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Viridian System Sampler: 8 Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015 by Princelings Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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This anthology of eight short stories shows the genesis of the Viridian System series, a science fiction adventure starring two asteroid miners, Big Pete and the Swede, and their female companions. From their early appearance in search of real books to read, to a life-or-death situation on some far planet, these stories show Pete and the Swede in the raw - sometimes literally, in the Swede's case
The Multiverse Mirror
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,370. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The world is not as it always seems. At least that is the case for John Portal, being trapped in a cycle of moving from one reality to the next. Sometimes the worlds are very similar, other times they are not. What is missing is the answer to make it all stop. As the moves happen whenever he dies, it does not seem there is an ultimate way out.
Past Master
Price: Free! Words: 6,560. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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An SF story about slavery. Time travel! Slaves! Masters! Beatings!
Deathless
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Death comes to for everyone..............Or does it? Just ask Sebastien LaPlante.
Saint Vladnitz
Price: Free! Words: 16,520. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Humanity is imprisoned within a solar system running out of resources. Divine intervention is needed. Instead, Captain Vladnitz and his crew limp onto the scene in their battered spaceship, Arkhangel. In search of enough asteroid metals to make the next loan payment, they instead make a discovery that changes everything, if the ship and its crew can stay in one piece.
Point of Origin
Series: Origin and Extinction. Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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An ancient alien probe is discovered drifting in deep space and is taken aboard the battleship, 'Temperance'. Although it poses no military threat, the offensive nature of the symbols etched on the craft's hull, might just be enough to provoke a war.
Net Zero
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A woman struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of bizarre visions. Horror, short story
Apex Magazine - Issue 12
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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This special "dark faith" themed issue features work by Catherynne M. Valente, Paul Jessup, and Jerry Gordon, along with a round table interview with Gary A. Braunbeck, Nick Mamatas, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jay Lake.
Creepier by the Dozen: Twelve Twisted Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,220. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Twelve short stories in the "Twilight Zone" tradition by a father, son and daughter team of writers. From an ambulance ride with a serial killer to an interrogation with an apathetic hitman, these macabre stories are designed to get your mind racing and your heart pumping.
Regret
Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The invention of the Emoticator promises to free mankind from regret, but is that really such a great idea?
Graceful Blur
Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 ยท The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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At Speed Week, superhero Mustang Sally aims to be the first person ever to break the speed of sound...on foot!
The Day The Earth Died
Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The end of the world is at hand and humanity races for survival in the face of an extinction level event that will wipe out all life on Earth.
A Change in Fortune
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The child's pleading eyes and outstretched hand dug at painful memories John had worked hard to bury. When he turned away, stern eyes and hands on hips awaited him. "You can't even spare a smile for that boy, John?" John blew out a tired sigh. "To what end, Mary? That boy's fate is as meat for the predators out there. Or meat for the Magistrate's axe – just like what happened to Jimmy."
Into the Fire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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This short story is the first adventure of Jason Curtis and his ship, the Starfire. In a not-too-distant future where small starships are as common as private jets, a skilled but impulsive pilot discovers it is often easier to get himself into trouble than to get out of it, and sometimes the only way out of the frying pan is . . . into the fire.
Sunset on Mars and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A collection of four sci-fi flash fiction stories: two lovers are separated by distance and a sunset; a dentist is undeterred by a zombie invasion; two high school students discover a secret about the zombies; and a captain and a robot are lost in space. Updated May 7, 2012 with a new story.
The Art of Negotiation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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After overseeing the downsizing of a construction facility at Arcturus, Zada Harper comes face-to-face with an old friend... whom she just helped lay off. Zada then finds herself the next target of the ISC Corporation layoffs. She is suddenly without a job and forced into automatic arbitration for a severance settlement. But Zada won't go quietly. The ISC feels the sting of her departure.
Futurescape
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Science fiction meets the real world in this short story anthology, with stories guaranteed to spin your mind into an alternate reality. Are you ready?
Stuck
Series: Stuck, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A world too different from what we once knew . . . all we hold onto now is survival.
Deadstick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Hank's scorching across the California sky in a race to save his son. The afterburners are overheating and Sally Jean is tearing apart around him. At 55,000 feet. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Pan Am 617 Heavy. Includes bonus story "How Do You Like These Heights".
A Taste of Earth
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid team is tracking an asteroid when, without explanation, it changes direction and heads for earth. When they inspect the impact sites, they discover that the meteorite fragments are not what they expect.