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Throwing a Haymaker
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Category: Short Fiction Classification: Science Fiction Length: 6600 words When Doctor Harry Westmore comes to visit carrying a stack of punch cards and intent upon using his computer, the wealthy Bart Toynbee thought it strange. When Westmore declared the discovery of weather control, Toynbee decides to dedicate his wealth to bring rain to countries hit by famine. What could possibly go wrong? S
Cancer Stick Addiction
Price: Free! Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sid has a busy day ahead and an important meeting at work, but what happens when his life line, his mobile phone is hijacked?
Gekken grijzen
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: Dutch. Published: April 30, 2012 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stel dat de eeuwige jeugd een kwestie is van een driemaandelijkse spoeling en een tabletje? Dat wil toch iedereen? Lyvia wil echter natuurlijk verouderen, tot verdriet van haar partner Yavid. Hij grijpt in.
Apex Magazine - Issue 36
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Apex Magazine is a monthly science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazine featuring original, mind-bending short fiction from many of the top pros of the field. This issue contains fiction from Rachel Swirsky, Rahul Kanakia, and Nnedi Okrafor, nonfiction by Tim Akers, and an interview with Rachel Swirky,
Red Tape Stories From Indian Country
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,860. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » Native American
This collection brings together nine speculative fiction stories linked by the people and territory of the Karuk Indian Tribe. In these stories Indians build time machines, wrangle with ever-changing bureaucracy and confront creatures that may or may not be allies.
The Portals
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Max's "weird" uncle Bob goes missing, the 14-year-old suspects the man has traveled through portals to another dimension and is now trying to communicate with him through digital technology.
Trafficked!
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 25,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
I'm Rashad Stevens. I wasn't looking for trouble. I was in Cairo to work my way out of poverty and save my mother from the fungus disease that the aliens brought when they trashed Europe. But I and Hany Girgis found a chance to travel the stars in the employ of our space-gecko-scum overlords. So what's wrong with that? Apart from being illegal, probably exploitative and possibly lethal, I mean?
City of Darkness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Living underground during a global cataclysm, the human race turns to the only food source they have available - themselves.
A.M. Radio
Price: Free! Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
An A.M. radio talk personality doing his show informing the fine people of the greater Bismark North Dakota area of any political happenings, or upheavals. The show itself has always been his way of connecting to the world at large...but the callers have stopped. Please feel free to leave a review if you enjoyed this story. Thanks.
The Fetish
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,790. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
In Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281, Dr. Mike Anders buys a small spaceman fetish from a Zuni elder at a trading post. But there's a story behind this little lapis spaceman carving. What is it, and how did it come to be? The Fetish is now an EPIC Award 2012 Finalist.
Good Genes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,470. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Dr. Wyatt calls Ro and Gil into his office, they fear the worst for their baby. But Dr. Wyatt thinks he has good news. Ro knows better. This news means choices that could change their future—choices Ro and Gil never wanted to make for their child.
Interzone 239 Mar - Apr 2012
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.24 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Interzone #239 contains new stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook, Nigel Brown and Ben Baldwins cover art, 'The Tower'. Features includes: David Langford's Ansible Link (news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team plus an interview with Chris Beckett.
Until We Meet Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution. Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready. Will this have unforeseen consequences?
The Neutral
Price: Free! Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dirmac Nor is the Neutral, a rare creature who is a natural psycho-detective. He and his assistant, Clem Wilson, go to the remaining Earth Colony, to find out what is causing their communities to revolt and self-destruct. What they find tells them the Empress Empire is in big trouble. The Neutral is an old short story I wrote, intending it to be the first of a Sherlock Holmes in space series.
Museum Beetles
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For the people of the Museum, the world is changing. The Great Beetles escape and begin to colonise the building. Devouring, growing, changing. Slowly, the people’s whole world is destroyed. Facing oblivion, one person suggests the impossible. To escape outside. No one knows if such a thing is possible, if there even is an outside. But soon there is little choice but to try ...
Copper Soldiers (The Devil's Forge)
Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Transgressional
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
In this, the second short story in the Devil's Forge series, we take a backward step from the end to meet Jennifer, the wife of Bradley (from Yesterday, I Died).
Punk-eeq Pandemic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Punctuated Equilibrium. Punk-eeq. Sometimes, in response to some dramatic change in the environment, a rapid burst of mutation creates a host of new species within a relatively short time. They call it "adaptive radiation." But what if evolution was a plague? And everyone you knew was rapidly becoming.... Something else?
Change by Design
Price: Free! Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by Distinguished Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Kei Salin has been watching young lives fall to faulty bureaucratic nonsense for decades and she's tired of it. She forces the hand of her superiors to remove her from the project. Before obtaining her reassignment,she takes a trip. One stop on her vacation forces her to reveal something she's denied for decades.
Neptune's Angel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,010. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by TWB Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet C.A.T., a robotic feline with self-learning capabilities. Oh, by the way, self-learners are illegal on the Triton Base. If its abilities are discovered, it will be terminated, so it's been keeping a low profile. Until now!
D.D.S.aves the World
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dentists save the world! With some help from a time traveling government agent...