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The Cross of Columba
Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012 by ImagineThat! Studios. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
April, 1883 Agent Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish story…
Aurealis #80
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #80 has all new fiction, articles and reviews. Enjoy the quality reading that our readers have come to expect and love.
Aurealis #79
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Now in its 25th year, Aurealis continues to provide new speculative fiction, reviews and much more. This issue features stories by Melanie Rees and Lachlan Huddy, as well as Part 2 of Terry Wood's 'History of the Flying Car', and a new instalment of the Secret History of Australia.
Shadows In Time
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Trips through time and a shadow that writes, this is a twist on a tale that we all know and love.
Aurealis #84
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,440. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis is Australia's premier speculative fiction magazine. Over the years it has published the best new fiction from established and new writers. Each issue is packed with great stories, articles, interviews and reviews.
Aurealis #85
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #85 features Peter Hickman’s “Dreamscribe”, a terse evocative world-creation with complex character motivations in a tightly woven story, and “The Events at Callan Park”, a creepy asylum-set historical tale from Erol Engin which has unnerving implications for today. Reviews include latest releases from Justin Woolley, China Miéville, Brian Catling, Joe Abercrombie and John Birmingham.
Aurealis #86
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the last Aurealis issue for 2015, Australia’s premier fantasy and science fiction magazine goes out with a bang. Looking for some holiday period reading? Check out the Aurealis 2015 speculative fiction recommended reading list. Aurealis #86 features Janet Haigh’s moody and atmospheric “Potkin” and Lachlan Huddy’s comic seafaring science-fantasy “Adrift on the Smoky Sea”.
Aurealis #83
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Aurealis #83 contains the best new speculative fiction from exciting new authors. This issue has fantastic new fiction as well as reviews and articles, stunning artwork and even a bit of light-hearted fun.
Celestial Spheres: Part One: Synapse (short story series)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A young wench tries to better herself in society, but someone or something is out to stop her. Atmospheric, escapist, dark, mysterious, surreal science fiction/fantasy. First part of a space opera series. (This part is ~ 6500 words). Take a Sith like guy. Add Hunger Games feel, Game of Thrones fantasy landscape. Shake vigorously.
The Awake Crew
Price: $1.40 USD. Words: 17,430. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Awake Crewman Tintorrel Sigh suffers serious cabin fever during the harsh twenty-one year crossing to Gamma2. The only relief is his invitation to a sanity games team, which require him to steal a robot from their cryo-hybernating passengers. When the theft is pinned on his much-admired team leader, Tintorrel must decide how far he will go to reinstate the games, which have become prohibited.
Case Study (Five Fingers)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,700. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Joseph Herding wants to know how and why he survived a car accident he was sure killed him. Dr. Sherrod is looking for a window beyond death, hoping to say goodbye to his dead brother. Through a hypnotherapy session, they discover the truth of Joseph’s brush with death—but it’s not what they expect.
The Earth Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short story (under 9,000 words) about a distant future and a lost colony. The planet Beasphor had enjoyed hundreds of years of peace - until the Earth ship arrived.
The Ins and Outs of Intergalactic Diplomacy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes you get lucky with First Contact, sometimes you don't.
North Pole: A Horror Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Macready Air Force Base base in Greenland is hunkering down for one of the worst snow storms in recorded history. But when the base receives a mysterious SOS, Dr. Martin Jules and Sgt. Bill Arthur must brave the arctic winds, and come to face-to-face with horrors of this frozen wasteland.
Argo
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.44 from 16 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.
Aurealis #74
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,500. Language: Australian English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » 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.
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.
Fast Friends - A STARHAWK Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Bounty hunter Jesse Forster stopped in at the bar for a drink and some information. What he got was trouble...and a new partner.
Prayers on the Wind
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
All humanity is at peace under the Treasured King, the physical incarnation of the library that contains all wisdom. But now the peace is threatened by the alien Sang, and humanity’s response is fatally divided— and worse, the Treasured King seems to be going mad. This novelette was nominated for a Nebula Award on its first appearance.
Strangelet, Volume 2, Issue 1
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Year 2 of Strangelet begins! Women Writing Women: Transformations. In this issue, you will walk with horrors, perform heart surgery, and transform into something strange. Featuring an all-female cast of contributors, the stories and poems here focus on women's transformations. This issue also features cover art by Hugo and World Fantasy Award nominated artist Galen Dara.

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