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Jet Black and the Cosmic Rain #5
Series: The Adventures of Jet Black and his Starship Crew. Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As if landing on a planet bathed in deadly cosmic radiation wasn’t enough, someone's out to kill Jet and the crew; and they want to do it in the most cruel and unusual way they can.
Alex Returns
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young boy named Alex and his robotic dragon, Steam Snout, find an ancient treasure map that leads them to a treasure deep in the Wastelands. A no man's land filled with dark jungles, strange creatures, and dangerous outlaws. This is not Alex's first adventure in the Wasteland but it might be his last!
Aurealis #61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Restless' by Sophie Masson, and 'Kernel' by Sean Monaghan. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Your monthly fix of all that is good in speculative fiction.
Earthborn - Leilon
Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Within an undisclosed location, at an undisclosed time, a new life is born. This life is not of the kind we know but something new. Opening eyes to a world of which it knows nothing, it seeks answers to the many questions that come with existence itself. Just what is Leilon? Why was she created? What does reality have in store for her?
Time Travel Trio
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three Time Travel Short Stories by Sam Knight. Visit Luna Base, where the Ghosts of Time roam through the corridors. When the inventor of time travel sends himself a note back through time, he knows he will be Just in Time for a Celebration. Steam punk era adventure follows an unlikely trio as they use their time machine to stay On the Heels of Spring Heeled Jack.
366 Squared Volume 5: May
Series: 366 Squared. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For the merry, merry month of May, a collection of 31 short stories to wipe that spring-is-here smirk right off your face. As usual, a blend of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and the occasional mini-essay. As always, each story told in exactly 366 words.
A Pair of Shorts
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
As the title suggests, 'A Pair of Shorts' contains two short stories. One in the Science Fiction genre. The other might best be described as Fantasy. Both are amusing and entertaining and have a sting in the tail.
Sojourns Through Troubled Worlds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Malevolent, metal-scavenging microdrones ("Paston, Kentucky"). A collector's car with a mind of its own, off for a drive through a nuclear holocaust (the two-time award-nominated "Best in Class"). These and other stories await the reader in Jonathan C. Gillespie's debut short fiction collection, Sojourns Through Troubled Worlds, which brings together five tales from the author's history.
Plague Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the crew of the tramp freighter and sometime pirate ship Kangaroo accidentally brings the Martian Flu back on board, temporary captain Seattle Kelly orders a raid upon Callisto Colony for medical supplies. Her younger brother Vancouver disagrees with her decision, and must forge a dangerous alliance with the one crewman who might possibly save all their lives...or shoot him in the back.
The Man Who Stole History - A Time Travel Alternate History Short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Orphaned by the Temporal Corp’s indifference, Cahill turned to a life of crime. Using the secret files of his father—an investigative historian—he convinced a powerful criminal to steal a treasure lost to history. When he got there, things were not as they seemed. He had the chance to right a terrible wrong. Was he willing to risk his own past to commit the grandest larceny in history?
War Fish - A Military Science Fiction Short
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
People thought war would end once mankind made it into space. Idiots. Once the fighting started, subspace ships took the brunt, sinking ships from hiding. Deadly dangerous work. When the USS Flasher surprised an enemy task force, Ray Honeycutt knew they might die, but they could strike a blow to end the war, if they sank that carrier. If they were smart and lucky. Could they do it and live?
Speed Glacier
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Speed Glacier is a farce of ecoterrorism and the human urge to belong. It brings together a very unlikely and slightly misnamed weapon with a group of individuals that seem just as unlikely... unless you've been paying attention to popular culture and/or the news. Speed Glacier is a novelette of about 12,000 words.
The Adventure of Masie's Mind
Series: Team Girl, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 15,430. Language: American English. Published: June 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Eile and Sunny are two adventurous young girls who share a house in Denver. However, unbeknownst to them they have a secret roommate, and she finally decides to reveal herself. This is a short story.
The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The things you run into in space… Fresh from the University, Sheila Wulf thinks she's made her mark when she discovers an alien species, but her fifteen minutes of xenopological fame seems to be wasted on a tribe of uncooperative crabs. Could anything be worse? Try working for her. "The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions" is available in the collection "Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
Solar Stupid: 3 little tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by M. L. Buchman. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
3 little tales of Other-Worldly Love (also in audio): Solar Stupid -when the sun fries a woman's brains in such a fine way / The Interview -when it is worth surviving the interview to land the job / Little Songs from the Heart -when a world sings its song of love
Grounded Berg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,340. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mostly the residents of the island tolerate Polly's presence. As an off-worlder she's never going to be quite accepted, and the pilot Abigail is her worst antagonist. Being stuck in an aircraft with her is not Polly's idea of a good time.
The Cause
Price: Free! Words: 2,670. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Perhaps he was slashing his way through the grey uniforms. Well, that was his job after all. Only it wasn’t his job. She faltered in her smooth, cat stride. His job had been to protect her father’s interests. Did honour call for her to return and fight beside him? She was confused and she had always been taught that confusion was death. A short story about honour and love.
Of Hunters and the Color Blue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Of Hunters and the Color Blue is the first short story to be found in The Loft Anthology. It is also available as a stand-alone short story. A letter reveals the writer’s love for her daughter, and her reasons for leaving the child behind. It is a tale of flight and rescue, the birth of an AI, and reveals a weakness that plagues the deadly enemy on her trail.
The Lake
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story about a man and his experience with a different kind of fountain of youth.
Bug House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
No one can predict how much of your mind comes back after a delirium bomb attack. How much memory, how much sanity. All Wren can do is lie in bed and hope. But there's something strange in the hospital, creeping around the edge of her unreliable senses. With the help of a mysterious janitor, Wren has to face giant insects and the treachery of her own mind.