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EDYL - The Reading Department
Price: Free! Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
It’s 2046 and Jake Radley has the career opportunity of a lifetime. But to take it he needs to acquire a strange, mysterious new skill — a skill that will clash with a startling scientific discovery that has the world in uproar. Drama, intrigue and a test of Jake's loyalties.
Evolution
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014 by FantasticWorldsPublishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three arms: transformational advantage or freak mutation? Syndi believes her father hates her because of the third arm that her parents constantly fight about. But then she grabs an opportunity to prove its special advantages to the world.
Strange Circumstances: A Magic Short Fiction Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,850. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The future’s a gamble. Few people know what they really want, and those that reach it often find that it isn’t what they expected. Strange Circumstances is an anthology that explores the predictability of fate and destiny… or rather their unpredictability. These twelve twisted tales of fantasy and fifteen flash-fiction pieces explore the boundaries of our universe to see what lurks in the unknown.
The Arrival: A Timeline Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As a threat strikes from space, the Challenge Squad must come to terms with their own role as the government's super-team even as they face a threat that endangers the very world.
Эксперимент профессора Штерна
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,740. Language: Russian. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Мадлен Эмменталер, супруга удачливого молодого банкира, единоличного владельца одного из самых преуспевающих банков Маусвиля, банкирского дома Эмменталер, становится жертвой крысоловов и в конечном счете попадает на хирургический стол профессора Штерна, посвятившего себя проблеме пересадки органов. С этого дня для нее начинается новая жизнь, полная трагических событий.
The Secrets of Cooper Manor
Price: Free! Words: 7,530. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Danny Clarke is new to the small town in Virginia, and he is trying to fit in at the middle school. When he gets pushed into the town's "haunted house", his life will be changed forever.
The Aurdurnihmnir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,630. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Before the Aurdurnihmnir, your destiny has been known. From before the Ululiarlindulirmnir, my name is Ilu and there is no other. From before existence to the Awakening of the Aniur this tale tells of hope and loss, of splendor and of fall. Of great pain and suffering, of triumph and of defeat. The Orphanilliunir which is being pieced together out of the surviving written fragments.
The Sacrificial One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Must I stand at the edge of doom? The remorse dripped heavily off his words. His pain eminent, clearly distinguishable in each brutal syllable he uttered. Fragmented crystalline structures embedded deep into viscous tissue and bone. His hand already unrecognizable.
Ulrarron
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rare combination. The connections and connective tissue hideous and powerful. Abnormally pale and almost purple tinted skin adorned his magnificent body. The moist flesh clung to its frame tendons stringy and visible throughout his form.
Malmorthael
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
His imprisonment shattered Malmorthael searches for escape. The roar reverberating off of the cold chamber walls echos...Imprisoned for ages. A prophecy from unknown origins. Darkness consumed him. Time had lost all relevance. Waiting. Silence. Shrouded in mystery he cannot be stopped. Imbued with an ancient power. In darkness he awoke. He is not alone.
All is Lost
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Impenetrable adamantine armor receded into his flesh rescinding with his form as his structure lessened. The tall noble figure walked down the echoing corridor, hewn stone walls exquisite in their design, his astonishing frame radiant.The blessing of his race upon his left shoulder disappeared as he willed it to subside. All is lost.
Betrayed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How did it ever come to this? How did it ever get this far? In one moment everything changed. It destroyed a nation and left him scarred forever. Is there any hope left? Will his burden ever be lifted?
Imprisoned
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A prophecy from unknown origins. Imprisonment. Time had lost all relevance. In darkness he awoke. He was not alone.
Born of Corruption
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
At the edge of fatigue on the last vestiges of sight he sees it. Carrying the purest blade ever forged he pursues it. Filth. Vile and wretched creature. He spits. Born out of corruption and slavery. Grass blackening. Uncertainty. Who is he? Does he have what it takes?
A Slice of Madness
Price: $3.78 USD. Words: 41,050. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Explore worlds where time and space bend you to their will, where madness beckons, and reality is merely a suggestion. Journey through realms that make you question your beliefs and test your grip on sanity. “Roland has this incredible ability to captivate and keep readers in suspense continually.” Marzena Kalbarczyk. A Slice of Madness includes 9 science fiction and fantasy stories that cap...
Watching the Watcher
Series: The Posthuman Cycle. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A frantic call from a space lane traffic controller is fielded by a helpline representative. Out in the main asteroid belt, stationed on a sophisticated three-kilometer long space habitat, why does the caller find himself utterly alone? Why can't he remember his time away from work? Why does he never leave his cubestation? And why does the helpline rep keep fielding exactly this type of call?
The Poisoned Ground
Series: The Peers of Beinan, 5. Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
CORPORATE GREED. CORRUPTION. PLAGUE. All was well for the southern city of Nanli -- until a mysterious plague filled the city with fear and agony. Duty bound to discover the cause, Lady Abbess Cara races against time to find a cure only to be caught up in a dangerous conspiracy that may claim her life and the lives of billions for generations to come.
Endangered Species
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 24, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Dirk Beretta's girlfriend told him to get off the couch and look for a job, he found the perfect opportunity, thousands of light years from her, with free guns and beer, as security chief for the Bastadocorp mines on the Platypus Planet. But no-one told him what happened to the previous security chief, or that the Platypoids would rather die fighting than see their land defiled.
Lines of Force: The Weekend Adventures of Andrew Barton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,950. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Andrew Barton is an ordinary man who, each weekend, stumbles into extraordinary circumstances. Although his goals are directed toward other ends, he mistakenly travels through time, into other dimensions and even ends up taking his family and friends to a location that is the last place anyone ever wants to end up! Lines of Force will take you on adventures that you’ll never forget.
In the Service of Aliens
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Ten Thirty-one Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Norma Hollister escaped her father's controlling influence and resettled on an alien planet six years ago. Prior to an important ceremony the Leefans chose her for, her father reappears in her life, trying to control her again. She must decide if she should follow her father's demands or defy him and follow the path set out by her new friends.