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Hal Spacejock: Framed (A Short Story)
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Series: Hal Spacejock Universe. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A straightforward cargo delivery takes a left turn when Hal Spacejock gets sidetracked. But with 200 shares in a worthless company on offer, who wouldn't step into a makeshift teleporter which has already claimed one victim? Hal and Clunk, stars of the Hal Spacejock comedy series, feature in this brand new 8000-word short story. 'Framed' slots in any time after Second Course.
A Dead God's Wrath
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In 1895, deep in the Southeastern U.S., Thomas O'Brien discovers that the brothers that kidnapped his girl and murdered his friend are something much worse than mere criminals. His only hope to save his beloved is to trust someone that might be more dangerous than the men they're after.
Alien Apocalypse - The Storm
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by TWB Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A survivor of an alien attack on Wormwood Scrubs prison navigates apocalyptic London in search of his son.
Pantheon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Young cadet Renya made a deal five years ago to dedicate an altar to the gods on her future ship if she never lost a game of Pantheon. Now she has a chance to prove herself to her first captain, an expert Pantheon-player, and win a little renown for herself. But will the human deities of her new expansion set oblige?
Xenophobe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This story is dedicated to the Republican Party. They do so well at drumming up distrust of homosexuals, foreigners and others who are different from their “norm” that one can only imagine what they’ll do when we encounter true aliens.
A Taste of Armageddon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,040. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by WolfSinger Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Advances in modern war techniques have led to "cleaner" and "cleaner" weapons. Countries have created missiles that can pinpoint a room within a building greatly reducing the risks to non-combatants in a war zone. However, it has been argued that wars have to be messy so people have an actual reason to avoid them.
Of Love, Free Will, and Gray Squirrels on a Summer Evening
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2011 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This is a story about… well, about love… and about free will… and about squirrels. At first glance, you might think the squirrels are the easiest to explain.
A Place to Call Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When her friend Rohan receives a termination notice from his employer, Amaranta thinks it is the perfect time to get what she wants. Part of the "Break Bites" Series: Stories short enough to read when you get a break from your everyday activities. Originally published in the April/May 2008 issue of Cosmos Magazine, this short story received an Honorable Mention in Gardner Dozois' The Year's B
Rodofink
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Price: Free! Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
In the desert city of Sanctus, a genetically engineered miner goes AWOL to escape the fate of drudgery. The struggle for his freedom comes at a high price: little does he know that his ‘excursion’ to bigger pastures is bound for more complications than it is worth. Science fiction, 4800 words.
Kill'em Dead: A Short Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Vampires, werewolves, and mummies are no match for Billy Wayne and Suzy Jane's time-travellin', light-speedin', monster-killin' pickup truck. But when there ain't no more monsters to roast, Billy and Suzy have to face going back to the real world - and the chance that they might never be together again. A short story by Ben Godby.
The Mutagenic Cycle and Other Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Kick off your shoes and kick back with this six-pack of sci-fi cool, chock full of thugs, drugs, femme fatales, and cosmic secrets.
They Shall Inherit The Earth
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Price: Free! Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ethan is the first human child created on Earth in 500 years. Is he the answer to the current labor shortage or will his creation change life for the synthetics forever?
Time Again
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What would you do if a portable time machine arrived on your doorstep? Would you use it? Well, would you? Really? What if something went wrong? Stan Maldonado decides to test his new delivery with horrifying, inconceivable consequences.
Facsimile Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Inventive Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When an experiment in teleportation ends in catastrophe, a scientist's wife is left to deal with the aftermath.
Stewart`s Bug Out
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Series: Prepper Trilogy, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I was contacted by a number of readers that wanted to inquire about what had happened to their favorite characters that appeared in the Prepper Trilogies. I under took the task of answering this as a thank you to my dedicated readers by beginning a series of Novelette so that the characters could give voice to their own experiences from their differing personal perspectives. These are short story
The Test
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Series: Elements: 5 Stories for Young Adults, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Can you pass a test by failing? In a world where coming of age includes a test of survival, Tali realizes everything she's learned is wrong. Can she change enough to survive?
The Last Human
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
A sci fi short story. The number of earthquakes had been increasing dramatically, they didn't know why. When they found the answer, it was impossible, yet true and human society had nowhere left to turn. All of humankind's history, the knowledge of its existence, was left with one man, he was the Last Human.
The Slimy and the Sentient
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,870. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The universe is a very serious place. Now, it has a leader with the captainlyness to confront the issues (and slimy aliens) that face it. Meet Captain Dave and the crew of the Delineator in their first book as they battle sliminess and pursue their exciting mission. Which has something to do with space.
Soup - three flash fiction pieces
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
The Cheap Stories series--short eBooks, cheap as hell. Three flash fiction pieces that play with the reality behind the absurd. From a soup maker having to deal with walls made of chicken flesh, to a smart bomb that isn't so much into his chess game, to a poetic hill giant, these stories provide quick bursts of experience both alien and familiar.
Dames, Donuts and Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,130. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dames - Some of them need to be rescued, and some of them join the crew to help avoid a lawsuit. Donuts - They’re delicious. If the crew can’t resist their sprinkly siren call during a dangerous chase, it may well lead to… Death- It lurks in the universe in many forms. Deadly Ninjas. Pirates with big red noses. Hyperdrive abhoring physicists. And deadliest of all: Giant Tour Groups.