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Darkest before the Darkwater
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
A group of survivors from the airship Guy Fawkes find themselves washed ashore on an uncharted island. In their search for survival they uncover one mystery after another.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
Dinoworld: Explorers
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,160. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Predatory fish three times the length of a man? Raptors that roam the frozen tundra? In this collection of three short stories, travel alongside early explorers and adventurers on the world DW-435B, or Dinoworld, named after the native life forms that resemble the dinosaurs of prehistoric Earth.
Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Aware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenkins’ biggest problem was not the huge hole that had been carved out of the hull of her ore runner by the uncharted chunk of rock in space, nor was it fighting off the insanity of being alone and stuck in space. Her biggest problem was working with a robot that she hated.
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
The Nightingale Circus
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Series: Broken People, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,600. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Welcome to The Nightingale Circus! Listen to the singer with an enchanting voice. Watch the knife throwers who are also prosthetic builders. Here is a telecharger on the run and a ballerina with no lungs. There is a broken pole dancer and an Asian bot. You’ll be amazed by a regular girl who becomes exquisite and frightening at the same time. A companion short story collection to Broken People.
The Alien Artifact 6 (Part I)
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 26,080. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015 by CosmicBlueCB. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
A new action-packed science fiction horror thriller of a sphere of energy of inconceivable magnitude and origins that emerges from space and crashes at a colossal velocity into a region of the Antarctic, and of Russian intelligence agencies investigating it and finding the crash site at a secret hidden Antarctic American military base where they uncover a deadly mind-bending supernatural voyager!
The Alien Artifact 5 (Part I)
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Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 25,100. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by CosmicBlueCB. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
A classic action science fiction thriller of the adventures of explorers detecting and uncovering a perfectly symmetric black sphere voyager of transcendent origins! The explorers only find its true origins and it being an ultimate time machine/voyager when they activate it, with one of them in it, and it explores the whole of space and time, as an ultimate time traveler, searching for something!
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Orotund: Collected Short Stories Volume Two
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A paroled monster, a prostitute and a policeman all see a little girl lost but this isn't the start of a joke. An isolated, frail old man trapped in his apartment; what possible threat could he pose to the sociopaths next door? Take time for a stroll down humanity's eerie back alleys and enjoy BP Gregory's newest science fiction, urban fantasy and horror short stories packaged together in Orotund.
Serpents of Sky: Nine Stories Of Dragons
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,340. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Dragons can be monsters, deities, or even beloved friends. This short story collection explores dragons in their many roles, across fantasy and science fiction. Contains 9 original short stories, including Raise, a novelette set in the Stories of Aligare world.
Don't Press the Red X
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bill is fresh out of college on the first day of his new job. He wants to make a good impression on his new bosses and express his true genius. Unfortunately, his first day does not go as planned.
Come Tomorrow
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 3. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,340. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The infinite possibilities for mankind’s future are as diverse as those contemplating them. While it seems that there are more predictions of ruin than utopia, the sheer adaptability and persistence of humanity has always been it’s greatest strength. Within this book you will find sixty views of where those strengths could take us, along with the foibles we have.
Tangents
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 2. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,480. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
There are as many possible futures for mankind as there are people and organisations prepared to spend anywhere from an evening to several years thinking about them. Seventy flash and short stories of where humanity and its inventiveness could go, what it could be, or how it could fail. This collection will take you as far from today as you care to go and entertain you wherever you journey to.
The Chronicles of Pricon. Rackshan
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Price: $6.50 USD. Words: 39,750. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 25, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Pricon received the phone call knowing what it meant. War was about to break out. A veteran of many conflicts with a reputation for success who ells was going to get that call? Pricon had always wanted to wipe out the Archrons, and now he was going to take his chance.
The Final Equation
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cosmologist Miranda is onto something big. She is scared enough to want Walter back.
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nonhuman religions, clones of classical composers, and the mating habits of socks. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014 collects three month's worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science.