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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.
Ten Thousand Miles Up
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 10,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Captain Ateri has never known life outside his starship, but when a fleet of pirates offer him an opportunity to steal from his slave-masters, can he maintain the facade long enough to attain what he desires most?
Argo
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.43 from 14 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.
The Miracle of a First Night
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Clerk Natalie Hart, a woman shunned by her orthodox Jewish family for her involvement with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is joined by Chief Archivist Wellington Thornhill Books, Esquire, in a case that reaches beyond the archivist’s scope. Natalie must not only educate the  archivist naïve to the ways of her people, but help in retrieving a mysterious artifact deeply rooted in legends.
In the Spirit of Christmas
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
It’s Christmas Eve, and Wellington and Eliza investigate an incredible haunting in the heart of London. What looks to be a job well done in the end quickly becomes a lump of coal in their stockings when their client takes some offense… Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Kalla and the Abyss
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
With the ability to change the temperature around you and trapped in solitary how does one cope with life? For Kalla it has never been easy with no memory of any life before the prison cell. That is until the Myst, an organization that protects people like her, comes with a message that they plan on busting her out. She begins to learn the price of escape and sacrifice in her small world.
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.
Resolutions: A Science Fiction Short Story Collection
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,450. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Resolutions is a collection of science fiction short stories written by Samuel James Richards. These are stories about ordinary people facing extraordinary situations, narratives which explore questions about the future of technology and humanity. Resolutions is all about the way things end. By the final conclusion, you will have smiled, shuddered, and will take away some food for thought.
Een Oase Van Verhalen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,910. Language: Dutch. Published: December 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
*** Waarschuwing: Dit Is Geen Porno *** Dit boekje bevat 4 niet eerder gepubliceerde SF verhalen. In slechts één verhaal komen expliciete seksscenes voor, maar die zijn strikt functioneel en dus niet leuk.
The Siege
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jared just wants to be a kid; play in the woods, climb trees, build forts... But there are the awful unbidden seizures that rack his body, the strangers who meet in secret with his father, the cache of firearms that fill the basement… …and the bees. When his house is surrounded by ATF agents, Jared doesn’t know whom to trust; his father, the ATF, or the swarms that only he can see. 7600 words.
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.
Hellbender
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,820. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Once people have messed with a man’s DNA, what can he do but become a private eye? And when the gorgeous Elizabeth Savoy glides into his office and blinks her big baby blues, what can PI Mike Heller do but say sure, even though he sees what she is, and knows it's a bad idea? But by the time he suspects Lizzie’s troubles might bring the end of life as he knows it, he’s already in far too deep.
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
Fembot Wars - Fembot One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fembot's popularity has seen them alienate human women. Retaliation is planned but who is really in control as war erupts? The second instalment in the Fembot Wars series.
Night's Plutonian Shore
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A short story by Jack Mangan In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his “talent” and the madman’s intentions to bring down the House of Usher.
Clockwork Portal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
When demon hunter, sorceress and samurai, Raisa falls into a strange, odd version of Victorian England, she finds herself in the domain of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Just being built, and with a demon already amok in the archives, Raisa finds herself with odd allies indeed. Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences.
Fembot Wars - Prelude
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was always going to happen once the technology had developed enough - men would create female robots for their company and prefer them over women. Society reached a compromise, but neither side was happy, and neither side knew where it would take them all. There were some humans who wanted to be rid of all fembots, there were fembots who had a vision, a plan for a world free of humans.
This Peaceful State of War
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,720. 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.
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.
Fearsome Creatures
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2014 by Two Moons Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of four SF short stories which feature monsters. Set in space, on earth, on other planets and at the end of days, encounter strange and fearsome creatures from beyond your imagination - or your nightmares!