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Bullets For Buddha
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story duo: Bullets For Buddha in which an excess of zeal leads to the Dalai Lama hunted down by militants, and Looks Like God in which Jesus and several companions decide to take a second look at Earth.
Only Human
By Paul Carlson
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young student in New Jersey makes a surprising discovery about daytime TV advertisements.
Santayana Station
By Paul Carlson
Price: Free! Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the near future, a multicultural group of idealistic college students make a bold move to bring peace to the Balkans.
Mongol Dawn
By Courtney Farrell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Ghengis Khan meets a whole new kind of enemy in this flash fiction piece that blends alternative history and science fiction. It's a fast and fun read.
Those Hands
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Richard was attacked as a young boy and has kept it a secret for decades... even from himself. When he has the chance to confront his attacker before the attack, it will change both of their lives forever. Warning: may contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. NO explicit description of abuse.
Waveform
By Paul Carlson
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This flash-fiction story combines classical philosophy, modern medical science, and a bit of humor.
Spin
By Paul Carlson
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a humorous flash-fiction tale about the intersection of cutting edge science, blathering politicians, and the mystery of our missing socks.
Fat Girl in a Strange Land
By Crossed Genres Publications
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For every supermodel, there are thousands of women who have heard “Why don’t you just eat less?” far too often. Except as comic relief or the unattractive single BFF, those women’s stories are never told. Crossed Genres Publications presents Fat Girl in a Strange Land, an anthology of fourteen stories of fat women protagonists traveling distant and undiscovered realms.
Precious Cargo 2404 CE - A Malo Kemp Assignment
By Andrew J Chamberlain
Series: The Malo Kemp Assignments. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Space trader Malo Kemp leaves the bottle behind for an assignment he can't refuse; after all, shipping freight across the known worlds is what he does best. He thinks he knows about his goods and his passenger; the mysteriously cool Miranda. But as they travel through the hard vacuum of space the past begins to catch up with Malo, and the lines between the trader and his cargo begin to blur
The Ferro-Erotic Roaches of Kiki
By Alistair Ainscott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by Rapid-Dynamix Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Kiki dwell contentedly in their hive until the odd roundy beasts plummet to the surface. Chantelle and James, marooned on an alien world of banded stone and gaping chasms, take refuge in the warrens of the roach-like denizens of the planet. They find a peaceful, if uneasy, co-existence. Until the baby arrives. And they call again for help. And Chantelle must choose: her baby or her life.
Cosmic Pathos
By Alexander Dregon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,570. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hope, Dreams, Revenge, and Compassion can make even an Alien seem Human...
Monstrous Magic: An Anthology of Science Fantasy
By Daniel Eness
Series: Retsnom monsteR. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,310. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Collecting a dozen tales of the strange and fantastic, Monstrous Magic: An Anthology of Science Fantasy explores the realm under your bed: bogeys, trolls, dragons and haunted spacemen take on the world as we know it, and the world bites back.
End Games
By Thomas Carpenter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For Walter Haggarty, stuck in a retirement home and wheelchair bound isn't so bad. Every day brings a new adventure playing alternate-reality war games on his high tech eye-screens. At least until he draws the ire of the facility management. Then he must make a choice between honor and his grandchildren's future. This is a short story. Also, contains bonus story.
Zombie-Eyed Girl and other stories
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Flashpack number two. Five flash fiction stories, all with a zombie theme. A girl with scarily alluring eyes; a man looking for his lost love; a creature that won't give up; an infested spaceship and; a family hoping for redemption. "I must admit, I’m a sucker for a Monaghan tale" - William Pauley III.
Hollywood Lied
By Shane Greenhough
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Massive boulder-like objects fall from the sky to crash into the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa. Who, or what, is to blame for yet another inconvenience in the lives of the locals?
Augmented Reality: The Atlantic Salmon GT
By Stephen Cote
Price: Free! Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In Derry's warped reality, a mundane architectural review takes place in a future ruled by high-tech racing. With protests in the hallway, and a marker crashing into an eraser on the whiteboard, Derry has to try to maintain his sanity long enough to ask the most important question: Is spending money on this code change worth saving twelve cents? Start your engines, it's meeting time.
Nerves
By Neal Litherland
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
Dr. Kristin Pierce is convinced she's heard every story there is to hear at the clinic. But she's about to become the witness to a horror that a nation wants to keep secret, but to which the dead refuse to be silent.
An Unconventional Little War/Positive Spin
By Robert Collins
Series: Frigate Victory. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Here are two more "Frigate Victory" SF stories. The first is an action tale of terrorists stealing Victory. The second is one of confrontation over a politician's assassination. Both stories have been previously published.
Interzone 236 Sept - Oct 2011
By TTA Press
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction, illustrations plus SFF/H related news and reviews of books, movies and DVDs. It is not celebrity oriented. This issue has stories from Mercurio D. Rivera, Jason Sanford (art from Jim Burns) and 3 other authors. Next printed issue is #239, due Mar 2012
A Slave to Race
By Michael D. Britton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What would it take for you to trade a life in the skies, earning your freedom, for a death sentence deep within the lunar mines? When you're racing for your life, you don't let a thing like death slow you down. Love, on the other hand, can seal your fate.