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Interzone 230
By TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: Free! Words: 53,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The Adventures of Ray the Robot
By A. S. Warwick
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Ray the possibly malfunctioning robot has his work cut out for him with a master like Brian, a man prone to putting his foot in it and who attracts trouble like a magnet. Ray is forced time and again to bail Brian out of his predicaments; whether it is naval press-gangs or green alien princesses. Whatever it is, you can be sure Ray has a cutting word or two to say about their adventures.
Slab City Blues: A Song for Madame Choi
By Anthony Ryan
Series: Slab City Blues, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: 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?
Ambition
By Lee Strauss
Series: Perception. Price: Free! Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012 by Elle Strauss. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 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
The Giving Plague
By David Brin
Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
0.75 star(3.75 from 4 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.
The Rose of Desire
By Kenneth Burstall
Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three science-fiction stories by Kenneth Burstall
Redtooth
By Brian Rathbone
Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(3.75 from 4 reviews)
In this humorous short story, a trip to the pawn shop sends Bob Hanks on an unexpected adventure.
Horror Vacui
By Amanda Cale
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
121-31-986... 121-31-986... In an infinite universe, people can only do so much to fill the empty spaces. Three stories of solitary wandering lead the people within to purposes they never imagined before.
Re:union (Free Science Fiction eBook Short Story)
By Eric Liu
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Re:union is a previously unreleased science fiction short story by Eric Liu, author of the science fiction novel Terrene: the hidden valley. Part disaster story and part romance, Re:union is a thrilling and touching exploration into the very meaning of humanity.
Robotto
By Jaap Boekestein
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: Dutch. Published: January 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Het is de tijd dat het leven op de Veranderde Aarde alleen maar verliezers kent. En soms, heel soms, een enkele -soort van- winnaar.
2012
By Ted Stetson
Series: Science Fiction. Price: Free! Words: 770. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(3.71 from 7 reviews)
Everyone said it's the last day of Earth and went outside and waited.
Clones
By Ryan Somma
Price: Free! Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 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?
The Bones of the Sea
By Pippa Jay
Price: Free! Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1 star(4.88 from 8 reviews)
The Bones of the Sea - a scifi short story. 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 ...
The Wrong Time
By Robby Charters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 by Robby's eBook Formtting. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An anthology: THE WRONG TIME is a novella in which Sean O'Riley gets lost in a maze of parallel universes; *** A filmmaker of the future, using a new untested medium, gets tangled up in his story in THE FILMMAKER AND THE SCEPTRE; *** Relativity works in mysterious ways in THE LAST SHALL BE FIRST; *** Geoffrey literally finds himself, in the WRONG TRACK; *** and a few pieces of "flash fiction"
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.
Letting Go
By Jaleta Clegg
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If you could keep your loved ones forever, would you? Susan must choose whether to watch her mother slowly fade away or preserve her.
Below the Surface
By Catrina Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Merx Tol, a resistance fighter, strives to balance life, his empathic sense, and the protection of his people under his mother's leadership. Everything he desires changes the day Henessa Sar, a young woman presumed dead, appears among the debris of a supply truck. This book has experienced some updates. Please feel welcome to view the new version.
Tears
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Paul's friend Milara was born with tear-shaped birthmarks, and her life has been one of exhaustion and sorrow; she assumes it always will be. But he doesn't agree, and he's determined to show her differently....
White Pine
By F. J. Mackelroy
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 1 review)
As his world and plans disintegrate, will the north woods be enough to heal one man’s pain? A short-short story of the future, past, and present.
The Mighty Peculiar Incident at Muddy Creek
By Ian Thomas Healy
Series: The Muddy Creek Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Western
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When the train doesn't stop in the Old West town of Muddy Creek, Sheriff Jesse Hawkins goes to investigate. What he finds is a mystery that goes far beyond anything in his experience: a car full of people frozen in time.