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What Came From Above
By Francisco Figueira
Series: Softweapons, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Are you prepared to see something more evolved than anything the Man is or has created so far? Can you fight something you do not totally understand? How far are we prepared to go to save ourselves?
Worms and Other Alien Encounters
By Robert P. Hansen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a collection of science fiction short stories, most of which relate to encounters with aliens visiting earth; the remaining stories happen in space (only some of which involve aliens).
My Brother Tom
By David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The frogs held the secret ... a science fiction short story by David Wesley Hill.
Les fourchettes parlent-elles le grec ancien ?
By S. Coffee Stories
Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: French. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
La plupart des objets sont inertes et inoffensifs. Mais certains ont plus de volonté que d'autres. Les portes qui claquent, les clous qui dépassent, les imprimantes qui tombent en panne, les verres qui vous glissent des mains... Vous pensez vraiment que tout ça n'est dû qu'au hasard ou à la maladresse ? Avant d'être atteint du syndrome de la page blanche, Anthony Flitz le croyait, lui aussi.
Dinosaurs
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
This Hugo Award-nominated novelette takes place in the distant future, when a highly-evolved humanity finds itself at war with the alien Shars. The product of eight million years of evolution, Ambassador Drill is sent to make peace... but does he retain enough of his humanity to recognize that of his enemies?
Moles
By David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These undercover operatives were definitely not from Russia ... a short science fiction story by David Wesley Hill.
Two Speculative Fiction Short Stories: Justice and The Riddle of the Sphinx: Solved
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This publication contains of two science fiction/speculative fiction short stories. The first, "Justice", involves a trial for the last remaining capital crime in a unified near-future Earth. The second, "The Riddle of the Sphinx: Solved" reveals the true nature of the Great Sphinx and the powerful secret hidden eons ago by its unearthly builders beneath its right paw.
Surfacing (Novella)
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,430. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards, “Surfacing” is the story of Anthony, an emotionally scarred researcher who finds it easier to talk to whales and to aliens than to members of his own species. Until a stranger named Philana enters his life, with a terrifying problem of her own that dares him to break through the surface of his world.
Darkness Ahead
By Lijah Phoenix
Price: Free! Words: 8,570. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Post Apocalyptic short story about a young man who marches endlessly into the horizon--following a road. What he hopes to find he doesn't know, but anywhere has to be better than where he is now, with no food, no water, and the creatures that lurk in the night.
End of Days (short story)
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This short story poses a novel theory of cosmology involving the role of black holes in the creation and extinction of a limitless number of multiverses including our own. It explores scientific arrogance and the ability of determined terrorists to exploit it, using two suitcase nukes and a commercial plane in a field experiment that will begin an irreversible countdown to the end of days.
The Viking Space Princess Part 1: Skyla
By Susy Egneus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,250. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Finding herself on the Longboat ship Snökaos in disguise should have been an easy way to sneak on board to find her friend. However things soon takes a turn for the worst for Skyla in ways she could never quite have imagined, when she becomes trapped on board as the ship unexpectedly takes off on a mission.
Zeitsplitter
By Patrick Henz
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: German. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Zweite überarbeitete Auflage der Zeitsplitter. Die Texte sind neu formatiert, allerdings sprachlich nicht weiter verändert, um dem Geist der Erzählungen zu erhalten. So ist Zeitsplitter eine Hommage an die goldene Zeit der Science Fiction, von Klassik, Abenteuer, Mystik, bis hin zum Cyberspace.
The Day the Dolphins Vanished (short story)
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a dedicated marine biologist/linguist makes the breakthrough in the near future that allows true communication to take place between humans and dolphins, what might our aquatic cousins learn about us and teach us about ourselves, and what consequences might result from an exchange of knowledge?
Mergs (Or Why Godot Can't Come) (short story)
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world that worships power and raises human beings onto pedestals erected from the insubstantial building blocks of ego, hubris, and self-delusion, it is no wonder that we look for meaning and enlightenment in all the wrong places. But what if even the most wretched soul amongst us were a god in a singular universe whom sentient beings worship and completely depend upon for their survival?
What Price to Live the Dream? (short story)
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If it were within your power to change your subjective past through the use of technology, what price would you pay to revisit a crossroad in your life when you had made a terrible, life altering mistake? Would you give up an unfulfilled life haunted by the ghosts of roads not taken for the chance at happiness in an alternate reality?
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream (short story)
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This short story delves into one possible chilling explanation for what lurks in the dark recesses of the human brain for which science has yet to discover a clear use. One man has discovered the truth, and it will kill him.
The Hanging Table
By Neill Russell
Price: Free! Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Hanging Table is Neill Russell‘s debut short story. A supernatural suspense, the story explores a man’s relationship with an unusual piece of furniture and the memories it holds.
Reconcilable Differences
By William Mangieri
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Memory is such a fleeting thing. Carl can't get anything straight, and he fails to keep track of what Madeline feels is important. She hasn't had much hope for their forty-six year marriage. What hope could there be, with all the irreconcilable differences in the way they each see things? Memory Replacement Therapy may be the answer. "Reconcilable Differences" is a short, speculative fiction.
Mindscapes:Ten Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction Short Stories
By Victor D. Lopez
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,940. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This book contains 10 science fiction and speculative fiction short stories on themes ranging from the innermost dimensions of the mind to the outer reaches of the universe focusing from diverse perspectives on the meaning of life, the superlative strength and wrenching weakness of the human spirit, the power of love and the duality of human nature anchored in both the divine and the profane.
2029 (Português)
By Francisco Figueira
Series: Armas Suaves, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Faz ideia do que é uma verdadeira crise? Como é que o mundo se ajustaria após do acontecimento menos expectável? 12 anos depois do que pode acontecer a qualquer momento.