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Extremophiles
Price: Free! Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An advanced species emerges from the depths of a gas giant to take its first steps towards space exploration. On a small, rocky moon covered in ices and dotted with lakes of methane, the discovery that life is not unique in their solar system is overshadowed by its implications.
Ride the High Air
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Moira wanted to ride the high air, though few got past the royal tier. Her mother wanted her future husband to give her permission to fly, and she decided to never marry if she had to grovel. She wanted more, and would fly to get it. An updraft filled her wings and joy filled her being. She set her sights up the cliff past the king's tier to the high air! But the king's guards hollered, "Archers."
Banquet at Magic Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: Australian English. Published: February 17, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I hate camp. Every year yada yada yada. The only bright point is Luka, the Wild Man of Camp Mellinjo, an orphan and a stray grown up. When he bolts out of camp with the ook on his tail, I take off to see if I can save him, yet again—and that’s when I discover Camp Mellinjo isn’t what it seems, and neither is Luka. But seriously, guys, would my parents really sell me out?
Minor Characters
Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three minor characters in a mystery story come to life. Story is set in a house located in the woods beside Lake Michigan.
Earth Inherited (a Short Tale of Planetary Plague & Astronomical Affliction)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
NOTHING SETS THE TONE FOR THE DAY LIKE LEARNING YOUR HOME PLANET HAS JUST CHANGED OWNERSHIP. Today is a day like any other on Earth. People wake and work. Minds plug into electronic devices. Then, the figurative bomb hits. Screens are ablaze, and radio is abuzz with a news flash like no other: Earth has been inherited. The planet has a new owner.
Frigid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He never thought he would be an accessory to murder. He never thought his conspirator would be a computer. Enjoy this short story with coffee and a blanket!
He Who Saves A Single Life, Saves The World Entire
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
It's a primitive planet. Should they risk their mission to save it from the asteroid hurtling toward it? Their philosophy is to preserve life, but also, not to interfere in the natural development of other species. One scientist leaves their corporeal shell, using their energy form to visit the planet. It will join with them and observe just what kind of creatures the dominant species truly are.
Duplication Corporation : nouvelle de science-fiction
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 13,350. Language: French. Published: February 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Suliac a réussi à se faire engager comme pâtissier dans le manoir de l’homme qui a brisé sa vie sept ans plus tôt. Le plan qu’il a élaboré pour obtenir réparation est prêt. Mais il va devoir jouer serré : Monsieur Bonnefoy possède deux corps, dont un qui a l’apparence innocente d’un garçon de sept ans… Nouvelle de science-fiction 9 300 mots = 40 minutes de lecture
Double Jeopardy: Tales from the Gryphon Saga
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Sherrington Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Gryphon Saga follows the lives of people kidnapped from Earth and forced to serve a vicious alien army fighting a war to acquire a powerful species. Their newly enhanced skills develop them into Healers and warriors while they struggle to survive on a hostile world. A genetically modified soldier rides the fine line between the enemies within and without when he is injured in a battle.
A Shot in the Dark: Tales from the Gryphon Saga
Price: Free! Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017 by Sherrington Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Gryphon Saga follows the lives of people kidnapped from Earth and forced to serve a vicious alien army fighting a war to acquire a powerful species. Their newly enhanced skills develop them into Healers and warriors while they struggle to survive on a hostile world. When a rebellion brews, one mini-Grypha must make the ultimate sacrifice.
Re-Animating The Spark - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Peculiarly, mankind's two-fold ultimate search was back on track as they crossed and cut orbit after orbit into the unchartered black abyss. Their ancient quests have always defined their adaptation to their environment and similarly they have adapted their environment to suit their needs and wants.
Net Zero
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A woman struggles to maintain her sanity in the face of bizarre visions. Horror, short story
Grandchildren Returning Their Spoils
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,490. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ben Cane has outlived the world, and so he waits for his ailing grandchild to deliver his execution in the center of that room surrounded by glass walls. Every bone in his body throbs with arthritis. His guts burn after so many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation. And mercy is the last thing Ben desires at the end of the world.
Safety First
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As the saying goes, "Too much of a good thing can be bad." Then of course there is the question, what is a good thing, and for whom? This story is fun, enjoy it. It's not real life, yet.
A Long Night in Hell
Price: Free! Words: 10,150. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The ride down the elevator to Agni Mining Station was like a ride into Hell itself. On a planet where you could never quite get warm enough, it quickly became uncomfortably warm, then uncomfortably hot. G. Drew Akers had been in deep mines before, he'd worked in one for two years in Hussy Crater in his early twenties.
The Lost Habberfly
Price: Free! Words: 12,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A compilation of 9 odd tales on science fiction and fantasy, with every story reflecting the plot revolving around the protagonist, observing the details of the supporting characters from their own perspective, as right or wrong as it might be. It also describes how an ideal or absolutely fictitious situation could affect the mentality of a person, in the company of none but their own thoughts.
When A Cow Jumped Over The Moon: Nine Classic Sci-Fi Tales
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Right to Bear Arms PLUS Terran Spies On An Alien Planet PLUS Raymond The Automatic House PLUS Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up PLUS The Brand New & Instant Pop-Up Mall PLUS Duplicates PLUS Bodyguards To The New Empress PLUS Empathy PLUS Notes From Heaven. See complete synopses.
Investing Isobella
Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Paul Sanders is a desperate man. He and his daughter, Isobella, are weeks away from living in the Gutter. Enter Jono Falanges, a greasy stockbroker who promises Paul all the money he needs, and more. The only catch is, Paul must invest Isobella’s health on the stock market. Plunge down the slippery slope of morality with Investing Isobella, a horrifying sci-fi novella.
With a Twist of the Nib
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: Australian English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of ten speculative fiction short stories. Dwarves, vampires, time travel, detectives, steampunk adventures or supernatural events - take your pick. With a Twist of the Nib is full of quick-read stories - reading times from under two minutes to under fifteen minutes per story. Perfect for commuting, waiting in line or when time is short.
Sweet Selene
Price: Free! Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man seeks medication for his rare disease in a futuristic, overly populated galaxy.

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