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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

99-Cent Fantasy/Science Fiction Short Story Collections for Your Kindle

If you'd like to try some new authors without investing a lot of money (do I hear 99 cents, anyone?) short story collections can be a great way. Some of the following ebooks are anthologies with offerings from several authors and others are collections from the same author. Either way, they offer a great opportunity to try some new kindle authors at an affordable price. (I haven't included ebooks that offer only a single short story, as I think even 99 cents is on the high side for one story unless it's a lengthy one.)

99-Cent Fantasy & Science Fiction Short Story Collections:

She's wanted for crimes against the throne. He's the empire’s most notorious assassin. With bounties on their heads, they’re not likely candidates for heroics, but they're on a quest for redemption. Unfortunately, they'll have to pursue and conquer great threats to earn the emperor's recognition.

Three short fantasy stories set in the author's "Emperor's Edge" universe.

Ice Cracker II -- When wanted criminals Sicarius and Amaranthe unearth a plot against the military’s premier ice breaking ship, they may be the only ones who can thwart the saboteurs...if the soldiers don't kill them first.

Through Fire Distilled -- An assignment to investigate a "haunted" distillery turns sour when mercenaries try to collect on Amaranthe's bounty.

The Frozen Water Trade -- A mission to help an old friend results in a night trapped in a cabin with blizzards and underworld predators on the outside and vengeful relatives on the inside. Alas, it's bad form to kill the client's father.

Genre: a fantasy blend of steampunk and swords & sorcery

This collection of speculative fiction, largely science fiction, is a broad selection covering many different themes. The ten stories vary in length, style and content but all are intended for an adult readership. Some have won prizes in international contests and some have been published. But most are new and published for the first time here.

...Three brothers traipse across a post-apocalyptic landscape, encountering unspeakable horrors...

...A young boy growing up in suburban hell thinks there might be more to his home town than meets the eye, what with all the children going missing...

...A woman dying of cancer is given a way out, if only she is willing to pay the price...

...The crew of a space station must battle their fears and a strange alien relic when they are isolated from humanity...if humanity exists any longer...

These stories and more await inside the pages of The Gate: 13 Dark & Odd Tales, the new compilation by Robert J. Duperre, author of The Fall: The Rift Book I. Also contributing to this collection are the talented Mercedes M. Yardley, David Dalglish, David McAfee, and Daniel Pyle. 

Science fiction, fantasy & horror stories
to make you shiver, smile, sigh & squirm.

A Dream Realm Award Finalist!

Praise for Edward Stack:

"Edward Stack's poetic lyricism lends the marvelous tale a sense of mystery and depth of quality..."
Cindy Penn at

"I find that Edward Stack writes a very enticing story that immersed me... His writing is very fluid and is easy to read. Make sure you have plenty of snacks on hand, you will not want to put it down :) "
REVIEW for Word of Mouth Reviews

Old school stuff!

Legends and Stories of Ireland- Samuel Lover 1902
Cuchulain of Muirthemne- Lady Gregory 1902
The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel 1909
The Cattle-Raid of Cooley 1909
Gods and Fighting Men- Lady Gregory 1904
The Celtic Twilight- W. B. Yeats 1902
Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts by Patrick Kennedy 1891
Celtic Wonder Tales- Ella Young 1910
Beside the Fire- Douglas Hyde 1910
The King of Ireland's Son- Padraic Colum 1916
Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens 1920
Myths and Folk-lore of Ireland- Jeremiah Curtin 1889
Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland- Lady Gregory 1920
The Mabinogion- Lady Charlotte Guest 1849
Prolegomena to the Study of Old Welsh Poetry- Edward Anwyl 1903
The Gododdin Poems- William F. Skene 1869
British Goblins- Wirt Sikes 1880
The Welsh Fairy Book- W. Jenkyn Thomas 1907
The Science of Fairy Tales - Edwin Sidney Hartland 1891
Fairies- Gertrude M. Faulding 1913
Celtic Fairy Tales- Joseph Jacobs 1892
Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race- Thomas Rolleston 1911
On the Study of Celtic Literature- Matthew Arnold 1867

This is a collection of the first eight novels in the Tarzan series. The series is considered a classic of literature and is the author's best-known work, Tarzan has been called one of the best-known literary characters in the world. Written by Burroughs between 1912 and 1965, Tarzan have been adapted several times, complete or in part, for radio, television, stage, and cinema.

The collection includes the following books with an an active table of contents:
Tarzan of the Apes
The Return of Tarzan
The Beast of Tarzan
The Son of Tarzan
Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
Tarzan the Untamed
Tarzan the Terrible

The Astounding/Analog triple AnLab Poll winner and legendary Hugo Award Nominee science fiction trilogy in one volume!

This volume contains all three novels featuring FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone in the Queen's Own FBI (also known as the Psi-Power Series) trilogy:

Book One: Brain Twister (also known as That Sweet Little Old Lady)

Book Two: The Impossibles (also known as Out Like a Light)

Book Three: Supermind (also known as Occasion for Disaster)

FBI agent Kenneth J. Malone lives in a world where psionic powers such as telepathy and teleportation exist. Malone must cope with them as well as an FBI Director who leaves Malone constantly confused about what situation he is being asked to handle and what he is expected to do about it.

An alien artifact is uncovered in the distant future, and begins it's journey of mayhem and destruction. Follow it through time and history as it destroys the lives it touches.


  1. Wow, seems like a great and entertaining collectin.

  2. Thanks for the list! I'm in the mood for short stories. If anyone's looking for gritty scifi, I've got a $.99 anthology: Dead Dwarves, Dirty Deeds.

    1. ...ah ha. Mr. Canyon! When will you EVER write some more (adult) stories. I miss you.....