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Quorum Sensing Bacteria
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The mechanisms of everpresent bacteria in the human body mimic much of our own human behavior, when we act. Pathogenicity, the call to arms for men at war, bacteria hungry for lunch, humans husbanding individual strength for collective undertaking,defines the tipping point or critical mass required to engage an army of hundreds or thousands to infect a body, plant crops, harvest, make effective ci
Racing the Sand & Konstantin: Two Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: American English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Includes "Racing the Sand" (a fantasy short story) and "Konstantin" (a science fiction short story) ***NOTE: both stories are also available individually***
Hey, Baby
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Religious
(4.00 from 1 review)
If you meet a man dressed as Elvis in a Las Vegas casino in the middle of the night, that's not so strange. What is strange is when he tells you that he's a priest, that Elvis is Lord, and he's come from the future to find the truth of his scripture. Stranger still is when his religious rivals show up to express their disapproval...violently. Hey, Baby is a novelette of about 7600 words.
Razza Ma'Razza: It's Called a Snuggly Puff, Silly Boy
Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Razza Ma'Razza is the biggest media star in the galaxy; loved and adored by billions. Yet, she can't help believing that her talk show host rival, Brock Caster, is somehow always one-upping her. So, after "The Caster" brings his new pet onto his talk show, Razza is bound and determined to outdo her ratings nemesis. The results are not quite what anyone expects.
Wing Beaters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A postgraduate student working on a doctorate in Exobiology is sent to a backwater planet. No one has been to the planet in over two centuries and the older records are not always reliable. It is cataloged as unclaimed and safe, but the truth is always elusive.
Lab Rats
Price: Free! Words: 15,910. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Fennel is a lab rat with a (strong) mind of his own. While part of an experiment to isolate the precise pheromones that drive rats to procreate, he decides to not cooperate, at all. Decides to go on a mating strike. And not only that, he secures the agreement from his lab-rat friends to do the very same. An all-around mating strike. With some interesting fallout.
Amber
Price: Free! Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young were-lioness bids her time in steel and concrete Singapore.
COLOSSUS
Price: Free! Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.64 from 11 reviews)
A short story about the far distant future and the remains of a once powerful mechanical man and the long dead human who once controlled it.
Buzz and Bunnies: Incident Report (Freaks in Black 000.9)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,560. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Murphy’s Law should’ve warned her... When Canni’s friend Leever bribes her into playing arm candy for dinner, she expects that he’s trying to dissuade some wannabe girlfriend, again. He thinks that Canni’s just a slightly odd Earthling who doesn’t realize one or more of her ancestors were from another planet (such as, perhaps, his). They’re both wrong. (A short story of about 3100 words.)
Selected Short Stories Featuring Analog Memory
Price: Free! Words: 27,970. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
15 dark short stories by Nicolas Wilson in a variety of genres.
The Car Hackers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the future, all motor vehicles drive themselves. You summon one, it comes to you, and you ride. Yawn. A few people want to have some fun. The people administering the system learn that they system worked to well to do anything.
Why The Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Despite the nuanced and often camoflauged manifestation of 'racial'behavior, it's presence is a naturally occuring phenomenon of evolution and the thesis presented explores not a way to eradicate a naturally occuring behavior, like 'fight or flight' but rather tries to understand its origin and evolution so to be able better to integrate the facts of its presence
Heist
Series: Horizon Station, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Horizon Station was designed to be almost entirely self sufficient, but after such a long disuse, there are things Ava, Vance, Remi, and Zero need. And if those things cannot be bought, they must be stolen. Heist is the fourth story in the Horizon Station series.
Cold Pride
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Order of Hunter-Assassins has come to claim the great Kraken of Behemoth as a prize. Quinn, genetically enhanced and eager for glory, is chosen to brave the ice world. A place where his skills will be tested to their limit, where the only outcome possible is death or ascension into the ranks of legend.
Jupiter 41: Aoede
Series: Jupiter, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,590. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Jupiter is a Science Fiction Short story magazine publishing new fiction from writers around the globe. Issue 41 is our 10th anniversary special and features fiction from Andrew Darlington, Dan Pawley, Kurt Heinrich Hyatt, Neil Clift and Peter C Loftus Cover art from Daniel Bristow-Bailey.
Imperiata and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 28,050. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories. Imperiata: Ishta’eth, demon-slave of Eternal Imperium, kept the empire safe for a thousand years. Now the empire has fallen, and she faces one last, great battle, to restore the throne once again. The Prince of Fey: Prince Ribeag is bored. His world is cruel and violent and bloody, but that is no longer enough for him. He seeks ways to entertain himself.
Overcomplicated (a Tale of Breaking Benjamin)
Series: Clements Academy. Price: Free! Words: 7,210. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The Clements Academy was established, somewhere around the year 2045, to train the best and brightest orphans the world over into the perfect agents. Weapons training, martial arts training, and small unit tactics are all part of the curriculum for students. 'Scope' has it all at Clements: a girl named Monica and an excellent sniping record. Yet he's still trapped within the Clements walls.
Ten Thousand Deaths
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Crippled from years of interstellar war and threatened with discharge, Ash must steal her personal space fighter before she loses it forever.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.
Seed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
In a future devoid of beauty, where people live and labor in squalid equality, a seed of hope is uncovered. A woman with a secret in a time where secrets mean death, brings life to a dying society.