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The Scoundrel's Wife
By Ben Langdon
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.
If
By Gabriel Archer
Price: Free! Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if there was a microchip that could be implanted in your child's head which would generate an imaginary friend for them? What if the friends stayed after the chip was removed? What if you stopped denying that you're intrigued and download the story already?
Fusion
By Fantastic Books Publishing
Series: Fantastic Fantasy and Science Fiction. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012 by Fantastic Books Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Contains 25 fantastic stories! Fantasy/Sci-Fi International Charity Short Story Competition winners’ anthology 2012, potentially one of the longest ebook titles on the market which is why we simply called it 'Fusion' Includes the winning entries, the runners up, a few last minute additions and two wonderful stories by our professional contributors Danuta Reah and Stuart Aken Thank you, enjoy!
Yet So Far
By Nathan Thompson
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Wars changed everything. Once fertile land is now barren desert, the sun blazing a firey path across the earth. In the midst of the daily struggle for survival, Hugh finds a companion through a relic from the past...
Broken (a Tale of Breaking Benjamin)
By Brent Meske
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, training the best and brightest orphans from around the world into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are each on the curriculum for Clements students. Jon Talbaine has always been the black sheep of Clements, and now he's backed into a corner. How far will he go to get out?
Mssng
By JDeWayne Pierce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man fades in and out of sight standing right next to people. They can hear his voice but can't see him. His wife is so terrified by it she tells him to never come back. He must struggle to avoid being nabbed by police, so he can solve this mysterious phenomenon before he is dissected to see what makes him tick. But that's the least of his problems.
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.
Apex Magazine - Issue 12
By Apex Publications
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,510. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Life with the Tumblers
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Arlene takes her young son Kyan on a research expedition into an alien culture of sentient trees. (Original venue: Jim Baen's Universe.)
The Screen Savior
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
What happens when a screen saver comes to life... (Original venue: Bards & Sages Quarterly, Vol. 2, Issue 3)
Regret
By Jaleta Clegg
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The invention of the Emoticator promises to free mankind from regret, but is that really such a great idea?
New Stories
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When disease struck Serel's new settlement, it feared that its clan head would force them to resume their punishing nomadic life. That's when it heard tales of a madwoman in the hills... a madwoman with healing skills. But can this rebel female truly help them? And if she can, will the rest of the clan choose to triumph over the prejudices that would cause them to spurn her help?
Graceful Blur
By Ian Thomas Healy
Series: The Just Cause Universe Short Stories & Collections, Book 1 · The Just Cause Universe. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By Troy Dennison
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By Mark Finnemore
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By Alastair Mayer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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
By Laura E. Bradford
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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 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.
The Art of Negotiation
By J.A. Marlow
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Star Catcher Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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.
Strangelets with a Side of Grilled Spam
By Michael Angel
Price: Free! Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Pursued by packs of deadly ‘steelies’, Lieutenant MacWilliams and his Humvee crew journey through an America shattered by an alien invasion. An America where humanity must battle for their very survival from their base at the Big Box Mart, forging alliances over a slab of grilled Spam. Things look grim...until MacWilliams comes across something that could turn the tide.