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A Little Bit of Everything
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Samurai discovers that the Inn he's staying at harbours a dark secret... A young sentry befriends an old book lover and his parasitic pet in a post apocalyptic theme park... An Animator finds herself facing charges in a court of the Fae for crimes she didn't even know were possible... Welcome to the mind of Michael Healy. Where anything is possible and a little bit of everything goes.
Interzone #263 (Mar-Apr 2016)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,710. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
New fiction by Alexander Marsh Freed, Christopher Fowler, Michelle Ann King, Jeffrey Thomas, Rich Larson, and E. Catherine Tobler, art; Vincent Sammy’s cover, Jim Burns, Richard Wagner, and Martin Hanford inside. Comment by Jonathan McCalmont and Nina Allan; Shattering Illusions in SFF by Juliet E. McKenna; David Langford’s Ansible Link; Reviews: film - Nick Lowe; DVD/Blu-ray - Tony Lee, & books.
Aardvarks to Planet X
Series: The Hexology in Seven parts. Price: Free! Words: 66,730. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Come on a journey through space, time, death and reality. To learn what it truly is to be human, even when your not. Revel in mankind’s greatest achievements, and bear witness to our darkest hours. Search for life at the ends of the universe, and beyond. Drawing on the inspiration of classic science fiction books, films and television. All set to the backdrop, of a soundtrack for every generation.
It's Always the Apocalypse Somewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,750. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Warning! This book contains Flesh-Eating Zombies, Invading Aliens, Nuclear Annihilation, Armageddon, The Rapture — and that's just one story! Elsewhere in these 22 tales, you'll find Carnivorous Plants, Organ-Harvesting Aliens, Cruel Scientists, Superstorms, Cursed Artifacts, and the Worst Comedy Club in Existence. Oh, and one of the stories has mermaids. Drug-running mermaids.
Exploitation and Other Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,990. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Exploitation and Other Stories is a collection of science fiction (SF), fantasy, mystery, and flash fiction. Space exploration, alien encounters, a little magic, and a few crimes / investigations all make an appearance in the stories of this collection.
Journeys to the Center of Space
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 45,180. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2016 by CosmicBlueCB. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A fantastic classic action-packed science fiction horror short story collection, with stories from The Alien Artifact book series, with explorers confronting colossal deadly mind-bending new scenarios, and mind-bending voyages into the center of space! With explorers uncovering the ultimate deadliest alien artifacts and aliens, with ultimate technologies, in the deepest depths of space and beyond!
Crashtown
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 23,500. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The Crashtowners can't wait to disassemble Titus' robot friend and use it for spare parts. Escaping the boot-strapped town made out of crashed space ship parts to the uncharted wilderness, Titus and Bad'bot eventually become tangled up in a secret rebellion against the sponsors of the newly terraformed planet, and the search for freedom and friendship creates unlikely heroes.
Guns, Gods & Robots: Seven Curious Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,270. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Human nature in the face of impossible choices is at the core of each post-apocalypse, undead resurgence, and domestic automation gone wrong featured in Guns, Gods & Robots.
Conspiracy!
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 56,900. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016 by NESFA Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Conspiracy! is an anthology of science fictional short stories about conspiracies.
The Missing Loved Ones
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,540. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Determined to make her mark in speculative fiction, TNae Wilcox assembled a novella-length collection of short and short, short stories that are entertaining, and humorous at times. Inside: *HE'S YOU ‚Äč*THE GIFT *WHIRRING *TWO OF THE SAME KIND *WHAT ABOUT HER *SAFE WORD *PRANKSTER IN THE BOX
The Future Revisited
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 83,210. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Something old and something new-The Future Revisited, is a collection of tales from the future including a previously published mystery novella and an award winning short story, as well as two new novellas. Well-seasoned with space science, both the mysteries and the Mars stories present an optimistic, upbeat vision of that future.
Twenty Sci Fi Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,370. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
These twenty Science Fiction stories totaling approximately 130,000 words deal with aliens, time travel, rogue technology and more. The first three stories follow Harry Dondero, the first officer of the tramp star freighter, Orion. . Five of the stories were novelettes originally published in Analog Magazine. Three stories were written by Hayford Peirce and David Grace (as David Alexander)
Call Me Joe: Volume 1 of the Short Fiction of Poul Anderson
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 256,550. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016 by NESFA Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Volume 1 of the Collected Works of Poul Anderson. This is a collection of the best short science fiction of Poul Anderson.
Collection One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of twenty-three short stories by various authors at Martian Publishing. Most are either science fiction or fantasy and run the gamut in both length and subject matter.
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Titus Ad Larem
Series: Helium Quest. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,710. Language: American English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Titus’ life as a stay-at-home dad is disrupted when his husband, Lucas, loses his job. He re-enters the workforce as a stockboy at Glenn’s Value Plus, where an encounter with a woman stealing tunafood and a coworker vowing to get him fired cause him to wish he lived on Mars. The X-Tellus company wants to give him that wish. But what would it take to leave his life—and his family—behind?
Frost Fire Worlds February 2016
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,110. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016 by Alban Lake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This quarterly magazine is devoted to science fiction and fantasy for younger readers, ages 8 to 80 or so. The stories focus on characters, on adventures, on folks coping with future developments or, in the case of fantasy, magical circumstances.
It's Come to Our Attention
Price: $3.19 USD. Words: 32,910. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
"It's Come to Our Attention" from Third Flatiron Anthologies contains fourteen imaginative speculative fiction short stories about things that could be happening quietly, without a lot of fanfare, but which could still be extremely significant or make a big difference.
Snakes That Rattle
Price: Free! Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Her squadron dead, herself grounded, Lieutenant Commander Hannah Armstrong drifts through her medical leave digging at the official story of the ambush. Bad intelligence doesn't make sense, and neither do the motives of the military contractor sniffing around one of the squadron widows. Digging up the truth will put her deeper in disgrace, but it would be worth it to expose a raft of secrets.
Crisis Averted
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,550. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What constitutes being human? Why are gods so bad at poker? How would you square dance in zero-gee? What is the alcohol tolerance of a superhero? When is a good time to visit the universe next door? Why does Buffalo Bill want a T-Rex? Is Buggs Bunny transgendered or just a drag queen? None of these questions are answered herein, but asking them is half the fun.