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Apex Magazine - Issue 48
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 48 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by E. Lily Yu, Emily Jiang, Douglas F. Warrick, Joe R. Lansdale, Shira Lipkin, and Sigrid Ellis.
Interzone #246 May - June 2013
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This issue we have 8, yes eight, stories, the usual features and the 1st of Jonathan McCalmont's new column 'Future Interrupted'. We visit 'Cat World' with Georgina Bruce, Liverpool in Shannon Fay's James White Award winning 'You First Meet the Devil at a Church Fete', the Minotaur's Labyrinth in Crete with Priya Sharma's 'Thesea and Astaurius' and Lavie Tidhar's Central Station in 'The Core'.
The Bacco Stick
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Price: Free! Words: 5,950. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ever wonder why a man. . .Dying of cancer. . .Constantly hiding from vicious killers. . .And living in a hole in the ground. . .is called. . .LUCKY MISHKA?
Solo for Concert Grand
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Emily Trencheon lives life as a prodigy—and a successful experiment. She provides a shining example for the Academy of Universal Languages to continue its program with the Miaslan. But she alone knows the truth. And she fears her final act of communication—a piano composition meant to be played in total darkness—will be forever lost in the shadows of misinterpretation.
Apex Magazine - Issue 49
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 49 our the 2013 Hugo Award-nominated science fiction, fantasy, and horror zine Apex Magazine contains new work by Lavie Tidhar, Cherie Priest, Indrapramit Das, Tang Fei, and Caroline Symcox.
The Shadow Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: British English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Shadows are released. Released to save us. Floating up to the edges of space in the night. Light must not touch them, light eats away at them, until they are shrunk to the size of an atom, and then destroyed into mist. They save the humans with their own lives. All because of destiny. For us. And we don't even know it.
Waverly Woods Protector
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
After being told he was adopted on his 18th birthday Patrick Waverly sets out to find his birth parents. He boards a plane, strikes up a conversation with a passenger next to him. What happens next will change his life forever.
Jet Black and the Cosmic Rain #5
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Series: The Adventures of Jet Black and his Starship Crew. Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
As if landing on a planet bathed in deadly cosmic radiation wasn’t enough, someone's out to kill Jet and the crew; and they want to do it in the most cruel and unusual way they can.
Gears and Levers 3
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013 by Sky Warrior Book Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Adventure and romance awaits in worlds that never were but should have been. Magic and science blend together as Gears and Levers explores the quest for all that makes up humanity. Battle pirates, walk with ghosts, fly in dirigibles, explore the wonders world, and walk with automatons in fourteen amazing tales set in Steampunk lands by masterful storytellers such as David Boop, Irene Radford,
Alex Returns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young boy named Alex and his robotic dragon, Steam Snout, find an ancient treasure map that leads them to a treasure deep in the Wastelands. A no man's land filled with dark jungles, strange creatures, and dangerous outlaws. This is not Alex's first adventure in the Wasteland but it might be his last!
Aurealis #61
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The best in Australian Fantasy and Science Fiction, featuring 'Restless' by Sophie Masson, and 'Kernel' by Sean Monaghan. Plus the best news, reviews, and interviews in the world of Australian Speculative Fiction. Your monthly fix of all that is good in speculative fiction.
Jupiter 38: Pasithee
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Series: Jupiter, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 38 of Jupiter Science Fiction magazine featuring brilliant new stories from Alex Weinle, Lou van Zyl, Jon Wallace, Colum Paget, Rosie Oliver and Allen Ashley. Rainbow Mars poem by Ian Sales and a wonderful cover by David Conyers.
Earthborn - Leilon
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Price: Free! Words: 5,090. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within an undisclosed location, at an undisclosed time, a new life is born. This life is not of the kind we know but something new. Opening eyes to a world of which it knows nothing, it seeks answers to the many questions that come with existence itself. Just what is Leilon? Why was she created? What does reality have in store for her?
Time Travel Trio
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,700. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Three Time Travel Short Stories by Sam Knight. Visit Luna Base, where the Ghosts of Time roam through the corridors. When the inventor of time travel sends himself a note back through time, he knows he will be Just in Time for a Celebration. Steam punk era adventure follows an unlikely trio as they use their time machine to stay On the Heels of Spring Heeled Jack.
Plasma Frequency Issue 6 June/July 2013
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Price: Free! Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this Issue: Fiction By: Jeff Bowles,Siobhan Gallagher,Ryan Harvey, Brent Knowles, Sara Puls, Brynna Ramin, Adam C. Richardson, and Rebecca Roland Cover art by Luke Spooner And Interior Art by:Laura Givens and Tom Wieja Book Review: Rogue Hunter: Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson
The Bride Price
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2013 by Ticonderoga Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The prolific Cat Sparks has won numerous Aurealis and Ditmar awards in her native Australia. This debut collection of 13 stories, two of which appear for the first time here, will give readers an idea why.
366 Squared Volume 5: May
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Series: 366 Squared. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,170. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For the merry, merry month of May, a collection of 31 short stories to wipe that spring-is-here smirk right off your face. As usual, a blend of science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction and the occasional mini-essay. As always, each story told in exactly 366 words.
Jupiter 40: Mneme
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Series: Jupiter, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,460. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 40 of Jupiter Science Fiction magazine featuring brilliant new stories from Alfred Searls, Stanley Wilkin, Lou van Zyl, Michael Sutherland, ROd Slatter and Dean Giles. David Conyers provides our great cover.
Jupiter 39: Hegemone
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Series: Jupiter, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Issue 39 of Jupiter Science Fiction magazine featuring brilliant new stories from Simon Fay, J. Rohr, Robert Thayer, Graham Keeler, Tyler Winstead and Steve McGarrity. Poems by Alessio Zanelli and a wonderful cover by Daniel Bristow-Bailey.
A Pair of Shorts
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As the title suggests, 'A Pair of Shorts' contains two short stories. One in the Science Fiction genre. The other might best be described as Fantasy. Both are amusing and entertaining and have a sting in the tail.