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Curiosity: The Mars Rover
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Curiosity is searching for life on Mars. Unfortunately for the little Mars Rover, he finds more life than he knows what to do with.
Recovering Apollo 8 and Other Stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,030. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nine of the best short stories from Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s diverse repertoire. Includes award-winners “Recovering Apollo 8,” “Diving into the Wreck,” “The End of The World,” and “The Strangeness of the Day,” to the acclaimed “G-Men,” “June Sixteenth at Anna’s,” and “Craters,” as well as the popular “Substitutions” and “The Taste of Miracles.”
A Battle of Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Danzer is a VR combat star. Unfortunately, somebody wants him dead. Is it a private vendetta from someone he’s defeated, a disgruntled fan, or someone else entirely. Whoever they are, their poetry stinks, but its meaning is clear. Security personnel for the VR games insist on overseeing the match between him and his most dangerous opponent, but no one knows if it will be enough.
Twice as Bright
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
A flash story to fit into your coffee break. Ever wondered why time seems to be running increasingly fast?
A Visit to the Theatre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Nikki's got a an urgent telex for an easy bounty. Niemann's in town. All she's got to do is find him. The trouble is, Niemann wants to be found. A dieselpunk story by Sean Monaghan, author of Deadstick and Rotations. Includes bonus flash fiction story, The Neuron Thieves. Cover illustration by Ateliersommerland.
My Abstract Life
Price: Free! Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this science fiction short story, a young man learns the value of a father's advice when the simple act of following an attractive young woman into the local library goes rather differently than he'd expected.
In the Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: American English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
First contact. For the first time, humans will be meeting members of another intelligent species. One man has a question: why now? The answer will be more surprising than he could have imagined.
HRAs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: American English. Published: February 19, 2013 by Bard and Book. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Bright, circling lights are seen in the skies around Farnoth. Could this be an encounter of some supernatural or otherworldly kind?
Mundo Perfecto
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,430. Language: Spanish. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Historia de ciencia ficción. Rayhan Chalmers, un ingeniero genético, viaja a Sudamérica invitado por su colega Miranda para conocer su proyecto experimental de convivencia humana sin violencia llamado Mundo Perfecto. Allí confirmará sus más oscuros temores de porque Mundo Perfecto es tan perfecto.
Misión: Planeta Rojo
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: Spanish. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Historia de ciencia ficción ambientada en Marte. Las huellas aún latentes de un lejano pasado se convertirán en el obstáculo que le impedirá a la humanidad colonizar (¿o recolonizar?) el Planeta Rojo.
House of the Living
You set the price! Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When scientists stumble across the perfectly preserved body of a Tyrannosaurus Rex, the first question is: How? But as one scientist spends his life studying the extraterrestrial crystals that caused its preservation, his questions become deeper, touching his deepest fears of life and death.
You Need a Little Work
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Sink your teeth into this very short, rather expensive, grimly humorous, and generally horrifying tale for modern times.
No Matter the Reality
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
A few moments with a stranger at a random stop, a sleeve of photographs, a small moment taken for granted with a loved one. Small objects, small moments, all leading to deeply felt change. This is the hub of "No Matter the Reality." This collection of three short science fiction and fantasy stories revolves around the little things. 6000 words
Steve's Savage Safari
Price: Free! Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a nuclear apocalypse you can hide or you can find a way to prosper. That's what hunter "Savage" Steve did. There are plenty of rich survivors who will pay good money to go on a guided hunt for the odd and dangerous beasts that resulted from the cocktail of radiation and chemical weapons. But a safari in the wastes isn't for the fainthearted. How far will you go to get your trophy animal?
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
Watch Out For Warden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,100. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The loss of a treasured friend. An outsider who can't connect with her old life. A view from the inside. A strange indoctrination. A man who only wants to be reunited with his family. Everyday concerns and feelings combine with technology to create five short stories by Jill Potenti where average characters struggle to maintain their identity and sometimes their life.
Bitterness
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
On the fifteenth anniversary of the last Nawvlee attack, Toy, a genetically modified wolverine, reflects on how life has been for him.
The Nova Incident
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Haldolen. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In war all sides ultimately draw a line in the sand, daring the enemy to go no further. What happens when the weaker force challenges the stronger one not to cross that line - and its bluff is called?
Emmerette’s Mirror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2013 by Short Story Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story Press Presents Emmerette’s Mirror by Brent Miller Emmerette, an eighteen-year-old girl, is traveling with her brother and parents on one of the last planes to the Remnant Facility, the building in which this feat of technology is to take place. The underlying tension and anxiety of the plane’s other occupants makes her uneasy.
The Artificer's Apprentice
Price: Free! Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the city of Renze magic and technology blend seamlessly and the Artificer guilds make handsome profits keeping the city's systems running. Cast out of the guild in his prime and bitter from his many losses, a blind artificer has taken on an apprentice to make what he no longer can: a device that will help him get revenge on the man responsible for destroying his life.