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Homo Floresiensis
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Price: Free! Words: 1,540. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What if other species of humanoids from our evolutionary past had survived? What would the evolutionary process have had in store for them? Learning about the archeological discovery of the real Homo Floresiensis in college was the inspiration behind this flash fiction.
I Am
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Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Susan and her assistant, Denesh, are on a quest to create a sentient computer.
Helianthus
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Series: Helium Quest. Price: Free! Words: 7,730. Language: American English. Published: March 29, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this final transcript from the "Helianthus," First Lieutenant Hyland Rivera confronts his own desire to take the vessel on a collision course with the sun, because as he says, “God told him to.” Once Captain Zephaniah Cass gets wind of Hy's plans, the battle for the fate of the "Helianthus" begins. Torn between love and fears, the men grapple for the meaning in their lives.
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 13, March 2015
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and reprinted stories, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Paul Cook and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume Two
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You set the price! Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
Billionaire Playboy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Billionaire Playboy People are starving for any kind of miracle. We were the provider and we had the copyright. 250 million follows today and two billion follows tomorrow. This is what Ndubax represent. Our stock options were sky high and the whole world was waiting for revelation. But not anymore. Ndubax was our trademark.
Quiescent, Femspec Issue 6.2
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A futuristic story about a loss of a family member due to an unauthorized power outage follows the life of protagonist Claire as she shuttles home to the half-underwater Venice, the ancient city enchanting at Christmastime amidst the fluttering of snow over houses, bridges and the relentless gentle waves.
Crone’s Revenge, Femspec Issue 6.2
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Femspec Journal. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the science building, Helgart’s twenty-sixth attempt to repair the auras of her expensive chinchillas had failed again. The bright life spikes of healthy aura were fading, and the healer is called upon to use her powers of mind streaming to diagnose and heal.
The Patient
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Series: The Complex Saga. Price: Free! Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Waking up in a hospital is never fun, especially when you don't remember how you got there... But this is especially true for the man in this prelude to The Complex Saga.
On Rabbits, Holes, & Shivs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,900. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015 by Hermit Muse Publishing. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Ormusen and Kalati hunt the Dire White Rabbit. The pesky, rare monster can run... but what is down the bunny hole? Adventure, absurd encounters, and sexual innuendo abound as the two friends dive head first into trouble!
Robert Heinlein’s Expanded Universe: Volume One
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
Het laatste uur
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Price: Free! Words: 9,240. Language: Dutch. Published: March 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"Hebt u al contact opgenomen met 'Last Paradise'? Doe het dan snel, want wij kunnen van uw laatste uur uw mooiste maken. Wij zullen uw laatste wensen vervullen in een omgeving naar uw keuze." De wetenschap heeft met De Denkgraaf bevestigd dat iedereen zijn laatste uur voelt aankomen en er is geen ontsnappen aan. ‘We komen u halen. Blijf waar u bent!’
The Thirsty Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
They're dead, and they thirst...FOR YOUR BLOOD! After a science experiment goes wrong, a young chemist must fight hordes of the undead and stop a sinister plan to unleash this threat on the world.
Mundane and Extraterrestrial Agonies
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When it’s all too much, he’ll be there for you… Sometimes the only way to deal with the worst news you’ve ever heard is to invent a problem only you can see. A beneficial distraction. The trouble is, how do you confirm what is invention, and what is reality? And in the end, does it matter?
Prominence - Jump Master
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Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Vaslus is a doomed world orbiting an unstable star. To preserve their civilisation the Vaslisians are embarking on the greatest colonisation scheme ever imagined. In the first of this short story series follow Jump Master Tanlen and his new apprentice as they embark on a jump to bring colonists to a new world only to find more than anyone had bargained for waiting at the other end.
Ruck Nor 2
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Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015 by Clover Digital Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 14 reviews)
Craig West finds himself far from home on another planet; amongst landscape he'd never seen before. He survived his ordeal on earth but was he safe here? Captured; taken to a place where his DNA is extracted, can Craig adapt to this new life. PLEASE NOTE: This is not a 'stand alone' story but a continuation of "Ruck Nor'.
City of the Reptilians
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Series: Reptilians Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Steven Cross, a man from a small town in Colorado goes climbing to the nearby mountains. As a result of a strong earthquake, several rifts open in the ground. From one of these, a mysterious artificial light drifts toward the surface. What he finds down there changes his life forever. A hidden, underground alien civilization from the face of the earth.
Detours and Reminiscences
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Originally titled "Detours through the Twilight Zone," this collection of never-before-published short stories pays homage to the classic television series. Interspersed with the stories are the author's recollections of the circumstances surrounding and/or inspiring each tale. The final story, "Castles in the Air," was the basis for Mitchell's novel The Reality Matrix Effect.
Crying Over Spilt Light
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,340. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
What If You Could Hire Your Own Personal Muse? On the verge of abandoning his life-long project, an obsessive physicist hires the innovative service of an android Muse to help him finish his work. But when things start to go missing from his life, he must learn that not all is worth sacrificing on the altar of science before he has nothing left to live for.
Seditious Sun
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Price: Free! Words: 700. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015 by Golbin Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A short alternative look at history of a total solar eclipse followed by a blood moon, when dire warnings go unheeded.