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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.
Rick the Robber Baron
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Kita Ogude wakes up tied to a post in her simulation room, she knows marauders have tried to take her ship-again. But this time something feels off, and familiar. She thinks she knows this marauder. And her desire to regain her ship becomes secondary to something she has wanted for a very long time: revenge.
Dancers Like Children
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Dr. Justin Schafer travels to the Bountiful colony to investigate a series of brutal murders. The colonists blame the Dancers, an alien species the colony relies on for its livelihood. But the more Schafer investigates, the more complicated the case seems. He begins to wonder if his past mistakes-mistakes that led to genocide-will color his judgment.
Eyes in the Sky
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Series: Tales of the Citadel, Book 31. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,560. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A woman with vision finds a man who can help her reach heights she never imagined.
Firepower! The Journal of the Fire On The Suns Universe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Firepower! is the old/new/reboot of the journal of the Fire On The Suns game universe. This issue contains over 10 thousand words of ship design, articles, and new rules extensions for the Fire On The Suns play-by-email 4X space opera wargame.
Aurealis #54
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,420. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Aurealis is the Australian magazine of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Aurealis #54 is edited by Michael Pryor. This issue includes stories from Jack Nicholls and Karen Maric, an extended interview with Trudi Canavan plus news and reviews highlighting the best new writing in speculative fiction.
The Injustice Collector
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
For two centuries, Injustice Collecting allowed for balance in a system populated by many sentient species. Everyone understood the system and its necessity. Until the humans arrived. They want justice for what happened to their children. But the humans don’t understand the proceedings. And misunderstandings might prove the catalyst to the greatest threat the system will ever face.
One Small Step
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,430. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Nyalou Templeton serves on the council for Tranquility Base to give some meaning to her life. Liz Borra, on the other hand, wants to control council. So when meek little Nyalou stands up to Liz over the preservation of the Arrival Monument and its footprint, Liz figures she can intimidate the council like she always does. But Liz might have underestimated Nyalou.
The Retrieval Artist: A Retrieval Artist Short Novel
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,580. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The short novel that started the entire Retrieval Artist series, The Retrieval Artist introduced Miles Flint to the world. Hugo-nominated, chosen as one of the best stories of the year, The Retrieval Artist created an entire universe, and Flint himself became what IO9 calls “one of the top ten science fiction detectives ever.”
Video Star (Voice of the Whirlwind)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Ric has survived a gang war, but now he's broke. He needs a new source of funds, and the hospital which stole his money is chock-full of a new neurohormone that’s worth a fortune. All Ric needs is to manipulate a street gang into doing the work for him. A novelette from Walter Jon Williams, the master of hard-boiled speculative fiction.
Neptune's Orphans
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by GoldportPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
They were created as weapons, now the war is over and they are living proof that their side committed the crime of tampering with the human genome. Cas and Pol are the last survivors of homos aquaticus. And they'll do anything to keep surviving. A story by Award Winning Author Sarah A. Hoyt, set in the universe of Prometheus Award winning novel Darkship Thieves.
Celestial Storm
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Series: Sector Guard. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014 by eXtasy Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A courier finds herself wrapped in a storm that becomes part of her body, her soul, and gives her a new purpose in life and love.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
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Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
To pay off her law school debts, Kerrie works in the public defender’s office at the Interspecies Court. She has more clients than she can defend, most of them from cultures she does not understand. The public defender’s office loses almost all of its cases, but sometimes it gets a win. Kerrie thinks she has a winner. But does she? Or will winning the case mean she loses at everything else?
The Case of the Poisoned House and Other Xenopsychiatric Studies
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,690. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
Jahir and Vasiht'h are xenopsychiatrists: specialists in counseling aliens on the varied problems they might face living on a multicultural starbase. This volume collects eight vignettes and one short story ranging from a solar sailor recovering from a crash to an orphaned alien struggling with adoption issues. Come tour the Alliance, therapist-style!
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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?
Aurealis #68
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (July 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,730. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
Bimbos Are Zombies: The Sixus Gene - Infection(Horny Carnal Ladies of Unliving Lust!)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The "Sixus" Gene has changed everything: It is said that nature finds a way when there is none - could it possibly be true that a couple had sex until the man died, but she kept going? Even if its just a rumor, it hits VERY close to home for Mist and Carly, two young girls headed home during a fateful night. And when one feels the pleasure, will she be able to think of anything else ever again?
Safety Tests
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Devlin trudges through his job on the space station waiting for retirement and hoping he won’t die first. A test pilot with Licensing and Regulation, he makes sure only the most qualified pilots make it to the test flight, let alone pass it. But sometimes, even the most jaded tester misses something. And the difference between life and death on a space station? Missing nothing. Nothing at all.
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.