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Long Time Passing
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Price: Free! Words: 7,020. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story set in the universe of The Luck of Han'anga. Martin is a man with a grim past he would rather not remember, even after three long centuries. But in a future where history seems about to repeat itself, can he really hide from his darkest memories forever?
In His Dream He Plummets
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Price: Free! Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A free sci-fi short story involving alternate reality and dark inner-monologue, wrapped in an interesting poetic writing style. (around 8900 words or 15 single-spaced pages)
Aurora Borealis: Heated Arguments
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Heated Arguments:" When the Aurora Borealis is stranded dead in space, it is infiltrated by an old 'acquaintance' of the crew causing all hell to break lose not only on the ship, but also within the Captain. Aurora Borealis is a series of short stories chronicling the journeys of Captain Kahara Rain and her crew.
Fireflies
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Price: Free! Words: 22,910. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.00 from 1 review)
A haunted train, the gods' retirement home, a spirit of vengeance doesn't know her purpose, and a blackmailer has lost his memory. An ancient star's gravity brings a starship to life, and the laws of the dead are tricky. Fireflies is a collection of short stories by Erica Lindquist and Aron Christensen.
Aptitude
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,360. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the judge offers Lily six weeks on Ellesmere Island helping at a scientific camp over six months in juvenile detention, she takes it. But the days are long in the Arctic and the work is hard, and she wants to go home. Then she finds the artifact and everything changes. A short story by the author of Station OSCX-9.
N-Hance: Use As Directed
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Price: Free! Words: 13,380. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eric is a gamer whose world is falling to pieces. School is a dead-end, his best friend is moving away, and his gaming career is going down in flames. But then he is offered a chance to try N-Hance, an intelligence-boosting drug that could take his mind to new levels. But brain alteration is not without risk. Meet Eric Corvus before he was the Wraithlord, in this mind-altering eBook.
Adversary
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
For ten thousand years, the people of the habitats have lived in fear of Adversary, the focus of evil in the solar system. One family, however, has grown to doubt the truth of the old tales. The four of them will challenge evil itself with nothing but a single shuttle and their heretical curiosity...
Apex Magazine - Issue 41
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » 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 on the first Tuesday of every month.
Zero Hour 2: More Stories of Spiritual Suspense
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Series: Zero Hour. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,870. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Author Stoney M. Setzer returns with more "Twilight Zone"-type stories with a Christian worldview in "Zero Hour 2." In these twelve pulp-style stories of science fiction and suspense, Setzer leads readers on another journey into the shadowlands of imagination, complete with a spiritual twist.
Bannelingen op Troop
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2012 by e-Publikant. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nadat hij door zijn muitende bemanning uit zijn schip is gezet, stort Wolter Hazelaar neer op Troop. Maandenlang is hij er alleen, op de twinkelieren na. Tot er opeens een deur verschijnt op het strand ...
Starfall: The First Cut
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Price: Free! Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Castaway meets Lost in Space. Exploring the power of information.
Piecework
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
The Ten Second Time Traveller
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Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
Extremely short story about the problems with time travel. Recently (October 5th 2012) I was in the pub with Mick Carter discussing short story writing. As the conversation got to what could be achieved with the shortest amount of words, yet be able to still tell a reasonably decent story we decided to set a challenge for ourselves and write a story in around 500 hundred words or less.
Strange Harvest
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Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A humorous science fiction short story. Exploding tomatoes. Incendiary radishes. Electric potatoes. Something very odd is happening in Drinkwater. Can the town's sole reporter figure it out...before it's too late?
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
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Price: Free! Words: 670. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.17 from 6 reviews)
This is the story “Pain Is So Close To Pleasure”, a short comedy story I wrote several years ago. The story looks at an alien race who has recently come into contact with our own. To learn more about each other, ourselves and the aliens decide to send an exchange student to the others world to spend time there so each race can learn more about the other. Warning: contains swearing
Love & the Aliens
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,310. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in Earth’s near future, a group of aliens, called the Unity, have masterminded a peaceful takeover and simultaneously made things better and mucked things up. Stories of love, espionage, art, movies, conspiracies and even a cat or two. Includes ‘Joe’s Milky Way Cafe’, ‘Chocolate is My Destiny’, ‘Long Past Time,’ ‘Unexpected Contact’, ‘Trust’ and 'Walking Away from the Past'.
Walking Away from the Past
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 'Love & the Aliens' story. Suicide or Murder? Political Espionage? Producers shutting down the film? Aliens, technological breakdowns and more hit Estelle on her last day of doing stunts for her current film. Can she survive it and turn her life around?
Trust
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Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A 'Love & the Aliens' story. In Earth’s near future, the Unity, an alliance of aliens, is in power. Gena must keep the human communication system running. The system has other ideas. So does Soukis, an irresistible Catalpan Engineer. Are his ideas part of further takeover or a creative alien idea? And what does he want with her?
The Imagi
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Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story written using a unique style, The Imagi tells the story of humanities development of psychic powers and their first contact with an Alien race.
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Murderous Confidant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Short Story: When all of the evidence points at Dr. Watson being a murderer, can Sherlock prove him innocent or is it possible that Watson's own friendship has led him down a dark path? Or could Watson still have a dark path to tread? A Mystery with a little bit of Sci-fi.