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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.
Brightwill
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Naze the Great Wizard finally tells his students and fellows about his exploits with his long lost brother, Riv. Riv, the outcast, the Thief of the Enduring Light, the Slasher Goblin, is an unexpected sibling to Naze the Wizard. What the Great Wizard reveals is a tale of bold misadventure and a people facing extinction. No one will see him the same way again.
The Celaran Ruins
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,900. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Forced into service by an alien she once befriended, Telisa, along with Cilreth, Siobhan, Caden, Jason and Imanol are sent to a distant world to investigate a mysterious alien race for their new master.
Verbosity's Vengeance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,710. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
"Verbosity's Vengeance" is a smart, exciting mix of techno-fantasy, superhero science fiction and word nerd humor.
A Gathering of Lions and Lambs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,690. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Plague: Jacob Trimble has never experienced it. Fear: He has never really known it. Death: He has never had to deal with it - until now. The human race is decimated by a lethal virus. The few people that are left, the lions and lambs of humanity, are gathering in the Cumberland Mountains of eastern Tennessee.
Night's Plutonian Shore
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A short story by Jack Mangan In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his “talent” and the madman’s intentions to bring down the House of Usher.
Double Life
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Series: Razia, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Piracy is a game. Four main crime syndicates compete ruthlessly to count the most pirates with the highest bounties as their members. They employ bounty hunters like Razia to track and capture rival pirates to boost their own standings... Or they would if Razia was ever given a chance...
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.
Fade to Black, Book One: The Weir Chronicles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Illusionist Ian Black possesses secrets that extend beyond a stage. In Rayne Bevan's efforts to uncover them, she is swept into the hidden world of the Weir, a magical race that prevents the Earth from self-destructing. She's exposed Ian to those that would kill for his connection to the planet, and he struggles to keep her safe while pursuing the Weir traitor bent on launching Earth's Armageddon.
Imminent - a Truth Seekers conspiracy thriller
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,920. Language: American English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The American government has ordered all citizens to implant microchips under the guise of an emergency program to coordinate the distribution of much needed food and supplies after devestating natural disasters hit the entire nation. Little do they know what the government’s real plans are.The end of the world is at hand unless Jakob Karim and resisters succeed in exposing the lies.
Fractime Anthology (Parts 1-6)
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Series: The Fractime Saga. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 186,300. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
FracTime’s story corresponds to six key times near the end of the machine led Universal War, a conflict that not only pitted machine against humanity, but also humanity against humanity.
Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 1 & 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 113,230. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.76 from 33 reviews)
Captain Valance has no memory of his past. Left adrift on a strange ship, he begins a new life. Years later he's become a well known hired gun while searching for clues to his past. This follows the First Light Chronicles cult hit Space Opera series.
Shock Diamonds
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,610. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
How far would you travel to save a friend? Adrian Tarn would go 700 trillion miles to the Mu Arae system, a place where no real laws exist and even the laws of physics can't be trusted. Join the crew of the starship Griffin on a journey through unexplored space to solve the mystery of the skull, and the fate of lost friends. (Sequel to Deep Crossing)
Kalla and the Abyss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With the ability to change the temperature around you and trapped in solitary how does one cope with life? For Kalla it has never been easy with no memory of any life before the prison cell. That is until the Myst, an organization that protects people like her, comes with a message that they plan on busting her out. She begins to learn the price of escape and sacrifice in her small world.
The Steerswoman
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Series: The Steerswoman, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,920. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you ask, she must answer: no steerswoman may refuse a question, or reply with anything but the truth. All they know is shared freely, with any who ask. But when the steerswoman Rowan investigates a small, lovely, inexplicable object, she suddenly finds she must flee, fight for her life -- or worse, lie. Because one kind of knowledge has always been denied the steerswomen: Magic.
Nephilius - A Walker Saga Book 5
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Series: A Walker Saga. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,130. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Some days Abigail wonders why she gets out of bed and then she remembers; it’s her job to save seven worlds. No biggie, right? Not to mention the breaking of her melding bond with Brace seems to have destroyed more than just her heart. She’s hurting all the way to her soul. All she can do is focus on the tasks at hand, and with this in mind she sets out to find the remaining half-Walker females.
Now I Sleep (A Novella Series): Book Six
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Series: Now I Sleep. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Delylah and Sadie - two teenage girls that have nothing in common, yet share a connection that spans space and time. When their worlds collide, what will it mean for them? Will they discover the truth of who they really are? Only one will survive to face the future. This is the sixth and final installment in a series of novellas that tells about their journey.
Jack: The Tale of Frost
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Some tall tales are true. Mr. Frost’s love for Christmas is over-the-top and slightly psychotic. And why not? He’s made billions of dollars off the holiday he invented. Or so he claims. Rumor is he’s an elven, but that’s silly. Elven aren’t real. And if they were, they wouldn’t live in South Carolina. They wouldn’t hide in a tower and go to the basement to make…things.
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.