genetic engineer Victor. The only problem: Sandy is terrified of cats, and Victor is obsessed with them. Worse, his demented house cat Melody seems hell-bent on keeping Sandy away. But Sandy will do anything to make it work with Victor, even as his strange obsession forces her further out of her comfort zone--and even if it costs her very humanity...
Malfunction: The Awakening of Mila
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mila is programmed with new memories and thought patterns that will enable her to be a wife and willing companion. But problems occur when Mila memories slowly return.
Down by the River
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Brandon Hill of the Ministry meets Agent Bill Wheatley of the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical in Afton, New York. The House of Usher is moving a large and dangerous weapon through this small town, and it is up to the agents to track it down. However, not all the residents are quite the same as they seem.
Nightlight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nine-year-old Kayla suffers from horrible dreams, along with the nagging fear that monsters will come for her in the night. Employees of the Stafford Sleep Clinic think they know better, until an astonished technician discovers that beyond all of the machines, wires, and monitors he trusts so completely, the little girl's fears may not be imaginary after all.
The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
By Nathan Lowell Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
Old Sinner's Bones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Edouard St. Just arrives in a rather weather soaked Clontarf Castle, and finds himself immediately surrounded by the incidents that have been plaguing the residents. When blood starts dripping from the walls, and people start disappearing, St. Just realises he has fallen into an ancient conspiracy that he might not survive. Especially with a new opponent hot on his trail!
Science Fiction: Time Travel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Four short stories written by Richard S. Levine that relate to some form of time travel. "Fast Forward" explores a future where some people live for a thousand years. In "Myron's Debarkation" a couple cruise into the future. "Time Enough for Sarah" examines the relationship across time of a man and his daughter. "Timer" might make you wonder if a time portal is such a good idea.
Stand the Line
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.
Transcendent Epoch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two long short stories 'Eternal M' and 'Big Al' dealing with brain downloading. In 'Eternal M' a Mafia Don finds a professor that he believes is his ticket to immortality. The professor has no idea what's in store for him. In 'Big Al' a multimillionaire used car salesman is enticed to join a group of very cerebral virtual people needing the money for their existence. A very bad idea.
Fembot Wars - Fembot One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
The fembot's popularity has seen them alienate human women. Retaliation is planned but who is really in control as war erupts? The second instalment in the Fembot Wars series.