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The Forgiving Execution
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,770. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Stacey Shields learns the man who murdered her parents twelve years earlier wants the forgiving execution, she must gather up the courage to grant the request. Under this new process, murderer Jim Bird would be transformed into a harmless piece of flesh with an empathic link to her. Forgiving should not be taken lightly.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
The Fighter's Tale
Series: Tales from the Town of Refuge. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The third story in 'The Refuge Collection' - all proceeds to Sanctuary Foundation Australia. "He wouldn’t look down. That was too frightening. He looked up, at the stars, the horizon, the foam on top of the waves as they rose and fell with the ocean’s swell... The tiny red boat must be more refugees, mustn't it? Why else would it be out here in the middle of the ocean, in this storm?"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
Murphy's Star
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
On a journey to a distant solar system a group of scientists discover they’ve picked up an unlikely passenger...and discover humans may not be as alone in the universe as they thought. Inspired by the amazing "Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates", by the incomparable Pat Murphy, "Murphy’s Star" is another exploration of love and what it means to "be".
In the Shadow of Titans
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale about giant beasts trashing cities, inspired by the giant monster movies of my youth. This tale is not related to “Attack on Titan”. I discovered that anime series only after finishing my rough draft. After viewing a few episodes, though, I saw that the two were nothing alike. They share some terms but that's where the similarities end.
Only Thirty Cents A Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
When Frederick Bolling encounters a garishly-dressed fast-talking weirdo in a parking garage, it's pretty routine -- just another day in New York City. But when he returns, he discovers that his car has been stolen and replaced with an exact replica -- and then things get WEIRD.
Dinoworld: Explorers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Predatory fish three times the length of a man? Raptors that roam the frozen tundra? In this collection of three short stories, travel alongside early explorers and adventurers on the world DW-435B, or Dinoworld, named after the native life forms that resemble the dinosaurs of prehistoric Earth.
A Christmas to Die for
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Even an assassin must go home for Christmas. Sophia del Morte, skilled spy-for-hire, now faces the most formidable of opponents: family. It is the closing of the year, after all; and the lethal Italian beauty returns to her home village for wine, food, and memories. As this is the del Morte family, Sophia tries to brace herself for awkward talk at the dinner table, and perhaps a touch of intrigu
MIB Files: Introduction - Tales of the Men In Black
Series: MIB Files - Tales of the Men in Black, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015 by Web of Life Solutions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Mr. Unknown gives an introduction to the MIB Files he has collected. These are stories of the paranormal, strange things, and UFO sightings with one thing in common: interactions with the Men In Black (MIB). Not connected with the movie series, these are tales of the Men In Black that predate the film series.
At The Edge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jill and her companions have lived as long as she can remember in a luxurious palace with every need provided; but wandering farther afield than she has ever gone, she has a nightmarish vision of shattered cities and burned bodies, and she sets out to discover the source of the never-ending bounty.
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?
Final Duty – The Speculative Fiction Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,670. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Twenty years after the death of her father during the Battle of Altair, Lieutenant Amy Palmer returns to the system as an officer aboard the reconnaissance ship Mirage. Immediately disaster strikes and Amy, along with the crew of the Mirage, must face the possibility of performing their final duties. Final Duty is a novella set in the same universe as the other two short stories in this anthology.
Viridian System Sampler: 8 Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015 by Princelings Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This anthology of eight short stories starts with Paradisio, the genesis of the Viridian System series, a science fiction adventure starring two asteroid miners, Big Pete and the Swede. From their early appearance in search of real books to read, to a life-or-death situation on some far planet, these stories show Pete and the Swede in the raw - sometimes literally, in the Swede's case.
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.
The Sapphiran Agenda
Series: Star Trails Tetralogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Thyron is a flora peda telepathis from the planet, Sapphira. His world is occupied by his species of telepathic walking plants as well as a race of pygmies who worship them as gods. Encounters with humans generally don't end well. Face it, humans are omnivorous and plants a popular source of nourishment. Attempt this on Sapphira, however, and the food chain is likely to change rather quickly.
The Inter-Galactic Gourmet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.83 from 6 reviews)
Cynthia only wants a snack after work, but aliens are infiltrating Earth. Can't she just eat in peace?
Redshifted: Martian Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,130. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Third Flatiron Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mars! Dreaming of exploring the Red Planet? You know you want to go, and Mars has rarely been closer. Patch up that old spacesuit, stick out your thumb, and hitch a ride with thirteen talented speculative fiction writers, collected here in "Redshifted: Martian Stories," from Third Flatiron Publishing.
Synthetic, Electric Romance
Series: Neo-human. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sarina Rubik is madly in love. Her guy Cylus is a broke down, Tank-Class Sentinel who loves her back with his every circuit. Yet Sarina, prone to trouble, walks right into a conspiracy on the Morningstar planet Gear. Why are fembots vanishing? Who is the Shredder? Most of all. What are the green skinned Humanoids that lurch around in Volt's shadows?
The Precarious Child
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The street urchins that will one day be called the Ministry Seven, have a task from Agent Harrison Thorne. It seems simple enough, however their leader Miss Verity Fitzroy discovers that a surprise from her past is tangled up with this mysterious man which leads to a very precarious situation. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.