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Aurealis #90
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #90 is the latest edition of the award winning Australian speculative fiction magazine. Aurealis publishes new fiction and non fiction from around the world and has a reputation for showcasing the best new writing talent. This issue features stories from Marlee Jane Ward, Nick Nedeljkovic and Alex Hardison as well as reviews, articles, interviews and secret histories.
Legendary Stories: What Went Wrong?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Lit Select. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Everyone’s had THAT day—the one where a spell went south, a glitch ate some code in the doomsday device, and aliens are on the move eat your brains. Okay, maybe we haven't all had that day. In What Went Wrong?, fifteen authors give us stories of the best laid plans gone awry. From humorous to horrific and everything in between, this selection of tales is certain to make any day look better.
C is for Chimera
Series: Alphabet Anthologies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,060. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This installment of Rhonda Parrish’s alphabet anthology series asks skilled storytellers to write around the theme of chimera. The resulting tales are part fable, part poem, part dream. But like any chimera, the parts make up a greater whole. Blend reality with fantasy. Mesh science fiction with mystery. Mix history with what should have been. They are all chimera.
Decision Points
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 120,080. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life is full of decision points—those key moments when what we decide can change everything for better or for worse. These 20 tales describe such instances in young people’s lives...
Accessing the Future
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 82,990. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015 by Futurefire.net Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Fifteen stories and nine independent illustrations tell beautiful, speculative stories of disability and mental illness in the future. Teeming with space pirates, battle robots, interstellar travel and genetically engineered creatures, every story and image is a quality, crafted work of science fiction in its own right, as thrilling and fascinating as it is worthy and important.
Senna Versus Schumacher And Other Formula One Rivalries That Never Happened
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,440. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
What if Ayrton Senna had survived his Imola 1994 accident? What if Gilles Villeneuve hadn't died at Zolder in 1982? What if Stirling Moss hadn't crashed at Goodwood in 1962? What if Alberto Ascari had survived his 1955 testing-accident at Monza? This book explores those rivalries by assuming that drivers’ injuries from crashes were not fatal, and pits the drivers up against their peers once more.
Interzone #264 (May-June 2016)
Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,030. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Interzone springs into May-June 2016 ablaze with Vincent Sammy’s cover as well as interior art from Martin Hanford and Richard Wagner. It blossoms with fiction from authors Tyler Keevil, Malcolm Devlin, James Van Pelt, Rich Larson, and Gwendolyn Kiste. All this is bedded in with news, reviews and columns from David Langford, Nina Allan, Jonathan McCalmont, Nick Lowe, Tony Lee and Elaine Gallagher
The 400-Million-Year Itch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,090. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Ticonderoga Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
The Silurian Vatles Volume 1 The 400-Million-Year Itch, Volume 1 of The Silurian Tales, represents the first volume of a master work by one of the SF genre's greatest short story writers. Introduction by Gardner Dozois.
Visions IV: Space Between Stars
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016 by Lillicat Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Imagine the deepest regions of space between the stars of the Milky Way. Cold, empty, silent, and vast. In the quest to achieve immortality for our species, humankind will reach those realms. What will they see? What dangers will they overcome, in the dark recesses between stars? Fifteen talented science fiction authors share their visions of how our descendants will live and die in deep space.
On the Brink
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,770. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Mashups
An omnibus of scifi, horror, and urban fiction by Tonya R. Moore
Recurrence Plot (and Other Time Travel Tales)
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » African American fiction » Mystery & detective
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.
After Oil: SF Visions Of A Post-Petroleum World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by Founders House Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(3.00 from 1 review)
Author John Michael Greer, host of the blog "The Archdruid Report," a weekly peak oil blog, brings together twelve original tales selected from among his readers. Each story offers glimpses into possible futures where oil scarcity and lower energy availability spell the end of modern industrial society.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes, when a fella gets to help out with fightin’ a war between two alien races, it’s just not such a good idea to tell your wife. Sometimes the truth just isn't good enough. A really fun short story by USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith
Daisy Gator’s Little Book of Remarkable Persons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,970. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Eight science fiction and fantasy stories. A mysterious pod crashes into a fragile community on Europa. A belligerent overlord threatens the post-humans on Io. Here are tales of extraordinary animals, talking alligators and magical birds. Half are reprints from publications such as the Aurora Award nominated anthology Strange Bedfellows. The rest are original stories.
Limits
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Phoenix Pick. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of SF, Larry Niven. The stories in this collection include collaborations with authors Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts).
Mothership Zeta, Issue 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The second issue of the magazine with fun short fiction and nonfiction from some of the most exciting names in speculative fiction! Brought to you by Escape Artists, the publishers of the popular podcast, Escape Pod.
Betwixt Issue 10
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 10 collects all six stories originally published online. Issue 10 was guest edited by Julia Gilstein and Lisa Usani Phillips and includes original fiction by Giovanni De Feo, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Heather Kamins, Seth Marlin, Loretta McCormick, and Asia Nichols.
The Sleeper Wakes to a New Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Life barely seems worth living to Todd, he seeks long term suspended animation as an elaborate suicide. Never expecting to wake up again, he instead emerges into a new world. Worse yet, he learns that his old body's gone - his mind only salvaged by being transplanted into a fellow cryonics patient named Eliza. He struggles to come to terms with a new world and a new life as a woman.
Aurealis #87
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,800. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Aurealis goes global with #87, starting off the year in supernova mode with Sean Monaghan's ‘The Root Bridges of Haemae’, a resonant off-world story featuring a truly alien culture. Just when you’ve recovered from the breakneck hybrid that is Ian Bell’s ‘Elven Blades', brace yourself for Deborah Sheldon’s nail-biting ride through the white wastelands of Antarctica, ‘Across the White Desert’.
Snakes & Spiders: The Definitive Change War Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,480. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016 by Creative Minority Productions. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
This collection gathers the original magazine versions of every canonical story in Fritz Leiber's iconic Change War time travel series for the first time. It includes an introduction by Kevin A. Straight, comprehensive Guide to the Change World, timeline of Fritz Leiber's life and works, and list of Change War apocrypha. Physical book editions include full index.

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