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The Things In The Museum
Price: Free! Words: 2,000. Language: British English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When life as you know it gets reset by catastrophe, there's only one thing to do. Claw your way back up the evolutionary ladder!
Tranquil Sea (Part 3 of the Gas Giant Sequence)
Series: The Gas Giant Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,070. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Siblings Maria and James have been tasked with setting up a nanomachine-based antenna dish on the dark farside of the moon. When a mysterious vapour cloud appears over the lunar surface, all hell breaks loose. As the situation becomes more desperate and increasingly impossible, the team must face the shared trauma of their past to overcome the dangers of the present.
Ringshine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if our quest to explore the universe and other worlds uncovers something that doesn't want to be found?
Cinderella’s Holo-wand
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“Cinderella’s Holo-wand,” is a futuristic look at the Cinderella fairytale. The humorous story takes a look at what would happen if we could use technology to instantly alter our bodies to make our dreams come true. This 4000 word short story was originally published by Perihelion Magazine.
Tales of Wonder
Series: Short Story Collections. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 54,110. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meyari McFarland gathers together six stories of wonder in this third themed collection, Tales of Wonder. Inside you will find dragons both dark and light, sisters struggling to make ends meet who face death together, new worlds and future modifications to both humans and orcas as seal levels rise in the face of global warming. Six stories. Six adventures. Pure excitement.
Colonial Plagues
Series: LL Watkin Stories. Price: Free! Words: 4,380. Language: British English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It’s been years since Missra was executed for her treason and her soul bound in service to the Goddess she hates. There aren’t many compensations, but being the most powerful magical healer of her generation gets her out of the box occasionally, and colonists do catch the most entertaining diseases.
The Night We Lost Cleveland
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short, short story, a teenager avoids yard work to play the latest version of Deus Ex on his departed grandfather’s bio lab’s full screen.
Flipspace: Confluence
Series: Flipspace, Book 12. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fate of the Astraeus crew is at last known. Serious questions remain as to why they disappeared. During the study of multiple life-sustaining worlds in peculiar orbits, ground support forces brought by the Mockingbird are attacked. Amid working out the nature and intent of the alien, a diplomatic dispute erupts over access to the discoveries.
The Book of Lapism, Deluxe Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,080. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by Legion Printing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
If biotech can sculpt the body, can it also shape the mind. . . and soul? That was the challenge laid before Dr. Aaron Thomas by his latest client, to shape him into a gentler, more loving being, inside and out. But the world is not a kind and gentle place, and as one man’s search for truth inspires a movement, will a kinder, gentler people be able to survive and face the challenges ahead?
Senna Versus Schumacher And Other Formula One Rivalries That Never Happened
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if Ayrton Senna had survived his Imola 1994 accident? What if Gilles Villeneuve hadn't died at Zolder in 1982? What if Stirling Moss hadn't crashed at Goodwood in 1962? What if Alberto Ascari had survived his 1955 testing-accident at Monza? This book explores those rivalries by assuming that drivers’ injuries from crashes were not fatal, and pits the drivers up against their peers once more.
Above The Field Of Buttercups
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Gangsters reflect on science, knowledge, and the final mystery while carrying out orders.
Ghost Hunting in the Galley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,660. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Howard, a Gassian crew member aboard a space-cruise ship, is up against a crucial deadline for putting together a Halloween entertainment. His hypercritical Mother and both Fathers are passengers on this leg of the trip. His confidence is crumbling. To make matters worse, there are terrorists aboard wreaking havoc. What else could possibly go wrong? An ‘Aboard the Universe’ story
Postcards from the Moon (A Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hank Rollins is old, tired, and thoroughly regretting the missed opportunities of his youth. More than a half century ago, he passed up the chance to do something wonderfully foolish, and utterly impossible. A chance to reach for a different kind of future. But that door may not be completely closed, because Hank is getting postcards from a world that never came to pass.
Danny Shaw, Twelve Year Old Time Traveler in the Year 2000
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two minute read. 1960's youngster Danny Shaw travels forward in time thirty-five years: to the year 2000!
Mouse About the House: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a young woman's home becomes infested with mice, ruining her business, she knows something has to be done. But is the solution worse than the problem? "It's a funny story, I love it and would suggest a sequel!" said one customer in her 5-star review. Readers who liked "Elinor's Little Book of Funny Critters" will probably also enjoy this short story.
Two Psychics in a Typhus Epidemic
Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
Three minute read. Two psychics experience a Typhus epidemic in Philadelphia, 1837.
A Poetic Disorder
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Veterinarian Dr. Cy Berger must find a cure for a disease that’s infected a faraway planet’s animal population before the human inhabitants starve to death.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Strangelet, Volume 1, Issue 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction
Volume 1, Issue 1 of Strangelet featuring: Cover art by (and interview with) Tory Hoke Saved, a comic by John Carvajal Bred to travel the stars, an explorer copes with the mysteries of a new world. Fiction: The Black Madonna by Mikaela von Kursell Can a knight live with the quiet of a new nation in the tumultuous Iberian Peninsula? More fiction by Elizabeth Jenike, David Armstrong, and Evan Mallon
Strangelet, Issue 0
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,900. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strangelet is a new journal of speculative fiction, publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, graphic stories/comics, and artwork that showcase the point where genre and the literary collide. Issue 0 is our debut.