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The Mountain and The City, Part III
By Brian Martinez
Series: The Mountain and The City, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Picking up where Part II left off, the unnamed survivor is in more trouble than ever before. Separated from Child and made prisoner by the people living in the military base, her only thoughts are of escape.
Apex Magazine - Issue 29
By Apex Publications
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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.
Jewels in the Night - A Short Story
By Kevin McLaughlin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Almost every war comes down to resources. The side that has them, wins. Deny key resources to the other side, and you can crush them. Nicholas Stein is forced to stand by, helpless, while the enemy uses a new ship to destroy the US colony on Luna. The loss will devastate his nation's ability to wage war - unless Stein can find a way to balance the scales.
Trade War
By Jon Martin Watts
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A space freighter pilot is assaulted, robbed, and stranded on the dreary, rain-lashed planet, Tempest. The price of his escape is to become a reluctant soldier in a brutal, mercenary conflict. Things have to get better, right? A dark, sometimes comically dark, tale with a wry twist.
The Imperium vs. The Rebellion (Muzik Chronicles)
By Alain Gomez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A general overview of the two major warring forces in the Muzik Chronicles universe. This particular ebook is a background explanation for adventures that take place on muzikchronicles.blogspot.com and is approximately 1,000 words/four pages in length.
A Thousand Untold Stories Slumbering in Liquid Nitrogen
By Damien Callari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011 by Karoline Henders. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A brilliant scientist gets arrested. In his house seventeen children of unknown origin. Where did they come from? What possessed him to do this? As Detective Sarah Mulligan digs into the scientist's past she uncovers a plan that could change the future of mankind. A SF short story.
This Won't Hurt A Bit: A Story of the Future
By John Walters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An accidental malfunction causes a teacher to discover that a microchip had been implanted within her forehead, causing her to lose her power of individual decision-making and become manipulated by the government. She determines to rescue the orphaned children in her care from a similar fate.
This Peaceful State of War
By Patty Jansen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Kronos Methodios
By James M M Baldwin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short Story- Kronos Methodios works on his lifelong dream to be the first time-traveler. Seven-year-old Cruze looks on with enthusiasm as a symphony of clicks and buzzes accompany the flashing lights and electronic circuits of the machine. Kronos' wife Delpha calls the project a half-baked scheme. Can he prove that conception wrong? What consequences will Kronos face for his experiment with time?
Megafaunation
By Jon Martin Watts
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When an impossibly gigantic owl moves into their neighbourhood, Andrew and Joanne are curious, and slightly afraid for the safety of their livestock. But the world is on the brink of catastrophe, and the immense bird is just the latest manifestation of a global phenomenon... megafaunation!
Gold For Lily Dale
By D.L. Chance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,290. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two longtime mining partners prospecting the asteroid belt in their Private Mining Vessel find something wonderful. But can they even get the tumbling, eleven-ton gold asteroid into the ore chamber of the PMV LILY DALE? And if they can, do they have enough water to survive the long trip back to the Earth-bound shipping facilities in Mars orbit? It will be close.
And my Heart beating under a Bark of Metal Scraps
By Damien Callari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Karoline Henders. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In a far away, dystopian future a man, genetically engineered to be the perfect soldier, gives up on integrating into society. Compelled by his artifically induced conscience, he takes drastic measures A SF short story.
Head Shots
By Keith Brooke
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
What if the paparazzi could read their targets' minds? Anna-Louise is a young and ambitious reporter, on the trail of an adulterous footballer, trying to hear through the mind noise to find out what he's really up to. Contemporary SF from an author described by Locus as belonging in "the recognized front ranks of SF writers".
The Time-Lapsed Man
By Eric Brown
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Emerging from flux after three months of mind-pushing a starship through the nada-continuum, Thorn realised he could not hear. He was on his second drink, an hour later, when a sound startled him. But it was the wrong sound... Classic short science fiction, and winner of the 1988 Interzone poll for best story of the year.
The Restless Dead of Siegel City
By Blake Petit
Series: The Heroes of Siegel City, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Josh Corwood and the Capes of Siegel City are back in this new Halloween short story, featuring an encounter with vampires, mummies, zombies... and a ghost of the past.
The Game
By Michael McDonald
Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A hapless geek finds himself on the beta program for a revolutionary operating system - in a Faustian deal that grants him the perfect job and perfect life in exchange for simply giving his blessing to the program. As with most things that come so easy, he found this life less than fulfilling, and watches in horror as the program he endorsed rains chaos down on the world.
Red Nova
By Douglas T. Vale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gomin wants off the space station because a local star will explode soon. But the space station workers recently decided to rebel. Now the rebels don't want Gomin or his daughter to leave.
The Clex Are Our Friends
By Mario Milosevic
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Alien races clash on a remote planet laden with mineral riches. Earth successfully intervenes to save the peace, quell the fighting, and protect the valuable resources. Now human soldiers must deploy to the battlefield planet and make friends with the locals. No one will be safe.
Unstuck
By Anthony J Fuchs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Timothy Lineman and Mickey Comiskey are both freshly seventeen and convinced of their own immortality. But even they cannot imagine the repercussions of a chance encounter with a friendly stranger, or the implications of the gift he bears.
Cure
By Alain Gomez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sean McDermott can afford to buy anything he wants in life. But can he afford to cheat death? Short Story, approx. 2,000 words