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The Collapse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The collapse changed the world almost overnight. Our technologically advanced society has fallen apart and computer technician Dan is now picking up the pieces, literally. This is the story of what Dan must do to survive after the collapse.
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.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.00 from 1 review)
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
A Crash Course in Making Friends
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Laine is a former farm girl who joins the Mega expedition along with her big brother. After the crash most of the colonists are busy trying to figure out how they are going to survive. Laine on the other hand, is busy trying to catch a bird. Or rather something that looks like a bird. She knows it will be useful in its own way; she just needs to get it, and herself, back to camp in one piece firs
The Concurrence
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,300. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2016 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A group of desperate survivors set off on a dangerous journey across Megan terrain to bring power to the colonist base.
Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
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
After crash landing on a hostile jungle planet, rebel-scientist Izumi sets out against orders on a hunch that may ultimately save her fellow survivors but risk everything. Still haunted by the meaningless death of her family, Izumi’s intrepid search for life becomes an existential journey of the heart that explores how we connect and communicate—with one another and the universe—a journey intimate
Deadman's Planet: Lady Dana of the Badlands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,790. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Dana embarks on a crucial search in the dangerous, abandoned section of the village, to locate the Recruiter, Seth, persuading the young people with an alluring offer to abide in the Life Domes.
Lines of Fire
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,290. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hanako longs to find her place within the small group of survivors on the planet Mega, but is rejected as an outcast. So she leaves the colony to clear her head, as she often does. This time, though, she witnesses a geological event that will impact the entire ecosystem. If she can survive, she hopes to make it back in time to warn the colonists. And that they’ll believe an outcast.
Bota and the Swarm
Series: Megan Survival Anthology. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017 by Reality Skimming Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Two years after crash-landing on the planet Mega, the colonists from Earth struggle to expand their base. When paleontologist Benjamin Bota searches for ground water, far from the main colony, he finds himself stranded and defenseless during the annual outbreak of the most dangerous creatures on the planet.
Stopwatch Stories Vol 5
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth volume of flash fiction by M Todd Gallowglas.
Dwerghart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,520. Language: Dutch. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Het vervolg op Dubbelgangster vertelt de verdere avonturen van het verkenningsschip Azoran en haar bemanning. Wanneer de Veltraat van de planeet Mazarin in het Sirius stelsel, erachter komt dat de witte begeleider van hun zon meer is dan ze dachten, wordt een team onderzoekers er op uit gestuurd om uit te vinden wat er aan de hand is. Ze vinden meer dan gedacht...
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
Piecework
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this chilling, award-nominated tale, a master of modern science fiction lets us glimpse an all-too possible near future when science, economics and individual dignity clash across the most intimate battlefield of all -- pregnancy. Might poor women earn a living by renting out their wombs for industrial "piecework" production of high-end organic machinery?
Stopwatch Stories Vol 6
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The sixth collection of flash fiction stories by M. Todd Gallowglas.
Home Alone for the Holidays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,700. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2016 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wellington Thornhill Books of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has quite a remarkable cat in Archimedes—but he doesn't know it. Left alone in the house over the holidays, Archimedes finds he must defend it from agents from the Department of Imperial Inconveniences. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences
Hanuman's Gift
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Augustus Whitby toils in the Archives, dreaming up stories far more plausible than the supposed “investigations” of the field agents. A story from Agent Harrison Thorne and an artifact from his recent case, however, proves that there are some truths that are far stranger than fiction.
Frozen Assets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,060. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In the not too distant future cryogenics has become an exact science making it possible for people with terminal illnesses to have themselves frozen in the hope that a cure to their ailment will eventually be discovered. There will also be those who choose to have themselves placed in suspended animation in expectation that the future will be a better place for humanity - a utopian society.
The Sleep Trade
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After years of chronic depression, Laura finally has a job - sleeping. She does the sleeping that busy professionals can't afford to. No longer living on disability, she's working, earning a living, and contributing to society. But is she really better off?
The Truth of the Matter (Starship Perilous Adventure #6)
Series: Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous, Adventure 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,260. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
While the Perilous sits on Tangerine undergoing repairs, one member of the crew debates whether to stay or leave. Meanwhile, the others deal with a shady conman from Blake's past. But who's conning who? Blake Starwater and the Adventures of the Starship Perilous #6. Approximately 13,500 words.

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