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The Greenless World
By Austin Torney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Marooned on an arid planetoid, when the Earth is destroyed, Patrick meets the alien, Serena, and tries to explain many things that she has never seen, foremost among them the color ‘green’.
The Scorpion Nest: A Short Story
By Guy Harrison
Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.25 star(3.33 from 3 reviews)
Newlyweds Joel and Sonnet have just wrapped up a housewarming party in Suburban Phoenix. Custom-built on the site of a meteor crash a half century ago, the young couple received everything they wanted in their dream house. Unfortunately, Joel and Sonnet also got what they didn't want: thousands of unwelcome, venomous guests.
The Eye of The Universe
By Florence Witkop
Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
(4.00 from 1 review)
The world will end unless two lovers agree to be separated for eternity. This quick read of a little less than 7,000 words by veteran romance writer Florence Witkop deals with what happens when one of those lovers learns the terms... and refuses to abide by them.
On the Many Uses of Cedar
By Geoffrey W. Cole
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
On a mountain beside a roaring log flume, Fanny endlessly repeats the day her husband hits her. If Fanny can learn what's causing the day to repeat, she may be able to move on with her life, but that will mean facing the man the mountain has remade.
Spots the Space Marine: Letters
By M.C.A. Hogarth
Series: Spots the Space Marine, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An epilogue to the novel Defense of the Fiddler told in the form of letters from Travis "Claws" Walker. Contains spoilers for the novel, and hints of what may be to come...
Limits
By Larry Niven
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of SF, Larry Niven. The stories in this collection include collaborations with authors Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts).
Exile (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
By Dave Robinson
Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Short story (1280 words) about an extraterrestrial being exiled to planet Earth with some interesting consequences for our space program. The tale is "Twilight Zone-esque" in both theme and writing style but captures some of the dysfunction of recent years in the space program. “Exile” is the fourth story in “The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar.”
Blood Ties
By Steven Mohan, Jr.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Frank Goodsen struggles to keep his wife and daughter alive in a dying world. Hidden away in the mountains, he carves a thin living out of a poisoned land. That is, until he encounters Hardeep Singh a microbiologist who turns his life upside down. But that’s nothing compared to what it will be like when he learns what is really destroying the Earth.
New Dawn
By Don Kisner
Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Frank Gilman travels to Minneapolis on business. When he checks in at his hotel, he receives a message from someone he doesn't know. The message asks Frank to meet the sender at a place called The Lido. His first reaction is that the message was intended for someone else, but the further he investigates, the more mysterious the message becomes.
De Wintertuin
By Paul Harland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: Dutch. Published: March 13, 2012 by Uitgeverij Verschijnsel. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Paul Harland neemt u in deze negen indringende SF-verhalen mee naar de laatste woonboten die onbeschermd buiten het hemelweb proberen te overleven; naar Rusland dat oude glorie wil laten herleven door het bewind over te dragen aan Napoleon en Oscar Wilde; naar de strijd tegen technologisch verval op een schijfwereld; naar wolkwortels waar krabwier en andere ziekten de nieuwe Ontkieming bedreigen.
At The Water's Edge (Adronis #1)
By Melanie Nilles
Series: Adronis. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Prairie Star Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After falling overboard from her tour boat during a squall, Sara Adams wakes up on a deserted island in the Bermuda Triangle. However, the island isn’t as deserted as she first thinks. A handsome stranger brings her food that couldn’t possibly grow there; but he always disappears at night and when it rains. Ancient forces and her fear of the ocean stand in the way of satisfying her heart.
In Space No One Can Hear You Laugh
By Steven Mohan, Jr.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Blue Shark Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOU LAUGH offers five glimpses of a hilarious future. Watch as powerful aliens place the fate of humanity in the sticky hands of a small-time crook…Take a peek at an exotic dancer working the moons of Jupiter who finds herself in the middle of an interplanetary power play…Join a human freighter crew as they try to fight off the wacky effects of an alien curse.
Wisps (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
By Ryan Croker
Price: Free! Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gabriel Ramirez Ventura is about to be the first Mexican President gunned down by narco soldiers, and in his presidential palace in broad daylight. His mind is in a panic when seemingly otherworldly forces intervene. A being has come to Earth to return Mayan warriors borrowed over a thousand years earlier, and to pay a debt.
Survival
By Greg Ellis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The last day of a turkey hunt goes horribly wrong for Joe Burroughs when he picks up a fellow hunter on a lonely back road. Alone, haggard, and in need of food and shelter, Joe drives the man to the nearest Ranger Station where he begins telling a very strange tale of a very strange hunt.
Plus One
By Antony Bennison
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2012 by Tattooed Bear. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Winstanley's girlfriend works with a machine that tests simulated universe theories. She wants to be left alone to fix an experiment gone wrong. He wants to know why she doesn't want him at her office party. And both will find that it may not just be their relationship that is broken.
A Little Old Fashioned
By Rita Schulz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – her choices are death or life in a hard labor camp. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.
A Tin Can to Nowhere
By Isaac Mehdi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A man is marooned on a government base on the far side of Earth's moon. It doesn't appear as if anyone is coming back...ever. There is food, shelter, air, and water enough to allow him to live for a long time. But the man doesn't want to just continue existing. He needs a goal--a reason to survive.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated! Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill. His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short. Simon holds the solution.
You Can Thank Me Later
By Jonathan Carter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From the dark imagination of Jonathan Carter, writer of Sweet Embrace, comes a story that tests the boundaries of The Real. Patrick Martin, driving home after a long day of his personal daily grind, is allowing his mind to wander. On this particular trip home, however, his mind wanders farther than anyone could imagine.
Coconmeester
By Leo Elsinger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: Dutch. Published: March 10, 2012 by Uitgeverij Parelz. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Rechmets vaste maat Qasha is op ruimtereis en haar schip heeft al zo lang geen contact meer opgenomen dat het als vermist staat geregistreerd. Maar Rechmet wil de gevolgen niet onder ogen zien, ondanks het feit dat het zijn dood zou kunnen betekenen. Zijn werk als coconmeester lijdt eronder, hij eet nauwelijks en zijn woonstee is een bende.