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50 Illustrated Science Fiction Stories [Kindle Edition]

Mark Mahin
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The 50 science fiction stories in this collection have already received hundreds of “like” votes online, and have been read by thousands of readers. All of the stories are about 1000 words in length, and each story has an illustration. This means that each story is easy for a busy reader to enjoy without investing too much time or effort.

Below are some of the fascinating story lines in this collection of illustrated science fiction tales:

Long after Earth's cities are wrecked and covered in moss, alien visitors find one surviving remnant of American culture.
A woman on a slow-moving spaceship is the thirty-seventh clone of a woman who once lived on Earth.
A future surveillance state requires everyone to wear electronic headbands that will help control behavior and monitor everyone's activities.
A man raises his IQ to be nine times higher than the average human intelligence.
An Olympic competitor mysteriously displays superhuman athletic abilities.
Astronauts find a planet offering boundless riches of sensual pleasure.
The rich flee to comfortable refuges in remote locations after civilization collapses.
The emperor of a dying solar system vows to become the one person who will survive the calamity.
Extraterrestrials try to conquer our planet by getting us all addicted to something more pleasurable than sex or heroin.
A husband and wife decide to electronically link their brains, so that they can always read each others' minds.
After man becomes extinct, robots live on, basing their way of life on our old television shows.
A little boy becomes the only one on our planet who can figure out a puzzle left by alien visitors from the stars.
A man freezes himself for decades, hoping that he will be a rich man when he defrosts.
A group of friends on another planet vow to walk on all the moons they can see in their sky.
Extraterrestrial visitors start to terraform Mars, making it become more earth-like.
An old man becomes young again, and gets a shocking surprise after he starts dating again.
A human environmental disaster requires everyone on the planet to make a ridiculous-looking modification in their appearance.
Turmoil and tension erupts after astronauts from one planet find that the beings on their sister planet are superior in every way.
A man uses the Large Hadron Collider to help him steal loot and store it in another dimension.
When a huge group of protesters protests unemployment caused by robots, the sky above them becomes filled with menacing drones.
When a starlet uses stem cells to turn back the clock, she gets a nasty surprise at the Academy Award ceremony.
A country threatens the United States with a dark energy bomb vastly more powerful than a hydrogen bomb.
Astronauts from Earth discover the secrets of the eons from immortals on a distant planet.
The mother of the last family on Earth finds it necessary to tell a comforting lie to her son.
After global warming worsens, illegal immigrants flee a hot dusty United States trying to get to a green temperate Canada.
A superintelligent young boy finds it necessary to invent his own teachers.
A church of the future uses fancy technology to fleece the faithful.
A society of the twenty-second century prohibits all males from the island it controls.
A small group of trillionaires divide up the world's riches for themselves.
Almost everyone in the US uses a personable computer interface, making it the perfect target for foreign subversion.
An opponent of modern technology lets loose an amnesia plague, causing millions to lose their memories.
A young girl is puzzled by why everyone suddenly looks hideously ugly.
A daughter suspects that her father has been replaced by a sinister android.
A bloodless war of robots breaks out between the United States and Europe.
On an arid alien planet, a young man goes on a quest to find out if there is any truth to the legendary things called rain and clouds.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2374 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,754 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay, not great 25 Feb. 2014
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I have to agree with scoutleader here. these are written(i imagine) by a teenager who missed most of his physics classes and really doesnt understand time dilation?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars lightweight fun 31 Jan. 2014
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Perfect if you just want a quick read while you wait ( bus train doctors etc ). Some nice ideas, some of which could have been the nucleus of a full length book. Most of these short tales though suffered from a sudden stop at the end, and were also a little predictable with just a few minor twists. I'd suggest this book to a new teenager who has never read Sci-fi before, it's really quite gentle stuff.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simple ideas that are poorly expressed 7 Mar. 2014
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It is difficult to find anything of merit in these stories which seem to have been produced to get the author's name in print but to give a very bad name to science fiction. I was ashamed to have this title on my Kindle and was pleased to delete it. Don't waste either your time or money on this trashy product.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A younger reader might like it. 7 Sept. 2014
By Nick
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If you are looking for a deep Science Fiction experience you won't get it here. I want to say it's OK but actually it's a little short of that. If I was looking for one word to describe this book, it would be "childish". Having said that, if you are about 8 years old you will probably like it.
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2.0 out of 5 stars One to give a miss 21 May 2014
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Not a very good author. His writing is uninspiring although some of his topics had promise could have been developed into better stories.
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