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The Speculative Edge, Issue 4, November 2012
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,090. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The usual mix of interviews, stories and poems, plus a extended review section this month to help with your holiday shopping.
Sweet Potato Pie
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012 by Eye of the Eagle. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Grandpa promised the aliens would come. And now the invasion is here. Johnny can stand around watching as the aliens take over his town or he can take action and warn his friends. Only thing is, no one believes him. In fact, Johnny’s not sure he believes it himself. Is his town really being overrun by aliens? Or has genetic manipulation finally gone too far?
A Light in the Merced River (Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In an alternate-history Steampunk America, missionary John Muir must choose between his two great loves: nature and Creation.
Daisies of Mars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,300. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nick's new job on Mars isn't so boring anymore.
Otherness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,120. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An extraordinary collection of tales and essays about the near and distant future, as humans encounter the secrets of the cosmos – and their own existence. What if education were extended into the womb? What happens when an archaeologist discovers a terrible secret under the landfills of Los Angeles? Will ‘natural’ humans still have a role when cybernetic humans surpass them in nearly all ways?
An Aspie Tells Tales
Series: Aspie Tales, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Supernatural Suspense short stories, with afterword comments by the author, who happens to have Asperger's and D.I.D. (multiple personalities.) The motivation for writing, beyond entertainment, is to encourage anyone with barriers in their life that they can find a way to their dreams.
Nexus of the Unexpected - 15 Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,030. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Nexus of the Unexpected: 15 short stories with one thing in common, a surprise ending. They are all of a Science Fiction or Fantasy flavour, but each one is different in its combination of style, theme or length. These stories may amuse you with a smidgen of comedy, scare you with a pinch of horror, or amaze you with a dash of magic realism, but they all will blindside you by the end. Guaranteed.
Singularity War: In the Shadow of the Burned City
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Chapter Three: After an attack on the home of the mysterious Sheriff, a search is underway for the perpetrators and it lands in the village of Lem. The town's custodian knows that war is coming and does his best to avoid bloodshed. The first two chapters are available for download on Smashwords or as an audiobook from the Smoke & Mirrors podcast, episode 89.
There's Starving Vampires in Africa
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Othel goes to donate blood, he runs into more trouble than he bargained for.
The Formula
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
A hero unlike any other fights to save the world.
Anatomy of Surprise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Religious
Godly omniscience has one drawback, and it’s a major one: it’s boring. There are absolutely no surprises. None. At all. So, God, also known as Alphonse at that time, set about to cure his godly boredom.
The Grandfather Army
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A loyal Drill Sergeant proudly trains the next batch of recruits to go off to war. Until things get personal.
Justs vloek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: Dutch. Published: October 22, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hij is de enig overgebleven klimmer. De Naald van Koo de laatste naald die hij moet bedwingen. Ondanks de vloek die aan hem vastgekleefd lijkt, klimt Just omhoog.
Temptation & Other Adventures
Series: Aston West Triple Shots. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,230. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Follow along as you're taken along on the continuing adventures of space pirate Aston West. Travel a universe filled with all the best and worst it has to offer, and enjoy your trip as you experience three included stories.
Mother of Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The last of humanity is trapped on a set of ships that travel through time, waiting for the Earth to recover from a catastrophy. Hope is all the passengers have and all they ever will have. Two humans are left on the planet's surface with no hope, until by accident or fate they discover that Mother is wrong. This story is about love and hope.
Sub-Textual Evidence for the Existence of Alien Life and the Extrapolation of Internet Protocols
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
She's just broken up with her boyfriend and is looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home. She didn't count on a crashed alien craft and a cute kitten. Originally published in Planet Relish, 2002.
Moment of Extinction
Series: Apocalyptic Tales. Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
The last survivors of a doomed world have been rescued and taken to safety in another universe, but they’re still dying out. All their rescuers can do is take them to see the ocean one last time – and try to persuade them to let their last child survive.
Jolly Rogers: A Story About Boyhood
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: American English. Published: October 19, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a Halloween night something magical happens to three adolescent boys and one old man that changes their lives.
Indiana Science Fiction 2012
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,350. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by James Ward Kirk. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 1 review)
It may seem you've left Indiana, but look again. Some of it is strangely familiar, some of it exceeds your wildest imagination. The future is right around the corner and numerous authors give you their visions in this Indiana Science Fiction Anthology for 2012. This anthology contains poetry, flash fiction and short stories from Indiana authors and stories situated in Indiana.
Brainjack
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A space station around Mars has suffered a series of strange murders. Jack, the security chief of the station, must struggle against the odds to find out who or what is causing these deaths before he becomes a victim himself.