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The Greatest Virus of Them All
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The biological and anti-virus protection facility on the dead asteroid of Planax Five is the most advanced and long established anti-terrorism facility in the entire galaxy. Created in the aftermath of The Bubonicus plague of Universal date 4437, the laboratories and workshops that exist here house the finest minds, the most advanced equipment and research facilities that the universe can supply..
Bullet and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,290. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Six science fiction stories, including “Bullet” from End of an Aeon and “Sausages” from Talebones, which received an Honorable Mention from Gardner Dozois in his Year's Best Science Fiction #27
Chicken Noodle Gravity
Series: The Lombard Alchemist Tales, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,230. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by AWP Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stephen got stoned to deal with the chemo, but it's his husband who really needs the drugs. After all, watching your partner of twenty years die of cancer can leave you courting bankruptcy. It can drive you to steal, or cheat, or look for hope in a can of chicken-noodle soup you bought from the demonic pawnbroker at a creepy old hock shop at the edge of nowhere. Incl. bonus story: Sleep, Walk
First Endeavor's
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,750. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First Endeavors is two short stories written by Ted Iverson. Born and raised in northern Illinois. Writing has always been a lifelong dream, and he pleased to share his first two short stories with you. Also included in this novella are the first five chapters of his first novel: Mission to the Stars: The Search for FTL. LunaTics The Mercu
Siren Song
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012 by Wonder Realms Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A Science Fiction Short Story. When Jamie sets out to prove the existence of sirens on Speiros Five, he thinks he only has to face deadly vine snakes, mud lizards, and sirens. Too late he realizes his most dangerous foe is something entirely different.
My Brother, Jacob
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jesse loves her little brother, even though he's an alien, or maybe because he is one. Her mom never questioned how or why a little bright-eyed boy wound up on her back porch. She just took him in. And he's looked after them ever since. When men come to town in black suits, driving dark cars, Jessie and her mom have to make a run for it. It's their turn to protect Jacob, but where can they hide?
Zetana The Disconnected
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zetana The Disconnected is dedicated to the Freedom of the Internet.
Asteroid Mine
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A rover captain with job security receives an unusual message from his drone on a remote asteroid: "So good to see you." Suddenly, his job seems somewhat less secure. So does his life.
Out of This World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Oscar Wilde once said, ""We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." The stars have always had a powerful hold on Alma Alexander's imagination. "These stories are of places I visit when I choose to travel in a universe full of wonders that could one day be," she says, "rather than wandering along twisted paths laid down in a hand-drawn map of Middle Earth."
LITTLE MONSTER STORIES! – 55-Word Horror & Science Fiction Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This collection of 55-Word Stories has it all – Aliens, Future Earth, Haunted Places, Ghosts, Ghouls, Killers, Mad Scientists, Monsters, Mummies, Space Travel, Superstitions, Time Travel, Witchcraft, Vampires, Werewolves (and other Shapeshifters), Zombies and more.
Death Has No Shadow
Price: Free! Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Avar-Tek Event #2 (short story): When a military accident releases swarms of forger nanites into the environment, Kutisha finds that her lab is their target. As three swarms head her way, the military dispatches hover-tanks carrying human sized robotic mechs. Alone, late at night, she places her faith in the mechs, watching the battle between the big and little machines unfold on her doorstep.
Generation Next The Real Thing
Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Gundar is just another alien living on earth trying to make ends meet. He is working hard to make his club, The Black Hole, successful enough to franchise it, but to what end? Find out what Gundar really has in store for the people of earth.
Harboring Kintah
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They’ve nearly escaped Corps space, but an inspector’s gotten suspicious. If they find Kintah, they won’t care she’s just a child—they’ll kill her, anyway. How will Saul keep her safe? (A short story of about 1500 words, plus 2 bonus related stories, totaling 3900 words for all 3 stories.)
The Perspicacity of Soaring Eagle
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After a devastating fireflood the Earth has been newly terraformed. Soaring Eagle, searching for the spirits of his ancestors, finds a frigid island in the far north inhabited by huge bears which are supposed to be docile but have turned savage. Then a woman arrives who is bent on avenging a past wrong. A quest for fulfillment becomes a struggle for survival.
Noah and the Fireflood
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the Earth's atmosphere ignites and burns and the surface of the Earth is destroyed, with the help of an enigmatic genius called the Time Tiger a young woman travels backward in time in a desperate attempt to save the Earth's fauna from extinction.
Tasting the Forbidden Fruit, or, If This is Hell Then Why is Everyone Smiling?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aliens finally arrive, landing at many locations, wandering about as if tourists, ignoring humans. In the aftermath of their departure cults spring up of devotees awaiting their return. Years later an apostate re-enters one such commune to which his wife has returned, to persuade her to come away with him again. What he encounters is a bizarre, deteriorating culture of unrequited longing.
Generation Gap
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the aftermath of a conflict in which all adults are killed or driven away by their progeny, children and teens roam the streets of a ruined city. When they near the age of 21 they must play the ultimate game, snuff sport, to prevent themselves from becoming hated adults. When a lone grown-up re-enters the city, he is captured and put on trial for his life.
Life After Walden
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a future gone over to virtual simulations, a man escapes to Walden Pond, site of Henry David Thoreau's classic "Walden". When a group of friends, thinking him unbalanced, come to bring him home, they are instead one by one pulled into the simple reality of the natural life. Then a relative takes a more violent approach to make them all see reason.
Dark Mirrors: Dystopian Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These tales offer terrifying glimpses of Earth's future gone wrong. From the author's afterword: "Dark literature is not meant to overwhelm us. It is meant to purge us, to provide catharsis. It is a cleansing and purifying process. We must be aware of the evil within before we can clean it out."
ifs Fantasy Science Fiction
Price: $1.79 USD. Words: 39,400. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A complement of nineteen "ifs" from author Mark Brandon Allen. Divided into eleven short stories, a novelette, two flash fiction nouvelles and five eclectic works of poetry the collection enjoys a sense of fun along with a bit of serious commentary. These "ifs" explore the many facets of the speculative genres including apocalyptic, shapeshifer, gothic, slipstream, anthropomorphic and time travel.