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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.
Meet Mr. G
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,710. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Gordon Garrison is a dark and tortured author, afflicted by the characters inside his head, who becomes aware he has unknowingly been manipulated into becoming a weapon.Under the pale-blue moonlight, the darkness awakens—tormented and creating. Gordon, Mr. G to all who know of him, has decided to turn the tables.
Held Captive by the Cavemen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Ellie’s been pushed back in time by her vengeful ex-lover. Now a tribe of frighteningly large, muscular, and very sexy cavemen are holding her captive. And they *all* want a turn. Warning: This 45 page sexy time-travel novella contains dubious consent, forced seduction, the threat of real violence, some m/m action, and a four-cavemen-with-one-modern-woman scene. Rated NC-17.
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.
Mars McCoy and the Curse of the Star Lance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A daring young space ace confronts a cosmic mystery aboard a derelict starship. In the grand tradition of Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon comes Mars McCoy! Nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best Short Story.
Lost in An Empty Skull
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,810. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
If you were a fan of the old Twilight Zone television series...you will love my new short story LOST IN AN EMPTY SKULL It's a mysterious account of the strange disappearance of one Ambrose Bierce in the Mexican desert, with a twist at the end you won't see coming...just like the old series...
Wolf Time (Voice of the Whirlwind)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Set in the blazing future of Voice of the Whirlwind, “Wolf Time” continues the story of the mercenary Reese, who finds herself in the employ of a shadowy corporation intent on killing its own rogue employees. Not only is Reese assigned the task of attacking an asteroid outpost whose defenders know perfectly well she’s coming, but she discovers that her greatest danger may come from her own side.
Lost Memories
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Series: Tales from the Republic, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
An army-trained Slovakian expat wakes in an underground facility with no memory of the last twelve years. One battle rages overhead, another in his heart—for he feels compelled to return home, but finds himself held captive by the very people who saved his life. Will he remember who he is? Or be able to complete the journey he can’t remember finishing over a decade before?
The Last Tour of Kelwort Castle
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Series: Apocalyptic Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A tour group is trapped at a mediaeval castle after a nuclear war. Hundreds of years later, archaeologists from another world discover their fate. Did the tourists learn from the castle’s history of siege and survival – or did they repeat the mistakes of their ancestors and doom humanity to extinction? 17,500 words
The Cyborg's Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Short story. 16 pages. Michael 64, a winged cyborg, is hired by Thurston, Director-General of Genetic Engineering, to guard Azuria 27, a famous cyborg dancer changed at her request into human form - an illegal procedure in 2175. Azuria thinks she is changing for love. When she becomes pregnant, she and Michael unwittingly find themselves part of Thurston's plot for cyborg supremacy. 6,350 words
Transfictions: The Commander of Marsbase
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Mehmet is new to Mars. But he's not new to human anatomy. A story of medical records, Hollywood musicals, and unexpected discoveries.
Stolen Choices
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Series: Tales from the Republic, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Commissioner Kai Ming sets out on a mission to lessen the impact of the coming winter by retrieving genetically engineered rice seeds from his old friend, Doctor Po, and delivering them to the Agricultural Committee. But he fears the interference of greedy Senator Khan, and finds himself faced with an impossible choice: Should he do his job? Or do what's right by his people?
Sirens Life
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Series: Sirens Journey. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,400. Language: Australian English. Published: February 8, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
John Stanton and Selize return to the Alpha Centauri system aboard the Space Navy’s covert Spectre ships. As the Proxian invasion escalates, John embarks on a desperate flight to save Selize and his unborn daughter, Sonya. With the First Fleet under heavy attack, their only chance of survival may lie in the Centaurians’ unique ability. But they’ll have to survive long enough to use it.
From the Pen of Greg Norgaard, Book 1: Change the Past
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Tom Spencer had found a woman who made him thrill like no other and he knew how lucky he was to have her. Fate, like a sandblaster, erased it all searing it away from his tight grip. In order to rectify what was taken from him, Tom would develop the machine that would allow him to send a message through time.
The Thirsty Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
They're dead, and they thirst...FOR YOUR BLOOD! After a science experiment goes wrong, a young chemist must fight hordes of the undead and stop a sinister plan to unleash this threat on the world.
Good Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Being a cop was interesting enough before the wave of genetech arrived to make Lyr's life even more complicated than it had to be. Now she has to deal with Rael, an engineered life form, the genetic engineer that makes his life hell, and now there's a lost dog who only knows his owner as 'Master'.
The Last Ghost
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Series: Special Honors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010 by Parsina Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This was a Nebula Award finalist for Best Short Story of 1971.::Solitude is corrosive. Love and companionship can heal wounds, but they take time. And even with all eternity to work in, there may never be enough time to do the job.
The Tourist
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Series: Arkle Wright. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Meet Arkle Wright: Space smuggler. Ship lover. Body odour. And a life-long romance with a Quick Buck. In ‘The Tourist,’ Arkle sucks in his gut and prepares to break Rule One in the space smuggler handbook: Never pick up work in bars. A perilous space tale with a sound moral lesson . . . The Tourist: an Arkle Wright Short Story.
The One That Got Away: A Fishy Tale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“You remember last summer, I told you about Frank's time machine?” Uncle Jim had a talent for tall tales over a pint of real ale, but this one was a whopper. Not content with finding his way a hundred years into the future, he just had to set out on the fishing trip of a lifetime. In a space suit. On Europa. A 4,000 word science fiction short story.
The Church of Ollie Field's Double Chin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by DIB Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All her life, Samantha waits for a personal invite to the Church of Ollie Field’s Double Chin. Her whole family, her parents’ parents, ever since anyone can remember, followed the religion. When the day comes, she feels overjoyed. A disturbing tale that deals with the obsession of celebrity and takes it to its logical conclusion: worship. The Church of Ollie Field’s Double Chin: a short story.