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The Fifth Di... September 2013
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Fifth Di... features some of the best science fiction and fantasy fiction and poetry. This issue features religious oppression, bizarre aliens, cocky captains, bizarre diplomacy and so much more. In this issue: Lou Antonelli, Bruce Boston, Wayne Carey, C.J. Carter-Stephenson, Jeffery Scott Sims, Francis W. Alexander, Robert P. Hansen, Kurt MacPhearson, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
Edward Reknown Interplanetary Superstar
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Lunatic Ink Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Yeah, I'm fat and I know it, baby," Edward yells at the TV weather caster, his fat belly jiggling as he gyrates and pumps his hips. Cat watches on. It is amused. Master is on a roll today. Somewhere deep above an alien considers the foolish human and his maniac dance. There's an job that they need a fool for. It considers. "He'll do," it says. And so the adventure begins for our Edward Renown.
Een gift van de schemerjaren
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: Dutch. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
De bevolking van de planeet Tertia Trega leeft al duizend jaar in vrede, maar met het vertrek van de jongere generaties naar nieuwe uitdagingen in de ruimte, kabbelt de maatschappij naar een roemloos uitdoven. Een bloedige moord, de eerste in al die tijd, schrikt de bevolking van Meerzicht op. Kent Tertia Trega toch inheems leven gevaarlijk voor de mens, of is er meer aan de hand?
Disorientate-tion on a Weekday Morning (crack!fic)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Various characters from Misty White's stories—Canni from “Buzz and Bunnies”, Tammy from the Catati stories, and Kintah from the Corps space stories—all improbably meet, order Starbucks, and learn things about each other that, perhaps, they’d rather not know. Crack fic. (A crack!fic of about 4400 words.)
Fusion: A collection of short stories from Breakwater Harbor Books’ authors
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
FUSION is the first collection of short works published by Breakwater Harbor Books. Contributing heart-pumping tales of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Crime are seven stories that will thrill and rivet you. Authors from across a wide variety of genres, Dee Harrison, Ivan Amberlake, Claire C. Riley, Scott J. Toney, Mindy Haig, Cara Goldthorpe and C.M.T. Stibbe.
The Memory of You Lingers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Baird the convicted rapist knows no peace. Ten years of haunting by the digital ghost of his victim, Frieda, have left him a basket case…but freedom awaits. If he can make it till tomorrow, his sentence will end, and the ghost will become vaporware. But Frieda has no intention of leaving quietly, and the going-away gift she has for Baird could be worse than the nightmare he has already endured.
More Things I Could Get Out of My Mind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,670. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of six more short, speculative fictions by William Mangieri, which ask: When do we cease to be human? Are the voices in my head a bad thing? Is it possessions or possession? What possessed me? How far am I willing to go? How do I get out of this game? Includes: Sasqwhat? The View From Up Here Inheritance The Human Interface Riding the Devil Last Call
Tall Tales Twin-Pack, Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,410. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two short stories in one book, one science fiction and one fantasy. "Your Daughter is Marrying an Alien" is set in the year 2080. Simple farmer Lloyd Hodgkin suddenly learns that his only child is engaged, and not to the boy-next-door. "Willimede's Quest" is the story of a young female guard who needs help to gather a life-saving potion for her queen, but first she must establish her credibility.
Paradoja - Un Cuento Corto (Paradox - Spanish Edition)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: Spanish. Published: August 27, 2013 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ted se ofreció de voluntario para la misión porque, después de todo, era no más que un viaje de rutina a Marte. ¿Qué podía salir mal? ~~ En lo más profundo, lo más oscuro del espacio, es preciso llenar el vacío, la soledad, la nada. ¿Tenemos los seres humanos la “capacidad psicológica” para embarcarnos en largos viajes espaciales? Si no, es posible que terminemos como Ted.
Lost Worlds, Retraced
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,610. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Third Flatiron presents "Lost Worlds, Retraced," with over a dozen new SF/Fantasy/Horror short stories about lost worlds and parallel universes. If Discovery Channel shows like "Ancient Aliens" or "Man vs. Wild" are among your guilty pleasures, this could be the anthology for you.
366 Squared. Volume 6: June
Series: 366 Squared. Price: Free! Words: 13,810. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
If this is your first taste of the wacky world of 366 Squared, welcome. For the old hands, welcome back, and I trust you will enjoy the new collection of bite-sized stories, vignettes and essays based on the day of the year.
Funscreen
Price: Free! Words: 6,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Like millions of others, Roger Birch's family depend on ad-viewing income for their survival. Unlike millions of others, the events of one evening leave Roger aware of the government's real reason for investing in Funscreen. With HD cameras hidden behind a 60-inch glass veil, the answer was staring him in the face all along. Every family has a Funscreen. The question is... who's watching who?
Suscon Screams
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,780. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Suscon Screams is not just a book of short stories, it provides maps directions and GPS coordinates to most locations mentioned. If you enjoy the paranormal or just a good scare this book will help put you on location where the actual event took place.
Sci-fi Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A fascinating and engaging collection of Science fiction short stories, all made up of of 400 words or less. For those times when you have just a few minuites spare and want to escape the grind of daily life and have somthing else to get your teath into.
Mssng
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A man fades in and out of sight standing right next to people. They can hear his voice but can't see him. His wife is so terrified by it she tells him to never come back. He must struggle to avoid being nabbed by police, so he can solve this mysterious phenomenon before he is dissected to see what makes him tick. But that's the least of his problems.
Replica
Price: Free! Words: 4,620. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Chief Auditor, Paul Reynolds, uncovers a massive embezzlement scam involving thousands of disappearing high end cyborg units he discovers a trail of evidence leading straight to himself and must quickly uncover the truth before he is implicated for a crime he did not commit.
Mikanical - A Part Human Part Man Hero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013 by Wingback Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Mika is part human - part robot, a desperate figure who has been rebuilt and come to terms with his existence. Now all he wants is to be left alone to live out his solitary life serving the robots who are his masters. As chaos engulfs this present actions, he is reminded of his past life by a vulnerable girl. He realises that with her help he could fulfil his destiny of liberating his homeland.
The Murky Depths
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Setnya is a gillie. One of the genetically engineered sea people created by humans before the first world war between land and sea people. Will Setnya’s choices move her people closer or farther from a second war? Whose side is she on? Short fiction.
Apex Magazine - Issue 51
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Apex Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released the first Tuesday of every month. This month contains work by Charlie Jane Anders, Brian Trent, and Christopher Barzak.
A Personal History of the Alien Controversy
Price: Free! Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A government investigator is sent to the panhandle of Maryland to look into an alleged alien ship. As evidence mounts, the investigator realizes that the allegations are true. The aliens have invaded human hosts. But the aliens are beneficial, greatly improving the host’s health. The question is whether this is a good thing or not.