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Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Series: Holidays with Anne, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jingle all the way to your favorite reading nook with this fifth holiday collection from Anne B. Walsh! Join a starfaring princess in her quest for bell-ringing Christmas beauty; ding-dong-ditch your way to Winterfest happiness in the cave-bound Hidden Cities; and meet Bran the Fool, magical Lord of Misrule for twelve days of Yuletide merriment at the court of Darius, King of Coliseva...
One Step Beyond: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,800. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016 by Tower Of Chaos Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An anthology of stories from the long-running One Step Beyond writers' group, including tales from all corners of the speculative fiction genre. All profits from the sale of this anthology will go to English PEN, a charitable network defending and promoting freedom of expression around the world.
Fingal's Cave
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Optimistic scifi.
Amy, Inflated *a Balloon Body Inflation Fantasy*
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016 by Ardour Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
~ As the first latex balloon expands slowly, forcibly, at her fingertips, so do Amy's wildest fantasies. ~ As Amy, alone with a full cylinder of helium in the privacy of her home, first releases the invisible gas, finding its forceful flow controllable with her own fingertips, the seduction begins, and the inevitable influence of helium transform's Amy's life—and body—forever.
The Newcomer: Twelve Scifi Short Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
From a young couple struggling to look after their baby to a new captain's reluctance to take command of her ship, and from a sun-addled stranger's appearance in town to the emergence of a sentient AI, the twelve tales presented here explore the central theme of an arrival by someone or something new.
Malware
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,680. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Jay Marston works for XOr AntiVirus, fighting malware outbreaks. A new virus starts to infect computers the world over. They defeat it, but it bugs Jay. It was too easy. Something else is going on, something much bigger.
Away Games
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Want to know why Mike Resnick is the all-time leading award-winner for short fiction? Here are 17 sterling examples, as the 2012 Worldcon Guest of Honor turns his unique focus to sports.
Alliance Rising: 1 - 3 of the Martian Alliance Chronicles
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,040. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The galaxy hasn't been the same since the Diamante Families took over...
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
Second Chances
Series: The Fall of the Altairan Empire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Paltronis may not have started the fight, but she ended it. And her future with the Patrol. Facing criminal charges, she gets one last chance to prove she's not a total screw-up.
Outcasts: Short Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal short stories by Nick Wisseman.
Alibi Interrupted
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,160. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » USA
TIME TRAVEL ALWAYS HAS ITS CONSEQUENCES When Stewart Hudson travels back in time to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from killing President Kennedy, things don't go as planned. Not only does Stewart unwittingly become Oswald's alibi, he also finds himself stuck in 1963 with no way home. When Stewart's future progeny attempts to intervene, everyone involved learns that time travel always has consequences.
Tales and Tails
Series: Planet Wolf, Book 7. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 94,880. Language: British English. Published: February 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Stories from Planet Wolf: Characters old and new. Thirty-six new stories, some contemporary with the five books in the series, others not. What happened to Tara and Kolyei after the Battle of Trumpet Keep? How do the telepathic Lind search for their human life-partners? What is it like to be a slave-child in the Kingdom of Murdoch? Life-bondings, pirate raids, cadets training, murders and more.
Ecotones - Ecological Stories from the Border Between Fantasy and Science Fiction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
ECOTONES is an anthology of speculative fiction featuring fourteen tales from best-sellers and award-winners including Ken Liu, Lauren Beukes and Tobias S. Buckell, plus established talents and up-coming authors from the writing community of SFFWorld.com. This is a collection like no other — a point of contact between fantasy and science fiction with a timely environmental theme.
A Glass of Shadow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,710. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 by NewCon Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of 19 previously uncollected stories personally selected by the author, including two original to this collection; tales that draw aside the veils of mundane reality to reveal the hidden truths of this world and beyond.
The Universe vs The Beast of Harmala
Series: The Universe vs, Vol 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,590. Language: American English. Published: September 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A narrative story of the Beast of Harmala who terrorizes the universe. The last war of the universe is about to begin. All species are in great fear and the danger of his wrath upon them.
Five Steps Forward, Three Steps Back
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
"Five Steps Forward, Three Steps Back" brings together eight stories by not-currently-best-selling author Andrew Leon Hudson - seven of them published in the small (but perfectly formed) specfic webzine Mythaxis, plus a bonus extra just because he loves you. Read on for a glimpse of what lies ahead, as well as what lay behind...
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
To Rule the Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,870. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016 by KD Sarge. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A Space Princess Anthology A trained diplomat, kidnapped by an alien race desperate for justice... A political pawn, on her way to meet her bethrothed, who answers a call for help, and finds a princess both beautiful and brave... A captive raised to believe that the greatest evil is magic, when it--and the handsome ship's engineer who wields it--are the one thing that might save her.