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Terminator; Reborn
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Price: Free! Words: 280. Language: British English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In the human resistance against the machines his name is legend. Almost nothing is harder to kill than a legend. Except.......
How Johnny Cash Saved my Life--300 Years After He Died
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Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The first time I heard Johnny Cash I sat in prison waiting hopefully--desperately--for someone to post my bail. And that one night saved my life.
The Houdini Files
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skye wants to disappear, just the way Houdini did. But when she meets the station's handsome Waste Technician, she begins to change her mind.
Pandering Dwarves and Other Time-Travel Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,250. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Seven time-travel tales of gonzo decadence. What has happened to some midget cast members from The Wizard of Oz? What if a fruitcake held the destruction of human history? Three temponauts in a time-travel experiment that goes horribly wrong. How Billy the Kid joined forces with H. G. Wells to defeat Jules Verne. And a cowboy Western with outrageous visitors from the far future.
Shadow Hunter
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Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
An old hunter seeks redemption aboard the space station Habitat. After years of providing collectors with trophy alien species, he attempts to recover a hunting prize he wishes he never won.
Overgrown
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Series: Zero Hour. Price: Free! Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
An experiment involving a super plant fertilizer goes haywire, causing plants to mutate to monstrous proportions. A brother and sister must try to save their home--and everything else--from destruction.
Jhyoti: Planetside
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Specialist Jhyoti sen Chandar, exoanthropologist on the Alliance ship Solar Wind, thought she had left behind the harsh caste system of her home planet. Unfortunately, it followed her aboard in the person of Engineer Parma sen Harpar: young, hostile and with a secret that will endanger both women. Includes a bonus short story: STATION OSCX-9.
Ghost Informant (A Murder Ghost Story)
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Price: $1.05 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a novelette (10 chapters 12900 words) Sergeant Bob Crenshaw sees an apparition of a woman that sends him on a mission to investigate a murder--hers--that he’s not even sure has occurred. A plea from the apparition to find her sends him into uncharted territory for him. He can't rest until she does. He asks a psychic for help but that may not be enough.
El Rendar
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Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: Spanish. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once cortos de ficción. Historias cortas de otros tiempos (pasados y futuros) que se entremezclan con nuestra propia realidad.
Visitor from Reality
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Imagine...one day the sky opens up and a face appears. Imagine... the end is nigh and you cant do anything about it. Imagine... what happens when the visitor from reality calls.
Singularity, California: Not If, When
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You set the price! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the city of Singularity, California, humans co-exist with advanced machines called "helots". When human terrorists attack a party celebrating the unveiling of the newest helot prototype, Chief Security Officer Shell and reporter Angel Martinez must try to survive the night and discover the reasons behind the attack.
The Collector
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Children are constantly complaining about the monster in the closet. As parents, we just shake it off as childhood fantasy. But what if the monsters are real? What if they want something from our children? Jerry is a Collector, and each night he is sent into bedrooms to gather specimens to study so that experts can either fix his world, or help them find a new one.
Even Heroes Have the Right to Bleed
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Everyone looks up to heroes. No matter what they do, they are put up onto a pedestal for all to worship. But what happens when a hero's life is struck with great tragedy? Are heroes allowed to mourn, to sink into depression? For Powerman, this is his reality. A reality that he cannot break away from. It leaves him wondering, "Who can come and save a hero?"
The Judgement Conundrum
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Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Lacerant Plainer’s new short story is set in the near future, and with its fast-paced action, dystopian world and warring humans and aliens it ticks all the boxes for a near-perfect first contact tale.
Origin of Species
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history
Prompted by a series of emails, a reporter begins to uncover the story of Isaac Feyer, a missionary from the nineteenth century. Aided by a chapter in Feyer’s journals, and a two century old letter written by him, the reporter finds himself in an unconventional part of history. A short story.
Vala Staffwielder
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A rustling came from the bracken near me. If I hesitated, I would fail my test. I would disgrace my family. That was not the way of a Lupine. I drew my knife. Two feet of serrated steel slid silently from its leather sheath. My ears flattened. From the shadows crept the ebony-furred, low-slung shape of the panthorr. Fearsome eyes gleamed in the dark. My test.
Season's Greetings
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Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For many families, the question of which winter holiday to celebrate is known as the December dilemma. Here is a new twist on that old problem.
Startling Trouble (Language Pack)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sometimes everything seems to go wrong. Unlike Bastian, we rarely find out why. This edition contains the original version and its German retelling.
Just Checking (A Short Story)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sam McIntyre was a decent example of the good the Check In System could do. He wasn't the best and brightest the world had to offer, but he was driven to succeed by the chip embedded within him (and all other US citizens). But what happens when the system that tracks everyone's actions and broadcasts them to the world breaks down? "Don't do anything you wouldn't want people to see at the top of y
Chronos' Christmas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Genetically selected children compete and kill for the chance to win Christmas. In a simulated, yet antiquated future playground called Daycare, Ceep, an omniscient computer,responsible for creating deadly gangs of urchins who desire to reap the rewards of Christmas, encourages his creations to use their enhanced genetic skills to destroy one another and take the Christmas tree for their own.