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After Dark - Chicago Fire
Series: After Dark. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Jeremy Patten discovers that he has a very unusual and unique skill. When Jeremy falls asleep he enters a world, a dream world where those around him are like him – asleep, but the stark difference is that Jeremy is conscious of the world he enters and unlike everyone else is able to bring realism to the dream world he has entered, enabling him to help solve mysteries.
A Mammoth Error
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,800. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Constructing a device capable of projecting a person through time remains intriguing to many. After all, if you know the future you can control the present. That would be a great power to wield. Yet to change even one small thing in the past could change the present – dramatically (The Butterfly Effect); the person or persons responsible for constructing the device might even cease to exist.
Lightburst: Love Like Gravity
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,090. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The Disruptions aren’t the only thing troubling 16-year-old Bex. A mysterious melody haunts her thoughts and tugs at her heart. Bizarre blue-violet coronas orbit the heads of her friends and family like miniature galaxies. Are the anomalies connected to her dead sister? Are they signs of an unravelling world? The answers reveal a connection between life and death that Bex never dreamed possible.
The Legacy Left Behind
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A time traveler has moved to the neighborhood. Having dealt with time travelers during the war in China, one parent is determined to find out what he’s here for, since he’s not learning any corporate secrets at the sandwich shop. A 900 word flash fiction
Lightburst: Displacement
Price: Free! Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After spending the last century off-planet in the Kuiper Belt, exo-miner Quatrain Dyer awakens from stasis to an agonizing toothache and an unnerving sense of displacement. Why is he in his hive’s old recspace? Why is all his gear still here? And why hasn’t the reintegration team from CAGE Dynamics met him? The answers Quatrain discovers will turn his reality inside-out...
Warts And All
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas and Jane are just two school kids coping a hard time from their so called friends! But as this unusual fiction story shows us, revenge can come in many forms and the end results can be somewhat unexpected, if not effective! When the gang get together to raid Thomas's father's fine scotch cabinet the night comes up with some very surprising results! Lives will change and love will be found
Just Dig
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: American English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two brothers, asteroid prospectors, are awoken when an asteroid lands somewhere along the boundary between their little plot, and the enormous plot owned by their neighbors. They drive out to see on whose plot the rock has fallen. As they do, they argue over whether they can depend on luck to end a long dry spell, or if they'll have to make their own luck to turn a profit
After Dark The Story Begins
Series: After Dark. Price: Free! Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jeremy Patten discovers that he has a very unusual and unique skill. At night when others fall asleep Jeremy is able to enter a world, a dream world. As those around him wander in their dreams Jeremy is conscious of the dark world he has entered. He is able to be both summoned and summon those he seeks out to bring realism to the dream world he has entered.
Psychic Knights Adventures (Crash Landing and Rat King)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Ferret Publishing Ltd. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Long before the Psychic Knights gained their enhanced powers they battled the TechPsychers to rescue the Naturals. Here are the accounts of just two of those events. Two short stories: Crash Landing Rat King
Choices of the Soul
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Today it's hard to define just what family is. In the future it's not going to get any easier.
M Issue 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,360. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The new issue of M, the horror and mystery magazine from Big Pulp! Now published three times a year! Each issue contains a mix of horror, macabre, crime & mystery fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Doing God’s Work" by Wayne Scheer "Psychic Karma" by Shannon Schuren "The Deep End" by Tim Deal "Mike (My Second Roommate)" by Adam Armour "A Burning Question" by Anna Sykora
Child of Words Issue 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published three times annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Skin Like Shining Armour" by Tom Conoboy "Affections Between Space" by James Boone Dryden "Mary Beth’s Prophecy" by Cathy C. Hall "Melancholy Dust" by Jason S. Ridler "Remedy Blue" by D.N. Drake "My Salieri
Child of Words Issue 4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Child of Words is the new SF&F magazine from Big Pulp. Published three times annually, each issue contains a mix of science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features: "Riding to Hounds" by Thomas Canfield "Finishers of Men" by Don Norum "O Holy Night" by Paul Lorello "Lavender and Chamomile" by LaShawn M. Wanak "Sharks With Thumbs" by David James Keaton
Big Pulp Annual 2016
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,060. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017 by Big Pulp. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Since 2008, Big Pulp has published great SF&F, Horror, and Mystery fiction and poems. Big Pulp Annual 2016 collects all the work published online during the year, including the full contents of M (horror & mystery) issue 3 and 4; Child of Words (SF&F) issue 3 and 4; and Thirst (romance) issue 2. Includes work from Jason Ridler, Michael Bracken, Keyan Bowes, Kristine Ong Muslim, and many more!
Outlaw Galaxy: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,600. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Outlaw Galaxy: Hunter's Truth and Other Tales. (Outlaw Galaxy 3, short story collection) Five short stories filled with the adventure and wonder of the Outlaw Galaxy universe. Short story collection, about 18,500 words or 53 pages, reading time: one hour. From Bill Smith, author of Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels and Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Second Edition.
The Collapse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The collapse changed the world almost overnight. Our technologically advanced society has fallen apart and computer technician Dan is now picking up the pieces, literally. This is the story of what Dan must do to survive after the collapse.
The Waters of Space
Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a first contact story that asked the question, "Just what would it take to get humanity to think way outside the box?"
Bota and the Swarm
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two years after crash-landing on the planet Mega, the colonists from Earth struggle to expand their base. When paleontologist Benjamin Bota searches for ground water, far from the main colony, he finds himself stranded and defenseless during the annual outbreak of the most dangerous creatures on the planet.
Sobre o mundo do amanhã
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: Portuguese. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Este pequeno livro é o resultado de uma experiência pedagógica realizada na disciplina Novas Tecnologias em Comunicação e Informação do curso de Jornalismo da Universidade Estadual de Londrina (UEL).
Rien ne va plus
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales. Price: Free! Words: 7,030. Language: French. Published: January 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Le monde des courses de chevaux a toujours été très opaque, mais la mort d'un vieux jockey à la retraite entraîne Roland, retraité du SPES, et ses collègues encore actifs dans une enquête sur ce monde secret où trop de personnes semblent se réjouir de la disparation du vieux cavalier. Vers quels horizons lointains les mènera cette nouvelle enquête ?

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