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Out of This World
By Alma Alexander
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Oscar Wilde once said, ""We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." The stars have always had a powerful hold on Alma Alexander's imagination. "These stories are of places I visit when I choose to travel in a universe full of wonders that could one day be," she says, "rather than wandering along twisted paths laid down in a hand-drawn map of Middle Earth."
LITTLE MONSTER STORIES! – 55-Word Horror & Science Fiction Stories
By Frank Daman
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
This collection of 55-Word Stories has it all – Aliens, Future Earth, Haunted Places, Ghosts, Ghouls, Killers, Mad Scientists, Monsters, Mummies, Space Travel, Superstitions, Time Travel, Witchcraft, Vampires, Werewolves (and other Shapeshifters), Zombies and more.
Death Has No Shadow
By Justin Tyme
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Avar-Tek Event #2 (short story): When a military accident releases swarms of forger nanites into the environment, Kutisha finds that her lab is their target. As three swarms head her way, the military dispatches hover-tanks carrying human sized robotic mechs. Alone, late at night, she places her faith in the mechs, watching the battle between the big and little machines unfold on her doorstep.
Generation Next The Real Thing
By Shane Griffin
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Gundar is just another alien living on earth trying to make ends meet. He is working hard to make his club, The Black Hole, successful enough to franchise it, but to what end? Find out what Gundar really has in store for the people of earth.
Harboring Kintah
By Misty White
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
They’ve nearly escaped Corps space, but an inspector’s gotten suspicious. If they find Kintah, they won’t care she’s just a child—they’ll kill her, anyway. How will Saul keep her safe? (A short story of about 1500 words, plus 2 bonus related stories, totaling 3900 words for all 3 stories.)
The Perspicacity of Soaring Eagle
By John Walters
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a devastating fireflood the Earth has been newly terraformed. Soaring Eagle, searching for the spirits of his ancestors, finds a frigid island in the far north inhabited by huge bears which are supposed to be docile but have turned savage. Then a woman arrives who is bent on avenging a past wrong. A quest for fulfillment becomes a struggle for survival.
Noah and the Fireflood
By John Walters
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the Earth's atmosphere ignites and burns and the surface of the Earth is destroyed, with the help of an enigmatic genius called the Time Tiger a young woman travels backward in time in a desperate attempt to save the Earth's fauna from extinction.
Tasting the Forbidden Fruit, or, If This is Hell Then Why is Everyone Smiling?
By John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aliens finally arrive, landing at many locations, wandering about as if tourists, ignoring humans. In the aftermath of their departure cults spring up of devotees awaiting their return. Years later an apostate re-enters one such commune to which his wife has returned, to persuade her to come away with him again. What he encounters is a bizarre, deteriorating culture of unrequited longing.
Generation Gap
By John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the aftermath of a conflict in which all adults are killed or driven away by their progeny, children and teens roam the streets of a ruined city. When they near the age of 21 they must play the ultimate game, snuff sport, to prevent themselves from becoming hated adults. When a lone grown-up re-enters the city, he is captured and put on trial for his life.
Life After Walden
By John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a future gone over to virtual simulations, a man escapes to Walden Pond, site of Henry David Thoreau's classic "Walden". When a group of friends, thinking him unbalanced, come to bring him home, they are instead one by one pulled into the simple reality of the natural life. Then a relative takes a more violent approach to make them all see reason.
Dark Mirrors: Dystopian Tales
By John Walters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These tales offer terrifying glimpses of Earth's future gone wrong. From the author's afterword: "Dark literature is not meant to overwhelm us. It is meant to purge us, to provide catharsis. It is a cleansing and purifying process. We must be aware of the evil within before we can clean it out."
ifs Fantasy Science Fiction
By Al Gengler
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A complement of nineteen "ifs" from author Mark Brandon Allen. Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. These "ifs" explore the many facets of the speculative genres including apocalyptic, shapeshifer, gothic, slipstream, anthropomorphic and time travel.
Angel's Touch
By Luke Heath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Eleven year old Holly Quinn has been abducted from her home in the middle of the night. Knowing that statistically they only have a forty eight hour window to find her, the police call in clairsentient Angelique ‘Angel’ Freeman for assistance. She senses that there is more to the abduction than first meets the eye.
Lune à vendre
By David Forrest
Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 7,670. Language: French. Published: May 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Lorsque le silence se fit et que l’homme sentit que tous les regards étaient enfin tournés vers lui, il s’anima. — Mesdames et messieurs, bonjour. Permettez-moi de me présenter : John Smith. Je suis devant vous, représentants des nations de la Terre, pour vous proposer une opportunité commerciale qui ne pourra, j'en suis certain, que vous intéresser au plus haut point.
Interzone 240 May - Jun 2012
By TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.72 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue; new stories by Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley, Lavie Tidhar, Elizabeth Bourne, and Tracie Welser; the illustrations + all the usual features: David Langford's Ansible Link(news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel's team, including an interview with Nancy Kress + the results of the Readers' Poll.
The Giving Plague
By David Brin
Price: Free! Words: 7,300. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
0.75 star(3.75 from 4 reviews)
Not all villains succeed at being evil. Not all diseases deserve the word plague. Fate can be ironic indeed. The chilling short story, The Giving Plague, follows microbiologist Forry, a self-proclaimed cynic, as he encounters a virus transmitted by blood donations that could alter humanity for good, forcing him to wrestle with his own inner demons.
Smoke and Mirrors (Be Careful What You Wish For) Volume 1
By Dennis R. Miller
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,100. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to a world in which a group of white witches stumble upon a new sort of...incantation, where your pet might have designs on not only your "world" but the entire world, where two cowboys in a post apocalyptic North America have taken their job to the very furthest extreme...
Business or Pleasure - A Gunner Long Case
By Byron Gordon
Series: The Gunner Long Casefiles, Book 4. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Reccomended Ages: 17+ It seemed like just another simple tail job. Follow erring husband, get evidence of him erring in the act, report back, and collect not enough money. Easy enough work that would keep Gunnies landlord at bay. But somehow Gunny finds himself hanging off a skybridge with a screaming woman clutching to him and a thousand foot drop below. Could the day possibly get w
Startling Trouble
By Monika Manenti
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Unlike Bastian, we rarely find out why. English version of "Unglückliche Umstände".
Sanctuary
By Sam Seudo
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in a near future, “Sanctuary” depicts a conversation between a Catholic deacon and a man who is plunged into an existential crisis when circumstances call his humanity into question.