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Interzone #254 Sept - Oct 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 254 of the award winning magazine contains new stories by Nina Allan, Jay O'Connell, S.L. Nickerson, T.R. Napper, Julie C. Day, Sam J. Miller; Wayne Haag’s cover art and colour illustrations from Tara Bush, Richard Wagner and Daniel Bristow-Bailey. The usual features are augmented by the first of Nina Allan’s new regular column: Time Pieces. Book reviews include Nina’s new novel: The Race.
Science Fiction Consortium
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 84,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science Fiction Consortium is an anthology of short stories from nine authors, including the creator of the Science Fiction Microstory Contest, Jot Russell.
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
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 #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.
Masked Mosaic : Canadian Super Stories
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013 by Tyche Books Ltd.. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Masked vigilantes, superpowered antiheroes, super scientists! An anthology of Super Stories with a uniquely Canadian perspective.
Strange and Unusual Tales - Volume 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A book of great short stories of the Strange and Unusual. Exciting stories within the book, Strange and Unusual Tales, include: Strange & Unearthly Home Invaders; Miracles In the Workplace; Demonic Possession & Exorcism; Absolute Time Travel; Physical Teleportation; Strange and Unusual Discoveries; More Men In Black are Back; Ghosts in the Coal Mines; Visions That Come True; and Real Sea Monster.
Interzone #252 May - Jun 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
May-June 2014’s E-issue has 6 new stories. Authors: Neil Williamson – who is interviewed and has his new novel reviewed, Katharine E.K. Duckett, Val Nolan, Oliver Buckram, Claire Humphrey, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam. Readers’ poll results for our 2013 British Fantasy Award winning year are included among the regular features. Art from Wayne Haag, Richard Wagner, Martin Hanford, Warwick Fraser-Coombe.
Balance III
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 41,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014 by Triple V Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From brain implants to voracious plants, from local neighborhoods to distant stars, Sean Monaghan presents his third balanced collection of unusual science fiction stories. This book-length collection includes the stories "Entangled", "Spindlebot", "Incident on Oleander", "Please Remain in Your Vehicle" and "Resisting Turbulence". Cover image by Victor Habbick.
Interzone 242 Sept - Oct 2012
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Hard SF by CW Johnson and recent Hugo winner Ken Liu accompany, as this was out for Halloween, a ghost story, to keep readers quivering, from one of Debbie Urbanski, Lavie Tidhar, Priya Sharma, making her Interzone debut, or Karl Bunker but why spoil it by saying which? Jim Steel interviews David Brin in the book reviews. Ben Baldwin continues his tarot inpired cover series with The Priestess.
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In a far future society, people change their identities, their societal roles, even their personalities based upon the masks they must don each day. But not every citizen is content to play their mandated part, longing instead to discover who they are beneath their masks: sinner, gentleman, or beast. Winner of the 2009 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.
Tech Noir - Stories About Technology
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Price: $4.44 USD. Words: 27,480. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Rish Outfield presents six tales--and two bonus shorts--about the dark side of technology. Includes "Memory Lane," "Confessions of a Film School Dropout," "The Pen Was Mightier," "Monitored Conversation," "You've Got a Friend," "The Blame Game," "Too Much Information," and "Subtext." Also includes an author's note.
One Small Step, an anthology of discoveries
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 98,920. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Sixteen stories of discovery from Australia's best writers. Each story in some way addresses the idea of discoveries, new beginnings, or literal or figurative "small steps", but each story takes you to places you far beyond the one small step you imagine... Journey through worlds and explore the reaches of the universe with this collection.
A Tick Tock Heart
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Twenty-two award-winning short stories from the 'Stringybark Future Times Award' will propel you into a world beyond 2020. These stories will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international authors.
Cat Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cat lovers rejoice! This collection of speculative shorts from the pen of Anne B. Walsh has something for all science fiction or fantasy readers who've ever suspected their cuddlesome companions of conspiracy...
The Device
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,880. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
He was a lonely man, devastated by his wife's recent decision to leave him for another man. He was all alone on his rock, just him and the stars above - but then a funny thing happened and minutes later he was sitting next to the most amazing device to influence humankind. Stefan touched it, and soon he was leading humankind down a new path, to a new future in the stars.
My Day by Jones: the Cat's-Eye View of Alien
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,820. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Remember Jones, the ginger cat from the 1979 movie Alien? Of course you do. If you ever wondered what the events of the film looked like from his angle, here - at last - is a short story (approx 2200 words) that gives you the cat's-eye view. And if you never gave it any thought... well, maybe it's time you did. Because you know what cats are like.
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The interweaving, experimental short tales in Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales) present characters whose experiences challenge the notion that time flows in only one direction. If you want to understand what is happening at any given point in time, you cannot only look to the past for clues. You must consider the future.
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.
Cannabis Alienus 'alien dope'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Be careful what you smoke. L.D. had always been an unapologetic pot-head, but something has gone wrong and he's fallen off the radar. Eric returns home for what he thinks is going to be a simple intervention, but turns into... something else. "Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’" is a speculative fiction.