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The Darkness of the Future
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Price: Free! Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
One man's struggle through an apocalyptic world, a world that is the result of uncontrolled science. His reality is challenged by changing scenes, and his sanity is challenged by his fears.
The Devil Still Has My Lawnmower & Other Tales of the Weird
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Price: Free! Words: 27,720. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
A man loans his lawnmower to the Devil and must make a trip to Hell to avoid a fine by the Homeowner's association. An extremely boring person negotiates the release of his chicken nugget (which contains the secret to universal peace, prosperity, and happiness) with some extragalactic aliens. A frustrated writer launches her manuscript into deep space, igniting a fierce war in the stars.
克苏鲁的召唤
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100. Language: Chinese. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
这些强大的力量或存在物可能尚有保存……这种尚存物属于非常遥远的时期,当时……意识可能显现为一种形状和形式,并在人类进化的大潮来临前就已隐退……诗歌和神话也仅能抓住那飞逝的记忆,并将其冠以神、魔鬼及各种各样的神秘生命……   ——阿尔杰农·布莱克伍德
Fantastic Five
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These five fantastic tales will take you to planets at the edge of the galaxy, the 18th century with pirates, curses, and adventure, lands where magic thrives, and on a holiday with magical fey faced with a life and death decision about the future of their race. Two authors of fantastic fiction invite you to share these incredible tales of adventure and magic which you will not want to put down.
Memories and Magic, Anthology #2
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Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 52,990. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Six science fiction stories of memories and magic. Stories of human duplicates stealing identities, and lives, people controlling memories, magical pennies, drudgery turned into ritual, and gods with magical power. 52,700 words in six short stories and novelettes. Also included in Anthology #3 (ISBN# 9781476122038).
The Fabulous Fish Boy and other weird tales
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,570. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
These tautly-written tales from a remarkable imagination provoke both horror and fascination in equal measures. They're disturbing, but they keep you reading until the shocking finish. In this macabre little collection everyday, mundane events walk hand in hand with the weird, the bizarre and the horrible.
The Androids and the Dragons: The OS Conspiracy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Skyline awakens as the newest android to grace Perch Tech’s highly successful product line, but she can see beyond the lies and silver lining. She wishes to be with Macintosh, a timid android on the run from Al Micra, but both of them become tangled in a Dragon’s game of command and conquer. Issue 43 in The Society On Da Run bookazine series.
Writer Rob Strangle Explains Why Ace Cola Sucks
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Dunkerron Press posulliv@dunkerron.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Forced to defend his position on Ace Cola, ninth-grader Rob Stangle hands off the task to his alter ego, the imaginary author Cliff Stone. Cliff will stop at nothing to get at the truth, barreling headlong toward a confrontation that will shake the foundation of Rob's world, tearing loose on a meta-fictional voyage of discovery into the heart of a strange mystery Rob doesn't dare face alone.
So You Think You Can Tell
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Price: Free! Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Sid has excellent powers of discernment. Doesn't he?
Space Shooter Octopus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A weasel and a fox battle an octopus robot while staying at a space station.
The Word, 'Matter' (The Extraterrestrial Anthology, Volume I: Temblar)
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Price: Free! Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Dangereye Inc.. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Events in Professor Beck’s life have been converging in uncanny ways. This convergence grows beyond his ability to understand after aliens visit him and coerce him to visit their planet, along with his cat Jerry. It is a mystery to Professor Beck that of the 6 billion people on Earth they chose him. Once he arrives on Zoropeterius this mystery is not as it appeared on Earth.
Devour
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the city of Ern, the Daughter of the Fallen God has been born. Cast out by the Elders, she must survive and find her purpose. Short story.
The Admiral's Cicada
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
During an unexpected attack, General Connelly reminisces the days before his daughter died. In story #2, a young man and his dragon venture to the fabled Cicada tree where the bugs gather to sing in a chorus. Issue #41 in the acclaimed Society On Da Run series.
Walkabout
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by Lilac Moon Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Riggy, a newly minted Guide, agrees to guide Sevin, a strangely innocent young man, on a spring walkabout through the forests of Ushban, a small moonlet at the edge of colonized space. When a pair of oddly marked dragons begin to stalk them, Riggy must get them safely to a station while protecting her client from the creatures and Sevin's ignorance of the dangers of a wilderness.
Tribe
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Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.
The Carrier
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Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
950 words. When a young girl gets transported to the future, she becomes single-handly responsible for a plague that could wipe out Earth's population.
The Frigate Victory Collection, Volume 1
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Series: Frigate Victory, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,540. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection contains 13 Frigate Victory science fiction short stories. Captain Jason Ayers and his crew deal with aliens, politicians, colonists, and pirates. There are action stories, mysteries, and dramas. The stories are in chronological order, and are together for the first time.
The Scoundrel's Wife
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Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.
Orion's Arm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories will transport you from Earth to Venus, to Mars, to the Europan ice moon of Jupiter, to another solar system, and to black holes beyond our earthly imaginations. You will travel forward and backward in time. You will also look inward, into the power of the human mind.
Michael (Origins Part 3)
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Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Michael finds himself captured by an entity he hadn't expected. His military training had not taught him to deal with abduction on this scale. Could he escape a seemingly inescapable cell? This is a short story of 2,600 words. It is part three in the 'Origins' series of stories which connect with one another in unexpected ways.