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The Villain & The Golden Apple
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two novellas and a short-short: THE VILLAIN is a new member of the Enclave of the Villainy, but their rules are too restrictive and he disobeys. Now, after years on the run, he must use his magical illusions to defend himself. THE SECRET OF LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, AND EVERYTHING, a short-short. THE GOLDEN APPLE is a prize asteroid. But those squabbling over it have crossed paths with the wrong man.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
Stuck
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Series: Stuck, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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A world too different from what we once knew . . . all we hold onto now is survival.
The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Thermonukes. Laser blasters. Snow. When two countries fight it out for the last scraps of Earth, will anything remain? A mind-bending story of global proportions. The Antarctican Land-Grab Offensive: A Short Story.
The Tourist
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Series: Arkle Wright. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Arkle Wright: Space smuggler. Ship lover. Body odour. And a life-long romance with a Quick Buck. In ‘The Tourist,’ Arkle sucks in his gut and prepares to break Rule One in the space smuggler handbook: Never pick up work in bars. A perilous space tale with a sound moral lesson . . . The Tourist: an Arkle Wright Short Story.
The Church of Ollie Field's Double Chin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All her life, Samantha waits for a personal invite to the Church of Ollie Field’s Double Chin. Her whole family, her parents’ parents, ever since anyone can remember, followed the religion. When the day comes, she feels overjoyed. A disturbing tale that deals with the obsession of celebrity and takes it to its logical conclusion: worship. The Church of Ollie Field’s Double Chin: a short story.
Son of Thunder
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Pushing the boundaries of speed in space travel, an unexpected anomaly forces Commander Stern Kirklan to make the toughest decision of his career. Could a mysterious phenomenon endanger his crew and their mission. With thoughts of his family millions of miles behind, awaiting his return, he must make the right choice to avert disaster and assure success.
The Time It Happened
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,020. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Remember what you were doing that day when the world changed? "The Time It Happened" from Third Flatiron Anthologies serves up a buffet of new speculative fiction choices, offering stories and flash humor involving alternate history, time travel, and what-if scenarios of the future.
Civil Disturbance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- A Civil War surgeon falls, mortally wounded from the bullet of the enemy, only to awaken in a stark white room occupied by tall, deformed men. If he ever wants to see his family again, he must carry out a covert mission for these unfamiliar conspirators. Beyond his control, the strangers place him in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865 as President Abraham Lincoln enters Ford's Theatre.
Kronos Methodios
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Kronos Methodios works on his lifelong dream to be the first time-traveler. Seven-year-old Cruze looks on with enthusiasm as a symphony of clicks and buzzes accompany the flashing lights and electronic circuits of the machine. Kronos' wife Delpha calls the project a half-baked scheme. Can he prove that conception wrong? What consequences will Kronos face for his experiment with time?
Don't Press the Red X
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bill is fresh out of college on the first day of his new job. He wants to make a good impression on his new bosses and express his true genius. Unfortunately, his first day does not go as planned.
The Memory Farm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Carrie finds herself alone in an empty room. The stench of rotten cabbage fills her nostrils as the lab attempts to enter her mind. And her past. A fast-paced tale of the individual and a world in grave danger. The Memory Farm: A Short Story.
Alibi Jones and the Time War of The Devrizium
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Series: The Adventures of Alibi Jones, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,240. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A race of time travelers wants Alibi Jones' time to come to an end in this connected Cycle of Short Stories. This anthology grew from Mike's audio adaptations of his comic book scripts. Now rendered in prose, Alibi Jones fans who might not read comics have a chance to experience these adventures with the xenophobic, time traveling race known as The Devrizium. With 2 new, unreleased tales!
Sparkles: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Thomas was having a bad day. And that was before his ship started drifting toward a Molasses storm.
Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,180. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aliens. More than one parallel world. A manic, entertainment-driven civilisation. And an automated hotel with a life-changing secret. Short stories to entertain, frighten and delight, including: Other Lives, Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star, Copperworld, Suite Peace, Last One Alive. Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Volume One – Includes five short stories.
Cat Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cat lovers rejoice! This collection of speculative shorts from the pen of Anne B. Walsh has something for all science fiction or fantasy readers who've ever suspected their cuddlesome companions of conspiracy...
The Chase
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ray Heccard rushes across the city to fetch a vitally important frontal lobe implant for his daughter. But on the way back, he gets caught up in the middle of a revolution. Will he make it back in time? Will he make it back at all? A desperate tale of love and the conditions it presses upon us. Includes bonus story: ‘It’s Not You, It’s Me: An Intergalactic Breakup.’ The Chase: a short story.
The Twelve: Altunai Subset Two
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015 by Tulipe Noire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The Twelve" is told in four volumes, each a collection of three short stories, and is an accompanying work to Killian McRae's Altunai Annals.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume 3)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,980. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Volume Three of Bardic Tales and Sage Advice continues our tradition of presenting some of the most amazing voices in the speculative fiction field. Pushcart Prize nominees Kurt Bachard and Todd Austin Hunt, USA Book News Best Book Finalist Peter A. Balaskas, Best Horror of the Year Honorable Mention Kevin Wallis, and other exciting authors offer their unique visions for readers to explore.
Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heinrick Flaherty explores the outer regions of space. He hates what mankind represents: nothing more than a greased-up war machine dedicated to eradicating all other races that inhabit the galaxy. In fact, he will have no part of it. A thoughtful story that challenges the human need to obey. And investigates the consequences of nonconformity. Shallow Echoes of a Dying Star: a short story.