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Apex Magazine Issue 98
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,420. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2017 by Apex Book Company. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This month we feature fiction by Eric Schwitzgebel, Rich Larson, Kai Ashante Wilson, and Daniel I. Russell. Nonfiction, interviews, and more.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2017)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,780. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrating our 9th year in publication! Each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly is compiled to bring readers an eclectic and entertaining collection of works from both new and established voices in the speculative fiction genres.
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,860. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2017 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Phantom limb surgery, dimensional windows, and sentient androids. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader there is also fiction from Rhonda Eikamp, Darrell Z. Grizzle, and Joachim Heijndermans.
The Officer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Being an officer means balancing many conflicting demands. Making the wrong decision can have serious consequences. It takes a special kind of person to cope with the responsibility. The Officer is an anthology of eleven science fiction short stories by writers from across the globe. It is part of the Newcomer series of scifi anthologies.
Message From Tomorrow and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the spirit of classic science fiction and fantasy. Enjoy stories of time travel, alien invasion, alien abduction, military, action adventure and universal annihilation. Get a sampling of this author's writing and see if you don't want more.
The Breakout Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,470. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone is told that the 'Breakout Ship' was an unoccupied alien spaceship found abandoned and drifting near Pluto. Not true. The creatures on board would have given us all the technology they had, if we had asked. We killed them! The stolen technology allowed mankind to 'Breakout' of the solar system and once we were into the galaxy we found nothing but empty dead worlds and many unseen dangers.
Aurealis #101
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,730. Language: Australian English. Published: June 13, 2017 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis features Allan Chen’s taut ‘A Cold Heart’ which depicts a brutal order of monster killers who are more hired assassins than mythic heroes, Adam J Limbert’s unsettling ‘Carbon Copy’ which taps into classic SF themes of doppelgÓ“ngers, manufactured memories and identity theft, and Raluca Balasa’s intriguing ‘Perfect Assassin’ which puts a literal spin on the idea of love being dangerous.
Psychic Knights Adventures (Anthology One)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,030. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2017 by Ferret Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of ten short stories telling of the heroic missions the Psychic Knights engaged in to save the Naturals from the TechPsychers before they gained their enhanced psychic abilities.
The Book Smugglers' Quarterly Almanac: Volume 4
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,010. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A quarterly collection of awesome, selected and edited by The Book Smugglers. Collecting original short fiction, essays, reviews, and reprints from diverse and powerful voices in speculative fiction, THE BOOK SMUGGLERS’ QUARTERLY ALMANAC is essential for any SFF fan.
Old Hunters on the New Wild
Price: Free! Words: 31,650. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Wyatt Holmes, the great human hunter revered by the clones, embarks on his final expedition. Sickness eats his bones and crowds his lungs. Yet Wyatt still marches deep into the new wild. For he alone owns the will to kill what the hungry clone stomachs require, and Wyatt fears what may befall the original world if no other man or woman shoulders the last responsibility reserved for humankind.
Unusual 1st Contact Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,890. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I've read many 1st contact stories. These three short stories put a twist on 1st contact that I've never seen. Enjoy!
An Archdruid's Tales: Fiction From The Archdruid Report
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,530. Language: American English. Published: May 27, 2017 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At last, collected in a single volume, the short stories and narrative fictions that appeared during the eleven year run of 'The Archdruid Report,' author John Michael Greer’s weekly peak oil blog.
Rocket’s Red Glare
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,310. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The stories in Rocket's Red Glare exemplify the adventure, courage, and sense of discovery so vital to the American spirit. Whether daring to cross interstellar space or battling alien conquerors when they come right to our own backyard, the characters in these tales never give up, never stop fighting for their country, their lives, their honor. Packed with space opera excitement!
Mars Encounter: Prequel Stories
Price: Free! Words: 26,100. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if mankind could travel to Mars? Would you want to go? What would life be like for those left behind? What would you want to know? What if mankind was already on Mars? What if you had no choice but to join them? What it your loved ones suddenly disappeared? What if your government didn't want you to know about It? Mars Encounter is that story
Galaxia Errante
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,750. Language: Spanish. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
'Galaxia errante' es una selección de relatos de ciencia ficción, fantasía y terror que ofrecen una reflexión sobre el mundo actual desde la distancia crítica, y hasta irónica, que tales géneros hacen posible.
Colliding Galaxies
Price: Free! Words: 119,210. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When galaxies collide, nothing happens for a long time. That’s because galaxies are mostly empty space. Yet when galaxies collide, strange, violent things do occur, given time. Dust clouds collapse. Matter is compressed. Before you know it, things ignite. A star lights. Words are like that too… aquadapts, atomgrabbers, archeologists, Colliding Galaxies has something for everyone.
Project Moonbase
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,710. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Moon Has Always Been a Mystery… But what if, after the first man left his print there, it became something more. What if the Moon became home? PROJECT MOONBASE is a collection of pulpy tales all taking place in settlements, villages, and outposts on Earth’s Moon. This volume takes readers from their everyday sidewalks and busy streets and rockets them to the moon!
An Atlas to Time, Space, and Bonfires
Price: Free! Words: 119,520. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Starships, aliens, time travel, talking animals, far away worlds, space elevators, and more. This collection of original sci-fi stories comes to you from a group of authors brought together by their love of science fiction and their desire to share their worlds with you and all of the sci-fi fandom!
To the Stars and Back Again
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,380. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Six stories set in other worlds and our own. Six stories of coming of age, the struggle to survive and helping others. Six stories containing the aliens out there and the ones inside us. Includes: Soul Harvest, Ice Dragons, The Murky Depths, Vitamins, P.U.R.R., and Breath of Life Intelligent and thought-provoking tales that make your rethink the nature of humanity.
Lagoon (Gunship X)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,420. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Gunship series has spawned several best-selling books, and the saga continues with Lagoon. Nathan is looking to return to the life of adventure he once knew. Leaving his factory job behind, Nathan signs on with the Lagoon and its legendary captain, Lara Christopherson. Soon enough, this brand new crew of misfits begin one epic thrill ride.