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Mutant
Price: Free! Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story. The last link between the isolated marine research station and the mainland had been broken For two years the Sun had been pouring out increased radiation on every spectral band. The solar wind was now a hurricane, a sleet of atomic particles intense enough to mangle genes.
The Misshapen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
At the beginning of the end of time, she was there... One of acclaimed author Nicholas Ponticello's earliest works, The Misshapen originally appeared online in 2006, one of two short stories describing the dark relationship between humans and the world they've created. Nearly a decade later—and for the first time in e-book format—this revised edition offers readers a rare glimpse into the future.
Space Rebels (Gunship VI)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,530. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Every space smuggler has a story. Dalton James has become a legend among science fiction readers and even spawned a #1 best-seller (The Fleet). Now, in Gunship's final installment, he'll ride off into the sunset during his most incredible adventure yet. Space Rebels is a thrill ride from beginning to end, featuring a brand new race of characters, betrayal and, of course, whiskey bottles aplenty.
Solved Puzzles
Price: Free! Words: 3,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life itself is a puzzle, but that’s not what puzzles us most. The four stories present how life puzzles are solved whether by humans or Gods. Enjoy!
The Legend of the Crystal Dragon
Series: Scifi Short Stories by Bill Parker. Price: Free! Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the story of a legendary starship. It was made out to be a pirate vessel, but was it really? Memories of the truth had faded over time and the people of Benara-3 had forgotten the truth. But the Jatarians did not forget ...
Life As We Know It
Price: Free! Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When NASA detects a strange object on the dark side of Pluto, a group of astronauts are sent to investigate.
Life 2.147
Series: Scifi Short Stories by Bill Parker. Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Life has an energy all its own. It thrives where no one would ever believe. It clings to the smallest toehold. It flourishes given any chance at all. Jane Markett was an up-and-coming exo-archeologist.. She was not about to let a bunch of stodgy, slow colleagues slow down her search for Zat-Mat-Kut, an ancient alien religious site. What happened, though, was not what anybody expected.
To Hide in Plain Sight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Elizabeth Sinclair, working on the fringes of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is called in to find a thief. Her unusual set of skills means she is particularly suited to this task, but she is not the only one able to hide in plain sight, and the museum of the University of Toronto has many secrets and dangers within its walls. Tales from the Archives are short stories.
Tangi a te Ruru / The Cry of the Morepork
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Aroha Murphy investigates a series of strange deaths in the wilds of New Zealand in 1873 which have all taken place on one night. Are they suicides or murders? Aroha with her Maori and Italian ancestry, sits awkwardly between two cultures, but the answer is tangled with her own complicated past. heritage of Aotearoa itself. Tales from the Archives are short stories.
Two Idiots From Earth: A Classic Science Fiction Short Story
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,120. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, finds two supposed spies at a bar and suspects they are Terran agents. They are pretty ‘dense’ and after grilling them for a period of time, he follows up on a couple of tips they give him and their supposedly real reason for being on the planet. However, things change suddenly for the official and his planet as the situation heats up.
Betwixt Issue 10
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 10 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 10 was guest edited by Julia Gilstein and Lisa Usani Phillips and includes original fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Kamins, Seth Marlin, Loretta McCormick, and Asia Nichols.
'Skipper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story, about 5000 words. N.T. is in trouble. Her ship has crashlanded. Her captain is gravely injured. When a group of native aliens kidnap one of her two remaining crewmates, it's up to her and Danielle to figure out how to rescue him and keep the captain safe at the same time, with only a single antique weapon between them. On top of that, the aliens are not quite what they seem...
In Dreams, Awake
Price: Free! Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would happen if the end of the world came...and everyone slept right through it? A speculative fiction short story that is all too plausible--a killing plague that leaves no marks...
Best of Apex Magazine: Volume 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,760. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This anthologies features some of the best original short fiction we've published in Apex Magazine. The content include our numerous award-nominated works, our readers' Story of the Year selections, and personal favorites chosen by Apex Magazine editor-in-chief Jason Sizemore and managing editor Lesley Conner.
Elementals Episode 1: Anomaly
Series: Elementals Season One. Price: Free! Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Löthia is at peace–after a millennium of genetic tinkering there has been no anomalous incident in the last 300 years. The Löthians' power over the elements has been obliterated. The Elemental Wars that have plagued Löthian civilization from the beginning of time is now distant history. But how long will this peace last? And how far will the GROUST go to keep Löthia from falling apart again?
To nie miała być dynia
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: Polish. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Kilka słów o przyszłości dyń, zakupów i randek - w czasach, kiedy życie będzie wygodniejsze, ciekawsze i generalnie lepsze.
Eyes in the Sky
Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
An alternative history where the Space Age never happened and less conventional types of espionage and surveillance are being employed...
Weather Modification Sucks: A Classic Science Fiction Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A man with a restaurant on top of a hill worries about what will happen when local officials try to control the weather. He finds out much sooner than expected.
Fifty Flashes of Fiction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,970. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fifty Flashes of Fiction contains fifty flash fiction stories, all of which are a thousand words or less. These stories are a short read during your commute to work or while you are taking a lunch break/smoke break. From the semi-romantic “A Love like Ours” to the Sci-Fi themed “Forever is Expensive”, this book contains a tad bit of everything for everybody.
One Thousand Eyes
Series: Mouse and Snake. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Creating a monster was easy when you were surrounded by them. Kelby's robots weren't monsters until now. But his lovers Braxton and Dawson had played Kelby like a fool until they abandoned him for each other. Now Kelby had to figure out how to go on with his life now that his lovers had torn his heart out. And he had to decide what to do with the monster lurking in his lab.