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Surfacing (Novella)
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards, “Surfacing” is the story of Anthony, an emotionally scarred researcher who finds it easier to talk to whales and to aliens than to members of his own species. Until a stranger named Philana enters his life, with a terrifying problem of her own that dares him to break through the surface of his world.
After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World
By John Michael Greer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 68,100. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.
The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 130,090. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories in this collection were nominated for three Nebula awards, a Hugo, and a Sidewise Award. Contents include "Daddy's World," "Pinocchio," "Lethe," "The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid," and the title story. With extensive annotations by the author and an introduction by Charles Stross.
Mnemosyne Anthology
By Alexandra Elliott, Erin McKee, & Heather Valentine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
Take Me To Your Reader: An Otherworld Anthology
By utopYA
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Extra-terrestrial stories by extraordinary authors for an out of this world convention. Discover what happens when "what if" becomes "why not?"
Winds of Change
By Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,700. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by CSFG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Change is only ever a breath away. Its arrival may be as swift as a slamming door or as slow as the inevitable march of evolution. It is the unseen madness vibrating through the air, the first spaceship through a manufactured wormhole and the only flying machine that doesn’t run on magic. Join twenty-four talented authors as they explore how we deal with transformation.
The Bride Price
By Cat Sparks
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The prolific Cat Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia. This debut collection of 13 stories, two of which appear for the first time here, will give readers an idea why.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2014)
By Bards and Sages Publishing
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.
Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction
By Mariano Villarreal
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six top Spanish-language authors prove that science fiction remains sharp and visionary, with stories about the deepest anxieties, challenges, and problems of our societies. Their speculations and metaphors analyze and dissect a reality in continuous change.
Terra Nova. Antología de ciencia ficción contemporánea
By Mariano Villarreal
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 110,740. Language: Spanish. Published: November 18, 2012 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Premio Ignotus 2013 a la mejor antología, mejor cuento extranejero y mejor portada. Relatos de Ted Chiang, Ken Liu, Ian Watson, Víctor Conde... Ocho autores internacionales demuestran que la ciencia ficción no ha perdido su garra ni su capacidad especulativa, y que es la narrativa que más y mejor trata de las preocupaciones, desafí
Claws and Starships
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,880. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of short fiction about the Pelted, the descendents of genetic experiments on Earth fled to create their own society: "A Distant Sun," "Rosettes and Ribbons," "The Elements of Freedom," "Tears," "Pantheon," and "Butterfly."
Interzone 232 Jan - Feb 2011
By TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,490. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction and illustrations plus SFF related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs. It is not celebrity oriented. This edition, #232 - Jan 2011, has the text of the print edition but some of the graphics and advertisements are not present, next printed issue 237 due Nov 4.
From the Indie Side
By Indie Side Publishing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Packed with original short stories ranging from sci-fi to thriller to the supernatural, "From the Indie Side" brings together some of the biggest authors in independent publishing today. Be prepared for a great ride--and don't be surprised if you discover your new favorite author in these pages.
Interzone 249 Nov - Dec 2013
By TTA Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone; 2013’s British Fantasy Award winning magazine from TTA Press. #249 contains new fiction by some of the world's best writers and most talented newcomers, plus hard-hitting reviews and innovative artwork. Many recognised authors started their careers here and newcomer Sarah Brooks continues this tradition. However recognised names; John Shirley this issue, continue to supply great stories
My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
By Anne Billson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(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.
Tales of Dune
By Brian Herbert
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,780. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(2.00 from 2 reviews)
Three previously uncollected stories set in the Dune universe by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, includes the all-new tale “Wedding Silk,” a story of young Paul Atreides, as well as “Sea Child” and “Treasure in the Sand.” Bonus Material includes “Dune: Blood and Water” and “Dune: Fremen Justice.”
A Kepler's Dozen: Thirteen Stories About Distant Worlds That Really Exist
By David Lee Summers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,530. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: 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.
Nglnd Xpx
By Ian Hutson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,420. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Do you love old-fashioned "hard" science-fiction? Do you love comedy and farce? NGLND XPX combines both treats in one glorious volume of ten very long short stories, and is a treat for your thinking-bone as well as your funny-gland.
Red Tape Stories From Indian Country
By Pamela Rentz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection brings together nine speculative fiction stories linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. In these stories Indians build time machines, wrangle with ever-changing bureaucracy and confront creatures that may or may not be allies.
Orion's Arm
By James M M Baldwin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.