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Welcome to Ford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,490. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this collection of 14 speculative short stories, author A.A. Garrison takes us to Ford, North Carolina, a sleepy little mountain town named after a Civil War deserter. Though out of the way, the town seems to attract an immoderate share of the fantastic and the macabre.
Opting Out: A Story of the Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,640. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It is the near future, and due to easier availability of alternative energy, fossil fuels are becoming outlawed. Fleeing south along the coastal highway from state government threats to confiscate the gasoline-fueled camper-van he lives in, a homeless man comes across a seemingly-idyllic communal refuge for homeless people set up by a philanthropic dot-com billionaire.
Les HERmETIQUES
Price: Free! Words: 6,740. Language: French. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Les statistiques sont parvenues, en cette fin de vingt et unième siécle, à classer chaque être humain dans un groupe homogène. Les 116 groupes ainsi crées permettent de prévoir et manipuler les agissements de chacun. Mais c'était sans compter sur le besoin naturel de chaos de l'homme car si la nature n'aime pas le vide, elle n'est pas plus friante d'ordre...
Planet of the Supreme Predatory Octopus
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 75,170. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A planet where giant octopus live, observed by aliens. The owner and pilot of a flying saucer personally tells in detail how he makes his flying saucer totally invisible to radar.
Time Is of the Essence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a portal to the past becomes a mortal danger, who are you going to call? Why, maintenance, of course!
Magnet: Marauder
Series: Lacuna · Magnet, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
My name is Mike “Magnet” Williams. I’m a lot of things: fighter pilot. Ugly bastard. Lord of all I survey. I fly the F-88 Wasp, although recently I've been doing a stint as a gunner in the Broadsword gunship Piggyback. I was back on Earth on an important mission after a long time in space. Real important. But now Fleet Command have another special mission for me.
Me and the Bank
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's the 1950s, and humanity's most amazing invention has just been created in a barn on Route Eleven. It's going to revolutionize travel, change the world, and open the way to a bright new future--unless someone pushes the wrong button...
Jake's Day
You set the price! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story that I wrote a while ago that revolves around a cup of coffee. I originally wrote this to represent the butterfly effect. We never know what our actions truly cause. This also has a part in the Helena Chronicles, probably in the mid section of the series and takes place in Tech City. If you like Jake's Day check out the "Helena Chronicles Exposure" on amazon.
The Gallifrey Five
Price: Free! Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An ancient craft, long forgotten, adrift alone, sending out a distress call. Simply trying to get back home. Imagine it's surprise when it discovers someone from its homeworld. (Doctor Who fanfic, written under creative commons terms)
The Black Spot
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 910. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a routine shift, one of the miners is exposed to something...different. The company doctor says it's just in his head, and he's right, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good thing. There may be a Workman's Comp claim here… "The Black Spot" is a VERY short (570 word) speculative flash fiction, and is also in the collection "Still Even More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind."
Conversations at the Dynamo
Series: Around The Martian Fringe, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,300. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Pollux is an engineer at the dynamo, the terraforming center of Mars. Completely alone in the mountain engine and stuck well past the standard length of duty of three months, strange visions begin presenting to him. Are these actual ghosts he is seeing, strange creations from the enormous cosmic engine he attends, or are they madness manifesting?
Zorza
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,480. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Dead Key Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the planet of Cargatia is blown to small bits of lime green rubble, It is up to Zorza to lead a rebellion against the Nephlon Race. With Brutus the Warlord hot on his tail, The band of rebels have a decision to make...fight or flee.
Authority
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mars. 2368. Eva Aucoin, sheriff, is already six bodies and zero clues into a murder investigation when the post-human Authority sends one of its agents in search of answers. With the colony's inhabitants in more danger than they ever were from a single murderer, Eva quickly realises she and Authority may be looking for answers to very different questions.
A Time for the Space Dragons to Create Stories in Land, Sea and Sky
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection gathers poems and stories created by intergalactic space aliens like Crotonians, Mares, the elusive Space Dragons and more. Each poem and story might be the right kind of weird or the right kind of awesome. It all depends on your taste in literature.
The Rebirth of Heaven
Series: The Society On Da Run. You set the price! Words: 19,870. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is the 51st issue of The Society On Da Run series. This issue includes poetry, flash fiction and tiny fiction based on the world built in Dragons and Cicadas. Space Dragons and aliens return to shake up your lives! (Comes with a preview of the extremely short prologue from He Knows Where the Dragon Lives, a Thor fan story and half of Sci Fi poetry collection 'A Time for the Space Dragons.')
Half-blood
Series: Star Minds. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2013 by Unicorn Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The true story of hybrid M'aera S'iva, an alien "angel". A Star Minds Snippet telling the story of a secondary character of the main series.
Chimeras.
Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Sci-fi short story based in Australia in the near future to be updated every week in episode form.
Balance
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,630. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From right here on Earth to deep space, from action to literary, Sean Monaghan presents a varied balance of science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories "Her Crystal Husband", "The Painting that Became a Portal", "The Librarian and the Return of the Nightingale", "To Take a Breath" and "High Wire".
Homeless
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winter didn't end, but his world has. Is he completely alone? In a world gone cold, what can keep the spark of life shining?
In the Ocean of Storms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013 by Petra Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stranded half a million miles from home, cosmonaut Alexei grapples with his existence as the loneliest man in the universe.