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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
My Dream
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
They had only recently met, yet the strong connection between them was to ignite a series of events that would change human history. The first humans to travel through time were lovers and prepared to risk all, and each other, for their journey to succeed. When Vesna pressed the button she had no idea what would become of her whilst her lover waited - but neither expected what was to come.
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.
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.
Spaceports & Spidersilk April 2013 issue
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 6,750. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Nomadic Delirium Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Spaceports & Spidersilk specializes in science fiction and fantasy for children of all ages. This issue features works from Marge Simon, Lauren McBride, Guy Belleranti and many more.
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?
The Best of Turtleduck Press
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,900. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by KD Sarge. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A collection of the best short works of Turtleduck Press. Includes a sneak peek at Kit Campbell's upcoming novel, Shards.
Cannabis Alienus 'alien dope'
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Be careful what you smoke. L.D. had always been an unapologetic pot-head, but something has gone wrong and he's fallen off the radar. Eric returns home for what he thinks is going to be a simple intervention, but turns into... something else. "Cannabis alienus ‘alien dope’" is a speculative fiction.
Betwixt Issue 5
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,080. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Betwixt is a quarterly magazine of eclectic speculative fiction. The ebook edition of issue 5 collects all five stories originally published online. Issue 5 includes original fiction by Eric Gregory, Crystal Lynn Hilbert, Sean R. Robinson, Sara Saab, and E. Catherine Tobler.
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.
Abigail's Discovery (A Curiosity Chronicles Short)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
A romantic steampunk short story of masquerades, mystery, and hidden weapons, set in the Curiosity Chronicles world.
Aware
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jenkins’ biggest problem was not the huge hole that had been carved out of the hull of her ore runner by the uncharted chunk of rock in space. Nor was it fighting off the insanity of being alone and stuck in space. Her biggest problem was working with a robot that she hated.
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.
The Flying Lady Diner
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A short story by Debra Gray De Noux and O'Neil De Noux. Set in 1948 – New Orleans private eye Joe Torres, on a wandering son case, pulls out of a rainstorm along US 90 and runs into a silver diner that looks like an oversized Airstream camper with a red and blue neon sign reading: Flying Lady Diner.