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Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Only Good Men Deserve Yesterday - A Short Strory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In France, in what seemed to have been a monsoon-like gush of never ending water from the heavens, dressed in a brown robe, a soaked old man looked down expecting his bare feet to be washed by the cold torrent flowing past the shop fronts. His brown leather sandals gleamed up at him through an inch of hasty passing rainwater.
Zaable's Destiny
Price: Free! Words: 17,040. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Raised in a mining community on a remote asteroid, where his parents worked the great mining machines extracting minerals from an asteroid belt rich in the components commonly used in spacecraft engines. Now he was nearing the age where the company would demand that he either learn to run a mining device or leave the asteroid belt for good.
Éternicide
Series: Hors-séries. Price: Free! Words: 5,360. Language: French. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Avez-vous jamais imaginé pouvoir figer votre état de bien-être pour l'éternité ?
In The Lord-Man's Brain
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Perhaps we shouldn’t argue about it. It’s simple: we were created by God! Wait, but who made God? Bako wanted the answer and the catechist said, it was secret for Archangels. Her grandma said, she knew moiety of that secret.
Anthology of the Pensacola Writing and Critique Group
You set the price! Words: 40,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
We are authors from Northwest Florida combining our literary efforts for this fundraising project of short stories. Proceeds will fund our ability to teach locals how to write and give voice to their story.
Ch05En: Anthology, Origins
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A latent Ch05En gene destines someone for greatness. Maybe you'll be a rock star, or CEO of a fortune 500. Maybe you'll be a superhero. Welcome to the world of Ch05En. Origins is an inclusive anthology following three unique as they lay out their origin stories for the reader.
Mothership Zeta, Issue 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,650. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The second issue of the magazine with fun short fiction and nonfiction from some of the most exciting names in speculative fiction! Brought to you by Escape Artists, the publishers of the popular podcast, Escape Pod.
Don't Turn On The Light: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Frank, Shelley and their two young children move into the home of their dreams, they discover a problem with the cellar. It doesn't take them long to find out why the house was sold at a knock-down price.
jouth #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,990. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016 by Blaster books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jouth is Blaster Book's hot new anthology sci-fi series. In the second issue, we turn to space! A smuggling crew gains an unwelcome AI member as they struggle to keep their diminutive secret passengers from killing one another in "Meerkat Manners" by Julie Frost.
Elementals Episode 2: Aftermath
Series: Elementals Season One. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once a hero, now the hunted. The higher you fly, the greater the fall. Nothing could be truer for Chief Strategist of the GROUST, Tomlyn Elon. Once hailed as prime peacekeeper of Löthia, he's now the most-wanted fugitive of the Löthian state. Pursued by the GROUST, his only refuge is among the rebels–the people he ruthlessly hounded and terminated all these years. Will Tomlyn find shelter?
The Monolith - A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 15,650. Language: American English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
One morning it simply appeared out of nowhere, right in the middle of Seattle's Lake Union. The problem was, nobody knew where the massive 300-foot wide, 1,200-foot tall, 200-ton Monolith had come from. Or who had put it there. Or how it had gotten there without anybody realizing it. They just knew the mysterious pitch-black object of unknown origin and composition was now there, like it or not.
Pirate Theory
Price: Free! Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
In a world, where all goods are freely available to everyone, pirating is not the only profession that has a complex theory behind it. In order to survive, Captain Peppita must learn to think like a pirate, find out what true wealth really is, and discover which chemical substances are suitable for close-quarters combat.
Wormwords
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Janet's husband isn't dead any more; he's been resurrected in digital form from his social media profiles. But there are a few things Janet's keeping from him.
Statler pulchrifex
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: American English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two retired spooks, code-named Statler and Waldorf, reminisce about the good old days when Statler created the most beautiful woman in the world.
Awkward Advent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,920. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Undead
24 Short Stories inspired by Winter, Christmas and Doomsday Predictions.
Tightropes Through the Eco
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016 by D. M. Kreg. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories by Rebecca S. W. Bates about time travel and ecological disaster.
Dawn of the Jarlinth Heroes
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Dr Fiona Johnson reluctantly complies with a summons to attend a secret emergency meeting of the World Genetics Society. She expects a boring meeting about some potentially dangerous genetic discovery.   But it's far from boring. An alien invasion is imminent. Humanity is on the verge of extinction.   And she's a part of the problem.
Tatiana Naked, a sexy sci-fi fantasy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this Avatar mashup blue eyes means you can fly, and being a hero means you must die.
The Front Door
Series: A short story. Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: British English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
An unexpected tale of opportunity in the rental market. Inspired by Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Roald Dahl.