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2034
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,120. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
2034 is 1984 on steroids. Though shocking in its finale, 2034 injects an inescapable dose of 'this could really happen' realism into the dystopian speculative fiction genre. Will the world as depicted in 2034 really come to pass? Hopefully not, but that doesn't make 2034 any less gripping and perhaps even insightful.
Downside Girls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,840. Language: British English. Published: May 3, 2015 by Tower Of Chaos Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
'Downside Girls' is a collection of stories by Jaine Fenn set in the floating city of Khesh which rests above the uninhabitable planet of Vellern. For Topsiders life is about luxury and opulence, while for those of the Undertow survival takes precedence. Khesh City is a democracy by assassination, where Angels - deadly state-sponsored killers - remove those unworthy to hold office.
Stranded
Series: The Mars Academy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
On her first intergalactic mission, Cleo crash-lands on a watery wasteland of a planet and is left stranded. Two generations ago, Kai's people fled their home-world and now live beneath the murky oceans of a distant planet. When he 'hears' the cry of his destined mate, he goes to her rescue. Both discover more than another species: they find love.
Fighting memories
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2015 by enpublikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Captain Berend Ruiter desperately fights to prevent his heavily damaged spaceship from falling into enemy hands.
Dexters laatste vlucht
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: Dutch. Published: May 2, 2015 by e-Publikant. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In de eenzaamheid van zijn kleine ruimtevrachter moet Dexter vrezen voor zijn leven als hij ruzie krijgt met zijn bemanningsgenoot. Dit verhaal heeft themawedstrijd 10 (“Oververhit”) van Pure Fantasy gewonnen en is eerder gepubliceerd in Pure Fantasy 23.
Spaceships in the Desert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Laurel helps many people who return from the desert shaken by what they’ve seen—or think they’ve seen. But Mark seems different. He listens to her, and he makes her obsession with finding the strange silver objects—and discovering their secrets—his own. But that obsession comes with a cost: one neither might want to pay.
Looking for Miriam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Ben knows Miriam exists, even if his shrink insists he’ll never find her. Ben must let her go, the shrink says, if he hopes to recover from his injury. Still, he looks everywhere, until one day a memory of where she works comes back to him. But just when Ben thinks he has found Miriam at last, he gets a glimpse at just how much he has actually lost.
But Babies Are Just So Cute!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015 by FrostProof808. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a touching story of how human beings react to babies. All babies. Just remember that in Eric Stringer's world, very seldom is anything as it appears. No difference, maybe, in this intense, perhaps humorous, short story.
Symbiosis: The Covert-OP
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Victor Caraway, Vice-President of the U.S.A. enlists the help of his trusted friend and lead biochemist at Area 51, Dr. Leonard Mills, to cover up a presumed fatal accident. After examining the body they discover she's alive, but most likely won't make it. The victims survival is essential to both and they resort to desperate measures, subjecting her to an experimental treatment using Alien DNA.
Ruck Nor 3
Price: Free! Words: 3,550. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015 by Clover Digital Media. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Craig finds himself back in school where he is to learn about the new planet which is now his home.
Suspension
Price: Free! Words: 12,570. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A biological weapon that targets the human brain. An unprepared civilian population. Consequences no-one could have predicted.
Galaxy’s Edge Magazine: Issue 14, May 2015 (Heinlein Special)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,950. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly (every two months) magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old (reprint) stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Barry Malzberg and Gregory Benford, book reviews by Jody Lynn Nye and Bill.
Agilka
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: British English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In November 2014 the European Space Agency landed a scientific module on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Barely two days later it was lost, power failure after an awkward landing being cited as the reason. Eighteen years on and the much criticised return mission is due to touch down, but just why did they go back? What secrets does comet 67P hold? A short story.
Welcome to the Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,860. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
What will the future hold? Sometimes bleak, sometimes inspiring, these twenty tales seek to answer the very question that civilization has pondered for centuries. From a world where specialized eyes shape the way reality is perceived to fabricated simulations that are designed to allow full control over an augmented reality. This book takes you to the far reaches of the universe to the remnants o
Ch05En: MegaTech
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Megan is a well-to-do stay at home parent with a serious chip on her shoulder. After discovering her family is experiencing a financial crisis, she decides it's up to her to fix things. Of course, in the world of Ch05En, supervillains make the most money. Ch05En: MegaTech is an origin story told in first person over the course of approximately fifty pages.
Mongoose
Price: Free! Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
20 year-old video game 'ziner' Phineas 'Phrogg' Bervirt has somehow come into possession of missing electronics billionaire Boffin Syznic's long rumored and presumed lost 'Energy Patch Applications' which contain the key to unlocking applicable nuclear fission. Some very bad people are actively searching for these gadgets, including the evil and murderous Mongoose Cult.
Anatomy of a Harpy
Price: Free! Words: 5,630. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Damien Darkstar and Judy Baggins are ordered by the Moon Goddess to destroy the Illuminatti Cartels of DeathCo, ComCo, and PowerCo, as they gather at their annual Baldenbird Conference, this year in Dagda, Latvia. Will Damien and Judy succeed?
Eternity in a Touch
Series: Infinite Horizons. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,000. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by MDR Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Exploration of new worlds delighted Berenike. Until they landed on one bleak grey world and discovered something so far beyond her expectations that Berenike feared for her and her team's survival. Eternity in a Touch is a SF exploration of time, space and the urge to connect that spans worlds and utterly different species that is sure to entrance you.
When The Time Comes
Series: Acoustic Funambulist. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Going forth in an ever expanding reality, the Acoustic Funambulist's journey takes the turns of his own artistry, pushing beyond the limits of the known universe. Our rope artist is confronted to the subjective value of time and the importance of the moment in this twelfth episode.
Ducky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three characters, a dead duck, and a plague-devastated city. What more could you ask for? A post-apocalyptic short story of a ghostly girl, a pandemic and regret, told from three viewpoints.