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Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A daring young space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. In the grand tradition of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comes Mars McCoy! Nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best Short Story.
A Christmas to Die for
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
Down Home
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 29,060. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Earth is overrun by Sunvamps, vampires that can walk in the sun, 5 vampires and 106 mortals escape to an unfinished space station. There, 400 year-old vampire Simone Gireaux must find a murderer, but more importantly, find a notebook describing a weapon that will allow all of them to return Down Home to Earth.
Hunter's Moon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An unexpected complication arises on the moon's first colony, making the residents wonder if some legends about the Hunter's Moon were rooted in fact.
Kediak of the Biainili
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: American English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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The year is 10,000. There are some communities near consistent sources of food and water, fishing villages mainly. Most humans live in highly mobile communities. Life is hard, but people work together to survive in their world of ice and sand. Food, tools, and services are often communal. Orphaned and left to his own wits at the age of twelve, Kediak does not belong to anyone or anything.
For Your Safety
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The war between Machines and Man is over, and Mankind has lost. Now the last free human has been captured to await Processing and learn of Humanity's fate. He'll find that the most frightening words imaginable are, "This is for your own good."
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
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Series: Slab City Blues, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Welcome to the Slab. A vast orbiting slum where rats grow big and sweat falls in rain. In the sequel to Slab City Blues, an old enemy embroils recently widowed Inspector Alex McLeod in the hunt for a kidnapped girl. With no leads he finds himself reluctantly seeking help from drug dealer and fellow war veteran Madame Choi. But can he really trust her?
200 Shorter Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,800. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two hundred tales of two hundred letters and spaces. Plots, worlds and character refined to their essence. Sci-fi, whimsy, fantasy, horror, thriller and more. Short stories unlike any you’ve read before!
Kediak and the Coku Clan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Daily Bulletin: For all who do not already know this, the tribe is in desperate need of earth's blood for the lunar ritual. Any person discovering a healthy stash should report their finding immediately. It need not be said that the well-being of the tribe depends on every one of its members.
Mimsey's Tale
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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
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From birth to death, they were built to serve us. Utterly loyal. That's how they're programmed after all.
Fire. Escape.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Grey is having a very bad day. First his illegal stim batch caught fire, then his best friend went down for the count and now the cops are on to them. All he's trying to do is make a couple of euros; why does it have to be so hard? A novella set in the same world as the Andersson Dexter series of SF detective novels.
The Final Equation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cosmologist Miranda is onto something big. She is scared enough to want Walter back.
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
The One That Got Away: A Fishy Tale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“You remember last summer, I told you about Frank's time machine?” Uncle Jim had a talent for tall tales over a pint of real ale, but this one was a whopper. Not content with finding his way a hundred years into the future, he just had to set out on the fishing trip of a lifetime. In a space suit. On Europa. A 4,000 word science fiction short story.
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.
A Little Short For An Alien
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,080. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six inter-galactic short stories from author, Frances Pauli. From The Fobidden Zone to the Alien-Human relations department, these short, alien-infested romps explore encounters with a diversity of imagined species, scenarios, and space disasters. Join Dylan Lowwater, lackluster employee at Space Station H22-J231, Jo Lorey, wayward musician desperate to communicate with a threatened race, and L
The Alien Artifact 6 (Part I)
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 26,080. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by CosmicBlueCB. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A new action-packed science fiction horror thriller of a sphere of energy of inconceivable magnitude and origins that emerges from space and crashes at a colossal velocity into a region of the Antarctic, and of Russian intelligence agencies investigating it and finding the crash site at a secret hidden Antarctic American military base where they uncover a deadly mind-bending supernatural voyager!
Murphy's Star
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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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".
Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2013
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,490. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2013 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captured angels, bioterrorism, chimpanzee politics, and tips on staging your own death. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2013 collects three months worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science and includes new exclusive fiction and other mad science resources.