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For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
The Black Empress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When two agents from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences are called to Vienna to investigate disturbances at the palace, what they discover could threaten the Austro-Hungarian Empire and shatter the fragile peace in Europe. Who is the mysterious man who has pulled diplomatic strings to enlist the help of a foreign agency and how is the Empress Elisabeth herself involved?
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?
The Bone Flute
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2011 by infinity plus. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Venn, a fickle and restless young musician, is drawn to the “lost planet” of Habille where, it is said, human nature has changed, and love once experienced can never die. In an afterword written especially for this edition, Lisa Tuttle explains her controversial decision to refuse the Nebula Award for this story.
An Alien to Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,130. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five HOT 1Night Stand stories about sexy heroes from other planets. What do a librarian, a nurse, a director’s assistant, a housekeeper, and an orphan have in common? They all end up spending an evening with a gorgeous stranger. Will one night lead to more, or will they run away when they learn their sexy suitor comes from another planet? Find out in these five sensual 1Night Stand stories.
A Change of Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dr. Cy Berger, on an interplanetary mission to save alien animals, must transplant the heart of a dragon.
In Apprehension How Like a God
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the year 2120 and the internet had been freed. Released from the confines of computer networks, it overlays reality and is administered by the Academy. When a member of the Academy is found dead under bizarre circumstances, Detective Conroy must find the killer. But how can you solve a murder in a world where reality itself can be reprogrammed?
When Angels Cry (Starfire Angels Series)
Series: Dark Angel Chronicles ยท Starfire Angels. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,130. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2010 by Prairie Star Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bound in a symbiosis to the entities of the Starfire crystal, Shartrael Padina is one of four Keepers protecting their power. When the Shirukan, elite soldiers of the Shirat Empire, attack, her mate is killed protecting her escape through a portal to Earth. There she must stay to protect her unborn child and the Starfire, but she hasn't escaped the Shirukan.
Dinosaurs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This Hugo Award-nominated novelette takes place in the distant future, when a highly-evolved humanity finds itself at war with the alien Shars. The product of eight million years of evolution, Ambassador Drill is sent to make peace... but does he retain enough of his humanity to recognize that of his enemies?
Spiritus Sanctus
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
A Poetic Disorder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Veterinarian Dr. Cy Berger must find a cure for a disease that’s infected a faraway planet’s animal population before the human inhabitants starve to death.
Quiet!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,790. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's been 40 years since men last visited the moon. Since then it feels like we've abandoned manned space exploration. What if that's not all we abandoned? I've taken some liberties with the Apollo 17 transcripts, but this is fiction, right? "Quiet!" is also available in the collection "Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
Lost Waters
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off.
Clockwork Portal
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When demon hunter, sorceress and samurai, Raisa falls into a strange, odd version of Victorian England, she finds herself in the domain of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Just being built, and with a demon already amok in the archives, Raisa finds herself with odd allies indeed. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Science Fiction: Tragedies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,570. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Written by Richard S. Levine, these short stories involve some form of disaster. “Seismic Morality” examines an earthquake warning system dilemma. “Into the Wind”, a science fiction fantasy, is about a courageous woman and dangerous winds on an alien world. Wonder what a perfect mate is? Check out "Fitter." “Texting for Love” takes the reader on a universal journey.
The Opposite of an Epitaph
Series: Waters of Time. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story set in the Waters of Time universe: George Merrill recovers from an injury in a barn outside of Philadelphia in September 1752, after eleven days that never happened.
The Taniwha of Ana Cove
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Doctor Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in peril, but also her very life. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Devious Machine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Ginger, a super-advanced android is dispatched to free the denizens of a smart-city gone mad. Sabotaging the paranoid megastructure will require more than just Ginger's superb hacking skills. Ginger's up to the task but she's not the only one with a clever trick of two up her sleeve.
Devil Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Music is said have curative powers on body and soul. But for one man, the soothing sounds of music evoke a profound reaction of dread and terror. A curious encounter in his youth may hold the remedy if only he could separate fact from fiction. In a world increasingly filled with background music, an increasing despair frays his mind to the breaking point.
Those Who Wait, Looking At Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When Jakob goes to join the military, he becomes involved with Project Celestial. Will what happens next be too much for his boyfriend to handle?