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Perigee Love
By Tais Teng
Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There is no greater love than a pilot's for her star-ship. During the decades long journey woman and machine had become inextricable entwined. Vigdis survived the crash but the AI did not...
Bounded in a Nutshell
By William Haloupek
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story, in the science fiction/horror genre. It is told in the first person. The narrator is in a kind of prison for the criminally insane. He is highly intelligent, but an extreme sociopath.
Ashes
By Talmage Cleverly
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,930. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story about a woman haunted by a past mistake from her service in Jupiter's navy. Roberta Costa, in a tragic accident, killed three-hundred-twenty-one people at New Beijing, a colony cylinder orbiting Mars. Though honorably discharged from Jupiter's navy, she is tormented by her actions. Her sister and a kind elderly woman from New Beijing seek to bring her back from the brink of despair.
Five Science Fiction Short Stories
By Lawrence Frederick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Humankind can choose its own future and must live with that choice.
To Dance Amongst The Stars
By Steph Bennion
Price: Free! Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011 by WyrdStar. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
A seasonal science-fiction fairy tale! Can the poor, down-trodden kitchen slave Ganesa find a Prince Charming in the shape of young, dashing space captain Hanuman? As they meet for the first time on the dance floor at the American Embassy's Christmas Ball, she is the first to admit he's not exactly her type in this tongue-in-cheek pastiche of Cinderella. Short story, approx 8000 words.
The Time Tunnel
By Ashley MacGregor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A time traveler’s worst nightmare is realized when Jeremy is transported back in time and ends up confined inside something. The terror of dying a slow death trapped and unable to move is slowly relieved as Jeremy hears voices nearby. His hopes that he will be rescued are raised, but all is not as it seems in the distant past he has been transported to.
The Feast of Stevens
By Kristen Stieffel
You set the price! Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
(5.00 from 1 review)
On a space station far from Earth, animal liberationists inadvertently jeopardize thirty-eight innocent turkeys. The station’s cook, Stevens, ensures the fowl shall not have died in vain. In this science fiction Christmas comedy, cultures clash, hearts are won, and dinner is served.
The Rebelliousness of Trassi Udang
By Patty Jansen
Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Short story set in the ISF-Allion universe. Published in the Belong anthology (Ticonderoga publications). Fifteen-year old Ari has plenty of run-ins with enforcers when he smuggles prohibited ingredients for his uncle and other clandestine restaurants in the B-sector of New Jakarta Station. But he stumbles on a rebellion that reaches far outside his insular little work, and is far more dangerous.
Warming Demon
By Camille Picott
Price: Free! Words: 4,950. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In a world devastated by massive climate change, the Chinese government holds the key to terraforming distant planets. Humankind envies those chosen for the voyage. But for Senya, a part Chinese, part Caucasian six-year-old from Hong Kong, life in the cramped, interstellar society is lonely and miserable. She struggles to understand her mixed race and to find a place in her new home.
Santa's Bones
By Julie Jansen
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011 by MuseItUp Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Santa's dead. A greedy dictator schemes to take over, until a funeral director and apprentice discover Christmas Spirit magic.
About Those Probes...
By Rob Steiner
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A short story with a humorous and somewhat insensitive take on alien abductions. Harry Hindman has been repeatedly abducted by aliens since he was sixteen. Now, with the end of the world near, he finds out just what was up with those probes...
A Taste of Earth
By Justin Tyme
Price: Free! Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid team is tracking an asteroid when, without explanation, it changes direction and heads for earth. When they inspect the impact sites, they discover that the meteorite fragments are not what they expect.
Just Like That
By Jessica R. McDowell
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A road trip offers some unexpected life choices for Justine and her husband when they meet some out-of-this-world travelers. Every decision has a consequence, would they regret theirs?
Paradox - A Short Story
By Lane Diamond
Price: Free! Words: 6,650. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Evolved Publishing LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Evolved Publishing presents a short mind-bending sci-fi story in "Paradox" by Lane Diamond. At about 2,700 words, this fun story is the perfect short diversion from your daily grind. ~~~ In the deepest, darkest reaches of space, one must fill the vacuum, the void, the emptiness. Yet do we humans have the "psychological stuff" for deep space travel? If not, we may end up like Ted.
Second Honeymoon
By Mark Souza
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
When Jack Duncan finds out his wife changed the terms of her life insurance policy, he’s not a happy man. Instead of a cash payout, he gets a clone. His wife is back and all his planning has gone for naught.
Starship Victory: Welcome to Fabulous Earth-Vegas
By Joey Peters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Engineering Chief Golem is content enough to hide in his quarters with a bottle of robot hooch, at least until he gets an invitation to a game tournament on luxurious Earth-Vegas.
Memories of the Gods
By Geltab
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Pollution, global warming and natural disasters out of control. Does this sound familiar? Don't be so sure, Dr. Tim Verqew works to save his dying planet by seeding the neighboring one with extremophile bacterium. Within months there will be a magnetic shift on the planet destroying all life as they know it. The only hope of survival lies in seeding a neighboring planet to wait billions of years.
The Heart Of The Machine
By Sarah A. Hoyt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a future where connections between humans are rare in flesh and blood, connecting via computer uplink becomes addictive. The policemen supposed to suppress uplinking have an uphill battle and sometimes forget that they too are human.
Ad Campaign
By Lawrence Frederick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Prying eyes follow us, using our cell phones and credit cards as markers to learn everything about us.
The Euonymist
By Neil Williamson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by infinity plus. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In a future where naming is vital and the labelling of a new species can have major ramifications, what hope is there for an ancient tongue that is effectively linguistically dead? "A rich and rewarding read from a stylish new Scottish talent" (World Fantasy Award-winner Jeff VanderMeer).