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After Oil 2: The Years of Crisis
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Michael Greer, author and host of the popular weekly peak oil blog, The Archdruid Report, returns with another collection of twelve tales from the post oil future. As Industrial civilization staggers beneath its myriad dysfunctions, ordinary people endure the long, slow descent that shapes the years of crisis. The old world passes away and a new age takes shape.
Animal Theater
Series: 2nd Civil War. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
UFO cults, mass suicides, clones, designer drugs, brain-implants, propaganda, mind control, war, politics and conspiracies big and small -this collection contains all 20 previously published Second Civil War stories.
Galaxy's Edge Magazine: Issue 12, January 2015
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,460. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Have You Seen My Cat? And Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,940. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The stories in this collection are primarily mystery, science fiction, soft horror/dark fantasy, and cross-genre pieces. Most of the stories are down-to-earth ones set in today's world (particularly the mysteries), or begin that way and take a speculative turn into the possible. With the exception of one fantasy mystery, the rest of the stories are set in the near future or in space.
2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,720. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014 by Dreaming Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
24 science fiction short stories for the middle grade reader from Hugo and Nebula winning authors as well as newer writers. Girls need to read stories where any number of possible roles are modeled for them. Just as importantly, boys need to read stories where girls are active participants in adventures. And children of all colors and backgrounds need to know the future includes them.
The Clock Struck None
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,600. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2014 by Gray Rabbit Publications / Fantastic Books. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From airships lost between universes, to golems winning the fight against racism, Lou Antonelli explains the many ways the world might have been. Dip into this collection of previously-published tales, including the 2013 Sidewise Award for Alternate History finalist short story "Great White Ship."
The Best of L. Sprague de Camp
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 118,540. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A science fiction collection by one of the all-time greats of science fiction, L. Sprague de Camp. These stories and poems exemplify de Camp’s unique outlook on life and mankind and are told with a quiet but sharp irony that became his trademark. Bold, inventive and humorous, this collection is a must for fans of the writer.
Colours of the Soul
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,400. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Why are cheetahs the most perfect of creatures? Besides because they're cats, that is... Cool, mind-blowing stories from a master.
Forward in Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,920. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Get ready for a series of future shocks from the award-winning Ben Bova! What would you do if you found yourself face to face with: —A mathematical equation that proves you are about to die? —A seductive siren who promises you sex and death in outer space? —A brainwashing technique that will turn you either into a superman or a monster? These future shocks and more in—FORWARD IN TIME!
The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Whether it’s God walking into the Draco Tavern, stony spirits talking to relatives, a robot plotting the ultimate murder, or the ability to see distinct patterns in the vibrations caused by uttering words and phrases … these stories will entertain you, make you laugh, make you think and, most importantly, make you question your own long-held views on life, the universe and everything else.
Los pingüinos también se ahogan
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 88,240. Language: Spanish. Published: December 11, 2014 by Sportula. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Steve Redwood se sirve en esta colección de relatos para revelarse no sólo como el autor de peculiar imaginación y vena humorística y surrealista que pudimos ver en Simetrías rotas, sino para mostrarnos su lado más serio, más oscuro gracias a sus relatos centrados en las relaciones humanas, en la crueldad gratuita, la soledad, la culpabilidad y la pérdida de esperanza.
The Drowned Leviathan and Other Stories
Series: LL Watkin Collections, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of twelve fantasy, science fiction and horror stories originally published as independent ebooks or in society magazines. With tales ranging from ghost stories to hi-tech warcraft, the collection includes the stories “The Drowned Leviathan”, “Love in the Dawn”, “Forgetting”, “Mesrin Station”, “The Boy in Blue”, “Stealing Salt” and “A funny thing happened on the way to the Festival”.
Skin Deep Magic: Short Fiction
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,340. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Rebel Satori Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Magic is more than skin-deep. It hides in the folds of a haunted quilt and illuminates the secret histories of Negro memorabilia. Magic reveals the destiny of a great storyteller and emanates from a sculpture by an obscure Harlem Renaissance artist. Magic lurks in the basement of an inner-city apartment building and flourishes in a city park. Magic is more than skin-deep...
Visions: Leaving Earth
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014 by Lillicat Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
VISIONS:Leaving Earth is an anthology exploring humankind's obsession with leaving the home planet, with a Foreword by Sam Bellotto Jr., Editor, Perihelion Science Fiction Magazine. Professional and undiscovered science fiction authors from around the world present imaginative visions ranging from space elevators disasters to the end of civilization.
The Imp and Other Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories and novellas in the genres of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy. This collection has a little of everything - humor, suspense, horrifying deaths, even a dragon and a vampire! The tales are rife with swordplay, sorcery, unearthly monsters, and evil masterminds, laser weapons, space ships, distant planets, and an evil empire. A mini-vacation for the mind.
Launch Pad
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,930. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Humanity is coming up against the limits of the physical world—but the imaginations of the writers in this anthology reach far beyond those boundaries. The Launch Pad Astronomy Seminar aims to bring more hard science into science fiction. These twelve stories look into our future and find humor, pathos, grand determination, and genuine courage.
Tales from Pennsylvania
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,170. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pennsylvania. The groundbreaking dystopian vision Hugh Howey called “a brilliant tale of extra-planetary colonization.” Now you can revisit USA Today Bestselling Author Michael Bunker’s unique world in this anthology of original short stories—authored by ten of his fellow master storytellers and including a new Pennsylvania story by the creator of the Pennsylvania World himself.
Tales of the Stoneworld
You set the price! Words: 106,620. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(Please read past the intro in this book. I regret putting it in.) Every now and then, the Mage-General of the Allied Realms, a curious Humanoid who calls himself Kronisk, sits down with his grandchildren. To them, he will read a story from a big volume of Melior's lengthy, grand, and just plain puzzling history. In this volume, you will find ten of the tales that he and his grandchildren share.
Interzone #255 Nov - Dec 2014
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
2014’s last IZ, #255, has stories by Malcolm Devlin, RM Graves, Thana Niveau, Tim Major, E. Catherine Tobler, Jennifer Dornan-Fish & Tom Greene + the last of Wayne Haag’s covers. Non fiction: David Langford’s Ansible Link; Nick Lowe’s Mutant Popcorn; Tony Lee’s Laser Fodder & Book Zone’s film, DVD & book reviews; 2 columns; Andy Hedgecock on Graham Joyce; Paul Cockburn talks to Hannu Rajaniemi
The Deli Counter of Justice
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,470. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Carl Cook, the once-notable superhero Piecemaker, realizes heroing has made a mess of his life, he decides to fix things before it’s too late…by retiring and opening a deli. The anthology explores the world in and around Cook's Deli with nine stories and poems.