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Crushing Mountains and Other Stories (Collected Short Stories of Douglas T. Vale Volume 1)
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Series: The Collected Short Stories of Douglas T. Vale, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young woman wakes up with a full-grown beard. Living mountains threaten to crush humanity. A boy contracts a disease that makes him healthier. These are a few of the gripping speculative tales you'll find in this short-story collection. Collected short stories of Douglas T. Vale volume 1.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Doomed Muse Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering readers twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining. Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories that range from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.
Holding Court #2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 510. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Socrates prosecutes Hitler for the destruction of the concept of humanity.
Cosmic Court: To Birth Or Not To Birth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ishmael prosecute Dorothy Mae Head for trapping an important soul in the 3rd dimension.
The Final Testament
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A religious leader's unprecedented trip through a wormhole to another dimension to retrieve a sacred tome could save his planet's people - or perhaps doom them.
ELISE Episode 3 : Seeking the Enemy
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Series: ELISE, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by Seven Mile Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Having successfully repulsed the Otruk assault against the fortress city Foothold, the EDF has now ordered a sweep of the jungle. The mobile missile platforms harassing the space elevator must be taken out so the EDF can continue the war effort. Trip's platoon must now venture into the jungle after the Otruk, where fighting in close quarters favors the enemy.
The Von Barkingham Method of Time Travel
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Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the future ... well, you already know this (or will), assuming you lived (or will live) through the horror, the misery, the nightmare that was (or is) (or will be) the Von Barkingham method of time travel. May God have mercy on our souls.
Incursion
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Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Every Universe that can play out, has and currently is. Not everyone likes the Universe they were born in, even fewer dare to think they alone can change it for the better.
The Chronotope and Other Speculative Fictions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Rominna Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Time travel, unusual visitors from different eras, dimensions and realities, human zoos maintained by curious aliens, private eyes who are zombies, paranormal prom dates, moral steampunk issues, the Bomb, transforming reality and chrono-assassins are the fantastical topics found in the twelve page-turning tales.
Reflections on Tinsori Light
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
For those who wish to see how a short story goes from outline to short story, this echapbook presents the outline for, and the completed short Liaden story, "The Space at Tinsori Light," with an explanatory foreword by Sharon Lee.
The Energy Scavengers
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Series: The Energy Scavengers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.
Crunchers, Inc.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation has a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. Edith must find how the EISHies infiltrated her business—and then figure out what to do about it without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero.
R.T.F.M.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,960. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Beta-testing genetic technology can be creepy. Really creepy. Especially when you discover the illegal secret to its success.
Revolting
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
There are moments upon which the future hinges. No matter the outcome, the world is a different place after they pass. These stories are about those moments, and the people who rise to the occasion... for good or ill. These five stories will take you from the distant past into the far future, and from the depths to the heights of the human spirit.
Pixel Juice
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Price: $4.62 USD. Words: 85,840. Language: British English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
'In the first shop they bought a packet of dogseed, because Doreen had always wanted to grow her own dog...' Pixel Juice is the collected outpourings of an overactive mind. A selection of fifty stories from Jeff Noon's head, each one strange, telling, disturbing, or sometimes just plain wierd.
The English Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,170. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The English Dead is a science fiction short story that explores the abiding mystery of whether George Mallory and "Sandy" Irvine could have reached the summit of Mount Everest in 1924, twenty-nine years before the first successful ascent by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Pimm's Body Shop
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Leland Bicks, recently released from Oregon State Prison after serving twenty years for a double murder. A man with no future. Today, Mr. Bicks finds himself in Pimm's, a curio shop filled with a eclectic mix of magic and the occult where he meets Skip Pimm who offers Bicks a new life free from his past. A tale that asks the question, "Does every man deserve a second chance?"
The Chronicles of Burntown, Pt. 1
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Price: Free! Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
July, 2021. For the better half of a century, the quiet village of Kentsburg, Mississippi has languished in the rural south, largely unknown to the outside world. When the electricity is knocked out following a series of mysterious flashing lights in the fields, several teens go to investigate. What they encounter are deadly machines that seem intended to keep them prisoners of the town.
Dining on Humans
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The representative of the Galactic Council arrived with a simple trade deal. One million humans for the live meat trade with the Antarans, in exchange for the most modern fold space ship, along with the life of the leader of the nation agreeing to the deal. Would a government be able to put together a deal in twenty four hours? Would a business consortium succeed?
Linda's Summer Job
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,780. Language: American English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the eighth story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer works as a receptionist in a small office with some odd coworkers. "Becoming a Hero" is a quiet, low-key series that explores the making of a hero. There are no big battles, no angst, and no teen melodrama. 1,735 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.