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Bubble Universe a short story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
What if, one day, everyone who disagreed with you was gone? We increasingly live in 'filter bubbles', seeing only the information we agree with, but what if that went one step further? A short science fiction story, from the author of Four Stories About The Singularity
Atlantis Calling
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2011 by Living Books USA. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
If you’re going to engage in time travel, you’d better make sure you’ve covered all your bases, including the well-known paradoxes. In space, things can go horribly wrong . . .
An Interview with the Robot Revolution
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Reporter Miles Richmond has been dispatched to a remote Martian mining outpost where the robotic workers have taken their human masters captive. Miles gets an exclusive conversation with the masterminds of the operation. Is this the prelude to the robotic uprising humanity has long feared? Or is there a more civil explanation for what's going on here?
Lords of the Remnant
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,950. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aliens strike at the Centauri colony, overrunning it completely. Then, sooner than anyone imagined they could, they arrived at Earth to continue their conquest. An infantryman, certain resistance is futile, nevertheless deploys with his unit to fight against the first wave of invaders. As he makes his stand, he is confronted with a choice that will forever affect humanity's future.
The Brain Machine
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Price: Free! Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Enter Brain 0.4, marvelous invention of Professor Sadsook. The professor is more or less pleased with his AI prodigy. It shocks the world—but when the creation starts proving itself cleverer than creator, things start to go awry. Speculative fiction, 6100 words.
Nerve: A Short Story
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Price: Free! Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story about a hispanic soldier who gains the ability to absorb the minds of others. As his intellect grows, Rock Espanoza becomes a world political player changing the course of human history.
Pax
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Price: Free! Words: 2,090. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A little down-time as the crew waits to see if their captain will pull through, and 'Freya's' First Officer reflects on revenge, survival, and his lack of compassion.
Entre deux feux
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,450. Language: French. Published: August 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Ulem Beltran, séducteur dans l’âme, s'est lancé un défi : séduire une Elsevienne à la peau mauve, dont on dit que le charme est irrésistible. Comme à son habitude, il poursuivra en parallèle sa relation avec sa dernière conquête, la ravissante Fenentha – une blonde incendiaire. Mais le mot "aventure" va bientôt prendre un sens tout à fait inattendu.
Psychic Knights - The Beginning
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Price: Free! Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by P.B. Thompson. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A short story introducing you to the futuristic world of the Psychic Knights and their struggle to save humankind from the TechPsychers.
Simulating A Manned Exploration Of Mars: Reconnaissance And Results
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,240. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the last year of his research grant, NASA scientist Aaron Littleton is baking in the hot desert sun, trying to simulate conditions for future Mars missions. But the aliens have other ideas...
Read Instructions Completely and other stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,640. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Don't always take things at face value...you never know what things really are unless you wait and see. This selection of stories takes a look at things from a different perspective...from building a ship to a kid in a World of his own. These short stories will have you hooked right to the end where things are turned on their head and you see the situation in a different light.
The Commitment
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In The Commitment, a loving wife, Alice, is forced to decide how she will deal with the reality of her husband's death which include several unexpected new possibilities and opportunities.
Alien Landscapes 2
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,680. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011 by WordFire Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Four science fiction tales from the mind of Kevin J. Anderson, each with a short introduction by the author. Includes: “Collaborators” (written with Rebecca Moesta), “Good Old Days,” “Job Qualifications,” and “Prisoner of War.”
A Frozen Adventure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: British English. Published: August 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short account of the Ice Fields of a far away frozen planet. There is a problem with the oil wells, but what caused it? Rob and Tom go in search of the Professor and the answer.
Roadside Bones
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2011 by Notes on Vellum. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Matt, a forensic pathologist, discovers a skeleton by the side of the road. But something about it is very strange, and it's up to him to reunite the lost Jane Doe with her distant--very distant--family.
The Family Line
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When disaster strikes it ends more than a life, it ends a family. In the year 2389 deep space explorer, Paul Bellamo receives terrible news. He begins to recall the stories his father told him of his famous ancestors who made history come alive when he was a boy. These are the tales of those intrepid men who made a difference to our possible future.
Measuring Up
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by SSN Storytelling. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Larian Elesir, a young recruit in the Citizens' Army, arrives at his first post. Eager to join the war effort, he is nonetheless nervous in his new environment and worried about setting a foot wrong. During his first day in camp, his new companions put him through his paces as they both learn who he is and teach him the basics he'll need to survive in his job in the army. (4500 words)
The Secret
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hanson Allen commands an interstellar vessel, a position of great responsibility and authority. In deep space discipline is the greatest foe to master. A secret surfaces that makes him think he's lost control of his ship and his crew. He must get to the bottom of this mystery before he loses his command, and possibly his ship. A story where loyalty is put to the ultimate test.
Mission II
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
How does one lone woman stop someone... or something from sabotaging one of the most important missions in human history?
Bottoms Up
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Price: Free! Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
I hope you will enjoy reading this story. It's about a detective, Dick Reeder, whose career was in a downward spiral. To boost his confidence, his Chief gives Dick what he believes to be an easy case to solve. Uniforms nabbed a stoned teenager dumping large water cooler bottles into the City Reservoir. Analysis of the substance shows it to be plain tap water.