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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.
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.
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 #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.
Lightweight 9: "Knowledge"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Metahuman Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
All things must be revealed! In the ninth chapter of Lightweight's ongoing adventures, Kevin finally learns why the Morlocks and the Eloi hate each other so much as the Eloi's master plan is finally revealed! Will Kevin finally find new allies or will he face an even bigger threat than ever before?
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
The World is Bigger than an Ell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Darrin develops a condition where he no longer sees things, but the shaped descriptions of things in this short story (approximately 3400 words). He suffers loss, and confusion, copes with love and family, and looks deep. This edition also contains two bonus items, "Because Love Resists Narrative," a villanelle, and "Meet Ashley's Neighbor," a short-short episode in a serial character sketch.
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 #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.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(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.
Goon Squad #7
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Series: GOON SQUAD. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,760. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Listen to the tale the dead man tells. Ian Mears is the longest continuously serving member of Manchester's GOON SQUAD. As the Revenant he has fought crime, confronted supervillains, and had more limbs severed than he cares to think about. Whilst regenerating his most recently lost right arm, Ian lapses into a recuperative coma, hoping that he will not dream. It is a vain hope.
Afterbirth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Seeking to save her country's space program, a young astronomer reveals a secret she discovered in the stars.
Doodling
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Series: Adventures of Neville Lansdowne. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,310. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.25 from 40 reviews)
After Neville Lansdowne falls off the world (because it's moving too fast), he finds himself adrift in an asteroid field full of eccentric characters and experiences some most unexpected adventures. Douglas Adams meets Lewis Carroll (with just a touch of Gulliver’s Travels) in this engaging comic fantasy.
The Seams Between The Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A rogue squad of interplanetary warriors plot to escape their conscription.
Zombies! Episode 2: Abby's Bad Day
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,680. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Zombies! It's not the end of the world. Abby Benjamin is a typical working mom. But when one of the customers at the gym where she works falls ill, Abby gets a close up look at a completely different world, a world of monsters that is ever creeping into the lives of normal people. It is a very bad day.
The Memory of Water
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014 by Metamorphosis Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eva struggles to create clarity out of chaos in her job as Assistant Cruise Director on the Universe, a spaceship which cruises the multiverse. Humans from differing political and social factions mixed with aliens from all over. Her boss has gone AWOL, someone’s sabotaging the planned schedule of events and even her cabin won’t recognize her. What else could possibly go wrong?
The Body Project
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 14,810. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
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.
Grey Days
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
One day, the Earth decided to stop. No peace, no sun, no hope on the surface. But resistance and help lie underneath. This is where Anna lives, counting the Grey Days and carrying on. Because that's what humans do.
Those Who Wait, Looking At Stars
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When Jakob goes to join the military, he becomes involved with Project Celestial. Will what happens next be too much for his boyfriend to handle?