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Shifting Sands
By Linda Jordan
Series: Paradiso Stories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lillian has never had a break in her life and now she’s been nabbed for buying and selling native artifacts on Paradiso. This time there’s no running away. Science Fiction short story.
Station OSCX-9
By Marcelle Dube
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,340. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the edge of explored space, Orbital Station CX-9 usually swarms with construction workers and bright lights. But when the shuttle Persephone arrives with Stokes and the relief crew, they find the station eerily empty and echoing with the strains of an ancient Earth opera. Can Stokes determine what happened before the Persephone suffers the same fate? INCLUDES A BONUS SHORT STORY: JHYOTI.
Urknod Army: The Soldier's Manual
By Steve Palmer
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Genuine copy of the soldiers manual, as issued to raw Urknod recruits. Details their bleak remit, the standards they are held to, and gives an overview of their equipment and tactics. This is the latest edition of the manual and contains an important update on Umperial policy regarding anti-planetary weaponry.
The Duel
By Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
A duel to the death! Pistols at dawn, honour to be satisfied. Only one man can come out of this unscathed. He'll make sure he's the right one, he's got an unfair advantage.
Manjac and the Nosebleed Section
By Shane Griffin
Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a working world where safety is paramount exactly how far will companies go to keep us safe.
Terminator; Reborn
By Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: British English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In the human resistance against the machines his name is legend. Almost nothing is harder to kill than a legend. Except.......
How Johnny Cash Saved my Life--300 Years After He Died
By Abigail Isaac
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first time I heard Johnny Cash I sat in prison waiting hopefully--desperately--for someone to post my bail. And that one night saved my life.
The Houdini Files
By J Z Morrison Press
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skye wants to disappear, just the way Houdini did. But when she meets the station's handsome Waste Technician, she begins to change her mind.
Shadow Hunter
By Rhea Rose
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An old hunter seeks redemption aboard the space station Habitat. After years of providing collectors with trophy alien species, he attempts to recover a hunting prize he wishes he never won.
Overgrown
By Stoney M. Setzer
Series: Zero Hour. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,910. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An experiment involving a super plant fertilizer goes haywire, causing plants to mutate to monstrous proportions. A brother and sister must try to save their home--and everything else--from destruction.
Jhyoti: Planetside
By Marcelle Dube
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Specialist Jhyoti sen Chandar, exoanthropologist on the Alliance ship Solar Wind, thought she had left behind the harsh caste system of her home planet. Unfortunately, it followed her aboard in the person of Engineer Parma sen Harpar: young, hostile and with a secret that will endanger both women. Includes a bonus short story: STATION OSCX-9.
Find Me (A Murder Ghost Story)
By Frank Arcilesi
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a novelette (12,900 words) Sergeant Bob Crenshaw sees an apparition that sends him on a mission to investigate a murder he’s not even sure has occurred. A plea from an apparition to find her sends him into unchartered territory for him. The spirit of a dead girl briefly appears to him and he can't rest until she does. He asks a psychic for help but that may not be enough.
El Rendar
By Federico G. Rudolph
Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: Spanish. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once cortos de ficción. Historias cortas de otros tiempos (pasados y futuros) que se entremezclan con nuestra propia realidad.
Visitor from Reality
By Eero Tarik
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Imagine...one day the sky opens up and a face appears. Imagine... the end is nigh and you cant do anything about it. Imagine... what happens when the visitor from reality calls.
Singularity, California: Not If, When
By Cassandra Poe
You set the price! Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the city of Singularity, California, humans co-exist with advanced machines called "helots". When human terrorists attack a party celebrating the unveiling of the newest helot prototype, Chief Security Officer Shell and reporter Angel Martinez must try to survive the night and discover the reasons behind the attack. This is a "pilot episode" for the series; events are not canon to the main line
The Collector
By James Mascia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Children are constantly complaining about the monster in the closet. As parents, we just shake it off as childhood fantasy. But what if the monsters are real? What if they want something from our children? Jerry is a Collector, and each night he is sent into bedrooms to gather specimens to study so that experts can either fix his world, or help them find a new one.
Even Heroes Have the Right to Bleed
By James Mascia
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone looks up to heroes. No matter what they do, they are put up onto a pedestal for all to worship. But what happens when a hero's life is struck with great tragedy? Are heroes allowed to mourn, to sink into depression? For Powerman, this is his reality. A reality that he cannot break away from. It leaves him wondering, "Who can come and save a hero?"
The Judgement Conundrum
By Lacerant Plainer
Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lacerant Plainer’s new short story is set in the near future, and with its fast-paced action, dystopian world and warring humans and aliens it ticks all the boxes for a near-perfect first contact tale.
Origin of Species
By Boris Guzo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Prompted by a series of emails, a reporter begins to uncover the story of Isaac Feyer, a missionary from the nineteenth century. Aided by a chapter in Feyer’s journals, and a two century old letter written by him, the reporter finds himself in an unconventional part of history. A short story.
Vala Staffwielder
By Michael Angel
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A rustling came from the bracken near me. If I hesitated, I would fail my test. I would disgrace my family. That was not the way of a Lupine. I drew my knife. Two feet of serrated steel slid silently from its leather sheath. My ears flattened. From the shadows crept the ebony-furred, low-slung shape of the panthorr. Fearsome eyes gleamed in the dark. My test.