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Apex Magazine Issue 70
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month. Edited by Hugo Award-nominated editor Jason Sizemore.
The Sleeper Wakes to a New Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life barely seems worth living to Todd, he seeks long term suspended animation as an elaborate suicide. Never expecting to wake up again, he instead emerges into a new world. Worse yet, he learns that his old body's gone - his mind only salvaged by being transplanted into a fellow cryonics patient named Eliza. He struggles to come to terms with a new world and a new life as a woman.
Empty Plastic Father
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
A short story, about 3900 words. Danny is a young man who doesn't see eye to eye with his father. When dad won't help Danny realize his college dreams, he does what any reasonable person would do: he cuts his dad out of his life and buys a new one.
Strange Worlds Stories: Volume 1
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 52,230. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This book contains eight works of short fiction. All are filled with humor and satire. Six of the stories are reprints and two are new. The stories lampoon first contact incidents, vigilantes. Shakespeare, Lord of the Rings and other subjects popular with fantasy and scifi writers.
Flipspace: Astraeus Event Missions 10-12
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,150. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Surpassing the speed of light remained elusive in 2175. However, the trick was to hold still to swap out spatial locations. For Colonel Sumitra Ramachandra, Major Lamarr Fitch, Captain Malcolm O’Connell and the rest of the ISS Mockingbird’s crew jumping between solar systems is just the start of their wondrous, sometimes zany and often perilous missions.
Apex Magazine Issue 73
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
Interzone #259 Jul - Aug 2015
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
High summer, low price. Much cheaper than usual, the July-August issue of Interzone contains cutting edge science fiction by E. Catherine Tobler, Chris Butler, Sara Saab, Richard W. Strachan, Rich Larson, plus the 2015 James White Award winning story ‘Midnight Funk Association’ by Mack Leonard.
Confessions of a Shapeshifter
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Being able to be anything does not mean you are anything. A shapeshifter has a crisis of love and identity.
Apex Magazine Issue 72
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,250. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
One For All
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Jewel wakes up one morning she discovers something about her has changed. It’s not puberty it’s something else. She soon discovers her best friends are also changing. A tale of teenagers taking their first steps into a larger world, a world desperate for heroes. These three girls may have the answers and they are all for one and one for all.
Nightlight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nine-year-old Kayla suffers from horrible dreams, along with the nagging fear that monsters will come for her in the night. Employees of the Stafford Sleep Clinic think they know better, until an astonished technician discovers that beyond all of the machines, wires, and monitors he trusts so completely, the little girl's fears may not be imaginary after all.
The Acts of 1 - A Collection of Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,820. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are times when a person’s life changes forever on one decision or action. Whether the choice is on impulse or well thought out, innocuous or major, these seven short stories of the paranormal and science fiction explores the actions and consequences of those decisions. The stories are: The Prayer, A Wish For Sarah, Waiting Room, The Note, A Flash In Time, The Librarian, and The Immortals.
The Glass House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Coalition of Outlying Worlds has been smashed to pieces in a war that never made sense, and the World Union reigns supreme from their seat of power on Earth. The Union will brook no criticism, but men like Stian are driven, beholden by something deep inside themselves to fight for a memory, for a time when people were free to do as they pleased. And he's far from the only one...
Masters of Time: A Science Fiction And Fantasy Time Travel Anthology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,480. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015 by Creative Alchemy, Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey... From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, these imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of six unique visions of time travel. Includes stories by USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors.
Piece of Mind
Price: Free! Words: 5,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An experiment is taken to the extreme when lab partner, Mark Knight becomes part of the experiment as an unwilling and unknowing participant. His partner does the unthinkable and removes his brain in order to conduct their theories further. Mark has no option but to agree to Tony's unspeakable requests in order to survive. Where does he go from here?
He's You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,880. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Stanley survives a coma, only to come home and find a little boy standing in his living room. This is no ordinary boy; He's the same height. Has the same hair color. And the same face! As much as Mom and Dad would like to think this arrangement will work out, truth is, some people actually appreciate their identities.
The Humanity of Helson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A sole survivor of a horrific crash is left to fend for himself in the last days of a pre-apocalyptic world war.
Malfunction: The Awakening of Mila
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mila is programmed with new memories and thought patterns that will enable her to be a wife and willing companion. But problems occur when Mila memories slowly return.
Two Sides Of Two Different Coins
Price: Free! Words: 1,940. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"When we first met, I couldn’t help but think we were two sides of two different coins. We both had a fake side to us. A façade we put up to fit in. We each had our secrets. A side we kept from each other. Except I knew his darkest secret from the very beginning. I knew it from the first time we met." A flash fiction about a mind reader and a time traveller.
A Bright Future
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,420. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a time when the government controls everything, Becca makes a mistake bringing attention to herself. With the Special Police ready to scoop Becca up, Angela, her mother, helps her escape in the night. A frightening and difficult journey away from their way of life, Becca and Angela trust Cam to whisk them away to a new future but will they be safe?