Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories

Lilith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Darkwater Syndicate. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
4004 BC: In this retelling of the Adam & Eve story, a hermit’s life is turned upside-down by the arrival of a mysterious woman in his camp. As the story of their portentous meeting carries forward through the millennia, only time will tell if Lilith is a heroine, a victim, or a monster.
Leilani: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After nuclear war, a survivor of the monster-populated ruins of Oakland California joins the crew of a clipper ship sailing the waters of the Pacific. A typhoon shipwrecks him on a tropical island whose inhabitants share a bizarre secret.
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.
The Ins and Outs of Intergalactic Diplomacy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes you get lucky with First Contact, sometimes you don't.
Emma's Legacy
Series: Terran Chronicles Universe · Terran Chronicles Journals, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This story takes place far in the future, long after the final voyage of the Terran is but a distant memory. It is during this time that Dianne catches her son, Benny, along with his friend Richard, in her study accessing her computer. She sates their curiosity by directing the boys to the ancient archives, and the fragments of Emma’s New Earth Ecology Journal.
Jie's World (Terran Chronicles)
Series: Terran Chronicles Short Stories, Book 3 · Terran Chronicles Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the novel Colony, we learn that Jie launches China’s first colony ship, fires nuclear weapons at the Terran, then vanishes into the cosmos. The Chinese government quickly proclaim that Jie stole the spacecraft. Jie’s plan to establish a colony on another world under his leadership is not quite as straight forward as he expects it to be.
Red Tape Stories From Indian Country
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Native American
This collection brings together nine speculative fiction stories linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. In these stories Indians build time machines, wrangle with ever-changing bureaucracy and confront creatures that may or may not be allies.
Past, Present, and Future (2176-2194)
Series: Spacer Series, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,850. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
"Interstitial short stories" include Ecurba’s rescue of 31 kids during Operation NESTKNOCK (2176), his meeting of a daughter he did not know he had (2194), the full closing of the circle between Admiral Xiu-Li Chen and Captain Priti Fareyes (2192), and Admiral Chen’s meeting with “Katsavr’s Qitten” (2194).
To the Rink of War
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
To rehab a career-ending injury, former Hockey star Alexander Zednik went into space. There, among the asteroids, he attempted to set up a new sport: Microgravity Hockey. Several years later, he runs a warehouse as his plans have been largely forgotten and his ventures failed. A client's cargo needs protection, and his hockey instincts must be drawn on again to save it.
Transfection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,870. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(3.53 from 15 reviews)
Molecular biologist Dr. Carl Peters is under pressure on two fronts: his research grants are disappearing and his marriage is falling apart. But when medical researchers discover that genetically modified animal feed has tainted the food chain, he finally gets the funding he always dreamed of. Dr. Peters discovers the reason behind the cancer link, but it's so crazy, he barely believes it himself.
The Traveler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,970. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As soon as small town librarian and aspiring novelist Valentine Parker meets Thomas Jefferson, she knows he’s different. He doesn’t even look like anyone she’s ever seen before. As she gets to know him, she realizes she’s right. He’s different, very different. As she tries to figure out exactly what is so different about him she finally finds the words for her novel.
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.
Russell and Maggie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of friends... A story of loss... A story of pasta... ...and forgetting.
This Peaceful State of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
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.
A is for Apocalypse
Series: Alphabet Anthologies, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twenty-six amazing writers were randomly assigned them a letter of the alphabet and given complete artistic freedom within a theme. The result is A is for Apocalypse. Twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war—the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.
Waverly Woods Protector
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After being told he was adopted on his 18th birthday Patrick Waverly sets out to find his birth parents. He boards a plane, strikes up a conversation with a passenger next to him. What happens next will change his life forever.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
The Martian Wave: 2015
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,660. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Martian Wave: 2015 brings you stories and poems that look at humanity’s exploration and colonization of space, with a special emphasis on our solar system. Within these pages you’ll find stranded astronauts, potentially dangerous aliens, people struggling with dangerous indigenous life, and dangerous thoughts from their own minds, plus much much more.