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Ringlands
Price: Free! Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Raxial Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After the suspicious deaths of his online friends, George Kaplan, an Internet activist, suspects his own life is also in danger and has no choice but to go on the run. Can he survive the seemingly relentless pursuit of the man he knows as ‘Glasses’, a tireless hunter with a murder mission and advanced technology at his disposal?
The Enigma
Price: Free! Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set as a story being told after the Apocalypse. Riona, a girl, born and raised on Earth is faced with part of her destiny that she dare not accept, especially since it is revealed to her after the end of human civilization with only a small number left alive.
Dreads
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
One morning, she wakes up. She follows her normal routine. On a regular commute, a crater opens up. As weeks pass by, things get weirder. She finds a part of herself she didn't know existed. The monstrous Dreads break free from their cages and she decides, she can stop them. But what can she do? Our hero is just a normal person. Or is she?
Green Blood and Lonely Nights
Series: Science Fiction. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
He was a college professor when all of a sudden they were after him. How did they find out? What did they find out?
Gone World: Episode Three (Revenge)
Series: Gone World, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: American English. Published: June 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Viktor Illanov—commander of a base overseeing an occupied American city, or what is left of it—is near the end of his tour. With the rebels taken care off, the U.S. army decimated and in retreat, he looks forward to returning with his wife to St. Petersburg and getting away from the war-torn country.
Androgyne
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This futuristic short story is set in 2133,after the Greed,after the Collapse,after the Great Dying when the human population has been reduced to less than 500 million and women outnumber men 4 to 1. The only ones capable of reproducing are male androgynes,unique beings who have been modified over 3 generations.A love story set in a challenging time for humankind, with an uncertain future.
Crack of Doom
Series: Debts to Recover, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Sweet-voiced little Mistress Betsy knew her way around whips. Chadrick's favorite BDSM club sometimes hosted visiting Masters and Mistresses. So when Mistress Betsy came in to demo whip skills, Chadrick jumped at the chance to volunteer to serve her. He expected nothing more than a good beating but Mistress Betsy had other ideas in mind.
The Compound
Price: Free! Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Allia Washington watches as another Compound candidate is wheeled to the morgue. Now a new position is open and the first in line is Allia's young son. She knows the program will kill her son, but protecting him will take more than solving why all of the candidates die too soon. She may be forced to do anything to save her son, even if she has to defy the Compound itself. This is a short story.
First and Third
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,790. Language: British English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
First and Third is a rollicking SF short story featuring hijacked robots, uploaded personalities, a digital afterlife and nuclear-powered motorbikes--set on a partially terraformed Mars.
The Remedy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by FedoraArts Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
This Bradbury Award-winner asks, "How do you cure creativity?"
Interrogation (A Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Vincent Malick takes great pleasure in something terrible: Killing. He's good at it, and gets paid well. But his newest job is a little different, and things are about to spiral out of his control. Soon he will discover the awful truth that what he sees is only the surface of something much more dreadful.
Shelter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In the future when warheads can destroy an entire nation, America turns to millions of personal survival shelters, called LifePods, to survive the nuclear explosions. Mushroom clouds are only the beginning, as there is still lifetimes of devastation, famine, and radiation to endure. With her LifePod, one little girl discovers, first-hand, the extremes sometimes needed to survive.
No More Lonesome Blue Rings
Price: Free! Words: 8,690. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by Tilted Windmill Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Incurable prion disease eating your nervous system? Abandon everyone you love. Go to a clinic in a universe where prions can't replicate. When aliens attack, prion disease patient Sherry Rogers finds herself behind enemy lines. Nobody can save Sherry. Except herself. And nobody at all can keep the aliens from massacring everyone... except -- maybe -- Sherry.
Wytchfire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Can she remember enough to save herself? Can she change enough to save her planet?
Stained Black
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Simpson will do anything for his art. In a quest to truly understand color, Simpson buys the Alter Ego of a blind man, and begins to explore. Soft yellows, rich reds, decadent browns, and black: every color and no color all at once. But the deeper he delves into feeling color through the sightless Alter Ego, the closer he comes to losing himself. If he hasn’t lost already.
Collision
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Collision is a sci-fi short story set in the far future: space travel is mundane, with thousands of commercial and private ships jumping star systems every Earth-day. In the inky vastness, it is hard imagine someone else might be out there...
Contact
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
They're back. They succeeded. So what's with the lousy welcome?
La rueda del progreso
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
¿Era la mejor manera de organizar la sociedad?
A Bad Day at the Airdock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013 by Triple V Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Former secret security officer Jason Mehrman just wanted to retire to a quiet life of fishing and raising his family. Sure he takes occasional jobs-they're quick and they pay well. But when Nesser's gang comes looking for him, that last job might just cost Jason his life.
Mars Inc.
Price: Free! Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
There's strange things afoot on Mars. Mike must dig deep if he's going to find out what's going on, make it out alive, and locate the mysterious Rose.