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Argo
By Rick Griffin
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.5 star(4.38 from 13 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.
Mimsey's Tale
By Royce Day
Series: For Your Safety, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
From birth to death, they were built to serve us. Utterly loyal. That's how they're programmed after all.
Worms and Other Alien Encounters
By Robert P. Hansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,980. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of science fiction short stories, most of which relate to encounters with aliens visiting earth; the remaining stories happen in space (only some of which involve aliens).
Signal Omnibus
By Tonya R. Moore
Series: Short Works, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
SIGNAL Omnibus is a collection of ten science fiction short stories by Tonya R. Moore.
Day In & Day Out
By Chris Baca
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: American English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Our would be hero is off to a terrible start. Waking up hung over, heading to work like a zombie, and talking to people he doesn't like; a call center customer service rep. Usually, he deals with upset customers, taking insults and angry outbursts with an almost stoic attitude. Until one day, he gets a call from a strange woman claiming to be from another world, and that his world will soon end!
First Kill
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A female snipers first mission. "When the Melting took the polar ice caps, the world was exposed to a breed of new species lying dormant under the ice. Not everybody was excited over the Alliance that was formed. Now a Death Squad is heading towards our Neutral Dragon Territory, and if they cross this bridge, we're too late to stop them. My finger is on the trigger, and I am waiting..."
Past, Present, and Future (2176-2194)
By B.B. Irvine
Series: Spacer Series, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,480. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Spacer Series "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).
Unnatural
By Lori R. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A Thin Man wanders into a world of trouble after the carnival that was his home goes bust. Adrift and alone, missing his sideshow friends, things get pretty freaky when he accepts a job for a doctor who isn't as nice as he seems. The oddities in his barn may bite!
Stand the Line
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.
A Lighter Touch
By Benjamin Schramm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,240. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edward just received the unprecedented honor of working on a core world. Adjusting to his new job would be hard enough without the world trying to crush him alive. Assuming he survives, all that's left is to solve a mystery that has stumped researchers for generations, avoid the tensions within the Coalition, and keep his emotions in check around his boss' wife. It’s not easy being a lighter.
Introduction to Xarrok
By Catrina Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Xenonia is fighting for survival. Those recruited to help are fighting for acceptance, and security. The stories within reveal lives desolated by war, moved by love, and driven for success. Version 2 with Four stories included and more to come.
Elvis Saves JFK!
By Michael Cnudde
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,850. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
What if: • Elvis was a secret agent? • Amelia Earhart was a Second World War fighter ace? • Hitler won the Second World War only to lose it a century later? Plus two other tales of alternate history by the author of War Plan Crimson, A Novel of Alternate History.
Outside
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
Ever responded to a dare in the heat of the moment, only to find yourself in deep trouble as a result of it? And worse, every warning you have been told about life Outside your safe world is suddenly coming alive in front of you? This is the situation David finds himself in, and his actions are about to have consequences on everyone around him in ways he could never expect.
Gamin Technology (Terran Chronicles)
By James Jackson
Series: Terran Chronicles Journals, Book 1 · Terran Chronicles Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This journal contains Joe’s notes of his discoveries and observations during the Terran’s maiden voyage of exploration to the stars. This journal is not a stand-alone story, but rather a supplementary guide for those that have an understanding of the Gamin and their involvement with Earth. While Joe’s journal answers many questions about these aliens and their technology, it also raises more.
Piecework
By David Brin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
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?
Hal Spacejock: Framed (A Short Story)
By Simon Haynes
Series: Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A straightforward cargo delivery takes a left turn when Hal Spacejock gets sidetracked. But with 200 shares in a worthless company on offer, who wouldn't step into a makeshift teleporter which has already claimed one victim? Hal and Clunk, stars of the Hal Spacejock comedy series, feature in this brand new 8000-word short story. 'Framed' slots in any time after Second Course.
For Want of a Nail
By Mary Robinette Kowal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
0.75 star(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.
Canto 1: Exposition
By Danny H Jorgensen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This is the beginning. Still Light is a tale that spans centuries, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2507. This volume covers the first thirty years, as transhumanity becomes dominant, the first AI are born, and the first posthuman is created. It is the story of Mia, Feng, and Zhukov, the developer, genius, and soldier, as they rise through the ranks of Abraxas, the hidden rulers of the world.
Pennsylvania 4: Thou Shalt Not
By Michael Bunker
Price: $1.39 USD. Words: 20,410. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Young Amishman Jedediah Troyer is the prize in a battle for control over New Pennsylvania. The whole new world is the battlefield as TRACE and the government (Transport) engage in a life and death struggle that could mean either freedom or tyranny for everyone on the planet. All the while Jed and the woman he loves grow closer together.
Aurealis #62
By Stephen Higgins (Editor)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Remnants' by Dan Rabarts, and 'The Leaves of the Manuka Tree' by Phillip W Simpson. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Yet another serving of quality fiction.