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The Chronotope and Other Speculative Fictions
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2012 by Rominna Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Time travel, unusual visitors from different eras, dimensions and realities, human zoos maintained by curious aliens, private eyes who are zombies, paranormal prom dates, moral steampunk issues, the Bomb, transforming reality and chrono-assassins are the fantastical topics found in the twelve page-turning tales.
Pixel Juice
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Price: $4.62 USD. Words: 85,840. Language: British English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
'In the first shop they bought a packet of dogseed, because Doreen had always wanted to grow her own dog...' Pixel Juice is the collected outpourings of an overactive mind. A selection of fifty stories from Jeff Noon's head, each one strange, telling, disturbing, or sometimes just plain wierd.
The Road To Toontown.
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,350. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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The Best Short Stories of Roger Rabbit Creator Gary K. Wolf. In these stories you’ll see the Roger Rabbit characters come alive and take shape. Until finally they emerge as the whacko, bizarre, and lovable goofballs who inhabit a unique place in fantasy literature. It's a thrilling journey to Toontown, full of fun-filled twists and turns. Start your engine, hit the road, and enjoy the ride.
Immunity to Strange Tales
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Series: Great Canadian Short Spec, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,350. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 23, 2012 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of 12 short stories by one of Canada's rising stars of speculative fiction.
Land Sea and Why
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,730. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In that territory of forgotten promises and withering indifference a new portal waits be discovered by those who seek: a lost cellar door that, when unlocked, unleashes the fires of hope. A collection of short stories: The Death March Mystery and Asteroid Mine as well as the full contents of three separate anthologies: Monstrous Magic, Tales of the Haunted Titanic and Adventures in Paratime.
Distant Shores
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Price: $3.10 USD. Words: 54,900. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of science fiction, fantasy and horror short stories from one of today's emerging writers.
A Chasing After Wind: A Collection of Speculative Fiction Short Stories
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Chasing After Wind is not just a short story collection; another story surrounds the telling of these stories. Discover contemporary stories that walk the border between science fiction and fantasy, where moments of humor emerge from tragedies. Is this struggle in vain, a chasing after wind? Or does everyone deserve a second chance?
Stars: The Anthology
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 186,930. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Janis Ian and 30 top science fiction writers team up to create an astonishing book of original short fiction. STARS is a huge anthology in both volume and talent. Each story, available only here, is based on a Janis Ian song that meant something special to the author, who then wrote the story expressly for STARS. creating a meld of jazz, prose and science fiction found nowhere else.
Honored: 7 Honorable Mention Stories from the Writers of the Future Contest
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 65,180. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Each of the seven meaty stories in this novel-length sci-fi collection earned an Honorable Mention in the world-renowned Writers of the Future contest over the past several years. This anthology includes four The File, Pause, Seer, Superthread, A Slave to Race, Decisions Decisions, and the previously-unpublished New Beginnings – the most recent of the stories to receive the honor.
Female Science Fiction Writer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,040. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These stories are like a disease - only one you wouldn't mind catching. Mint-addicted aliens. Talking horses. Little girls in wheelchairs who get the chance to pilot starships. Odd jade carvers who save the last Mayan city by magic. A sexy wolf girl who saves a teddy bear boy and her clown boyfriend’s heart. Fourteen stories by award-winning science fiction and fantasy writer Amy Sterling Casil.
Explorers: Beyond The Horizon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,880. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
EXPLORERS: BEYOND THE HORIZON is a short story anthology featuring characters forever changed by their discovery of lands and worlds beyond their own. Whether it's by charting new stars, trekking across fantastical realms, sailing new oceans, or traversing the wild and unknown spaces between dimensions, readers will find the unimaginable in the pages of EXPLORERS.
The Book of Apex: Volume 3 of Apex Magazine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,980. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2012 by Apex Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
These thirty-one stories encompass all fifteen issues of Apex Magazine edited by the Hugo Award-nominated editor and author Catherynne M. Valente.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
A World In Edgewise: Thirteen Sidereal Journeys
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Price: Free! Words: 59,730. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"The stories in Jack Preston King's A World In Edgewise alternately disturb me, haunt me, make me think, and send sinfully titillating tingles of delight running up and down my spine, often delivering all of these sensations at once... -- Vincent Casspriano, Jr., author of The Simplest Path to Personal and Planetary Transformation: Free Your Mind
Dark Mirrors: Dystopian Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These tales offer terrifying glimpses of Earth's future gone wrong. From the author's afterword: "Dark literature is not meant to overwhelm us. It is meant to purge us, to provide catharsis. It is a cleansing and purifying process. We must be aware of the evil within before we can clean it out."
Interzone 240 May - Jun 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.72 USD. Words: 53,660. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue; new stories by Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley, Lavie Tidhar, Elizabeth Bourne, and Tracie Welser; the illustrations + all the usual features: David Langford's Ansible Link(news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel's team, including an interview with Nancy Kress + the results of the Readers' Poll.
Akasa-Puspa, de Aguilera y Redal
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Series: De Némesis a Akasa-Puspa, Book 3. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 164,090. Language: Spanish. Published: May 14, 2012 by Sportula. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Akasa-Puspa, «flor que brilla en el cielo», es sin la menor duda el más fascinante escenario que ha dado la ciencia ficción española. Fue creado a finales de los ochenta por Juan Miguel Aguilera y Javier Redal en las novelas Mundos en el abismo e Hijos de la Eternidad y, desde entonces, no ha dejado de cautivar la imaginación de los lectores.
Sky-Tinted Waters
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,210. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Sky-Tinted Waters is an anthology of stories by the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers Group. You'll find stories featuring: Rampaging steam-powered constructs Bioengineered killer squirrels Military serums filled with nanotech A demon who pounces on mispronounced words An invisible flying pony And fourteen more tales of adventure, enchantment, humor, terror, magic and science gone wro
Interzone 239 Mar - Apr 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.24 USD. Words: 50,870. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Interzone #239 contains new stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook, Nigel Brown and Ben Baldwins cover art, 'The Tower'. Features includes: David Langford's Ansible Link (news & obits); Nick Lowe's Mutant Popcorn (film reviews); Tony Lee's Laser Fodder (DVD/Blu-ray reviews); book reviews by Jim Steel and the team plus an interview with Chris Beckett.
Fragments of Mind
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eight stories, fantasy and science-fiction, all tied together by the desire to know one's place in the universe and to understand just what it means to be alive.