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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.
Reading Glasses: Stories Through an Unpredictable Lens
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
From the publishers of the popular Tall Tales and Short Stories from South Jersey comes a mesmerizing compilation of new short fiction. Suspenseful and mysterious, with a touch of ironic humor, Reading Glasses will transport you to the very edge of reality.
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.
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.
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.
Mnemosyne Anthology
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,510. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2014 by Mnemosyne Anthology. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Mnemosyne Anthology collects ten stories from up-and-coming writers in science-fiction, fantasy and horror. The curated stories encompass a wide range of what the genres have to offer - from cute to horrifying, serious to fluffy, fairytales to zombies - but are united by their solid writing, strong original ideas and overall high quality.
Science Fiction Consortium
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 84,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Science Fiction Consortium is an anthology of short stories from nine authors, including the creator of the Science Fiction Microstory Contest, Jot Russell.
Interzone #254 Sept - Oct 2014
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Series: Interzone Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,350. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Issue 254 of the award winning magazine contains new stories by Nina Allan, Jay O'Connell, S.L. Nickerson, T.R. Napper, Julie C. Day, Sam J. Miller; Wayne Haag’s cover art and colour illustrations from Tara Bush, Richard Wagner and Daniel Bristow-Bailey. The usual features are augmented by the first of Nina Allan’s new regular column: Time Pieces. Book reviews include Nina’s new novel: The Race.
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.
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.
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
Ophelia In My Arms
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 74,480. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
New Science Fiction, New Horror and New Fantasy from prize winning author Mike Jansen, collected into a stunning anthology showing some of the best dark fiction the Netherlands have to offer.
Taurin Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,030. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Taurin Tales is a shared world anthology featuring some of the top names in small press science fiction. The Taurins were created by science fiction writer, editor, and game designer J Alan Erwine. Once he had created them, he invited some of his favorite writers to play in the universe, and further flesh out these new aliens. Thus was born Taurin Tales.
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.
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.
Stargate SG1 + Atlantis - Far Horizons - Book I of the Traveler's Tales
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,960. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
From the early days of “Todd” the Wraith to Teal’c’s first experience of the SGC, from Atlantis’ past and future to good old-fashioned SG-1 adventures, Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis: Far Horizons brings you a wealth of exciting stories from across the Milky Way and Pegasus galaxies. By Jo Graham • Melissa Scott • Peter J. Evans • Amy Griswold Keith R.A. DeCandido • Suzanne Wood • And more...
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.