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Black Denim Lit #4
Series: Black Denim Lit Monthly. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 20,760. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The May, 2014 issue edited by Christopher T Garry features seven new authors and their short stories. All the authors expand significantly on their print work, creating narratives that are variously dark, cynical, inspiring, disturbing, longing and irreverent. Black Denim Lit is a monthly journal of fiction available on the web and on all eReaders.
Bargain with Angels
Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Driven by his burning desire to see people living above ground again, Paul is relentless in his quest to find the old satellites he'd read about in his grandfather's old diary. However he gets a bit more than he bargained for when he comes face to face with the impossible and gets an offer he can't possible refuse. Or can he?
Muzik Chronicles: Glory
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Book 4 of the Uxel Herum Saga Uxel Herum's plan to infiltrate the Imperium capital world quickly begins to go awry. While she initially hoped to act as a spy for the strozzi she is now little more than a glorified prisoner. Will she be able to complete her mission... alive? This young adult science fiction novelette is approximately 10,100 words.
Apex Magazine -- Issue 60
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,660. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Apex Book Company. 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.
Chameleons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,000. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A woman dreams of chameleons every night; a man in an orange jumpsuit finds himself marooned on a featureless plain; the first confirmed message from an extra terrestrial source; a cube with a mind of it's own and a bored space explorer all feature in this collection of eleven sci fi short stories in the old style. No magic, no wizards, no warlocks, no werewolves and not a vampire in sight.
Last Stand: Rise of the ShadowKin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Ellis Jackson. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth lies in ruins, destroyed by an advanced alien race known as the ShadowKin. All that remains of mankind are the last few survivors, feeding off the corpse of a once-great civilisation. In a world of kill or be killed, a young man finds that not everyone has given up hope, and that some people are starting to fight back. The third short story prequel to the book "The ShadowKin Assault".
Second Wave: Rise of the ShadowKin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Ellis Jackson. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Earth is under attack. Humanity is quickly being eradicated by a race known as the ShadowKin, and all hope is lost. Surrounded by death and destruction, one man tries to get his family to safety in a world where none seems to exist. The second short story prequel to the book "The ShadowKin Assault".
Crossing the Streams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Non-human romance. Tarot-powered difference engines. The bureaucracy of the gate to Hell. These and more appear in this anthology of strange stories by Jeremy Zimmerman. This anthology collects five genre-bending tales from fantasy to steampunk to cyberpunk.
Protective Measures
Price: Free! Words: 20,680. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by JLB Creatives Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
by Jessica Arman: Imagine being stuck in school forever. Living there, working there, and eating every meal there. That’s what Taryn and every other kid from her town has to do. What they don’t know is that this so-called slave school is run by Taryn’s father. This secret will lead to heartbreak and despair. Freedom will be had, but not without a heavy cost.
366 Squared Volume 3: March
Series: 366 Squared. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This volume was published out of sequence. The reasons for that were explained in Volume 4. We are more than a year late. But we have three billion years before the sun expands into a red giant, swallows the Earth, and all this will be moot anyway. So, relax, pour yourself a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and enjoy this collection of brand new 366-word flash fiction stories.
O Julgamento
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: Portuguese. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Até agora, você foi apenas julgado por pessoas (incluindo você mesmo). Estará preparado para ser julgado por algo diferente? Consegue responder pelas suas crenças? Que justiça acha que detém para julgar os outros?
Zombie Killer
Price: Free! Words: 9,530. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A man, a tree-house, and a zombie-infested planet. So what's a nice girl like her doing in a place like this?
Volume 3: Magic
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 28,630. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Witches and wizards, magic spells and potions. Incantations, ceremonies and rituals. Or even something as simple as a conjurer’s tricks. Magic is something that defies logic and amazes us. And for all of you who are more science fiction minded remember Arthur C Clarke once said: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
The 53rd Attempt
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Keep trying until you succeed, no matter what you are attempting. Even if it's the attempt to discover time travel. Better luck next time, perhaps?
The Recruit- Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A conversation over a game of chess between a general and a potential recruit about a world war that may happen. The recruit stirs things for his gain once he learns more than he should've.
Teck Infection
Price: Free! Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Perhaps the fastest moving story ever written, "Teck Infection" is an experimental short story exploring meta-time and hyper-technology. In little more than 7300 words, "Teck Infection" moves from a thirty-mile hike in the swamplands to the rebirth of the Multiverse.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 8, May 2014
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,190. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Dystopolis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,190. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six stories about six individuals navigating their way through a strange new world, full of bizarre ideology, unseen threats and surprises at every turn.
Wooden Go to Waste
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
1858 
Ottawa, Canada Agent Cora Thorton finds herself in the forests of Canada, land she knows well as it was where she grew up in before joining the Ministry. Paired up with a junior agent, Cora steps into a rivalry between two lumber barons and the mystery surrounding six men disappearing in the dense forests, never to be seen again. Deeper Cora digs into this mystery, the more difficult it is.
Silver Linings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Books and Eliza D. Braun arrive in Cairo, Egypt, sent from Ministry headquarters on an archival audit. What Wellington hopes will be a stay in the cradle of civilization and a break from the bitter winter of England instead looks to be a brief visit on account of Eliza’s poor attitude and the disdain of the area field director, Marcus Donahue.