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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.
Minimalia Vol. 1
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Series: Minimalia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,100. Language: Italian. Published: December 30, 2014 by Ediciones Baleares. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Minimalia è una collana che raccoglierà scritti che non vi porteranno via che pochi minuti di tempo. Una raccolta di autori noti e meno noti, alcuni del tutto sconosciuti ma non per questo meno capaci. In questo primo volume ospitiamo i lavori di Gordiano Lupi, Marco Giorgini, Luigi Bruno Cristiano e Enrico Miglino Buona lettura
Bridge Builder (Shimmer In The Dark)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nantosuelta left with the Asterean Space Fleet to search for a new world. Her companions rely on her skills to bridge the wormholes of space, but an encounter with an alien ship desecrates the fleet and wipes Nanto’s psychic abilities. Stranded, with starving creatures closing in all around them, Nanto must shed her old ways of thinking to fight a new battle. Survival.
A Christmas to Die for
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Even an assassin must go home for Christmas. Sophia del Morte, skilled spy-for-hire, now faces the most formidable of opponents: family. It is the closing of the year, after all; and the lethal Italian beauty returns to her home village for wine, food, and memories. As this is the del Morte family, Sophia tries to brace herself for awkward talk at the dinner table, and perhaps a touch of intrigu
Zombies Ate My Muslim
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
All he wants is to have a simple life. And that simple life he wants to spend with his celebrity girlfriend, Barbra Streisand. But unbeknownst to him, his darling Barbra has become a Muslim... which isn't a bad thing. Except for the rampaging zombie horde outside his front door who only want to eat Muslims.
A Tick Tock Heart
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,810. Language: Australian English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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Twenty-two award-winning short stories from the 'Stringybark Future Times Award' will propel you into a world beyond 2020. These stories will delight and intrigue you in this anthology of clever tales from Australian and international authors.
Airlock
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A three-man crew is drifting through space when a small meteoroid collides with their ship.
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.
The Little Clockwork Mermaid
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
From the imagination behind the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series comes a steampunk novella inspired by Hans Christian Andersen. The mermaid Lorelei is the youngest daughter of King Triton, but she has always been drawn to the Above world. Though she is revels in the joys of her tail and the underwater world, she has never felt she belongs there.
Therapy Buddha
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Find out why Endeavour, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominated Cat Rambo’s been called one of the strongest storytellers in a generation of speculative fiction writers. Her emotionally rich stories play out against worlds that are evocative, imaginative, and beautifully but economically realized.
Dinosaur Tales: Something In The Jungle
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Series: Dinosaur Tales Short Stories, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mysterious deaths in the jungles of Mexico's Costa Verde lead Chase Armstrong into one of the most challenging adventures of his life.
For Your Safety
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Series: For Your Safety, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,030. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
The war between Machines and Man is over, and Mankind has lost. Now the last free human has been captured to await Processing and learn of Humanity's fate. He'll find that the most frightening words imaginable are, "This is for your own good."
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014
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Series: Mad Scientist Journal. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by DefCon One Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nonhuman religions, clones of classical composers, and the mating habits of socks. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2014 collects three month's worth of essays from the fictional worlds of mad science.
2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide
24 science fiction short stories for the middle grade reader from Hugo and Nebula winning authors as well as newer writers. Girls need to read stories where any number of possible roles are modeled for them. Just as importantly, boys need to read stories where girls are active participants in adventures. And children of all colors and backgrounds need to know the future includes them.
A Pornodroid's Tale
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,970. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A short story, about 3900 words. Jimmy Babe has it all -- he's an interplanetary pop star. He has the adulation of billions, a starship that doubles as a mansion, a pornodroid devoted to his every physical need. But stardom has become a burden to Jimmy, and he's looking for a way out. Perhaps his awakened AI pornodroid can help -- if his record label will let her, that is.
Le Projet Bradbury : intégrale 02
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Series: Projet Bradbury : intégrales, Book 2. Price: $6.20 USD. Words: 70,770. Language: French. Published: March 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Le Projet Bradbury est autant un défi littéraire qu'un hommage : en souvenir du grand auteur américain Ray Bradbury, auteur notamment des Chroniques Martiennes et de Fahrenheit 451 et qui conseillait aux écrivains en herbe d'écrire une nouvelle par semaine pendant un an, Neil Jomunsi s'est lancé le défi de prendre son mentor au mot et de relever le défi.
Fire. Escape.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014 by in potentia press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Grey is having a very bad day. First his illegal stim batch caught fire, then his best friend went down for the count and now the cops are on to them. All he's trying to do is make a couple of euros; why does it have to be so hard? A novella set in the same world as the Andersson Dexter series of SF detective novels.
English Muffin, Devotion on the Side
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In this short story, which originally appeared in online magazine Daily Science Fiction, George leaves copies of himself to his friends and family when he dies. The problem is -- what happens when you're only a copy?
Interzone 256 (Jan-Feb 2015)
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The Jan–Feb issue of Interzone contains new stories by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, T.R. Napper, Pandora Hope, Christien Gholson, Neil Williamson. Cover art is by Martin Hanford. Features includes news, book reviews, film reviews, and comment. Award-winning author Ann Leckie and film/TV concept artist Wayne Haag are interviewed.
Peaches of Immortality
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When his wife dies under mysterious circumstances, Glen is plunged back into a mystery from long ago in high school: a quartet of popular teens who couldn't fail at anything. And with one of them seemingly intent on coaxing him to bed, will he succumb and taste the sweetness of the peaches of immortality?