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The Insanity of Zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
When an unforeseen event brings about the end of the world, a powerful artificial intelligence is born.
After The Darkness: Episode Four
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
In a world of never-ending winters and permanent darkness, fourteen-year-old Nadia Comani faces a future of servitude. Can she free herself and her family?
Wyrd Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 90,490. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013 by WyrdStar. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
An anthology of short stories by an international collection of science-fiction and fantasy writers, covering a wide range of what is known as ‘speculative fiction’, from slices of fantasy and time travel to steampunk and science-fiction. The tales vary widely, yet are all born from the same drive to create, share ideas and above all to entertain!
Clones
Price: Free! Words: 29,110. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Categories: 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?
Renewal
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The droids released a virus via satellite to shut down Earth's critical systems. That crippled us. Then they began to systematically hunt us down to eradicate us. A lone man has fled to the mountains, leaving everything he had behind. You have to adapt if you want to survive.
A Dead God's Wrath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In 1895, deep in the Southeastern U.S., Thomas O'Brien discovers that the brothers that kidnapped his girl and murdered his friend are something much worse than mere criminals. His only hope to save his beloved is to trust someone that might be more dangerous than the men they're after.
That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
"That Leviathan, Whom Thou Hast Made" won the 2010 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and was nominated for the Hugo Award in the same category. Harry Malan is the president of a Mormon branch on Sol Central Station, where humans can interact with "swales" -- giant star-dwelling plasma beings. When a Mormon swale asks for help, Harry ends up confronting Leviathan, the largest of the swales.
Upon A Midnight Clear
Price: Free! Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
On Christmas Eve, somewhere out in the Asteroid Belt, a lonely prospector happens across something he never expected to find.
Firebird
Price: Free! Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In space, Zombies still hunger for brains. Will the transport ship Firebird make it back to earth before it is overrun with the alien undead?
The Devil Still Has My Lawnmower & Other Tales of the Weird
Price: Free! Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A man loans his lawnmower to the Devil and must make a trip to Hell to avoid a fine by the Homeowner's association. An extremely boring person negotiates the release of his chicken nugget (which contains the secret to universal peace, prosperity, and happiness) with some extragalactic aliens. A frustrated writer launches her manuscript into deep space, igniting a fierce war in the stars.
2094
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
The year is 2094. Christopher is a well paid government employee who enjoys the company of his work colleague, Mandy, enjoys the loving of his fembot, Tanya, and tries to do the right thing and ask no questions. On a trip to Berlin for work he discovers shocking news about Mandy and realizes he is under scrutiny. He runs, but is there ever, really, any escape?
Hunting Comp.
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A Cautionary Tale of Time Travel. How much fun would it be to hunt a dinosaur with an Enfield rifle?
Black Box
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Do not try to perceive the future in 1000 years. Even if someone shows it to you, you will not get it. Even if someone explains it to you, you will not get it. Black Box shows you why.
Spinning Diamonds
Price: Free! Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
When the opportunity to come out of retirement and go on one last space mission presents itself, Vincent Lambert jumps at the chance to go down in history as the first belt miner. Unfortunately, dealing with corporate greed one hundred million kilometers away from Earth was not in the mission outline.
Wyrd Worlds II
Price: Free! Words: 99,620. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014 by WyrdStar. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
An anthology featuring a bumper 19 short stories from 17 independent authors from around the world, encompassing a wide range of science fiction and fantasy. Here lurks tales of the future, steampunk and time travel; of magical realms and fantastical deeds; and of things so weird they defy categorisation. The original WYRD WORLDS rode upon a new wave of indie collaborations; and now we're back!
Walter's Stupid Vacation
Series: Simple Journeys to Odd Destinations. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A short story where the world's most coveted vacation destination is not where you'd first think.
Disposable
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A rant about the transitory nature of modern technology. A 1,500 word short story.
Symbiosis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Light years from home. Bonded to an alien for survival. A dark secret is about to be revealed . . .
Not with a Bang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Fans of Douglas Adams, Tom Stoppard, etc. will enjoy this short comedy, in which the last two men alive happen upon an average, run of the mill, garden-variety garden; all the real estate that remains of their shattered planet. Without a representative from the fairer sex, the human race is doomed to extinction. Unfortunately, even a deus ex machina can only do so much...
Choice
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by One Hand Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Denek and Crim are at it again in this prequel to Freedom - this time taking on the meaning of Choice. As before, they bring their unique approach to philosophy with them, sure to make any academic cringe in disapproval: it’s theory versus practice and force-projection instead of analytical referencing – strangely thought provoking and yet thoroughly disrespectful at the same time.