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Written on the Coast: Thirteen Tales of Magic and Mayhem Written in Lincoln City, OR
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 46,640. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 by Soul's Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once upon a time, a writer journeyed to the enchanting Oregon Coast and took a workshop. Then, drawn by the siren’s song of knowledge and craft, she went back and took a whole bunch more. Ranging from traditional fantasy to science fiction to contemporary fantasy to the undefinably absurd, the stories in this collection will appeal to readers of all types of speculative fiction.
Mirror Shards: Volume Two
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,590. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
BEWARE! Between these pages, thirteen tales about augmented reality lie in wait to steal away your senses.
Linda's Lessons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: American English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the ninth and penultimate story in the "Becoming a Hero" series from author Mark Moore, Linda Lancer and Lara Love start their senior year of high school. "Becoming a Hero" is a quiet, low-key series that explores the making of a hero. There are no big battles, no angst, and no teen melodrama. 2,695 words. Suitable for high-schoolers.
Space Monkeys
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Glittering Throng Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
IRiS, the Interstellar Recovery Spacecraft, captured samples from a comet passing through the solar system and found something remarkable. Danny lives in his own world, finding connections through video games and gesture. Emmett does what all good fathers do and seeks for new ways to connect with his son. Sometimes first contact begins right here at home.
Nor Gloom of Night
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Paul has been called a "glorified mailman" by his peers, but he sees it as a sacred duty. Now, with the "little problem" of a big rock through half his vessel, he has to do everything he can -including the unthinkable- to deliver. The mail must get through.
Green, a short story
Price: Free! Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
An off-world trader and a green civil rights activist walk into a trendy restaurant on a desert planet... This unusual and provocative short story by Sara Zaske was shortlisted for The Reader's 2012 Short Story competition.
Xeno, the Boy & Wonderbread (Update 5/24/2014)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
WonderBoy must never feel fear, for it is the hunger of enemies. WonderBoy must always remain calm, for staying in nervousness leads to failure. But what should he do if he accidentally kills his mother? (Comes with a new bonus story)
Attack of the Space Nazis from Mars
Price: Free! Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Nazis from space launch an attack on New York City, Kent, a newsman with wartime experience, and an unlikely army has to fight to save the world. Not everything is as it seems in this two fisted tale of heart stopping, pulp style adventure.
Breve relación del verdadero encuentro de dos mundos
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 14,320. Language: Spanish. Published: August 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Novela corta o relato largo de tono humorístico cuyo argumento gira en torno a la llegada a Sevilla de una nave espacial en el 20º aniversario de la clausura de la Exposición Universal de 1992.
The Ohso Project: Hit Song
Series: The Ohso Project, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Teddy B is the hottest act to hit music. Every single hits number one, and his debut album goes diamond. But then a young songwriter comes forward claiming Teddy B stole his song. The problem is the song debuted only days after he wrote it. Who is lying, and who is telling the truth? Or is there a darker secret yet to be uncovered? Only the Ohso Project can find the answer.
Crushing Mountains and Other Stories (Collected Short Stories of Douglas T. Vale Volume 1)
Series: The Collected Short Stories of Douglas T. Vale, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,320. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young woman wakes up with a full-grown beard. Living mountains threaten to crush humanity. A boy contracts a disease that makes him healthier. These are a few of the gripping speculative tales you'll find in this short-story collection. Collected short stories of Douglas T. Vale volume 1.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,780. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Doomed Muse Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this large collection, author Annie Bellet demonstrates her gift for the short form, offering readers twenty short stories, novelettes, and novellas that are compelling, beautifully imagined, and entertaining. Till Human Voices Wake Us contains 20 stories that range from hard science fiction to space opera, sword and sorcery to magical realism, some in print for the first time.
The Final Testament
Price: Free! Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A religious leader's unprecedented trip through a wormhole to another dimension to retrieve a sacred tome could save his planet's people - or perhaps doom them.
The Von Barkingham Method of Time Travel
Price: Free! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
In the future ... well, you already know this (or will), assuming you lived (or will live) through the horror, the misery, the nightmare that was (or is) (or will be) the Von Barkingham method of time travel. May God have mercy on our souls.
Incursion
Price: Free! Words: 1,240. Language: British English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
Every Universe that can play out, has and currently is. Not everyone likes the Universe they were born in, even fewer dare to think they alone can change it for the better.
The Chronotope and Other Speculative Fictions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Rominna Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Time travel, unusual visitors from different eras, dimensions and realities, human zoos maintained by curious aliens, private eyes who are zombies, paranormal prom dates, moral steampunk issues, the Bomb, transforming reality and chrono-assassins are the fantastical topics found in the twelve page-turning tales.
Reflections on Tinsori Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Pinbeam Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
For those who wish to see how a short story goes from outline to short story, this echapbook presents the outline for, and the completed short Liaden story, "The Space at Tinsori Light," with an explanatory foreword by Sharon Lee.
The Energy Scavengers
Series: The Energy Scavengers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When mankind reaches far out into the universe to find other life forms it may first find machines. Calvin, an exploratory rover coupled with, Nutshell, his landing ship, are sent to discover what all these machines are still doing–now that they’ve been abandoned by their alien owners. First contact comes not by hand of man, but by metal of machine.
Crunchers, Inc.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,750. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Edith works for Number Crunchers Incorporated. Her job? Determine the monetary worth of each human being. But her corporation has a nemesis—the EISHies. The ridiculously sentimental organization sabotages Crunchers, Inc. Edith must find how the EISHies infiltrated her business—and then figure out what to do about it without succumbing to the EISHies’ subversive message: Everyone Is Someone’s Hero.
Revolting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are moments upon which the future hinges. No matter the outcome, the world is a different place after they pass. These stories are about those moments, and the people who rise to the occasion... for good or ill. These five stories will take you from the distant past into the far future, and from the depths to the heights of the human spirit.