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Those Dark Satanic Mills
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Agent Imogen Feaveryear finds herself investigating a mysterious panic overcoming a mill in the countryside of Manchester, England. The unassuming mystery, dismissed by other agents of the Ministry, leads her to India, the approval of Doctor Sound on granting the young agent the latest in R&D technology. This case only twists and turns harder as Imogen confronts an enigmatic intruder.
Tales from the Archives: Volume 7
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes: Under Oak Island by K T Bryski, Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham, Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence, and Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi
Merry Christmas, Verity Fitzroy
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's Christmas Eve, and Verity Fitzroy finds herself distracted from her duties with the Ministry Seven. When she endangers her fellow urchins, she begins to question her role in their life. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of thi
Curtain Call
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cordelia is called to a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
A Trick of Strong Imagination
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Althea Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station.
Tales from the Creature Keeper: Survival Critters
Price: Free! Words: 28,280. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In an age of rediscovery, various "tribes" are digging up the remains of humanity and using them to re-establish civilizations. When four of these tribesfolk set out to practice living in the wild though, they have bigger concerns like how to not get eaten by wandering bears, escaped genetic experiments, and giant spiders. They almost don't even get leftover pastries to see them through the trip.
So That a Marigold Might Live Free
Price: Free! Words: 13,390. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The orange blight threatens to consume the planet of Geralt. Dr. Rhodes races through the planet's golden grassland on a mission to vaccinate the children against the deadly blight, but his mission is nearly impossible. For the patriots of Zeb Griffin, bound to accept the law of no man but their own, resist Dr. Rhodes' efforts at the peril of their families and their planet.
Zombies Ate My Muslim
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
All he wants is to have a simple life. And that simple life he wants to spend with his celebrity girlfriend, Barbra Streisand. But unbeknownst to him, his darling Barbra has become a Muslim... which isn't a bad thing. Except for the rampaging zombie horde outside his front door who only want to eat Muslims.
Jimmy Jack and the Smartman
Price: Free! Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Each week, Jimmy Jack visits the bubble that protects Yogi. Yogi is the community smartman, and he is obliged to honestly answer Jimmy Jack's questions. Yet when Yogi discovers an intelligence amid the stars, the natural order between a community and its smartman becomes jeopardized, and Jimmy Jack and Yogi must reevaluate their friendship before the first saucer lands.
Apex Magazine Issue 61
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,750. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Apex Book Company. 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.
Sid and Arthur's Christmas Stories
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid and Arthur, from The Crying Pennant, in the short stories that were published on my blog over Christmas.
The Opposite of Memory: A Collection of Short Fiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Can losing your memories make you stronger? Can it be a form of recreation? What happens when the difference between memory and reality becomes blurred? From hard science fiction to space opera with a taste of the surreal along the way, this anthology explores the intersection of memory, technology, identity, and reality.
The Translucent God
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When archaeologists discover an ancient human civilization, a series of strange artifacts give them clues to the people’s religious obsession.
Informed Consent
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the war-torn Middle East a UN Weapons Inspector finds himself faced with a terrible choice. Forewarned of a chemical weapons attack on a civilian population Henry Jace must decide to unleashed an experimental defensive pathogen and violate all the rights and freedoms he holds most dear, or stand aside with the rest of the world and watch a genocide.
Free Soup / The Many Iterations of Kendra Dixon
Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: Free! Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Two short stories- Free Soup: When a homeless man and a young girl go to a soup kitchen run by a UFO cult, they find out that there’s really no such thing as free soup. The Many Iterations of Kendra Dixon: A brain surgery reveals the true nature of time to Kendra Dixon and allows her to freely roam all possible versions of her life.
Jennifer Pasco: Burka and Bikini
Price: Free! Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Who, exactly, is Jennifer Pasco? Cancer survivor? Retired super spy? Heroin addict living in Caliphate-occupied Britain? None or all three? Enter an entirely different kind of future in a story that races from beginning to end, without a pause to catch your breath or figure out the absurdities any quicker than she does. From the author of MacArthur's Luck, something completely different, and FREE.
One Smaller Step
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When one man is sent to scout the location for the first Lunar Dome, are the steps he takes the first ones ever made there? Or is he walking in someone elses footsteps?
Time Left Over
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
'It's like walking downstairs to the kitchen, but for dad and me, we can walk to the kitchen, say five days ago, or five days from now. We simply walk down the stairs and go to the room we want.' The story of the time left over between a time traveler, and his mother.
Journey to the Center of the Earth 4
Series: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Will the Hollow Earth Special Forces be able to get past the horrible monsters and quirks of nature as they travel deeper below the earth's surface in search of Shamballa, the city at the center of the earth? Will their separated team mates be able to find their way back to them, or die trying? Will Shantel survive the horrors of the aftermath of the Big One?
The Fifth Di... June 2014
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. In this issue: Thomas Canfield, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Robert P. Hansen, and many more.