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Dialogue: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A science fiction short story narrated via the dialogue of a divorced couple. Some time-travel may/may not have been involved in the plot (and/or the authoring) of this story. It's up to the reader to determine that.
Punktown: Shades of Grey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,410. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Necro Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A collection of stories that give voice to the citizens of this futuristic urban hell. In its dangerously alluring streets, you will meet: extradimensional monsters, murderous aliens, vampiric mutants, coffee-loving robots, confused clones, and war vets looking for one last, bloody battle to fight. Welcome: you are now entering Punktown.
We Span The Night
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You set the price! Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story by Prometheus Award Winning author Sarah A. Hoyt. In an Earth that humans abandoned, their left-behind artifacts become human. But how do they prove it when the humans return?
Maps of the Edge
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This book contains 17 science fiction stories, all previously published in magazines such as Asimov's. In the opening story, "Erosion" (which featured in three Year's Best anthologies), a cyborg road-tests his new body before leaving Earth for the stars. The remaining tales range from post-apocalypse archaeology to galaxy-spanning bureaucracy, via wacky inventors and lovestruck corporations.
Mercuria, Rising
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Price: Free! Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
By day she was Linda Herman, mild mannered cashier at the Mobile Gas & Wash on Highway 25. By night she was Mercuria, shape-shifter extraordinaire - and this very night, Mercuria would face the greatest challenge of her career...
Interzone 233 Mar - Apr 2011
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,840. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Interzone is a bimonthly, award winning, science fiction and fantasy short story magazine. It contains original fiction, illustrations plus SFF related news and reviews of books, movies & DVDs. It is not celebrity oriented. This edition, #233, has the text of the print edition but some of the graphics and advertisements are not present, next print issue 237 due Nov 10. Nina Allan's story leads.
Down the Barrel of a Gun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nothing awakens complacency as much as the reality of staring down the black muzzle of a gun.
Mike Fink Goes To Big Bend
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Literature » Fairy tales
What happens when characters from American, Mexican, and Native folklore meet in southwestern Texas in the 21st century? Includes a bonus story: "The White Witch of Bendugu"
The Grip
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Lt. Cready and Engineer Andreas Chavez have been chosen to man a claustrophobic outpost on the outer edge of the solar system. After a year and a half with no word from Earth, nerves become frayed and tensions mount as Cready begins to suspect that his friend isn't entirely human. The Grip is a horror short story (about 12 pages).
The Second Coming: A Horror Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Jack Barrow has traveled back in time to save his family from a sadistic killer. All he has to do now is convince Dr. Sims at Bellevue Heights Mental Institution that he isn't crazy.
The Autumn Engagement
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Price: Free! Words: 13,260. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
When Baseball is used to settle political disputes, one bad pitch cost Janus Franko his wife, career, and reputation. Eight months later, he is presented an opportunity to prove that he didn't throw the game. However, he will have to attend a party that caters to the ultra-wealthy where the dress code includes a robot date on his arm.
Four Infiltrations and a Wedding
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Series: Interesting events in space, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A comedy sci-fi novelette telling the story of the calamitous covert operation that led to a new diplomatic era for two distant moon civilisations. It also features pickled onions.
The Baby - a short story
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Price: Free! Words: 6,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
Ellie Simmons lost the love of her life, her husband Daniel. And now, two years later, baby Daniel is born -- a clone of the man she lost. But human cloning is illegal, and Ellie must be very, very careful. . . .
Nine Views of Transco Tower, by Iak/Sohu
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
His position as a secret agent for the Ramuhlruus, Earth's alien overlords, gave him the perfect cover to conspire against them. But could he meet his contact before the Ramuhlruus uncovered his secret agenda?
The Scent of Flowers
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Price: Free! Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The last remnants of humanity. A short introspection piece told from the perspective of a rather untrustworthy narrator.
Bad Harvest
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An impatient baroness, a disgruntled sorcerer, and a moronic knight. What could go wrong? As it turns out, plenty. When an act of sorcery meant to cure the infertility of a barony’s land turns ugly, all involved parties deny responsibility. At least the three of them can make a clean getaway.
Hope For The Future: Three Science Fiction Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Here are three science fiction short stories about positive change, from personal change to improving a society. They are: "The Black Flowers," "The Choice," and "A Good Reason to Drink." All three stories appeared in small-press magazines.
Don't Blink
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Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011 by Forever Young Publishing. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Don't Blink contains 40 flash fiction tales. Most of the stories are in the science fiction genre, though a good number break this rule. The stories say a lot despite having so few words. Be sure to follow the advice of the book's title. If you don't pay attention, you could miss the true meaning of the stories in the blink of an eye. This eBook contains the bonus short story Running To Keep Her.
Party, with Echoes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short story. Yuriko works as a dive guide for rich tourists wanting to see the exotic life under the ice at Jupiter's moon Europa. But this one tourist has an agenda.
The White Witch of Bendugu
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by CV-2 Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When the rebel leader liberated the town of Bendugu, he made a shocking discovery: a secret clinic, engaged in illicit cloning experiments for the benefit of a global elite. Yet even more disturbing was his encounter with the clinic's proprietress....