Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories

Stars in Her Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Stars in Her Eyes is an exciting SF short story that presents an unusual First Contact scenario, in which an obsessive young woman tries to communicate with aliens through the medium of a consensus dream. Jerome Dalton must decide whether to help or hinder Lenora's project, which holds out the prospect of an astonishing breakthrough, but one obtained at a terrible cost.
An Anthology of Blades
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
The Reincarnation Office
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jumping from one galaxy to the next, the aerialist discovers the intricate relativeness of infinite realities and learns to rely on his imagination for a melodious stride. In this seventh episode, a semi-existent toad floating in mid-life is an attraction the Acoustic Funambulist's innate curiosity just cannot resist.
Powerhouse Flies Again
Price: Free! Words: 27,340. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Dave Johnson is a has-been superhero. Losing his powers forced him to retire from being Powerhouse, but Seattle still fondly remembers him and continues to lift him up as a symbol of hope. When Mitch Farrow, a cynical man hired as CEO of a powerful corporation to spread cynicism, attacks the legacy of Powerhouse, Dave regains his powers determined to make a lasting difference.
The Pressure of Ecstasy
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From Fantasy Book Critic: " . . . a new virtual reality system can recreate lost loved ones; but is there a glitch? reporter Marian investigates recreating her long lost lover John. Another very good story making a clear point."
Repairs
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is set on the Essex coast, where big open skies soar out of flat marshes, bogs and the sea. Where the people are used to spaces and communicating across them. They like deadpan humour and deep feelings whispered rather than foghorned. So, in this story is love, attempted murder, a secret government plot to prevent the cure for just about any illness reaching the market...or maybe not.
Getting Zoe Fixed
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From SFRevu: "Jordy Reynolds is a punk kid in a future society intent on 'Getting Zoe Fixed' in the story by T.D. Edge. Zoe is his live-in girlfriend but she has been a real pain lately. So Jordy actually leaves his house (something unheard of) and seeks out someone who can 'fix' her. He finds something different in this interesting look at a future society."
The Dark Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jamie is only eight years old and already hates his life. Every night he screams for his parent s to help him rid his room of monsters.His parents assume it’s nothing more than the boy’s imagination, but what they fail to realize is that the monsters are real.
Maison close - Projet Bradbury, #23
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 23. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: French. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Miss A est une femme d'affaires d'un genre un peu particulier : dans un futur proche où les ingénieurs ont doté les robots de sentiments, de besoins et d'envies pour relancer une économie moribonde, son entreprise offre des prestations sexuelles aux machines, cyborgs et autres androïdes. Son business est florissant. Un jour, un homme vient à elle avec une proposition inhabituelle.
Divide and Conquer Volume One
Price: Free! Words: 38,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This collection of short stories is the product of a Foil & Phaser workshop where a group of authors collectively tried to complete the 2013 National Novel Writing Month challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. The goal was to have the group submit their stories, and then they would peer edit to critique and offer suggestions to improve their writing. (38,000 words approx.)
Than and Now
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Too tired to remember, too painful to forget? Do you really want to let go? Only Dr. Than removes unwanted memories.
One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,920. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sixteen stories of discovery from Australia's best writers. Each story in some way addresses the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative "small steps", but each story takes you to places you far beyond the one small step you imagine... Journey through worlds and explore the reaches of the universe with this collection.
Abigail, A Valaran Chronicles Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story adds to where Amalgam, The Valaran Chronicles Book 1 ends. Learn how the people of Redwood rebuild there ruined lives with the assistance of Hobs and Archon. Abigail must step up as the new leader of her people and overcome obstacles and adversity - will she have what it to succeed.
Najemny Szwadron, tom I
Price: Free! Words: 2,770. Language: Polish. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Opowieść o grupie najemnych żołnierzy, usiłujących przetrwać w nieprzyjaznym świecie XXII wieku. Udowadniają, że w dobie nieustannych zdrad, błyskawicznych zmian sojuszy i całkowitego zdziczenia, jest miejsce na honor i odwagę.
Shelley's Rose
You set the price! Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short classical Gothic cautionary tale, set in the present.
The Undetermined State of Charlie Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014 by THE WINTERMAN PROJECT. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Charlie has made a lot of mistakes in her life, not the least of which was marrying Troy. On the worst night of her life she makes a new friend who might just have a way out.
Rats! (A short story)
Price: Free! Words: 8,290. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The future is bright...for them. Rats is a free short story by the author of The Drift Wars.
Under
Price: Free! Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Following the Final War, humans are forced to join an underground society of cave dwellers. The last remaining group of survivors tries to move forward despite great loss and a now inhabitable Earth surface. But when a virus threatens animal life, will it be a minor setback? Or will it signal the end of any hope for a future?
A Trick of the Tail (After the Fall #2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: American English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In 2078, Earth was invaded. After the Fall stories document that time. Sienna was trying to find a refuge away from Earth that would be safe for both her and her unborn child.Then she mistook a Siamet for a Katarr.
Tropic of Labrador
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three stories: -2080 brings dustbowls and mass migration northward -- but on the bright side, there's also the Fourth Annual Jellyfishburger Cook-Off on the warm beaches of Labrador! Plus: -In the 2020s, a real football fan doesn't just support his team; he seizes it -A bored national security agent asks: Why spy when you can own?