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Ms. Halo
Price: Free! Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ms. Halo is a unique, comical look at what colonization and first contact could mean for human life. No cities are destroyed, no federations are formed. For the alien overlord Ms. Halo, humans are valued for their companionship and cuteness, but that love comes with a price.
Silk Spider: Behind the Eightball
Price: Free! Words: 10,510. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Silk Spider tracks eight tuxedo-clad felons are committing copycat robberies. She’s putting her detective skills to work, as well the vast resources of a superhero HQ. And when she catches up to this new Eight-Ball Gang with her bullet-proof corset and anger-fueled super-strength, she’ll make them sorry they ever put on their masks. A story of mature spandex, pulp action, and dark humor.
A LifeTrade Wedding
Series: LifeTrade ยท Short Stories by Adam Bender. Price: Free! Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Read about the next direction of matchmaking apps – exchanging lives! A reluctant groom leaves his bride at the altar by trading places with a man who wants to be married. A series of testimonials by the wedding party shows how LifeTrade can give everyone a “happily ever after."
Shelter: Zero
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,720. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This is a lost story from the Heavy Metal Magazine era of the 1980s. Never published, it was written on the other side of the time loop and therefore did not exist, yet. If you are reading this message and Y2K hasn’t arrived, then you might possibly be stuck in said time loop. So enjoy it all over again.
Present Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Present Future is an anthology covering a dozen short stories that were written over the course of a decade and a half. A few of these have been published previously, some were finished and never published, others existed as ideas recorded as notes until they were fleshed out for this work, and a couple of them were written exclusively for this collection.
Bid the Moon Goodbye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Jervis’s son has a melt-down at school, and takes on partial wolf form, it’s just a normal family crisis, but when the nurse warns that anti-Lupine activists have the family’s name on a hit-list, Jervis needs to get them off the moon—and fast. The only question is how—and the only way to find an answer is to find a helpful spacer in the best pizza bar on Lunar One… one with a ship for three.
The First Three 'Things I Could Get Out of My Mind'
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of eighteen short, speculative fictions by William Mangieri: Passed Life B.I.T. Through Her Eyes Business is Business A Dish Best Served Quiet! Sasqwhat? The View from Up Here Inheritance The Human Interface Riding the Devil Last Call In Robert’s Memory My Reality Show The Body Choosing the Right Time The Sheila Wulf Chitinoid Sessions Thank You for Your Interest in XenCorp
Mind's Eye
Series: Drath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,320. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Mind's Eye: Her crew held her together day by day, scrabbling for a living at the margins of the solar system. Meade would fix everything if she could, her pilot's seat's squeaking on up to the glitchy engines and too small fuel tanks. But Captain Celeste wouldn't spend money on the Mind's Eye. So, sweat dripping, Meade piloted the Mind's Eye for the next big score. If it existed.
Tree Row Howl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Agent Carthage has heard rumors about Tanesca; now she will see just how strange it really is.
Grek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Grek is a cook on a spaceship. A very bad cook. Grek is also one of the last humans in the universe. And a very bad representation of humans. But Grek's bad cooking and bad . . . human-ing might be the least of his ship captain's concerns.
Revival (Episode 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Abigale continues her journey through the post-apocalyptic world of Revival. Sent into the destroyed world by her superiors, Abigale and two new comrades prepare to search for other survivors of the last war.
Cirsova Heroic Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine Issue #5 (Spring 2017)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,860. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Spring 2017 special Eldritch Earth issue. Burroughsian adventure on a prehistoric Lovecraftian Earth.
The Cloud
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eleven members of the PEGASUS are dead. Murdered just after the ship flew through a cloud of space dust. Sean Reeve is the sole survivor and the apparent perpetrator. There's only one problem: the convicted claims he isn't Sean Reeve at all.
The Proud Secret
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The E.E.S. station was supposed to be a temporary installation on a poisoned planet. A short-term solution to the survival of humanity. A new threat faces them now and it has nothing to do with aliens or the science of living on a dying planet. Despair. Humanity's oldest enemy.
Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2017
Series: Mad Scientist Journal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Wing removal from tooth fairies, discoveries of insect history, and Romantic poetry written by automatons. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist, there is also fiction from Constance Flux, Shanan Winters, and Bobby Riahi.
Interzone #269 (March-April 2017)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Science Fiction & Fantasy
The March–April issue of Interzone contains new science fiction and fantasy by Steve Rasnic Tem (also interviewed), Sean McMullen, Tim Akers, Christien Gholson, and Richard E. Gropp; art by Dave Senecal, Martin Hanford, and Richard Wagner; the usual features by Nina Allan, David Langford, Jonathan McCalmont, and Nick Lowe; plus reviews of the latest books and movies.
The Gift Of Time
Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A scifi-psychological thriller, that will keep you entertained till the last word and make you think even after the story is over. Come on a journey to find love, life and a second chance.
Pests
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2017 by StoryForge Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A science fiction short story about the perils of consumer purchasing.
Prometheus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Part man and part machine, the spaceship Prometheus has become tired of living. The only thing is, the company won't let him go as long as there is profit to be made. Oh, and he prefers to be called Dave by his friends. A short science fiction story by Constance 'Dusty' Miller.
Miss Gemini’s Homecoming: Zodiac Opposites Meet on a Journey to True North
Price: Free! Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
TV reporter Hermetica Gemini drives north on Lunar Highway in hope of breaking the story of the century: King Jupiter’s illegitimate son. Her mission has karmic repercussions, however: she is cut off from her glamorous life in South Node City and meets the reclusive Athos Sagittarius. As the story gallows on, Hermetica is forced to face her issues regarding love, spirituality and self-worth.