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Ceasa
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It's a bad day when your spaceship crashes. But if it's a ship fueled by carbon emissions that runs aground on one of the most polluted habitable planets in the galaxy, your day might just be a little bit better. But if some people want to clean up that planet, it's a bad day for carbon-emission-fueled-spaceships.
Aurealis #52
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,250. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #52 is edited by Stephen Higgins and Scott Vandervalk. This issue includes a mix of fiction, news and reviews highlighting the best new writing around. Once again, unmissable!
The Crimson Scourge
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A futuristic Independence Day short story. When the leader of the Gleisen revolution is killed during the celebration of their new freedom and democratic constitution, the leader's son, Jason, sets out to reverse his father's assassination. Includes a preview of the epic fantasy novel Worldshifters.
A Chasing After Wind: A Collection of Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Chasing After Wind is not just a short story collection; another story surrounds the telling of these stories. Discover contemporary stories that walk the border between science fiction and fantasy, where moments of humor emerge from tragedies. Is this struggle in vain, a chasing after wind? Or does everyone deserve a second chance?
L'Actualité
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 5,630. Language: French. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Le lancement d’un nouveau quotidien est toujours un événement. Surtout quand son éditeur se vante qu’un pourcent des informations qu’il contient sont fausses… Une nouvelle inédite d'Antoine Bello, l'auteur des Falsificateurs, des Eclaireurs (Prix France Culture Telerama 2009) et d'Eloge de la pièce manquante.
7:45 Evil Time
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Price: Free! Words: 740. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.75 from 4 reviews)
I'm sorry, I've recieved a few slightly rude reviews. As I stated in a previous description, this is a test. I do not know how to format. There is a reason it was free. Please, skip rude and try helpful. I'm trying to figure it out, but I'm having problems.
Smoke and Mirrors- Fourthcoming-Apartments, Darkness and Colors
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,230. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Welcome to a very different, very special apartment in New York...Or when you go on an archeological expedition and you cut corners, sometimes they cut back...Or what goes through a soldier's mind when there's just too much stress and no way to relieve it? All this and more awaits in this, the 4th companion book to the popular Sci Fi podcast: Smoke and Mirrors. www.smoke-and-mirrors.us
Book of Dreams: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,620. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection of five science fiction and speculative fiction short stories probes the interrelationship between dreams and reality, the nature of reality itself, and the dangers attendant to the single-minded pursuit of wish fulfillment with its attendant unexpected and unwanted consequences. NOTE: The author's Mindscapes collection includes all of the stories in this book and five new ones.
Eternal Quest (short story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
On its surface, this speculative fiction short story (7,800 words) deals with one man's obsessive quest for knowledge and the devastating price he must pay for the knowledge he ultimately acquires. Beneath the surface, this story is about deep friendships complicated by unrequited love, split loyalties, the interplay of id, ego and superego, and existentialist lessons learned too late in life.
Incursion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young boy working on his village’s plantation watches as alien craft scream overhead. His first emotion is excitement… until the technologically superior aliens start shooting. He has no choice but to grow up quickly, becoming one of his village’s most trusted defenders.
The Saxophone Player
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You set the price! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He was just another homeless person, but he makes me hear uncanny, lovely music and, when I close my eyes, I see celestial spheres.
Charred Earth 1: The House
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Series: Charred Earth, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: British English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
It is the distant future and Earth appears to be at peace. Into this tranquil world a man from another era wakes up. Upon exploring his surroundings he finds the people to be friendly and helpful. However, he feels a malevolent presence is at work, not only in this new world but he fears also within him. A Novelette of 14,200 words, this is a science fiction story.
Zombie Attack!
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Price: Free! Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The sun is going down and the car has quit at the edge of a town outside of Vegas. Holed up in an abandoned hotel one living being tries to survive the night against the crowd of the undead outside.
Fractal
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Series: Horizon Station, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Things have been going well on Horizon Station. Ava, Remi, and Vance have begun to turn the abandoned space station that they discovered into their home. But as much as they would like to forget the problems of the worlds and stations, those problems still exist right outside their walls. When pirates attack, they must learn how to survive in a hostile universe.
Proxima
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Price: Free! Words: 1,600. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1,600 word science fiction short story. How far can love travel? How long can love last?
Tag-Alongs
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was the vacation of a lifetime - the chance to experience a day in the life of a famous person from history - as a "hitchhiker" inside their mind. What could possibly go wrong?
Ex Machina
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Price: Free! Words: 12,880. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A scifi short story. Something is seriously wrong with Parvati's baby. When she'd dreamt about the moment she'd meet her daughter, as she had so many times over the past nine months, the last thing she imagined was that it would be half machine...
The Martian Wave Vol. 3
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What lies beneath the sands of Mars? What will happen to humanity when a possible extraterrestrial signal is received? What can explorers do to save themselves when they discover a completely alien lifeform? These are just some of the questions asked and answered in the 2012 issue of The Martian Wave.
Rite of Passage
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twelve-year-old twins Jaeda and Kaedin are preparing for their society's rite of passage. Kaedin's hoping to get magic. Jaeda just wants to survive. But neither are prepared for the surprise awaiting them.
A Phone Conversation
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You set the price! Words: 830. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An alien little boy accidentally calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald's. A very silly, very short short story.