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A Sidequel?
By Stephen Jennison-Smith
Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A piece of flash fiction with Sid and Arthur from The Crying Pennant.
Not The Droids
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As Austin ages, society increasingly frowns on direct human interaction in favor of telepresence androids. When his unfashionably in-person wife dies and his family moves on, will he be alone forever?
Bonnie Mrs Stormily.
By Ray Jaxome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mrs Stormily is a great teacher. She is also a witch. So when a ghost appears out of nowhere, she should be able to handle it. But then her children are all possessed – and the demons deny being the responsible party. Who is causing this problem? How will Mrs Stormily fix it? Bonnie Mrs Stormily is a 3,200 word short story.
Fénix
By Alejandro Gamen
Price: Free! Words: 5,060. Language: Spanish. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fénix es una extraña droga, un placebo, una nueva forma de vida, el paso a otra realidad de la cual no es fácil salir, no cuando implica ir en contra de todo sentido común, enfrentarse con lo más básico del ser humano, el deseo de vivir y perpetuarse. Enmarcado en la ciencia ficción, la historia se ubica en el mundo de lo cuasi-real, una utopía cercana con aterradoras implicancias.
Who Wants To Be The Emperor
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,910. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Harvey Short, the Emperor of the Human race, has a lot of regrets as he nears the end of his life. As he recalls how humanity won the Empire, he's busy trying to figure out how to get the humans out of it. Has he come up with a solution, or just a pathetic illusion? 'Emperor' is a short story of about 4800 words / 19 paperback pages.
They Should Have Lied To Us
By David Arsenian
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the year 2031, a man journals his efforts to get ready for Daisy, a giant asteroid that has just grazed the sun. According to the news, it will soon create havoc here on Earth. Must survive.
Red Letter Day
By Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,420. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Graduation Day at Barack Obama High School. The day the Red Letters arrive, the day that students get a glimpse into their own future. But a handful never get a letter and no one knows why. One teacher has an idea though, a teacher who never got a Red Letter herself, a teacher who will finally have answers before the day is out.
Poker Boy vs. The Silicon Suckers
By Dean Wesley Smith
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,090. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
USA Today bestselling author Dean Wesley Smith occasionally commits Poker Boy stories. In this collection are five. “The Old Girlfriend of Doom,” “Pink Shoes and Hot Chocolate,” “Not Salable For Sale,” “Dried Up,” and “Mummy Murders.” In each of these stories Poker Boy deals with the dreaded Silicon Suckers, a race that lives in the sand outside of Las Vegas.
Rise of Kencha
By Erin M. Hartshorn
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2012 by HartshornPublishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jani's been working night shift since she broke up with the commander of her station, Lev Ren, but even with her grief, she notices the problems with engines and airflow on the station. What she doesn't notice at first is the crew who have altered their bodiesThese crew are playing a game called Kencha, and how Jani responds will affect everyone on the station.
The Twelve: Altunai Subset One
By Killian McRae
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012 by Tulipe Noire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in the universe developed in McRae's speculative fiction, 12.21.12, The Twelve: Alutunai Subset One is a collection of three short stories giving readers an insight into three proxy soldiers of Sekhmet,Goddess of Egypt.
Jiggle Juice and Cleavage
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A space elevator technician finds himself caught between a world he doesn't understand and a world he doesn't want to understand when he takes on an emergency repair job as he scales the ancient, collapsing old "beanpole" that connects to a freight satellite in the Clarke Belt. Jiggle Juice and Cleavage is a short story of the future past.
Under The Milky Way
By Dellani Oakes
Price: Free! Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The year is 2030 and Storm Westlake has finally come into her own. She's just been promoted to the "fixer" for the Shine Clan - a combination lawyer, lobbist, agent for the biggest nomad pack east of the Mississippi. She's running with the big dogs now. What she's finding out is that the job isn't what she expected. This sci-fi short story by Dellani Oakes is set in a semi-Cyberpunk world.
Prophets: Heaven's Adversary
By Kenneth Neal
Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Prophets pertains to a SciFi/Fantasy/Cyberpunk trilogy, involving current and advanced technological theories along with mythological references. Think "The Fifth Element" fantasy, "X-Men" ambition and "300" grit. Outlining a rising empire’s lust for dominion and its treacherous collapse, with an aftermath that will leave once fertile lands in ruin and cinder.
Peaceful Intent--Tales of Alien/Human Interaction
By Harris Tobias
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,600. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When aliens and humans interact, the results are often either comedy or tragedy. In this terrific collection of 23 original and often hilarious stories, author Harris Tobias explores both possibilities. This is off kilter science fiction at its best. So strap yourself in and get ready for a fun ride through the cosmos.
Computer Bug
By John Porter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The date is 2280 and the world is very different. Virtual reality has replaced much of the actual world and many of the planet's inhabitents are no longer even made of flesh and bone. But children are still children; they still crave new toys, they still deceive their parents, and they can still be very cruel. In a future where not everything is as it seems, pain and torture remain real enough...
The Chamber
By Brett Talley
Price: Free! Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Six strangers awaken in an empty room with metal walls, no door, and what appears to be a two way mirror. Then one by one, they start to die. From Brett J. Talley, author of the Bram Stoker Award nominee, That Which Should Not Be.
Epic Marvels
By Chuck Keyes
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This eBook has twenty-two of chuck's epic short sci-fi stories. A sci-fi assortment consisting of adventure, fantasy, suspense, mystery, horror, comedy, action, and steaming hot romance. Every imaginative story will rock your mind with thrills, chills, and super-surprises. There's sexy female aliens, scary alien creatures,and shocking situations.
Thesis
By Ray Jaxome
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
All I wanted to do was submit my Thesis. It’s on theoretical physics. No interest to anybody. Or so I think until a shadowy organisation drives by my house and tries to shoot me. After that, I run, but it turns out that this is a matter of life or death. Potentially, mine. Thesis is a 2,800 word short story by Ray Jaxome.
A Lesser Hero
By A.D. McFadzean
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. And superpowers distort perception. But even superheroes need help sometimes. When things go bad,who ya gonna call?
Lightning: A Machine of Death short story
By Thomas Maluck
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Liz is a librarian becoming disillusioned with her career. As she navigates another day of apathetic public service, she notices a Machine of Death slip left behind as a bookmark by a patron, labeled "Lightning." Liz doesn't know if the bookmark is a piece of someone's past or a warning for the future. Whose bookmark is it, and does Liz want to meet a doomed patron?