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Jhyoti: Planetside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by Falcon Ridge Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
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)
Price: $1.05 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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
Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: Spanish. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Once cortos de ficción. Historias cortas de otros tiempos (pasados y futuros) que se entremezclan con nuestra propia realidad.
Visitor from Reality
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
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
You set the price! Words: 6,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » 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
Price: Free! Words: 7,150. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,020. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012 by Banty Hen Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: 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.
Code Word Erebus
Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
An unconscious man arrives in an ambulance at a local hospital emergency room in Northern, Nevada. Dr. William L. Johnson, the resident doctor on duty, examines the man and finds a severe burn on the right side of his neck. He suspects that the man has received a lethal dose of gamma radiation from an unknown nuclear source. He calls the FBI and expresses his concern about the man.
Startling Trouble (Language Pack)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: 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)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Gilda's Locket
Price: Free! Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Gilda buys a locket for her birthday, she finds more than she ever dreamed of, literally. She soon discovers the locket is more than a piece of jewelry; it holds the power to let her relive her life in her dreams. What's left of her life quickly spirals out of control as she becomes ever more obsessed with the locket and the desperate need to relive the happiest moment of her life.
It's A Wonderful (After) Life
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
The purpose of Life is to make the world a better place after you leave, is the purpose of Death exactly the same thing? Caution, contains some swearing!
Apex Magazine - Issue 37
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,580. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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.
The Multiverse Traveler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Paul was about to change all history for all time by writing a short story about multiverse travel - except he didn't know it! Then one day he had a visitor, from another multiverse, who revealed all to him and encouraged Paul to change some of the words in his story when he published it - to keep the bad guys at bay. Paul published his story but was it really as simple as that...