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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.
The Curious Events Surrounding Thomas Pilsen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Thomas Pilsen, a man more than absorbed by his fantasies, takes a cab to the airport. Along the way he becomes a mobster, and after he arrives he remembers an alien invasion, discovers a spaceport, and finds himself on the way to a mine on an alien planet.
El guardián de la fantasía
Price: Free! Words: 43,540. Language: Spanish. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Antología de relatos de Carlos Moreno. Incluye relatos de ciencia ficción, fantasía, terror, románticos y aventura.
The Scavenger
You set the price! Words: 950. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in the near future, The Scavenger is a short, dark tale of a lone survivor in the wild wastelands of the future.
Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine, Issue #253. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
Spindlebot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When her ship's shot down on a recon trip over Oxong, Eva Harris is stuck. No communication and no survival equipment. The guys who fired the shot are closing in. Eva's only hope is the little helper spindlebot. But it's already rushed away on a mission of its own. A science fiction story from the author of "Wake Vortex".
The Yggdrasil Codex
Price: Free! Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
In this life there are a great many profound questions that have yet to be answered. In the short story The Yggdrasil Codex, two University researchers stumble upon an incredible secret encoded on ancient Scandinavian runestones. Their discovery leads them into the world of modern code-breakers and ultimately leads to a revelation with galactic consequences!
Chop Shop
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Based on a friend’s recommendation, Tony visited a chop shop over lunch. Even a minor change can have long range consequences.