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Mithila Review Issue 9
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,150. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mithila Review is an international science fiction and fantasy journal founded in 2015. We publish literary speculative fiction, poetry, essays, interviews, articles, art, etc. from around the world. Apart from excellent fiction and poetry, this special double issue (#9) contains roundtable discussions and interviews on Women of Color in SF and The Current State of German SF.
Chic to Freak (a Nerd Girl Revenge / Geek Transformation Story)
Series: Nerds Rule the School. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
~ When are you at risk of being a real-life supervillain? When you accidentally discover your own power to transform your nemesis into a nerd—or when you choose to use your power a second time? ~ One geek girl's sweet revenge is a new nerd girl's salvation and leaves so much more than just a sour taste for a much deserving high school bully.
200,000 Miles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Back in October 1999 a truck was made, just one of many. The years passed, the body rusted, and the miles climbed. By May of 2017 it reached 200,000 miles. That's when the strange note appeared.
Aurealis #96
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,670. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis #96 features Patrick Doerksen’s ‘Extracts from a Life of Science Fiction’, a poetic meditation on the nature of science fiction and humanity, S G Larner’s ‘Searching for Cidalisa’ which explores a near future society of implanted memories and rogue databases, and Annika Howells’ eerie and lyrical ‘Obsidian River’ that will live with you long after you’ve finished reading.
Aurealis #102
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features Marlee Jane Ward’s ‘The Great House Thrippet, Season 246, Episode 12’, a tightly written story set in a chilling reality show of the future, James Rowland’s ‘The Planck Harvest’, a beautiful story of subtle stillness, and ‘Pretty Little Ones’ by Leigh Harlen, a powerful and disturbing tale of alienation that somehow manages to be both sad and terrifying.
Nerdified
Series: Nerds Rule the School. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(a Geekily Gratifying Nerdist / Geek Transformation Story) ~ Revenge isn't just sweet; it's utterly satisfying. ~ Patrice is a nerd. Patrice has an instant arch enemy. Her name is Becky Worthington, and she's not only the prettiest girl in school with a way of getting everything she wants, she's the most relentless bully that ever existed–and the inspiration for the ultimate revenge scheme.
Amy, Inflated *a Balloon Body Inflation Fantasy*
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
~ As the first latex balloon expands slowly, forcibly, at her fingertips, so do Amy's wildest fantasies. ~ As Amy, alone with a full cylinder of helium in the privacy of her home, first releases the invisible gas, finding its forceful flow controllable with her own fingertips, the seduction begins, and the inevitable influence of helium transform's Amy's life—and body—forever.
Fate in the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: Australian English. Published: October 6, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On Canon V, the colonists live underground—those that can, anyway. Those that are born unable, I help guide to the surface, and then I try to warn them of the creatures that come from beyond the rifts. Some listen. Most run away screaming. The last thing any of us expected was for corporate intervention. Now, we just have to work out if they’re offering a deal worth taking.
TimeLabs Inc
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,530. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sam and Zak take a Time Tour for their honeymoon, visiting some of the events through time which have captured their interest, including the very first Olympics. A five-star time machine for transport, luxury meals, fine wines—what could be more perfect? From a journey into the past, to tales set in possible futures, TimeLabs Inc is a collection of six gay science fiction short stories.
Delivery
Series: The Divided States of America. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2017 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Reed makes deliveries between the Great Lakes Conglomerate and the Wastelands on a regular basis, but this delivery is more dangerous, and much more important than any previous delivery. Reed is willing to risk his life to make a difference in a divided world, but is the risk worth it? He certainly thinks so…
Alien Highlander. Sci Fi Romance#2.
Series: Alien Highlander Paranormal/Dragon Shifter time travel Bride.. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 11,040. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jane Wilson gets dumped by her first love. While searching for drawings of alien dragons in historic caves, she stumbles through a time port back to the 18th Century. Ewan McKenzie has also stumbled into the wrong century. He is a Alien Highlander from Norvel Planet looking for a fertile bride on earth in the 21st Century. Both are time travellers looking for love. Will true love conquer all!
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.
Malware
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Jay Marston works for XOr AntiVirus, fighting malware outbreaks. A new virus starts to infect computers the world over. They defeat it, but it bugs Jay. It was too easy. Something else is going on, something much bigger.
Spirits in the Water
Series: Elements of Untethered Realms. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,550. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Water is spectacularly beautiful but also treacherous. The fourth, long-awaited anthology from Untethered Realms. Featuring authors Gwen Gardner, Jeff Chapman, M. Pax, Angela Brown, River Fairchild, Simon Kewin, Christine Rains, Meradeth Houston, Catherine Stine, M. Gerrick, and Cherie Reich.
Reeves Indeed!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
'Reeves Indeed!' collects a short series of humorous, all-dialogue science fiction stories that present the adventures of robot butler Reeves, who serves (after a fashion) his master in a linked sequence of ever-more bizarre and apocalyptic situations. This collection includes the final, previously unpublished 'Reeves' story. None of the others have been published in ebook format until now.
The Darwin Era Of Telepathic Goats & Anime Environmentalists
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This sequel novella to "My Cyborg Dog, the Hero-Hacker" brings into new light and wild vivid colour the character of the hippy Darwin, who had featured only as a supporting character in the first book. This history of the humble hippy is completely unexpected and sure to surprise and delight all readers!
My Cyborg Dog, My Sane Alter-Ego
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the third and final novella to the two stories, "My Cyborg Dog, the Hero-Hacker" and "The Darwin Era Of Telepathic Goats & Anime Environmentalists." It reveals answers to open-ended mysteries introduced in the first novel and reveals even more unexpected mind-bending character facts that keep readers guessing to the very end!
Cyborg Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,720. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2017 by Painted Hearts Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Youthful Captain Brent Antiochus is on his first mission with his privately owned cargo ship, The Lady Bountiful, when his crew spots a man-shaped escape pod floating free in space. After retrieving it, they discover a cryogenically frozen man inside. The rescued man calls himself Sirgi Melik, who has no memory of who he is or how he came to be inside the pod. Slowly, he and Brent develop...
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.