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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.
The Man Who Made No Mistakes
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Flying Raven Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire. The man who wanders into Father Holder's Las Vegas confessional says he has just such a power. This remarkable tale leads off Scott William Carter's latest short story collection.
All That Glitters
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Series: Tale from the Archives. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013 by ImagineThat! Studios. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Agents Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko, the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will test both agents and their equipment sorely. Tales from the Archives are short stories
A is for Apocalypse
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Twenty-six amazing writers were randomly assigned them a letter of the alphabet and given complete artistic freedom within a theme. The result is A is for Apocalypse. Twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war—the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.
Aurealis #67
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the world's best new speculative fiction. The new year's first edition of Aurealis has a lot of bases covered with wildly different stories by Jennie Rix and Tsana Dolichva, plus an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about French Director Fabrice Gobert’s new zombie/ghost series, The Returned, considered to be one of the most gripping television dramas of recent years. Do not miss this.
Aurealis #68
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014 by Chimaera Publications. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
More of the best speculative fiction from Aurealis. This issue contains fiction, reviews and general information that provides a wealth of entertainment. If you love speculative fiction (and even if you don't) you should get this.
A Brief Moment In Time, A Short Story Collection: Book 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
A Brief Moment In Time is the first in a three book series of short story collections that focuses on that moment when everything changes. It contains nine short stories of one life shattering decision, a moment when everything changes. Contains: An Angel’s Kiss The Goode Student Good Teachings From His Efforts Come Rebirth Into the Woods Brother Eagle/Sister Wolf Arahant A Brief Moment In Time
Frozen Treasure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jack and Jaime Wolfe are down on their luck. After a string of infamous exploits they've hit a dry streak. Penned up on the ice planet Eis whilst repairing their ship, they have hatched a new plot: to smuggle goods off of the nearby world of Fortune disguised as a shipping company and take them to the station Penumbra for resale. What could possibly go wrong?
The War Veteran
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Price: $1.60 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The War Veteran is a 45 page, 11,000 word SHORT STORY. For seventy years, World War II veteran Jack Baker has endured vivid flashbacks to that horrific June day on Omaha Beach. But tonight, the flashback will be terrifyingly different. Tonight it becomes real. Tonight, Jack’s seventy-year-old secret will come back to claim him.
Shadows Beneath: The Writing Excuses Anthology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 162,820. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014 by Dragonsteel Entertainment, LLC. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From the Hugo Award-winning hosts of the Writing Excuses writing advice show comes a collection of all-new stories of the fantastic, with beautiful illustrations and a behind-the-scenes look at each story’s creation. Come for the stories by award-winning authors; stay for the peek behind the creative curtain.
Monsters Win Wars
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,620. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A carnivorous unicorn threatens the safety of a small town. A rebel leader receives help from an unlikely source. A young man finds himself adrift and alone in space. All this and more, in a collection of stories that celebrate the bizarre, comical, and downright dark side of speculative fiction.
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.
The Witch of Titan: A Short Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
In the far-off future, on a distant moon, a woman is put to death for trying to save her people. This story can also be found in the short fiction collection, Nightmares and Premonitions.
From the Indie Side
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,830. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(4.00 from 1 review)
Packed with original short stories ranging from sci-fi to thriller to the supernatural, "From the Indie Side" brings together some of the biggest authors in independent publishing today. Be prepared for a great ride--and don't be surprised if you discover your new favorite author in these pages.
Interzone #253 Jul - Aug 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,910. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
#253, the Jul–Aug 2014 issue of the award winning magazine has D.J. Cockburn’s James White Award winning story, new fiction by James Van Pelt, Andrew Hook, Neil Williamson, E. Catherine Tobler and Caren Gussoff plus Wayne Haag’s cover art. Other features: David Langford’s Ansible Link (news and obits); reviews: Nick Lowe (films); Tony Lee (DVD/Blu-ray); Book Zone: John Joseph Adams interviewed.
Bardic Tales and Sage Advice (Volume V)
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Series: Bardic Tales and Sage Advice, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013 by Bards and Sages Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The fifth installment in the series presents award-winning stories by Craig Comer, Jamie Lackey, David Lawrence, Viktor Kowalski, Viktor James Night, Lynn Veach Sadler, Chad Strong, and George S. Walker. Each installment in the series presents the winners of the annual Bards and Sages writing competition, as well as winners from our annual Readers' Choice Awards program.
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.
Death To Democracy
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,380. Language: Canadian English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Banchixi Media. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After Dirk Beretta, ex- poster boy for the Space Marines, saves the Winterbotham Nachos heiress from a fate worse than death in the Space Weasel kibble factories, a romantic cruise around the galaxy with her looks like a well-earned rest. But Royalist revolutionaries on the Planet Of The Squid have other ideas.
Cruel and Swift Instruments of Nature
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A prehistoric beast wreaks havoc upon the cities of humanity. A man’s promise threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe. A creature from another world kidnaps people for his monstrous art. These are tales of horror and mystery, where worlds end and unholy desires are satisfied. Where dreams are shattered, and nightmares become real.
Unicorn Witch's Cauldron
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,800. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Melanie Newton. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Unicorn Witch’s Cauldron is my answer to questions about the Characters from the Unicorn Witch Stories Of Refuge.