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Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2013 issue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. This issue features works from Marge Simon, Lauren McBride, Guy Belleranti and many more.
Lost Waters
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Ministry agent Daniel Pleasant receivers a message from the director along with travel orders for the United States. With the Archives in disarray, an inventory check has revealed two missing items: The Galileo Telescope and two power cells from a previous Atlantean excursion. He is partnered with OSM agent Elijah Paxton, and together the Englishman and American set off.
Excerpt from Species Analysis 451
Price: Free! Words: 900. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A short excerpt from an alien scientist discussing a startling new art form observed in a species being studied.
Curious Anomalies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Rick Silvano, a young geneticist, has gotten himself entangled with a violent, drug-lord named Diego Peres. Peres has hired Rick to create genetically enhanced watchdogs, by combining bats with Africanized honeybees. Clive Pinkerman, a late-night, radio conspiracy host, announces that he is going to break into the lab. Rick must juggle his time between stopping Clive, and the experiment.
The Rise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,700. Language: American English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
When robots rise in popularity, they become more and more advanced until they rival humans. They compete for human jobs and fight for a human vote. This sci-fi short explores how far specialized robots can go when they are given a mind of their own.
I, Sci Fi Fan
Price: Free! Words: 16,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
How far can virtual reality go? What will it really be like after Armageddon? I explore these concepts in my two series of Flash Fiction in this volume, The Virtual Man and ScarLand; plus, a hand full of Mini Novels - 1,500 word tales so full they think they're bigger - exploring various science fictional themes. So sit back and let me take you to our future.
City of Refuge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mike Hatfield was innocent of all wrongdoing. The McCoys didn't care. They claimed he hacked the sensors and the justice system. The Judge advised him to seek safety in a City of Refuge.
Hide and Seek
Series: Matriarchies of Muirin, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aravel had planned on knitting his mother socks but Anwyn's temper tantrum made concentration impossible. Instead, he proposed a Clan-wide game of Hide and Seek through the Dana Clan house. While hiding Aravel saw the opportunity to right a wrong and make Uncle Athol and his best friend Ruark happy. All it would take was convincing Mother that a marriage would seal the trade deal perfectly.
Death and Taxes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
People often misquote Benjamin Franklin on the only certainties in life—death and taxes. But Patrick wonders about the truth in that. Once young and foundering, he embarked on a quest to challenge life’s inevitabilities. Now older and jaded, he comes face to face with his past, forcing him to question everything he believes.
Orion: Suresh Adventure
Price: $1.53 USD. Words: 17,200. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A novella filled with action and adventure, about heroism and doing right, no matter the circumstances. Captain John Kruiger and the crew of the Orion are on their way home when they are thrown off course by unlikely circumstances. Finding themselves stranded far off course and cut off from help, the crew of the Orion must face an alien culture and tough decisions to get home again.
Patriots of Griffin XIII
Series: Vain Are the Stars. Price: Free! Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The followers of Griffin have built their thirteenth colony in record time. The United Systems rewards the effort by placing the governance of Griffin XIII into the hands of the colonists. For the thirteenth time, the followers of Zeb may live in true freedom. Only none of the twelve previous colonies named Griffin remain, and the ultimate danger resides in the colonists themselves
Lightspeed Magazine, August 2012
Price: Free! Words: 82,970. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013 by John Joseph Adams. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Lightspeed is an online science fiction and fantasy magazine. In its pages, you will find science fiction: from near-future, sociological soft SF, to far-future, star-spanning hard SF—and fantasy: from epic fantasy, sword-and-sorcery, and contemporary urban tales, to magical realism, science-fantasy, and folktales.
Dunsel
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a dystopian short story about a future in which machines do all the work.
Plasma Frequency Issue 5
Price: Free! Words: 29,370. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is Issue 5 of Plasma Frequency, a magazine of speculative fiction. It includes stories of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Includes fabulous art and a book review. Plasma Frequency ISSN 2168-1309 (Print) and ISSN 2168-1317 (Electronic), Issue 5: April/May 2013. Published bimonthly by Plasma Spyglass Press, Vacaville, California Copyright 2013 Plasma Spyglass Press
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2013)
Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Since 2009, each issue of the Bards and Sages Quarterly has delivered a unique variety of character-driven speculative fiction short stories from both new and established writers. Our writers include first-time authors, Pushcart Prize nominees and Nebula award winners. This issue features 21 original stories from Wil Ogden, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Jamie Lackey, Brenda Stokes Barron, and many others.
366 Squared Volume 2: February
Series: 366 Squared. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,840. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This volume contains twenty-nine entries covering the month of February. It turned out to be a difficult month, and there are more mini-essays than I originally planned. There is also a lot more fantasy and less science fiction than I thought there would be. Oh well, I can only take this project where the source material allows me to. We'll see what happens in the next volume.
Una Deprecabile Svista (Una Novelette Sci-Fi #2)
Series: STORIE SCI-FI, # 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: Italian. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Questa è la prima pazza avventura del venditore della Re-Life Associati James Cricket. E' una novelette Sci-Fi di circa 9.000 parole, che tratta di un amore infranto dopo un ringiovanimento problematico. Spero vi piaccia! * Questa novelette è contenuta in Raccolta di STORIE SCI-FI - Pack 1.
The Earth Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story (under 9,000 words) about a distant future and a lost colony. The planet Beasphor had enjoyed hundreds of years of peace - until the Earth ship arrived.
The Time On The Island
Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
They say no man is an island. Perhaps he can become one under certain circumstances?
Ripple (Part 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,890. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Part 2 of a 2 part series. Join John Chapman in the final part of this 2 part series as his search for the truth draws him deeper into a world of the unknown. Instead of helping, the answers turn his life upside-down.