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A Matter of Pride
By Ron Collins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chris thinks his job as a corporate web developer is more than a bit mundane. Then his computer starts to talk to him and he discovers that there is a reason some employers don't want their employees to be too smart ...
The Vault: A Short Story
By Ben Godby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Nuclear warfare has reduced the world to rubble, but inside the concrete vaults of Subsurface Security Shelter Delta Niner Zero, life goes on. Death, however, goes on also... and sometimes finds new ways to survive.
Cryoskip's Footprints (short story - Atomic Wasteland Tales)
By Jason Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Derek Mezer and Butch Clements were victims of a kidnapping. Their captors didn’t want a ransom; they wanted test subjects for cryogenic experiments. When Derek learns of a site that could help them identify the perpetrators, Butch is eager to join him. However, in a world where scavenging is a means of survival, there are others willing to fight, and kill, for what the ruins contain.
Flight of Passage
By Jon Martin Watts
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A space traveler's search for a downed scout ship and its crew turns up a stone-age civilization with an astonishing and poignant legacy.
Our Own Personal Gaia
By James Monaghan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A short story from the pen of speculative fiction writer James Monaghan. Do worlds have souls? Can planets fight back? In the near future, mankind has spread to the stars, terraforming planets for their own convenience. But when the thirst for new worlds leads men to a world unlike any other, life as we know it may come to an end…
The Shoemaker's Son
By Gayle Ramage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.25 star(4.29 from 7 reviews)
++ A short story ++ 1807. As a young boy, Brogan O'Malley encounters the strange and enigmatic Darcy, on the streets of Edinburgh. Ten years pass and Brogan, now a petty thief, meets her once again and is surprised to see she has not aged one day.
The Outsider (short story - Atomic Wasteland Tales)
By Jason Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jacob Harkins knows that outsiders are forbidden to enter Raventon, but when a dying man collapses at the town gate, he can't turn his back. Little does he know, he's just set off a much larger chain of events... Atomic Wasteland Tales are set in the ruins of civilization, decades after a devastating global nuclear war. Life is harsh, death is cheap, and hope is a forgotten dream.
Feef's House
By Doranna Durgin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
Award-winning author Doranna Durgin has over 50 published works, novels & short pieces. Feef's House is a re-released SF story originally published in the DAW anthology Space, Inc.: Shadia is a tough, independent itinerant space worker who calls no place home—until the day an ugly, insecure little pet needs help...and offers her something priceless in return.
Graveyard Orbit
By Jon Martin Watts
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An aging salvage pilot, on his last mission, has to decommission an obsolete space hotel. But shutting off the hotel's sexy robot barmaid turns out to be a whole lot harder than he expects.
Party Central
By Rita Schulz
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,860. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ramona & Wayne are getting ready to retire to a nice quiet life and are invaded by aliens. These cats, rats and elephants want them to grab a party hat, a feathered boa and join their conga line. What will they do? Includes the bonus story, Blarney.
Freedom Device
By O-O Happiness
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Life sucks,we all know that. The rich get richer while we battle along,injustice happens at every level,every day,and there is nothing we can do about it. Thats how Jack saw life, then one night as he looked at the stars that all changed. A single man with a device that fell from the stars changed the direction of human society and set humankind on a new path. A refreshingly unique short story.
Persephone's Library and Other Short Stories
By Kathryn Anthony
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,120. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of five stories centered around themes of social dis-integration. They are stories in which things fall apart, and the centre cannot hold. The world is changed, and what remains of civilization is left ragged and flailing–the result of forces the protagonists find inexplicable, even as they struggle to find meaning and rebuild their lives.
Don Coyote de la Merika
By Kathryn Anthony
Price: Free! Words: 11,890. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When her mother is killed by a roving militia, Silende struggles to survive in a harsh world of scarcity, and sudden, violent death. She is taken in by the itinerant Don Coyote, but soon learns that his guise of easygoing detachment conceals far more calculating and complex motives.
Rookie Sensation
By Ian Thomas Healy
Series: Professional MotorCombat League, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,380. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Local Hero Press, LLC. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Sketcher Stevens is a minor-league battledriver superstar, given a chance to play in the Big Leagues. Can he perform up to his reputation when his life is on the line behind the wheel, or will he just be one more burnout in the arena? Another tale of the Professional MotorCombat League and a sequel to my story "Last Year's Hero."
Infiltration
By James Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
(4.00 from 1 review)
John is a prospector on the moon of Callisto. While on a surveying trip he finds a derelict ship at the bottom of a valley. Checking out the wreck he realises that this vessel has no business being anywhere near the moon. As he explores the interior the real reason for the crash becomes clear.
Memory Stick
By Paul Comstock
Price: Free! Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Imagine a world where IQ means nothing. Where another measure, something called PQ, Potential Quotient, has replaced it, and where a person's worth is determined by this measure instead. For Low Pots like Tricia Clark, a brilliant girl with a high IQ but low PQ, it means being stuck in a prison she can never break free of, or does it?
A Case of Identity
By Paul Comstock
Price: Free! Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Josh Thompson is an ordinary guy trying to make his way in the world, working hard at his job and getting by until agents from the Bureau of Identity Theft, the BIT, arrive and complicate his life. Someone has stolen his identity, and in Josh's world, this means much more than the simple theft of his personal information. In Josh's world, it is nothing less than life-changing.
Black Hole Witch
By Paul Comstock
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00 from 1 review)
The Endeavor is a colony ship from Earth, and she's in trouble. Caught in the massive gravity well of a black hole, the ship is just barely managing to keep itself from being pulled in. In fact, the ship would have been pulled in long ago if it wasn't for a Coven of witches on board led by Munji. When things take a turn for the worse for the ship and its passengers, Munji must save them all.
La Cicala di Italia: War of the Space Dragons (The Society On Da Run #1)
By L'Poni Baldwin
Series: The Society On Da Run Mini Stories, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This book was updated on 6/10/13 Note: this is a short story/chapbook series. This little e-chapbook is the first issue in a series of many. The Society On Da Run (portmanteau of working titles The Society and On Da Run) is about the first stages of the Dragon War. The dragons have become tired of how humans treat them and have called their Empire from space to go to war with humanity. Ad Astra
Humanity's Testament
By Paul Comstock
Price: Free! Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
In the future, humanity's fate lies with the Narcalins, a monstrous genetic creation of mankind. But the Narcalins are rebelling, stopping production of a metal only they can obtain, and doing it in a particularly unusual way. The only man that can fix the problem is Dr. John Lambert. The question is, will he succeed, and if so, at what cost?