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Exploitation
By Tom Morris
Price: Free! Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A SF short story, inspired by Neal Asher's Polity novels, offering an alternative genesis for Earth Central, its all encompassing AI. A survey and mining team sent to Titan get rather more than they expected.
Caveat Veritatem
By Scott Roche
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Truth is a dangerous thing. A little of it goes a long way and it can come back to bite you. That’s why our society (and most societies I would imagine) encourage the polite, little lie. Thus my title for this anthology “Caveat Veritatem” or “Beware of the Truth”. Here are five stories that tell various truths, no matter the consequences for you or for the characters.
First Kill
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
A female snipers first mission. "When the Melting took the polar ice caps, the world was exposed to a breed of new species lying dormant under the ice. Not everybody was excited over the Alliance that was formed. Now a Death Squad is heading towards our Neutral Dragon Territory, and if they cross this bridge, we're too late to stop them. My finger is on the trigger, and I am waiting..."
Of Behemoths and Bureaucrats
By Mary E. Lowd
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 1 review)
Rhea brings her traveling carnival act to the Hegula Hephaesta mining colony to visit the new sun garden, but she and her Starwhals get caught in a battle for interstellar independence that mortally threatens her three gentle giants.
Genesis
By Rashaad Bell
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,500. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On the Day of Epiphany, during the Fifth month of the yearlong mourning of NeoAtlantis, the Quantum Singularity appeared above the southernmost point of the crescent moon, engulfing the sky in such a blinding fury, that night became as midday.
The Treasure of Mars
By Elizabeth Chater
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,620. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Chater Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An alien creature crawls in from the desert with talk of treaure.
Visions Of Odd
By S. A. Barton
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,550. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A short anthology of flash fiction and vignettes, all speculative fiction, ranging from the edge of fantasy to the edge of the solar system. Visions Of Odd contains 7 stories totaling about 8400 words.
Extrasensory
By Darren G. Burton
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Chris is out in the hills taking photos of the cityscape when he spies a strange green light in the night sky. He manages to snap off some hurried photos as the light moves erratically towards him. Something very bizarre happens to him as the object moves overhead. A pinprick of light enters his right eye and does something to his brain. This is a novelette of approximately 16,500 words.
On The Rocks
By Adrienne E. Keith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
What has Charlotte Hill gotten herself into? On The Rocks is the second Charlotte Hill story, and picks up shortly after Ice Cream And Bullets. Meet Drake Jameson the man who's tasked with bringing Charlotte in and watch as the mystery grows, then gets set on fire.
Ice Cream And Bullets
By Adrienne E. Keith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Ice Cream And Bullets is the story of Charlotte Hill, a trained operative. Or so she thinks. Ice Cream And Bullets follows Charlotte on her first encounter with Seattle. This is the story of self discovery and bullets, lots of bullets.
To Di(n)e For: A (Speculative) Horror Story
By Rebecca M. Senese
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,430. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Meredith accompanies her husband to the Mystery Meal Restaurant, “where the dinner is murder” so Meredith reads from the marquee. To impress an important client, they dine with clone-grown constructs of killers. It’s the latest in fine dining entertainment and it may end up being the last dinner of their lives. “To Di(n)e For” is 6,000 words.
Take Me Home
By Duncan James
Price: Free! Words: 3,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
0.75 star(3.67 from 3 reviews)
A farmer and his wife, on a shopping visit to their quiet Hampshire village, find a young boy wandering in the High Street. Nobody appears to be looking for the boy, who is obviously a stranger and lost. The couple offer to look after him until he can be traced, but they soon discover that he is stranger than they think.
Foreignright 4.5.1
By Eric Cline
Price: Free! Words: 1,070. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the future, "firemen" don't put out fires. Instead . . . hey, this sounds familiar! Eric Cline, a writer who has been published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and other places, delivers a loving flash fiction tribute to a classic work, updated for modern times.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 4
By Russ Crossley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The slippery climb of Trixie Aioli up the corporate ladder continues. When we last left Trixie she and Cherry Bomb were developing a scheme to stop the wedding of Herman Pug to her greatest rival. She and Cherry time travel into the past only to be confronted with an even greater obstacle to her ambition. She may even be fired!
The Convert
By Susanne Knight
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction short story. When one of his congregation wants to marry an alien who is more flora than fauna, what's a priest to do??
To a Pile of Ashes
By Sean Monaghan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a desolate, frozen planet three researchers are forced to seek shelter from the snow before the bear that's destroyed their ski plane finds them. A science fiction story from the author of "Deadstick" and "Vaporize Marineris".
And Naked We Leave
By Troy D. Smith
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A PbRJV short - Lew Roycko, a lunar real estate developer, is on a business trip to Earth. He's been chosen to discuss an expansion to new Martian colonies. He wishes his personal life was as easy to manage as his professional one. On a walk around Denver, Roycko meets an interesting old man who leads a far different lifestyle. Can one old man and his stories change a life forever?
The God of This World
By Daniel Eness
Series: Science Fiction Shorts. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Gard Brodford sneaks through a siege to offer a sacrifice to a long-silent diety, the last thing he expects is a lesson in vanity. Too bad he is unlikely to survive the traps set before him, or the army at his heels. The God of This World is a Story of the Future Past.
Allen's Pact
By Kevin R. Bridges
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Allen and Marcus are traveling a quiet and empty Earth, burning away the remnants of human civilization. There is tension between them when it becomes clear that Allen is keeping a dark secret. Marcus is determined to learn the truth, but will he survive the revelation?
The Nature Of The Lady
By Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A solitary Captain & his AI ship roam the depths of space charting new places and meeting new life forms. In a deadly game where chance counts has his luck finally run out?