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Alligator's Moat (A Sci-fi Novelette #4)
Series: SCI-FI STORIES, # 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this second adventure of Re-Life Associates salesman James Cricket, he will have to sort it out with a disgruntled father, a daughter who wants out, and a hostile planet peopled with scary and dangerous beasts. It's a Sci-Fi novelette of about 11,000 words. * This novelette is also contained in Collected SCI-FI STORIES - Pack 1
The Sky Mother's Gift
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,540. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The last sentient city on Earth learns the meaning of courage.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 1, March 2013
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2013 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Galaxy’s Edge magazine is published every two months by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor. Each issue includes a mix of new and reprinted stories, a serialization of a novel, and book reviews.
Welcome to Paradox
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Lars Keller is history. Literally. Sentenced for temporal crimes he has not yet committed and exiled to the past, Lars is caught in an endless cycle of paradox unless he can find a way to restore the timeline… from the outside.
Orchid Constellations
Series: The Selected Short Fiction of Douglas T. Vale, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 201,970. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
An employee struggles against a tyrannical and stifling corporation. A mad young scientist builds a woman with more life and will than he intended. A sheriff seeks to escape an alien-infested colony world. These are just a few of the science fiction stories you'll find in this collection.
The Plan and other short stories
Price: Free! Words: 42,840. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Plan, tells the story of one successful entrepreneurs plan for his children and what happens when he gets the shaft. X Plan, Not Enough Wars, Camping in the Swamp, The Harappan Seal, and The Ship fill out the volume.
Meek in the Fields
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,830. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Patch devotes his life working the countryside's fields. As a clone farmer, his life is an isolated one. Yet Patch never felt lonely until a three-legged dog arrived upon his country lane. Patch and the animal form a bond that the clone must one day defend. Thus, the natural order of creation is jeopardized, and the growing of the crop hinges upon a clone's affection for a simple, shaggy friend.
Mudder Stew
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,880. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The world has evolved into a thing Hank Goode hardly recognizes. Witnessing the mudders march in the streets, banging their drums and singing their songs, only increases his sense of alienation. Hank sees that his beloved city is about to leave him behind, but he fails to suspect how ill fortune will force Hank to call the mudders his brothers so that he can accept a bowl of warm, mudder stew.
The Penitent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jon Worthyman is a flawed but basically good man whose church demands a penance for the sin of adultery. Jon is a Branch Davidian, and worships David Koresh.
On The Plains of Deception
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story by award-winning author Brendan DuBois, about the first man and woman on Mars, who will never return home to Earth.
Plastic Tulips
Series: In the Eyes of the Clones. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The town of Portis doesn't fault Sophie Carter for gunning down Samantha Tosh in the local grocery store. Knowing that a copy of a younger, more beautiful you walked the streets around your home would drive anyone to murder. Nor was Samantha a person. She was only a synthetic, and Franklin Tosh should've known better than to think a clone could substitute for a human wife.
Glampire
Price: Free! Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Book View Cafe. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
First Contact, Seventies Style! from NYT bestselling author. A fun short story where murder isn’t the only mystery, and our detective’s clothes are far from plain. 1940s Noir meets 1970s Glam. The story begins as a bizarre murder case in an unusual location, but nothing is as it seems. And the fate of an entire civilisation rests on a man with spiky red hair and six-inch platform shoes.
The Final Battle
Price: Free! Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
An eminent scientist is challenged by a humanoid robot in a verbal combat which lays bare irrationality, inconsistency and senselessness in our lives which we have learned to accept.
Gavin's Big Date
Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Twenty-something Gavin gets a more interesting night out than he bargained for when he hits on a girl at a late-night train sushi restaurant.
UFO 1955
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
An escaped prisoner is taken up into a UFO and transformed into a hideous creature designed to harvest humans to be used as food on an alien planet.
A Day For Dying
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"A Day For Dying" features a special kind of gladiatorial contest, one which we would not want to participate in!
Leviatán
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: Spanish. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
En las profundidades del Atlántico ha sido descubierta una gigantesca criatura. Su corazón late cada vez con mayor fuerza, augurando un inminente despertar. ¿Está preparado el mundo para lo que se avecina?
Shadows and Starlight
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 148,600. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A hardened lawman tries to get himself and his lady love off a hostile colony world. An overworked student finds a nefarious shortcut to solve all her problems. An office worker constantly struggles against a fantastical stereotype. These are some of the diverse and entertaining short stories you'll find in this collection. It includes science fiction, horror, fantasy, and more.
Reality Is A Dream
Series: Beyond Realities, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science has given us many new frontiers but this one is something she did not expect. Aislinn was hired to crunch the numbers and find out just why the project was not working the way it should. They would not tell her just what the project was. The papers kept talking about the subject but the subject was missing, disappeared or something. Could she find the answers they were paying her for and i
In Fabula-divino
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,010. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Take eight authors, edit them like they've never been edited before, and what do you get? In Fabula-divino, the mentoring/publishing venture from Australian writer Nicole Murphy. Along with guest stars Kevin J Anderson, Rebecca Moesta, Trudi Canavan, Angela Slatter and Kaaron Warren, these speculative fiction tales will delight you.