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After Oil 3: The Years of Rebirth
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this latest installment, of the popular After Oil anthology series, John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, brings us twelve original stories of a world centuries ahead where oil and fossil fuels have become a distant memory. A new era has dawned and for those far future cultures a time of renewal has arrived.
Interzone #258 (May - Jun 2015)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,020. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
May-June 2015’s Interzone, #258, has T.R. Napper, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Julie C. Day, Christien Gholson, and Malcolm Devlin’s fiction plus art by Martin Hanford, cover, and Jim Burns, among others, inside. Non-fiction includes the reader poll results plus David Langford, Nina Allan, Jonathan McCalmont, Nick Lowe, Tony Lee, Christopher Fowler and M Kincaid-Speller’s interview of E.J. Swift.
Stars: The Anthology
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 186,930. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Janis Ian and 30 top science fiction writers team up to create an astonishing book of original short fiction. STARS is a huge anthology in both volume and talent. Each story, available only here, is based on a Janis Ian song that meant something special to the author, who then wrote the story expressly for STARS. creating a meld of jazz, prose and science fiction found nowhere else.
Strangelet, Issue 0
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,900. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strangelet is a new journal of speculative fiction, publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic stories/comics, and artwork that showcase the point where genre and the literary collide. Issue 0 is our debut.
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.
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 #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.
Schrodinger's Mouse Sci Fi Volume I
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,260. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This anthology features short stories, flash fiction, novellas, and poetry featuring hard and ethical science fiction.
A Kepler's Dozen: Thirteen Stories About Distant Worlds That Really Exist
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Kepler's Dozen presents thirteen action-packed, mysterious, and humorous stories all based on real planets discovered by the NASA Kepler mission. Edited by and contributing stories are David Lee Summers, editor of Tales of the Talisman Magazine, and Steve B. Howell, project scientist for the Kepler mission.
Ghosts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,800. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A mysterious stranger rescues a young woman from a violent attack. But he's a mystery even to himself, with no memory of who he is or how he ended up in that dark alley. Nevertheless, she finds herself drawn to him, unaware that solving his mystery will force her to come to terms with her own past - a past she would much rather forget.
Agilka
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Barely two days later it was lost, power failure after an awkward landing being cited as the reason. Eighteen years on and the much criticised return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A short story.
Eternity in a Touch
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Exploration of new worlds delighted Berenike. Until they landed on one bleak grey world and discovered something so far beyond her expectations that Berenike feared for her and her team's survival. Eternity in a Touch is a SF exploration of time, space and the urge to connect that spans worlds and utterly different species that is sure to entrance you.
Aurealis #76
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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.
Strangelet, Volume 1, Issue 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Strangelet featuring: Cover art by (and interview with) Tory Hoke Saved, a comic by John Carvajal Bred to travel the stars, an explorer copes with the mysteries of a new world. Fiction: The Black Madonna by Mikaela von Kursell Can a knight live with the quiet of a new nation in the tumultuous Iberian Peninsula? More fiction by Elizabeth Jenike, David Armstrong, and Evan Mallon
Tales of the Elastic Limit - Twelve Epic Fables (2015 new edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Not a sequel but a continuation, this third volume of the Elastic Limit series (2015 new edition) is a compilation of twelve intriguing short stories, all presented in Epic Fable form, that together convey the larger, hidden meaning of the elusive Elastic Limit of Time.
My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Remember Jones, the ginger cat from the 1979 movie Alien? Of course you do. If you ever wondered what the events of the film looked like from his angle, here - at last - is a short story (approx 2200 words) that gives you the cat's-eye view. And if you never gave it any thought... well, maybe it's time you did. Because you know what cats are like.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 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.
Fighting memories
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by enpublikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Berend Ruiter desperately fights to prevent his heavily damaged spaceship from falling into enemy hands.
The Millions of Me
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A Different Take On Superpowers... Join Milo, the one-time Many Million Man, as he embarks on a new mission beneath the shadow of the Nevermind, uncovering a sinister truth buried with the forgotten and lost superheroes of the world. Milo has long since given up his responsibilities, but with the aid of his old comrade Ash, he may yet be forced to take his many lives back into his own hands.
Mouse About the House: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a young woman's home becomes infested with mice, ruining her business, she knows something has to be done. But is the solution worse than the problem? "It's a funny story, I love it and would suggest a sequel!" said one customer in her 5-star review. Readers who liked "Elinor's Little Book of Funny Critters" will probably also enjoy this short story.