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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.
The Body Electric
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,820. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Ella Shepherd can slip into other people’s minds. Using technology invented by her parents, Ella has the ability to experience–and influence–the memories of others. She’s used this ability to help ensure the safety of the world from a dangerous terrorist group, but not all is as it seems…because someone’s been inside Ella’s head, too.
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.
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.
Retroactive Time Machine
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,440. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
There were 12 witnesses to the incredible invention. The doctor wanted to disprove it. The Silent Man sought to understand it. The mayor tried to forget it. Griffin was after the blueprints. Filby stole the prototype. Hillyer planned to correct the past. A novelist was already writing The Time Machine up as fiction. H. G. Wells never knew half what was going on. So here it is.
Zombie Fallout 8 - An Old Beginning
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,620. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mike and his family escaped a vast zombie horde to find themselves imprisoned by a clandestine group that seeks global domination by the most nefarious means possible. Help is coming, in the form of a 500 year old Pop-Tart loving vampire named Tommy. Will he be enough to get the Talbots to freedom or will he succumb to monsters new and old?
First Strike
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,320. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by HenchmanPress. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The best defense… Starting a war with an enemy a hundred times stronger is insane. It’s desperate. And it’s Earth’s only hope. A massive alien power looms over humanity, claiming humanity as its slaves. Every tactical exercise, every wargame and every simulation gives humanity zero chance in a defensive campaign. Earth’s only chance to win the coming war - is by striking first.
Frozen Beauty: The Chinese Vase
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: British English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Captain Qi Zang and her motley crew, aboard the Chinese ice freighter Frozen Beauty make landfall in Delhi, and run straight into British Customs officers. Unfortunately not all her cargo is ice, nor is it entirely legal.
Life First
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Series: Life First, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,580. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Strong-willed Kelsey Reed must escape tonight or tomorrow her government will take her kidney and give it to a stranger. In this future forged by survivors of pandemics that wiped out much of the world’s population, life is valued above all else. Kelsey enlists the help of her boyfriend Luke and a dodgy doctor to flee. If they fail, Kelsey will be stripped of everything....
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)
Eden, Noon
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Series: The Chronicles of Paradise, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 100,760. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Battling his own personal demons and the maelstrom of conflict his own daring deeds have precipitated, Ristan Abel finds himself dragged into a complex web of betrayal and a brutal showdown with foes known and unknown. With second guesses and half-mistakes punished fiercely in blood, Ristan fights for his own soul and sanity as much as those he longs to protect.
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.
Fracture (The Chronicles Of Discord, #1)
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Series: The Chronicles of Discord, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,680. Language: British English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
In a world torn apart by war and divided into three nations Astra struggles to survive. Caught in a complicated web of lies and hate, she discovers that her own secrets run deeper than even she knows, threatening the future of an entire nation. Will she be able to stay alive as the world shatters around her?
Monarch
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 113,760. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Blair Reynolds was born to rule worlds. But she’s willing to risk it all for another chance to spend forever with her truest love – even if it means traveling through time and space to the other side of the universe. As far as Ash is concerned, her happily-ever-after involves him, not the mere mortal with whom she seems so infatuated. Blair’s father had given her to him, and he will go to any len
PsyBot: A Novel of the Near Future
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,250. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
PsyBot is every programmer's nightmare: the bug that gets loose on the user side of the interface. When a cyber virus infects Joe Norton and drives him toward a deadly mission, he discovers that virtual reality is not confined to hardware. Is the only way out, to go further in? Seeking the elusive target, Norton confronts a wider mind-control agenda poised to launch on his success.
The Late, Great Benjamin Bale
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 90,400. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2013 by eTreasures Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Guild Saga, Book Two The Late, Great Benjamin Bale by John Joseph Doody The destinies of two men depend on Maggie Thorn. One is dying and the other is dead...or is he?
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 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.
From Paris, with Regret
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 1 review)
On assignment in the City of Light, Ministry agents Eliza D. Braun and Harrison Thorne chase down a murderer condemning descendants of a royal bloodline to a horrific death. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
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 Dig (Book 1 of the Matt Turner Series)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,940. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Matt Turner's gift is also his curse. When an object touches his skin, his awareness is flooded with the thoughts and feelings of all who touched it before. When a scrap of woven metal fabric is discovered among dinosaur bones in Kenya, experts call upon their favorite "dater" to provide an explanation. Unfortunately, not everyone appreciates a man with Matt's talents sniffing into their business.