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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.
The War Veteran
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Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The War Veteran is a 45 page, 11,000 word SHORT STORY. For seventy years, World War II veteran Jack Baker has endured vivid flashbacks to that horrific June day on Omaha Beach. But tonight, the flashback will be terrifyingly different. Tonight it becomes real. Tonight, Jack’s seventy-year-old secret will come back to claim him.
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.
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.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
The Devil Within - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Andrew O'Sullivan, Medium and Spirit Photographer, who grapples not only with the daily horror of his work with Homicide Detective Angus Mallory, but the toll it takes on him and his family. Based on the Steampunk Victorian webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society, The Devil Within is a novelette based in that universe. Cover photo By Prometeus/123RF Stock Photo
Jake's Last Mission
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: American English. Published: April 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The entire future of Sweytian/Mugdaran relations rests on one man's shoulders. That one man, Jake Kavaliro, would really like nothing more than to retire.  Unfortunately, while on his last patrol he encounters a Mugdaran determined to restart a war.  Now Jake – who's never been known for his skill at diplomacy – has to go and explain what transpired to the Mugdaran Emperor in person.
Space Weasels
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,120. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 8, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Flaming Space Weasels wiped out most of Dirk Beretta's fellow space marines at the battle of Din Bin Foo... then served them for lunch with a nice Merlot. But when a gang of pirate Weasels come hunting fresh meat for the kibble factories, his brand of pig-headed determination and excessive violence may offer the chance for redemption... and revenge.
A Rollicking Band of Pirates We
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Onboard the good airship Invincible, our dashing heroes are attacked by dastardly pirates. Unbeknownst to the aforementioned pirates, however, the airship Invincible has been modified by Herr Nicola Tesla himself. Huzzah!
The Secret - A Boston Metaphysical Society Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A novelette based on the Steampunk Victorian webcomic Boston Metaphysical Society. Elizabeth Weldsmore has kept something secret from her father since she was nine years old. But when Samuel Hunter is employed as her bodyguard, she must chose between saving him or protecting herself.
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.
Playing with Fire
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Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
Once A Hero, Always A Hero
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
It started out a visit to buy brandy for their bar, but now it’s an adventure. Robin Thase and Viktor Blue were retired from the heroing business. But when armed thugs disrupted their negotiations for some brandy, a chain of events started that led to them having to save an alien world, yet again.
Death To Democracy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After Dirk Beretta, ex- poster boy for the Space Marines, saves the Winterbotham Nachos heiress from a fate worse than death in the Space Weasel kibble factories, a romantic cruise around the galaxy with her looks like a well-earned rest. But Royalist revolutionaries on the Planet Of The Squid have other ideas.
April the First
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The world is ending, and all Oscar Ramirez can do is sit at his desk and drink his morning coffee.
Spaceports & Spidersilk July 2014
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. Entertain your inner child, or your real child by picking up a copy today.
A Watcher in the Alleys
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Series: Spire City: Season One, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Musa Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
What can you do when a steampunk mad genius targets you with a deadly serum? Fight back. Spire City is home to mighty machines of steam power and clockwork, and giant beetles pull picturesque carriages over cobbled streets, but there is a darker secret behind these wonders.
Good-bye A672E92 Quintus
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Series: The Peers of Beinan, 4.2x. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,640. Language: American English. Published: July 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Planet A672E92 Quintus is falling apart as their sun starts to go nova. As blood feuds continue to rage, blocking all efforts to evacuate, it falls to two unlikely delegates from houses Balister and Miyoo to end the wars threatening planetary evacuation, to take the people to the stars and their new home.
Time Is of the Essence
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a portal to the past becomes a mortal danger, who are you going to call? Why, maintenance, of course!
Dream Hunters
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Novelette- Drew Maerd can't sleep. His disorder is causing problems at work. A concerned coworker suggests he appear on a show about people with odd dreams. A machine allows researchers to physically enter a subject's dreams. However there's a problem; entering dreams is risky business and the danger is real. Now, they've found more than they've bargained for.