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Twas the Night
Series: Space Station Tales, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 940. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
The holiday that most connects humanity is that of the mid winter night. Christmas may belong to Christians but children everywhere look for Santa. Even those living at a space station a Space Station Tale
Same Time Next Year at the Spaceport Cafe
Series: Space Station Tales, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Even in deep space lovers find a way to connect. A space station can circle a world, a sun or just a point in space. a Space Station short story
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream
Series: Space Station Tales, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Humans have moved out into the great dark. Living in creations of steel, glass and science they have brought with them beliefs and celebrations from old Mother Earth. This tale is of Halloween and what it would be first of the Space Station Tales
The Green Leopard Plague and Other Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 130,360. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Stories in this collection were nominated for three Nebula awards, a Hugo, and a Sidewise Award. Contents include "Daddy's World," "Pinocchio," "Lethe," "The Tang Dynasty Underwater Pyramid," and the title story. With extensive annotations by the author and an introduction by Charles Stross.
Vamp or Not?
Price: Free! Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story about a teenage girl that befriends a group of Goths. One of her new companions has her questioning, is it possible that he is a vampire?
New Performer
Series: Worlds Apart, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A new woman has joined Tamio's troop. A dancer, sleek and limber and more than she seems. A star traveler who has never felt the pull of a planet's moon. She will learn much about a world and herself.
Pigmossium
You set the price! Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Greedy gangsters trap each other into a fatal showdown while MAMPA agents help Theropods escape from their flooded planet.
Thrice Uncharmed
Series: Wynne d'Arzon, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013 by Clean Reads. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hector Primuman IV, great-great grandson of founder of Arzon colony, knows he’s odd. With the genegineering that advanced his mind, the closest thing he has to a friend is the one girl who can (usually) keep up with him, Wynne Layuman. But Wynne’s highly competitive. And she’s smart enough that she’ll eventually figure out what he can’t tell her, and he can’t be sure she won’t hate him for it.
Поймать бога
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,650. Language: Russian. Published: September 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Хесито поймал бога в четверг..." Хотите узнать, что было дальше? Рассказы молодых русскоязычных фантастов, представленные в этом сборнике, очень разные, но их объединяет общая черта: в каждом герой сталкивается с загадочной силой, превосходящей его понимание. И если он с честью прошел испытание на пределе возможного - значит, поймал своего бога.
Strogs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seb and Liz thought surviving the mutagenic plague wasn't so bad until the scientist Malcolm tried to make improvements. Now their colony is infested with slime mould and all they have left to eat are cane toads. So when Malcolm's apprentice says she can really fix things, the colony is divided.
Shen Ji and the Celestial
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
XX-XY Holdings is New Shanghai's largest producer of vat grown human flesh, strictly for off-world sale to the alien races known as the celestials. Shen Ji has her own reasons for joining XX-XY but makes a shocking discovery during a routine meeting. One of the celestials is human . . .
Isolation And Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,000. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Isolation is a collection of stories --- two novellas, a novelette, and two short stories --- that relate to the isolation that we all feel from our fellow beings on occasion, and the belonging that we all seek. The stories: Isolation, Anticipation, The Flowers Of Dawn, Turn Me On, Down On The Farm.
Oil to Ashes 1, "Picnic" (Linc Freemore Apocalyptic Thriller Series)
Series: Oil To Ashes. Price: Free! Words: 12,080. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
"As usual his morning commute took him past that simple wooden cross, planted above the pit with the charred sides. And as usual Linc's stomach turned at the thought of it happening to the next child." The war on terror has escalated to a nihilistic brawl for oil. Brutal and incessant gang violence now rules the headlines. Linc Freemore discovers how far he's willing to blur the lines.
"The Literary Virus"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Factory worker Jeff Littleton shares a couple of artifacts with his co-workers. The aged paper & enigmatic script, which came from a US soldier from WWII, is far more than what it appears... After one co-worker nearly dies after reading the artifact & a warning from another co-worker with experience, Jeff is left with the next logical step.
"No Bones About It"
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Marcus Odwan is a young, archeologist student teacher in New York City. On the side, he is a tour guide at the American Museum of Natural History. Marcus is not the type to give credence to conspiracy theories. Not even the one about his own profession...unless he is proven wrong!
Marcel et Riton
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: French. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Quelques jours dans la vie et les pensées d'un cheval de trait dans un futur lointain - ou pas.
Sine Die
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: Italian. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
"Lucas, uno scienziato rinomato, ha un appuntamento importante. Deve comunicare al suo socio l'incredibile scoperta. Purtroppo ha dimenticato il palmare a casa..." Una storia onirica, immaginifica, sorprendente. Vi trascinerà in un mondo nel quale nulla è quello che sembra. Un'avventura composta da 10 capitoli. 10 scatole cinesi che vi porteranno a conoscere la verità...
Compilação de contos da Era Dourada
Series: Era Dourada, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 18,500. Language: Portuguese. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Uma guerra mundial pelos recursos energéticos mudou a face do planeta, levando a espécie humana perto da extinção. Cinco séculos, depois, a revolução industrial acontece pela segunda vez, fazendo ressurgir os mesmos desafios. Inclui os contos: - A Alvorada - A Escuridão - A Alergia - O Monstro e a Musa - O Fruto Proibido
The Atrocity Exhibition (2026-2030)
Series: Still Light, 1:3. You set the price! Words: 11,260. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A year ago, the world was introduced to a weapon that perfected the abilities of the mind in communion with it. This is the tale of the atrocities that tore the world apart, and the hidden events that revealed them as the birth of the world’s first true artificial intelligence. Also, a virtual world like no other, a new generation of terrorists, two men watching a bird, and a moment of true peace.
The Coming Storm (2025)
Series: Still Light, 1:2. You set the price! Words: 8,900. Language: British English. Published: September 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
History is the froth on the ocean, a series of small events telling of the movements in the depths below and skies above. This is the story of one such historical moment, in which a presentation is made, and a new technology unveiled to the world. These tactical computers will become the birth of true AI, as well as a world radically different from the one that preceded it, and it begins at this m