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Deep Space: Conquested
Series: Racconti di fantascienza, #2.1. Price: $1.38 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Watch out: alien invasion has begun! Here, I present the chronicles of four invasions carried out - perhaps in this very moment - by creatures so similar to ourselves. Beings so cunning and unfaithful to hide for years before conquering new planets with deadly violence. What if they were seduced by the possibility of a limitless future?
Invasioni
Series: Racconti di fantascienza, #2. Price: $1.38 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: Italian. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Attenzione: è iniziata l'invasione aliena! A portarla avanti sono creature che potremmo scambiare per noi stessi. Esseri così astuti e perfidi da celarsi per anni prima di passare alla conquista di un nuovo pianeta. Ma cosa accadrebbe se gli alieni fossero sedotti dalla possibilità di un futuro senza limiti?
Down To Earth
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,470. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
An anthology to benefit the Office of Letters and Light, Down To Earth Features stories by established and up and coming science fiction authors. Mankind has journeyed to the stars and now they are returning home. Clone hunters, explorers fleeing first contacts gone awry, and time travelers all seek the birthplace of their species. Can you go home again?
Second Fiddle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,520. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Homicide Detective Ned Zaleski resents the chief’s decision to enlist Sherlock Holmes’ help in Zaleski’s latest murder investigation. Zaleski fails to see how Holmes, newly transported to the 1990s from his own time by the Santa Cruz Time Wizards, can shed any light on a modern-day serial killer. But Zaleski soon learns Holmes’ earned his reputation for insight honestly.
Tranquility
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life After Life. Dead. What happens to you once you die? I learned a lot about that. It happens so fast, the adrenaline just vanishes out of your body, leaving you breathless.
The Forge of Gleipnir
Price: Free! Words: 6,120. Language: American English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Physical and spiritual danger accompany Martin McMichaels in his well-meaning charitable work on Ritman's Planet. Can he leave the planet with his life and reputation intact?
Pequeñas historias para ti
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,220. Language: Spanish. Published: January 28, 2014 by OmniaBooks. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dentro del libro encontrarás una colección de cuentos, guiones para obras de marionetas, personajes y lugares que habitan en la imaginación de Joan Massip. Bienvenido al caos de la fantasía.. Bienvenido a Pequeñas historias para ti.
Calvin Blake NeuroCorp Book 1
Price: Free! Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Calvin Blake a narcissistic billionaire, the founder and president of NeuroCorp.
Flee Markets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Small town summer doldrums can leave your imagination wanting to flee away with you, taking you to far-away places - or maybe even bringing them to you for a time. Samantha Sanger has a chance encounter with a slightly disreputable merchant and learns that the limits to what you can be sold go beyond cold heard cash. Purveyors of controlled artifacts must choose their customers carefully.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (January 2014)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Stars in Her Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Stars in Her Eyes is an exciting SF short story that presents an unusual First Contact scenario, in which an obsessive young woman tries to communicate with aliens through the medium of a consensus dream. Jerome Dalton must decide whether to help or hinder Lenora's project, which holds out the prospect of an astonishing breakthrough, but one obtained at a terrible cost.
An Anthology of Blades
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
The Reincarnation Office
Series: Acoustic Funambulist, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jumping from one galaxy to the next, the aerialist discovers the intricate relativeness of infinite realities and learns to rely on his imagination for a melodious stride. In this seventh episode, a semi-existent toad floating in mid-life is an attraction the Acoustic Funambulist's innate curiosity just cannot resist.
Powerhouse Flies Again
Price: Free! Words: 27,340. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Dave Johnson is a has-been superhero. Losing his powers forced him to retire from being Powerhouse, but Seattle still fondly remembers him and continues to lift him up as a symbol of hope. When Mitch Farrow, a cynical man hired as CEO of a powerful corporation to spread cynicism, attacks the legacy of Powerhouse, Dave regains his powers determined to make a lasting difference.
The Pressure of Ecstasy
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From Fantasy Book Critic: " . . . a new virtual reality system can recreate lost loved ones; but is there a glitch? reporter Marian investigates recreating her long lost lover John. Another very good story making a clear point."
Repairs
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is set on the Essex coast, where big open skies soar out of flat marshes, bogs and the sea. Where the people are used to spaces and communicating across them. They like deadpan humour and deep feelings whispered rather than foghorned. So, in this story is love, attempted murder, a secret government plot to prevent the cure for just about any illness reaching the market...or maybe not.
Getting Zoe Fixed
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From SFRevu: "Jordy Reynolds is a punk kid in a future society intent on 'Getting Zoe Fixed' in the story by T.D. Edge. Zoe is his live-in girlfriend but she has been a real pain lately. So Jordy actually leaves his house (something unheard of) and seeks out someone who can 'fix' her. He finds something different in this interesting look at a future society."
The Dark Room
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Jamie is only eight years old and already hates his life. Every night he screams for his parent s to help him rid his room of monsters.His parents assume it’s nothing more than the boy’s imagination, but what they fail to realize is that the monsters are real.
Maison close - Projet Bradbury, #23
Series: Projet Bradbury, Book 23. Price: $1.30 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: French. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Miss A est une femme d'affaires d'un genre un peu particulier : dans un futur proche où les ingénieurs ont doté les robots de sentiments, de besoins et d'envies pour relancer une économie moribonde, son entreprise offre des prestations sexuelles aux machines, cyborgs et autres androïdes. Son business est florissant. Un jour, un homme vient à elle avec une proposition inhabituelle.
Divide and Conquer Volume One
Price: Free! Words: 38,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
This collection of short stories is the product of a Foil & Phaser workshop where a group of authors collectively tried to complete the 2013 National Novel Writing Month challenge of writing 50,000 words in the month of November. The goal was to have the group submit their stories, and then they would peer edit to critique and offer suggestions to improve their writing. (38,000 words approx.)