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Frozen Assets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distant future cryogenics has become an exact science making it possible for people with terminal illnesses to have themselves frozen in the hope that a cure to their ailment will eventually be discovered. There will also be those who choose to have themselves placed in suspended animation in expectation that the future will be a better place for humanity - a utopian society.
Apex Magazine - Issue 59
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Whipping Boy and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this dark collection of politically-charged weird tales you will find four short stories that include; An alternate medical history. A psychopath’s brief visit to the “freak ward.” A ship’s captain with a dreadful fear of water. Capitalism at its finest. This strange balance of cruelty, racism and emotional exploitation is a brief taster of G D Penman’s weird tales.
Disruptive Fauna and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this collection of strange and sinister snippets you will find four short stories that include; A child genius and his bonsai dinosaurs. A handy user’s guide for your sexbot. Shrieking madness inspired by vivisepulture. The completed daily record of Observer C23810F. This strange balance of bureaucracy, botany and bondage is a brief taster of G D Penman’s speculative fiction.
Bite-Sized Stories
Price: Free! Words: 38,660. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Looking for some short but high-quality entertainment over coffee or a snack? Grab Bite-Sized Stories and fill your stolen moments with 33 indie flash fiction tales. Just 5 minutes per engaging story.
Lord of the Vortex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: Australian English. Published: September 23, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Vortex travel—you don’t ask, and I won’t screw up the explanation; closest thing I can get to it is that I pilot a transdimensional skipping stone through the edge of a vortex from one point in space to another, and it gets you where you want to be. Well, most of the time. Just not this time. This time, we’re crashing, and I don’t know where we are.
Twisting Topeka
Price: Free! Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
We each experience and envision our own version of Topeka. In these stories, 18 writers twist the past and future to explore alternate possibilities for our community. These stories will make you question what you know about the past and frighten you about what the future could hold. What if....? Read this collection from the 2016 Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library Community Novel Project.
Apex Magazine - Issue 58
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,050. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 57
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 56
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Hidden Agenda
Price: Free! Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I had seen gnomes before, six times to be exact, but they had all been hallucinations. This hallucination, however, refused to cooperate and instead insisted on being very real. And not only that, he insisted that I follow him. In the end, curiosity got the better of me.
Illyria, My Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
From the extinguished HomeWorld, the Settlers traveled across the stars to NewWorld with hopes of starting over again. In war-torn Illyria, Maya just wants to grow vegetables and live in peace. But she has a dark secret she can never reveal, especially to her beloved Yuri. From the author of Summer of Love.
Apex Magazine - Issue 22
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,950. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Sheepless in Seattle
Series: The Cities of Luna. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It took a lot of complicated and expensive work to import a dozen sheep to Luna, but Doc would do anything to make his Welsh wifey happy. Now, if he can just figure out where the sheep have lost themselves...
NYE-186f
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
75,000 years ago, a specific group of undesireable immortals launched from Earth, sent into deep space to colonize a nearby planet. Advancements in technology since has let Earth build entire civilizations on that planet in the meantime. Now, 75,000 years later, the original ship approaches: do they allow the craft to land, or blow it out of the sky?
Apex Magazine - Issue 11
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 35
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,110. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Renegade
Price: Free! Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
I knew, and I mean knew, that it had happened. It did take place. I was not dreaming; I was not on drugs. He came to see me. He, my long lost brother in arms. Across centuries, across galaxies, here, now. On that beach. It was him, I had no doubts. And with a crucial message. Now, to convince Walter about that.
The New Neighbors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Aliens have landed on Mars and have started terraforming procedures in order to colonize the red planet. The powers-that-be on Earth are not happy, but have little choice other than to establish diplomatic relations with the new neighbors when they unexpectedly pop over for a friendly visit. This light-hearted foray into the world of SF could easily be subtitled, '50 shades of Diplomacy.'
The Wind That Moves The Stars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All Stephanie wanted to do was get a permit to perform at the Lakeside Festival. But her request was turned down, leaving her and Stell with no way to pay the room and board for the month. And now the Cosmic Artifact is having hissy fits. What else can go wrong?