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The New Neighbors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Aliens have landed on Mars and have started terraforming procedures in order to colonize the red planet. The powers-that-be on Earth are not happy, but have little choice other than to establish diplomatic relations with the new neighbors when they unexpectedly pop over for a friendly visit. This light-hearted foray into the world of SF could easily be subtitled, '50 shades of Diplomacy.'
The Wind That Moves The Stars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: American English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
All Stephanie wanted to do was get a permit to perform at the Lakeside Festival. But her request was turned down, leaving her and Stell with no way to pay the room and board for the month. And now the Cosmic Artifact is having hissy fits. What else can go wrong?
Another Happy Ending
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,750. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
E.E. King offers a unique perspective on life, love and sometimes the meaning of the universe. This exuberant collection of short fiction and a novella is sometimes hysterical, occasionally tragic and always thoughtful. Funny and dark, these tales will have you up all night.
Ted Williams Eyes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016 by CV-2 Books. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Sports
Cooper could be the first player in a century to bat .400. If he kept secret his biotechnologically-enhanced vision.
Floating Ink
Price: Free! Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The world was cookie cutter ready for an alien invasion. Xenophen leveraged humanity’s growing into a knowledge economy. To control us, they simply needed to offer a better education.
Strangelet, Volume 2, Issue 5
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Guest edited by Bill Campbell of Rosarium Publishing Fiction: The Time Keepers by Jean Gillingham For the Love of a Minotaur by Melissa Gardner All the Fishes, Singing by Hester J. Rook The Evening Laxmi Danced by Sunil Sharma The Soulless by Walter Dinjos Cover art by Sally Cantirino
DARKSPAWN: Kowan the Technumage (Segment 01)
Price: Free! Words: 22,560. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Kowan the Technumage fights to complete his mission, a desperate bid to protect Red World from the returning Darkness. Loyal to King and country, he must use all his training and skill to kill the enemies that destroyed his father and brother during the First War. This short story series from novelist Zachariah Wahrer dives into a gritty tale filled with desperation, techno-magic, and revenge.
Surpassing Strange
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fourteen Science-Fiction short stories that will add some needed spice and weirdness to your life, providing just the strange perspective you need to challenge your ordinary reality.
Semper Simul
Price: Free! Words: 4,930. Language: Dutch. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mark is op zoek naar het meisje van zijn dromen. Relatiebemiddelingsbureau SEMPER SIMUL helpt hem bij zijn zoektocht. En met succes. Hij ontmoet Isolde en ze passen perfect bij elkaar...
Tres relatos
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,900. Language: Spanish. Published: September 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tres relatos del piloto espacial Jim. Cuentos llenos de aventuras espaciales, referencias a Star Trek y buen humor.
Bonds of Steel
Series: Law and Crucible Saga, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,910. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a routine trip across the asteroid field, the robot, Del, and unregistered AI, Vee, meet trouble. With Captain Law and his crew having been put into stasis, their only chance of survival will mean placing themselves at the mercy of what few resources they have. Without a human to assist them, Del and Vee will be vulnerable and so too will the ship and all the lives on board.
Point of Origin
Series: Law and Crucible Saga, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,270. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
With a contract that they are desperate to obtain and a rogue asteroid in enemy territory, Captain Law and his crew must keep Thea safe, but a missing crew member and a band of misfits thwart their efforts and send them on a mission no one was prepared for. Can Thea and Captain Law learn to work together for one goal or will long-held secrets shake their resolve and destroy their efforts?
No Port to Land
Series: Law and Crucible Saga, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nia is one of the few souls left aboard a drifting tomb known as The Pacific. The spaceship carries a deadly plague, and by the time they receive a distress call from an approaching shuttle, they are all close to losing hope they might ever escape alive. When the will of the shuttle crew and that of the survivors on The Pacific clash, Nia has to pick a side to save what she holds most dear.
A Special Connection
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Quinton is teased about not selecting a bond partner yet, but he refuses to settle for the usual. No quintapod could know what world changing views his selection would make!
In Service to the Pinnacle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: Australian English. Published: September 9, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jamie has two names, and a whole bunch of secrets that she keeps from everyone, including her employer, Odyssey—which is no mean feat, given what that company does—but, when a mission takes her to Askreya, she has to deal with an old dilemma, an old foe, and something entirely new, and her secrets begin to come to light. Can she finish her mission, without everything being revealed?
Plus humain tu meurs
Series: Service Parisien des Enquêtes Spéciales. Price: Free! Words: 7,680. Language: French. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Armelle et Kevin, aidés par un nouveau membre très particulier, Mike Summer, doivent trouver un tueur sanguinaire capable de faire mentir des ordinateurs. Ce nouveau trio fera-t-il le poids face à un psychopathe d'un nouveau genre ?
The Butterfly Defect
Price: Free! Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(2.00 from 1 review)
The butterflies came back when the Gods left. That was the first thing Justin noticed. The second thing he noticed was that the butterflies congregated around only a few people among the thousands left in the big meadow where the Gods fed the humans. Justin was one of them. When the Gods return, Justin and his fellow mutants must find an escape.
Disestablished
Series: Red Shift: Short Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Although he was young, Ping's ideology was as firm and focused as any worldly mind. He had an entrenched distrust of the authorities and politicians, and knew it was his fate to open the eyes of the world to the deception they faced. He found it almost inconceivable that people still had faith in the system. It was up to him to open their eyes. But it was his eyes that were about to be opened.
Checkmate
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,170. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Philip Stamma is given a life prison sentence for a murder he did commit. He serves his time on the barren prison planet of Gholkar. His situation is hopeless until he meets two fellow inmates, alien Ahn-nè who serve long prison sentences as well. Hij learns one of them to play chess. After some time they put their trust in him. As a matter of fact: they have a plan...
Schaakmat
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,100. Language: Dutch. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Philip Stamma zit een levenslange gevangenisstraf uit op de gevangenisplaneet Gholkar. Zijn situatie is uitzichtsloos tot hij twee buitenaardse Ahn-nè ontmoet die eveneens lange gevangenisstraffen uitzitten. Hij leert één van hen schaken. En na enige tijd nemen ze hem in vertrouwen. Ze hebben namelijk een plan...