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The Giving Plague
Price: Free! Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 5 reviews)
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons.
De Koperen Oase
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: Dutch. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Een ruimtevaarder strandt op een planeet in een verre uithoek van het heelal. Hij wordt gered door een cowboy genaamd Mick en naar de bewoonde wereld gebracht. Maar de bewoonde wereld is niet wat hij op het eerste gezicht leek en ook Mick heeft misschien andere motieven dan verwacht. Winnaar Fantastels 2012
"Emily's Fifth Birthday" & "Alternative Medicine"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,970. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two literary science fiction short stories about women making difficult life choices. The A side, "Emily's Fifth Birthday" was a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future contest. The B side, "Alternative Medicine," was originally published in Alternative Coordinates.
A World of Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014 by Grey Mouse Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Eighteen authors of the Writer's Circle of ASMSG, pour their hearts, souls, and imaginations into stories of Other World Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal. Become lost in these genre-bending works and discover gems of short fiction by new authors. From space opera and alien worlds to wizards, warlocks and genies, there's a little something for everyone.
Ambition
Series: Perception. Price: Free! Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by La Plume Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
AMBITION is a short story prequel to PERCEPTION, capturing the beginning of Noah and Zoe’s story from Noah’s POV. 5k = approximately 20 pages
Robotto
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: Dutch. Published: January 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Het is de tijd dat het leven op de Veranderde Aarde alleen maar verliezers kent. En soms, heel soms, een enkele -soort van- winnaar.
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
Series: Slab City Blues, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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?
Clones
Price: Free! Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
How would you raise yourself? Your cloned child is a mirror, simultaneously reflecting who you are and what you might have been. It's potential was your potential. Can your clone achieve those dreams that fell to the wayside in your own life, or is it doomed to repeat your mistakes?
Het laatste schip
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: Dutch. Published: April 23, 2012 by Stofkonijn (Dustbunny). Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
(5.00 from 1 review)
Een bedevaartsganger nadert het einde van haar reis. En haar wereld nadert het einde van zijn bestaan.
The Bones of the Sea
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.73 from 11 reviews)
Myasi has been contracted to destroy an obstruction in the shallow seas of Ulto Marinos. But her attempt to do so reveals something more beneath the surface... A scifi short story set in the Travellers Universe
Redtooth
Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawn shop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.
2012
Series: Science Fiction ยท Apocalyptic. Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.71 from 7 reviews)
Everyone said it's the last day of Earth and went outside and waited.
Rest Stop
Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 4 reviews)
A short story. Patrick's car breaks down on a deserted byway and he walks to a nearby gas station where he crosses paths with a very attractive twink who offers to help him, but things aren't always what they seem. PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT erotica.
With and Without Class
Price: Free! Words: 40,220. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short stories blending science fiction, fantasy and satire. Fourteen stories that refuse to be pigeon-holed. From the edges of the known universe, to the microscopic limits of a petri dish, to a yuppie's post-apocalyptic bachelor pad, be prepared to imagine new worlds and new ideas. Perfect for the zombie-clown-loving, giant albino spider and deranged-junkie enthusiast!
Time Travel and Dimensional Journeys
Price: Free! Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This book includes five short stories of travel into the unknown. Based in science theory on the edge of science fact, step into the realm of science future. Adventure into the danger and mystery of dimensional travel with realistic characters and believable situations that lead to mysterious and perhaps startling conclusions.
The Heart's Desire
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A government scryer's life is a prison until she discovers the ultimate secret language. This poignant near-future tale examines the boundaries between love and freedom. THE HEART'S DESIRE is part of the collection PENTANGLE: FIVE POINTED FABLES.
Boots
Price: Free! Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From a rat’s eye view of the London blitz to a cadaver with a complaint about the size of her coffin, this collection of short stories brings us into a comically surreal world that will leave you questioning your ability to tell up from down.
Fusion: A collection of short stories from Breakwater Harbor Books’ authors
Price: Free! Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
FUSION is the first collection of short works published by Breakwater Harbor Books. Contributing heart-pumping tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime are seven stories that will thrill and rivet you. Authors from across a wide variety of genres, Dee Harrison, Ivan Amberlake, Claire C. Riley, Scott J. Toney, Mindy Haig, Cara Goldthorpe and C.M.T. Stibbe.
The Chronicles of Riddick: Ghosts of Furya
Price: Free! Words: 29,270. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
First Sergeant Jade Waters and her squad are deployed to investigate the remains of Furya years after the Necromonger Invasion that destroyed the planet. Drawn by dark rumors, Waters is determined to root out the truth; any and all knowledge is vital against the inevitable day the Necromongers reach Earth.
The Star Creature
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.71 from 14 reviews)
A story of the first encounter between two intelligent species, with an assumption that "intelligence" is just one of many attributes that may be just as important. Today this would be called Flash Fiction. In 1979 it was a "short-short" story. It was first published in the Winter, 1979, issue of Unearth Magazine (Volume 2, Number 4).