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Aurealis #89
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,430. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis opens with a haunting image of ghosts reburying their dead at low tide from David Versace ‘The Lighthouse at Cape Defeat’, then moves through the gentle organic world-building of Adrik Kemp’s ‘Blossom Fall’ and finally onto Heidi Kneale’s intriguing steampunkish ‘How He Wound Up’.
Relinquish: Book II of the Rising Trilogy
Series: The Rising Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,600. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The rising is over, but the war continues to rage. King Aloysius knows Illyria exists and will stop at nothing to possess her. Jealousy drives a wedge between Illyria and Eamon. When Bastien reveals himself as her guide into enemy territory, an ambush lands them in captivity. Illyria is faced with the truth that she is not ready to face her destiny…or let Bastien go again.
Kirev's Door: A Quentin Black Mystery Prequel
Series: Quentin Black Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2015 by White Sun Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Kirev is a seer. Raised in an alternate version of our Earth where his people are enslaved under humans, Kirev joins a resistance army of rebel seers after spending most of his youth in work camps. He wants to help his people, but during his first mission with the rebels, Kirev faces a terrifying new future when a voice from his past intervenes and sends his life into a whole different direction.
The Cross of Columba
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
Aurealis #88
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,440. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Melanie Rees’ wicked little tale of frenetic tweeting, ‘#WhatIsHendersonsCurse’, opens the latest issue of Aurealis. In ‘The Planetary Survey’, Tom Dullemond explores what might go wrong with humans trying to understand aliens, and the implications for advertising campaigns. Jessi Hammond’s ‘Wired’ is a tense near-future thriller that proves big business really does get away with murder.
Feedback
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After receiving life-saving organ donations, Ethan, Florida, and Jake are on track to getting their old lives back when they're kidnapped by a man who believes in Feedback – the theory that organs retain the memories of the donor host. During interrogation they begin to hear voices, telling them information they can’t possibly know. But listening to this inner voice could get them killed.
Liberty (Flash Gold, #5)
Series: Flash Gold. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,670. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Kali has been working toward her dream of building an airship and escaping the frozen Yukon for so long that she can scarcely believe it’s close to becoming a reality. There’s just one problem. Cedar, her friend and business partner (and maybe a little more), is in jail, and the American authorities are on their way to hang him.
Remnants (Remnants Trilogy, Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,650. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The world ended in silence. No birds chirping. Dogs barking. Cars thrumming. No people going about their busy lives. After the aliens arrive, they clear the globe of every living animal, except for a few scattered bands of human survivors. Now Maggy, Darrel, and Félix embark on an expedition down the west coast, searching for safety in a landscape that promises only a gruesome death.
Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Colors of Time
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 17,120. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Having a rare, dormant gene and a synthesized drug enables selected few to time travel. Blue, a social outcast, soon discovers he’s among the lucky few…or is he? as he has to leap through time in his debut to stabilize the timeline, prevent the end of the world and save the woman of his dreams. Alas, succeeding in the first two thus saving the world means the loss of his love forever.
Foothold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,620. Language: American English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
What started out as a small New Hampshire college town turns into the last foothold of mankind left in the Universe. Alone and in possession of a unique technology, the last of our kind find threats and hope wait around every corner.
Kronos Duet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,910. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Psychic 'astronaut' Gareth Pugh and daughter Adrianna leap back in time through the minds of others; dead others. Gareth's mission, to reach the beginning of time, and confront God, to undo a heinous murder. Adrianna is determined to protect them in alien psychic dimensions and face her deepest fears. But they didn't factor in perverse Foundation assassins, Rasputin, or Stonehenge.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,470. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
It has been months since the Siege of Port Rush. The Warlord, under the command of Jacob Valent, has been travelling to ports across the sector to gather intelligence, capturing ships and cargo as they go. Manpower and funds are still in short supply, but the Captain is winning the support of the British Alliance, and his crew suspects he has a long term plan that will lead to bigger prizes.
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
The Celaran Probe
Series: Parker Interstellar Travels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,290. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Celaran Probe is the seventh book in the PIT series. Telisa Relachik studied to be a xenoarchaeologist at a time when humans had found alien artifacts but hadn't encountered live aliens. Rather than return to Earth with the modest spoils of the team’s first Celaran expedition, Telisa decides to proceed to another Celaran colony site in an attempt to find living Celarans.
Titan Encounter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,600. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Christian » Futuristic
Justin starts one morning as a respected businessman and ends it a fugitive wanted by every power in the known universe. Fleeing with his 'sister' Mara and the mysterious Naomi, their only hope of refuge is with the Titans, genetically enhanced soldiers who murdered millions in the Titanomachy War. The three companions slowly uncover the truth that will change the future and rewrite history.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (April 2016)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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.
Aurealis #82
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,080. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sizzling fiction from C.S. McMullen and Carolyn J Denman, Gillian Polack’s exploration of Paul Linebarger’s work, the second part of Chris Large’s compelling John Scalzi interview, plus reviews, great artwork and more!
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework
Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 183,850. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.79 from 14 reviews)
The crew of the Triton find themselves marooned in the Rega Gain solar system. Refusing to abandon the refugees and liberated slaves who joined them along the way, they make a deal with the Government to settle. Meanwhile, the fugitive, Jacob Valance and the former Samson crew work to restore their ship and continue their fight against the Order Of Eden in earnest.