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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.
Aurealis #73
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,480. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This issue of Aurealis features the near-future Melbourne of Daniel Baker’s gritty and evocative ‘Refraction’ and a chilling transformation story, 'Kisses with Teeth’, by Allan Chen. Shane M Brown’s article, ‘The Secret to Selling eBooks’, continues his series on thriving in the new publishing eco-system we live in, and we round things off with a bumper crop of speculative fiction reviews.
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.
Metropolitan
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Series: Metropolitan, Metropolitan 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,300. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
NEBULA AWARD NOMINEE. Walter Jon Williams’ classic science fantasy Metropolitan is once again available for a new generation. Aiah has fought her way from poverty and discovered a limitless source of plasm, the mysterious substance that powers the world-city. Her discovery soon involves her with Constantine, the charismatic, seductive revolutionary who plans to overturn the world order.
Thrown Away
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
No one knows how the world died. They only know that it happened centuries ago. Among the remnants of mankind - the people that live and die scavenging in the ruins - it is thought that the strangers who live behind the barrier, inside their protected city, may still hold that secret. But no one taken by the hunters from the city ever comes back.
The Last to Fall
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,620. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011 by Element 12 Ltd. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.58 from 19 reviews)
In 1926 Joseph Dean was just getting ready to hang himself when the man named Joshua stepped into his cafe and changed his life. He made Joe an offer - one that would mean travelling through the door to another world to find something that had been lost for nearly two hundred years. Joe would discover a lot more than that in the years that followed. The Last to Fall is a short novel, and the fir
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?
The Fourth Dimension: The Vezulian Trilogy (3 Volume Bundle)
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 251,110. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Controlled by technology. Forced into slavery. Exiled from his homeworld. Arus Sheeth is a teenage swordsman set to follow in his father's footsteps as a guardian and protector of the kingdom. But when an old adversary emerges from the ashes of war, Arus becomes the centerpiece of a bloody conflict, the ramifications of which stretch far beyond the stars.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
From the Indie Side
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 1 review)
Grab it for the special price of 0.99cents. LIMITED TIME ONLY. Packed with original short stories ranging from sci-fi to thriller to the supernatural, "From the Indie Side" brings together some of the biggest authors in independent publishing today. Be prepared for a great ride--and don't be surprised if you discover your new favorite author in these pages.
Stranded
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,710. Language: American English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"Never Leave Anyone Behind" is a familiar refrain for Servicemen. A crew is incapacitated in a strange land and a hostile government tries to capture them and steal their resources. What if you're not in the military? Do you put your family's lives at risk, especially if they might not live. Josh Evens discovers a shipwrecked alien and tries to protect it and it's crew from his government.
Alive
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,740. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the world ends, what do you do when you realize you are still alive? In a world devastated by natural disaster, only the most stubborn refuse to give up. When Ed Walker learns that others have been preparing for the disaster for years, he realize finding them may be his only shot at survival. But time is running out... Alive can be read as a companion novella to Exodus or as a stand alone
Zephyr's Crossing
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In the future, Zephyr, the last human on earth, hides from conquering Zarxï. Using technology ordinary teenager Anna and her friends can’t even imagine in 2014, Zephyr reaches back 200 years for assistance. As events unfold and peril from the Zarxï intensifies in both time periods, Anna will become an unlikely heroine and Zephyr will reach for the world he lost.
Hanuman's Gift
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,020. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Augustus Whitby toils in the Archives, dreaming up stories far more plausible than the supposed “investigations” of the field agents. A story from Agent Harrison Thorne and an artifact from his recent case, however, proves that there are some truths that are far stranger than fiction.
After The Darkness: Episode Four
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,250. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013 by Dark Tales Great Lives, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
In a world of never-ending winters and permanent darkness, fourteen-year-old Nadia Comani faces a future of servitude. Can she free herself and her family?
The Gardener Who Could See
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 167,640. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A thousand years into a post-apocalypse future, everyone lives in an underground city where a whole society of blind people move around and function with ease. One young man, Thurii, is not blind—he can see—but this is not an advantage. In this society, Thurii is the one with the disability. Thurii meets the strong and resourceful Corinth who…
Doorway to Destiny (A Thirteen-Book Fantasy and Science Fiction Adventure Box Set)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,015,380. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This collection of eleven fantasy and science fiction novels and two anthologies will transport you to strange and exciting worlds to share in the tragedies and triumphs of complex yet endearing heroes and heroines. Discover the gripping works of authors TC Southwell and Vanessa Finaughty and be swept away by magical adventures, epic battles and futuristic voyages to unknown universes.
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades
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Series: Spinward Fringe, Broadcast 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 147,470. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(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.
The Lost Steersman
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Series: The Steerswoman, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 158,540. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The steerswoman Rowan knows that the fall of the Guidestar and the massacre of Outskirter tribes were caused by one man: the secret master-wizard, Slado. Now, to find him, she comes to Alemeth, where centuries of records might provide clues in her search. But when death from the wildlands invades sleepy Alemeth, Rowan has new, urgent questions, and cannot wait for answers to act...
Double Life
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Series: Razia, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(5.00 from 2 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...