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Jacob's Vision
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,800. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Erin writes of her earthbound memories of an interplanetary war, of the fate of a war hero, and of the start of re-building. Approximately 5,000 words in length, Jacob’s Vision is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Window on Salukia
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » War, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Window on Salukia is A short story made up of a series of linked vignettes describing cyclic battles and aftermaths in fantasy, pseudo-contemporary, and science fiction settings. Approximately 3,000 words in length, A Window on Salukia is included in An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
A Vignette for Rashkah
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » War
Rashkah’s mother is mourning the death of Rashkah’s last surviving brother when the raiders attack their village. This short piece explores what happens immediately after. Approximately 1,200 words long, A Vignette for Rashkah is included in the soon-to-be-released An Anthology of Battle, which contains additional material.
Of No Return
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,840. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
No man can live and work on the ocean floor without the occasional visit mainside. At least, that's the policy when you work the North Atlantic seabed at the NorthAtStat nuclear power station. But for one man, the surface-side R&R is anything but restful. Can he readjust to life on the surface? Jeffrey A. Carver's first published story appeared originally in 1974. 6000 words.
HARTbreak
You set the price! Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Robots. Emotions. At first glance, these two words do not connect. Tell that to HART, a retrieval tech who finds herself developing strange reactions to her life.
Watching From a Distance
Price: Free! Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
Reve has been to many planets before, but while visiting Dispon-3, he once again gets reminded that all planets have difference, some more deadly than others.
Earth Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the aftermath of a devastating invasion by an unstoppable alien force, Leonora "Lenny" Dixon wants answers. Why are they here, and what do they want? Lenny and her boyfriend Jay begin a journey south, through the northern city of Manchester, discovering the terrifying purpose of the invaders, revealing the horrifying truth behind the disappearing civilization of man, and of mankind itself.
Flight Risk
Price: Free! Words: 10,400. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Experience the great love and loss of a man who falls in love with a clandestine discovery.
Dragon Coast
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dragon Coast is the tale of how Jessica finds work in the corporate part of town. It was originally published as one of the stories in An Anthology of Dragons, but is published separately here. It is 1,396 words in length.
Water and Fire and living the dream
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of science fiction short stories dealing with possible futures and impossible dreams that somehow become realities.
Gods and Demons in Love
Price: Free! Words: 31,230. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Love's End" is the final tale of the godling Nate Lee's curse. Millennia in the future, Nate Lee's one hope for freedom is to bestow his deadly gift. But in Silk, he finds a woman as strong as her ancestor, his lost beloved. He cannot break his vow, but will granting Silk's heart's desire destroy her as so many have been destroyed before? Bundles one new story with four previous ones.
Frontier 9
Price: Free! Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.67 from 3 reviews)
Frontier 9. The story of the deep space exploration ship, Albatross and its sole occupant, Frontier 9, an android with a directive to locate compatible planets for humans and plant seed colonies. During a voyage lasting over 6000 years, 9 discovers that its brain is designed to evolve. With evolution comes self awareness and with that, emotions. 9 soon experiences loneliness and fear and love.
The Ad Agency
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
What would advertisements look like if the government required them to be truthful and not misleading?
The War of the Plutonidians
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Wars between Plutonidians were only ancient myths... but since the new settlement in a new world something happened and so chaos became order, noise became silence and peace... WAR!
Inquisitor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Yakob Ascher is an expert in forbidden computers. When a young engineer in the wilds of the Colorado territory is accused of building one, Ascher is sent to pass judgement on man and machine.
These Dark Electrons
Price: Free! Words: 3,520. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Intelligent Life Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Is science a kind of magic? Is magic a science all its own? In a world run by technological giant iGoogAmaHoo, only one woman can stop the violent overthrow of society by an evil sorcerer who's seeded the world's tech connection with a magical virus. THESE DARK ELECTRONS is a short story with a breathtaking pace set in a fantastical sci-fi future.
A Ship of My Own
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
A Science Fiction Short Story. Benjamin Blake stows away on the pirate spaceship Diamond Lady and plans to use his sword fighting skill to become part of the crew and eventually win a ship of his own. But when he comes face-to-face with his father's murderer, he finds himself crossing swords with one of the best swordsmen in the entire pirate armada. Cold space awaits the loser's dead body.
Antipodean Collection
Series: Antipodean Collections. Price: Free! Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of six short-short science fiction stories.
Akasa-Puspa, de Aguilera y Redal
Series: De Némesis a Akasa-Puspa, Book 4. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 164,090. Language: Spanish. Published: May 14, 2012 by Sportula. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Akasa-Puspa, «flor que brilla en el cielo», es sin la menor duda el más fascinante escenario que ha dado la ciencia ficción española. Fue creado a finales de los ochenta por Juan Miguel Aguilera y Javier Redal en las novelas Mundos en el abismo e Hijos de la Eternidad y, desde entonces, no ha dejado de cautivar la imaginación de los lectores.
Taxbell
Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the bureaucrats make 'pleasuretax' a literal reality, some people go insane.