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Royal Blood
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Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rheine urgently needs to speak with the queen, and she knows just how to get Her Majesty's attention...
Day Dreamer
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When asleep, Steve dreams the next day; when awake, Steve tries not to make his dreams come true.
Captain Cee's Last Stand
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Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hannah the Elder has a stroke and must deal with problems in her own house that she’s neglected…
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a far future society, people change their identities, their societal roles, even their personalities based upon the masks they must don each day. But not every citizen is content to play their mandated part, longing instead to discover who they are beneath their masks: sinner, gentleman, or beast. Winner of the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
The Prize Beyond Gold
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Price: Free! Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The Prize Beyond Gold" is a science fiction story set in a future where all athletics records have reached the limits of the physically attainable, so that they are almost impossible to break.
Sub-Human
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story-In an alliance between Earth and an alien race for the mining rights on Jupiter’s moon Europa, robots are the only means to obtain material from deep beneath the moon's icy surface. The outpost's ruthless hunch-backed supervisor directs his workers to produce the most advanced substitute human worker unit in the solar system. Has he pushed the evolution of mechanical workers too far?
Oblivion
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Price: Free! Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Religious
Diotitus was a Greek god for about a week. Now, he lives in an apartment in the afterlife reserved for the unaffiliated. His neighbor, Tif, has given up and become a catatonic drooler. When conscious thought left her mind she had a burst of insight. Now, to save the afterwords, the gods expect Diotitus to finish Tif's thought.
From Paris, with Regret
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 1 review)
On assignment in the City of Light, Ministry agents Eliza D. Braun and Harrison Thorne chase down a murderer condemning descendants of a royal bloodline to a horrific death. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
The Seven
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Agent Brandon Hill is on assignment in South America, enjoying the local culture and women, when a mystery that could lead to El Dorado falls into his lap. Before the intrepid agent knows it, he is the jungle uncovering a plot but the devilish Illuminati. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Night's Plutonian Shore
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A short story by Jack Mangan In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his “talent” and the madman’s intentions to bring down the House of Usher.
Tales from the Archives: Collection 2
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,060. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers. This volume includes: Darkest before Darkwater by Tee Morris- The Shadows of Calcutta by Phil Rossi- Night's Plutonian Shore by Jack Mangan- The Seven by P C Haring
Tales from the Archives: Collection 1
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,920. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers. This volume includes: The Evil that Befell Sampson by Pip Ballantine- Dust on the Davenport by O M Grey- The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas by Nathan Lowell- A Ruby in Rain by Grant Stone
The Dritzi Fly Incident Aboard the Cargo Ship Andromeda 4272
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
A Science Fiction version of an old campfire classic!
To Learn To Forget
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Short story by Prometheus Award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt Who owns an individual's memories? Is it better to execute a criminal or to erase his mind and give him a new personality? In a time when you can live forever, but not own your own past, the greatest skill to learn is how to forget.
Dead Man's Forge & Other Adventures
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Series: Aston West Triple Shots. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of three short stories featuring the adventures of space pirate Aston West; Included in this triple-shot are "Ever Dark", "Samaritan" and the feature story "Dead Man's Forge"
Dialogue: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A science fiction short story narrated via the dialogue of a divorced couple. Some time-travel may/may not have been involved in the plot (and/or the authoring) of this story. It's up to the reader to determine that.
Punktown: Shades of Grey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Necro Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of stories that give voice to the citizens of this futuristic urban hell. In its dangerously alluring streets, you will meet: extradimensional monsters, murderous aliens, vampiric mutants, coffee-loving robots, confused clones, and war vets looking for one last, bloody battle to fight. Welcome: you are now entering Punktown.
We Span The Night
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You set the price! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story by Prometheus Award Winning author Sarah A. Hoyt. In an Earth that humans abandoned, their left-behind artifacts become human. But how do they prove it when the humans return?
Maps of the Edge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This book contains 17 science fiction stories, all previously published in magazines such as Asimov's. In the opening story, "Erosion" (which featured in three Year's Best anthologies), a cyborg road-tests his new body before leaving Earth for the stars. The remaining tales range from post-apocalypse archaeology to galaxy-spanning bureaucracy, via wacky inventors and lovestruck corporations.
Mercuria, Rising
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Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
By day she was Linda Herman, mild mannered cashier at the Mobile Gas & Wash on Highway 25. By night she was Mercuria, shape-shifter extraordinaire - and this very night, Mercuria would face the greatest challenge of her career...