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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012 by Gelastic Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Rose Hancock stalks the perfect pair of shoes through downtown London, her two best friends close on her heels. A truck barrels through a red light, running her down. Rose shocks her friends, the horrified witnesses--and herself--when she emerges from the wreckage not just alive but completely unharmed. But miracles come at a price, and Rose's life changes forever as a result.
Ariadne's Skein
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,930. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story by award winning author Sarah A. Hoyt. Ariadne Knossos is a human artifact, bioengineered for memory, sense of direction and strength. These talents have helped her win her freedom. But will they be enough to save her life from an equally bioengineered minotaur?
The Brain Trust
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two scientists discover a way to keep a brain alive after death and choose as their first subject, a 100-year-old great-grandmother.
Brother Mine - #2 in The Forgotten Shelters Series
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
2nd story in The Forgotten Shelters series. Whatever happened to those bomb shelters built in the 50's & 60's. Are they now just fruit cellars or wine cellars? Have they really been forgotten? Brother Mine tells the story of one possibility of how those old bomb shelters may now be used.
Cocoon Master
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a not so far away future, right on this planet Earth, lives Rekmet, member of the mantis-like race that conquered the earth. Rekmet is cocoon master, and one of the best. But his performance is less than adequate these days, because his wife is on a space trip - and the ship has not contacted Earth for too many days.
Obsolete Protection
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Price: Free! Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The year is 2044 and it is a grim time in America. Hundreds of California refugees are dead and Commander Marcus Adario finds himself jobless and outcast from society. Can an obsolete protection officer find a reason to go on living in a world where society rewards and punishes people by casting “Positive” and “Negative” votes on the Cloud? Perhaps this despised hero has one more adventure left.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Family Antimatters (Volume Six)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two sisters spend an ordinary day together dodging tentacled aliens, a new mother puts her blood, sweat, tears, and bones into a nursery for her wee one, and a foul-mouthed golddigger gets more than she bargains for with an antimatter diamond engagement ring. This delightfully twisted collection of three short stories is easily devoured in one sitting and will leave you hungry for more.
Delightfully Twisted Tales: Love and Other Filthy Habits (Volume Five)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A lonely zombie gets one last chance at romance, a mother's love comes in an unexpected form, a teacher holds onto hope for her pupils despite the ills that threaten their way of life, and a cruise director navigates treacherous temptations amidst the seas of time.
Distant Machines
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Price: $1.44 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three short stories that speculate about the distant machines that may or may not influence mankind's future.
Zev's Destiny
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Price: Free! Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A heroic prophecy must be a good thing, right? ...Right?
Look What the Cat Dragged In
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Price: Free! Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Beware of entertaining angels unaware...
Mars or Bust: An Admonitory Fable
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Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A very quick (and cynical) peek into what might have happened to derail the 1970's US space program.
The Poisonings of Horpington
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,880. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Detective Harry Sergeant must find out why people are dying in his town. What Harry doesn't know is that two young women are also hunting for the perpetrators, who killed their relatives several years earlier. But what can two young women do against the perpetrators that Harry can't? In a victorian-esk world this story has a mildly steampunk feel, with steam engines, horses and the device.
Exploitation
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Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SF short story, inspired by Neal Asher's Polity novels, offering an alternative genesis for Earth Central, its all encompassing AI. A survey and mining team sent to Titan get rather more than they expected.
Caveat Veritatem
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Truth is a dangerous thing. A little of it goes a long way and it can come back to bite you. That’s why our society (and most societies I would imagine) encourage the polite, little lie. Thus my title for this anthology “Caveat Veritatem” or “Beware of the Truth”. Here are five stories that tell various truths, no matter the consequences for you or for the characters.
Eric's Purpose
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Series: Edenia ยท Eric Book, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 24,980. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eric a humanoid not of Human species finds a purpose after the death of his female a Human while living on an alien world Terrania.
First Kill
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A female sniper's first mission. "When the Melting took the polar ice caps, the world was exposed to a breed of new species lying dormant under the ice. Not everybody was excited over the Alliance that was formed. Now a Death Squad is heading towards our Neutral Dragon Territory, and if they cross this bridge, we're too late to stop them. My finger is on the trigger, and I am waiting..."
A Glass of Shadow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by NewCon Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of 19 previously uncollected stories personally selected by the author, including two original to this collection; tales that draw aside the veils of mundane reality to reveal the hidden truths of this world and beyond.
The Treasure of Mars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien creature crawls in from the desert with talk of treaure.
Visions Of Odd
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A short anthology of flash fiction and vignettes, all speculative fiction, ranging from the edge of fantasy to the edge of the solar system. Visions Of Odd contains 7 stories totaling about 8400 words.