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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.
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.
Bards and Sages Quarterly (October 2014)
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Series: Bards and Sages Quarterly, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Since 2009, the Bards and Sages Quarterly has brought fans of speculative fiction an amazing variety of short stories from both new and established authors. Each issue sets out to introduce readers to the wealth of talent found in the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Our authors have included Nebula, Hugo, and Pushcart winners and nominees.
From Paris, with Regret
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.00 from 1 review)
On assignment in the City of Light, Ministry agents Eliza D. Braun and Harrison Thorne chase down a murderer condemning descendants of a royal bloodline to a horrific death. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
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.
Looking For Futures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,220. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science fiction short stories from Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald. Set on or near a future Earth, a collection of tales military, mystery, and the bizarre that may lie ahead. We know the past. Now we're looking for futures.
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.
Dinner on a Flying Saucer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2010 by WMG Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(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
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.
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.
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.38 from 13 reviews)
Searching for the answers to true artificial intelligence, Mira McAllister comes across a strange android named Eo who proves to hold more questions than answers.
My Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. 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.
Agents of Fate
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Series: Visions of the Future short fiction anthologies, Book 4. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 50,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Within this book you will find over sixty views of futures near and far. Action, insight and emotion colour these tales of people on their journey through lives stranger than ours, and overcoming trials and malice along the way. Using the flash fiction format, interspersed with short fiction pieces, this collection will whisk you away to places and situations you’ve never dreamed of.
Strange Science Fiction and Fantasy Omnibus
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of thirty-eight science fiction and fantasy stories, many of them containing wry political stire similar to that of Jonathan Swift.
Alien Breeding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
For most people life just drones along, the same old thing every day – you know what it is like. We all get screwed by the rich and powerful, life sucks and there is no relief apart from small little pleasures. And then one day all that was stood on its head when a huge spaceship appeared out of nowhere and hovered over New York - and it made a special offer to the women of Earth.
Quantum History
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A science experiment goes wrong in unforeseeable ways, affecting a man and his wife across the country, in a bizarre and humorous fashion.
In the Shadow of Titans
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a tale about giant beasts trashing cities, inspired by the giant monster movies of my youth. This tale is not related to “Attack on Titan”. I discovered that anime series only after finishing my rough draft. After viewing a few episodes, though, I saw that the two were nothing alike. They share some terms but that's where the similarities end.
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.
Abigail's Discovery (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.