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Kepler's Cowboys
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,740. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2017 by David Lee Summers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has discovered thousands of new planets. Visiting, much less settling, those worlds will provide innumerable challenges. The men and women who make the journey will be those who don't fear the odds. They'll be Kepler's Cowboys. Saddle up and take an unforgettable journey in this anthology of science fiction stories about planets discovered by NASA's Kepler mission.
Homecoming
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2017 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Raelin stared out over the sea, trying to figure out what had her on edge. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary for an approach to Aingeal Bay. But there was a baby volcano under the surface of the water and plots back in port to destroy the Dana so maybe Raelin's nerves had a good cause. The only question Raelin had was just how much trouble they were all in this time.
Grim Tales of the Brothers Kollin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,180. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Grim Tales of the Brothers Kollin is a collection of five stories written by the Prometheus Award winning duo. It includes two alt histories, one dark fantasy, and one hard SF. Three of the stories were written during the down time between the brother’s Unincorporated universe novels and one, Teach Your Children Well, was written after— continuing a thread begun in their second novel.
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.
Looking Through Lace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women's language which cannot be spoken by men -- but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. But why? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything they thought they knew on its head.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,230. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year! Each issue offers readers a unique collection of original speculative fiction tales from both new and established writers. An interview with the authors of War of the Worlds: Retaliation. Fiction by Andrew Knighton, A.J. Flowers, Stephen C Evans, Taylor Harbin, Walter G Esselman, Steve Coate, Sean Garvey, PJ Keuning, Molly N Moss, B.C. Nance, Eric Lewis, & Josh Pearce.
Female Science Fiction Writer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,040. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These stories are like a disease - only one you wouldn't mind catching. Mint-addicted aliens. Talking horses. Little girls in wheelchairs who get the chance to pilot starships. Odd jade carvers who save the last Mayan city by magic. A sexy wolf girl who saves a teddy bear boy and her clown boyfriend’s heart. Fourteen stories by award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Amy Sterling Casil.
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
The interweaving, experimental short tales in Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
Time's Holiday: A Time Travel Christmas Story
Series: Saturn Society, Prequel story. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: American English. Published: September 29, 2012 by Mythical Press. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Christmas can be murder... Seventeen-year-old Taylor Gressman sneaks away on Christmas Eve, hoping to find the angel who recently saved her life. Instead, an unexpected trip back in time plunges her into the midst of a murderous street gang. Now Taylor must ensure that she and a newfound friend don’t become the gang’s next victims, and in the process, learn that giving is the best gift of all.
Love, Werewolves & Algorithms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Love, Werewolves & Algorithms is a collection of five love themed, valentines day [in]appropriate short stories intended to be enjoyed in a single afternoon. These stories have previously been featured in print anthologies, podcasts, on Public Radio International and have gone on to win the Three Minute Futures writing contest.
One Hundred, Ten, and One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: British English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The MicroSFF twitter stories - science fiction or fantasy stories, told in a single tweet of up to 140 characters - have grown quite popular since they first appeared in the spring of 2013. This collection contains one hundred microfictions, selected from the first 140 posted, as well as ten 100-word stories, and one slightly longer short story.
Tea and Knives
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,740. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Cadfael desperately needed to look grown up. Desperately. The day had gone from bad to worse as disasters piled on and now he was the only one who could entertain the Affrica sisters until grown-ups were available. But looking grown meant grown-up attention and Cadfael wasn't all sure he was ready to deal with that. At least not without a knife in his hands.
Frost Fire Worlds February 2017
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Stargate SG1 + Atlantis - Far Horizons - Book I of the Traveler's Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,950. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
From the early days of “Todd” the Wraith to Teal’c’s first experience of the SGC, from Atlantis’ past and future to good old-fashioned SG-1 adventures, Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis: Far Horizons brings you a wealth of exciting stories from across the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies. By Jo Graham • Melissa Scott • Peter J. Evans • Amy Griswold Keith R.A. DeCandido • Suzanne Wood • And more...
A Kepler's Dozen: Thirteen Stories About Distant Worlds That Really Exist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Kepler's Dozen presents thirteen action-packed, mysterious, and humorous stories all based on real planets discovered by the NASA Kepler mission. Edited by and contributing stories are David Lee Summers, editor of Tales of the Talisman Magazine, and Steve B. Howell, project scientist for the Kepler mission.
Through My Eyes - Nuclear
Series: Through My Eyes. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An interview at a renowned laboratory quickly turns awry for the academic Dr Antrax.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2016)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,840. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors in the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.
The Love Machine & other contraptions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,530. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by Infinity Plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In this, his debut collection in English, Israeli author Nir Yaniv collects stories from over a decade of writing. In turns humorous, lyrical, profound - but always entertaining - these are the haunting tales of an author at the height of his power. "Each story is a bright flash of odd brilliance... unmissable." - Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama.
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.
Wish You Were Here
Series: Alone in Spacetime, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Fedor is woken from hibernation aboard the Starwisp with both a computer emergency and a hangover to deal with. Humanity's first interstellar voyage is not going to plan. A flash fiction story.

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