Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories

Interzone #257 (Mar - Apr 2015)
By
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone’s Mar–Apr 2015 issue has new stories from Alastair Reynolds, Tendai Huchu, Fadzlishah Johanabas, Rich Larson, and Aliya Whiteley. Cover art is Martin Hanford’s ‘Rime’. Features include news, book reviews (Justina Robson’s latest + more), film reviews (Jupiter Ascending, Ex Machina + more), and comment. Andy Hedgecock interviews Helen Marshall and Peter Tennant interviews Aliya Whiteley.
After Oil 2: The Years of Crisis
By
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, returns with another collection of twelve tales from the post oil future. As Industrial civilization staggers beneath its myriad dysfunctions, ordinary people endure the long, slow descent that shapes the years of crisis. The old world passes away and a new age takes shape.
Aurealis #76
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries
By
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,920. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen stories of discovery from Australia's best writers. Each story in some way addresses the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative "small steps", but each story takes you to places you far beyond the one small step you imagine... Journey through worlds and explore the reaches of the universe with this collection.
What Hope Will Come?
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The race of mankind was all but forgotten until it was discovered again by two demonic brothers engaged in a power struggle. They have unwittingly reintroduced mankind to the known universe and doomed their fates to rule it. With mankind unleashed once again, is the universe ready for its return?
The Chronicles of Pricon. Rackshan
By
Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 39,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pricon received the phone call knowing what it meant. War was about to break out. A veteran of many conflicts with a reputation for success who ells was going to get that call? Pricon had always wanted to wipe out the Archrons, and now he was going to take his chance.
2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide
24 science fiction short stories for the middle grade reader from Hugo and Nebula winning authors as well as newer writers. Girls need to read stories where any number of possible roles are modeled for them. Just as importantly, boys need to read stories where girls are active participants in adventures. And children of all colors and backgrounds need to know the future includes them.
A Tick Tock Heart
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-two award-winning short stories from the 'Stringybark Future Times Award' will propel you into a world beyond 2020. These stories will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international authors.
Nglnd Xpx
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,420. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Nglnd Xpx (or “England Expects”) is a wonky-wheeled pudding-trolley of sweetmeats and savoury treats for your brain-gland. We recommend a spoonful of everything. It’s all dreadfully civilised fun, and not at all serious. The science is improbable, the history inaccurate, the plots farcical and the fiction splendid.
Meet Mr. G
By
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gordon Garrison is a dark and tortured author, afflicted by the characters inside his head, who becomes aware he has unknowingly been manipulated into becoming a weapon.Under the pale-blue moonlight, the darkness awakens—tormented and creating. Gordon, Mr. G to all who know of him, has decided to turn the tables.
Lost On The Moon: And Other Tales Of Science Fiction
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,410. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From award-winning author Brendan DuBois comes this breathtaking collection of 11 science fiction stories, exploring time, space and our possible futures.
Aurealis #74
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
Tales from the Archives: Collection 7
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,310. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes: Under Oak Island by K T Bryski, Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham, Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence, and Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Aurealis #75
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Aurealis #73
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
By
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.
"Aneurysm" and "The Glacier's Stone, the Mammoth's Ivory" -- Two Stories
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two stories set in the world of Machine of Death: Stories About People Who Know How They Will Die. In "Aneurysm," a group of friends play a morbid party game, while one man plots to turn knowledge of his own death to social advantage. In "The Glacier's Stone, The Mammoth's Ivory," the final generation of humanity decide how to live in the decades preceding the world's inevitable end.
The Origami Dragon And Other Tales
By
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,630. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Origami Dragon and Other Tales is a collection of fantasy and science fiction short stories. Featuring 'The Origami Dragon', the story of a strange young boy who is confronted by a destructive magical paper dragon, 'Mr Sunshine' in which a dour supernatural agent serves as the last line of defense in a shadowy and secret war, and many others.
Forged
By &
Series: Reforged. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before anything can be reforged, it must first be made, forged by pain and experience. Forged includes four short stories that take place before Anvil of Tears and the rest of the Reforged trilogy. This book contains Purity, Little Hawk, Beauty by Night and Songs and Sigils in Space.
Eclectic Sheep That Androids Never Dreamed Of
By
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,810. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A mixed collection of sixteen science fiction short stories by Bob Lock. Some have been previously published on-line and in print, some have not.