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Avoiding the Reunion
Series: Esme Mullane Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Final Oblivion was far larger than Dana expected. What she had expected was that Esme would refuse to come to the family reunion. Wasn't disappointed there. Annoyed. Not disappointed. Getting Esme's butt off the station wasn't as easy as showing up, though. Avoiding the Reunion is a funny SF short story that queer women are sure to laugh at and love for years to come.
Harper's Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Harper disagreed. Rescuing pixies from drug-runners, and working alongside unicorns and elves was part of her job. The world had turned, and she had chosen, but, when she is badly injured and taken into the elven realms, Harper finds she has a whole new set of steps to choose—and that time, indeed, moves differently in the Other World.
Crimson Birds of Small Miracles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2018 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bringing his daughters Jessie and Matilda to the stunningly beautiful crimson birds exhibition on Ariosto just about broke CJ Penn’s finances. But the girls need opportunities like this. Desperately. Jessie especially. With her medical condition, opportunities slip by every moment. Then again, Matilda’s attitude hampers things. Not quite every moment. But plenty. A gorgeous science fiction story.
Nothing Town
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A dying town trapped because of a time bubble. They blame Michelle Graham, descendant of the man who broke the town. She wants to leave. The family house refuses to let her go. Then past and present bleed together…horse-drawn wagons ride alongside cars. A timeline rupture? A twisted science fiction short story that keeps you turning the pages
Prisoner of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,390. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2018 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Barto is a genetically engineered soldier in a future war. He has body armor, enhanced reflexes, a laser lance as a deadly weapon. His entire life has been designed for combat, to kill and die on the battlefield, to destroy the Enemy. That is all he knows. But when he is cut off from his squadron, freed from the constant drone of commands, he is confronted with the most terrifying crisis—peace.
Escape Hatch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,050. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2018 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As Earth’s Planetary Navy fights against an alien infestation in the oceans, the greatest military commanders are being massacred. Their only hope is an “escape hatch,” in which they can switch places at the last moment with an expendable “cannon fodder” soldier. But one of those cannon fodder recruits does not want to go quietly.
Ford T-rex vs Dodge Triceratops
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Constance King, accompanied by his loyal Tyrannosaurus rex, Eliza travels to the country dragstrips of Florida to race other dinos. In this short story, will they win their next race or will this be Eliza's last race before she becomes extinct?
RoboSuicide
You set the price! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How does the first human to robot transformation happen? Via RoboSuicide, of course.
A Betrayal and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,730. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018 by Lillicat Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pen-and-ink illustrations complement each of these nineteen stories spanning the literary genres of magical realism, horror, and science fiction. Through them we are taken on a journey, an examination of the crossroads of life. As the narrator of "In the Garden" deftly puts it, "The world is wonderful and full of magic. He who does not believe it so is dead."
Storage Thralls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When an advanced alien race runs out of storage space for the data critical to maintaining their galaxy spanning empire they turn to an unlikely source to keep things running. But not all of them are convinced it is the best way forward.
Visit: A Hal Spacejock short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hal and Clunk are stuck in port, forced to wait two whole days for their next cargo. Hal returns to the ship after a little shopping expedition and finds Clunk in a right old state. Break out the crayons and colouring sheets ... he's organised a school visit!
Chance Encounters: Three Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A time-shared mind, a hunt for something that isn't what it seems, and an unfortunate stumble down memory lane. Three tales from sometime beyond the day after tomorrow.
The Covent Garden Cafe: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,540. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On dreary autumn evenings, Celeste wanders the streets of London, always returning to stare at the brightly lit cafe above Covent Garden. She imagines great minds like H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and John Wyndham gather there to discuss fascinating subjects long into the night. When she faces a major life question, Celeste searches out Wells, Verne, and Wyndham hoping they hold the answer she seeks.
A Lover's Act
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A garden party was not the place for a war. Fen knew that. Mother had taught her over a lifetime of abuse, all endured in silence. Briar didn't know that. Insulting Mother in the middle of a garden party of the season would start a war. A Lover's Act is a Matriarchies of Muirin story where love is stronger than blood. Asexual and aromantic readers are sure to love it.
The Moons of Dickens IV
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Natalie Simon, expert researcher, brilliant scientist, and painter, knows she's socially awkward. Sometimes she confronts that head-on. Sometimes she runs. The research station on Maylie, orbiting Dickens IV seems like the perfect place to flee reminders of her latest disastrous relationship. Of course that means dealing with feisty Riya and the rest of the isolated station's crew. Big problems.
The Forgotten People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,500. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018 by Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two aliens turn a corrupt human medical system inside out to save lives, and a prisoner aboard a research ship proves she has the courage to face down both a power-crazed captain and a deadly alien world to save her shipmates and an alien explorer. Embrace the alternate lives, and the alternate worlds, of the Forgotten People.
Blaffer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: Dutch. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Terwijl hij de hond uitlaat, ziet Brandon Flinders vreemde lichten in de lucht. De lichten lijken zich te verplaatsen naar een nabij gelegen plek. Als hij de lichten volgt, vindt Flinders iets wat op een verlaten landingsbaan lijkt. Hij is nieuwsgierig en besluit uit te zoeken wat daar aan de hand is. Smokkelaars, of misschien wel... aliens? Wie zal het zeggen? Eén ding is wel duidelijk. Het achte
The Parched Lands
Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Amanthi is a teenage student in a not-so-distant future school system of hyper-testing and top-down control. In this world, creativity is a liability — but Amanthi is not deterred from dreaming.
The Lived Glory
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2018 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lindsey jerked as raindrops fell from the cedar overhead down her back. Surinder and his stupid wet trail. She'd much have rathered stay home dry and safe. Surinder's 'Glory' wasn't what she'd expected. It was light and life and death coming for all three of them. Not if Lindsey had her way. The Lived Glory is a story of nature, change and determination that will pull you on to the very end.
Khan
Series: Symphony of War. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,270. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a world ravaged by war, Khan the white tiger is king. The constant battles provide endless food for him to scavenge and the quiet, abandoned cities are a perfect home. But a white tiger is a rare creature indeed, valuable, and even when surrounded by war and death, humans still find a way to take what they want. A short story set in the world of Symphony of War.