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Advisors at Naptime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
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Carol wants a nap. Carol needs a nap. And no one will let her have one because the grown-ups need her. But the grown-ups underestimate Carol. And they fail to realize that Carol will do anything to get her nap.
Mirror Target
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Gambler Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Framed for crimes he didn’t commit, Markus is on the run. His plan - to melt into the crowds at Way Station Forty Two (halfway up the space elevator) - is derailed when, on a passing shuttle, he spots a familiar face -- his own face! Caught up in a conspiracy theory he doesn’t remember and with assassins closing in the one thing Markus knows for sure is that his time is running out!
Now as it is Forever
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Joe stared out at the old swing-bridge in the middle of the river. Diving from that bridge was the only thing he’d ever accomplished in his life, and if he could do it once, he could do it again. Then things would be different. But the bridge looked vaguely sinister now, a rusting steel skeleton balanced on a concrete finger thrusting out of the dark water. And then there was the boy-in-the-cow.
Looking Through Lace
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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As the only woman on the first contact team, xenolinguist Toni Donato expected her assignment on Christmas would be to analyze the secret women's language which cannot be spoken by men -- but then the chief linguist begins to sabotage her work. But why? Why do the men and women have separate languages in the first place? What Toni learns turns everything they thought they knew on its head.
Library of the Apocalypse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Life is hard enough for Nate and his sister Sylvia in post-apocalypse Chicago. When Sylvia falls ill, Nate embarks on a desperate mission to get help. He heads to the one sane place left in all the chaos and debris: The Harold Washington Library, policed by librarians in cardigans and sub-machine guns to ward off crooks and thugs. Will he be able to get through the city and get help in time?
Harbinger
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Blue Shark Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In the far future the poor won't be packed into the cities--they'll be cast out into the black. Jose Santiago wanders the outer reaches of the solar system looking for the a frozen treasure that will turn his life around. And racing against the greedy corporation that wants the treasure for itself. This story won honorable mention in THE YEAR'S BEST SCIENCE FICTION edited by Gardner Dozois.
What the Market Will Bear: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The hardest part of laying siege is paying all your troops. When Colonel Denis Deschamps loses his artillery brigade to the highest bidder, he must devise a new battle plan - on a tight budget. But, where money is involved, military strategy doesn't always balance on the ledger. A dystopian science fiction comedy. A short story by Ben Godby.
The Lost Memory
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In the future... memories and thoughts are stored on devices strapped to our arms, freeing our minds from the need to remember. This seemed like the perfect kind of future for Jason. But when he encounters a figure who strikes a chord in the deepest recesses of his heart, he comes to the realization that he would give it all up in order to find his "Lost Memory".
Marianne
Price: Free! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A Ranger comes to Earth looking for a missing resaercher and experiences severe culture shock. Earthlings are strange and deadly folk...
Death Comes For The Anglerfish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In a bleak future where the Earth is slowly laid waste as aliens harvest its most precious resources, the AnglerFish is a water-breathing mutant who rules the town of Purgatory with an iron fist. When the last uninfected survivors of an alien-manufactured mutagen virus send the gunslinging cyborg known as Edward T. to Purgatory in search of much-needed medical supplies, a showdown in inevitable.
Self-Sustaining
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Two biotech nightmares in one ebook... Theo, a virtual monk, denies his hospitality to no one. After decades of lavish expense, his chief researcher joins him to celebrate the breakthrough he's been waiting for: the world's perfect, environmentally-friendly, completely ethical food. And what better way to celebrate than a feast of biblical proportions... Includes bonus story: Eyes of Wax
The Last Man
Price: Free! Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The universe is dying, slowly each star is petering out until everything goes dark. The last civilisation has entrusted it's future to one ship searching for a planet that can still support life. Elim is the sole remaining pilot and is running out of resources to bring his people back to existence until a glimmer of hope appears in the distance.
Epicurean Pleasures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 600. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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A delicious Sci-Fi short story.
Mind Melding
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Convicted criminals are no longer sent to prison as a lost cause...they're offered rehabilitation into normal society. Inmates enter the mind of a civilian for a few days to observe the thought processes of a normal, non-criminally inclined person. Indira is a bank robber who has been in the program since its inception. She's out to escape prison for good. Short story, app. 4,000 words/15 pages
No Beast so Fierce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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In the far future, an ancient shapeshifter meets up with an old lover on a fastrain headed for disaster.
TECH WARS: The Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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This e-book contains 5 stories. The Tank series cover the antics of a group of cyborg contractors who aim to make a profit from the world’s never ending war. Synthesis is a short about humanity’s fight against an unknown alien force and the actions of one man/machine in that war. Finally, Iraq 2050 looks at what the world could be like if the Iraq war escalated into a world war.
The London Incident
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The most significant scientific discoveries are not those made by years of painstaking experimentation. No, they are those made entirely by accident. Usually when the scientist is looking for something else. Sometimes, those discoveries can change the world... First published in Alternative Coordinates in 2009.
The Shadows of Calcutta
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Agent Robert Smith, on return from a mission in Nepal, is diverted to India where he is charged to find a missing agent. Alex Tanner had been investigating a series of thefts and murders holding the Ministry’s attention, and now it falls on Agent Smith to find his missing comrade. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Black Hole Witch
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The Endeavor is a colony ship from Earth, and she's in trouble. Caught in the massive gravity well of a black hole, the ship is just barely managing to keep itself from being pulled in. In fact, the ship would have been pulled in long ago if it wasn't for a Coven of witches on board led by Munji. When things take a turn for the worse for the ship and its passengers, Munji must save them all.
A Case of Identity
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Josh Thompson is an ordinary guy trying to make his way in the world, working hard at his job and getting by until agents from the Bureau of Identity Theft, the BIT, arrive and complicate his life. Someone has stolen his identity, and in Josh's world, this means much more than the simple theft of his personal information. In Josh's world, it is nothing less than life-changing.