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Frost Fire Worlds August 2014
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
Mouse and Snake
Series: Short Story Collections, Book 7 ยท Mouse and Snake, Collection #1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What happens after life as we know it ends? Life goes on. In a world where global warming has raised the seas two hundred and fifty feet life is very different but some things remain the same: friendship, family, love, hope and the inevitability of greed overshadowing joy. Meyari McFarland presents five exciting tales in the Mouse and Snake cyberpunk universe, now available in a collected edition.
The Platinum Hall Debacle: Time's Tempest Lost Chapter 3
Series: Time's Tempest: The Lost Chapters. Price: Free! Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Contractor with the CTF demands a certain level of professionalism and respect. Taya’s newest employer doesn’t see a Contractor standing before him - he sees what he wants to: a little girl who isn’t worth his time. With a tight deadline for erecting the outdoor concert stage, Taya challenges a growing prejudice as she risks her life and her livelihood.
Boone's Journey
Price: Free! Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014 by Kirstin Pulioff. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the outliers of the Turinth Galaxy, Talia Boone embarks on a tedious, mindless mission to repair outpost communication buoys. Talia likes her solo expeditions - no micromanagement, no small talk, and no one to share her hidden stash of vodka. But when the mission goes awry and her cruiser malfunctions, isolation can have deadly consequences.
Punchcards from Atlantis
Price: Free! Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A mission to Bermuda goes terribly wrong and Sgt. McGraw finds himself with only one person left in his team: the stuffy anthropologist unsuited for fieldwork. Can they complete their mission before the greenskins get to them? Based upon the tongue-in-cheek 1950's themed boardgame (Mars vs Earth), this *short story* follows "Duke" McGraw & Dr. Bonnie Hill at the tail-end of their doomed mission.
Tides of Possibility
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,790. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Featuring more than two dozen pieces, "Tides of Possibility" is a proudly independent anthology presenting some of the most distinct rising voices in the genre. A new generation of science fiction is beginning, and the Houston Writers Guild has brought their words to print. The first in a series of anthologies from the Guild, it was produced using funds faithfully pledges by local readers.
Os cavalos eléctricos de Pingling
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A partir do momento em que uma mentira é dita passa a ser verdade. As palavras não são minhas, são de um careca arrogante. Proferiu-as uma semana depois de regressar de Pingling, antes de começar a contar-me uma história, a sua história, a mesma história que irei agora contar-vos. Existência e causalidade são temas presentes neste conto.
P.U.R.R. - Protectors United for Residential Requisition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Francis needs to fulfill his mission. For the good of his kind. How can he get the backwards human to trust him? The survival of his kind hangs in the balance. A fun, irreverent story with charming characters.
Racers of the Night
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,090. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Racing at the Speed of Night . . . twelve terrific science fiction stories from award-winner Brad R. Torgersen
The Abducted
Series: The Adventures of Gabriel Celtic. Price: Free! Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Based on actual events...maybe... It was just a party. There were six of them, three guys and three girls enjoying the cool fall evening. Good friends, they had been drawn together in high school like pieces of steel to a magnet. Considered nerds by many in their school, something in the sky that night changed their lives forever
Tres Voces
Price: Free! Words: 540. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A trip to the movies is usually a nice break from reality. But it all depends on who you go with. Running behind while waiting on someone primping in the mirror, or speeding through traffic just to make the previews doesn't make things easier on anyone. A snide remark or a full-on argument is almost guaranteed to ensue, and bring life to a show before the show.
Echoes and Memories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
A man studying the messages from the first discovered alien artifact. A newly colonized world cut off from the rest of human civilization. One of the last humans contemplates loneliness at the end of the universe. All these stories and more await in this collection of speculative fiction by Tristan Gregory.
Children of the Artificial Womb: A Cyberpunk Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hector, a member of the Plasmid street gang and product of the artificial womb, is not doing well. His girlfriend is pregnant, his best friend is a murderous, technological genius and his gang boss is a violent bully. But when a once in a lifetime opportunity comes his way, Hector will have to choose between safety and freedom, in the dangerous world of gang warfare.
Nexus: Octopied
Series: The Sontem Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Octopied is a short story of approximately 5,500 words, set between Nexus and Nexus 2: Sins of the Past.
Flight of the Maita Book twenty two: The T-K Casebook
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,610. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven cases from the casebook of the T-K Detective Agency. Tab and Kit learn to work together. Everything from murder to intrigue to theft.
Alien Influences: The Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,230. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Years ago, John paid for horrible crimes based on alien ritual he committed as a child. Now, alienated from his fellow humans, he works as a bounty hunter. But his latest job takes him a little too close to the past he tries to forget. And this time, he might not escape with his life. This story appears in slightly different form in the novel, Alien Influences.
Don't Press the Red X
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by Renaissance Redneck Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bill is fresh out of college on the first day of his new job. He wants to make a good impression on his new bosses and express his true genius. Unfortunately, his first day does not go as planned.
Sarah and Hagar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,790. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This story is a tale of caution based on the Old Testament and modern genomics about the possibility and horror of a Genecaust.
Casserole Diplomacy and Other Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 108,670. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Celebrate On Spec Magazine's silver jubilee with an anthology of speculative fiction.
Apex Magazine Issue 63
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,030. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Apex Book Company. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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 on the first Tuesday of every month.