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Aurealis #81
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,930. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Aurealis #81 is the latest issue from Australia's longest-running speculative fiction journal, with stories, interviews (John Scalzi!) and reviews.
The Astonishing Amulet of Amenartas
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,820. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
By Nathan Lowell Agent Heathcliff Durham finds himself crisscrossing Africa, looking for an Amulet that could spell disaster for any who come near it. Battling blistering heat, starvation, wild animals, and despair, he is not comforted by the company of a rough and ready sort named Morrison. Soon Durham begins to suspect he may never return home—and to top it all off the tea has almost run out.
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.
Living in the Golden Age
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,950. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In your dreams you can be the hero. You can travel to the stars. You can save the galaxy. In your dreams.
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.
This Peaceful State of War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A short story from Writers of the Future vol. 27. Envoy Miranda Tonkin must determine if human effort should be spent on stopping a vicious war between two alien species.
The Inter-Galactic Gourmet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,050. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Cynthia only wants a snack after work, but aliens are infiltrating Earth. Can't she just eat in peace?
Science Fiction Shorts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
A collection of science fiction short stories of people dealing the consequences of genomic engineering, intended or natural.
Feeding A Vampire (Book Seven of the Alien Abduction Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Jeanne sat on his lap. She calmed him by kissing him as she gently caressed his face and ran her fingers through his hair. Vradic always loved it when she messed with his hair. She was consistently kind and gentle with him. Though he was large and tough enough to defeat most warriors, he needed gentleness in his life as well. He had long since realized, he needed her love and tenderness.
The Corpse Archives
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 9,460. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
In this short story, a young person tossed into a work camp and categorized as an "imperfect text" becomes an archivist in charge of a historical library etched on human bodies.
Vampire Home World (Book Six of the Alien Abduction Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Visiting Lord Vradic’s home world is a riveting experience. They have to contend with multiple new challenges to include Vradic’s former romantic interest and males who want to challenge for Jeanne’s hand. Jeanne has to earn the respect of his people to be considered a worthy mate for a vampire prime.
For Want of a Nail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,340. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This is the 2011 Hugo award-winning short story, "For Want of a Nail" with some bonus content. Read the author's notes, along with the original first draft which has a completely different plot.
The Seams Between The Stars
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A rogue squad of interplanetary warriors plot to escape their conscription.
My Vampire Protector (Book Two of the Alien Adbuction Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Ever wonder what it would be like to get abducted by aliens and wake up all alone on a strange ship? Well that actually happened to me. They keep referring to me as Parasite 80997. Luckily, I was rescued by a human female. She double talked the computer system into opening my containment unit, and now I have the run of the ship. She is quite pretty and very nice to me. I really like her.
Appetite: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
A new diet wonder drug means you no longer crave food, but it doesn't mean you've lost your Appetite.
The Impossibles: A Retrieval Artist Short Story
Series: Retrieval Artist Universe. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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?
What Happened Among the Stars
Series: Niteblade Magazine, Issue #32. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,380. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Strange and unusual high-quality speculative fiction and poems that will make your heart skip a beat. This issue contains a farcical science fiction, magical horses, everyday immortals, creeping trees, fairies, close encounters with death and so much more.
The Black Empress
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When two agents from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences are called to Vienna to investigate disturbances at the palace, what they discover could threaten the Austro-Hungarian Empire and shatter the fragile peace in Europe. Who is the mysterious man who has pulled diplomatic strings to enlist the help of a foreign agency and how is the Empress Elisabeth herself involved?
The Body Project
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Nyx and her ragtag team of mercenaries investigate the death of a man she used to serve with at the front, a man who's supposed to have died years before - and a thousand miles away - from where she finds his body.
Deep Space Survival (Book Five of the Alien Abduction Series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,440. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Jeanne and Vradic quickly discover, deep space is wrought with dangers. Vradic is every inch a vampire warrior, but his strength and cunning are challenged when they are attacked by savage predators. Feeling the ship shake beneath her feet, as it was pounded with laser fire was terrifying. Her feelings of annoyance with her vampire protector, turned to gratitude, when he does what protectors do.