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Screams for the Dying
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Screams for the Dying is a short science fiction story that blends myth, fantasy and science fiction. In the time in which this short story is set, banshees and star ships are real, and so are a lot of other things. It is approximately 2,500 words long and is the fifth and final story in the fourth Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Worlds - which released mid-September 2012.
Unexpected Contact
Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Is Bane, the shy, retiring ferny alien from Camassa, a hoarder or an artist? Can love exist between human & aliens? At a garage sale of the future, these & other important questions will be answered. Fluffy Science Fiction Short Story
Long Past Time
Series: Love & the Aliens, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Metamorphosis Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Louisa’s agent persuades her to participate in his Art Tourism Program. At her secluded mountain home aliens arrive from three very different planets to watch her paint. What could go wrong? Fluffy Science Fiction Short Story.
The Insanity of Zero
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
When an unforeseen event brings about the end of the world, a powerful artificial intelligence is born.
For Whom the Tinker Toils
You set the price! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Jon is a simple metalsmith and handyman from a small village--until he comes across two mechanized suits of armor their owners no longer appear to need. Then his life changes unexpectedly.
Exams (English edition)
Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by Quelli di ZEd. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fantastic tale from the collection "Di Stella in Stella" by the same author.
Long Odds
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Teklas is a dump and Isa is desperate to get off planet as fast as possible and back into a real job. She finds herself running illicit portable poker machines to make money. It's either that or go back to stripping or the mines. So far she has been lucky and avoided the cops. When her friend Tara tampers with one of the machines see how her luck changes and why.
Polar Shift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,530. Language: German. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Als Amber DeSoto Nordlichter auf Ganymede entdeckt, weiß sie, dass etwas nicht stimmt. Aber wenn irgendwer das Unvorhergesehene überleben kann, dann Amber – und wenn der Kommandant der Basis schon nicht auf sie hören will, wird sie eben selbst herausfinden, wie sie die Basis und ihre Bewohner retten kann.
Splig and Dint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Commander Splig and Lt. Dint are two aliens with a mission: to sit on their ass and monitor Earth communications for five years. Their years of boredom and near lunacy come to a horrific end when confronted with a video showing their beloved space navy hero Yablo Dan dissected by human beings. Splig and Dint set aside their differences and plan their revenge.
Dunyon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a rundown bar on a space station at the end of the universe, a customer asks for passage to Dunyon. The owner and bartender has no idea what or where Dunyon is. The next night, more people show, and more, and suddenly Dunyon, that little bar, and the entire spacestation face a very big crisis.
Deep Cove
Series: Deep Cove, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a hot summer's night in 1978 Randy and Jimmy discover that catfish and turtles aren't the only thing living in the murky waters of Deep Cove. Their discovery makes for a riveting, action packed short story.
Apex Magazine - Issue 40
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,690. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. New issues are released on the first Tuesday of every month.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
Going to the Dogs
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A reluctant vacation for two couples quickly devolves into a desperate life-and-death fight when one member of the party decides to cross a galactic crime lord - with apocalyptic consequences...
The First Voyages: The Complete Science Fiction Stories 1998-2012
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,460. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
From 21st century asteroid settlements to World War II Romania, from an Earth dominated by immortal aliens to Christ's empty tomb, a fresh, distinctive voice in science fiction takes you on journeys to the photosphere of the sun, the coding regions of DNA, and the complexities of the human psyche.
Interzone 241 Jul - Aug 2012
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.71 USD. Words: 52,550. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sean McMullen's Steamgothic and Aliette de Bodard's very moving Ship's Brother lead but Gareth L. Powell, David Ira Cleary and C.J. Paget's James White Award winner follow. "Surely the most ineptly written blockbuster of recent years, Prometheus marries stunning spectacle filmmaking to abjectly woeful science, plotting, and dialogue..." plus much more from Nick Lowe on that and many more reviews
The Pods
Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
When strange metallic pods begin to suddenly drop from the sky one night, two young brothers take one home and make a terrible discovery... Now looking better than ever on your e-reader...
To Meet Fate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the green, health-conscious near future, an already wealthy man eagerly anticipates the results of a block lottery. Watching on his massive holoscreen, he weighs the value of his life up until now and the quality of his marriage, knowing that everything will change if he wins. This is a short story which dares to ask: How much is enough?
Hoe ik een moordenaar werd
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: Dutch. Published: September 11, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Een koloniste, die op een vreedzame planeet in vrijheid en harmonie met haar planeetgenoten leeft, ziet haar rustige leventje wreed verstoord door een invasie van neodemi's. Zal zij zich door hen in het keurslijf laten persen?
Wired: A Broken Fairy Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,990. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A cybernetic Rapunzel in a post-apocalyptic world plots to escape her lonely tower. "Wired" is a short story of about 4600 words.