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Aurealis #76
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue features stories by Meryl Stenhouse and Melanie Rees as well as our monthly review of new titles and yet another instalment of 'Sacred Cows' by Stephen Higgins.
Aurealis #75
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,800. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue #75's fiction department features Cecilia Quirk's 'Scattered Souls' and 'The Nevermaw' by Miles Hurt, two pieces that will engage and entertain. There is also a wealth of non fiction with a plethora of reviews, as well as a short look at the recent World Science Fiction Convention held in London.
Shimmer: A Faerie's Tragic Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Cover Art by Daniel Chon Ariane & Aureliam have grown up together, always knowing they were destined to spend their lives together. But a chance meeting may bring an end to the happiness they've always hoped to have together. Ariane's father has other plans for her future...and they don't include Aureliam. Short Story - Fairy Tale
Aurealis #74
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In this issue we feature Imogen Cassidy’s ‘Soul Partner’, an urban fantasy gumshoe pastiche with some original touches, and Leife Shallcross’ creepy and engrossing ‘Music for an Ivory Violin’. Chris Large brings some thoughtful silliness with his ‘When a Jedi Should Think Twice About Bringing a Knife to a Gunfight’, and Stephen Higgins continues his SF’s Sacred Cows with Asimov's Foundation.
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate. Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
Mythed Connections: A Short Story Collection of Classical Myth in the Modern World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,300. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Have you ever met a muse in a café? Ever wondered if that drafty corner of your grandma's basement is actually a portal to Hades? Ever heard noises in the woods that you couldn't account for but suspected were part of a trick being played on you by a Greek god with an English accent? Okay, so most people haven't, which is probably why everyone in this short story collection acts so surprised...
Aurealis #72
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 12, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #72 features the testing and touching ‘Age’ from Ashlee Jade and the tough and turbulent ‘Ballard and Ballard: A Biopunk Detective Tale of 2080 AD’ from Steven Ma. Shane M Brown offers some salient advice with ‘The Pitfalls of Self-Publishing’. With some of the most searching SF/Fantasy reviews available anywhere and top-notch artwork, Aurealis #72 is bursting with goodness.
Brian and Kelly Remastered - Part 1
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,710. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Anyone who missed receiving Brian and Kelly Remastered as a Patron reward now has a chance to purchase it. This is specifically for fans of Female Muscle Growth, so if you are not into that niche, turn away! The first half of a remastering for the story "Brian and Kelly" readable on Deviantart and Brawna.
The Christmas Dragon
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Series: Among the Mythos, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
All Katie Lin wants is to get away from her family: from the magic, from the mayhem, and from the never-ending war. Unfortunately, someone has other ideas, and sends her a box. A box that jumps... and puts her right in the path of a dragon war, the Crow King, and at least one reluctant elf prince. Sometimes, running away just doesn’t work as planned.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Johannes Cabal has faced down the undead, ghosts, monsters, and Satan himself. But before all that, he fought the terrifying Bonewind. "Johannes Cabal and the Blustery Day" was the story that first introduced the necromancer of some little infamy back in 2004. Long out of print, it makes its belated return on Hallowe'en, of course.
Aurealis #71
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Aurealis #71 has superb stories from Michael Grey and Emma Osborne, plus Shane M Brown's advice on e-publishing and our extensive reviews section.
In The Dark
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Series: Refuge World, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Third and final story in the Kel's Story prologue plot arc within the Refuge World setting, following directly after Down The Cut. Kel finally finds and confronts the Warlord.
Marine Biology
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 6 reviews)
A short tale of seduction, selkies, and sushi. Alex is a werewolf with problems – he’s unexpectedly alive, he’s quite definitely gay, and he’s been ordered into a partnership with one very flirty merman. In this short story, New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger bring her comedic voice to contemporary fiction and male/male romance. Explicit language warning.
Lightweight 9: "Knowledge"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
All things must be revealed! In the ninth chapter of Lightweight's ongoing adventures, Kevin finally learns why the Morlocks and the Eloi hate each other so much as the Eloi's master plan is finally revealed! Will Kevin finally find new allies or will he face an even bigger threat than ever before?
Down The Cut
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Series: Refuge World, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,020. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Kel moves South along the mightiest river in the Blasted Lands, encountering the aftermath of a battle as he goes. Follows directly after Kel's Story.
Cadets, Part Two
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Series: Refuge World, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,780. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
There's more to growing from a child to an adult than simply waiting for time to pass; for some, experiences thrust upon them unwillingly are the most decisively shaping, for others conscious decisions about how to take life.
Cadets, Part One
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Series: Refuge World, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,290. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One with no family, one with a father from the forested mountains, one from the capital, one from the farm, and one from the ruins of centuries past.
Exeunt Demon King
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,950. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has faced many horrors during his career, but in this tale he tells of an early encounter with something that horrified even him. Pantomime. A provincial theatre has seen a series of strange deaths. The young Cabal investigates, even though this requires him to don red tights, a curling moustache, and become... the Demon King.
Goon Squad #7
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Series: GOON SQUAD. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Listen to the tale the dead man tells. Ian Mears is the longest continuously serving member of Manchester's GOON SQUAD. As the Revenant he has fought crime, confronted supervillains, and had more limbs severed than he cares to think about. Whilst regenerating his most recently lost right arm, Ian lapses into a recuperative coma, hoping that he will not dream. It is a vain hope.