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Towards Sunset (third edition)
Price: Free! Words: 102,040. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of 30 stories, varying in length, on a wide variety of subjects, mostly with a gently humorous tone.
Gravity Well
Price: Free! Words: 4,840. Language: American English. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this short science fiction story, doing the right thing is harder than doing things right.
Wersja Oficjalna
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,630. Language: Polish. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zbiór jedenastu opowiadań z pogranicza science-fiction i wymyślonej nierzeczywistości, miejscami z domieszką groteski. Formuła science-fiction służy do ukazania problemów dręczących człowieka współczesnego, samotnego, wykorzenionego, zagubionego w społeczeństwie i świecie kontrolowanym przez niejawny system wykorzystujący nie do końca zrozumiałe metody kontroli i manipulacji.
Toreador - Projet Bradbury, #19
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 19. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: French. Published: December 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cristo est un gladiateur d'un genre un peu particulier : il combat des robots d'abord destinés à la casse, puis réparés pour être transformés en machines de guerre. Cristo est une légende parmi les champions de la Ligue : dans ses veines coule le sang de ses ancêtres, qui ont eux aussi bravé leur peur pour fouler le sable de l'arène, des siècles plus tôt. De là est né son surnom : le Toreador.
The One Minute Manager King
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This is a short story which teaches management lessons. The story has dragon, talking animals and magic. The prime readers of the story are children.
The Sanctuary Of Slumber
Price: Free! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is not a happy tale. Be forewarned, if you want a happy ending, do not read; if you are looking for a feel-good story, pass this one up; if you seek a heart warming tale, move along move along, there is nothing here for you to see. This is a tale of woe, unadulterated, unwavering anguish. Enter at your own risk and do not forget gentle reader; you have been warned.
Le Trou De Babel
Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: French. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. Dans ce deuxième épisode, le funambule, en proie aux discours parsemés d'éclairs d'un vieux grec antique, apprend que la base de la communication n'est qu'un vide à combler.
Canto 1: Exposition
Series: Still Light, I: Collected 1-6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,880. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the beginning. Still Light is a tale that spans centuries, beginning in 2020 and ending in 2507. This volume covers the first thirty years, as transhumanity becomes dominant, the first AI are born, and the first posthuman is created. It is the story of Mia, Feng, and Zhukov, the developer, genius, and soldier, as they rise through the ranks of Abraxas, the hidden rulers of the world.
It Happened One Wednesday
Price: Free! Words: 1,560. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For your consideration, an ordinary girl on a hot, summer's day. But watch out for the door she's about to enter, for it leads straight to the past... which is, indeed, another country.
Alone
Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the blink of an eye, all human life disappeared, except for myself. A short story.
Defensive Position
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Adelle Finde is working on the best alien archaeological site ever. She doesn't need the distraction of a needy ex-boyfriend messaging her constantly. Then she finds out Rob's on his way. And the site is revealing dangerous details that means everyone needs to keep clear. Even Rob.
Traditional Proposal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Gail knows Danny's going to propose. She's not sure. With the death of her parents and a scholarship opportunity, she feels more like escaping. For a time anyway. The last thing she expects if for him to escape with her. Into orbit. A Redcord Macro-Nano-Engine story by Sean Monaghan, author of Xuento.
Le Cultivateur De La Pauvreté
Series: Le Funambule Acoustique, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 750. Language: French. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Au fil de ses rencontres, nous accompagnons le Funambule Acoustique dans une odyssée sonochronique, franchissant les galaxies au son des sornettes. Premier épisode de la série, dans lequel le funambule découvre que les idées noires peuvent apprivoiser les épouvantails et que l'humour fait la force.
Wake Vortex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As captain of a Barris space ship, the last thing Sally King expects is a man overboard emergency. But when some zealous researchers stuff a man in a suit out through a hatch, the whole ship might be compromised. Sally's going to have to push the Blue Needle to the very limits and pray it works out. A Barris space story from the author of The Wreck of the Emerald Sky.
Menagerie
Price: Free! Words: 15,100. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Menagerie is the newest pet craze from the Acme Corporation. The robotic animals genetically bind to their owners. Only three easy steps to link: 1) Put a drop of fluid (saliva or blood) in its mouth 2) Wait for 24 hours 3) Tell your dreams and fears to your forever friend. By the way, genetic binding is an imperfect science. 15,000 words, give or take a character or two.
A Chat with Death
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
*Short story* In the final stages of cancer, 31 year old Julie decides to visit the beach for the last time; little does she know that someone would be there waiting for her---waiting to escort her to the other side.
Greed
Price: Free! Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The story of one man's greed, a random accident, and the consequences
Apex Magazine - Issue 55
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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 the first Tuesday of every month.
Apex Magazine - Issue 54
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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 the first Tuesday of every month.
Argosy Volume 1: Fantastic Frontiers
Series: Argosy, Vol. 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Argosy is a revival of the classic pulp format for the digital age, publishing low-cost, quality pulp fiction in ebook format. Volume 1: Fantastic Frontiers contains fantastic yarns from the frontiers of humanity, whether they be the old American West, the colonies of Mars, asteroid mines on Saturn's belt or worlds beyond our solar system.